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President’s Summer Send-off – July 2019

I’m sitting with my laptop outside enjoying this beautiful Dutch weather (no – I’m not kidding!) and reflecting on what an amazing club season we enjoyed.

We started with our best ever attended Welcome to Tilburg event to commemorate tíc’s 10th anniversary and finished up with another tícnic where everyone left full of good food and drink ready to start the summer!

And, in between those two fantastic events, we squeezed in borrels, sporting events, arts and crafts, walks, games and a whole lot more. One new addition to our agenda, was a charity walk to help refugees. It was a wonderful way for us to give back to those who aren’t as fortunate and, as a result, the board has decided to look for ways to raise money for a different charity every year. We haven’t made our final selection yet, so if you have ideas or causes that you feel passionate about, let us know. As your club continues to grow and flourish, so does the need to give back to those who could use a helping hand.

We are quite fortunate to enjoy the expat life and freely explore all that the world has to offer! I hope you take some pleasant memories of this past club season along with you as you embark on your summer adventures and I look forward to welcoming you all back in September!!

Wishing you sunny days,

Yolonda

Open volunteer position, Secretary/Membership

Interested in becoming more actively involved in the #tilburginternationalclub? This is your chance! We  currently have an open position for Secretary/Membership.

tilburg international club is a “vereniging” and is required to have a Board of Directors to steer activities of the club. Several board positions are essential to running the club including the position of Secretary. Anne van Oorschot just stepped down from the role after 4 years in the position (maximum years allowed according to our club constitution). So, we have an open spot and would very much appreciate some help in this area. (more…)

Open Position, Events Team member

The #TilburgInternationalClub is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join 2 other Event Team members in organizing, planning and hosting club events.

Responsibilities

  • Search for and propose ideas for cultural, educational and/or social events that fit the interests of tíc membership
  • Organize facilities and manage event details
  • Socialize with members to ensure a fun member experience
  • Proactively handle any issues on the event day
  • Provide feedback/critique Event Team leader

Requirements

  • Maintain event registrations
  • Respond to email enrolments
  • Some knowledge of Google Drive and Sheets
  • Ability to attend planned events
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Have fun!

Interested? Send us a note!

#tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #expatclub #eventsteam #volunteer

President’s message – May 2019

Spring is in the air! As the flowers begin to bloom and daylight stays with us into the evening hours, everyone just seems to be in better spirits. Although the club year will soon be coming to a close, there are still lots of things on the calendar to enjoy.

Your Events Team has done an outstanding job in their first season of bringing new, exciting things to the club calendar. And coming up, we have the ever-popular Pub Quiz to accompany our AGM, a gathering at the Tilburg Hap Stap Festival at the Interpolis, our annual tícnic, plus a sponsorship walking event, Nacht van de Vluchtelingen, to help refugees.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at an event soon to hear about you upcoming plans for the summer.  So, let’s get some fresh air and have some club fun together before the lazy days of summer arrive!!

Cheers,
Yolonda

 

#Expatlife #Tilburg #Internationalclub #newsletter #Presidentsmessage

Open volunteer position, Secretary/Membership

Interested in becoming more actively involved in the #tilburginternationalclub? This is your chance! We  currently have an open position for  Secretary/Membership.

tilburg international club is a “vereniging” and is required to have a Board of Directors to steer activities of the club. Several board positions are essential to running the club including the position of Secretary. Anne van Oorschot just stepped down from the role after 4 years in the position (maximum years allowed according to our club constitution). So, we have an open spot and would very much appreciate some help in this area.

As Secretary/Membership, you would be a member of tíc’s Board of Directors recording board meetings and decisions, assisting with Membership enrolment and inquiries, helping steer the direction of tíc’s activities, and of course, having a lot of fun while contributing to Tilburg’s international community. This is a voluntary position and all board members work closely together to provide support for all club functions, as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to attend board meetings once every 4 – 6 weeks
  • Record and distribute Board meeting minutes to board members within 1 week of last meeting
  • Maintain new and existing membership records
  • Responding to membership inquiries from online media sources
  • Preparing agenda and distributing proxy ballots for Annual General Meeting ( 1 x year)
  • Present summary of membership at the Annual General Meeting (1 x year)
  • Preferably have a knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Drive
  • Have fun!!

We really do need your help, so if you are interested in chatting further about this position, please let us know!

#Tilburg #Expatlife #BoardofDirectors #volunteer #Secretary

Open volunteer position, Secretary/Membership

imagesInterested in becoming more actively involved in the #tilburginternationalclub? This is your chance! We  currently have an open position for  Secretary/Membership.

tilburg international club is a “vereniging” and is required to have a Board of Directors to steer activities of the club. Several board positions are essential to running the club including the position of Secretary. Anne van Oorschot just stepped down from the role after 4 years in the position (maximum years allowed according to our club constitution). So, we have an open spot and would very much appreciate some help in this area.

