How to Donate
Visit the tíc team page to see who is participating on our team, how close we are to reaching our team goal and how you can get donate.
Go to the tíc team page for the Nacht van de Vluchteling and click on Donate now (the yellow “Donate now” button) to support the charity.
tíc thanks you for your encouragement and support and for doing your part to help get emergency aid to refugees!
This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Night of the Refugee. With more than 7,000 participants spread over 10 cities throughout the country, it’s expected to be another memorable occasion. Where will the tic team be? In and around Rotterdam!
Together with the help of thousands of people, the charity aims to raise the biggest amount possible in order to provide more emergency aid to refugees and internally displaced people. This aid is badly needed with more than 68.5 million people on the run from war and violence.
By participating and while being sponsored, you too can help refugees in need. The more money you raise, the more emergency aid comes available for them.
About the Event
Participants walk a set route together at night in order to momentarily identify with the plight of refugees who flee danger at home on foot. (Of course, the charity provides amenities along the routes so it’s not as harrowing as the actual refugee experience). While those who walk the route are expressing their solidarity with refugees, they are also encouraging people to donate to the charity to provide emergency aid for refugees.
Are you interested in joining the tíc team for the walk? Contact us!
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13 Apr 2019. Right before noon on Saturday we gathered near the Spoorzone in Tilburg in the hip-looking studio Sooss, which many of us had been hoping to get a reason for to visit. Amazingly, everybody was on time, and after some review of yoga histories, we moved to the cozy classroom on the second floor, just big enough to host the eight of us. We settled on our own matts, or the ones provided by the venue, and sat down to enjoy the daylight and view coming into the room from the big windows covering one side of the room. The atmosphere was tuned by the relaxing music playing during the class, accompanied by the sounds of the city and the ongoing Roadburn festival outside. Cross-legged, we began with breathing exercises.
The class represented the “hatha” style, which is one of the broadest and most allowing style descriptions for the physical practice of yoga. In our case, it described a gentle flow between stretching positions, with a couple of sun salutations and balancing poses in between. So what is specially “detox” about it? “Detox yoga contains relatively high amount of twists, which massage the liver and kidney”, our teacher Mihaela Anohina explained. We were literally squeezing the toxins out of our bodies, or at least concentrating our minds on it. Folding into, and out of, various asanas may have required more effort for the beginners in the class than for the experienced practitioners, but luckily Mihaela readily offered tips on how to ease up the tasks in hand. The class was enjoyable for all levels and participants, women and men alike (or one man, in this case).
Class ended traditionally with us laying down in the final savasana, dead man’s pose. Lying in the floor may not sound comfortable, but resting after such a yoga class is one of the most relaxing experiences available, perfect after a busy week.
As promised beforehand, we were offered accompanying tea, which turned out to be a special type not readily available in the Netherlands. Although the advertising speech for the tea mentioned mushrooms and aroma of the ground, the feeling of the warm tea was very comforting and the taste was surprisingly subtle. After thanking the teacher and ourselves for the wonderful practice, only one question remained: When should we do this again?
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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.
- 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!
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