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Newsletter 70

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 Annual General Meeting in the Warm Up Area of the Falkirk Community Stadium on Mon 15/03/2010, 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.

February Fans Forum 
Another successful fans forum was held on 22/02/10 in the Amarillo Bar at the Falkirk Stadium.  There was standing room only as fans welcomed Steven Pressley into the management hotseat.  Steven was at the top table along with his assistant Alex Smith, Managing Director George Craig, Chairman Martin Ritchie and BairnsTrust Board Rep Brian Guthrie.  Fans got the opportunity to ask any question to the management team with questions ranging from tactics, team selection and youth policy to stock selection in the club shop!
 
We are grateful to the management for attending these events to give fans the chance to air their views and ideas.  This is key in building supporter relations and to ensure players, management and fans come together to be part of the Falkirk family.
 
It should be noted that Steven Pressley has since changed which dugout he uses in order to influence the standside linesman after it was suggested at this event! 

BairnsTrust AGM 2010

The BairnsTrust AGM 2010 will now take place on the rearranged date of Monday 19th April 2010, 7.30pm in the warm-up area at the Falkirk Stadium.  All members are encouraged to attend and get involved or simply come along to see what goes on.  Non-members are also welcome but will not have voting rights.

General Knowledge Quiz

BairnsTrust will be hosting our first quiz night of 2010 on Monday 22nd March at 7pm in the Castings Social Club, Etna Road, Falkirk.  This will be a general knowledge quiz and will follow the usual format of £10 per team of four to win a prize of £100.  This is always a fun night where you can find out how much you know, or not!  If you would like to enter, please give your team name to any committee member, at the BairnsTrust stall or e-mail to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk.  Teams can also just turn up on the night but pre-entry is advised.  Get your friends involved and come along, we look forward to seeing you there.

Volunteers Required

BairnsTrust are always on the look-out for keen supporters who are willing to lend a hand.  This could be selling merchandise on the Trust stall an hour before a home match, attending and participating in the monthly meetings on the third Monday of every month or helping to organise a fundraising event.  It doesn't have to be much but any help will be appreciated.  If you are interested, please e-mail bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk with your availability or present yourself to the Trust stall on a matchday.

The stall will be open as usual for the next home league game of the season on Saturday 13th March against St Johnstone. There will be official Falkirk FC merchandise on sale, back stock of old programmes which you may have missed, unique BairnsTrust merchandise not available anywhere else plus the usual team will be on hand to take your queries or questions.

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

easyfundraising Special Offers - March 2010 - Raise Money. Save money.

As well as helping us to raise funds, when you shop through the easyfundraising site you can benefit from EXCLUSIVE special offers that you won’t find anywhere else, helping you save £££’s!

There are many free offers available - too many to list here - so visit the Special Offers page at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/bairnstrust for more details and to find the eVoucher codes.Argos 0.75% Donation
Get FREE Delivery on ALL TVs at Argos. *No eVoucher code required, your discount will be automatically applied in the basket.
OFFER EXPIRES: 16-April-2010

 
Amazon 2.5% Donation
Every Monday Amazon release new 'Deals of The Week'. There are fantastic bargains across a range of departments including: clothing, toys & games,  health & beauty and electronics & computing plus lots more! *Offers are valid until midnight each Sunday. T&C apply. See Amazon website for details.
 
Waterstones 2.5% Donation
Buy One Get One FREE on children's character books at Waterstones. *See Waterstones website for details.
OFFER EXPIRES: 28-March-2010

 
Symantec 7.5% Donation
GET 10% OFF 1 year downloads of Norton AntiVirus 10 and Norton Internet Security 10. eVoucher code required - see easyfundraising site for details.
OFFER EXPIRES: 31-March-2010
 
BT Shop 1.25% Donation
Get FREE Delivery on all BT branded products over £15 from the BT Shop online! *T&C apply. See BT Shop site for details. Offer is subject to availability.

Other News
Although the deadline for voting rights has passed for season 2009/10, membership for this season is still available at only £5 for adults and free for under 16's.  Joining is easy, simply log on to our website HERE for more details or pay a visit to the BairnsTrust stall on the concourse of the main stand any matchday.

Remember you can keep up to date on everything which is happening at other trusts on the Supporters Direct website - It is always interesting to see what is going on and to share ideas


Look forward to seeing you on Monday night

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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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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