How soon this camping year is flying by, we have held our Yorkshire Region Meet at Carlton Towers and what a great weekend it was, Huddersfield DA gave us a weekend to remember, the weather was kind to us so all the outdoor entertainment managed to squeeze between the odd shower. On Saturday morning we were on standby for a PR visit from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance this was an added bonus for the youngsters camping, after they watched the landing they were allowed inside to look around and fire questions at the crew, Yorkshire Region its DA's and Sections have raised thousands of pounds for this worthy charity over the past few years and we were assured a small amount of PR work like this is budgeted for each year. Our invited guest was the Club Chairman Albert Walker he presented the Clubs Certificate of Honour to Gerry Hawtin for his hard work within Leeds DA and the Youth Section, and Phil Richardson was presented the Clubs Certificate of Honour for his exceptional work on electrics and power systems to our Region meets and many of the Club NFOL’s, both of these recipients are very worthy of this prestigious award. The awards didn't end there; a youth member Liam Statham from YDA attained Yorkshire Region young achiever award and entry to the top three for the winner to be announced at the National Youth Rally, well done to all. A big thank you to Leslie Cobb the chair of Huddersfield DA and the committee for all their hard work making this a memorable event.
Yorkshire RYLO's John and Jill and the youth leaders have just had a very busy weekend hosting the National Youth Rally at Aughton, the weather has been very hot, and plenty of sun cream and water was needed. The sports took place on Saturday, and the Austin Trophy on Sunday, Yorkshire did really well, runners up Football, winner’s netball, volleyball and the big event, The Austin Trophy is back with Yorkshire again, very well done to all. At the closing ceremony Albert Walker the Club Chairman presented the medals and Trophy's, also the Young Achiever Award, and guess what Liam has brought home the Young Achiever Award excellent!
Both John and I were invited to this Rally and what a privilege it has been to watch the sportsmanship and social skills amongst the youth, it has been a fantastic weekend. Many thanks to John, Jill and all involved for their dedication and hard work.
We are now into the holiday season and just a reminder we have lots of Temporary holiday sites for you to enjoy, please remember these are run by members who give up valuable time to enable members the enjoyment of affordable camping in many locations. I'm sure you will agree with me our THS stewards are special people many thanks to them all.
Enjoy your holidays
Yorkshire Region Chairman