The aim and purpose of the Netherlands American Society of Southern California (NAS), a Dutch social club, is to provide a social environment for persons of Dutch descent or persons who have an active interest in the Netherlands, in order to communicate with one another on a regular basis about their common heritage and or interest.
THE NETHERLANDS TO COMPETE IN WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
The Dodgers and MLB are looking for volunteers to participate in the World Baseball Classic opening ceremony on Weds., March 22 at Dodger Stadium.
This world-class event will be televised by MLB Network and several international broadcasters, showcasing LA and the Dodgers to a world-wide audience. Volunteers (18 and older) are needed to hold the Dutch flag on the field at Dodger Stadium during the opening ceremony, representing the 16 nations in the WBC. Volunteers will be provided with a WBC t-shirt to wear, and receive a complimentary seat ticket to the game. They will also receive $50 worth of Dodger credit for concessions and merchandise.
Volunteers in the ceremony will be required to take part in two rehearsals listed below:
- 5:30pm on Friday, March 17
- 11:00am on Wednesday, March 22 (morning of the championship game)
For the actual ceremony, they will need to return to Dodger Stadium by 4 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact email@example.com
Discount tickets available at:
- Posted 16 March 2017
NAS MEMBER TO RUN LA MARATHON FOR WORTHWHILE CAUSE
The Netherlands American Society member and past president Justin Verduyn (on the right in the below photo) is participating in the L.A. Marathon on Sunday, March 19, 2017, to complete his goal of 2 marathons on 2 continents in 2 months. Justin completed the first marathon in Marrakech, Morocco, on January 27 and ran alongside his pastor Matthew (on the left) in the 2017 World Marathon Challenge
marathon there. Pastor Matthew Barnett completed all of the Challenge's 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, despite sustaining an injury.
Their efforts are for a very good cause, namely The Dream Center, their church's hospital, and to raise funds to help support the Dream Center's human trafficking program
, Project Hope.
To find out more about Project Hope and support Justin in meeting his fund raising goal, please visit his
FUND RAISER PAGE
- Posted 13 March 2017
DUTCH LINGUISTS NEEDED ONSITE, GLENDALE, CA - QC FOR FILM STUDIO
has an opportunity for a freelance Dutch linguist interested in a fun and exciting QC assignment opportunity for a film studio (no specific experience required).
This assignment requires Dutch linguists onsite in Glendale, CA. The assignment requires quality control/proof reading for dubbing and subtitles (ensuring subtitles are correct and that lips and sound are synched for dubbing) for a well known movie studio. You will be reviewing a few 2-3 minute film trailers. The total time onsite would be about 20 minutes. We will have frequent assignment opportunities throughout the year beginning in January 2017 and are looking to make lasting partnerships with linguists.
Please note: THIS ASSIGNMENT REQUIRES A LINGUIST ONSITE IN GLENDALE, CA. Must be located in the Los Angeles or Southern California area.
Please email inquiries to:
- Posted 11 January 2017
DUTCH SUBTITLE EDITOR NEEDED
SDI Media is a post production company currently seeking fluent Dutch speakers to translate/transcribe for media-related content.
To find out more and apply, please visit:
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- Posted 3 January 2017
AMERICAN ART IN THE NETHERLANDS
The Kunsthal Rotterdam
will bring the American art movement hyperrealism to the Netherlands. This exciting and unique exhibition will show 50 years of hyperrealism in February until June 2017. It would be great if the Kunsthal could create a catalogue to increase the understanding of this art movement, and especially to explain the relation between American and European painters within this movement.
To make this catalogue possible the Kunsthal Rotterdam has created a fundraiser on the website King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS)
and wishes that all of their American friends would like to contribute to this very important initiative to increase the understanding about hyperrealism and this American-European relation in the artworld.
To find out more and donate, please visit:
THE KBFUS FUNDRAISER PAGE
- Posted 9 December 2016
INDO DUTCH KITCHEN SECRETS
An inspiring full-color hardcover cookbook about a unique culinary heritage, told through a collection of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, recently published by the author, Jeff Keasberry.
Jeff is an active member of the Netherlands American Society.
- Update posted 9 December 2016
DUTCH GIRLS THANK DAD BY COMMERCIALIZING HIS INVENTION
Rijswijk, Netherlands - To thank their dad, Lugino Macnack, his daughters Stephanie and Michelle have set up a company to commercialize one of his inventions: GoalMaster Pro. In order to get things rolling, they have created a crowdfunding page at indiegogo.com.
The GoalMaster Pro is a unique, portable soccer device that can serve as a toy or training equipment, and provide challenging fun for all ages at garden parties, the beach or just about anywhere.
To find out more, including a video, and help them succeed, please visit:
- Posted 23 November 2016
DUTCH LINGUIST JOB
Bernardo Machain, a linguist recruiter at Lionbridge, is looking for a Dutch linguist that might be interested in working for Apple in Culver City. This is a full-time job, applicant must be familiar with Apple products (iPhone, iPad, etc), have an Apple iTunes ID and love music. If interested Bernardo can be reached at:
- Posted 7 October 2016
THE DUTCH REACH
As those who ride bikes know, dooring, where someone opens a car door into a bicyclist riding by, is a serious issue that can lead to injury. In the Netherlands, people who drive are also well aware of dooring and have developed a simple technique that can help prevent this. With the Dutch Reach, drivers use their right hand to open a car door, forcing them to look behind them for approaching bicyclists before opening the car door. Outside Magazine
recently released a
video on the Dutch Reach
Take a look, share it with people you know, and try it out when you're driving a car.
Source: Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Newsletter, September 29, 2016
- Posted 3 October 2016
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NAS SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING
DUTCH SCHOOL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
Dutch School of Southern California offers classes in Dutch Language and Culture, to children from 4-14 years old, absolute beginners or already fluent in Dutch.
NAS Member Laura Ligthart is Director of Dutch School of Southern California.
Challenges Foundation is a sailing program for veterans, the disabled and underprivileged. Donations are gratefully appreciated.
NAS members Inge Hobo-Scheinfarb and David Scheinfarb are the Board of Directors.