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Posted on Dec 10, 2015

This Thursday, December 10 sees the AGM of the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania s newest club, King Island Rural Youth.

After months of hard work behind the scenes, the club will this week be unveiled at the King Island Club, 8 Nether by Road, Currie from 6pm. It is expected that more than twenty new members will be signed up over the evening for the 2016 year.

Josh Taylor, of King Island has been the main player in the establishment of the club after identifying the large benefits that having a Rural Youth club could bring to the King Island community, both young and old. He this week spoke of the Island's dedication to the new clubs establishment, "The community of King Island have been an amazing support of this endeavour and it s those same supporters who will make King Island Rural Youth succeed and thrive

State President of the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania, Prue Dennis says exciting times are ahead
for Rural Youth, "Rural Youth couldn't be more excited with the prospect of broadening our club horizons and
we look forward to working with those on the island and helping build the community".

Rural Youth's North West Region President, Jake Williams and former Agfest Chairman, Amanda Bayles will both travel to King Island to help with AGM proceedings and to welcome new members to the organisation.

It is hoped that the establishment of the club will help to reduce current travel barriers and that members of Rural Youth will be able to access discounted travel expenses in both directions, increasing productivity on the Island.

New members of King Island Rural Youth will soon have access to arguably the Tasmania s best Youth prosperity organisation. They will join members of 16 other active clubs across the state, that all work to deliver one of the country's best field days, Agfest, each May. Members have the chance to travel the world through the Rural Youth Study Tour Program or learn new skills through the vast training program offered to members. Members also have the chance to compete in the Young Farmer of the Year competition, having access to a prize pool of over $15,000.

Rural Youth is an organisation open to any person from any background aged 15-30. For more information on Rural Youth, visit www.ruralyouth.com.au

For more information on the King Island Rural Youth AGM being held this Thursday, contact Josh Taylor on 0419 987 791, or the Rural Youth  Office on 6331 6154.