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Presidents Report May 2019

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Presidents report May 2019.
As much as we would like to, we still have not find the right solution for our problems. There are more than one problem when you consider the fact that for years on end we were lucky to pay a very small rent that enabled us to open only one or two days a week.              If we would have to pay todays normal rent for the building we have we would need to be open for trading at least 4 to 5 days a week.             Just keep in mind that the majority of our regular volunteers would not be able to cope with such a workload.                                                                                     To aggravate the problem at hand even more, is that Jan Altena, the main importer of Dutch goods, is planning to retire next year.        This would mean that all Dutch clubs such as Wollongong, Neerlandia, A.T.V. and us could lose their main income if nobody will follow up on this.                                                                                                                                                                   It is therefore that we now are meeting and working together with as much Dutch organisations as possible as well as the Federation, to see what can be done. The problems are huge, but we have to stay positive to find the right solutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
We will keep you informed.  J.   Joosten.

Kitchen Corner 2 May 2019

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It is a very easy recipe you just put all the dry ingredients in a bowl first and then the wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon
2 cups of self raising flour.
Half a cup of dark brown sugar.
1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
1 tablespoon of ginger.
Half a tablespoon of nutmeg
A pinch of salt.
A pinch of cloves.
I third of a cup of treacle.
One cup of milk.
One egg.
45 minutes in 180° oven.
Check with a skewer if cooked through.
Cut into slices and put some butter on each slice. Enjoy.

Kitchen Corner May 2019

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Busy times ahead. Not knowing what is going to happen with the future of our club, we have to prepare for at least a big move to another venue.           Including these preparations will be a few ‘special events’.                                         The first one is in July. ‘Rembrandt weekend’
Two days of meeting up with friends while browsing through Dutch souvenirs, books and lots of Orange items.
As always there is a need of volunteers.
Considering our memberships’ mature age we will create some sit-down jobs. Anyone who would like to perform on the stage to make it a ‘GEZELLIGE BOEL’ is very welcome to do so.
By request in this report is a recipe for peperkoek.
Enjoy the cooking and see you in the kitchen corner

Happy Birthday May 2019

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Willemina Adams; Marlena Becker
Cecil Cain;
Mary Beerens;
Bert Bronkhorst;
Loes Cicco-Kalf; Frances de Lange; Rita de Wal; John Deegens; Kitty Dries; Maria Eijkenboom; Cornelis Eyndhoven; Nettie Fekkes; Johanna Gribble;
Truus Haak; Pieter Hofland; Elsie Hooker; Annie Jagt;
Jan Joosten; Jean Kerr; Engelina Lambregts; Atty Kommer; Marinus Kole; Jeannette Kop; Bep Langereis; Riet Mabelis; William Nass; Harry Reyden; Adriana Oerlemans;
Amanda Voets; Lucia Reynders; Suzan van der Mast;
Kieren Bruce; Darren & Wendy Wilson; John Roach;
Bea Turner; Karen Cartwright; Rodney van Houten;
Frank en Ria van den Nieuwboer; Gina van Dijk;
Finie van Emmerik; Bep van Kouterik; Lenie Zirkzee;
Kathy van Oeveren; Charles Verheyden; Michelle Zirkzee; Jacqueline Windle; Paul Christman; Michelle Heaslip;.
               Enjoy your day.

Presidents Report April 2019

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The 8 months of planning and organising for this festival has paid off in a big way. What a success, not just financially but wasn’t it good to see so many people, despite the inclement weather Friday and Saturday.                                                                                                                                                Personally I have met quite a few people that I have not seen for many years.                                                                                                                                                                  Our festival has become a meeting place once a year for the whole Dutch community of NSW.                                                                                                                    And the atmosphere and entertainment was great.                                               That was the good news. The not so good news is the fact that our landlord has sold the property due to health reasons, which means that our next festival will not be at the club, as we have to vacate the building early next year.                                                                                                                          Our last function in this building will be Xmas dinner.                                                                                                                                                                               What will happen after that?                                                                                                                                  We are looking and negotiating for possible other options and your board of directors is spending every free minute to find the right solution to this problem.                                                                                                                          J Joosten President

