DESPITE A difficult year for SAYFC Clubs across Scotland, winners of 'Club of the Year 2020', East Kilbride, have been working hard to ensure their members stay engaged.

When restrictions eased in early summer, East Kilbride were quick to get members involved in activities, hosting a car treasure hunt, which was followed a few weeks later with a clay pigeon shoot.

One of the major goals set by the Club at the start of the year was for every member of the Club to try out something new in the year ahead, and despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, they managed to achieve this goal.

“Our panel night through ‘Zoom’ which we had as a business based career night received great feedback from not only our members but also our four different speakers," said chairman Joe Cameron. "They were all from very different industries and many of our members were inspired hearing their business journeys!

"We have been fortunate that our members have carried on supporting the Club, being interested and keen to take part in our virtual events. However, we are all now at the stage where we are just itching to see each other!”

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East Kilbride YFC packed a van full of donations to their local foodbank this November

Current secretary, Anne Craig, added: “Our second new event was a Pumpkin carving competition, originally planned as an outdoor event but due to restrictions we ended up having it as a virtual event but it was still very well attended by all our members.”

The Club also ran an open quiz night and most recently a Christmas cocktail making night. A great way to get together (virtually) before Christmas, when they would usually be spending night upon night together.

The Lanarkshire based lot are looking forward to celebrating their 'Club of the Year' win once restrictions allow and hope to continue working towards their various goals in 2021.