Dutch Connection of Arizona

Welkom leden/members
Welcome to the web site of the Dutch Connection of Arizona! We hope you will take a moment to browse around and find out what the site has to offer now or in the very near future, including information about upcoming events, newsletters, contact information, etc. Of course, we welcome your feedback and suggestions to make the site more enjoyable and usefull. If you haven't done so already, please go the sign up page and register your membership online.

Connection exceeds 100 members
From the very first day the Dutch Connection of Arizona was founded and the website went life last year, new members have been signing up at a steady pace. We announced 75 members at the new year's get-together in January. In less than three months this number has grown to 110 and continues to rise as new members find their way to our organization from all over Arizona and beyond. Our daily web hits is showing an ever growing interest. We at the board are very excited about the progress and we hope you are too.
Queens Day party huge success
About 70 members and their friends from the Dutch Connection, celebrated the Queens Birthday and her 25th anniversary last Saturday April 30th. The huge party was held at the prestige residence of Dr.Jim Kort and his wife Ina in Scottsdale. After a welcome speech by the President of the Dutch Club, Mr.Eric VandeWater and a speech by the Consul of the Netherlands, Mr.Siebe VanderZee, all raised their glasses to have a toast to Queen Beatrix after which the big group sang the American and Netherlands Anthems. An abundant of fine foods were served such as the best "bitterballen" prepared by our now famous Chef Humfhrey of the Pacific Rim Restaurant, Dutch Cheese and Pastries, together with a fine assortment of spirits. Our friendly Host and his charming wife Ina surprised everyone when at the end of this fabulous event, an unexpected fireworks display unfolded above the beautiful Arizona desert and lit the sky in wonderful colors.

We would like to thank the Board and all that contributed to this wonderful event.

H. Lottering
Welcome visitors
We’re glad you found us! The Dutch Connection is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting people with a Dutch heritage in the Phoenix and surrounding areas connected. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Dutch or if you’ve never been to Holland – we welcome everyone who has an interest in celebrating the Dutch culture with us! The club organizes several events throughout the year. You can find more information under Events. Other popular get-togethers include Wine Tasting, Sinterklaas (for the kids), Indonesische Rijsttafel and much more. Interested in joining the Dutch Connection and/or attending an upcoming event? You can register right here on-line!

Eric Vandewater
Board of Directors for 2005
We're happy to introduce the board of directors for the Dutch Connection of Arizona. We welcome their energy and dedication to help make this organization a great success.

Eric Vandewater
Marceline VandeWater
Johan Bolle
Ina Smeets
Hans Verhaagen

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Web Links
We've updated the links page with many interesting, entertaining and useful links to Dutch / American related web sites. If you have links that would be a great addition to this list, please let us know.
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WebMaster Eric Vandewater