Kitchen Corner April 2019

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Still recovering and at the same time pleased with the outcome of the Festival.
It was hard work as always.
We have a few new volunteers whom now understand more of what goes on behind the scene.
We survived another downpour (lucky this happened at night) and stayed on top with a smile.                                   
I even had an unexpected group hug with one of the youngest volunteers and four guest and think we were all very surprised about the spontaneous happening.
No idea who these four festival visitors were.
Now it is back to business. A few mid-week lunches and card competitions coming up. See EVENTS.
We also have quite a few private functions, but they are never advertised.
Sometimes I get asked about why there is nothing happening.
The fact is that soon there is a 50th Birthday and a huge 70th Birthday bash.
After that the next big one for the members is Christmas in July with Shelvis. This will be a dinner night and the entry price will be in the next magazine. Sheryl always presents a great show and lots of prizes. Keep the date free for a great night out.
See you in the shop.

Happy Birthday April 2019

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Gerda Aalbrecht; Sharon Aspinal; Kelly Bailey; Anita Bakkers;
Charlie Ballas; Leny Battishall; Annie Bloemendal; Gerard Petra;
Herman Brookhouse; Thornton Brown; Peter de Vries; James Giddens; Malcolm Gribble; Henk Haak; Jos Haarsma; Thea Knubben; Els Kommer; Gerard Kuilder; Phillip Wall; Martijn Lambrechts; Albert Lambregts; Lowie Lemmerman; Alphons Lette; Ray Oonk; Bruce O’Brien; Jo-ann Mathyi;
Gordon Milner; Marcel Paquay; Janette Pincott; Tineke Price; Henny Spee; Jacqueline Windle; Darren Roberts; Bernard & Gai Schoemaker; Gonnie Terpstra; Steven Tienstra; Clemens Eijkman; Tonny van Gaalen; Phillip Mendham; Sara Mendham;
Have a great Birthday everyone!!!

Apologies to Elaine Buckingham.
Happy belated Birthday for last month.    
Laughing is the best medicine. Also counts in double Dutch


Presidents Report March 2019

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Sydney has been hot the last few month, but after spending last week in Mount Isa to celebrate our daughters 50th birthday I have changed my mind. They have the airco on all the time day and night. It is always hot and if you’re outside your never alone, there are millions of fly’s with you. I must admit it is the first time I have seen Mount Isa green after the recent rains and floods. The railway line between Townsville and Mount Isa needs 300km replacement and in numerous places the roads are closed, due to flood damage and yet the farmers in North Queensland have to kill their stock, due to the drought.                                          The Queensland government is spending millions of dollars towards all these problems, but no one has the guts to tackle the real problem for a long time solution; build more dams and a pipeline so the whole country has enough water. That is too easy.                                                        Anyway my holiday is over and now it is full steam ahead for our Festival, starting coming Sunday the 3rd of March with a volunteer information day starting at 2.00pm.  (Club open at noon)                                                                                              If you or one of your family members and or friends would be able to lend us a hand during the festival that would be very much appreciated and on Sunday you can find out where and what you can do to help your club.                                  See you Sunday. J. Joosten

Kitchen Corner March 2019

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       The Captain Cook talk on Sunday Feb. 3 was enjoyed by everyone attending.
I myself found it extremely interesting because it started the life story with James Cook’s grandparents, the way they lived and how hard they had to work to survive. Anyone thinking that Captain Cook just boarded a ship and sailed across the seas, forget it. 
    The speaker was in the captains’ outfit when he spoke as the Captain which made it even better.
                                  Thank you Captain Cook for visiting our club.
        The Klaverjas Competition was well attended and the kitchen was flat out. Most visitors enjoyed boterkoek or kersevla with their coffee.
We sold quite a few broodjes haring because they were getting scares.
The new load will be arriving soon.                                                                                                                    The eel should be in as from the 1st of March. I know there are a few members waiting eagerly to taste that scrumptious fish again.
The Festival stock is slowly arriving. If there is an article that you would like us to stock let us know and we try our best.
            Hope to see you all at the Volunteers get-together on          Sunday   March 3 at 2pm                                                           
                After the questions (your questions) have been answered we’ll have afternoon tea.
      Tell all your elderly friends about senior day on the Friday of the Festival.
                    See you all at the club.           Mia

