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Newsletter 40

This is a special edition of the electronic update of BairnsTrust activities.

If you are reading our newsletter for the first time ... welcome to BairnsTrust as a new member! If you wish to review some of our previous newsletters they can be visited at the following section of the website...Newsletter Lists

The Trust take this opportunity to thank you all for joining for the new season and appreciate all those that made a donation to the contingency fund, too many to mention individually, but very much appreciated. It has been assumed that all under 16s that have joined have done so with full parental/guardian consent.

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly BairnsTrust meeting in the Warm Up Area of the Falkirk Community Stadium on Mon 17/09/07, KO 7.30pm.

There will be a full agenda for discussion, but if you have any concerns you wish to raise, please respond to either bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk or post your query on the message board at our website and we will try to cover on the night.
 
If you are unable to attend, the minutes from the meeting will appear on our website later for your perusal at ... www.bairnstrust.com/BairnsTrust/Minutes/MinutesArchive.htm

The BairnsTrust Application Form for 2007/08 is now available. The Trust hope the PayPal option of joining will be of use to you. As passed at our AGM, the new subscription fee has been set at £5 for all adults and £0 for u-16 concessions only. Thanks to all that have promptly completed the new application form. It can still be found online at our site ... BT MembershipForm.pdf and is also available in WORD format if you know of anybody else keen to join. Paper copies can be completed at our Matchday stall.

Also keen to recruit more Corporate Members. If any Member could recommend a business who would be keen please reply to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk to initiate. Glad to report that the first of last season's five sponsors has already renewed ... JH Kilt Hire Ltd of 13 York Arcade, Grangemouth, Tel. 01324 489196. Catering for all Highland and formal wear and with the run up to Christmas, now is the time to pay a visit. Jim is already a keen sponsor at Falkirk FC and now a regular Trust backer. For more, visit ... www.jhkilthire.com/index.html

BairnsTrust welcome aboard another two new sponsors for the new season, first of all Building Renovation Services Ltd, who are a local company offering the following domestic services at very competitive prices.

 

  • Extensions
  • Conservatories
  • House Alterations and Renovations
  • Garages
  • Porches
  • Patios
  • Paths
  • Walls and Driveways
  • Guttering and Rainwater pipes
  • Roofing, Slating and Leadwork
  • Kitchen Refurbishment
  • Bathroom Refurbishment

If you require further information or a quotation please call us on 01324 887410 or on email by clicking here...

.... and secondly welcome to Beijing Villa who are a very highly recommended licensed Chinese Restaurant based in Merchiston Road Falkirk. "A real taste of Beijing" Recently refurbished, it is very nice inside, not the biggest but superb service. Reasonably priced again. Usually quiet.

There is also a Take away: Fast service, reasonably priced. If you prefer, you can collect within 15 minutes normally 45 mins for delivery but sometimes sooner. More information

 

Why not invest in an advertising banner space on the home page of our website?

If you have still not received your membership card, encourage you to save our postage costs and collect in person at the BairnsTrust stall located on the concourse in the Main Stand at the next home game v Hibernian on Sat 15/09/07.

At last month's Trust meeting the draw for the first batch of "Boardroom Experience" winners was made and the following were selected:

Sat 25/08/07 v St Mirren – Guest of BairnsTrust Chairman.

Sat 15/09/07 v Hibernian – J Smith, Falkirk. Since declined.

Sat 22/09/07 v Motherwell – M Wilson, Stenhousemuir.

Sat 20/10/07 v Kilmarnock – J Toft, Falkirk. Previous winner still to undertake prize.

Reserves – A Ferrie, Falkirk since declined and A Wilson, Carronshore.

Intriguing to note that the Club, having spotted the popularity of the Trust electronic newsletter, have now introduced their own monthly version. Feel free to subscribe to "The Navy Blue" at ... www.falkirkfc.co.uk

One BairnsTrust vacancy that requires to be filled on the Committee is the position of Secretary following the resignation of the previous occupant. If you wish to be co-opted to this office-bearer post, please feel free to attend the next Monthly Meeting on Mon 17/09/07 or make your intentions known by email to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk

Our IT team have access to a wide variety of website stats and intimate that our own website had unprecedented "hits" on the upload of these photos. They can now be viewed in a slideshow presentation at ... www.bairnstrust.com/BairnsTrust/fanpix/actionshots.htm 

Subsequently we have introduced another new feature on the site. If you have any interesting photos, which are Falkirk Football Club related and you would like share with others, then why not send them to us for inclusion on the Fans Pix page. We must ask that no obscene or inappropriate material be submitted as they will not be accepted. Images must not be copyrighted by anyone other than the individual submitting them and permission granted for BairnsTrust to use accordingly. Based on the success of our framed photo of the main stand at the stadium, the Trust may market any photos if enough interest is intimated. Please submit your electronic artwork to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk

Another new area of the Trust website is our own UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football Competition. This replaces our score prediction game that used to appear on our messageboard. First fixture is on Tuesday 18/09/07 so keep watching the messageboard for further details.

Having seen the excellent work of a young FFC fan at ... www.travellingbairn.co.uk/index.htm , the Trust now have a hyperlink on this website to our own site, that we have duly reciprocated.

