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<strong>Going</strong> <strong>Dutch</strong><br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong><br />

The Magazine of the<br />

American Women’s Club<br />

of The Hague<br />

Prinsjesdag<br />

Thanksgiving in Leiden<br />

Barcelona Weekend<br />

6<br />

34<br />

45<br />

5 Officers and Chairwomen<br />

6 Prinsjesdag Collage<br />

8 Message from the President<br />

9 Annual General Meeting<br />

10 Letter from the Editor<br />

12 Membership<br />

12 Clubhouse Corner<br />

13 Newcomers<br />

14 Ongoing Activities<br />

19 Cologne Christmas Market<br />

20 One-of-a-Kind Activities<br />

22 Keeping Biodiversity<br />

Diverse<br />

26 Holiday Bazaar<br />

28 <strong>Nov</strong>ember Calendar<br />

31 <strong>AWC</strong> and the Arts<br />

32 F<strong>AWC</strong>O Corner<br />

33 Climate Change Collage<br />

34 Thanksgiving Day Service<br />

35 Thanksgiving Day Lunch<br />

36 The <strong>Dutch</strong> Daily<br />

37 Your Vote is Your Voice<br />

38 Welcome Back BBQ Collage<br />

40 Unconventional Travel:<br />

Down Under<br />

45 Weekend in Barcelona<br />

48 Announcements<br />

52 Classifieds<br />

53 Index of Advertisers<br />

and Ad Rates<br />

54 Restaurant<br />

Recommendations<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>2019</strong> 3

Editor<br />

Alex Moore<br />

<strong>2019</strong>-2020 <strong>AWC</strong> Officers<br />

Committee Chairs<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

Johan van Oldenbarneveltlaan 43<br />

2582 NJ Den Haag<br />

Tel: 070 350 6007<br />

info@awcthehague.org<br />

www.awcthehague.org<br />

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Design and Layout<br />

Teresa Mahoney<br />

Cover Photo<br />

Foggy Morning by Melissa White<br />

Photography<br />

Greetje Engelsman, Amber Gatewood,<br />

Audrey Goodman, Theresa Lane, Suzanne<br />

MacNeil, Melissa Rider, Emily van Eerten,<br />

Anne van Oorshot, Melissa White<br />

Proofreaders<br />

Celeste Brown, Jane Gulde, Diane Schaap,<br />

Debbie van Hees, Melissa White<br />

Advertising Manager & Invoicing<br />

Theresa Lane<br />

Contributors<br />

Barbara Bookman, Mary Ellen Brennan,<br />

Jane Choy, Suzanne Dundas, Greetje<br />

Engelsman, Roberta Enschede, Jan Essad,<br />

Amber Gatewood, Audrey Goodman, Dena<br />

Haggerty, Jaimie Keppel, Suzanne MacNeil,<br />

Sunita Menon, Melissa Rider, Suzi Tart, Jo<br />

van Kalveen, Anne van Oorshot, Hilde Volle,<br />

Melissa White<br />

Printer<br />

www.dwcprint.nl<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Bank Account Number<br />

IBAN: NL42ABNA0431421757<br />

KvK Den Haag<br />

40409274<br />

BTW or VAT: 007408705B01<br />

Honorary President Diane Hoekstra<br />

President Suzanne MacNeil<br />

president@awcthehague.org<br />

Vice President Melissa Rider<br />

vicepresident@awcthehague.org<br />

Treasurer Sheyla Karman<br />

treasurer@awcthehague.org<br />

Secretary Heather DeWitt<br />

secretary@awcthehague.org<br />

Club and Community Development<br />

Amber Gatewood<br />

community@awcthehague.org<br />

Clubhouse Administrator<br />

Jan Essad<br />

clubadministrator@awcthehague.org<br />

Communications Audrey Goodman<br />

communications@awcthehague.org<br />

Member-at-Large<br />

Sunita Menon<br />

Front Office<br />

Liduine Bekman, Siska Datema-Kool,<br />

Hannah Gray, Georgia Regnault, Melissa<br />

Rider, Jessie Rodell<br />

Activities: Open<br />

Arts: Jane Choy<br />

Assistant Treasurer: Teresa Insalaco<br />

Assistant Membership: Liduine Bekman<br />

Board Advisor: Jessie Rodell<br />

Bookkeeper: Lore Schnebelie<br />

Caring Committee: Naomi Keip<br />

Chat, Craft & Cake: Suzanne Dundas<br />

eNews: Amber Gatewood<br />

Evening Events: Open<br />

F<strong>AWC</strong>O: Barbara Brookman<br />

Front Office Coordinator: Open<br />

General Meeting Programs: Open<br />

Heart Pillow: Jan de Vries<br />

Historian/Archivist: Georgia Regnault<br />

Holiday Bazaar: Jaimie Keppel-Molenaar<br />

IT Administrator: Julie Otten<br />

Kids’ Club: Open<br />

Library: Dena Haggerty<br />

Lunch Bunch: Greetje Engelsman<br />

Membership: Mary Ellen Brennan<br />

Movie Network: Tina Andrews<br />

Newcomers: Jo van Kalveen & Hilde<br />

Volle<br />

Parliamentarian: Georgia Regnault<br />

Philanthropy: Open<br />

Public Relations: Open<br />

Social Media: Ceci Wong & Julie Otten<br />

Tennis: Molly Boed<br />

Thirsty Thursday: Open<br />

Tours: Liduine Bekman<br />

Volunteer Coordinator: Laurie<br />

Martecchini<br />

Walkie Talkies: Emily van Eerten<br />

Webmaster: Julie Otten<br />

Women with <strong>Dutch</strong> Partners: Michelle<br />

Voorn<br />

Deadlines: Submissions are due no later than the last Monday of the month preceding the publication month.<br />

For example, for the January/February issue, submissions are due before Monday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 25<br />

Please Note: Articles submitted to <strong>Going</strong> <strong>Dutch</strong> will be published subject to space limitations and editorial approval.<br />

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Legal Notice: Articles in <strong>Going</strong> <strong>Dutch</strong> express the views and opinions of their authors alone, and not necessarily<br />

those of the <strong>AWC</strong> of The Hague, its Members or this publication.<br />


<strong>AWC</strong> Mission Statement<br />

The <strong>AWC</strong> is an association formed to provide social and educational activities for American<br />

women living in the Netherlands and to promote amicable relations among people of all nations,<br />

as well as acquiring funds for general public interest. Membership in the club is open<br />

to women of all nations who are friendly and welcoming to American culture. The association<br />

does not endeavor to make a profit. The <strong>AWC</strong> is a 100% volunteer organization.<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>2019</strong> 5

Prinsjesdag Luncheon<br />


Message from the President<br />

by Suzanne MacNeil<br />

I<br />

started this month’s column in Amsterdam<br />

where I took part in F<strong>AWC</strong>O’s Region<br />

4 meeting. This was only my second<br />

F<strong>AWC</strong>O event as the biennial conference in<br />

the spring in Edinburgh was my immersion<br />

into the organization, which is something all<br />

of you belong to as a Member of our Club.<br />

My first F<strong>AWC</strong>O experience was overwhelming,<br />

to say the least. I knew very few of the<br />

attendees, wasn’t sure what to expect, and<br />

didn’t know what I was supposed to get out<br />

of the weekend. What I got was overwhelming.<br />

The energy, the confidence, the ideas,<br />

and the enthusiasm that emanated from the<br />

attendees from <strong>AWC</strong>s worldwide made me a<br />

true believer (aka F<strong>AWC</strong>O Fever).<br />

The Amsterdam conference hosted 60<br />

women from clubs throughout Europe, including<br />

Moscow, not just Region 4 which<br />

is comprised of our Club, Amsterdam,<br />

Antwerp, Brussels, and Luxembourg. When<br />

I walked in to the dinner the first evening it<br />

felt like home. So many familiar faces, big<br />

hugs, interesting conversation, and women<br />

who share their passion about issues that<br />

matter to them. Barbara Brookman, our<br />

new F<strong>AWC</strong>O Representative, (see photo!)<br />

also took part in the conference, along with<br />

Emily van Eerten, the F<strong>AWC</strong>O President,<br />

Mary Adams, and Laurie Brooks. Did you<br />

know there’s an offshoot of F<strong>AWC</strong>O called<br />

FAUSA, F<strong>AWC</strong>O Alumni USA? When I repatriate<br />

next year, I know that I’ll be able to<br />

continue to follow my heart on the issues<br />

that matter most to me. I hope that you’ll<br />

research how you can get involved with<br />

F<strong>AWC</strong>O.<br />


<strong>Nov</strong>ember is packed<br />

with choices, some<br />

are our regular<br />

monthly activities<br />

and others are<br />

one-of-a-kind.<br />

Our annual<br />

Holiday Bazaar will<br />

be held the weekend<br />

of <strong>Nov</strong>ember<br />

9 and 10 at the<br />

Marriott Hotel<br />

(please note this<br />

is a new location).<br />

Jaime Keppel is<br />

again chairing the<br />

Bazaar (see story<br />

on pages 26 – 27)<br />

and has rounded<br />

up a number of<br />

new vendors for<br />

the <strong>2019</strong> edition.<br />

If you haven’t yet volunteered to work the<br />

bazaar, please contact Laurie Martecchini<br />

(volunteercoordinator@awcthehague.org).<br />

Theresa Lane is chairing our bake sale,<br />

look for information from her on Facebook<br />

and eNews. The Holiday Bazaar is an<br />

important event as we use the money raised<br />

to help fund our philanthropic events and<br />

activities throughout the Club year and I<br />

hope to see you volunteering and shopping!<br />

If Thanksgiving is giving you the blues because<br />

you won’t be able to spend it with<br />

family, our Members are the best substitutes<br />

for relatives as we’re our own little family!<br />

We’ll celebrate with turkey, dressing, and<br />

all the fixings after our <strong>Nov</strong>ember Annual<br />

General Meeting on <strong>Nov</strong>ember 14 and if<br />

you have a favorite recipe for a side, don’t<br />

hesitate to let Jan Essad or Sunita Menon<br />

know (clubadministrator@awcthehague.<br />

org), as they’re planning the menu. Not only<br />

are we celebrating the holiday, the meeting is<br />

one of our most important as our Treasurer,<br />

Sheyla Karman, will review the budget for<br />

the current Club year and you will have the<br />

opportunity to ask questions, and then the<br />

Membership will vote to ratify the budget.<br />

After the vote, Anne van Oorschot, a former<br />

president of our Club who is now the<br />

co-chair of F<strong>AWC</strong>O’s Environment Team,<br />

will update us on how F<strong>AWC</strong>O is working<br />

to stem the growing climate change crisis by<br />

sharing every day changes that can make a<br />

difference (see page 22).<br />

>>25<br />

Annual General Meeting<br />

by Suzanne MacNeil and Anne van Oorschot<br />

The <strong>Nov</strong>ember General Meeting is one<br />

of the most important of our Club<br />

year. Sheyla Karman, our Treasurer,<br />

will present the <strong>2019</strong>-2020 budget to the<br />

Membership for discussion and a vote. Should<br />

you want to review the budget in advance, a<br />

copy will be provided by emailing President@<br />

awcthehague.org. In addition, your Board will<br />

share information about the philanthropic<br />

projects we’ve undertaken and funded in the<br />

past 18 months. It’s an impressive list!<br />

The Problem with Plastic<br />

Following the formal portion of the meeting,<br />

Anne van Oorschot, a former President<br />

of our Club who is now the Co-Chair for the<br />

F<strong>AWC</strong>O Environment Team, will discuss<br />

the problem with plastic. “Climate change<br />

has been called the biggest crisis humanity<br />

has ever faced. The causes are complicated<br />

and varied and include the warming of the<br />

planet due to increased methane and CO2,<br />

deforestation, human trash, and the use of<br />

pesticides and herbicides. While many of<br />

these issues are beyond the influence of the<br />

average person, one big component of human<br />

trash is plastic, and the consumption of<br />

plastic is within the control of the consumer,<br />

if we are aware of it. Learn some background<br />

information<br />

about plastic<br />

and the huge problem<br />

it has become,<br />

as well as some<br />

practical ideas that<br />

we as consumers<br />

can carry out to be<br />

part of the solution.”<br />

Potluck Lunch<br />

Following the<br />

meeting we will celebrate Thanksgiving<br />

with our annual Potluck Lunch. Please look<br />

for more information about the luncheon in<br />

eNews and on our Facebook page.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 14<br />

