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Newsletter 57

BairnsTrust Monthly Newsletter... For Falkirk Bairns Everywhere!
 
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 HERE.
 
You are cordially invited to attend the Monthly Meeting in the Warm Up Area of the Falkirk Community Stadium on Monday 16th February 2009, 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 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 HERE.

Happy New Year
The BairnsTrust Committee would like to wish members and their families a very happy new year and hopefully 2009 will be a great year for everyone!

BairnsTrust Stall

A large selection of programmes are available at the BairnsTrust stall on match days and orders can also be placed for all Falkirk FC away games for a small handling fee.  Stocks are limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment or pre-order yours now by e-mail

BairnsTrust has recently acquired the Club's large selection of programmes from the past few seasons.  The initial idea is that these will be sorted into bundles and given away as part of a goody bag to local school children and young fans attending future Falkirk home games.

The matchday stall is also now fully stocked with official Falkirk FC merchandise.  With the closing of the Kirk Wynd shop on 31st January, this is the perfect location to purchase FFC goods.  Please pay a visit to see our collection.

You can also still browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise online HERE.

BairnsTrust AGM - Monday 20th April 2009
The BairnsTrust AGM timeline has now been finalised and is as follows:
 
  • Monday 19th January 2009 – Monthly Meeting and BairnsTrust AGM documentation posted out.
  • Monday 16th February 2009 – Nominations and 250 word election address by 7pm to Independent Adjudicator for BairnsTrust Fans Representative Associate Director.
  • Monday 23rd February 2009 – No Trust Meeting. Hustings Night if more than one candidate for BairnsTrust Fans Representative Associate Director.
  • Monday 16th March 2009 – Monthly Meeting and Ballot papers to be sent out for all Trust Committee positions open along with any constitutional amendments received.
  • Monday 20th April 2009 – BairnsTrust Annual General Meeting including Independent Examination.

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Many Nations, One Bairn
The Many Nations, One Bairn campaign had a successful launch at the St Mirren game on 06/12/08.   This event saw more than 200 local ethnic minorities attending including Poles, Lithuanians and Trinidadians. Our volunteers at Show Racism The Red Card were also back to help. Everyone involved was given a complimentary ticket to attend the game and goody bags were handed out.  There was also a large flag display before the match.  Many positive comments were received after the game and as a result one Kenyan family are considering season tickets for next season.
 
This is just the beginning of many events planned in conjunction with BairnsTrust as we continue to show that Falkirk FC and BairnsTrust are committed to the local community. 

Please keep an eye on www.bairnstrust.com for details of future events.
 
Other News
BairnsTrust are still seeking a Secretary. This Board Committee position can be undertaken by anyone, not necessarily in employment or even a Falkirk FC supporter and will receive full assistance from fellow Committee Members.
 
Any member who has not picked up their 2008/09 BairnsTrust Membership card from our matchday stall will receive it by post along with their AGM documentation. 
 
A big thank you goes to Falkirk FC director Martin Ritchie who kindly donated a number of his personal programmes and memorabilia to the Trust for fundraising purposes.  This gesture is greatly appreciated and the items will be put to good use in the future.
 
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.
 
Look forward to seeing you at the next monthly meeting where there will be a chance to win a prize for attendees!

Thanks,
BairnsTrust Committee

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Please support the Trust's Corporate Sponsors:

J H Kilt Hire

Building & Renovation Services

Beijing Villa Chinese Restaurant

Land-Drill

John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

Falkirk Signs & Print

The Barbers Pole

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Links of interest:

Red Card Scotland

Kick Out Bigotry

Travelling Bairn

BairnsOnline

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.