Netherlands American Society of Southern California
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. Read more about the Netherlands American Society and its history here.
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. Find out more... 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. Check out the full story... NAS members Inge Hobo-Scheinfarb and David Scheinfarb are the Board of Directors.
DUTCH DIRECTOR TO BE FILMING IN LOS ANGELES
In March, World Visuals Films with director Niels Bourgonje and screenwriter Paul Bontenbal will be making the exciting short film Deserted in the Los Angeles area. Deserted is about a man who is lost and exhausted in the desert. After finding a bottle of water, he fights the temptation to drink any. Throughout the film it is revealed how the man has been trapped in this situation and what the consequences are if he drinks the water.
A portion of the cost to create this film is carried by the makers themselves and the remainder they hope to pick up through crowdfunding. Supporters receive commensurate premiums. To support this project and for more information, please visit desertedshortfilm.com (Mostly Dutch language).
- Posted 23 January 2015
DUTCH THRILLER PUBLISHED IN THE USA
Theo Akse announces the release of his book Hidden Current which is an exciting thriller set amidst the historical background of The Hague and provides a rare glimpse into the world of money laundering and underground bankers. The original Dutch novel by Theo Akse has been translated into English and is available at, among other booksellers, Amazon.com. Hidden Current, Theo Akse.
- Posted 30 August 2014
DUTCH EXCHANGE STUDENT NEEDS HOST FAMILY International Student Exchange (ISE) is seeking an immediate voluntary host family in California for Dutch exchange student, Marieke, age 17. Marieke has been carefully screened, will attend a local high school, speaks English, will bring her own spending money, has full medical insurance coverage, will receive a pre-departure orientation from the Netherlands, will share cultures, ideas with host family. For more info, contact Sandy Couch: 323-466-2672 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit iseusa.com for additional information about ISE services.
- Posted 10 August 2014
SDI MEDIA SEEKING DUTCH SUBTITLE EDITOR SDI Media is looking for Dutch Subtitle Editor candidates that are in the Los Angeles area. This position is On Call for $14/hr. Please email your resume to email@example.com .
Job duties include:
Simulate, correlate, spot, proof, transcribe, and translate SDI Media products and services, including but not limited to subtitles, captions, games, etc.
Perform any necessary activities in the Production Department (i.e., simulate, correlate, spot, proof, transcribe, translate or perform any other tasks that are required for all SDI Media USA products and services)
NEW DUTCH PASSPORT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Starting 9 March 2014 Dutch passports for adults will be issued with 10 year validity. For those younger than 18 years, the validity of the passport remains 5 years.
New chancellery fees will also be effective on 9 March 2014:
Regular or business passport (validity 10 years, adult) : €131.11
Regular or business passport (validity 5 years, minors) : €115.20
Emergency passport / Laissez Passer : €46.61
You may lose your Dutch nationality (article 15.1.c RWN) if you let a passport with 10 year validity expire and the following is applicable:
at the time of issuing of this passport you are of age (18 years or older) and
besides the Dutch nationality you possess another nationality and
you are not living within the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten, nor in one of the countries of the European Union.
You may prevent this from happening by:
having a new passport issued before the expiry date of this passport or
obtaining a so-called ‘Statement of Possession of Dutch nationality’ before the expiry date of this passport or
living within the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten, or in one of the countries of the European Union for at least one (1) year before the expiry date of this passport.
AMSTERDAM CALLING - NEW YouTube WEB SERIES Molen Blauw Productions has released the first of twenty weekly episodes of its web series “Amsterdam Calling”. Part travel doc and part real-life vlog, "Amsterdam Calling" takes viewers along with a group of Dutch female students as they visit cool and unusual places in Europe's most fun and charming city. You can experience Amsterdam shopping, bar-hopping, going to music festivals, museums and cultural events. Watch the current episode and meet the girls on YouTube... - Posted 17 January 2014
DUTCH STROOPWAFELS FRESHLY MADE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Now you can get delicious, mouth-watering Dutch stroopwafels freshly made right here in Southern California. These are American hand made Dutch stroopwafels made available to you by native Dutch. Don't like to pay for shipping? Scheduled delivery and pickup options are available. Visit www.holdyourwaffle.com for ordering.
- Posted 20 November 2013
If your group or organization has an announcement that you would like listed here, please fill in and submit the submissions form. The subject should be Dutch related and appropriate. The Special Announcements are listed as a convenience and source of interest for visitors to this web site and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Netherlands American Society.
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BECOME A SPONSOR
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get your logo and text, with a link to your Web site, placed on our Home page. FIND OUT MORE....
BECOME A MEMBER
Join the Netherlands American Society, by mailing in your
Membership Application, and enjoy all the benefits of belonging to a wonderful social organization, friendship, great events and sharing a common interest in the Netherlands. Check out our NAS Membership Distribution Map (new) and maybe you'll find there is a NAS member already living in your neighborhood.