10 a.m. Coffee and Conversation<br />

10:30 a.m. Club updates and news<br />

10:45 a.m. Budget review and vote<br />

11:15 a.m. Philanthropic overview<br />

11:30 a.m. Presentation by Anne van<br />

Oorschot<br />

Potluck Lunch following the meeting<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

Guests are welcome<br />

Sign up on awcthehague.org<br />

Did you know that any woman who speaks English is eligible to join the<br />

American Women’s Club?<br />

Invite your English-speaking friends, wherever they’re from, to join us today!<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>2019</strong> 9

Letter from the Editor<br />

by Alex Moore<br />

I<br />

don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m<br />

surprised with how fast this year is going.<br />

I blinked and it was the end of February.<br />

I blinked again, and it was September. The<br />

end of <strong>2019</strong> is almost here which means the<br />

end of another decade. Normally, I’d get contemplative<br />

at this point in the letter, but I’ll<br />

save that pseudo-intellectual, semi-thoughtful<br />

drivel for another day.<br />

With the holidays around the corners, this<br />

is the part where many expats get homesick.<br />

In my experience, I have found that<br />

Thanksgiving is one of the hardest holidays<br />

to experience outside of the US. It’s such a<br />

uniquely American holiday rooted in tradition,<br />

a holiday that may have some kind of<br />

equivalent in other countries, but it’s not the<br />

same. However, I have every plan ready to<br />

keep Thanksgiving alive in Holland. But<br />

with the great sense of community that we<br />

share at the Club, we expats won’t be so<br />

lonely after all. The Ceremony in Leiden and<br />

the Thanksgiving Lunch are great opportunities<br />

to spend time with new and old Club<br />

Members.<br />

Before I get too emo, I’ll share an anecdote<br />

from last year’s Thanksgiving preparations.<br />

Ladies and gentlemen, the Great Turkey<br />

Pursuit of 2018. I went into Rotterdam to<br />

pick up a turkey from a well-known poultry<br />

butcher in the city. I placed my order and<br />

had to find the nearest ATM to get cash to<br />

pay for my turkey because I didn’t have a<br />

<strong>Dutch</strong> bank account at the time. After I paid<br />

and left, I walked fifteen minutes or so to<br />

the nearest metro station, which was Blaak.<br />

I boarded the metro with a six pound turkey<br />

in my arms during the beginning of the afternoon<br />

rush where it was standing room only.<br />

I finally got a seat with one stop left to go.<br />

But the saga continues. I fumbled for my<br />

metro card from my back pocket while trying<br />

not to drop the albatross of a turkey in<br />

my arms. I boarded a bus where I raced towards<br />

the first seat I found and my tired arms<br />

had a break. At least until I had to walk from<br />

the bus stop to the house, where my in-laws’<br />

Irish terrier Teddy greeted me by sniffing and<br />

jumping on me. While I had the turkey in my<br />

arms. If it weren’t for my cat-like reflexes<br />

and quick thinking, I might have dropped it<br />

on her head.<br />

By the way, I see the irony (if that’s the right<br />

word) of referring to a turkey as an albatross.<br />

I hope no one is burdened by that detail<br />

and by the groaner pun I just sneaked into<br />

this sentence. Cooking the turkey itself was<br />

easier than I thought, but it was as time consuming<br />

as I anticipated. Especially because<br />

Teddy kept coming into the kitchen with her<br />

orange soccer ball begging me to play with<br />

her. I relented briefly before livestreaming<br />

another episode of “Alex’s Ratchet Kitchen”<br />

on Instagram which involved me basting the<br />

turkey, telling bad jokes, and moving the<br />

camera to show Teddy eyeing the turkey with<br />

her soccer ball at her paws.<br />

10 GOING DUTCH<br />

While I’ll be cooking the turkey again, I<br />

won’t have any dogs in the kitchen because<br />

sadly Teddy went to dog heaven earlier this<br />

year. I will, however, try to livestream again<br />

because that was fun. I’m hoping that this<br />

year doesn’t involve going over the river and<br />

through the concrete jungle of Rotterdam<br />

with a turkey in my arms. But you never<br />

know.<br />

Alex<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>2019</strong> 11

Membership<br />

by Mary Ellen Brennan<br />

We are very pleased with the number<br />

of new Members who joined and<br />

current Members who renewed during<br />

September! Our success has been in large<br />

part due to the great benefits of Membership.<br />

Prospective Members just couldn’t say no<br />

to the value that we provide as an organization.<br />

The greatest benefit of Membership is<br />

becoming a part of a close-knit community<br />

of women who are interesting, diverse, supportive,<br />

friendly, and enthusiastic.<br />

We get many new Members through our<br />

current Members. Please take a moment<br />

to think about who you might reach out to<br />

about our community and its benefits, and<br />

invite them to join us at an upcoming event.<br />

Remember that one doesn’t need to be an<br />

American to join! Membership is available<br />

to women who are at least 18 years of age<br />

and either hold a US passport, or are married<br />

to a US citizen, or have an affinity for<br />

Did you know we moved to the current<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse location in 2012 and<br />

our Clubhouse lease was renewed automatically<br />

for five years on June 21, 2017? If<br />

we choose to move, a one-year notice must<br />

be given to the Property Owners before the<br />

next renewal date of June 21, 2022.<br />

the US. Let’s keep our momentum going by<br />

reaching out to potential Members!<br />

Clubhouse Corner<br />

by Jan Essad & Sunita Menon<br />

Welcome New Members!<br />

Erin Baker<br />

Carin Elam<br />

Beatriz Martiniez-van Erven<br />

Summer Fisk<br />

Hanny<br />

Amie Hesbach<br />

Rachel Kuppers<br />

Joy Marino<br />

Liesbeth Tutein Nolthenius<br />

Newcomers<br />

by Jo van Kalveen & Hilde Volle<br />

One of the first images you think of<br />

when you hear the word “Delft’<br />

must be the world famous blue and<br />

white porcelain tiles and ornaments – the<br />

renowned Delft Blauwe! Join Jo and Hilde<br />

and fellow <strong>AWC</strong> Newcomers on a trip to Delft<br />

where you will visit the wonderful Royal<br />

Delft porcelain factory. We will also use this<br />

visit to travel by public transport departing<br />

from The Hague by train and returning from<br />

Delft by tram so it’s a great opportunity to<br />

practice using your OV-chipkaart!<br />

Royal Delft is the only Delft manufacturer<br />

of Delft Blue since the 17th century, and<br />

to this day still uses the same methods of<br />

production. We will take a tour of the Royal<br />

Delft Experience where you learn about the<br />

history and production process of Royal<br />

Delftware, see live painting demonstrations,<br />

visit the Delftware museum collection, and<br />

walk through part of the Royal Delft factory<br />

itself. The tour ends with a look around the<br />

lovely gift store which stocks a huge range<br />

of Royal Delft products. We will then walk<br />

into the center of Delft for lunch at one of<br />

the many restaurants there before catching<br />

Tram 1 back to The Hague midafternoon.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 20<br />

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.<br />

Registration Deadline: <strong>Nov</strong>ember 15<br />

Assemble at Den Haag Centraal at<br />

9 a.m. by Starbucks<br />

Train to Delft Central Station (17 minutes)<br />

Walk to Royal Delft (15 to 20 minutes)<br />

Visit Royal Delft, audio or guided tour<br />

Walk into Delft for lunch, at participants<br />

own expense (20 minutes)<br />

Tram to the center of The Hague (30<br />

minutes)<br />

Museum, transportation and lunch at<br />

own expense.<br />

Museum entrance: € 14, or € 11 with<br />

Museumkaart.<br />

Train from Den Haag Centraal to Delft:<br />

€ 2,60 with OV-chipkaart<br />

Tram from Delft back to Den Haag:<br />

€ 2.51 with OV-chipkaart<br />

12 GOING DUTCH<br />

You may have heard we have formed an<br />

ad hoc committee to look into how we use<br />

our Clubhouse and what our future options<br />

may be. We love our current Clubhouse and<br />

want to make sure we are in the right place<br />

while meeting the needs of our Membership<br />

and our activities. Look for a survey coming<br />

your way and if you have any questions<br />

be sure to ask us, your Clubhouse<br />

Administrators. In the meantime, let’s enjoy<br />

our Clubhouse. See you at the Club!<br />

Clubhouse Corner<br />

Did you know you can use the Clubhouse for a private event or business workshop<br />

or meeting? Interested? Contact your Clubhouse Administrators, Sunita and Jan, at<br />

clubadministrator@awcthehague.org for more details.<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>2019</strong> 13

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Ongoing Activities<br />

Book Clubs<br />

The <strong>AWC</strong> Book Clubs are open to all readers,<br />

and new Members are especially welcome!<br />

There are no requirements that you<br />

must attend every meeting or lead a discussion.<br />

Snacks are provided by a different<br />

Member each month. There are two Book<br />

Clubs hosted by <strong>AWC</strong> Members: One in the<br />

daytime and one in the evening. Questions?<br />

Teresa Mahoney organizes the daytime<br />

group and can be reached at bookclubday@<br />

awcthehague.org. Dena Haggerty handles<br />

the evening meetings and can be reached<br />

at bookclubevening@awcthehague.org.<br />

Happy reading!<br />

Daytime Book Club<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember Selection: Beloved by Toni<br />

Morrison<br />

Staring unflinchingly into<br />

the abyss of slavery, this<br />

spellbinding novel transforms<br />

history into a story<br />

as powerful as Exodus<br />

and as intimate as a lullaby.<br />

Sethe, its protagonist,<br />

was born a slave and<br />

escaped to Ohio, but 18<br />

years later she is still not<br />

free. She has too many memories of Sweet<br />

Home, the beautiful farm where so many<br />

hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new<br />

home is haunted by the ghost of her baby,<br />

who died nameless and whose tombstone is<br />

engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled<br />

with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a<br />

rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 21<br />

10 a.m.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

FREE<br />

Daytime Book Club Recap – September<br />

“You don’t have to be a good girl to be a good<br />

person” is the marketing tagline for City of<br />

Girls and the theme of Elizabeth Gilbert’s<br />

entire novel. Vivian Morris, rich 19-yearold<br />

Vassar flunkout, finds that “good girl,” if<br />

the concept exists at all, means a completely<br />

Daytime Book Club Reading List:<br />

December TBA: An American Princess: The<br />

Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der<br />

Zijl<br />

January 23: A Strangeness of My Mind by<br />

Orphan Pamuk<br />

different thing among the theater folk she<br />

finds herself living with than it means to her<br />

staid WASP family. Gilbert clearly loves the<br />

grit and glamour and sheer fun of the 1940<br />

midtown NYC theater world and delights us<br />

with producers, dancers, showgirls and actors<br />

involved in stage productions, both ludicrous<br />

and rollicking, that you long to have<br />

seen. This is a book you read with a wide<br />

smile on your face. Even the sex scenes are<br />

masterfully unique and funny—a difficult<br />

task to pull off even for a writer of Gilbert’s<br />

talents. There’s an unusual through-line<br />

involving clothes, costumes, fabric and<br />

sewing that is thoroughly researched and<br />

thoroughly enjoyable. As she ages, Vivian<br />

becomes gauzily philosophical about life.<br />

Some of us liked this change of tone, but<br />

others found it bifurcated the novel and was<br />

a little too contrived. Regardless, we highly<br />

recommend this book with one caveat: we<br />

think it would be an unusual man who loved<br />

it as much as we girls did.<br />

Evening Book Club<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember Selection: Fleischman is in<br />

Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner<br />

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what<br />

to expect when he and his wife of almost<br />

15 years separated:<br />

weekends and every<br />

other holiday with the<br />

kids, some residual<br />

bitterness, the occasional<br />

moment of tension<br />

in their co-parenting<br />

negotiations. He could<br />

not have predicted<br />

that one day, in the<br />

middle of his summer<br />

Credit: Goodreads<br />

of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just<br />

drop their two children off at his place and<br />

simply not return. He had been working so<br />

hard to find equilibrium in his single life.<br />

As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel<br />

went, all while juggling his patients at the<br />

hospital, his never-ending parental duties,<br />

and his new app-assisted sexual popularity,<br />

his tidy narrative of the spurned husband<br />

with the too-ambitious wife is his sole<br />

consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly<br />

understand what happened to Rachel and<br />

what happened to his marriage, he is going<br />

to have to consider that he might not have<br />

seen things all that clearly in the first place.<br />

The location changes every month, so<br />

please contact Dena at bookclubevening@<br />

awcthehague.org if you are interested in<br />

attending.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 13<br />

7:30 p.m.<br />

Location TBA<br />

FREE<br />

Evening Book Club Reading List:<br />

New date December 4: Love You Hard by<br />

Abby Maslin<br />

January: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by<br />

Thornton Wilder<br />

February: Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick<br />

March: The Signature of All Things by<br />

Elizabeth Gilbert<br />

Evening Book Club Recap – September<br />

September’s Evening Book Club was extra<br />

special. We read Buried Appearances, written<br />

by one of our own <strong>AWC</strong> Members: Dena<br />

Haggerty. Buried Appearances follows<br />

Skylar, an American with <strong>Dutch</strong> roots, >> 16<br />

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Ongoing Activities (cont.)<br />

Continued from page 15<br />

who travels to Holland to uncover the mystery<br />

surrounding her grandfather’s death<br />

during World War II. The story line is riveting,<br />

and the main character is a strong (and<br />

very independent) woman. Those of us who<br />

know Dena, couldn’t help but hear a bit of<br />

her coming through the book. It’s recommended<br />

by our Book Club!<br />

Chat, Craft & Cake<br />

Chat, Craft & Cake is a weekly highlight<br />

for those who enjoy crafts and camaraderie.<br />

Whether your craft is knitting, quilting, needlepoint<br />

or simply mending your clothes,<br />

or whether you are a beginner or an expert,<br />

you are welcome to join us. Fish that UFO<br />

(Unfinished Object) out of the drawer and<br />

get going on it again. CCandCers are always<br />

ready with a helping hand, a lesson, or some<br />

advice. Each week, a different Member<br />

brings a cake―tried and true, or experimental.<br />

Babysitting is not available and there are<br />

lots of sharp objects about (pins, needles,<br />

scissors and wit) so we cannot accommodate<br />

children. Contact Suzanne Dundas at<br />

chatcraftcake@awcthehague.org for more<br />

information<br />

Every Tuesday<br />

10 a.m. – Noon<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

FREE<br />

Heart Pillow Project<br />

Members work together to make heartshaped<br />

pillows designed to help support<br />

the arms of recent mastectomy patients.<br />

Each pillow is made with TLC, wrapped,<br />

and comes with a note signed by an <strong>AWC</strong><br />

volunteer. No sewing skills are needed, as<br />

you can cut, stuff, or wrap the heart pillows.<br />

We are proud to provide men and women<br />

with something both practical and comforting,<br />

and we know our work helps because<br />

we often receive thank-you notes and emails<br />

from the patients who have received a heart<br />

pillow. For more information, please contact<br />

Jan de Vries at heartpillow@awcthehague.<br />

org.<br />

Tuesday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 12<br />

Noon – 2 p.m.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

FREE<br />

Visitors Welcome<br />

Out to Lunch Bunch<br />

Restaurant Walong (www.restaurantwalong.<br />

nl) has been a well-known restaurant on the<br />

Frederik Hendriklaan for years, especially<br />

at lunchtime. You can enjoy the extensive<br />

dim sum dishes whether they are steamed,<br />

fried or baked. We will enjoy this special<br />

Chinese dim sum lunch, consisting of little<br />

bites. You can choose one of the two dim<br />

sum lunches: meat/shrimp or vegetarian.<br />

If you have any questions, contact Greetje<br />

Engelsman at activities@awcthehague.org.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 7<br />

Noon<br />

Restaurant Walong.<br />

Frederik Hendriklaan 286, Den Haag<br />

Sign up at www.awcthehague.org<br />

Tennis League<br />

Players needed! The <strong>AWC</strong> Tennis Group<br />

plays doubles every Tuesday in Warmond.<br />

Ladies move up and down the courts according<br />

to a ladder system. The emphasis<br />

in on having fun! The League is available<br />

for all levels except true beginners. Contact<br />

Molly Boed at mollyboed@gmail.com for<br />

more information.<br />

Every Tuesday<br />

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Ongoing Activities (cont.)<br />

Continued from page 15<br />

Cologne Christmas Market Trip<br />

by Melissa Rider<br />

(except specific holidays TBD)<br />

1 – 3 p.m.<br />

Dekker Tennis Court<br />

Veerpolder 14, Warmond<br />

€ 275 Members / € 325 nonmembers<br />

Thirsty Thursday<br />

Join us again for our monthly gathering.<br />

Thirsty Thursday is a casual evening of<br />

companionship and good conversation – a<br />

favorite for <strong>AWC</strong> Members and prospective<br />

Members. Two soft drinks, wine or beer,<br />

plus snacks.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 21<br />

6 – 9 p.m.<br />

Le Quartier<br />

Van Hoytemastraat 43 (Benoordenhout)<br />

€ 15 for two drinks and snacks<br />

No RSVP needed<br />

Walkie Talkies<br />

Whether you count your steps or just want<br />

to walk with friends, the Monday morning<br />

Walkie Talkies is a fun, healthy and energetic<br />

way to start the week. The group meets in<br />

front of the Clubhouse before heading out<br />

to walk to various destinations in the area,<br />

usually racking up 10,000 steps along the<br />

way. Please check the <strong>AWC</strong> Facebook<br />

page or contact Emily van Eerten at<br />

walkietalkies@awcthehague.org for last<br />

minute updates and cancellations.<br />

Mondays<br />

9:30 a.m.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

Free<br />

Sign up at www.awcthehague.org<br />

Wassenaar Coffee &<br />

Conversation<br />

If you live in or north of Wassenaar, join<br />

your neighbors for coffee and conversation<br />

once-a-month without having to drive<br />

to the clubhouse. One Member will host<br />

a casual coffee at her home at 9:30 on the<br />

first Thursday of every month. Prospective<br />

Members are welcome too. Suzanne<br />

Dundas coordinates these meetings and can<br />

be reached at chatcraftcake@awcthehague.<br />

org. Because the location changes every<br />

month, contact Suzanne if you are interested<br />

in attending or for more information.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 7<br />

9:30 a.m.<br />

Location TBA<br />

FREE<br />

Christmas Market Trip<br />

This year’s <strong>AWC</strong> Christmas Market trip will<br />

be to Cologne, Germany from December<br />

10-11. Feel free to just come for the day or<br />

stay overnight, by booking your own train<br />

transportation and accommodation. Please<br />

contact Melissa Rider at vicepresident@<br />

awcthehague.org for more information on<br />

how to book this trip so you don’t miss out<br />

on all of the holiday festivities.<br />

Dates/Times<br />

Tuesday, December 10: Depart Utrecht<br />

Centraal 8:37, arrive Koln 10:46<br />

Wednesday, December 11: Depart Koln Hbf<br />

17:46, arrive Utrecht 20:01<br />

NOTE: You will be on the same train as<br />

Liduine and Melissa if you book these<br />

dates/times.<br />

Cancellation Policy<br />

Members may reserve a spot for an<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> tour, activity or event in advance.<br />

Payment is required within five<br />

business days of the reservation or<br />

before the deadline date (whichever<br />

is sooner) otherwise your name<br />

will be moved to a waitlist. It is the<br />

responsibility of the Member to<br />

notify the Club at vicepresident@<br />

awcthehague.org to cancel a<br />

reservation prior to the cancellation<br />

deadline. Please note that there will be<br />

NO REFUNDS (no exceptions) after the<br />

cancellation deadline. Members may<br />

find a substitute in lieu of cancellation<br />

provided that arrangements are<br />

made with the tour, activity or event<br />

organizer. Members shall be held<br />

responsible for their guest reservations<br />

in accordance with this policy.<br />

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One-of-a-Kind Activities<br />

by Melissa Rider<br />

RSVP directly on www.awcthehague.org. Direct any questions to<br />

vicepresident@awcthehague.org<br />

Payment must be made within 5 calendar days of reserving or your name will be moved to a waitlist.<br />

Payment can be made in the Front Office by PIN, on the <strong>AWC</strong> website (www.awcthehague.org) or by<br />

bank transfer to the <strong>AWC</strong> account NL42ABNA0431421757.<br />

or even bio-dynamically grown grapes. She<br />

works with 14 grape growers who are members<br />

of the Vignerons Indépendants (French<br />

independent winegrowers association) who<br />

are responsible for everything during the<br />

production process from vineyard to sale.<br />

Tosca’s knowledge about wine means her<br />

wines are not only delicious, they’re also<br />

considered a responsible glass of wine. Her<br />

company, Joie de Vin, translates to the joy<br />

of wine. Tosca will share her joy of wine at<br />

a wine tasting event at the Clubhouse.<br />

Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 16<br />

4 – 7 p.m.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

€ 20 Members or guests<br />

Maximum 20<br />

RSVP via our online calendar<br />

Foodie Tour of the Haagse Markt<br />

Come and spend your Saturday morning<br />

exploring the Haagse Markt (The Hague<br />

Market), one of the largest multicultural<br />

markets in Europe. Our guide will take<br />

us on a two-hour culinary world tour that<br />

stimulates the taste buds. As we walk along<br />

the rows of colorful stands, we’ll stop to<br />

taste exotic and <strong>Dutch</strong> products from a range<br />

of vendors. Depending upon the season,<br />

each week between 35,000 to 42,000 people<br />

visit the market, which hosts more than 500<br />

stands. You can find fruits and vegetables<br />

from around the world and some of the<br />

best fresh fish in town. Before beginning<br />

our culinary journey, we’ll meet our guide<br />

for coffee at 10 a.m. at the Marketplace<br />

located at Hoflandplein 17 at the end of<br />

Herman Costerstraat on the Hoefkade side<br />

of the market. It’s easily accessible by tram<br />

11 or 12. Contact me at vicepresident@<br />

awcthehague.com to confirm if there is still<br />

space.<br />

Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 2<br />

10 a.m. – Noon<br />

€ 18 Members / €23 Non-members<br />

Maximum 25<br />

Non-refundable<br />

RSVP via our online calendar<br />

H. Antonius Abt Church Tour<br />

A volunteer guide from the Friends of the<br />

Abbot Foundation will give us a private tour<br />

explaining the history, construction, and<br />

interior of this church now being used for<br />

Roman Catholic worship. While the current<br />

building was constructed between 1925 and<br />

1927, Count Willem V of Bavaria founded<br />

a chapel in Scheveningen in 1357 that was<br />

dedicated to St. Anthony the Abbot, an<br />

Egyptian recluse from the third century. The<br />

church interior has mosaics, stained glass<br />

windows, and bronze work. Stations of the<br />

Cross and Apse Mosaics is a memorial mosaic<br />

of more than 2,150 square feet (200<br />

square meters) of approximately 2 million<br />

pieces of Venetian glass.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 6<br />

