donderdag 19 september 2019

Week van het Nederlands: VIDEO: "Het zou mijn hart breken mocht taal iets zijn dat je ongelukkig maakt"

VIDEO: "Het zou mijn hart breken mocht taal iets zijn dat je ongelukkig maakt"
Ish sprak tijdens zijn jeugd Arabisch met zijn ouders, Frans met zijn vrienden en Nederlands op school. Nederlands is dus niet zijn moedertaal, maar inmiddels is het wel de taal geworden waarin hij al meerdere romans schreef. Tijdens de Week van het Nederlands verschijnt zijn langverwachte nieuwe roman Het moois dat we delen. In een openhartig interview vertelt hij over hoe zijn relatie met het...
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Canada: Dutch Pub Night in Vancouver

Dutch Pub Night in Vancouver
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month we will be at New Oxford Pub at 1144 Homer Street (Yaletown) Vancouver. Having a very 'gezellige' evening with veterans and newcomers. The more the merrier. You are very welcome!
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Mexico: Bitterballen en patat op homecoming borrel!

Gezellige borrel in CDMX! 

Kom je ook?

Beste mensen,
De vakantie is voorbij en we hebben zin om jullie weer eens te zien! Zijn jullie er ook bij, aanstaande vrijdag, op de homecoming borrel van de NVMexico? Voor de gelegenheid hebben we Koen gevraagd om onder andere bitterballen en patat te maken. Dat wordt smullen! 

We verwachten jullie allemaal op vrijdag 20 september vanaf 19.00 uur in cultureel centrum en kunstgallerie Recinto Escandon, Cerrada la Paz 15, colonia Escandon, delegación Miguel Hidalgo. De entreeprijs is 300 peso per persoon. Graag aanmelden via de website www.nvmexico. com of via een mailtje naar [email protected] com
Natuurlijk is het aan te bevelen om je te laten rijden. Parkeergelegenheid op straat is er wel, maar zeer beperkt. 
Tot dan!


Nederlandse Vereniging in Mexico · Dakota 33 · Alcaldía Benito Juarez · Mexico City, Cdmx 03810 · Mexico

woensdag 18 september 2019

Canada: Coquitlam Dutch Koffie Club

Coquitlam Dutch Koffie Club
There is a new koffie club in Coquitlam. Contact Piet Boudewijn at 604 464-3031 or email at pjbhjb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) The group meets every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm at the Food Court at Coquitlam Centre Mall (enter Coquitlam Centre at the right of Walmart).
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Canada: Langley Dutch Coffee Club

Langley Dutch Coffee Club
We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Food Court in the Willowbrook Mall (19705 Fraser Hwy, Langley). Contact Henja at 604-888-0886 or henal(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) to confirm.
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NAF News and Events September 2019

NAF News and Events 
Become a NAF Member or Renew today!

In Memoriam Jacob Gelt Dekker (1948-2019)

