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Newsletter 71

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 19th April 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.

BairnsTrust AGM 2010

As stated above, the BairnsTrust AGM 2010 will take place on 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 more than welcome but will not have voting rights.  The agenda for the night will follow:

1) Chairperson's opening remarks

2) Ratification of previous (AGM) minutes

3) Matters arising from previous (AGM) minutes

4) Chairperson's annual report

5) Secretary's annual report

6) Treasurer's annual report

7) Fans Director's annual report

8) Social Convenor's annual report

9) Election of Office Bearers/Committee members

10) Election of fans representative to the board of Falkirk FC

11) Constitutional amendments

12) Open Forum

13) Any other business

14) Date of next (AGM) meeting

Minutes of last year's Annual General Meeting are available for viewing on our website HERE.

General Knowledge Quiz

BairnsTrust hosted our first quiz night of 2010 on Monday 22nd March in the Castings Club.  A good turnout helped to make the evening a success once again.  Congratulations go to the ShireTrust team who were the eventual winners after a tense tie-break round of questions!  These events help to add to the BairnsTrust coffers and a big thank you is due to the Castings Club for hosting the event and providing the sandwiches, as well as to everyone who donated raffle prizes and to our very own committee member Quizmaster - David Mackintosh.

Goodie Bag Give-away - Help Needed

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 with your availability or present yourself to the Trust stall on a matchday.

For the final home matches after the split, it is hoped to have a children's goodie bag give-away of old programme stock/videos etc, as has been done in previous years.  It is intended that this will cover all three home stands, so extra help will be needed.  As always, there are two stalls on the main stand concourse which have 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.

Shop Online and Raise Money for BairnsTrust
Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for BairnsTrust!  If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, iTunes, eBay or HMV, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!
So how does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to Easyfundraising for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself. 
How much can you raise?
Spend £100 with M&S online and you raise £5 for us. £100 spent with Amazon raises £2.50, £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on.  There's over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.
Save money too!
easyfundraising is FREE to use plus you'll get access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so not only will you be helping us, you’ll be saving money yourself.

Sign up to Easyfundraising and start making a difference...simply by shopping.

Other News
Falkirk FC are offering fans the great deal of 3 tickets for the price of 2 for the remaining home games of this season - A potential saving of £20!!  This offer is valid until 12pm on the day of the Hamilton game.  An offer not to be missed.

Look forward to seeing you on Monday night

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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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