11 a.m. – Noon<br />

Fee is a small donation to the Friends of<br />

the Abbot Foundation<br />

Maximum 15<br />

Scheveningseweg 235, Den Haag<br />

RSVP via our online calendar<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember Lunch Bunch Outing<br />

Following the non-denominational<br />

Thanksgiving Service at the Pieterskerk in<br />

Leiden (see pages 34 – 35), where the Pilgrim<br />

story began, we will have lunch at Koetshuis<br />

De Burcht which sits at the base of a historic<br />

castle ruin built in the 11th century. For<br />

more information, please contact Greetje<br />

Engelsman at outtolunchbunch@<br />

awcthehague.org.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 28<br />

9:45 a.m. Meet at the Starbucks in Den<br />

Haag Centraal Station<br />

11 a.m. Ceremony begins, and then it’s a<br />

short walk to the restaurant afterwards<br />

Free ceremony<br />

Lunch at own expense<br />

RSVP via our online calendar<br />

Wine Tasting and Discussion<br />

Need a glass of wine to share with your<br />

partner or a friend on a Saturday? Tosca<br />

Winters is a graduate of the <strong>Dutch</strong> Wine<br />

Academy with her vinoloog (vinologist) degree.<br />

French wines are her specialty and she<br />

chooses wines that are organic and carry various<br />

certificates for sustainability, organic,<br />

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<strong>AWC</strong> Guest Policy<br />

Guests are welcome to participate in<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> activities and tours on a limited<br />

basis. As a nonmember, a guest is<br />

limited to attend two functions per<br />

calendar year and will be charged<br />

an additional nonmember fee.<br />

Only Members are entitled to use<br />

babysitting services.<br />

1061246<br />

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Keeping Biodiversity Diverse (and Alive!)<br />

by Suzi Tart (AAWE Paris) & Anne van Oorschot (<strong>AWC</strong> The Hague)<br />

How much do you know about biodiversity? I didn’t know much until I read this interesting<br />

and understandable article by Suzi Tart, a member of F<strong>AWC</strong>O’s Environment Team.<br />

I especially like the suggestions she gives for easy things we can do that have a positive<br />

effect on biodiversity.<br />

In the midst of the world’s sixth mass extinction,<br />

three birds were believed to have<br />

gone extinct from the wild in 2018. The<br />

year before, it was three lizards, plus a bat<br />

and a cat. Of the 96,900 species assessed for<br />

the IUCN’s Red List, roughly one in four are<br />

threatened with extinction (www.iucn.org/<br />

resources/conservation-tools/iucn-red-listthreatened-species).<br />

This is not including the<br />

species that we have yet to identify.<br />

Unlike the past five mass extinctions which<br />

were the result of natural events like asteroid<br />

strikes and volcanic eruptions, the sixth mass<br />

extinction comes as a result of one species<br />

in particular: homo sapiens. While many species<br />

are witnessing their populations decline,<br />

humans are growing in number. Combined<br />

with our current lifestyle choices, we are the<br />

cause of the sixth mass extinction. Some of<br />

our more damaging activities include our<br />

consumption of natural resources, destruction<br />

of natural habitats, an introduction of<br />

species into non-native environments, pollution,<br />

and climate change.<br />

Why is saving biodiversity<br />

important?<br />

The circle of life recognizes that each species,<br />

be it an invisible microbe or a predator<br />

at the top of a food chain, has a role to play<br />

in the ecosystem. This enables us to have<br />

clean air and water as well as a large variety<br />

of crops, food, and medicines. Not only<br />

do healthy ecosystems have greater chances<br />

of surviving and recovering from natural disasters,<br />

but they bring strong economic benefits.<br />

As much as 40% of the world’s economy<br />

stems from biological resources and it is<br />

estimated that biological resources meet 80%<br />

of the poor’s needs (http://darwin.bio.uci.<br />

22 GOING DUTCH<br />

edu/sustain/bio65/lec06/bio-leaf.htm). If this<br />

isn’t convincing enough, an ironic threat of<br />

biodiversity loss is that although we are the<br />

perpetrators, we are also the victims. Given<br />

that each species is interconnected with other<br />

species, each extinction has the potential to<br />

set off a chain reaction that leads to one or<br />

more species also going extinct, thus threatening<br />

our very own existence.<br />

Many experts say that the biodiversity crisis<br />

looms just as large, if not larger, than climate<br />

change. While the world is fortunately increasingly<br />

turning its attention to the annual<br />

COP (Conference of the Parties) that is held<br />

in hopes of combating climate change, very<br />

few people are aware of the biennial COP<br />

for biological diversity. Halting biodiversity<br />

loss is of global concern. It is explicitly mentioned<br />

in Sustainable Development Goal 15,<br />

which focuses on life on land. It is also relevant<br />

to Sustainable Development Goal 14,<br />

which focuses on life below water.<br />

What can we do?<br />

Biodiversity is much more exciting when<br />

we’re talking about the cute (think WWF’s<br />

panda bear logo), the beautiful (think the<br />

bright blue Spix Macaw starring in the animated<br />

film Rio), or the exotic (think animals<br />

found in rarer ecosystems, such as elephants<br />

living on the savanna). Yet protecting biodiversity<br />

starts in our own backyards. Unlike<br />

some global challenges that are easy to become<br />

overwhelmed by, I strongly believe<br />

that halting biodiversity loss is an achievable<br />

goal. Just as there are many different species<br />

threatened, there are as many different ways<br />

we can make a difference. And no, you do<br />

not have to join a conservation club or go<br />

bird watching with Great Aunt Betsy, either!<br />

Here are just a few ways we can all contribute:<br />

Plant wildflowers: As pollinators, bees<br />

are essential for many plants to reproduce.<br />

According to the Food and Agriculture<br />

Organization, as much as 75% of the crops<br />

we harvest depend upon pollination (http://<br />

www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/384726/<br />

icode/). Declining bee populations in North<br />

America and Europe are therefore of concern.<br />

Building bee boxes for the yard is one<br />

way of boosting bee populations, but you<br />

don’t have to risk getting stung by a bee to<br />

make a strong impact—planting wildflowers<br />

can have a significant positive effect,<br />

with one study finding that wildflowers quadrupled<br />

bees’ chance of survival.<br />

Buy and use organic produce and products:<br />

This supports natural plant biodiversity<br />

as the crops are not genetically modified.<br />

It is also another easy way for us to<br />

help rebuild bee populations. Buying organic<br />

sends a signal to the market for farmers<br />

to adopt sustainable, long-term farming<br />

methods, including methods in which<br />

bee-harming pesticides are not used. This<br />

is especially important for those of us who<br />

do not live in countries that use policy to<br />

bee-friend the bees. In 2018, the EU banned<br />

three bee-harming pesticides, with France<br />

leading the way and banning all five that<br />

are believed to threaten the bees’ existence.<br />

Presumably, not all countries will follow in<br />

France’s footsteps, and this is where we can<br />

use market power to override and correct<br />

such policy gaps.<br />

Reduce your carbon footprint: Climate<br />

change is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity.<br />

Reducing the number of fossil fuels<br />

that we consume will reduce our greenhouse<br />

gas emissions. This will help stop the environmental<br />

changes and increased natural disasters<br />

that are squeezing species out of their<br />

habitats. If you’re wondering how you can<br />

reduce your personal carbon footprint, there<br />

is an article on the F<strong>AWC</strong>O Environment<br />

Team website that offers several calculators<br />

that can help you visualize where you have<br />

the highest emissions: 2018: The Year the<br />

Planet Earth Cried for Help Loud Enough<br />

for Humans to Hear. (www.fawco.org/<br />

global-issues/environment/environmentarticles/4008-2018-the-year-planet-earthcried-for-help-loud-enough-for-humans-tohear)<br />

Participate in the circular economy: If<br />

products get reused, repaired and upcycled,<br />

fewer natural resources go into making<br />

them. This means that fewer habitats get<br />

destroyed. It also results in less waste going<br />

into the landfill, and less pollution going<br />

into our streams, soil, and air. This helps to<br />

keep nature as pristine as possible, making<br />

it easier for species to thrive.<br />

Champion the Endangered Species Act:<br />

My fellow Americans, this one is on us.<br />

Since President Nixon signed the bipartisan<br />

ESA in 1973, more than 99% of the species<br />

listed have been kept from going extinct.<br />

That is a remarkable victory! It is also<br />

the strongest law worldwide for protect- >> 24<br />

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Keeping Biodiversity Diverse (cont.)<br />

Continued from page 23<br />

Message from the President (cont.)<br />

Continued from page 8<br />

ing biological resources, according to the<br />

Center for Biological Diversity. Animals<br />

that have been saved include the bald eagle,<br />

American alligator, whooping crane and<br />

grizzly bear, as well as 223 other cool species.<br />

Recently there has been talk of making<br />

it easier to remove species from the list, and<br />

rolling back protections for those that are<br />

threatened, allowing wildlife corridors to<br />

be disrupted with roads and pipelines. This<br />

would have dire, long-lasting consequences,<br />

reversing progress already made. As habitat<br />

fragmentation (not just habitat loss) is<br />

a main cause of the recent decline in biodiversity,<br />

it’s vital that we leave space in<br />

which wildlife can roam freely. China did<br />

this, and the result was that the number of<br />

giant pandas increased enough that they<br />

were removed from the endangered section<br />

of the IUCN’s Red List in 2016. As plants<br />

and animals are unable to vote and petition<br />

Congress, we have an ethical obligation to<br />

be a voice for their cause—they simply can’t<br />

survive otherwise. We must make it known<br />

how much the ESA matters. The bald eagle<br />

is counting on us.<br />

Our <strong>Nov</strong>ember meeting isn’t the only chance<br />

you’ll have to celebrate Thanksgiving. Don’t<br />

pass up the opportunity to celebrate the holiday<br />

on Thanksgiving Day at the Pieterskerk<br />

in Leiden, the city where the original 100<br />

Pilgrims lived after leaving England. Read<br />

about the annual service in Leiden, and the<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Thanksgiving Day Lunch, on pages<br />

34 – 35.<br />

Also this month, we will have a private tour<br />

of St. Anthony Abbot, a Catholic church<br />

near the Clubhouse whose origins date back<br />

to 1357. Many of the religious scenes depicted<br />

throughout the church were made using<br />

millions of pieces of smalti, a Venetian glass<br />

that is considered the material of the masters.<br />

We’ll visit Royal Delft on <strong>Nov</strong>ember<br />

20 thanks to our Newcomers Chairs, Jo<br />

van Kalveen and Hilde Volle. We’ve also<br />

added mahjong and Spanish classes on most<br />

Tuesdays, along with our regular events and<br />

activities. All this is to say that our Club has<br />

something for everyone. I hope you take advantage<br />

of at least a few of our offerings,<br />

whether you’re working from home, at an<br />

office, or looking for a way to fill your days<br />

and/or evenings. We are a unique group of<br />

women with wisdom, information, tips, and<br />

friendship. As always, if you have any questions,<br />

ideas, or just want to catch up, I’m<br />

available to chat either by phone or email.<br />

Tot ziens,<br />

Suzanne<br />

Holly and Amber's<br />

Farewell Lunch<br />

October General<br />

Meeting<br />

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<strong>2019</strong> Holiday Bazaar<br />

by Amber Gatewood<br />

Winter is coming... and with it comes the holiday season and the <strong>AWC</strong> Holiday<br />

