Cappagh YFC reflect on the past and look forward to the future

1965 Omagh Show float: The Reverend Linnegan, R Wasson, A McFarland, E Smyth, D Baxter, J Doherty, Noel Baxter, K Beatttie, B Wasson, J Wasson, H Doherty, C Davidson, C Smyth, L Smyth,  R Fleming, J Smyth.  Float was made by Billy Davidson and Roger Fleming and lorry was owned by Eakin Bros
1965 Omagh Show float: The Reverend Linnegan, R Wasson, A McFarland, E Smyth, D Baxter, J Doherty, Noel Baxter, K Beatttie, B Wasson, J Wasson, H Doherty, C Davidson, C Smyth, L Smyth, R Fleming, J Smyth. Float was made by Billy Davidson and Roger Fleming and lorry was owned by Eakin Bros

On Wednesday, January 25, it was time for Cappagh YFC to look back on the successes of the past year and vote in their new office bearers for the 2017/18 programme.

Outgoing secretary Kerry Rea and leader Adam Wilson gave their reports on the events and successes of the club and its members over the 2016/17 programme.

Past and current members of Cappagh YFC who attended the meeting

Past and current members of Cappagh YFC who attended the meeting

Outgoing treasurer Kyle Arnold also updated the members about the current accounts within the club.

Adam then handed over to county secretary Rebecca Mulligan to get the AGM underway.

The new office bearers and committee were then selected as follows:

Club president: William Wilson

Sarah, Adam, Claire, Craig and Victoria looking through old Cappagh YFC scrapbooks

Sarah, Adam, Claire, Craig and Victoria looking through old Cappagh YFC scrapbooks

Club leader: Alan Fleming

Club secretary: Natalie Burrows

Club treasurer: Matthew Wilson

Club PRO: Hollie Wilson

Current PRO, Natalie Burrows pictured with past secretaries of Cappagh YFC

Current PRO, Natalie Burrows pictured with past secretaries of Cappagh YFC

The new office bearers are looking forward to the incoming year and leading the club throughout their 70th anniversary celebrations.

Many events are currently being planned by the new office bearers including a car treasure hunt, knockout, table quiz and many more.

Outgoing PRO Natalie Burrows said: “On a more personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me as PRO of Cappagh YFC over the past three years. Special thanks to my fellow office bearers, Kerry, Adam and Kyle and my assistant Hollie. Best of luck to everyone in their new roles as we look forward to the future of Cappagh YFC.”

Cappagh YFC are currently preparing for their 70th anniversary dinner in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh, on 11th March 2017.

Cappagh YFCs new office bearers for the 2017/18 YFCU year. Club leader, Alan Fleming, secretary, Natalie Burrows, PRO, Hollie Wilson and treasurer, Matthew Wilson

Cappagh YFCs new office bearers for the 2017/18 YFCU year. Club leader, Alan Fleming, secretary, Natalie Burrows, PRO, Hollie Wilson and treasurer, Matthew Wilson

This promises to be a great night and a trip down memory lane for many.

The club hope to see as many past and current members, supporters and friends coming along to celebrate.

With music by the Country Cousins and guest speaker being the one and only YFCU president Miss Roberta Simmons, it is a night not to be missed.

Tickets are selling fast and are available from any club member. Get yours now to avoid disappointment.

On Sunday 26th February 2017, past and present members of Cappagh YFC met at Dunmullan Orange Hall to take a look back on the past 70 years of Cappagh YFC and get preparations underway for the anniversary dinner.

This was a great chance for current members to meet up with the past members as they shared their experiences as Cappagh YFC members and helped to link names to the old photographs.

1965 Omagh Show float: The Reverend Linnegan, R Wasson, A McFarland, E Smyth, D Baxter, J Doherty, Noel Baxter, K Beatttie, B Wasson, J Wasson, H Doherty, C Davidson, C Smyth, L Smyth,  R Fleming, J Smyth.  Float was made by Billy Davidson and Roger Fleming and lorry was owned by Eakin Bros

1965 Omagh Show float: The Reverend Linnegan, R Wasson, A McFarland, E Smyth, D Baxter, J Doherty, Noel Baxter, K Beatttie, B Wasson, J Wasson, H Doherty, C Davidson, C Smyth, L Smyth, R Fleming, J Smyth. Float was made by Billy Davidson and Roger Fleming and lorry was owned by Eakin Bros

It was great to see so many past and present members in attendance and a great day was had by all.

Tickets, priced at £20, can be purchased from office bearers: Adam Wilson on 07934377693, Kerry Rea on 07517449483 and Natalie Burrows on 07825848302.

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1970 Cappagh intermediates: Audrey Smyth, Pearl Johnston, Carol Davidson, Lilly Johnston, Violet Johnston, Pauline Davidson, Eva Smyth and Frances Anderson

1970 Cappagh intermediates: Audrey Smyth, Pearl Johnston, Carol Davidson, Lilly Johnston, Violet Johnston, Pauline Davidson, Eva Smyth and Frances Anderson

1990 Cappagh YFC presentation of awards: Doreen Dowdalls, best stockjudging, Keith Gilmore, best member under 18, Vivien Beattie, best member over 18, receiving their awards from Mr Tommy Strain

1990 Cappagh YFC presentation of awards: Doreen Dowdalls, best stockjudging, Keith Gilmore, best member under 18, Vivien Beattie, best member over 18, receiving their awards from Mr Tommy Strain

1954 arts festival production: Jm Lynch, Alexander McFarland, Drew Baxter, John Doherty and Audrey Smith

1954 arts festival production: Jm Lynch, Alexander McFarland, Drew Baxter, John Doherty and Audrey Smith

1995 presentation made from Cappagh YFC to Chest Heart and Stroke charity

1995 presentation made from Cappagh YFC to Chest Heart and Stroke charity