Dutch Club Wellington

About Us

About Us
About Us

The Dutch Club Wellington is a social club by and for all people who are interested in the Dutch Language, Heritage and Culture.

The aim of our club is to keep Dutch traditions alive, maintain cultural ties between the Netherlands and New Zealand and foster feelings of friendship and good understanding between persons of Dutch descend and all other nationalities. To that effect we organise meetings and social events to celebrate Dutch National festivals and propagate Dutch traditions and “gezelligheid”.

Membership to the club is open to all nationalities for people who are genuinely interested in Dutch culture and/or the Dutch language. We welcome members, their friends and guest at our clubhouse in Avalon at any of the regular or yearly events to come and have a chat, a snack and a drink and share some stories.

The club is governed by a committee serving the club members by making decision on their behalf and managing the daily activities of the club.

Committee members

President

Pierre

Pierre
Schmits

Vice President

Carolina
van Rooy

Secretary
Dawn

Dawn
Dorresteijn

Treasurer
Rita

Rita
Langerak

Ass. Treasurer
Ann

Ann
Beyk

Supply Manager

Anna
Heythuysen

President
Pierre

Pierre Schmits

Vice President

Carolina van Rooy

Secretary
Dawn

Dawn Dorresteijn

Treasurer
Rita

Rita Langerak

Assistant Treasurer
Ann

Ann Beyk

Supply Manager

Anna Heythuysen

President

Pierre

Pierre Schmits

Vice President

Carolina van Rooy

Secretary
Dawn

Dawn Dorresteijn

Treasurer
Rita

Rita Langerak

Assistant Treasurer
Ann

Ann Beyk

Supply Manager

Anna Heythuysen

Management positions

Bar Licence Holder

Editor Double Dutch

Assistant Editor Double Dutch

Website/Facebook Administrator

Gardner/Grounds Maintenance

René van Lierop

Anne-Marie Knibbeler

Martin de Jong

Saskia Knibbeler

Ben Lokum

Bar Licence Holder
– RenĂ© van Lierop

Editor Double Dutch
– Anne-Marie Knibbeler

Assistant Editor Double Dutch
– Martin de Jong

Website/Facebook Administrator
– Saskia Knibbeler

Gardner/Grounds Maintenance
– Ben Lokum

Activities

Klaverjas, Dutch Costumes

Wednesday Coffee Mornings

Social Sunday meetings

Library

Friendly Support Network

Ann Beyk

Anne-Marie Knibbeler

Anna Heythuysen, Rita Langerak, Carolina van Rooy, Pierre Schmits, Ben Lokum (on a rota basis)

Carolina van Rooy & Rita Langerak

Bill van Waas

Klaverjas, Dutch Costumes

Wednesday Coffee Mornings

Social Sunday meetings

Library

Friendly Support Network

Ann Beyk

Anne-Marie Knibbeler

Anna Heythuysen, Rita Langerak, Carolina van Rooy, Pierre Schmits, Ben Lokum (on a rota basis)

Carolina van Rooy & Rita Langerak

Bill van Waas

Klaverjas, Dutch Costumes
– Ann Beyk

Wednesday Coffee Mornings
– Anne-Marie Knibbeler

Social Sunday meetings
– Anna Heythuysen, Rita Langerak, Carolina van Rooy, Pierre Schmits & Ben Lokum (on a rota basis)

Library
– Carolina van Rooy & Rita Langerak

Friendly Support Network
– Bill van Waas