Bazaar! Over two days, you can shop ‘til you drop at The Hague Marriott Hotel,<br />

taking care of all your gift-giving needs. We’re also going to take care of the kids<br />

from ages 2-8 years on both days thanks to My Gym Community Outreach. There will<br />

be games, relays, puppets, and much more to keep them busy while you shop! As always,<br />

we have a wide variety of seasoned vendors, and a few who are new to our Bazaar. Here’s<br />

a sampling, to get those visions of sugar plums dancing in your head:<br />

Textielfeest, by Marieke Mijman<br />

www.textielfeest.nl<br />

A Book in the Hand, by Susan Garrone<br />

org.usbornebooksathome.co.uk/bookinthehand<br />

ADA Jewelry, by Ada Boer<br />

www.adajewelry.com<br />

Joie de Vin organic and biological wines, by Tosca Winters<br />

wwwjoiedevin.nl<br />

Holiday Bazaar Bake Sale<br />

by Jaimie Keppel<br />

Behind the Curtain in Santa’s Kitchen – Calling All Elves<br />

Every year at the <strong>AWC</strong>'s Holiday Bazaar, Santa's elves bake and sell a yummy assortment<br />

of cakes, cookies, and savory treats. Will you be one of the Bake Sale elves this year? Your<br />

baked goods give our guests the energy to shop ‘til they drop! Is baking not your forte? We<br />

still need you as one of the helpers to sell the treats at the Bazaar.<br />

Sign up to donate your baked good by filling out the form at www.tinyurl.com/<br />

HolidayBazaar<strong>2019</strong>. You will be contacted closer to the date to confirm. Baked good<br />

drop-off takes place at the <strong>AWC</strong> Clubhouse<br />

on Friday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 8. If you have any<br />

specific questions, feel free to contact me<br />

at holidaybazaar@awcthehague.org.<br />

To volunteer to work at the Bake<br />

Sale, contact Laurie Martecchini at<br />

volunteercoordinator@awcthehague.org.<br />

Let the Holiday Season commence and see<br />

you at the Holiday Bazaar!<br />

Quiltshop Andrea, by Andrea de Jong<br />

www.quiltshopandrea.nl<br />

Typical <strong>Dutch</strong> Art, by Peet Quintus<br />

www.typicaldutchart.nl<br />

Mees Essentials, by Ginny Mees<br />

www.essentialoilsforhealth.eu<br />

Tips From Our Own Baking Expert<br />

Want your Christmas cookies to be the best they can be?<br />

Here are some tips from our resident baking expert and<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Member Julie Otten.<br />

First tip is not to open your eggs directly into your main<br />

mixing bowl. Rather, open them into a separate bowl. This<br />

way, if shells crack and fall into the eggs you won't have to<br />

go on a fishing expedition to get them out of your dough.<br />

See you at The Marriott!<br />

Saturday & Sunday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 9 & 10<br />

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.<br />

The Hague Marriott Hotel<br />

Johan de Wittlaan 30, 2517JR, Den Haag<br />

Admission: € 2 (Children FREE)<br />

Tip number two is to sift your dry ingredients, such as flour,<br />

salt, and baking soda. This aids in the thorough mixing of<br />

your ingredients.<br />

The last tip is when making cookies, refrigerate cookie<br />

dough at least 30 minutes before cutting /spooning and baking.<br />

This prevents your cookies from spreading resulting in<br />

perfectly formed cookies every time. Thanks, Julie!<br />

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<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong><br />

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat<br />

1 2<br />

Save the Dates:<br />

December 8: Nicolaes Maes Tour<br />

December 10 & 11: Cologne Christmas Market<br />

December 17: Holiday Lunch Bunch<br />

Foodie Tour of the Haagse<br />

Market 10 a.m.<br />

3 4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8 9<br />

Walkie Talkies 9:30 a.m<br />

Chat, Craft & Cake 10 a.m.<br />

Spanish Conversation Noon<br />

Mah Jong 1 p.m.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Tennis 1 p.m.<br />

H. Antonius Abbott Church<br />

Tour 11 a.m.<br />

Wassenaar Coffee and<br />

Conversation 9:30 a.m.<br />

Out to Lunch Bunch Noon<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Holiday Bazaar<br />

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.<br />

10 11<br />

12<br />

13<br />

14<br />

15 16<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Holiday Bazaar<br />

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.<br />

Walkie Talkies 9:30 a.m<br />

Chat, Craft & Cake 10 a.m.<br />

Heart Pillow Workshop<br />

Noon<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Tennis 1 p.m.<br />

Buddy Check 12<br />

Evening Book Club<br />

7:30 p.m.<br />

Coffee 10 a.m.<br />

Annual General Meeting<br />

and Thanksgiving Potluck<br />

10:30 a.m.<br />

Wine Tasting and Discussion<br />

4 p.m.<br />

17 18<br />

19<br />

20<br />

21<br />

22 23<br />

Walkie Talkies 9:30 a.m<br />

Chat, Craft & Cake 10 a.m.<br />

Spanish Conversation Noon<br />

Mah Jong 1 p.m.<br />

Newcomers Trip to Royal<br />

Delft 9 a.m.<br />

Daytime Book Club 10 a.m.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Tennis 1 p.m.<br />

Thirsty Thursday 6 p.m.<br />

24 25<br />

26<br />

27 28<br />

29 30<br />

Walkie Talkies 9:30 a.m<br />

Chat, Craft & Cake 10 a.m.<br />

Mah Jong 1 p.m.<br />

Pieterskerk Thanksgiving<br />

Ceremony and Lunch in<br />

Leiden 9:45 a.m.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Tennis 1 p.m.<br />

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<strong>AWC</strong> and the Arts<br />

by Jane Choy -Thurlow, <strong>AWC</strong> Member and Mauritshuis Docent<br />

The new <strong>AWC</strong> Website is now up and running!<br />

Please visit<br />

www.awcthehague.org<br />

for all of your Club-related needs:<br />

Payment of Membership dues, registration for activities and events,<br />

Membership directory, etc.<br />

If you have any questions about the website, please contact<br />

communications@awcthehague.org<br />

Guided Tour of Nicolaes Maes -<br />

Rembrandt’s Versatile Pupil<br />

The Mauritshuis will conclude the<br />

Rembrandt & the Golden Age year with the<br />

first international retrospective exhibition<br />

about one of Rembrandt’s most talented students:<br />

Nicolaes Maes.<br />

With his original representations of everyday<br />

life, Nicolaes Maes was one of the most<br />

innovative painters of the <strong>Dutch</strong> Golden<br />

Age. His domestic scenes have been a<br />

source of inspiration for painters such as<br />

Pieter de Hooch and Johannes Vermeer. In<br />

his lifelike representation of emotions, Maes<br />

shows himself to be a fully-fledged student<br />

of Rembrandt. He began his career by painting<br />

Biblical stories, in which the influence<br />

of his teacher is clearly visible. Maes was<br />

inspired by his teacher, but at the same time<br />

always looked for his own, new solutions.<br />

In the following years, Maes painted intimate<br />

scenes with women engaged in<br />

their household duties. The<br />

Eavesdroppers collections is<br />

a favourite; representations<br />

of how the lady of the house<br />

catches her maid with a lover.<br />

Some beautiful ‘eavesdroppers’<br />

will be on loan from<br />

the Dordrechts Museum, the<br />

Guildhall Art Gallery and the<br />

Wellington Museum (both<br />

London). Maes achieved his<br />

greatest success, artistically<br />

and financially, during his<br />

life as a portrait painter. His<br />

clients are dressed luxuriously,<br />

or even represented in<br />

fantasy costumes, and placed<br />

in park-like landscapes with<br />

antique structures and fountains.<br />

The Eavesdropper, 1656<br />

Wellington Museum, London<br />

RSVP for all Arts Activities directly<br />

on www.awcthehague.org<br />

Direct any questions to<br />

jechoy@me.com<br />

Save time by buying your entrance ticket<br />

online in advance at www.mauritshuis.nl.<br />

Sunday, December 8<br />

4:30 p.m.<br />

Mauritshuis Museum<br />

Maximum 15 / Minimum 11<br />

€ 10 Members / € 15 non-members<br />

Museum entrance is € 15.50, or free with<br />

Museumkaart<br />

Cancellation deadline: <strong>Nov</strong>ember 25<br />

It is possible to sign up after this date if<br />

there is space<br />

Sign up at www.awcthehague.org<br />

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F<strong>AWC</strong>O Corner<br />

by Barbara Brookman, <strong>AWC</strong> the Hague F<strong>AWC</strong>O<br />

Representative<br />

Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, a United Nations NGO with<br />

consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council<br />

www.fawco.org.<br />

Apply Now for F<strong>AWC</strong>O<br />

Foundation Education Awards<br />

and Development Grants<br />

The F<strong>AWC</strong>O Foundation is the philanthropic<br />

arm of F<strong>AWC</strong>O. Each spring, this<br />

Member-supported organization awards<br />

yearly Education Awards and Development<br />

Grants.<br />

The 2020 Education Award and<br />

Development Grant information is available<br />

on the F<strong>AWC</strong>O Foundation website<br />

(www.fawcofoundation.org/programs).<br />

This includes eligibility requirements<br />

and terms of study for Education<br />

Awards (www.fawcofoundation.org/<br />

/education-awards) and nomination requirements<br />

for Development Grants (www.<br />

.org/programs/development-grants).<br />

A month-by-month application timeline on<br />

the website provides useful advice on timely<br />

submission of your application. With deadlines<br />

in early January, it’s best to get applications<br />

in before the holiday rush!<br />

Education Awards<br />

The Education Awards, each for $5,000, are<br />

open to <strong>AWC</strong> Members and their children<br />

in areas of arts, sciences, humanities, dual<br />

cultural, and more. The application deadline<br />

is in January each year. Do you have a child<br />

who might be interested in applying for an<br />

Education Award, a child or grandchild who<br />

is dual cultural, or are YOU interested in furthering<br />

your studies? If you are a member of<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> The Hague, you and your children are<br />

eligible to apply. The Dual Cultural Award<br />

is also available to members’ grandchildren.<br />

Visit the Foundation website’s Education<br />

Awards page to learn more about Academic<br />

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Awards for your children, Continuing<br />