Ambassador Marion Derckx

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Marion Derckx officially becomes Netherlands Ambassador to Australia
On Wednesday, 13 February 2019, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove received the Letters of Credence from Marion Derckx, the new Netherlands Ambassador to Australia.                                                                                                                                                                                 Presentation of Credentials
Ambassador Derckx was picked up at her residence and driven to Government House in Yarralumla in the Crown Car. The Ambassador was accompanied by Deputy Head of Mission Mr Erik de Feijter, Defence Attaché Ltcol Elmar Hermans and acting Police Attaché Mr Rob van den Berg. At Government House, Ambassador Derckx presented her Credentials, signed by King Willem-Alexander, to His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth Of Australia. She also delivered a personal greeting from Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove.
After a conversation with the Governor-General in his study and the official photographs, the Ambassador was escorted to the saluting point in front of the Guard of Honour, where a Royal Salute was accorded, the Dutch national flag broken and the Dutch national anthem played.                                                                                                                                                  The Ambassador also inspected the Guard of Honour and Band. A second Royal Salute was accorded at her departure when the Crown Rolls-Royce drove the Ambassador back to her residence.                                                                                                                                                                   Mission in Australia
Ambassador Derckx studied agriculture at Wageningen University and commenced her career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989. Prior to her posting in Australia she was the Ambassador to the Netherlands in Manila, the Philippines.                                                                                          About her posting in Australia, the ambassador says; ‘Australia and the Netherlands are culturally and politically very close. We share values and insights about what is important, e.g. the international rules based order and respect for human rights. The aftermath of the MH17 tragedy brought us even closer. Our trade and investment relations are ever growing. More than 350.000 Australians are of Dutch descent, and this brings in a more personal element: a considerable part of my family has the Australian nationality. Based on our friendly ties, the Netherlands strives for more intensified cooperation with Australia on the global stage. I look forward to contributing to that intensified partnership between our countries during my assignment.’                Ambassador Derckx will also be accredited to Nauru, Papua New-Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Contact details | Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Canberra:
Press enquiries | Femke Withag 02 6220 9408

Contact Information Passport and other services
Website (with full details of services provided in Australia and how to apply)
E-mail or Phone +61 2 62 20 94 00 (24 hours, 7 days a week)                                                   Consulate-General Sydney
Mr Frank van Beuningen Consul-General Email or Phone +61 2 93 87 66 44 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

Happy Birthday March 2019

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Paulus Breedveld; Anna Beugeling; Wietske Bruisma; Gerard Daley; Nel de Bruyn; Nancy Farlow; Kees van der Voort; Jan Giles; Gil Kommer; Peter Mathyi; Theo Langenberg; Johanna Louwen; Gloria Short; Bep Maasland; Angela Maganic; Bernadine Mathyi; Frank Pellaers; Hedi Roggeveen; Marlene Turnbull; Anna Pennings; Theo & Nellie Schaaf; Robin Steele; Cornelia Sondemeyer; Petronella van Os; Riet Koppelhouber; Stuart Brown; Maree Wolthers; Hans van der Jagt; Joseph Jagt; Jannie Kuilder; Sharon Klinkenberg; Leanne Gray; Alek van der Heg;
Gemma Verbeek; Elaine Buckingham;

Notice board January 2019

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DID YOU KNOW that the Rembrandt Dutch Club can arrange a wake for members, family and friends?

. Coffee/tea, sandwiches, party pies & sausage rolls, cake.

. An estimate of number of persons attending is required.

. Minimum catering 50 person. $10 per person.

. Any extras (bitterballen, krokets or other Dutch snacks) will be charged at normal kitchen price.

For any catering call the club on 96232569 and ask for Mia


Notice board 2 September 2018

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Hiring Dutch Volendam outfits from the club. $50. Deposit

$25. Refund when returning the outfit. Contact Gerda @ your club


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