The Florida Branch meeting of the Holland Society of New York was held on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. Members, friends, and potential members in Florida at the time of the meeting were welcomed. The elegant Club at Admirals Cove in Jupiter, FL provided outstanding food, service, and atmosphere for the meeting.
Members attending were brothers Jonathan and Kent Booream and their wives Karen and Joanne, John Ditmars with daughter Dianne and son-in-law Fred Watson, Steve Zabriskie, Bruce Van Voorhis and his wife Dianne (who get the prize for longest travel – three hours each way from Bradenton), Branch President and host James Lansing and his brother Cooper with his wife Barbara, and Society President Andrew Terhune.
Shirley Longstreet, a long-time Friend and Admirals Cove resident who was traveling out of town was greatly missed this year.
After refreshments and conversation, there were the traditional toasts to the King of the Netherlands, the President of the United States, and to the Holland Society of New York.
During dessert, President Terhune spoke about the happenings at the Society since he became president and about the Society’s future. One of his goals for the Society is making its records more accessible via digitization and to find ways to make it relevant to new (and younger) members. Lively and enthusiastic discussion followed.
Photos of the Florida Branch Luncheon Meeting are included above.
Save the Date! The Club at Admirals Cove, Jupiter, FL has been reserved for the January 26, 2019 meeting of the Florida Branch. All are welcome!
James S. Lansing,
Florida Branch President