Education Awards for you and Dual Cultural<br />

Awards for your children or grandchildren<br />

and see how you or a family member<br />

might qualify (www.fawcofoundation.org/<br />

/education-awards).<br />

Development Grants<br />

Are you interested in applying for a<br />

Development Grant for a specific organization<br />

or project that the Club has been supporting?<br />

The Development Grants, each for<br />

$5,500, are awarded in the areas of education,<br />

human rights, health, and the environment.<br />

The deadline for application is in<br />

January each year.<br />

Visit the Foundation website’s Development<br />

Grants page for further information (www.<br />

fawcofoundation.org/programs/).<br />

What is the F<strong>AWC</strong>O Foundation?<br />

The F<strong>AWC</strong>O network is made up of three<br />

separate but related organizations: F<strong>AWC</strong>O,<br />

the F<strong>AWC</strong>O Foundation and FAUSA,<br />

F<strong>AWC</strong>O’s alumnae organization for people<br />

who have lived internationally and now live<br />

in North America.<br />

The F<strong>AWC</strong>O Foundation’s sole purpose is<br />

to put into action F<strong>AWC</strong>O’s stated interest<br />

in the global community by specifically<br />

aiding charitable, scientific and educational<br />

programs and supporting the rights of women<br />

and children throughout the world.<br />

For over 40 years, The Foundation has stayed<br />

true to this purpose, with 100% of donations<br />

going to support The Foundation’s work.<br />

More than $2 million has been disbursed to<br />

benefit F<strong>AWC</strong>O clubs, individual members<br />

and F<strong>AWC</strong>O-related initiatives.<br />

<strong>AWC</strong> Attends the Climate Change Protests<br />

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Thanksgiving Day Service<br />

by Roberta Enschede, Coordinator<br />

Please join us at this nondenominational service on Thanksgiving morning at the historic<br />

Pieterskerk. There will be a Catholic priest, Protestant ministers, a rabbi, and a cantor. Our<br />

<strong>Dutch</strong> friends, and friends from all nations and of all faiths, are welcome.<br />

Thanksgiving at the Pieterskerk in Leiden is unique. In that church, the Pilgrims recorded<br />

their births, marriages and deaths. They lived in its surroundings from 1609 to 1620. The Koet<br />

family are descendants of Moses Fletcher, a Leiden Pilgrim and subsequently a signer of the<br />

Mayflower Compact, and still live there. They are the only non-American members of the<br />

Mayflower Society.<br />

I felt a respect and veneration upon entering the church at Leiden.<br />

~ Abigail Adams<br />

On the occasion of the first visit of a sitting American President to the Netherlands, the<br />

Pieterskerk was the chosen site for President George H.W. Bush to speak. The Bush family<br />

trace their ancestry to Francis Cooke, also a signer of the Mayflower Compact and a Leiden<br />

pilgrim. In fact, nine American Presidents trace their roots to Leiden. Former President Barack<br />

Obama traces his to the Blossom family.<br />

In Leiden, one feels how inextricably the values of the American nation are linked with the<br />

Netherlands. A group of English dissenters were welcomed there and able to live and worship<br />

freely, and even publish at a time when freedom of religion and the press were certainly not the<br />

norm. It is a <strong>Dutch</strong> story, an American story, and the story of all nations that aspire to be free.<br />

Thanksgiving Day Lunch<br />

by Greetje Engelsman<br />

Each year, Overseas Americans Remember (OAR) hosts a wonderful non-denominational<br />

Thanksgiving Ceremony at the Pieterskerk in Leiden, where our Pilgrim story began.<br />

Please see the article on the facing page, by Roberta Enschede, Coordinator for OAR.<br />

We will meet at Startbucks in Den Haag Cenraal at 9:45 a.m., to travel to Leiden Centraal<br />

by train (bring your OV-chipkaart). In Leiden, the group will walk from the station to the<br />

Pieterskerk to listen to the Thanksgiving ceremony. The church opens at 10 a.m., and the<br />

ceremony begins at 11 a.m.<br />

After the ceremony, we will have lunch at the Koetshuis de Burcht. This restaurant sits at<br />

the base of a historic castle ruin built in the 11th Century. It was a coach house from 1657,<br />

until being opened as a restaurant in 1981. For more information, please contact me at<br />

outtolunchbunch@awcthehague.org.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 28<br />

9:45 a.m. – Meet at Starbucks in Den Haag Centraal<br />

11 a.m. – Ceremony begins<br />

FREE Ceremony (Lunch at own expense)<br />

Registration/Cancellation Deadline: <strong>Nov</strong>ember 26<br />

Sign up at www.awcthehague.org<br />

The congregation will sing familiar hymns. Coincidentally, one of them, We Gather Together,<br />

is considered by Americans to be “very American.” This is actually a <strong>Dutch</strong> hymn and familiar<br />

to <strong>Dutch</strong> people as Wilt Heden Nu Treden.<br />

The Vice Mayor of Leiden will welcome everyone and the Honorable Pete Hoekstra, US<br />

Ambassador to the Netherlands, will share a Thanksgiving Day message. The Choir JAKK<br />

and the Concert Band from the American School will be there, as well as the Scouts and “The<br />

Little Pilgrims.” Children are an integral<br />

part of the Service as they should be.<br />

You won’t forget Thanksgiving in<br />

Leiden! Join us. Bring your friends and<br />

neighbors.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 28<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Pieterskerk, Leiden<br />

FREE<br />

Carpool if possible.<br />

Please bring some cookies for coffee<br />

time after the service!<br />

For more information, please contact Roberta at oarinnl@yahoo.com<br />

Sponsored by Overseas Americans Remember (OAR)<br />

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The <strong>Dutch</strong> Daily<br />

by Eileen Harloff<br />

For the past weeks I’ve been closely<br />

following the decisions of the United<br />

Kingdom to leave the European Union<br />

and to go it alone. At my advanced age I have<br />

memories of the euphoria that followed the<br />

ending in 1945 of a war which had resulted<br />

in carnage and death throughout the world.<br />

International organizations were gradually<br />

set up to promote working together to solve<br />

world and regional problems and for the<br />

more fortunate countries to give aid for improving<br />

conditions in poorer nations. Now<br />

we live in next-generation times where former<br />

world wars are but a part of history, and<br />

the mantra is “no one else is going to tell us<br />

what to do, we can make it on our own”. In<br />

other words, the need for international cooperation<br />

and good will is considered to be<br />

a form of outside interference. I don’t know<br />

what the outcome of Brexit or the changes in<br />

international trade and other agreements of<br />

the US with other countries will be, so I have<br />

decided to go back in time when conditions<br />

were really wild, namely the dinosaur age.<br />

Who Was the Biggest Bird?<br />

According to the British Zoology Institute<br />

it was the Elephant Bird, which lived in<br />

Madagascar thousands of years ago, grew<br />

to three meters high, weighed more than<br />

1,700 pounds (800 kilos), and was unable<br />

to fly. Its fate was similar to that of the Dodo<br />

Bird in Mauritius, which was wiped out<br />

by settlers who killed it for food (it tasted<br />

terrible) and then for sport. The Elephant<br />

Bird did well in Madagascar for 60 million<br />

years, until man appeared on the scene and<br />

started to clear the forests, whereby the<br />

birds were killed and their eggs eaten. Due<br />

to the Elephant Bird’s enormous girth, the<br />

seeds in their defecations were spread over<br />

the island and when the birds disappeared<br />

there was a negative effect on the islands’<br />

environment. The modern ancestors of the<br />

Elephant Bird are today’s ostrich.<br />

When it All Ended<br />

It was some 66 million years ago that a<br />

huge rock came out of space and crashed<br />

into the Yucatan Peninsula that is located<br />

between Mexico and Central America. The<br />

impact of this occurrence is estimated to<br />

have been equivalent to 10 billion atomic<br />

bombs simultaneously exploding. Due to<br />

the resulting dust and debris, the Earth was<br />

left in darkness for a long cooling period<br />

in which plants, animals and any other living<br />

things were unable to survive. Now, for<br />

the first time, a level of the Earth’s surface<br />

at the time of the “big bang” has been revealed.<br />

It was discovered earlier this year<br />

Credit: The New Yorker<br />

in the US state of North Dakota by paleontologist<br />

Robert de Palma and his team, consisting<br />

primarily of <strong>Dutch</strong> men and women.<br />

The Earth layer contains the remains of all<br />

kinds and sizes of animals, from microorganisms<br />

to insects to mammals, including<br />

part of the carcass of a Triceratop dinosaur.<br />

According to de Palma, there has been no<br />

other discovery on Earth where such a large<br />

number of animals of varying ages that all<br />

died simultaneously on the same day.<br />

P.S. A long-necked Diplodocus, whose<br />

bones were found in Wyoming in the 1990s,<br />

is currently being reconstructed in the<br />

Oertijd (Prehistoric) Museum in Boxtel.<br />

Visitors can watch the work as it progresses<br />

over the coming three years.<br />

Your Vote is Your Voice<br />

As a US citizen resident abroad, how do I register to vote<br />

and/or apply for an absentee ballot?<br />

Use the FPCA – the Federal Postcard Application<br />

The FPCA is both a Registration and Absentee Ballot Request form. It<br />

is standardized for use across all States and territories.<br />

Credit: Independent<br />

Credit: The New Yorker<br />

The FVAP – Federal Voting Assistance Program encourages<br />

the use of the FPCA each year.<br />

To download the FPCA and to locate the address of your voting<br />

district, go to the US government site: www.FVAP.gov<br />

or to: www.usvotefoundation.org.<br />

Remember! Mail the FPCA with <strong>Dutch</strong> stamps! "Postage Paid"<br />

is only valid when mailing in the USA or US territories<br />

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Welcome Back<br />


Unconventional Travel: Down Under<br />

by Melissa White<br />

In September 2018, my 18-year-old daughter<br />

Ashlynn started a year of working as a<br />

full-time international fashion model for<br />

her gap year, and I started writing about my<br />

visits with her while she was “on-stay” (when<br />

a model stays in a city for an extended time<br />

to meet local clients in the hope of securing<br />

jobs). I was thrilled that it worked out to visit<br />

her in Paris, Athens and Seoul. Two and a<br />

half months after hugging Ashlynn good-bye<br />

in Seoul, it was time to meet her in another<br />

foreign land. This time I would be venturing<br />

south of the Equator for the first time in my<br />

life in order to visit her in Australia.<br />

Luckily, I arrived at Schiphol three hours<br />

before my flight as it turned out that I hadn’t<br />

done my homework and I was denied boarding.<br />

It never dawned on me that my blue<br />

passport would encounter any road blocks,<br />

thus I neglected to research if I needed a<br />

tourist visa. Nor had Cathay Pacific mentioned<br />

the possibility during either the<br />

booking or check-in process, so I was completely<br />

caught off guard when I was unable<br />

to print my boarding passes at the airport<br />

kiosk. Imagine my shock when the agent<br />

said I needed an urgent visa. I was very fortunate<br />

that James had accompanied me and<br />

helped talk me out of having a complete<br />

meltdown. After much fumbling on his iPad<br />

and foolishly paying twice for an urgent<br />

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visa, he sweet-talked the agent into letting<br />

