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Presidents Report March 2018

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Presidents report March 2018.

Last Saturday the 24th of February our club hosted the 50th anniversary of the Federation of Netherlands Societies.                                       Some 90 community leaders from Sydney, Wollongong and as far away as Newcastle joined us for a very pleasant afternoon.                                      For this occasion we engaged an outside caterer and the food was exceptional good.                                                                                        

To our surprise the new Consul General Mr. Frank van Beuningen, who arrived in Sydney just two weeks ago, graced us with his presence.             He was very interested to meet all the different people from such a diverse group of Dutch organisations and he complimented us that we had something very special going on in our club, when our oldest member Mrs Johanna Zirkzee (106) was asked to cut the cake, accompanied by her great grandchild Elly (8month) old.                          For the occasion we had prepared some memorabilia, such as trophies, old photos etc. from years ago and it was good to see what the Federation has achieved over the 50 years with hard work from all the affiliated clubs.         

On a different note, we have our festival coming up and if we want to make it a success we really need some more volunteers.                                            So please, let us know if you or your kids, grand kids, friends or anybody else who can spare some time to help us out.

VOLUNTEER INFO DAY IS ON                                                          SATURDAY THE 3 RD OF MARCH AT 3.00PM, THANK YOU

J. Joosten president



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