AGM next on the agenda for South Antrim

South Antrim Group Managers Gyles Dawson and David McClure present members of Crumlin Young Farmers Club with their new hoodies.
South Antrim Group Managers Gyles Dawson and David McClure present members of Crumlin Young Farmers Club with their new hoodies.

It has been a busy winter for UFU members in South Antrim, with a packed programme of events.

In December, members enjoyed a Festive Table Quiz in the Ballymac Hotel. The quiz, popular as ever, attracted a crowd of over 60 locals. Members enjoyed a festive supper and kindly donated £220 to the NI Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

The January meeting had speakers from The British Association for Shooting and Conservation and also from Rural Support. BASC gave members a very informative presentation. Rural Support told members of the services which are available to farmers who are in need of advice and help in times of difficulty. The telephone number for Rural Support is 0845 606 7607.

The next meeting will take place in Antrim Civic Centre on Monday 9th February starting at 8pm. The meeting will commence with AGM; an opportunity for members to be elected to the various committees. A member of the presidential team will be in attendance to conduct the AGM. In addition to this, a representative from YFCU will give members a short presentation on a recent exchange visit to Canada.

South Antrim UFU Group are organising a day trip in March. A bus will be heading for County Armagh. First stop is the Tayto Factory. It is planned to have lunch locally before heading to NC Engineering for a tour of their premises. It is hoped to be home for 5pm. Contact the office to reserve a place on the bus.

First Aid training is also being offered this spring, with two courses running in March and April. If interested in attending a course, contact one of the group managers in Crumlin.

The team in the Crumlin office would like to take this opportunity to encourage as many members as possible to attend our February meeting. Don’t forget our offer of a free body warmer for paying your subscription by Direct Debit. If you have any questions about the upcoming meeting, the trip in March, or any other UFU membership queries, do not hesitate to contact Gyles, Zara or David in the Crumlin office.