As Secretary/Membership, you would be a member of tíc’s Board of Directors recording board meetings and decisions, assisting with Membership enrolment and inquiries, helping steer the direction of tíc’s activities, and of course, having a lot of fun while contributing to Tilburg’s international community. This is a voluntary position and all board members work closely together to provide support for all club functions, as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to attend board meetings once every 4 – 6 weeks
  • Record and distribute Board meeting minutes to board members within 1 week of last meeting
  • Maintain new and existing membership records
  • Responding to membership inquiries from online media sources
  • Preparing agenda and distributing proxy ballots for Annual General Meeting ( 1 x year)
  • Present summary of membership at the Annual General Meeting (1 x year)
  • Preferably have a knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Drive
  • Have fun!!

We really do need your help, so if you are interested in chatting further about this position, please let us know!

#Tilburg #Expatlife #BoardofDirectors #volunteer #Secretary

Meet the board: Estela – Treasurer

Estela Highet

I moved to the Netherlands in April 2017. I’m originally from a small town near Santiago in Chili which, compared to any other city here, is not that small! I grew up my whole life in the same place, going for holidays to the same place as well until I felt I wanted and needed to see the world. That’s when I decided to go and study some of my university course in Canada, as an exchange student for a semester. I met amazing people from everywhere around the world and made good friends, but I also met an incredible Dutch man who is the reason why I’m currently living in Tilburg.

I studied business administration as my university degree and I did a master’s in economics in the same university, after finishing my studies in Canada. Since then, I’m always thinking about my next destination and even how difficult it can be to say good bye to your loved ones, living in a different culture is a tremendous opportunity that I think I’m experiencing at 100%.

I worked as a housekeeper at Mercure Hotel in Tilburg at the beginning of my life in Tilburg until I got a job at Rhenus where I’m currently working! I’ve met great colleagues, but I still believe that Tilburg International Club gave me the best friends I could have asked for while living here. I’ve met people of all ages but all with one thing in common: being an international in the Netherlands. Who else more than us knows how it is to live abroad? I’m not only happy about the fact that I discovered (well, my partner did) this club, but also, thankful and glad that I can also contribute to it!

 

#tilburginternationalclub #boardofdirectors #treasurer #expatlife

Open volunteer position, Secretary/Membership

vacant-chairInterested in becoming more actively involved in the #tilburginternationalclub? This is your chance! We  currently have an open position for  Secretary/Membership.

tilburg international club is a “vereniging” and is required to have a Board of Directors to steer activities of the club. Several board positions are essential to running the club including the position of Secretary. Anne van Oorschot just stepped down from the role after 4 years in the position (maximum years allowed according to our club constitution). So, we have an open spot and would very much appreciate some help in this area.

As Secretary/Membership, you would be a member of tíc’s Board of Directors recording board meetings and decisions, assisting with Membership enrolment and inquiries, helping steer the direction of tíc’s activities, and of course, having a lot of fun while contributing to Tilburg’s international community. This is a voluntary position and all board members work closely together to provide support for all club functions, as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to attend board meetings once every 4 – 6 weeks
  • Record and distribute Board meeting minutes to board members within 1 week of last meeting
  • Maintain new and existing membership records
  • Responding to membership inquiries from online media sources
  • Preparing agenda and distributing proxy ballots for Annual General Meeting ( 1 x year)
  • Present summary of membership at the Annual General Meeting (1 x year)
  • Preferably have a knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Drive
  • Have fun!!

We really do need your help, so if you are interested in chatting further about this position, please let us know!

#Tilburg #Expatlife #BoardofDirectors #volunteer #Secretary

President’s Holiday Greeting 2018

Yolonda van Riel

As I look out my office window and watch the rain continue to fall, I am searching for ideas to write in my next message. It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close. This past year was one of both joy and sadness (as are most years!) but as an expat so far away from home, losing a parent makes you acutely aware of just how far removed we are from our former life.

It is also, however, an opportunity to take stock of the wonderful treasures life as an expat has to offer. One of my “treasures” is being a member of the tic family. Our club has a special place in my heart and, in some respects, is my family abroad. With all the different nationalities, ages and personalities within tic, every event becomes a new experience and the possibility to make yet another friend.

Your events team is already planning for the second half of the club season and I am excited to see what they have in store for us in 2019. Whether you spend the holiday season here with your expat family or travel home to be with loved ones, I wish you and yours all the best with the hope that you make joyous memories to last a lifetime.

Happy Holidays!

Meet the board: Jessica – Event Team

For 3 years I’ve been living in Tilburg after moving from the US for…you guessed it—Love. My husband (Jasper Willem) and I met in the US at a wedding of a mutual friend.

Since I am an English teacher it was easy for me to make the move without giving up my career. Upon moving, I didn’t know anyone outside his family, so I went straight to google find expat events and clubs. Thank goodness I found tic! Some great friendships and experiences have come out of my involvement with tic. And now, I’ve put down my roots in Tilburg by buying a house and welcoming our new baby, Eleanor.

This year, I hope to give back to the organization that has meant so much to me by volunteering as an event planner. I’m looking forward to getting to know our new members!!

