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The aim of the Top Club Award is to gauge the overall running of the club and we are looking for the best all-round club which best represents what a Rural Youth Club should be.

It should be advertised to each club throughout the year as there is a $500 prize that is up for grabs for the State Winner. The Top Club award is presented at the AGM Dinner; there is also a certificate to be awarded to each Regional Winner at AGM.

You will also need to organise judges to undertake the judging of this competition.

Points to consider are

  • The level of involvement of members with their club - not just with social aspect.
  • Involvement with other clubs
  • Community activities
  • Statewide activities
  • How consistent is the club with all aspects of Rural Youth Aims.

A proforma is supplied to each club by the Competitions Director to bring uniformity into the reports and all pages (numbered) should be included (in numerical order), with the report.

Top Club should include a Presidents Report. Handwritten entries will not be discounted, although the neatness of their presentation, plus additional material – eg photos, articles, club newsletters, is still to be a consideration.

Smaller clubs will not be disadvantaged with percentage marks to be given in vital areas.

Membership growth is only a minor consideration, if the remaining members are motivated, participating in lots of functions, have good attendance at other club and state functions and appear to be well balanced in their activities then they will not be discounted.