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Upcoming Events

  • tícMovie Night 30 October 2020
  • Dutch School System presentation 12 November 2020
  • tícWalkie Talkies 15 November 2020
  • tícMovie Night 20 November 2020
  • Book Club: A Long Petal of the Sea 24 November 2020
  • Cupcake Decorating Workshop 10 December 2020
  • tícWalkie Talkies 12 December 2020

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#FBF: tícMovie Night – Blinded by the Light

 

Tilburg International Club Expat Movie ClubNext week we’ll meet up for another tícMovie Night.  For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look back at the Cinecitta movie “Blinded by the Light”!

 

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by Dietrich Haas

27 September 2019. For September’s tíc movie night, we were all “Blinded by the Light” at Cinecitta.

Without spoiling too much for those who still want to watch this film about the impact of “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen’s music has on a Pakistani teenager living in England, I give it two thumbs up!

 

 

 

Not only an uplifting and touching story of courage, hope and the unique way in which family can lift the human spirit, this film was also a good starter for discussions while having drinks and hapjes after the movie. I found it a great chance to get to know new people while having interesting chats on life in and around Tilburg as well as future activities of tíc. Count on me for the next movie night, I will be definitely in!

2020 Welcome Event in Het Spoorpark!

Tilburg International Club Welcome Eventby Mala Raman

Welcome to Het Spoorpark!

19 Sept 2020. This year’s Welcome Event was a bit different from other years.  Because of the coronavirus guidelines, our event started at the T-Huis with masks, hand sanitizing and filling out of forms. Once that was out of the way, expats both new and settled were welcomed by Yolonda van Riel, President of the Tilburg International Club.  After the welcome drink and an official video welcome from the Tilburg vice-Mayor, our intrepid international crew set off to discover the hidden secrets of Het Spoorpark.

 

 

 

 

Tilburg International Club Welcome Event

Discover Het Spoorpark

From the T-Huis, everyone set off for their own self-guided tour of Het Spoorpark. We were given map and an explanatory guide to discover the highlights of this recreational area. We walked around at our own pace and in the order we chose. At each stop, we answered questions as part of a quiz hoping to be one of the winners of the promised prizes at the end. Our tour included de Kempentoren, Kunstwerk De Rits, BeweegR, Levend water, Scouting Esjeeka, Stadscamping Tilburg and the Urban Sport Area.

 

Meet and Greet Tilburg

After about an hour we headed back to the T-Huis where we had a reception, sponsored by Holland Expat Center South, toast to Brabant’s growing expat population while enjoying light snacks and chatting with other internationals living in the region. The winners of the quiz were awarded Intermezzo gift certificates.

Tilburg International Club Welcome Event

 

 

 

Tilburg International Club Welcome Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, as we do every year, we had a grand prize winner of a €50 gift certificate to the T-Huis sponsored by P and D Care.

 

 

 

 

We congratulate Anne van Oorschot for receiving a Royal Decoration
Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau

Tilburg International Club Welcome Event

 

 

One of our founding members, Anne van Oorschot who founded the tilburg international club in 2008 and served as its first president for 6 years, received a decoration from the Royal House of the Netherlands (Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassau) in April 2020.

 

Anne is a Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau! We were thrilled to recognize Anne for receiving this prestigious award for all her years of volunteer service to Dutch society (and especially our club!) over the past 20+ years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saying our Farewells

After enjoying an afternoon of good conversations and delicious snacks, our guests did not leave empty handed.

Tilburg International Club Welcome Event

Thanks to our sponsors and contributors, everyone could go home with an awesome goodie bag full of coupons and Tilburg business-friendly products.

Our guests had such a great time at our event, that they stayed at the T-Huis long after the “official” event was over: chatting, laughing, sharing stories and experiences and making connections.

This is the hallmark of the tilburg international club and a sure sign of another successful Welcome Event!
 

 

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StD: tícMovie Night – 30 Oct!

Expat Movie Club

More details coming soon…

#FlashBackFriday: Pub Quiz / Annual General Meeting

Tilburg International ClubNext week we’ll have our rescheduled Annual General Meeting and Pub Quiz from last May. For #FlashBackFriday, let’s take a look back one of our past pub quiz evenings!

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by Yolonda van Riel

14.05.2015 If you missed TIC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 14th, you missed a great time! A great time at an AGM? Yes, you read correctly!

tíc Board of Directors hard at work!

We had a nice turnout and, after a welcome coffee with sweets, we began the evening as we do every year, with a short presentation over the club and how we are performing. All board members are still in term, so no need for a vote but our treasurer, Yiyi Bai, will be leaving us at the end of the club year and we are in search of a replacement. Next, Anne shared our membership numbers which are slightly up from last year but still considerably lower than when we had the first influx of university members. The board is working hard by visiting companies, international schools and using social media to attract more members. We have also printed new flyers and business cards with our new logo and are busy handing those out as well. Yiyi then presented the financials and showed that we are doing well keeping within our budget and still offering many incentives to our members. Lastly, Patricia gave an overview of all of the events so far this club season complete with photo’s. You can view the presentation here for the complete details.