 

#tilburginternationalclub #boardofdirectors #eventteam #expatlife

Open volunteer position, Secretary/Membership

vacant-chairInterested in becoming more actively involved in the #tilburginternationalclub? This is your chance! We  currently have an open position for  Secretary/Membership.

tilburg international club is a “vereniging” and is required to have a Board of Directors to steer activities of the club. Several board positions are essential to running the club including the position of Secretary. Anne van Oorschot just stepped down from the role after 4 years in the position (maximum years allowed according to our club constitution). So, we have an open spot and would very much appreciate some help in this area.

As Secretary/Membership, you would be a member of tíc’s Board of Directors recording board meetings and decisions, assisting with Membership enrolment and inquiries, helping steer the direction of tíc’s activities, and of course, having a lot of fun while contributing to Tilburg’s international community. This is a voluntary position and all board members work closely together to provide support for all club functions, as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to attend board meetings once every 4 – 6 weeks
  • Record and distribute Board meeting minutes to board members within 1 week of last meeting
  • Maintain new and existing membership records
  • Responding to membership inquiries from online media sources
  • Preparing agenda and distributing proxy ballots for Annual General Meeting ( 1 x year)
  • Present summary of membership at the Annual General Meeting (1 x year)
  • Preferably have a knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Drive
  • Have fun!!

We really do need your help, so if you are interested in chatting further about this position, please let us know!

#Tilburg #Expatlife #BoardofDirectors #volunteer #Secretary

President’s message – Oct 2018

The leaves are changing color, everyone is back at work or school and tic’s 10th  Anniversary season is well underway. Even after a hugely successful welcome event, where we welcomed and entertained over 100 people, there was no time off for your board to relax. We quickly jumped in to the club season with a brewery tour, book club, movie night and a Thursday evening borrel.

The newly formed events team has breathed new life into our planning sessions and have come up with some creative ideas to keep your social calendar full. From fall picnics and ghost tours, to board game afternoons and attending live sporting events, there is definitely something that will appeal to your own idea of fun. This group is doing an outstanding job and we are so pleased to have them on the board. It won’t be long until we release the planned events for the second half of the season so be sure check out the website and follow us on social media to keep up with the busy schedule and join in on the fun! I look forward to seeing many of you at a tic event soon!

Yolonda

We need your EVENT IDEAS!

Every year, the TIC Board works hard to plan activities and events that are fun, inspirational and educational for its membership. We strive to create experiences that encourage our members to form social networks while getting to better know the city and country in which they live.

This year we will soon be introducing our “Event Team”. By utilizing a small team, we hope to bring you more exciting and diverse events for you to enjoy.

We are still in the planning stages of our 2018 – 2019 club year and our new event team wants to hear your fantastic ideas!

Do you know of fun outings that would be perfect for our club members?  Do you know of some awesome activities that every club member should experience? Do you believe there is a way that our club can give back to the local community by volunteering? We want to hear from you!

Please take one moment to fill in the form below, we would love to hear from you!!

#tilburg #expatlife #International #club #events

We need your EVENT IDEAS!

Every year, the TIC Board works hard to plan activities and events that are fun, inspirational and educational for its membership. We strive to create experiences that encourage our members to form social networks while getting to better know the city and country in which they live.

This year we will soon be introducing our “Event Team”. By utilizing a small team, we hope to bring you more exciting and diverse events for you to enjoy.

Our new event team needs your ideas for a fantastic 2018 – 2019 club year!

Do you have some great ideas that would be perfect for our club members?  Do you know of some awesome activities that every club member should experience? Do you believe there is a way that our club can give back to the local community? We want to hear from you!

Please take one moment to fill in the form below, we would love to hear from you!!

#tilburg #expatlife #International #club

President’s message – June 2018

What a whirlwind of activity and changes we had during this club season! We visited museums, went on city tours, attended a real German Christmas market and had a wonderful art presentation! Those were only some of the fun things we enjoyed next to our regular events like borrels, book club and movie night!

There were also some significant board changes this year. An Event Team (led by Jessica Lipe-Swart together with Molly Johnson and Anne-Lise Artaud) was added to help alleviate some of the workload as well as offer even more diverse activities.

Estela Highet Garcia will be replacing Betty Wangsawidjaja as Treasurer. Anne van Oorschot, founder of the club and who currently holds the position of board secretary, is also stepping down from the board. Melissa Donders was voted in unanimously during our AGM as our new club secretary. I want to personally thank Anne and Betty for all they have done for the club. They started out as my fellow club and board members but I’m happy that true friendships have developed along the way. Also, I want to welcome our new board members and wish them lots of success and fun in their new positions!

TIC is also celebrating its ten-year club anniversary this year and preparation has already begun for a celebration to coincide with our annual Welcome Event coming up after the summer break. It is indeed busy but exciting times for your club. So … wherever your travels may take you this summer, I wish you warm, sunny weather but most of all wonderful, memorable moments with family and friends!

Happy Summer!

Yolonda

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