The resident Falkirk Supporters Sunday Football Team have been performing well recently. Further details can be found at ... www.bairnfica.co.uk

Have you also registered with the new SPL Sponsors website to entitle you to a number of unique competitions and voting opportunities ... www.cbfootball.co.uk 

BairnsTrust still have parcels of programmes, teamsheets, tickets, memorabilia, etc. from the Holland trip that have been appearing on a reputable online auction site and can also be purchased as sets or individually at the Matchday stall on the concourse in the Main Stand at home games. Sets contain :

1) FC Zwolle (Holland). Wed 11/07/2007. Score 1-1.
 
a) Programme – 4 pages. A5. All in Dutch.
b) Team sheet of FC Zwolle team only. A4. All in Dutch.
c) Brochure commemorating the moving from FC Zwolle's old stadium to new ground. A5. All in Dutch.
d) 2006/07 FC Zwolle Team Poster. A3.
e) FC Zwolle branded polythene bag.
Visit their website at ... www.fczwolle.

2) Cambuur Leeuwarden (Holland) on Thu 12/07/07. Falkirk won 1-0. No Programme produced. 1 x unused ticket.

Visit their website at ... www.cambuur.nl

3) KSV Roeselare (Belgium) on Sat 14/07/07. Falkirk won 2-0.

a) Programme – 4 pages. A5. All in Dutch.

b) 1 x unused ticket.

Visit their website at ... www.ksvroeselare.be/index2.htm

Other incomplete sets available/to follow.

Visit our online shop that has a stock list of all our programmes for browsing at ... www.bairnstrust.com/BairnsTrust/shop/sales.htm

Feel free to send a Personal Message to BairnsTrust with your individual requirements and we shall see if we can oblige.

 

The Trust have a stock old Falkirk FC HOME and AWAY programmes from this and previous seasons for sale at £2 each. Also now have some rarely available team sheets and after match stats sheets to compliment these. Visit our stall or online shop at ... www.bairnstrust.com/BairnsTrust/shop/sales.htm

In addition, BairnsTrust have obtained a large quantity of surplus home programmes from the past few seasons from the Club for an excellent, discounted rate. Now collated into “Bargain Bundles”. These bundles proved popular before and it’s anticipated this new stock will disappear as quick.

 

At the recent Alloa Athletic Stirlingshire Cup game, BairnsTrust were able to procure a few of the TWO programmes issued and teamsheets. These will be exceedingly rare as were only available to home fans by donation and only a few copies were printed. The items will be appearing on a reputable auction site soon and at our matchday stall. 

Advance orders to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk will also be taken for both Home and Away Scotland programmes for the upcoming games ...

Wed 12/09/07 - France v Scotland
Sat 13/10/07 - Scotland v Ukraine
Wed 17/10/07 - Georgia v Scotland
Sat 17/11/07 - Scotland v Italy

Falkirk FC has allowed BairnsTrust to become an Official Matchday Programme vendor using our stall on the concourse in the Main Stand at home games as the point of sale. We will cater for those who wish to buy INSIDE the Stadium prematch and in return the Trust will receive the standard “sellers fee”. This is proving a great success so far. We urge Members to purchase their copy from the stall to allow the Club to monitor how successful and necessary this point of sale is.

BairnsTrust quickly signed up to the newly funded anti-bigotry campaign. Click the new logo on our website for a direct link for more details at ... www.kickoutbigotry.org/

You will hear a lot more of this through upcoming media campaigns along with the annual Show Racism the Red Card fortnight of action at the end of October. More details will be revealed at the Trust Monthly Meeting on Mon 17/09/07. As always we seek volunteers from our membership to hand out associated free gifts at the game v Kilmarnock on Sat 20/10/07.

Stocks are being obtained of the rare "1957 Cup Winners Re-union Brochure" from author Michael White. Again to purchase please contact a Committee Member, intimate via our email contact address at bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk or visit our stall or online shop at www.bairnstrust.com/BairnsTrust/shop/sales.htm. If you are eager to purchase we also recommend doing so via the Club's online store at ...

www.falkirkfc.co.uk/webshop/

Finally, if you have any topics or articles you wish to be included in future BairnsTrust Electronic Newsletters, please respond by your preferred contact method below.

 
One such advertisement is from your local Round Table. They are holding a Family Ceilidh, cold buffet and prize draw raffle at the Dobbie Hall, Larbert on Sat 03/11/07, 7pm for 7.30pm – 11.30pm. Ticket price is £15.00 for adults and £3.00 for children. Dress code is smart casual with kilts optional. All Proceeds Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP). Tickets can be bought from members of the Round Table, but as a gesture BairnsTrust will accept confirmed orders by email to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk
Why not visit JH Kilt Hire for your kilt hire! www.jhkilthire.
Look forward to seeing you at the next monthly meeting where there will be a chance to win a prize for attendees!

 

 

Thanks.
Peter Jack, FCCA

BairnsTrust Treasurer

www.bairnstrust.com

Please support the Trust's Corporate Sponsors:

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

Amarillo Bistro Bar / Eleven Restaurant

J H Kilt Hire

BSH Limited

John Mitchell Haulage

Building & Renovation Services

Beijing Villa Chinese Restaurant

 

Links of interest:

The Wheel .net

Pie and Bovril

Bedsearcher

Keepy Uppie King

 

Contact methods:

a) Email to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk

b) Post your query on the message board at our website:

c) Visit the BairnsTrust stall located on the concourse in the Main Stand at home games.

d) Attendance at the monthly BairnsTrust meetings at the Falkirk Community Stadium on the third Monday of the month, KO 7.30pm.