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Newsletter 59

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 March 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.

Fans Forum 17/03/2009, Park Hotel
A date has been set for the rearranged fans forum where supporters can ask questions of the current Falkirk FC management team.

This will be Tuesday 17th March 6.45pm for 7.00pm start at the Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk.

BairnsTrust acted quickly in conjunction with the Club to bring this opportunity for fans to ask questions of the current management team.  However, the evening first chosen had to be postponed because of a last minute call off by FFC personnel. The night will take the form of a question-time style with questions being written and submitted before the forum begins.

Due to a capacity of 320, entry will be by ticket only which will be available on a first come first serve basis.  Tickets for the original date are still valid and all remaining tickets are available from the Falkirk Stadium Ticket Office now.

Any fans unable to obtain a ticket please e-mail questions to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk or post them on the messageboard.

There will be a raffle on the night to win a number of Falkirk FC prizes and The Falkirk Herald have been invited along with Central FM and Falkirk TV

BairnsTrust Elections
The two candidates for the position of Alternate Falkirk FC Board Representative 2009/10 have been finalised.  They are Thomas Paterson and Sandy Monfries and both will be present at a hustings evening taking place immediately before the March monthly meeting (16/03/09).  This will begin at 7.30pm so come along and the two candidates will be happy to take any questions you have.  Voting papers will be sent out after this and the winner announced at the AGM in April.
 
A reminder that the BairnsTrust AGM takes place next month on Monday 20th April 2009 at 7.30pm. 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.

BairnsTrust Stall Expanding!

Following successful consultation with Falkirk FC, BairnsTrust will be providing a second stall on the south side of the main stand concourse.  This will hopefully be in place for the next home game vs Inverness (21/03/09) and will stock official Falkirk FC merchandise as well as matchday programmes and all BairnsTrust related activities.  Any volunteers willing to help out on a matchday, please make yourself known at the BairnsTrust stall from 2pm onwards or get in touch via your preferred contact method.

A large selection of programmes are available at the BairnsTrust stalls 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-mailing bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk!

Do you require a copy of the Holland v Scotland programme on Sat 28/03/09? BairnsTrust will be represented at the game and advance orders are being taken up to Thu 26/03/09. Please email your requirements to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk

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

Fans Questions

BairnsTrust were in attendance at a specially arranged meeting with representatives from key supporters groups recently.  The purpose of this was to discuss next seasons ticket prices and seating arragements.  There were many ideas shared and the Club are currently working on packages to offer fans for next season based on the views they have obtained from fans.

BairnsTrust are still keen to here your views on this.  Please send any thoughts or ideas to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk.  There is also a small poll set up on our messageboard as an additional way for you to register your views. 

BairnsTrust Corporate Sponsors now offer the following for Barbers Pole and Perfection. Wish to make known that will give £1.00 off every haircut or colour for Bairnstrust members when membership card is shown. Danni at Perfection will also give £1.00 off all beauty treatments to Bairnstrust members when membership card is shown. They will also be running a loyalty scheme for Gents.

Click here to visit the brand new Perfection Website!

Easyfundraising March Update

Relax and unwind this March with easyfundraising's latest free prize draw. You could win a luxurious Top to Toe Pamper Day for Two from Prezzybox (RRP £165) simply by supporting us when you shop online.
 
This fantastic prize includes a full body massage, deluxe facial, manicure and pedicure as well as full access to health club facilities for the day.
 
Until March 31st 2009, simply log on to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/bairnstrust  and make a purchase with any of the 600+ retailers listed on the site to be entered into the draw to win this great prize.  
 
How to Enter:
- You'll get one entry for every purchase you make. So if you make 20 purchases, you'll get 20 chances to win!

-Plus, you'll get you TWO entries when make any purchase with competition sponsor Prezzybox.

-You can earn more chances to win just by telling your friends about easyfundraising. There's one extra entry for every friend you refer - tell 10 friends and you'll get 10 extra entries! Log in to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/bairnstrust and visit the Refer a Friend page for more details

- If you haven't yet registered with easyfundraising to help support us, sign up right now at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/bairnstrust  and you'll receive one entry into the draw. 

Other News
Representatives of supporters' groups from a cross-section of UEFA's 53 member associations, from Israel and Slovakia to Scotland and Norway, will take part in the forum, where they will be presented with a report compiled by the UK-based body, Supporters Direct. The study, which was commissioned by UEFA, looks at the feasibility of recreating Supporters Direct's highly-successful setup on a pan-European scale, to advise fans on how they can become involved in the running of their clubs.

The Falkirk Supporters Association are holding their annual player of the year awards night at the Masonic Hall in Lint Riggs, Falkirk on Saturday 21st March, 7.30pm till late.  Tickets are £5.

FC Braes 04 are holding a Race Night on Saturday  04/04/09 at Fuscos, Redding Road, Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk, FK2 0DP.  Tickets are now on sale from the team priced at £5.  Includes buffet and disco! More info here

Bairnfica Race Night on Saturday 04/04/09 at The Plough Hotel in Stenhousemuir.  Tickets are priced at £3 and are available from the Graeme Hotel or by contacting the club at their e-mail address www.bairnfica.co.uk


Broadcast Professionals are happy to film any special occasion - weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, retirals,Christenings, school shows, plays, musicals, any special occasion or any big day. 
Also happy to make bespoke DVDs to mark special occasions - just give them details and pictures of the person you want to honour, and their favourite music, and they can provide a special gift that will last forever.

Find out more at Broadcast Professionals



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.

Thanks,
BairnsTrust Committee

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J W Bennie Kitchens & Bathrooms
 
Perfection Hair & Beauty

Beijing Villa Chinese Restaurant

Land-Drill

John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

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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.


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