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Open Position, Treasurer

vacant-chairInterested in becoming more actively involved in the #TilburgInternationalClub ? This is your chance! We are currently looking for a new Treasurer.

The Treasurer is a member of the TIC Board of Directors, and as such, is required to attend board meetings and present at the Annual General Meeting. This is a voluntary position and the board works closely together to provide support for all club functions, as needed.

As Treasurer, you would be a member of TIC’s Board taking care of the club’s financial matters, helping steer the direction of TIC’s events and activities, and of course, having a lot of fun while contributing  to Tilburg’s international community.

Treasurer

Responsibilities

  • Track funds received and spent for every club activity
  • Invoice and report on membership dues collected
  • Maintain accurate financial records throughout the club year
  • Pay bills and reimbursements promptly
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Coordinate the club audit at the end of every year

Requirements

  • Ability to attend board meetings once every 4 – 6 weeks
  • Maintain event budget, expenses and payments
  • Present summary of club finances at the AGM
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Google Drive
  • Have fun!

Interested? Send us a note!

April TIC President’s message

Spring is the air! Everywhere you look, terraces are full, flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. TIC’s agenda has also been full with lots of fun activities like football matches, borrels (happy hour) and cultural  theatre performances. As everyone sheds their winter coats and looks forward to the warmer weather, your TIC board is busy planning lots of things for you to enjoy. We have some outdoor activities coming up that will get you out into the sunshine and enjoying spring. Activities like touring a cheese farm, biking to the Schrobbeler factory and a borrel at the outdoor event Hap Stap. So let’s shed the winter blues together and enjoy getting outside!

The board is working hard to provide you with diverse activities in the hope that everyone can find something on the agenda to enjoy. If you would like to volunteer your services, we are currently looking to fill the position of Treasurer. Contact any board member for more information. We would love to have you!

Warm regards,
Yolonda

Visit to Kaasboederij Leyedaeler (Cheese Farm)

Articles written, translated and photographed by TICKids!
Dutch version by Filipek Cizek

English version by Baruska Cizek
Photographs by Varunka Cizek

8 April 2017.  We went to a cheese farm for a tour. First, we could drink something: tea, coffee, raw milk from the cows or lemonade. While we were drinking, the farmer told us something about the farm and the cows: how many there are, how much milk he gets from them, when they are outside and when they are inside and how the cheese is made.

After this, we went outside to see the calves. There were three small calves in the “camping” for calves that are only one month (or less) old. Behind the “camping” were bigger calves. Then we went a little further to see the big cows. There were about 50 cows. Again, the farmer told us something about the cows and he showed us the leader of the cows: It was the only cow that had horns. There also were two cows that were fighting.

When the farmer was done explaining, we went back to the farm house and there we went upstairs to take a look at the cowshed. It was almost empty, because most of the cows were outside. The farmer said that the cows could freely walk around in the cowshed.

When we looked through another window, we could see a place where the cows get milked.

After taking a look in the cowshed, we went to see the last part of the farm: the part where the cheese is made. We could see the salt bath, the shelves where cheese ripens and a large barrel in which is milk when the cheese is made. We could also taste some cheese. There was also a shop on the farm where we could buy cheese and while the adults stayed in the shop, the children could go and milk a wooden cow which was fun. This was the last thing we did and then we went home.

It was a great day for everyone and I learnt a lot about the cows. The cheese we could taste was really good so we bought some to eat it at home.

Willem II – PEC Zwolle match review

by Isabel Oriol

The sun was shining bright in Tilburg last Sunday, great weather to watch the game; a splendid start of the day for TIC members. We sat in the front row, ready to cheer for Willem II.

The sun wasn’t the only shining thing that day, Tilburg beat Pec Zwolle with 2 – 0. Willem II was clearly the better team. After 25 minutes, we were already treated with the first goal scored by Erik Falkenburg. Not too long after, Willem II had a great chance when Obbi Oulare headed the ball towards the goal. Unfortunately, the ball was kept out of the goal by Zwolle’s defender – Ouasim Bouy – and didn’t count, according to the referee. From our perspective, the ball clearly went over the line of the goal and we loudly made that known!

In the second part of the game, Willem II was missing the focus they had in the first half. About 60 minutes into the game, Zwolle gathered their strength and started playing better resulting in some great chances. Luckily, Willem II goalie, Kostas Lamprou, was in good form and had some fantastic saves. In the extra time, Willem II managed to score their second goal after a counter-attack.

We really enjoyed the game and are looking forward to the next one!

Book Review of Angels, by Dennis Johnson

review by Tanya Ahern

Johnson’s critically acclaimed first novel is a travel misadventure that follows Jamie and her two children as they are relentlessly slammed from city to city across America. Jamie initially flees her trailer in Oakland to escape an abusive husband and heads east on a Greyhound bus toward the comfort of her sister-in-law’s home. On the way, she encounters a cast of unsavory characters and addicts and is pulled into their lifestyle. She meets a small-time crook named Bill on the bus and after a tumultuous courtship in Chicago, they travel together to to Phoenix where his family lives. There is unfortunately no oasis for them in the desert town and their dire situation escalates into a whirlwind of death and madness.

While the book had excellent reviews, it was universally panned by the Book Club who found the subject matter overwhelming and grim. There were also concerns about the motivation of the characters and the sensationalism of each increasingly bad decision. A few readers found some value in Johnson’s prose and vivid writing style but it was not enough to overcome its plot and character development deficiencies.

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