CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE - SWALE BRANCH

COVERING FAVERSHAM, SITTINGBOURNE AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES PLUS THE ISLE OF SHEPPEY

Name: Alexander Earl
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Phone: 07921 928958 (m)

CAMRA, the CAMpaign for Real Ale, is extremely proud of its hugely diverse membership. Around 80,000 individuals of all ages, backgrounds and both sexes enjoy their CAMRA membership. With over 6% of the total national membership being aged between 18 - 30 years old, it was felt that a section of this website should be dedicated to show the activities of this thriving group of Young CAMRA Members.

This page is here to help you find out more about CAMRAs Young Members. You'll find out about the Young Members Task Group (YMG), CAMRA Affiliated Membership, how you can get in touch with your local Branch Young Members' Contact (BYMC), what social events Young Members will be attending and how you can get involved.

What is the Young Members Task Group (YMG) and what do they do?

The YMG was formed to campaign on issues that affect Young CAMRA Members and to promote and encourage the drinking of Real Ale among young people (in this context "young" means the 18 - 30 age group). We also encourage Young Members and young people to join in with the numerous social activities that are organised nationwide as well as getting Young Members to become more involved in CAMRA at local, regional and national levels.

The YMG has a committee, which is made up of younger members. The Young Members Group Committee (YMGC) have a responsibility to reflect the interests of all Young Members.

We hold four YMGC meetings a year where we discuss issues that matter to Young CAMRA Members. Our YMGC meetings always have a set agenda and a level of business we have to get through on matters that affect Young CAMRA Members. These meetings are usually carried out much more quickly than most other CAMRA meetings because we try to keep our meetings lively and interesting and we have a deadline of 4pm. There is then a pub crawl which starts at 4.30pm which is organised by the local Young Members. All young members can attend the meeting or pub crawl. Young non-members may also join the pub crawl.

Have you ever thought of joining CAMRA?

If the Answer is 'no', then why not?
Do you think its boring and made up of old men with beards and beer- bellies who wear bobble hats, anoraks, woolly jumpers, shorts and sandals?

If you're already an active Young Member within your Branch, you could consider standing for the role of BYMC in your local Branch. The East Midlands Region already has 7 Branches with a BYMC, contact your Branch Chairman or Branch Committee if you'd like to stand.

Young Members Social Events

Details of pub-crawls, working socials and other social events that are organised by and for Young CAMRA Members, can be found on the 'Diary Page' in the Young Members Section of the CAMRA web-site. Just contact the person organising the event and then turn up - it really is that easy!

The BYMCs in the Kent Region are:

Name: Paul Whitehead
Post: Bexley BYMC

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Notes: Paul Whitehead has no E-mail access. His Branch Committee will forward items sent to the E-mail address above to Paul on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Name: Alexander Earl
Post: Swale BYMC
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Phone: 07921 928958 (m)

Contact details of all BYMCs, RYPMCs and members of the YMGC can be downloaded from the Young Members Section of the CAMRA web-site.

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With suggestions and input from Young Members and young people, we hope this page will grow into a more informative and exciting part of the website.

* Want more information on any of the issues covered in this Young Members page?

* Have ideas for subjects you would like to see on this page

* Want to get involved but you're too shy?

Please contact:

The Young Members Group (YMG) Committee
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