Updated: Apr 3
Welcome to our spring newsletter. Such a lovely time of the year and let's hope it brings us some brighter times and we may actually get to meet up in some shape or form sometime soon. We have a variety of events and activities planned over the next few months, some online and some hopefully face to face later in the year. Firstly a reminder that our next committee meetings takes place on Tuesday 6th April. Our Director's meeting is at 7.00p.m. followed by a General Standing committee meeting at 8.00pm. Due to current government legislation our committee meetings continue to be held via Zoom until further notice. The General Standing committee meeting is open to all members and we welcome anyone wishing to attend. Members will be sent the Zoom invitation for the meeting a few days before.
Spring Competition Share with us your 'Spring' photographs to celebrate this beautiful time of the year. Photographs could be of spring lambs, the garden or floral displays, dog walks and the great outdoors or anything that depicts spring. Entries will be shared and feature on our social media and the website and can be emailed to us at email@example.com
Virtual Talk – Joe Stanley Following the success of our virtual talk with Charlie Beaty back in March we are delighted that Joe Stanley has agreed to talk to us allowing us to hold a second talk in May.
Joe is a Leicestershire arable and beef farmer, writer, social media star and local farming leader. Joe is a trustee of the Henry Plumb Foundation, NFU branch chair for the North West Leicestershire and NFU county Vice Chair for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland. He is a regular columnist for Farmer's Weekly, Farm Business, Farmers' Guardian, Agronomist & Arable Farmer and NFU countryside. Date - Tuesday 11th May Start Time - 7.30 p.m. This event will be open to all and registering will be essential. Click here to register now.
KADAS Member’s BBQ Save the date! We are really hoping we shall be able to hold a BBQ for all members on 8th July. We look forward to welcoming you all and sharing an evening together. The main thing at this stage is to put this date in your diary and all being well this event will be the first of many face to face social events. Further details will be available nearer the time.
Kadas Lockdown Album We are continuing to encourage all members and supporters of the show to post images of what they have been up to during the lockdowns. We have compiled an album for the future, which will be a record of the strange times we are all currently in. You can either post your images on social media using the hashtag #kenilworthshow or email them over to us. A selection of the images will be posted on our social media pages and also on the website where the album will be held. The KADAS lockdown album can be viewed on the website or by clicking the button below.
KADAS Education Following the society's aims of educating, supporting and promoting agriculture we are delighted to be launching a series of educational videos aimed at educating people of all ages, but in particular young people, about British food and farming. The videos will cover topics including lambing, harvest and farm machinery. The collection of videos will be added to as we move from one farming period to the next. We shall begin this series with some spring themed videos looking at lambing time on the farm. Should any members like to get involved and contribute in this project please do get in touch.
KADAS Membership Although all 2020 memberships are being carried forward to 2021 we urge all those who can to renew their membership subscription in support of the society. We have very limited income this year and the income from membership will be invaluable in allowing the society to remain in a good position until things are back to normal and we have some show income coming through. Membership can be renewed via our website, click on the link below.
Volunteering Opportunities The date for our 2022 show is set for Saturday 4th June and we are working hard behind the scenes in preparation. The Kenilworth Show would not be the huge success it is without the help and support of so many volunteers. It takes a great number of people to put the show together. We are so grateful to all those who help and your support is truly valued by the society. If you or someone you know would like to get involved by volunteering to help please do get in touch. There are a range of volunteering opportunities, to suit all interests and skills, for anyone wishing to get involved. Volunteers are needed throughout the year as well as the day of the show. We have a dedicated ‘volunteers’ page on the website now where anyone interested can find out more or register their interest by clicking on the button below.
Farming Community Network Clive Briscoe, Chairman of Warwickshire Farming Community Network (FCN), gave a brief talk at the beginning of our virtual talk back in March. He explained that for anyone currently struggling, whether that be with the business, health, family or the farm, FCN is there for them. They will listen and help find advice and further support. Their call line is open to anyone and further details can be found on their website www.fcn.org.uk
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