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Dutch Club - Neerlandia

Weekly News letter updated 1st of October 2020

Dear Members & Friends of the Dutch Club-Neerlandia/Sydney

1st of October 2020

Well we had another great Sunday with the Kitchen selling out of Karel's
Spek Pannekoeken so for this Sunday we will be serving a recipe that dates
back to the 3rd October 1574, when after the Spanish were defeated they
had left behind pots of stew made of carrots, onions, parsnips and meat
supposedly still warm and very welcomed by the starving people.
This event has been commemorated since 1886. We call this dish
"Hutspot met klapstuk". However, the parsnip will be replaced by Potato.
For more information you may go to http://www.3october.nl

And please remember that "Reimer" will be here this Sunday. Also it is a long weekend and daylight saving starts so we will be putting the clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday night. Therefore, if it is 9pm when you retire at night move the clock time to 10pm.

And for all you foodies "smoked eel" and 'Aged Gouda cheese" has been ordered. We will be picking up the "Rookworst" on Friday.

Our membership draw of $20.00 was not taken up by Mr P. Wallner #311 so for this Sunday it will slowly climb to $30.00, drawn at about 1.00pm.

Birthdays: For some of you having a Birthday on or about this long weekend
Such as: Alice Roos. (time to renew)
Aafke Woldring
Victor Wolff (also we wish Victor a very good recovery)
And anyone else we may have missed, please let me know Click Me!
We wish you all a Very Happy Birthday.

And please just a reminder: Please keep COVID-19 safe and sign in upon entry.

Time for a driving test:
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car. Both of the women could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along they came to an intersection. The stop light was red but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself, "I must be losing it, I could have sworn we just went through a red light". After a few more minutes they came to another intersection and the light was red again and again they went right through. This time the woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention to the road and the next iIntersection to see what was going on. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red and they went right through and she turned to the other woman and said, "Mildred! Did you know we just ran through three red lights in a row! You could have killed us!" Mildred turned to her and said "Oh, am I driving?"

Gerry Smolders
Mob: 0408 40 90 25
President Dutch Club-Neerlandia
Dutch Australian Society Neerlandia Club Limited
1 Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest 2086
www.dasneerlandia.org.au


27th of September 2020

Members & Friends of the Dutch Club-Neerlandia/Sydney

A big thank you for all of you who attended last Sunday as the day started off very quietly due to the rain but when the sun came out you did as well.

For this Sunday Karel and his band of angels will be delivering Spek Pannekoek (Pancakes with bacon) very, very tasty.

We still have our favourites, appelflappen, Croquettes, Frikadelle, Haring & Chips including a Patat speciaal: Dutch fries with mayonnaise, ketchup or Curry sauce and sprinkled with chopped union. Now that is different.

Our Membership draw of $10.00 was not taken up by Mr Alex Ziegelaar so for this Sunday it will climb to $20.00. Draw takes place at about 1.00pm.

Birthdays: for all of you having a birthday on or about this weekend such as:
Mr Adrian Bakker (about time you renewed your membership Adrian)
Mr Cor Leeuwen (membership renewal also needed please)
And anyone else we may have missed, please let me know. Click Me!
We wish you all a very Happy Birthday.

During the week the electricians have done a great job making sure our lights are up to standard so we had new Fluorescent light fittings installed plus our coloured lights on the patio were in need of a look at. Also new flood lights were installed as well as new downlight globes in the centre of the hall.

Also please remember the members such as Henny Spee who have not attended due to COVID -19 we wish them all the very best during this time, Just a reminder: Please keep your COVID-19 distance and sign in on entry.

Now this is something to think about:

An elderly woman went into the doctor's office. When the doctor asked why she was there, she replied, "I'd like some birth-control pills?"
"Taken back, the doctor thought for a minute and then said, "Excuse me Mrs. Smit but you're 72 years old. What possible use could you have for birth Control pills?" The woman responded, "They help me sleep better."

The doctor thought some more and continued, "How in the world do birth control pills help you to sleep better?"

The woman said, "Simple, I put them in my grand daughter's orange juice every morning and I sleep better at night"

Keep well, keep COVID-19 safe and take care.

Gerry Smolders
Mob: 0408 40 90 25
President Dutch Club-Neerlandia
Dutch Australian Society Neerlandia Club Limited
1 Grattan Crescent Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
www.dasneerlandia.org.au


17th of September 2020

Dear Members & Friends of the Dutch Club-Neerlandia/Sydney

A number of members have asked me over the last few months what happens at the club during the week so please check the attachment.

We had a big delivery today from Holland House, hopefully most of it should be on the shelves by Sunday, it takes a lot of work by volunteers.

For this we hopefully we will be having "Bami Goreng" similar to Nasi but with Noodles instead of rice and made by the lovely Suthy.

We will still have our favourites, Appelflappen, Haring, Croquettes, Frikadelle, Chips.

Our Membership draw of $40.00 was taken up by Mr John Paes #79 a very Regular member, well deserved. So for this Sunday we will start again with $10.00 Drawn at approx. 1.00pm so please be there to win it.

Birthdays: For all of you having a birthday on or about this weekend such as:
Mr John Leiseboer
And anyone else I may have missed, please let me know Click Me!
We wish you all a very Happy Birthday.

Just A reminder:A message from the Health department, To be COVID-19 safe, we are all required to write our name (so they can read it) and phone number upon entry, also please have your temperature taken, there are hand sanitizers on every table.

There is a Jackass somewhere in the world - a joke submitted by one of our members:

"Father O'Malley rose from his bed one morning. It was a fine spring day in his new west Texas mission parish. He walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside. He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of his
Front lawn. He promptly called the local Police Station. The conversation went like this:

"Good morning. This is Sergeant Jones how might I help you?"
"And the best of the day te yerself. This is Father O'Malley at St. Ann's Catholic Church.
There's a jackass lying dead in me front lawn and would ye be so kind as to send a couple of
O'yer lads to take care of the matter?"
Sergeant Jones considering himself to be quite a wit and recognising the foreign accent
Thought he would have a little fun with the good father, replied, "Well now Father, it was
Always my impression that you people took care of the last rites!"
There was dead silence on the line for a long moment....
Father O'Malley then replied "Aye, 'tis certainly true, but we are also obliged to notify
The next of kin first, which is the reason for me call."

Keep well keep COVID19 safe.

9th of September 2020

Dear Members & Friends of the Dutch Club-Neerlandia/Sydney

We wish and hope that all the fathers had a great day last Sunday as we had at The Dutch Club last Sunday with Reimer entertaining all of us, thank you Reimer.

For all you Klaverjas players we have some sad news due to COVID-19 they have cancelled all the monthly Klaverjas" tournaments and will be reviewing the situation and hopefully recommence in February 2021.

For lunch this Sunday, depending if our chef Karel will be available, should be "Uitsmijter". Karel's last Sundays "Snert" went down a treat.

The Belrose Rotary Club last Tuesday were provided with a lovely "Chicken Schnitzel & vegies" plus cherry vla for their evening meal. Many thanks as usual To our volunteers for their hard work that night.

We still have our favourites such as croquettes, frikandel, haring, bitter ballen and "appelflappen" available and the last of our Paling on a roll.

Our Membership draw of $30.00 was not taken up by Mr Victor Wolff #43 who is normally always at the club, very sorry Victor. This Sunday it will climb to $40.00. The draw is about 1.00pm.

Birthdays; For all of you having a Birthday on or about this weekend such as:
Mr Karel de Keyzer
Mrs Lorna Smolders (time to renew)
And anyone else we may have missed, please let me know. Click Me!
We wish you all a very Happy Birthday.

Please: just a reminder; as you all know by now to be COVID-19 safe we are all required to write our name and contact number upon entering the club (NSW health regulations). Hand sanitizers are available on every table.

A few short ones: A man went into a cafe and asked for a meat pie. "Shall I cut it for you?" said the waiter. "Yes please," said the man. "How many pieces?" asked the waiter. "Four or six" Better make it four, I don't think I can eat six"

Bob was in trouble, he forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really angry. She told him: "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds!". The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the drive way.

Confused , the wife put on her robe, ran out to the driveway and brought the box back in the house. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale inside. Bob has been missing since Friday. ????

Keep well, keep COVID-19 safe and take care.

Groetjes van Gerry
Mob: 0408409025
President Dutch Club-Neerlandia/Sydney
1 Grattan Crescent Frenchs Forest 2086
Dutch Australia Society Neerlandia Club Limited
www.dasneerlandia.org.au

Dear Members & Friends of the Dutch Club-Neerlandia/Sydney

2nd of September 2020

We had a very interesting day last Sunday it was quieter than usual but still very entertaining.  Talking about entertaining we have "Reimer" our Accordion man at the club this Sunday for some colourful entertainment.
 
For lunch this Sunday Karel will provide us with "Snert" Pea soup it is on the boil as we speak.  Also we will have the last of our Paling on o roll, as ordering and delivery from Melbourne is becoming a problem. As usual we will have our Northern beaches favourite "appleflappen" yummie.
 
Our Ukulele friends are loving our "Veal croquettes" and the croquettes (not the Ukulele friends) are flying through the door.  Plenty of haring, bitter ballen, Frikadelle  & chips.
 
Our Membership draw of $20.00 was not taken up by Mr Alex Ziegelaar #113 so for this Sunday it will climb to $30.00.    Drawn at about 1.00pm.
 
Birthdays: For all of you having a Birthday on or about this weekend such as:
Mrs. Miep Bosschieter
Mr Ian Fuller
Mrs Els Gell
Mr Jan Hulsen
And anyone else we may have missed, please let me know.     Click Me!
We wish you all a very Happy Birthday.
 
Just a reminder: please as you know by now upon entering the club and to be COVID safe we are all required to write our name, time of arrival and phone Number on the sheet provided.  Hand sanitizers are available on every table.
 
We have all met a few of these in the past:
 
On a plane bound for New York the flight attendant approached a blond haired lady sitting in the First Class section of the plane and requested that she move to cattle class (economy) since she did not have a first class ticket. The Blonde replied: "I'm blonde; I'm beautiful: I'm not moving" not wanting to argue with a customer, the flight attendant asked the co-pilot to speak with her.  He went to talk with the woman, asking her to please move out of the First Class section.  Again the blonde replied:  "I'm blonde; I'm beautiful; I'm going to New York, and I'm not moving.
 
The co-pilot returned to the cockpit and asked the captain what he should do.The Captain said;  " I'm married to a blonde and I know how to handle this." He went to the first class section and whispered in the blond's ear. She immediately jumped up and ran to the cattle class section mumbling to herself; "Why didn't someone say so?"  Surprised, the flight attendant and the co-pilot Asked what he said to her that finally convinced her to move her seat.
 
He said; " I simply told her that the First Class section wasn't going to New York."
 
Keep well, keep Covid safe & take care.
 
Groetjes van Gerry
President Dutch Club-Neerlandia
Mob: 0408 40 90 25
Dutch Australia Society Neerlandia Club Limited
1 Grattan Crescent Frenchs Forest 2086

27th of August 2020

We had a great day last Sunday with a lot of new faces including a lovely group of people from the old Zuid Afrika, loved meeting them, lovely people. 
 
The cheese did arrive  However, we still have a number of items missing from the grocery department - 30 in fact. "Not happy Jan".
 
For this Sunday we will have Chicken schnitzel wit peas, mashed potatoes & gravy. Plus the usual Appelflappen, Haring, Croquettes, Frikadelle, chips.
 
Our Membership draw of $10.00 was not taken up by Mr John van de Giessen so for this Sunday it will climb to $20.00. Drawn at approx. 1.00pm.
 
Birthdays: For all of you having a birthday on or about this Sunday such as: Mr Leo Lake
And anyone else we may have missed, please let me know.      Click Me!
We wish you all a very Happy Birthday.
 
Just a reminder: as you all know by now to be COVID safe we are all required to write our name (so the Health Department) can read it and phone number upon entry to the club and also to have our temperature taken upon arrival, hand sanitizers are available on every table for your use. 
 
A Garda (police) stopped at a farm in Co Galway and talked to an old farmer, he told the farmer, "I need to inspect your farm for illegally grown drugs,"
The farmer said, "Okay, but don't go into that field over there....", as he pointed out the location. The Garda verbally exploded and said, "look mister, I have the authority of the garda Siochana with me!" Reaching into his rear pocket, the arrogant garda removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the farmer. "see this badge??1" This badge means I can go wherever I want. On any land! No questions asked, no answers given! Do you understand old man?!"
 The farmer kindly nodded, apologized, and went about his farm work. Moments later the farmer heard loud screams, he looked up and saw the garda
Running for his life, being chased by the farmer's big BULL Mc Cabe.With every step the bull was gaining ground on the garda, and it was likely
That he'd sure enough get gored before he reached safety.The officer was clearly terrified. The old farmer threw down his tools,
 
Ran as fast as he could to the fence, and yelled at the top of his lungs.........
"YOUR BADGE!       SHOW HIM YOUR BADGE!"
 
Keep well, keep COVID safe and take care.
 
Groetjes van Gerry
Mob: 0408 40 90 25
President Dutch Club-Neerlandia
Dutch Australia Society Neerlandia Club Limited
1 Grattan Crescent Frenchs Forest 2086

 

 

 

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