AWC Going Dutch May_June 2019


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

One-of-a-Kind Activities

by Marsha Hagney & Suzanne MacNeil

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Author, Mother, Sober, & Expat!

Book Reading and Signing with Janelle

Hanchett: I’m Just Happy To Be Here

Pregnant just three months after meeting her

baby’s father, 21-year-old Janelle Hanchett

thought she knew what she was getting into

and could handle all that motherhood was supposed

to offer. After her daughter was born,

she realized her new marriage, new baby, and

new life was not what she expected. Soon,

afternoon glasses of wine became full-on

benders and a deep dive into drug addiction.

Now sober, Janelle Hanchett, author, mother

and wife, will join us at the Clubhouse to discuss

her open and honest memoir: I’m Just

Happy to be Here. The book takes readers on

the ten-year rollercoaster ride of Janelle’s addictions,

many unsuccessful rehab attempts,

and then finally finding her way to sobriety.

They are just working. That’s it. We are surviving.

Full stop.”

Please join us in welcoming author, mother,

and soon-to-be expat, Janelle Hanchett, to our

Clubhouse. You can purchase a copy of I’m

Just Happy To Be Here at the American Book

Center located at Lange Poten 23. If you

have any questions, please contact Suzanne

MacNeil at

Monday, May 6

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

AWC Clubhouse

€ 10 Members / € 15 non-members

Maximum 30

Sign up at

Painted Collage Workshop

No Drawing or Painting Skills Required!

Join Karla Duterloo at the Clubhouse to

learn how to make abstract paintings that

you will then use to make several small

collages. Karla is an artist from The Hague

who now lives in Cape Town, South Africa,

and she specializes in abstract compositions

and mosaics. She encourages participants to

“Let it go” and enjoy the process of painting

to create original artwork in this hands-on

course. Learn more about Karla at www.

Tuesday, July 9

7 – 10 p.m.

AWC Clubhouse

Maximum 15 / Minimum 8

€ 50 Members / € 55 non-members

Price includes all material

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American Baseball Comes to the


If you can’t make it

to your favorite baseball

park in the US

this summer, you can

still take in America’s

favorite pastime

in Rotterdam.

The World Port

Tournament (

will take place at Neptunus Family Stadium

and the US will field a team, along with

teams from the Netherlands, Japan, Curaçao

and China. The tournament runs from July

12 through July 21, and Wednesday, July 17

has been named USA Day. The American

team will play Curaçao at 7 p.m. and AWC

Members are invited to field our own team to

cheer on our countrymen.

Tickets have not yet gone on sale for the

July 17 game. However, if you would like

to attend the game, please send your name

and number of tickets you need to Suzanne

MacNeil. We would like to secure a block of

seats so Club Members can sit together.

Wednesday, July 17

7 p.m.

USA vs. Curacao

World Port Tournament

Neptunus Stadium, Rotterdam

Arrangements will be provided upon


Sign up with Suzanne MacNeil at

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that her family is moving to the Netherlands

from northern California. As she wrote, “We

want to live. We want to do something. We

want our kids to witness a reality that isn’t

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