Poul Christensen has been re elected as NFYFC President for another term at the National AGM at the weekend and has this to say;
It is a great pleasure as president of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club to represent such a dynamic and active organisation.
Throughout my time as president, my wife and I have had the honour of visiting so many great club and county activities and we are always blown away by the amazing work that is done by volunteers.
Now that the membership year is in full swing, I am sure you are all gearing up for the many competitions that you take part in. NFYFC offers members the opportunity to take part in a varied programme that not only provides the pleasure of taking part but also of succeeding on so many different levels. The skills learned through competitions and many other NFYFC programmes allow members to apply these skills in many other areas of their lives outside of YFC and hence to succeed.
I was recently asked to judge one of the area rounds of Member of the Year. I was so impressed by the knowledge and commitment that each and every one of the finalists demonstrated. It is great to witness the enthusiasm of members, not only for their clubs and counties but also for the organisation as a whole. It is good to know that the future of the organisation is in good hands going forward.
At present, we are all aware of the challenges that lay ahead for NFYFC. It is a difficult time financially but there are many positive steps being taken to ensure the longevity of the organisation. It is good to see so many positive and open discussions regarding the increase of the levy. It is this open discussion and positive manner that will ensure the progression and enhancement of NFYFC going forward.
Thank you for all your hard work over the last number of months. I am proud to represent such a forward thinking and proactive organisation. Best of luck for the coming months.
We wish Poul all the best for the next 12 months.