Sutton on the Forest YCA

YCA LogoWHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO ???

The Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association are a friendly group of women who meet at the Grey Village Hall in Sutton on the Forest on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm.
Currently we have a growing membership of 50 members.

Outing to see Stamford Bridge Tapestries. Picture shows a group of ladies from the YCA in front of the tapestries.

Outing to see Stamford Bridge Tapestries

We endeavour to further friendship, inform, and provide mutual support to women living in the village and surrounding areas.
New members of all age groups are always welcome.

We are very proud of our annual programme of speakers, and frequent outings.

 

Canadian Memorial Service 2016Once a month we have a coffee morning where approximately 20 members enjoy delicious homemade scones, jam and cream !!!!   We have an on-going commitment to fund raising and we donate to village amenities as well as to local charitable causes.

Huby and Sutton Show 2023. Picture shows ladies from the YCA in the craft tent, four seated at a table and two members stood behind.

Huby and Sutton Show 2023

 

We organise the huge marquee for the Home Produce and Crafts Section of the Huby and Sutton Show and in May in the Village Hall we undertake the catering for the annual Canadians’ Memorial Service and the Open Gardens Weekend which is held every other year. If we say so ourselves people come from far and wide for the delicious homemade cakes alone !!!!

 

Yorkshire Day Outing to Tenants in Leyburn. Picture shows members of the YCA sat around a table having afternoon tea.

Yorkshire Day Outing to Tenants in Leyburn

We aim to have a club which is truly for the members, and encourage their input to let their voices be heard.

Our programme for 2024 is –

 

 

 

DATE EVENT
January 24th Annual Lunch – The George Hotel, Easingwold 1pm
February 7th Burlesque – A History and Demonstration (Net Watmough)
March 6th Towton Battlefields (Chris Berendt)
April 3rd The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (Andy Wilson) York Cancer Research
May 1st ‘The outside in’ – living with better plants (Alice Maynard)
June 5th Bella di Notte (Susan Johnson)
July 3rd Trip to Richmond
August 1st Afternoon Tea in the village hall (members only)
September 4th Beekeeping (Anthony Day)
October 2nd An illustrated walk around York’s Walls (Karen Adams)
November 6th Journey of a local textile artist (Justine Warner)
December 4th ‘Butterflies’ chocolates (Claire Bingham)
Wetherby 2022. Picture shows four ladies from the YCA stood outside n the sunshine with a hanging basket of flowers behind them.

Wetherby 2022

 

If you are interested in finding out more about us, please don’t hesitate to contact Irene Martin (Secretary) – tel: (01904) 801510; email: renamartin@homecall.co.ukPerhaps you would like to come along as a visitor to ‘give it a try’ – you would be very welcome.

 

YCA members at the Rose & Crown coffee morning

Coffee morning at the Rose & Crown 2022

Summer Outing to Sledmere House

Jane and Alison on the Summer Outing to Sledmere House

Outing to Shibden Hall and Piece Hall 2022. Picture shows the ladies of the YCA grouped in front of the coach.

Outing to Shibden Hall and Piece Hall 2022

Huby and Sutton Show 2023. Picture shows two ladies from the YCA in front of the flower entries in the craft tent.

Huby and Sutton Show 2023

Coffee Morning in the Church Rooms 2023. Picture shows ladies seated around a long table in the church rooms having coffee.

Coffee Morning in the Church Rooms 2023