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RMFU announces new Senior Youth Council

DENVER, COLO.—Three young people have been elected to serve as Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s (RMFU) 2003-04 Senior Youth Advisory Council. The three were elected by their peers, June 25, during RMFU’s Senior Youth Camp in Bailey, Colo.

The Senior Youth Advisory Council represents the concerns and viewpoint of youth as RMFU annually develops its organizational policy. Council members assist at RMFU events and activities, speak on behalf of the RMFU youth, plan youth education programs and provide leadership at RMFU’s youth camps and other events. The year of service enables Council members to develop their leadership, public speaking and personal organizational skills.

“The 2003-04 Senior Youth Advisory Council is comprised of three outstanding young people. RMFU will benefit from their input, and I expect to see a lot of personal growth as the Council members learn more about agricultural policy and how to be an effective leader,” said Amy Meyer, RMFU Education Director.

Re-elected to the 2003-04 Council is Jessica Brophy, Eckley, Colo. She is a 2003 graduate of Yuma High School, where she was a member of Drama Club and Future Business Leaders of America. She also has been active in RMFU county activities, the speech contest, convention and recipient of a 2003 RMFU Scholarship. She will attend Benedictine College, Atchinson, Kan., this fall.

Elected to the Council for the first time are Sarah Pickett, Orchard, Colo., and Margaret Mailander, Holyoke, Colo. Pickett is a graduate of Weldon Valley High School and will attend Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. She has been active in Future Business Leaders of America, student council, choir and the National Honor Society.

Mailander will be a senior this fall at Holyoke High School. She is involved in Family Career and Community Leaders, and a member of both the Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society. She has attended RMFU camps for the past seven years and also has participated in RMFU conventions and speech contests.

For more information on RMFU’s camping program and other youth development opportunities, please contact Meyer at 303-283-3550.

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