Pub Quiz competition was fierce!

Then came the fun part! Our originally planned speaker had to cancel due to illness so, at the last minute, we improvised and held a reception complete with drinks, snacks and a pub quiz. We divided up into three teams while Patricia asked questions over 4 rounds of play. What a drama!! We had bartering for partial points, we had contesting of the answers (even though they were right there in black and white), we had debating amongst the teams and we had to do all this without looking at our phones for help! In the end, after much laughter, eating and drinking, a winning team emerged and went home with gift certificates from Bagels & Beans, while the losing team went home with a “beautiful” magnet. But everyone went home with homemade macaroons from Patricia which – I must say – were absolutely delicious!!

One last note: If you or someone you know would be interested in filling the board position of treasurer, please let us know. This is an integral part of our board and we would love to welcome you to the team.  We realize these positions are voluntary and, while participation is vital, we try to keep the commitment to a level that is “doable” in our busy lives!

tícWalkie Talkies in Koningshoeven

3 Nov. 2019. Here are a few reviews from our walkers!

I really enjoyed getting to know more fellow club-members during the walk. I still had a great time despite the rain, so that just shows how fun it was 🙂
-Katie

A lovely rainy walk  with a fascinating bit of local history thrown in.
-Wendy

“Even though the weather was not so promising, everyone showed up and brought a good attitude. Start feeling the dutch autum-ish weather, Welkom naar Nederland.”
-Lily

We started with 15 enthusiastic walkers at the La Trappe Brouwerij for a 8km loop around the areas of Koningshoeven and Moerenburg. Despite the soggy weather, everyone had a good time
chatting 
and getting to know one another. Afterwards, we found a spot
inside the brewery to have a drink together afterwards.
-Mala

Take a look at some of our other fun walks!

Wandelbos

Moerenburg

Esbeek

Join us on Facebook!

Tilburg International Club Facebook page

Did you know that #tíburginternationalclub regularly posts helpful information on our Facebook page?

We share the latest photos and videos from our events, post links to local news and resources and share stories where users can post comments.

Have questions since you just moved to town or about one of our upcoming events? Send us a private message.

You can also see all of our invitations to tíc events making it that much easier to stay up-to-date on all of our club activities.

Stay in touch with the international community in and around Tilburg.

Join us on Facebook @tilintclub!

Join Book Club!

Expat Book ClubAre you up for a good discussion with a group of friendly book-lovers? Would you like to expand your reading horizons by reading a book you may not have chosen yourself? Do you want to spend a relaxed evening chatting about a book, and often many other life topics, with a cup of tea, coffee or perhaps glass of wine in your hand?

Join tíc’s Book Club where we meet up approximately once every 6 weeks to discuss the latest book pick by the group. At the end of every Book Club meeting, one member presents three book suggestions to the group. The group votes on their favorite book choice and the group reads that book for the next book club meeting. Someone from the group volunteers to bring the new book selections for the following meeting. Locations and days of every meeting vary to allow the maximum number of book lovers to attend. New members are welcome to join our book club at any time.

If you are a member of the tilburg international club, attendance is free. If you would like to attend as a guest, the cost is €5,00 p.p. (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee.)

 

Would you like to join us at our next Book Club meeting? Let us know!

tíc Needs your help – calling all Twitter maniacs!

Our major priority is developing a stronger online presence to showcase our club, events, goals and attractive membership benefits through Twitter. Twitter is one of the best social media platforms to find out what people think about our club and build our club “brand”. We would love the help of a dedicated “tweeter” for our club!

You can help us by doing any of the following:

  • scheduling 3 – 5 tweets/day
  • commenting on tweets
  • re-posting tweets
  • coordinating themes with our other social media platforms
  • share helpful links and tips with our followers

If you are interested in social media, specifically Twitter, this would be a great opportunity to gain some experience with this tool. And, you would be making a significant contribution towards expanding our reach to other internationals in Brabant. If you like communicating in a fun and educational way with expats in Brabant, this might just be the volunteer opportunity for you! Just fill out the form below to let us know!

#twitter #Expatlife #socialmedia #helpwanted

tícMovie Night: The Secret is out!

Tilburg Movie Club for Expatsby Val Fraser

25.09.2020. I woke up this morning with the pleasant buzz of knowing I’d enjoyed a good night out and have made new friends! It was movie night with tíc.  A simple idea, we watch a movie in its original language (English) and after the movie discuss it, over a drink, in a neighbouring pub.

Fourteen of us met at the Pathé.  The movie was ‘The Secret’ based on the book by the same name.  Reviews of the movie were divided, some enjoying it more than others.  Afterwards, sitting comfortably in the pub, the movie did not manage to hold our attention for very long as we quickly moved on to getting to know more about each other and our diverse, colourful backgrounds.  Laughter, fun & friendship!  As we left the pub around midnight, I knew I would be back for the next tíc event!

Check out our movie review of The Gentlemen!

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