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NETHERLANDS AMERICAN SOCIETY
OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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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.
Seasons Greetings
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS
  • DE NEDERLANDSE KERSTDIENST Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • NAS NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION Sunday, January 15, 2017
  • NAS VISIT TO THE BROAD Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • NAS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Sunday, March 12, 2017
OUR SPONSORS
ANNOUNCEMENTS, ETC.
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.
hyperrealism
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:
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. GoalMaster Pro

The GoalMaster Pro is a unique, portable soccer device that can serve as a toy or training equipment, and provide challenging fun for all agesĀ 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 -

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.
indo dutch kitchen
Jeff is an active member of the Netherlands American Society. Updated 9 December 2016, Originally Posted 10 March 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:
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- 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
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
DUTCH TEACHER NEEDED
Global LT, a language training company based in Troy, Michigan is currently seeking a highly qualified and experienced DUTCH instructor in Los Angeles, CA; someone knowledgeable and comfortable with designing customized curriculum to attend to the specific learning objectives of the student. If you or someone you know are available and interested in entering our selection process, please reply and provide me with:
  1. An updated copy of your resume
  2. 2 or 3 references (names and emails only)
  3. A desired compensation hourly rate, indicating whether this is negotiable
- Posted 5 August 2016
NEW BOOK - A PLACE OF NEW BEGINNINGS
A Place of Refuge (published in 2013) and its sequel A Place of New Beginnings, both by Renae B. Vander Schaaf, tell the story of the people who came from The Netherlands to settle on the plains of Iowa in 1847 and their eventual move to Sioux County Iowa in 1871.
A Place of Refuge A Place of New Beginnings
The books are based on historical fact, but told in story form. They include some Dutch words, recipes, Heidelberg Catechism, and hymns. They really try to keep their national character true. The author did a lot research, reading and much listening to write these books about a fictional character Elsje Van Der Zuiden, but included many real people, such as Henry Hospers.
A Place of Refuge may be ordered from the publisher in Pella, Iowa, or online at:
A Place of New Beginnings may be ordered directly from:
Both also available at other online booksellers. Discover more on Facebook.
- Posted 6 July 2016
NEW BOOK ABOUT THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY IN INDONESIA
Far Aft and Faintly The novel Far Aft and Faintly is based on the memoir of one Admiraal Maarten Danielszoon Sweers of the Koninklijke Marine Nederland (Royal Netherlands Navy), and his experiences from 1936 up to the first Battle of the South China Sea, on December 08, 1941. The author, Mark Klimaszewki, was inspired by those World War Two veterans of many nations that he had met during the course of his life and career as a shipbuilder. To find out more about this book and how to purchase, please visit:
- Posted 18 April 2016
DUTCH PASSPORTS IN LOS ANGELES
The issuance of Dutch travel documents is changing worldwide, and unfortunately this has affected the service to Dutch citizens in the United States as well.
In the United States, the Netherlands government has stopped issuing passports at the Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago per October 1, 2015.
Currently passport applications can only be submitted at the Consulates General in Miami, San Francisco and New York, and at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The Dutch Government acknowledges that these changes will have practical consequences for Dutch nationals worldwide, and therefore has introduced a Dutch passport with a validity for 10 years. - Posted 8 March 2016.
NAS PRES FINISHES LA MARATHON IN PB TIME FOR WORTHWHILE CAUSE
On Sunday, February 14th 2016, the Netherlands American Society's president Justin Verduyn (on the right in the photo) and his pastor Mathew ran the L.A. marathon finishing in the top 11% with personal best times of 3h 53m. They ran the race for a very good cause, namely The Dream Center, their church's hospital. Participants ran to raise support for the Dream Center's human trafficking program, Project Hope.
marathon
There are 10,000 women trapped in underground brothels throughout Los Angeles. The Dream Center is the only emergency rescue shelter in Southern California for adult victims of human trafficking. It takes $1,200 to provide medical and dental care to one survivor at The Dream Center. Every dollar counts!
Justin personally exceeded his goal of raising enough money to help one survivor.
You can still help by making a donation.
Watch a two minute video on Facebook.
- Posted 19 February 2016
ABOUT ANNOUNCEMENTS
If your group or organization has an announcement that you would like listed here, please contact us. 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. Business and/or promotional announcements should not be construed as being an endorsement by the Netherlands American Society. We maintain a limited selection of past announcements in our:
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
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.
 
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