Letter from the President Fall 2017

October 2017

Dear DCBC members,

Welcome to a new DCBC season. Since the AGM in September I am proud to be your new President. For those of you who missed the AGM, my name is Eduard Spelier, I was born in Middelburg in 1970, grew up in Goes, went to university in Eindhoven and I emigrated to Canada in 2006 with my wife Lya and our son Yannick. I work as an independent IT contractor and I have been at Husky Energy for the last 4 years. My speciality are Microsoft SharePoint implementations and customizations.

Besides myself the 2017-2018 board consists of:

  • Paul Pols - Vice President
  • Paul Verhaegh  - Treasurer
  • Sebastiaan Maassen  - Secretary, Director of Communications & Social Media
  • Remco Kleinlugtenbelt - Membership Director
  • Helen  - Past President

We would like to thank the departing board members for their hard work and dedication to the club:

  • Reinier Deurwaarder  - Vice President
  • Sian de Vries  - Secretary
  • Martin Gerlings - Treasurer
  • Yvette Geerlings  - Events Director

At the AGM it was decided that the 2017-2018 membership fee will be $100 per member. Members over 65 years of age are allowed to claim a $25 discount. Our Treasurer Paul will send out the invoices for the membership fees soon.

We are looking forward to an exciting year with lots of new events but also the ones you have come to expect of the DCBC. Our first event on October 19th had to be changed because of illness of the presenter so we’ll now meet for drinks and a bite (at your own expense) at Bridgette Bar (739 10 Ave SW) starting at 5:30 PM. Come and meet your new board!

On Saturday November 25th we will host the yearly Christmas Dinner in Bragg Creek, more information will follow soon about this event.

Best regards,

Eduard Spelier

President Dutch Canadian Business Club of Calgary