me back into the front of the line where I<br />

eventually held tightly onto my invaluable<br />

boarding passes. Passport control was also<br />

a madhouse where my pretty blue passport<br />

was initially denied entry into the automated<br />

check-out lines; after a 20-minute wait, the<br />

same agent who had initially denied me,<br />

rushed me into the correct line. Fortunately,<br />

everything else went smoothly and 26 hours<br />

later I met Ashlynn at Melbourne Airport for<br />

the long Easter weekend.<br />

Multiple people had told me that Melbourne<br />

is Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. We<br />

stayed in the city center, not far from its impressive<br />

riverfront. Melbourne is Australia’s<br />

cultural capital and second largest city with<br />

around five million inhabitants. It is home to<br />

the longest continuously running Chinatown<br />

outside of Asia, with an incredible variety<br />

of Asian restaurants throughout the city; we<br />

had several great Thai meals and lots of delicious<br />

takeaway sushi.<br />

We walked a lot, including walking along the<br />

riverfront, through the botanical gardens and<br />

across the city to St. Kilda’s to see some of<br />

the area’s 1,400 fairy penguins come ashore<br />

at sunset. People line up along the suburb’s<br />

pier to witness the quick swimmers emerge<br />

from the water to spend the night between<br />

the rocks and bushes. We were fortunate to<br />

find a great vantage point to see magic happen<br />

before our eyes: one moment the smallest<br />

penguins in the world were swimming<br />

along and the next they were chattering<br />

away while hopping around the rocks. Due<br />

to their sensitive eyes and the high number<br />

of human observers, flash photography<br />

wasn’t allowed so my photos aren’t great.<br />

I’m not a big fan of tour buses, but I also<br />

had no desire to drive on the other side of<br />

the road, so I sought out a company offering<br />

small-sized tours for our biggest adventure:<br />

an all-day trip to Phillip Island to see<br />

the island’s official penguin parade. Along<br />

the way, we stopped at Moonlit Sanctuary<br />

Conservation Park where we saw rescued<br />

native animals, including koalas, dingoes<br />

and wombats. We really enjoyed the opportunity<br />

to feed kangaroos and wallabies who<br />

freely roamed the property. Then we went to<br />

Point Grant where we saw some beautiful<br />

rock formations called The Nobbies due to<br />

their dome shapes and saw fairy penguins<br />

in the burrows amongst the rocks. Our final<br />

stop was Phillip Island Nature Park to<br />

see the nightly march of the penguins from<br />

the waters of the Bass Strait to their burrows<br />

on land. I splurged on an upgrade for<br />

a small group tour with a park ranger who<br />

led us down to a viewing point above the<br />

beach to witness this magical event. We<br />

were exceptionally lucky with the weather<br />

as it sprinkled for just a few minutes as we<br />

were leaving the beach, but the skies waited<br />

to open up until after we were safely back in<br />

the Go West Tours’ mini-bus.<br />

On Easter Monday, Ashlynn flew back to<br />

Sydney and I flew onto Canberra, the capital<br />

of Australia, where I spent ten days with<br />

a friend whom I’d met in Switzerland >> 42<br />

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Unconventional Travel: Down Under (cont.)<br />

Continued from page 41<br />

but hadn’t seen in the ten years since she’d<br />

moved home. She was passionate about<br />

sharing her love for her city, so our days<br />

were full of visiting museums, cycling along<br />

the lakefront on wonderful dedicated cycle<br />

paths, and hiking in the nearby hills where<br />

I was ecstatic to spot kangaroos in the wild.<br />

I’m not much of a morning person, but I<br />

managed to wake up early enough to accompany<br />

my friends to the annual dawn service<br />

at the Australian War Memorial for Anzac<br />

Day, Australia and New Zealand’s National<br />

Day of Remembrance of all who served and<br />

died in wars and peacekeeping missions.<br />

We also went exploring further afield including<br />

snorkeling at the coast and hiking<br />

in several national parks. I was thrilled that<br />

it worked out for Ashlynn to join us by train<br />

for one day of hiking in the beautiful Blue<br />

Mountains outside of Sydney.<br />

I only had eight nights in Sydney, Australia’s<br />

largest city, which was definitely not<br />

enough. Originally, I had planned to stay<br />

with Ashlynn in her tiny AirBnB room, but<br />

in the time since I had booked my flights,<br />

she had made plans to move in with a friend<br />

and said there wouldn’t be space for me. I<br />

wasn’t thrilled about the change in plans<br />

or unexpected extra expense, but managed<br />

to find an affordable hotel in the Potts<br />

Point area of the city. With a free upgrade<br />

from Booking.com, there was even a fantastic<br />

bay view. And Ashlynn stayed with me<br />

for all but one of the nights.<br />

Like in the other cities where she was onstay<br />

as a model, Ashlynn’s schedule was not<br />

her own and was highly unpredictable. The<br />

advantage of her not working as often as she<br />

had in Seoul was that she had lots of time<br />

to spend with me, but we also never knew<br />

when something would come up at the last<br />

minute and throw our plans out the window.<br />

On Sunday just as we were just boarding a<br />

train to catch a ferry so we could do a coastal<br />

walk, she got a call about a last-minute<br />

“casting” (interview for a modeling job) for<br />

a fashion show. We ditched our plans, went<br />

back to the hotel to grab her heels, took a<br />

bus across town for an hour and then walked<br />

20 minutes to the casting. Thankfully she<br />

got that job, so it wasn’t all for nothing.<br />

Sydney is one of the most expensive cities<br />

in the world to live in, but I found public<br />

transportation and restaurants surprisingly<br />

affordable. It’s also one of the most beautiful<br />

cities I’ve ever visited. Although I had<br />

seen photos of its iconic Opera House and<br />

infamous Bondi Beach, I was completely<br />

blown away by the natural beauty of its<br />

breathtaking coastline consisting of 70<br />

beaches and miles of rocky paths. When<br />

Ashlynn was busy with castings or jobs, I<br />

wandered through several impressive museums<br />

as well as the botanical gardens,<br />

all of which had free admission, and took<br />

several coastal walks. I was also thrilled<br />

that Ashlynn joined me twice to run with<br />

the Sydney Thirsty Thursday Hash House<br />

Harriers and that she continued to run with<br />

them after I left.<br />

Overall, Ashlynn ended up staying in Sydney<br />

for nearly three months and thoroughly enjoyed<br />

her time there, whether modelling,<br />

taking a DJ class, exploring or hanging out<br />

with new friends. She also loved that she<br />

had the opportunity to do three photo shoots<br />

at various beaches. Just a few days after<br />

my departure, she walked in a fashion >> 44<br />

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Unconventional Travel: Down Under (cont.)<br />

Continued from page 43<br />

Weekend in Barcelona<br />

by Alex Moore<br />

show with the Opera House as the backdrop,<br />

which I was very sad to miss. After<br />

such a positive experience, her next stop<br />

was a bitter disappointment:<br />

Shenzhen, China. Although<br />

she had planned on staying<br />

for two months, the agency<br />

there sent her home after<br />

just two weeks because they<br />

claimed she was too tall and<br />

too blonde, and her hips<br />

were too big. Luckily her<br />

time in China wasn’t a complete<br />

downer as she ended<br />

her visit with a weekend in<br />

Hong Kong where I had arranged<br />

for her to stay with<br />

one of my Hash friends.<br />

Surprisingly, she heard her<br />

name called out while walking<br />

through a random alley<br />

and ended up spending the<br />

rest of her trip with two<br />

classmates from the British<br />

School of the Netherlands.<br />

So, the end of Ashlynn’s year of being a fulltime<br />

model came to an end and thus also my<br />

year of chasing her around the globe.<br />

The last time I went to Barcelona was in<br />

2006 as part of a long trip to Spain that<br />

included a two-week intensive course<br />

in Salamanca. I was there for five weeks,<br />

starting in Madrid before going to places such<br />

as Toledo, Cordoba, Malaga, Segovia, and<br />

Avila. I came back rattling off Castellano like<br />

a pro with a Mediterranean tan to boot. Years<br />

later, I wasn’t an 18-year-old fresh-out-ofhigh-school<br />

teen ready to take on the world,<br />

the same one who graced the halls of El Prat<br />

International Airport many years before. No,<br />

this time I came back to meet with a friend,<br />

and I wondered how I would find Barcelona.<br />

As I walked through the airport, the first thing<br />

that caught my attention was that it looked<br />

the same as I remembered from 2006. Funny<br />

the things that catch your attention initially.<br />

I texted my friend to tell her I had arrived.<br />

She’d come from Granada, by some stroke<br />

of luck we were able to book our flights<br />

fairly close to each other. I wandered to the<br />

baggage claim to pick up the carry-on I had<br />

to check at Schipol at the gate. As soon as I<br />

went to the baggage claim, I heard “Alex!” I<br />

turned around to see my Korean friend Young<br />

waiting near the seats. I screamed, making a<br />

fool of myself in front of other travelers before<br />

giving her a big hug.<br />

I met Young in 2013 when I lived in New<br />

Zealand. I was house hunting and came<br />

across an ad on TradeMe, a classifieds website.<br />

The ad was for a room in a big house<br />

in Auckland. The day I went over to see the<br />

room and meet the landlady, Young answered<br />

the door. After I moved in, we played a card<br />

game with another housemate and shared<br />

some Haribo candy together. Little did I<br />

know that it would be the first of many memories<br />

we’d share together, whether it was<br />

backyard barbecues in a New Zealand summer,<br />

brunch in Auckland, eating seafood in<br />

Korea, karaoke in a noraebang in Busan, or a<br />

weekend getaway to the Coromandel.<br />

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Weekend in Barcelona (cont.)<br />

