AN APPEAL TO ALL OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
You will all be aware of the huge impact the COVID crisis has had on the hospitality
sector and in line with every business depending on functions, entertainment and
sport our Irish Centre has suffered too. In short, the lockdown has caused us to lose
in excess of a hundred thousand pounds, but we are confident we can survive and
bounce back. We have and will explore every avenue of funding and grants available
but crucially we now need the help of our loyal members and friends.
For many reasons, especially the lockdown, this is almost impossible this year. We
have decided to post cards FREE to all our current members but in return ask them
to support one or both of our fund-raising schemes which are detailed below. Of
course, you may also wish to pay your subscription which would be appreciated.
50/50 DRAW - We are asking members to send us ten pounds. This will entitle you
to one chance in ALL the 10 MONTHLY DRAWS held from March to December
2021. You can of course buy two or more chances by paying 20, 30 OR MORE in
multiples of ten. The pot from each draw will be split as follows 50% to our
Development Fund and 50% divided between prizes (35% first, 10% second and 5%
FRIENDS OF THE TYNESIDE IRISH CENTRE (FOTIC) - We aim to build a Friends
organization which will provide support on an ongoing basis. The proposed
subscription for this will be SIXTY POUNDS per annum single or ONE HUNDRED
POUNDS per couple. Friends may join the scheme at any time. BENEFITS to Friends
will include free memberships, priority bookings for popular events, special
discounts on promotions and invitations to a monthly event with an opportunity to
network with the Irish Community.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? Briefly, the committee aim to “reclaim” the ground
floor as an authentic Irish venue and to carry out essential works in the building.
Several other funding initiatives are in place and will be reported to members as
soon as a general meeting can be called safely.
HOW TO JOIN AND PAY
WEBSITE: Pay by card or PayPal on www.tynesideirishcentre.com/tic-membership
POST: Send a cheque with the slip below - payable to Tyneside Irish Centre.
PHONE: Give us a call on 0191 261 0384 – we will be able to take card payments over
the phone Mon, Wed and Fri between 9am and 1pm.
To become a new member of the Tyneside Irish Centre the usual fees will apply
(apply online or contact the office).
If you have been a member of the centre before, but your membership has lapsed,
then get in touch and we will help you to renew your card.
If you have any problems at all just get in touch and we will help you to join our
schemes. Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
If you would prefer send payment in the post then the information we need is on page 2 of this PDF: