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NAADV Fall Activities

Dear Members, Friends,

We hope all is well with you and your family. We have scheduled activities this fall and we are hoping to see you at at least one of them. Although we are a Dutch/Flemish group feel free to bring family, friends and or neighbors to our activities. It's great to share our own culture with other people. 

We will be meeting at Henry Niehe's house in the arboretum in Germantown:
6120 Ardleigh Street
Philadelphia 19138

Beer, fries, mussels etc. (well, yeah, there's an R in the month.) Cover charge is $20. All ages. 

Please RSVP: [email protected]

Save the date, invites will follow.

Save the date, invites are on their way.

For those with young children, please take a look at the website below. We are a growing organization and it would great if we could sustain a Dutch school among our  midst, but we can also do that with your help. Please pass on the information to those who you think might be interested.

Classes will be held in Ardmore:


Hetty Eisink Francke passed away last month. Dear Hans, on behalf of the board and members of the NAADV we offer our sincere condolences for your loss. She will be missed, please reach out if you need any help or assistance.

On September 26, Hetty Eisink Francke found her peace after a stroke and several days in the hospital. She gave me, Hendrik-Jan and Marcelle some time to bid her farewell.

Hetty was a most engaging and caring person. She carried with her the UN declaration of human rights. She was involved with UNICEF, UU UNO, taught refugees in Singapore and has reached tens of thousands of children with her "Composting in the Classroom" program.

Hetty's life story can be found on:

Please share your story.
We plan a celebration of her life, with laughs and tears, on November 10, details on the website.


The Netherlands America Association of the Delaware Valley
Philadelphia, PA 19111