TYNESIDE IRISH CENTRE NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2019
On behalf of our officers and committee I would like to wish all our 2,000 members much health and happiness for the New Year. Thanks to you for your continuing support and also to our manager, Lynn,
and her staff for a tremendous effort in the Christmas party season.
We are trying to improve our communication with members and it would help if you could consider allowing us to send emails when you renew membership. Our new website at tynesideirishcentre.com now has all the latest news and a PAY PAL facility where you can “click and collect” to buy from our Irish Shop. The original website tynesideirish.com has all the news from our Cultural Society including details of lectures, concerts, events and very successful adult education classes here in the centre.
Membership is very important to us and shortly we will introduce a members’ discount scheme to add more benefit.
The terms this year are unchanged.
NEW MEMBERS £10.00 (over 65) £7.00
RENEWALS £5.00 (over 65) £3.00
LIFE MEMBERS (FREE) Life members are those aged 70 + with 20 years continuous membership NB Life members should still renew each year
STUDENTS £2.00 – Applies to full-time students 18 + with an NUS card
HOW TO RENEW YOUR CARD
“IN PERSON” – Memberships renewed in our office on top floor at following times:-
FRIDAYS from 4th Jan – 22nd Feb 6.30 – 8.00 pm
SATURDAYS from 5th Jan – 23rd Feb 6.30 – 8.00 pm
NUFC Home Games 2 hours before kick off eg Wednesday 2nd January – 6.00 – 7.30 pm
Saturday 5th January – 3.30 – 5.00 pm
Simply send your name and any change of address to the secretary with a cheque to cover the membership fee(s) plus £1.00 postage.
ON THE WEBSITE – (tynesideirishcentre.com)
You can use your PAY PAL account to pay and we will post the card
We will make the membership facility available any selected Thursday Club meetings and at the Tara Club lunch on Friday 4th January and Friday 8th February at 12.30.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY
BURNS SUPPER Sunday 27th January 2019 Piper, Supper & Live Music from the Bon Accords Tickets £7.50 from the office or on the website www.tynesideirishcentre.com
SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
“ECHOES OF ERIN” Concert featuring Ireland’s best traditional musicians, singers and dancers. Tickets £7.50 from the office or on the website tynesideirish.com
ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND
Friday 15th March St Patrick’s Dinner in the centre.
Saturday 16th March Shamrock Stage at Greys Monument 12-3.00pm
Family event in Centre 2.00 – 5.00 pm
St Patrick’s Hooley in Centre – 7.30 pm
Sunday 17th March Mass at St Michaels 11.00 am
Irish Brigade memorial at Eldon Square – 1.00 pm
Entertainment all day at the centre. Tickets on sale soon.
NEW OPENING TIMES IN JANUARY
Mondays 12 noon – 9.00 pm
Tuesdays 12 noon – 9.00 pm
Wednesday 12 noon – 9.00 pm
Thursday 12 noon – 11.00 pm
Friday 12 noon - 11.00 pm
Saturday 12 noon – 12 midnight
Sunday 12 noon – 10.30 pm
BRUNCH DEALS IN THE BAR
From 12 each day we can now offer Barry’s Irish Tea, Real Coffee, hot and cold sandwiches plus our ever-popular Irish stew.
SPECIAL MIDWEEK DEALS IN THE BAR
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 8TH January
John Smiths, Tetleys, Carling, Strongbow, Carlsberg and Cask Ale ALL ONLY £2.25 PER PINT
Please note also Carlsberg and Tetley only £2.65 per pint other days.
BREWERS PRICE INCREASE
As usual we hear the big breweries are increasing prices by 6p a pint and 25p a bottle on wines and spirits. We hope to negotiate a better deal with them but … drink while you can.