June 26, 2019

New Years reception of the Deutscher Klub in den Niederlanden

Drs. Barbara Couwenbergh-Rapke during her speech at the German Club New Year reception.

By Anton Lutter.

More than 100 members and guests attended the New Years reception of the German club in The Netherlands at the Pathé Theatre in The Hague the 14th of January.

The club prides itself on being one of the oldest German societies in Europe founded about 1850. After the war, it was refounded in 1955.The guests were welcomed by the long-serving president Drs. Barbara Couwenbergh-Rapke, who is at the helm of the club since 1997. In her new year’s speech, she mentioned the activities of the club being, of course, the Oktoberfest, Christmas event and the visit of many members to Wittenberg and other places connected to Martin Luther, 2017 commemorating 500 years of the Reformation.

Mrs Couwenbergh,  before wishing everybody a wonderful 2018 with a glass of champagne, thanked the members of the board for their support in making the Deutscher Klub a successful organization where the Dutch and Germans enjoy their longstanding friendship.

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