Dear members and friends of the NAF,
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jacob Gelt Dekker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and friend. He passed away on September 1, 2019, in Key West, Florida after his long battle with cancer. Jacob and his partner, John Padget, were the creators of the private equity investment firm Padget Associates B.V. and investors in Budget Rent-a-Car, One Hour Photo Shops, and Kwik-Fit auto service centers. They were instrumental in launching the Giving Back Foundation in the Netherlands and the Dekker- Padget Dutch2USA Internship Program with the NAF. Jacob was a dear friend and will be missed.
Jan J.H. Joosten, Chairman
Dekker-Padget Dutch2USA Internship Program:
A Reflection by Jacob Gelt Dekker
    In the 1960s and 1970s, anti-Americanism in Europe was so strong that young students did not dare to mention contacts they had in, or with, the United States.
    Thousands of students and locals across Europe demonstrated, chanting, "Nixon - murderer." Alongside President Nixon, Europeans condemned the American public for the genocide in South East Asia. Internet or social media didn't exist in those days, and information was well controlled and one-sided.
    It was not until the journalist, Philip Caputo, --witness of history--, reported directly from the jungles of Vietnam, that that the struggle of victims were transmitted directly to our little black-and-white family television screens. The horrific images intensified public debate and anti-Americanism quickly turned into violent riots.
    Students interested in experiencing the high quality American educational system could count on total exorcism from their Dutch academic community. One could only whisper about such things to a small group of close friends.
    When I arrived in New York in 1968, there was no student-exchange infrastructure; nothing at all! To my surprise, the universities and my local hosts were not warmongering devils but very polite and hospitable, even eager to help. But they had little or no concept how to handle even a single international student, let alone those – who like me -struggled with the English language.
    California was a little better but offered a different Pacific-oriented worldview. It was not much of a surprise that I finally became more comfortable in a small university in Anchorage, Alaska, one with fabulous ethnic and cultural diversity. I also became a great skier with an Eskimo-Russian accent in English.
    Today, the white sand beaches near Hanoi are full of American and European tourists, vacationing, frolicking and touring the battlefields. Vietnamese guides proudly display the dugout shelters and tunnels that helped them survive the brutal war and ultimately brought them victory. The Big Vietnam-war is a near-forgotten historical incident, now reduced to a tourist site. Communism no longer exists in South East Asia except in name. The Vietnam people have achieved a reasonable level of welfare, well beyond anything they ever experienced under the once so charismatic communist leader, Ho Che Minh. Anti-Americanism has made a full swing, and local communities warmly welcome all foreign visitors.
    European universities, once the bulwarks of anti-Americanism, pacifism and socialism, turned course and are now actively fostering joint programs for student exchange and internships. Having an American educational experience on the CV is today a giant plus, eagerly pursued by many Europeans.
    Starting in the 1960s, I became a regular in all walks of life in the United States, while also maintaining my home base in Amsterdam.
    My contacts with the Netherland-America Foundations allowed me to interact and mentor students who struggled like I once did. Over the years, I have found that first and second-generation Dutch students from medium and low-income families have a particularly strong cultural inhibition. Somehow, the stigma I had experienced as a young student still lingers on and continues to impede the professional development of far too many Dutch students.
    Along with John R. Padget and the NAF, we decided to do something about those obstacles by forming the Dutch2USA project. Modestly, we make available funds for internships, especially for those students who need a little extra help to realize their dream. My hope is that with this modest extra support, they can break down barriers, achieve their full potential, and overcome the challenges that I and so many others have faced as they cross the Atlantic.

The Netherland-America Foundation Seeks Full-Time Program Manager
After seven years in her role as Membership Manager and Program Administrator at the NAF, Nina Glorie is stepping down. The NAF is searching for candidates to fill the position. The candidate should be enthusiastic about strengthening the relationship between the Netherlands and the United States through exchanges in the arts, sciences, education, business and public affairs, and help lead the NAF into its second century of service. Read more...

The 38th Peter Stuyvesant Ball
Friday, November 22, 2019
New York, New York

Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven at the 2018 Peter Stuyvesant Ball

Friday, September 20, 2019
NAF Northern California
Networking Reception
Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
120 Kearny St, suite 3100
San Francisco, CA

2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Friday, September 27, 2019
NAF New York
The Art of Science / Science of Art:
Living with Water in a Changing World
DecadesOut Studio
200 6th Street, Studio 2B
Brooklyn, NY
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Monday, October 21, 2019
NAF Washington DC
Talk with Michael Douma
VH Strategies
440 1st St NW
Washington, DC
followed by happy hour at Fado
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Koningin Máxima aanwezig bij landelijke bijeenkomst VPTZ Nederland

Koningin Máxima aanwezig bij landelijke bijeenkomst VPTZ Nederland
Hare Majesteit Koningin Máxima woont woensdagmiddag 9 oktober een deel bij van het congres 'Samen van betekenis – Jij maakt het verschil!' in het theater Flint in Amersfoort. Het congres wordt georganiseerd door Vrijwilligers Palliatieve Terminale Zorg Nederland (VPTZ). Dit is de koepel van organisaties die, met inzet van vrijwilligers, mensen in hun laatste levensfase en hun mantelzorgers ondersteunt.
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Prinses Margriet opent tentoonstelling 'Durf te dromen'
Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid Prinses Margriet der Nederlanden opent dinsdag 1 oktober de expositie 'Durf te dromen' van de Esther Vergeer Foundation in het Cobra Museum in Amstelveen.
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