Continued from page 45<br />

We woke up early the next morning to go<br />

to Mass at La Sagrada Familia. I didn’t<br />

know that option existed, but this is why I<br />

travel with friends: they plan for trips much<br />

better than I do. The Mass was in English,<br />

Spanish, and Catalan, but because of where<br />

we were seated, it was hard to hear much of<br />

what the priest said. It didn’t matter, though.<br />

I found comfort in the routine of Mass, and I<br />

think she did too.<br />

This time we’d get to see more of La<br />

Sagrada Familia with an audio tour. I took<br />

as many photos as I could of the high arches,<br />

the ornate tile pattern on the floor, the<br />

architecture that makes the Sagrada Familia<br />

unlike anything I’d seen before. An elevator<br />

took us to on part of the Nativity tower<br />

six stories high and we climbed all the way<br />

down, takings pictures and video of the inside<br />

of the tower and city views.<br />

before we were<br />

both laughing<br />

together at our<br />

memories in<br />

New Zealand,<br />

including the<br />

potlucks that<br />

degenerated<br />

into dance parties,<br />

birthday<br />

dinners, and<br />

celebrating holidays<br />

together<br />

far from home.<br />

After Mass, we shared a margarita pizza<br />

for brunch before going to Las Ramblas.<br />

We wanted to go to La Boqueria, a market<br />

I stumbled upon in 2006. I was determined<br />

to enjoy it again, if not pick up a present<br />

or two for Diederik. Unfortunately, La<br />

Boqueria was closed, so we strolled up and<br />

down Las Ramblas. We stopped for a sangria<br />

before wandering off into a side street.<br />

We had to be back at La Sagrada Familia for<br />

a tour she’d booked at 3 p.m., but until then<br />

we had the day to ourselves.<br />

After our tour of La Sagrada Familia, she<br />

wanted to go to a hotel bar that her nephew<br />

recommended. He’d gone backpacking<br />

through Europe and spent some time<br />

in Barcelona, where he had a drink at a<br />

hotel bar where you could see La Sagrada<br />

Familia. Unfortunately, we made it to the<br />

bar when it was closed because the staff<br />

were switching shifts. We decided to find<br />

somewhere else to have a drink and some<br />

tapas, but not before we got someone to take<br />

a photo of us.<br />

The next day we went to La Boqueria for<br />

brunch before our tour of Parc Guell in<br />

the afternoon. I walked around this park<br />

in 2006, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I<br />

wanted to then because I’d gotten off a 12-<br />

hour train ride from Malaga. I was exhausted<br />

since I didn’t sleep much on the train; a<br />

friend and I stayed up too late being silly and<br />

taking selfies on my Motorola Razr. As I’ve<br />

learned the hard way, I have trouble sleeping<br />

on overnight trains. Especially if they<br />

involve overnight rides from Sighisoara to<br />

Budapest and Eastern European border patrols<br />

in each country wake everyone up for<br />

passport control. But I digress.<br />

I’m not good at saying goodbye. While this<br />

wasn’t the first time I had to say goodbye<br />

to her, it didn’t make it any easier. I don’t<br />

know when we’ll see each other again, but<br />

I hope we don’t have to wait too long. She<br />

left the next day for the long trip back to<br />

South Korea while I went back to Holland.<br />

We both agreed that we would come back<br />

once La Sagrada Familia was completely<br />

finished in a few years. I hope that it happens<br />

sooner rather than later.<br />

I regretted not enjoying Parc Guell as much<br />

as I wanted to the first time because Gaudi's<br />

artwork and craftsmanship are admirable. I<br />

hoped that one day I could come back to<br />

Barcelona and see it again. On a warm,<br />

sunny afternoon, it seems I got my wish.<br />

We strolled around Parc Guell, stopping to<br />

take pictures and enjoying the view of the<br />

city. We also took a break to sit in the warm<br />

sunshine on a curved bench, the one that<br />

Gaudi designed a certain way because he<br />

studied human anatomy. The beautiful mosaics<br />

seemed to reflect the afternoon sun,<br />

and everywhere we went there was something<br />

new to appreciate.<br />

After Parc Guell, we went to the Gothic<br />

Quarter to explore another cathedral and<br />

buy souvenirs. For dinner, we ended up<br />

at some hole-in-the-wall restaurant where<br />

we enjoyed wine and tapas. It wasn’t long<br />

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Announcements<br />

Crossing Border Festival<br />

Ever since the first edition in 1993, Crossing<br />

Border has examined the frontiers of music<br />

and language in the city center of The Hague.<br />

It has expanded to become one of the most<br />

progressive international music and literature<br />

festivals in Europe featuring more than<br />

100 artists ranging from renowned names to<br />

promising upcoming talent.<br />

Thru <strong>Nov</strong>ember 3<br />

Various venues in Den Haag Centrum<br />

www.crossingborder.nl<br />

Affordable Art Fair<br />

This four-day event presents a wide array<br />

of contemporary art from a variety of galleries.<br />

You can find thousands of original<br />

paintings, prints, sculptures and photography<br />

all under one roof, with pieces from €<br />

100 to €7,500. The work of young, emerging<br />

artists hangs alongside some of the biggest<br />

household names.<br />

Thursday, October 31 to<br />

Sunday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 3<br />

De Kromhouthal<br />

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231,<br />

Amsterdam<br />

www.affordableartfair.com<br />

Leiden Film Festival<br />

The Leiden Film Festival (LIFF) showcases<br />

over 100 films that examine the border<br />

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between art-house and mainstream cinema<br />

from all over the world. The festival runs<br />

from October 31 – <strong>Nov</strong>ember 10 in various<br />

locations in Leiden. www.liff.nl/en<br />

IamExpat Fair in The Hague<br />

The IamExpat Fair is designed for global<br />

citizens with local needs. It features stands<br />

from dozens of companies and organizations<br />

working in housing, careers, education,<br />

expat services, health, leisure, and<br />

family needs. Free workshops and presentations<br />

will take place throughout the day.<br />

Entrance is free with online registration at<br />

www.thehague.iamexpatfair.nl<br />

Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 9<br />

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.<br />

Grote Kerk, Den Haag<br />

GLOW Eindhoven<br />

At this annual free festival, dozens of light<br />

artists give Eindhoven’s facades and public<br />

spaces in the city center an entirely new face<br />

as nightfall changes the colors and shapes<br />

on the city’s streets. The theme of GLOW<br />

<strong>2019</strong> is Living Colors, to explore what happens<br />

when artists disassemble the spectrum<br />

of light. The festival starts each evening<br />

at 6:30 p.m. and runs from Saturday,<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember 9 through Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember<br />

16. www.gloweindhoven.nl<br />

The Arts Society Lecture<br />

Journey of the River from Source to Sea<br />

Waterways have long inspired artists. This<br />

lecture will flow with the current of the river<br />

from its beginnings as a muddy puddle to its<br />

magnificent merging with the sea. Paintings<br />

by artists past and present will open our<br />

eyes to the beauty of the river. Lecturer<br />

Alexandra Drysdale brings a unique perspective<br />

since she is both an art historian<br />

and an artist. Nonmember fee is € 13. www.<br />

theartssocietythehague.org<br />

Tuesday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 12<br />

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.<br />

Lecture begins at 8 p.m.<br />

Cultural Centrum Warenar<br />

Kerkstraat 75, Wassenaar<br />

Sinterklaas Arrival<br />

Sinterklaas arrives from Spain in the<br />

Netherlands every year on the second or<br />

third weekend in <strong>Nov</strong>ember, visiting different<br />

towns at various times. He will arrive<br />

aboard the SS Madrid in Scheveningen<br />

Harbor on Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 16. After<br />

his arrival at 10:30, he will make his way<br />

on his white horse, accompanied by a full<br />

parade of Zwarte Piets, through the streets<br />

of Scheveningen and the Statenkwartier into<br />

The Hague Centrum. Even if you don’t have<br />

young children, this annual event is uniquely<br />

<strong>Dutch</strong> and is quite a wonderful sight.<br />

www.sinterklaasindenhaag.nl<br />

International Food Fair<br />

The Parish of the Church of Our Saviour<br />

sponsors this large International Food Fair<br />

every <strong>Nov</strong>ember for charity. The diverse<br />

members of the parish community come together<br />

to provide entertainment and to prepare<br />

and sell their own national food specialties,<br />

wines and pastries. There are kids’<br />

activities, a raffle, used book sale and flea<br />

market. The proceeds are donated to small<br />

charitable organizations for projects such<br />

as beekeeping, women’s support and<br />

>> 50<br />

F<strong>AWC</strong>O Handbag Auction coming early next year!<br />

Don't forget to save any lightly used handbags as you clean out your closets.<br />

If you are traveling home for the holidays, please save a little space in your<br />

suitcase to bring back donations from friends and relatives.<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>2019</strong> 49

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Continued from page 49<br />

children’s education. In 2018, the fair raised<br />

€ 39,950 with 100% of the proceeds dispersed<br />

to charities around the world. www.<br />

parish.nl<br />

Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 16<br />

Noon – 6:30 p.m.<br />

Francois Vatel School<br />

Granaathorst 20, Den Haag<br />

Free entrance<br />

Antique and Art Fair<br />

PAN Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ premier<br />

art and antiques fair, is renowned for<br />

its high-quality, international offerings by<br />

110 galleries of paintings, furniture, maps,<br />

prints and sculptures from the 16th century<br />

to the present. The common denominator is<br />

that all the objects are vetted by a group of<br />

70 experts for authenticity, artistic quality<br />

and condition. Prices range from € 500 to<br />

€ 500,000. Over 40,000 visitors, from museum<br />

curators to private art enthusiasts, are<br />

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attracted to this fair every year. www.pan.nl<br />

Sunday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 24 through<br />

Sunday, December 1<br />

Amsterdam RAI Parkhal, Europaplein<br />

St. Andrew’s Charity Ball<br />

The St. Andrew’s Society hosts a yearly<br />

charity ball in celebration of St. Andrew’s<br />

Day (the feast day of St. Andrew, the patron<br />

saint of Scotland). A highlight will be<br />

Scottish dancing to live music for enthusiasts<br />

of all abilities. Bringing a dance partner<br />

is unnecessary. The € 99 ticket includes a<br />

four-course dinner, wine with dinner and<br />

dancing throughout the evening. Kilts are<br />

optional. If you want to practice a few dances<br />

before the ball, you are welcome to join<br />

the Reel Club which meets on Fridays in<br />

the British School at Saffierhorst 117 in The<br />

Hague from 8 – 10 p.m. www.standrewsnl.<br />

wordpress.com<br />

Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember 30<br />

6:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.<br />

Crowne Plaza Hotel<br />

Van Stolkweg 1, Den Haag<br />

Happily Ever After, a Pantomime<br />

Distinctively British, a panto is a popular<br />

form of family entertainment incorporating<br />

song, dance, slapstick comedy, cross-dressing<br />

and audience participation. This holiday<br />

season, the Anglo-American Theatre Group<br />

(AATG) reminds us that things aren’t always<br />

as “happily ever after” as they seem.<br />

Join them to find out what happens after the<br />

end of a panto to see if Jack will win Jill<br />

back after how he’s behaved, or whether the<br />

dastardly new villain will crush his dreams<br />

instead. www.aatg.nl<br />

Friday, December 6 through<br />

Sunday, December 8<br />

Theatre aan het Spui<br />

Spui 187, Den Haag<br />

Primal Nature: Works in Textile<br />

Mariëlle van den Bergh uses the<br />

TextielMuseum in Tilburg to weave and<br />

knit her giant tapestries, often including every<br />

imaginable material: steel, glass, wicker,<br />

paper and ceramics.<br />

Her many<br />

travels, especially<br />

to remote<br />

areas, reinforce<br />

her wonder<br />

about existence<br />

and nature and<br />

give her images<br />

a metaphorical<br />

charge. Her<br />

work Oernatuur<br />

| Primal Nature<br />

was created in<br />

response to the inhospitable landscape of<br />

Australia. Free entrance with a Museumkaart.<br />

www.museumrijswijk.nl<br />

Through January 12, 2020<br />

Museum Rijswijk<br />

Herenstraat 67, Rijswijk<br />

Young Rembrandt<br />

After an extensive renovation and expansion,<br />

Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden<br />

is presenting the exhibition Young<br />

Rembrandt.1624-1634 in its brand new galleries.<br />

This will be the first major exhibition<br />

exclusively devoted to the early work<br />

of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-<br />

1669), allowing visitors to look over the<br />

young painter’s shoulder and see how his<br />

talent developed. Almost 400 years after<br />

their creation works produced in Leiden by<br />

the now internationally famous master will<br />

return to the city of his birth. The exhibition<br />

consists of approximately 40 paintings, 70<br />

etchings and 10 drawings. In addition, there<br />

will also be work by Lievens, Lastman and<br />

Van Swanenburg. There is a €7.50 surcharge<br />

with a Museumkaart. www.lakenhal.nl<br />

Through February 9, 2020<br />

Museum De Lakenhal<br />

Oude Singel 32, Leiden<br />

The Abduction of Proserpina by<br />

Rembrandt, 1630, Gemaldegalerie Berlin<br />

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Restaurant Recommendations<br />

Recommendations by Deana Kreitler & Heather DeWitt<br />

Please send your recommendations to goingdutchmag@awcthehague.org.<br />

1723 Voorburg<br />

Instead of an extensive menu, this restaurant<br />

offers one main meal each day, always different<br />

and always fresh. High quality food<br />

at an affordable price.<br />

Herenstraat 98, 2271CK, Voorburg<br />

070 201 5003<br />

www.1723.nl<br />

European, <strong>Dutch</strong>, Seafood<br />

€ – €€<br />

Tuesday – Wednesday, 4 – 11 p.m.<br />

Thursday – Saturday, 4 p.m. – Midnight<br />

Restaurant Villa La Ruche<br />

The menu changes seasonally and offers<br />

recognizable flavors in an original presentation.<br />

Princess Mariannelaan 71, 2275BB,<br />

Voorburg<br />

070 386 0110<br />

www.villalaruche.nl<br />

French, Seafood, Dessert<br />

€€€€<br />

Lunch: Friday, Noon – 2 p.m.<br />

Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday, 6 – 10 p.m.<br />

Krishna Vilas<br />

Authentic and memorable South Indian cuisine.<br />

An entirely vegetarian menu!<br />

Hooikade 56, 2514BK, Den Haag<br />

070 887 7990<br />

www.krishna-vilas.com<br />

Indian, Vegetarian<br />

€€ – €€€<br />

Monday – Sunday, Noon – 10 p.m.<br />

54 GOING DUTCH<br />

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