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We’re having one final virtual event to close out our club year. Please join us for our Annual General Meeting followed by a fun Pub Quiz!
Date: Friday, 11 Jun 2021
Time: 20:00 – 21:00/21:30
Guests: €5,00 per person (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)
Participation is confirmed after payment is received. No refunds after the RSVP date.
Register by: 8 Jun 2021
Tomorrow we’ll be online again for another fun borrel/game night. For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back at one of our borrels from 2014 at the Paradox! (Hopefully we’ll get back to hosting in-person barrels again soon!)
by Patricia Gonzalez. Confession time. I’ve lived in Tilburg for two years now, practically in the neighborhood of Paradox, and I profess to be a lover of all things jazz. Yet I had never been there until the night of TIC’s borrel. It wasn’t because I had never heard of the place. Paradox is a popular jazz venue among Tilburg residents and the non-profit foundation has been around for almost 30 years. Still, I had never gone. (more…)
We usually have 2 – 3 people (plus the other Board members) helping to develop and propose ideas for cultural, educational and/or social events that fit the mission of tíc. We always try to find fun, unique and experiential activities for our members and guests. We want energetic candidates with fresh ideas and strong organizational skills. Most of all, we want to welcome to this volunteer position team players who are committed to the success of club events and are dedicated to having a lot of fun!
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11 December 2020. by Masako Kato. I joined the tíc Netflix Party. Netflix Party ia an online film party where we look at the same Netflix movie simultaneously from our home and chat with each other about the film while we are watching it.
It was my first time to attend a Netflix Party and I had no idea how this was going to work. I already had a Netflix account, but I needed to download Teleplay, an app which lets you join the party.
TIC was as always very considerate and inclusive. That is to say that they gave us a very clear technical instruction what we needed to do and also organised a zoom call just before the movie started to help us with any technical hiccup. So, nobody needs to miss it due to the lack of technical skill. I needed this call to get help to activate my Telplay. (more…)
Started in March of 2008, the tilburg international club has already hosted many activities to meet the needs and wishes of its international members living in and around the area of Tilburg.
- Provides social, educational and networking activities for internationals living in and around Tilburg;
- Represents the international community to local governmental bodies; and
- Aims to further positive relations among people of different nationalities
Our members join us from around the world, 30 different countries and counting! We try to provide information, activities and events that support and enhance the experiences of our expat member families while living in the Netherlands, whether they are here short-term or indefinitely!
22 Oct 2020. I went to my first general meeting for the Tilburg International Club the other week. It was a virtual event where they talked about the club, and then afterwards we had a pub quiz.
The “business” part of the meeting was very interesting. It was nice to get an understanding of how the club is organized and run. It was also nice to see all the events they do, and how they have grown over time.
Then we had a trivia quiz, which was really fun! We used our phones to submit answers, and then saw the results and rankings on screen. Although we couldn’t meet in person, I had a good time “hanging out” with everyone and trying to win a prize.
Next week we’ll meet up for another tícMovie Night. For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look back at the Cinecitta movie “Blinded by the Light”!
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!
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.
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!
3 Nov. 2019. Here are a few reviews from our walkers!
A lovely rainy walk with a fascinating bit of local history thrown in.
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.
Take a look at some of our other fun walks!