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Newsletter 60

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 20th April 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.

AGM - Monday 20th April 2009, 7.30pm, Falkirk Stadium

The BairnsTrust Annual General Meeting takes place this Monday night (20th April 2009) with a start time of 7.30pm.  All members should have received their AGM documents by post, including your membership card if you had not collected it from the stall.  With a long season coming to an end with many talking points for discussion, it is sure to be an interesting and informative evening.  Topics will include season ticket prices for all parts of the stadium next season and proposals to form a new sub committee made up of supporters group representatives and bus conveners.

Whether you are a regular to the monthly meetings or have never been before, please try and make an effort to go as a large attendance would be appreciated.  If members are unable to attend, please feel free to intimate your apologies to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk.  AGM paperwork including the Independent Examination Accounts are available for download and viewing at  www.bairnstrust.com.

BairnsTrust Elections
The election race is coming to an end as the two candidates campaign for your votes to be appointed to the position of Alternate Falkirk FC Board Representative 2009/10.  The two candidates are Thomas Paterson and Sandy Monfries and voting papers should have been received along with the AGM documentation.  Time is running out so make your voice heard and choose who you want to represent you at boardroom level.  Deadlines for votes are Friday 17th April by post but forms can also be handed in up until 7pm on the night of the AGM.  The results will then be announced at the meeting.  Good luck to both candidates!

Fans Forum 17/03/2009, Park Hotel
The fans forum took place on Tuesday 17th March 2009 in the Park Hotel, Falkirk.  A big thank you to Falkirk FC Chairman - Campbell Christie, Managing Director - George Craig, First Team Manager - John Hughes and his assistant Brian Rice who all attended the evening.

 
All fans had the opportunity to put any questions they wanted to the top table and all received satisfactory answers.  Even fans who could not make it had their voice heard with a number of questions coming from viewers watching live on Falkirk TV.
 
Also, following the aftermath of the Kilmarnock defeat last Saturday, a letter has been sent to the Falkirk FC Board of Directors on behalf of the majority of supporters.  This can be viewed HERE.

BairnsTrust Stall Expanding!
Apologies to members expecting to see a new BairnsTrust stall on the south side of the main stand concourse at the Inverness game last month.  Unfortunately this has been delayed due to circumstances outwith our control but should be operational for the Hearts game (18/04/09).  This will stock official Falkirk FC merchandise as well as matchday programmes and will handle all BairnsTrust related activities.  Any volunteers willing to help out on a matchday, please make yourself known at the original BairnsTrust stall from 2pm onwards or get in touch via your preferred contact method.  We are also an agent for the new Falkirk Lottery and slips are available from the matchday stall(s) and in the Amarillo bar.

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! New in stock is the programme from the recent Scotland u21 v Albania u21 match at the Falkirk Stadium.

You can also still browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise online HERE

WIN! A Year of Nights In With Your Favourite Movie Stars!

Staying in is the new going out and with the latest competition from easyfundraising, you could enjoy a whole year of nights in with your favourite movie stars!

Whenever you support us with easyfundraising this April, you'll be entered into a free prize draw to win unlimited DVD rentals for a year from LOVEFiLM. This fantastic prize is LOVEFiLM's top rental package and enables you to rent up to 3 DVDs or games at a time and enjoy them at home for as long as you want.

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 LOVEFiLM Retail.
  • You'll get a massive THREE entries when you sign up for LOVEFiLM's FREE 14 day trial!
  • 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.
 
  FREE FUNDS! - You can earn a huge £8 for us when you sign up for LOVEFiLM's FREE 14 day trial!  
 


Other News
After two successful years, BairnsTrust has been informed that there will no longer be a supporters representative present at away games due to difficulties experienced on the latest trip to Inverness.  This had proved a vital service to act as a liason between police and fans and on more than one occasion had prevented Falkirk fans being thrown out of an away ground.  Falkirk FC are currently reviewing this position and BairnsTrust will keep you updated with any developments.

 


Two Falkirk FC Supporters' football teams had successful race nights on the same evening.  FCBraes04 and Bairnfica both had successful nights and more information can be viewed on their respective websites here - www.braesbairns.co.uk/ and www.bairnfica.co.uk/ 

 

The Trust's Trinidad Members have highlighted some news on the activities of one R Latapy. Read all about it here

 

The success of Trust Corporate Sponsor's Perfection Hair & Beauty recently opened premises is blossoming.  Your Trust Membership card allows you a discount and along with their loyalty scheme you can get the best and cheapest haircut in Falkirk!

 


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 on Monday night where there will be a chance to win a prize for attendees!

Thanks,
BairnsTrust Committee

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J H Kilt Hire

Building & Renovation Services

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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The Barbers Pole

 

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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 one of the BairnsTrust stalls 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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