Tilburg International Club

OUR MISSION

tíc is a non-profit association that provides social and educational activities for non-Dutch citizens living in and around Tilburg. Read more About tíc.

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About tilburg international club

Would you like to know who we are?

🔝  OUR MISSION

tíc is a non-profit volunteer organization that:

🔹 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

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🔝  tíc Fast Facts

🔹 tíc hosted an opening reception in March 2008 for international citizens from 29 different countries!
🔹 Our official partner is MidPoint Brabant
🔹 Our sponsors include Holland Expat Center South (HECS), Tilburg University and P&D Care
🔹 Organizations such as Fontys Dance Academy, Tilburg University and Rhenus Logistics have subsidized their employee’s annual dues!
🔹Members benefit from our relationships with Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria, Tilburg, Sligro Tilburg and Theaters Tilburg
🔹 Currently, our club has over 100 members from 31 different countries!
🔹 A variety of tíc activities are held in and around the center of town and many are free of charge to members.
🔹 Our association (“Vereniging”) is a family club, so the annual €50 dues covers partners and children participating in club activities.
🔹 Guests are welcome to attend two (2) events as a guest to get a better feel for the club and its members before joining!

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🔝  Expats in Brabant

tíc welcomes non-Dutch citizens, living and/or working in the Netherlands, who would like to:

🔹 Join other expats for social and educational activities
🔹 Expand personal and professional networks
🔹 Introduce partners and children to new people in a relaxed and fun social atmosphere
🔹 Learn more about the Tilburg, Noord Brabant and the Netherlands

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🔛  At home in the Netherlands

We can help ease your adjustment process with practical tips, advice and information for daily life in the Netherlands and provide you with a social and support network. tíc can be a valuable resource in your “home away from home”.

#Tilburg #Expat #Membership #Mission #Brabant

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Book Club Reminder: Maybe Tomorrow

Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 12 February 2019 (registration form below)
Member Cost: Free!
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

Our next book will be… Maybe Tomorrow, by Meme McDonald and Boori Monty Pryor.

An anniversary edition of a powerful Australian story.

The other day this little one asked me, ‘When did you start being an Aborigine, and how old were you when you started that?’ Like it was a career path or something. I just cracked up laughing.

Boori Monty Pryor’s career path has taken him from the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, the basketball court, the DJ console, and now to performance and story-telling around the country. ‘You’ve got to try and play the whiteman’s game and stay black while you’re doing it,’ his brother used to tell him.

With writer and photographer Meme McDonald, Boori leads you along the paths he has travelled, pausing to meet his family and friends, while sharing the story of his life, his pain and his hopes, with humour and compassion.

Boori Monty Pryor was born in North Queensland. His father is from the Birri-gubba of the Bowen region and his mother from Yarrabah, a descendant of the Kunggandji and Kukuimudji. Boori is a multi-talented performer who has worked in film, television, modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education.

Boori has written several award-winning children’s books with Meme McDonald. His stories are about finding strength within to deal with the challenges without, and his skill is to create positive visions of the future for both Indigenous and white people. Boori Monty Pryor was Australia’s Children’s Laureate in 2012 and 2013.

Last year we also read a memoir (Born a Crime by Trevor Noah) and it was enjoyed by all. This memoir will offer a look at an individual within a group of people that most of us know very little about – always interesting! Plus, it sounds like its written with humor which is always a plus.
We hope you will get the book and join us!

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#bookclub #Tilburg #tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #MaybeTomorrow

tícMovie Night review: Green Book

01.02.2019. The film is loosely based on the friendship between Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who is a night club owner/bouncer  and Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) a talented black concert pianist.

The film takes place in 1962 when Dr Shirley hires Tony as a chauffeur to drive him on a concert tour through the southern states of American which were at that time still segregated.  Before Tony sets off he is handed a small book entitled “The Green Book” which is a travel guide providing helpful information for black travellers. This gives us a clue as to what we can expect from the rest of the movie which is more of a story about the struggles imposed on the blacks in the south rather than a true friendship.

The music and the company made it an enjoyable evening. 

For those of you wanting to know more about the meaning behind the Green Book:

https://publicdomain.nypl.org/greenbook-map/

 

#TilburgInternationalclub #Expatlife #movienight #greenbook #Cinecitta

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

tíc Facebook page

29.01.19 Did you know that #tíburginternationalclub regularly posts on Facebook? Facebook is a social networking website where users can post comments, share photographs and post links to news or other interesting content on the web, chat live, and watch short-form video.

We share information about local news, area events, #Dutch culture and much more! 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. We also pass along news articles, requests for participation and much more from local businesses and organisations who would like to specifically stay in touch with the international community in and around Tilburg.

Join us on Facebook @tílintclub to keep up with the latest tílburginternationalclub happenings as well as events in around the Tilburg area!

 

#tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #Facebook #news

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