Dutch Business Club Vancouver

Connecting Dutch professionals in Vancouver & Lower Mainland

75 Years Later: the Sound of Freedom

As you know, this year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and Canada’s role in the liberation of Europe, and significantly the Netherlands, by Canadian troops. During the Second World War one in ten Canadians served, including more than 7,600 soldiers who gave their lives to liberate the Netherlands and who remain buried in cemeteries in the Netherlands.

Please help us financially to finish “75 Years Later: The Sounds of Freedom”, the project described in the below PDF.

News

Recently – Monday 14 December – the Dutch Business Club had their AGM and as part off the elections off the Directors TJ decided to step down as president and Juul will be his successor. Minutes off the meeting will be shared later but we did not want to withhold this important change of the board from you. We, as board off directors, would like to thank TJ for his tireless effort into the Club and welcome Juul as President off Club.

Tjerk WeidemaAfter 3 years at the helm of the Dutch Business Club, I have decided to step down to make place for my successor, Juul Heijblom.

In the past three years, the DBC has seen a transformation to an organization with an emphasis on electronic data and information sharing, social media, and web presence. The organizational structure has been adjusted to cater to future growth where most, new, board members have a background in web development, digital marketing, and social media.

I will continue to help the DBC weather the Covid storm and beyond in the position of Director of Events. Juul brings a background in organizational management and customer relationship to the Club and it is therefor with great excitement and confidence that I pass on the torch to him.

I am looking forward to seeing the DBC continue to grow and serve the business community in BC and I hope to see all of you again soon at one of our events.

TJ Weidema

First off, all I want to thank TJ for his contribution and leadership in the past 3 years and we are very fortunate that TJ will stay with us in the role as event director.

I’m very excited and honored with my new role within the Dutch Business Club as President and to continue to work with the board members.

I will continue the path TJ has lead us and grow our Business Club to the next level. We want to be a business platform where people can find interesting connections, opportunities for personal and business growth as well as the Dutch Culture. We will do this by organizing interesting events, online content and social gatherings.

The past two years for me have been very instructive as I had several director roles within the DBC, which gave me the opportunity to get to know the Dutch Community within Greater Vancouver area. Together with the board, I’m looking forward to the next couple of years and hope to see you all at one off our events in the near future.

J.M Heijblom

Membership Benefits

Our members have access to their own profile page where they can manage their business listing and post business events on our website.

The membership fee for The Dutch Business Club is only $35.- annually. Enjoy the perks of being a member and sign up today.

Add or Edit Your Business Listing

Add or edit your business profile. You can include a logo, company details and even link a video.

Add or Edit Your Business Event

Share your business event with the Dutch Community.

Job Board

Post jobs directly from your DBC account and receive CV's right in your mailbox!

Business Profile Page

A full page dedicated to your business. Potential clients may contact you directly.

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About us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring together professionals and entrepreneurs of Dutch heritage or with a connection to the Netherlands, by organizing events with either a cultural, culinary or business theme, for the purpose of networking in an inspiring and relaxed environment.

Absolutely not! Our club is open to all nationalities and we speak English during our events. If you have an interest in connecting with Dutch business owners in The Lower Mainland you should definitely sign up as a member.

We are a not for profit organization and only charge $35.- membership fee annually.

As a member you will get access to our online membership portal. Within our portal you can upload and maintain your business profile and post business events on our website. You will also get discounts for most of the events that we organize.

Organizing events is not always an easy task and help is always welcome. We are looking for volunteers that can help us with setting up chairs and tables, bartender work, serving our members during the events, etc. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering for our events.

There are no restrictions in who may join, but keep in mind that our events are targeting professionals and are focused around networking.

Our board members are business professionals who volunteer their time to help organize business events.

Are you interested in a board member position and make a difference in the Dutch business community? Contact us for more information.

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