Tilburg International Club

Home » Activities » 013 Tour and the Annual General Meeting

013 Tour and the Annual General Meeting

OUR MISSION

tíc is a non-profit association that provides social and educational activities for internationals living in and around Tilburg. Read more About tíc.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

by Anne van Oorschot

26 May 2016. The fun activity connected to this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was a tour of Tilburg’s Pop and Dance Center – 013. We met outside the door of  013 and enjoyed the beautiful weather, chatting while we waited.

Gijs, an employee of 013, was our tour guide and told us a bit about the pop club. Built in 1998, it was the first theater built expressly for pop music and attracts visitors from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and from further afield for some artists and festivals. After the renovations carried out in November 2015, 013 is larger and more leading than ever in the pop and dance scene.

013  is a club, and has an artistic agenda rather than a “for profit” mentality. The artists get the entrance fee charged for their performances, while 013’s income comes from modest subsidies and the sale of drinks at the venue. The recent renovation reduced the number of performance halls from 3 to 2, but both now have a larger capacity.

While they are generally a “standing room only” venue, their spaces are sometimes rented out for events that require seating and it was strange to see their big hall all full of chairs! One of their most popular events is the Roadburn Festival (coming from April 20 – 23, 2017) and then it’s really hopping at 013!!  

It was a fun opportunity to get a good look at all the “nooks and crannies” of this unique venue and fur to take a TIC photo on their main stage. Those with no plans for Saturday evening even got free tickets to an after party at 013 of the gypsy festival.

After our tour, we wandered around the corner to the Studio Tilburg where Patricia was waiting with snacks and drinks. In addition to chatting about what we had just seen and what’s going on in each other’s lives, we had a short meeting with an overview of the past TIC club year. Here are some highlights:

  • Membership is slightly down from 2015, but TIC still supports 73 expats in the area.
  • tíc has members from 22 different nationalities!
  • 1/3 of our (adult) members are employed by Tilburg University.
  • A financial report was given by Emerald, our Treasurer. One highlight worth mentioning is that while our dues revenue is down from last year, thanks to the continued subsidy from the city, we were again able to offer a wide range of events at an affordable cost to our members.
  • Thanks to Patricia’s hard  work in organizing a wide range of fun events in the past year!! A (partial) list includes: 2 excursions, 1 TICkids event, 10 socials, 6 borrels, 1 lecture, and 7 book clubs.
  • Event participation is 22.7% – up slightly from last year.
  • We are partnering more with the city and the Holland Expat Center South in organizing events.
  • Elections were needed for 4 Board positions: President, Secretary/Membership, Event Planner and IT Manager. Yolonda and Anne were re-elected, respectively, to the first 2  positions, with vacancies (due to no candidates) for the latter two. If any members are interested in helping out with some aspect of the 2 vacant positions, their contributions would be very welcome!

 

#tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #013 #poppodium #annualgeneralmeeting #Studio


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Upcoming Events

  • Liberation Day Tour of Tilburg 5 May 2020

See our latest on Instagram!

Good morning all! . We wish everyone of you a great week, we know these are confusing times and we wish we would see each other again but we know the most important hung now is to #staysafe so #stayhome ! . If you ever feel like these days are too much, always remember to give yourself a break and have a coffee or talk to someone! . The idea is to have #physicaldistancing but not #socialdistancing ! Important to know the difference 😊 . . #ditistilburg #tilburg #tilburgismooi #tilburger #tilburginternationalclub #canva
Het is #weekend ! . And even though the ☀️ is shinning, we recommend everyone to follow the government advise: #stayathome 🏡 . But, since staying at home doesn't mean "do nothing" 😆 we share with you this post from @yogacentrumtilburg ! . They have shared a free online 🕉️ class in English! . Did you ever visited them before? They have great lessons and teachers so enjoy this one online and think about joining them after the #lockdown is over! #supporttilburg . For now: enjoy your weekend! ☀️. . #supportlocalbusiness #stayathome #yogaonline #saturday #saturdayexercise
☝🏻☝🏽☝🏿 #Repost @gemeentetilburg • • • • • • Bekijk hier de boodschap van burgemeester Weterings voor alle inwoners van de gemeente Tilburg. Bekijk de video met ondertiteling via IGTV. #gemeentetilburg #tilburg #burgemeesterweterings
#Repost @visit_holland • • • • • • Netherlands UPDATED INFORMATION COVID-19 AND THE NETHERLANDS: Measures in The Netherlands have just been intensified to further minimize spread of COVID-19. As of this evening gatherings of any size are no longer allowed until June 1st, 2020. Everyone is strongly asked to keep a minimum safe distance of 1,5 meters from one another, unless they belong to the same household. Failure to comply can result in a €400 fine. This will lead to further cancellation of events in The Netherlands. Please read here the link in our bio to learn more about Corona (COVID-19): Information for visitors to The Netherlands. Let’s work together to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on The Netherlands! Thank you 🧡

News Archives

%d bloggers like this: