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NAS

NETHERLANDS AMERICAN SOCIETY
OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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The aim and purpose of the Netherlands American Society of Southern California (NAS), a Dutch social club, is to provide a social environment for persons of Dutch descent or persons who have an active interest in the Netherlands, in order to communicate with one another on a regular basis about their common heritage and or interest.
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS
  • LOS ANGELES AREA DUTCH KING'S DAY Sunday, April 24, 2016
  • NAS KING'S DAY Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • NAF SoCal: PRINCESS CHRISTINA CONCOURSE CONCERT & RECEPTION Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • 27th ANNUAL HOLLAND FESTIVAL Sunday, May 29, 2016
  • NAS HIKE & BARBECUE Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • "TOUR DE NAS" BIKE RIDE & LUNCH Date TBD
  • NAS LEIDENS ONTZET Saturday, October 1, 2016
  • NAS SINTERKLAAS PARTY Saturday, December 3, 2016
OUR SPONSORS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW BOOK ABOUT THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY IN INDONESIA
Far Aft and Faintly The novel Far Aft and Faintly is based on the memoir of one Admiraal Maarten Danielszoon Sweers of the Koninklijke Marine Nederland (Royal Netherlands Navy), and his experiences from 1936 up to the first Battle of the South China Sea, on December 08, 1941. The author, Mark Klimaszewki, was inspired by those World War Two veterans of many nations that he had met during the course of his life and career as a shipbuilder. To find out more about this book and how to purchase, please visit:
- Posted 18 April 2016
DUTCH PASSPORTS IN LOS ANGELES
The issuance of Dutch travel documents is changing worldwide, and unfortunately this has affected the service to Dutch citizens in the United States as well.
In the United States, the Netherlands government has stopped issuing passports at the Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago per October 1, 2015.
Currently passport applications can only be submitted at the Consulates General in Miami, San Francisco and New York, and at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The Dutch Government acknowledges that these changes will have practical consequences for Dutch nationals worldwide, and therefore has introduced a Dutch passport with a validity for 10 years. - Posted 8 March 2016.
INDO DUTCH KITCHEN SECRETS
An inspiring full-color hardcover cookbook about a unique culinary heritage, told through a collection of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, and soon to be published by the author, Jeff Keasberry, with your help through Kickstarter.
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Working cover.
There are awesome awards commensurate with pledge levels. Find out more on Jeff's website and make a pledge: Jeff is an active member of the Netherlands American Society.
- Posted 10 March 2016
NAS PRES FINISHES LA MARATHON IN PB TIME FOR WORTHWHILE CAUSE
On Sunday, February 14th 2016, the Netherlands American Society's president Justin Verduyn (on the right in the photo) and his pastor Mathew ran the L.A. marathon finishing in the top 11% with personal best times of 3h 53m. They ran the race for a very good cause, namely The Dream Center, their church's hospital. Participants ran to raise support for the Dream Center's human trafficking program, Project Hope.
marathon
There are 10,000 women trapped in underground brothels throughout Los Angeles. The Dream Center is the only emergency rescue shelter in Southern California for adult victims of human trafficking. It takes $1,200 to provide medical and dental care to one survivor at The Dream Center. Every dollar counts!
Justin personally exceeded his goal of raising enough money to help one survivor.
You can still help by making a donation.
Watch a two minute video on Facebook.
- Posted 19 February 2016
ABOUT ANNOUNCEMENTS
If your group or organization has an announcement that you would like listed here, please contact us. The subject should be Dutch related and appropriate. The Special Announcements are listed as a convenience and source of interest for visitors to this web site. Business and/or promotional announcements should not be construed as being an endorsement by the Netherlands American Society. We maintain a limited selection of past announcements in our:
NAS SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING

DUTCH SCHOOL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN Dutch School of Southern California offers classes in Dutch Language and Culture, to children from 4-14 years old, absolute beginners or already fluent in Dutch.
NAS Member Laura Ligthart is Director of Dutch School of Southern California.
CHALLENGES FOUNDATION
Challenges Foundation is a sailing program for veterans, the disabled and underprivileged. Donations are gratefully appreciated.
NAS members Inge Hobo-Scheinfarb and David Scheinfarb are the Board of Directors.
 
BECOME A NAS MEMBER
Become a member of the Netherlands American Society and enjoy all the benefits of belonging to a wonderful social organization: friendship, great events and sharing a common interest in the Netherlands.
© 2016 Netherlands American Society of Southern California, Inc.