Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Competition: Photo of the Year!

Do you want to earn the rank of best YPA photographer and be the first recipient of the PYPA "Photo of the Year" Trophy?

Well here is how you can, simply submit your best photos from any PYPA (or joint) event to the committee either by Facebook, Twitter or Email between January 1st 2013 until 1st December 2013. The committee will pick the best five photo's of the year and give the PYPA the chance to pick their favorite. The winner will be presented with the trophy at 2013 AGM.

 The small print,

  • Photo entry's can only be accepted by PYPA members. For a photo to be considered the owner must still be a member of the association
  • Committee members are allowed to enter and vote.
  • In the event of a tie the committee will make the deciding vote. If this again is tied the president will make the final decision.
  • The committee's and president have the final word on any dealings with the competition.
  • The Trophy remains the property of the PYPA. The winner will hand over to the subsequent winner on the following AGM. If the winner leaves the association the trophy must be returned to a member of the committee.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Notice: Social Media

Yes the PYPA as joined the Social Media revolution with both a Facebook page and a Twitter Account, pick your choice or if your rocket keen follow both!

Of course we will always have our website. What we need from you is photo's, do you have pictures from recent events, if so sent them in and see the best put up online.

If you have ideas for events or want to see something more from your PYPA please let us know.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Event: Go Karting

It may have taken a while to finally organise but I can say it was worth the wait! We had a good turnout of 11 racers who were ready to compete for podium position. The racers first completed their practise qualifying laps and then it was on to the race.bIt was a tense and exhilarating race with Ben and David fighting for first place! However from a devious undertaking maneuver from Ben sent both himself and David into the barrier on the second to last lap! And from out of nowhere Chris raced into the lead to won the race!

So congratulations for our podium winners:

  1. Chris 
  2. Ben 
  3. David

And everyone else who took part!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

EGM: Constitution Changes

After recent discussions with HR it was suggested that we align our YPA year with that of the rest of the company and finance.

This would give the following benefits;

  • New graduates would have more chance to get involved with the YPA before having to apply for positions
  • Just one joint fund and PYPA fund payment for each year, rather that half of two payments.
  • Christmas party will be organized by an experience committee.
The drawbacks;

  • The current committee will run up to January
  • Two Christmas party will be paid for out of one fund payment
The motion was passed with a majority vote of the association and this will mean the next AGM will occur in December for a new committee to take over in January 2014.

Thanks for everyone who to the time to attend.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Event: A Good Day to Die Hard

As you know, Detective Lieutenant John McClane is off to Russia in the latest documentary in the factual Die Hard series documenting the life and times of a typical police officer in the United States.

The YPA kindly organised a showing of the documentary in Vue Cinema at Gunwarf Quays

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Event: Gosport Winterfest

The Gosport WinterFest it's XX1st year and had a great atmosphere and plenty of great beers and ciders - There were over 80 real ales plus ciders and perries. Members of the YPA went in strong with one aim, to try as many tasty drinks as possible!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Event: Rancho Steak House

A brave and slightly crazy bunch of YPA members decided to embark on one of Portsmouth greatest food challenges. The unlimited BBC ribs at Rancho Steak House.  Nearly all members were defeated on the first place, but one member member came out on top, finishing just under two plates.  Congratulations to Nick and better luck next time everyone.