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Newsletter 82

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 18th July 2011, 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.

FFC Board Restructure

Falkirk FC has announced radical changes to the day-to-day running of the football club.  New director Andy Thomson will chair a management committee made up of supporters with relevant skills and experience.  Volunteers are sought who can contribute to the future direction of the Club.  This will report to the main Board and will not affect the Trust’s current positions on the Board.

Similar to the Club, BairnsTrust are currently searching for new talent to come forward and help out.  We would like to hear from any supporters who have some spare time to give to aid the running of BairnsTrust, particularly for match day activities but any help is welcome including, but not limited to, accounting, administration, fundraising, and IT.  E-mail bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk to indicate your interest.  Any offers of help or ideas will be gratefully received and given due consideration.

BairnsTrust raises £5000… with more to follow

BairnsTrust organised a cash collection at the recent home game against Partick Thistle.  This was set up at the request of fans and managed to raise an excellent amount of £761.77.  Fans should be reassured that this money will not be a simple donation.  In keeping with the aims of BairnsTrust, this money will be used to buy shares in Falkirk FC, providing vital funds for the running of the Club and increasing fans ownership and representation at the Club we all love.

In addition, BairnsTrust has already given £2000 as a donation to the Falkirk Academy in the last month.  There is still an outstanding sum of around £1000 from calendar sales which will also be donated to the Academy in the next month.
   
Surplus bank balance of around £1,500 will be used to buy shares in the next few weeks as we continue to support the Club and also keep the interests of fans at the forefront of discussions.

THANK YOU!

The BairnsTrust committee would like to thank all the members and volunteers who have contributed in any way this season.  Your support is appreciated and many of BairnsTrust’s activities simply couldn’t happen without your input.  THANK YOU!!

Look out early next month for a special end of season review and summary of everything we have been involved in this season.

Irn Bru Tops!

At the start of the season, league sponsors Irn Bru launched a campaign to see which team could collect the most Irn Bru bottle tops before May 7th.  Thanks to the great effort put in by Falkirk fans, we finished in second place behind Greenock Morton and have secured £7,000 for youth development.  For more details on the campaign visit the website

BairnsTrust Merchandise

Even though the BairnsTrust stalls have closed for the summer, there are many items still for sale online. You can browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise HERE.

Other News

Following feedback at a previous meeting, it was decided that the DRAFT minutes would be attached to the newsletter for perusal by members before being ratified at the next meeting.  This will allow members exclusive access to this document before being published on the website.  If you have any comments about this new procedure, please contact bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk

The Brockville Spirit supporters group are holding a sportsmans dinner in aid of the Falkirk Academy on Saturday 28th May 2011, 7pm at the Inchyra Grange Hotel.  Tickets are £50 per person.  Speakers include Tam Cowan and John Rowbotham.  Please e-mail bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested in attending or for more details.

A new websitewas launched last season giving post match interviews and reports from all of Falkirk's games.  Listen In

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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