AWC Going Dutch May_June 2019


The monthly magazine of the American Women's Club of The Hague

Ongoing Activities (cont.)

Continued from page 19

Thirsty Thursday

Join us again for our monthly gathering.

Thirsty Thursday is a casual evening of

companionship and good conversation—a

favorite for AWC Members and prospective

Members. Two soft drinks, wine or beer,

plus snacks.

Thursday, May 16

6 – 9 p.m.

Restaurant Toko Frederik

Frederikstraat 225, 2514 LC, Den Haag

€ 15 for two drinks and food

No RSVP needed

Thursday, June 20

6 – 9 p.m.

Grieks Restaurant Knossos

Kerkplein 1, 2513 AZ, Den Haag

€ 15 for two drinks and food

No RSVP needed

Upcoming Thirsty Thursdays:

July 18: Location TBA

August 15: Location TBA

Walkie Talkies

Whether you count your steps or just want

to walk with friends, the Monday morning

Walkie Talkies is a fun, healthy and energetic

way to start the week. The group meets in

front of the Clubhouse before heading out to

walk to various destinations in the area, usually

racking up 10,000 steps along the way.

We will continue to walk most Mondays

throughout the summer. Please check the

AWC Facebook page or contact Emily van

Eerten at

for last minute updates and cancellations.


9:30 a.m.

AWC Clubhouse


Sign up at

Wassenaar Coffee &


If you live in or north of Wassenaar, join your

neighbors for coffee and conversation once

a month without having to drive to the clubhouse.

One Member will host a casual coffee

at her home at 9:30 on the first Thursday

of every month. Prospective Members are

welcome too. Suzanne Dundas coordinates

these meetings and can be reached at Because

the location changes every month, contact

Suzanne if you are interested in attending or

for more information.

Thursday, May 2

Thursday, June 6

9:30 a.m.

Location TBA


Message from the President (cont.)

Continued from page 6

I’m especially appreciative of Sheyla

Karman, a CPA and our Treasurer, who

manages our accounts with finesse as I’m on

the other side of the spectrum when it comes

to numbers. Sheyla and the Finance Team

have made their hours of work on our budget

and oversight of our finances easy for

me to understand and feel confident, even

when we went through a nasty period in the

market this Club year.

It’s difficult to quantify the time and energy

that goes into running a volunteer

organization. There aren’t enough words

to express my gratitude to all those who

make our Club run, and run well. Your

Board takes its job seriously, but we don’t

take ourselves seriously. Our meetings are

sometimes long, there are many discussions

about minor and major issues, and we work

together as a team, which makes the work

enjoyable. So, indulge me with a few more

thanks. Heather DeWitt, our Secretary, is

relatively new to the Club, but has been an

invaluable addition. Audrey Goodman,

our Communications Officer, oversees the

Club’s communications portals, is the Going

Dutch Editor, and launched our Instagram

account last month. She is indefatigable!

And, many thanks to Georgia Regnault,

our Parliamentarian, and Jessie Roddell,

who serves as our Board Advisor. They kept

us (me) on the right track.

Please welcome Melissa Rider as the Club’s

new Vice President and Amber Gatewood

who will chair Club and Community

Development. They both come to the Board

as long-time Members of our Club with lots

of ideas. I’m honored to serve with them

and all the remarkable women who give

of their time and energy to make our AWC

what it is becoming.

Bedankt and tot ziens!



MAY/JUNE 2019 21

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