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.
- 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
- 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!
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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.|
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.