Milestone for Young Farmers club

One of the country's oldest Young Farmers clubs is about to celebrate a milestone, and the search is on to track down former members.

Nightcaps Young Farmers, which was established in 1953, will hold its 500th meeting next month.

Club member Justin Oostveen said it's a major achievement.

"That's 65 years of helping hundreds of young people make life-long friends," he said.

To mark the occasion, a special meeting and dinner is being held at the Nightcaps Town Hall on February 9th with all current and former members, and general supporters of the club, invited.

"We've been trawling through old meeting minutes to find the names of people who've been part of the club's executive over the years," said Mr Oostveen.

Justin Oostveen is keen to hear from  former members who have lost touch.
Justin Oostveen is keen to hear from former members who have lost touch. Photo credit: Supplied

However, it's proving a challenge.

"Some people have moved out of the district, others have got married, so their last name has changed."

Justin Oostveen contract milks 720 cows at Wreys Bush and has been a member of Nightcaps Young Farmers for almost five years.

The Nightcaps Town Hall has seating capacity for about 230 people and organisers are hoping for a strong turnout.

"We want former members who have lost touch and haven't seen each other for years to come along for a good catch up."

Anyone with club memorabilia can contact  while tickets for the dinner are available through