THE FuW’s Caernarfonshire county executive officer Gwynedd Watkin and his office team have retained the union’s owen Slaymaker Award, given annually to the county branch that has best promoted the interests of members and the FuW. mr Slaymaker was the FuW’s Carmarthenshire county secretary from 1970-90 and county executive officer from 1990-91. the award in his memory recognises the county executive officer who uses every opportunity to effectively raise the union’s profile through organised events, functions and meetings. Speaking about the most recent achievements, FuW president Glyn roberts said: “Gwynedd Watkin and the Caernarfon office staff have organised six farm based farmhouse breakfasts in the county raising over £7,300 for charity. “Approximately £4,500 was donated to the president’s charity – British Heart Foundation Cymru – with the balance being donated to local charities. “indeed, it was this county which originally launched these hugely successful farm based breakfasts.
“I congratulate Gwynedd and his team on all his achievements and effort – the award is well deserved.” the county also attended Dyffryn ogwen Show, llanrwst Show, Nefyn Show, Caernarfon Show, also attending the ras ‘redig. in addition the FuW Caernarfon branch were present at Gwledd Conwy Feast and for the first time during 2015 attended Gwyl Fwyd Caernarfon. the county further held an annual dinner at Nefyn and, at their AGm, arranged a panel of speakers comprising of Alan Jones, Chief Executive of Hufenfa De Arfon, Dai Davies, Chairman of Hybu Cig Cymru and Bryn Edmunds of HSBC Bank. recognition on efforts made to recruit new members was extended to FuW Carmarthenshire county executive officer David Waters and his team. “this award is extremely important as it is awarded to the county which has attracted the most number of new members during the calendar year 2015. “i am delighted to advise council that we continue to attract a good number of new members and this, clearly, is extremely important for our future,” said Glyn roberts.