DEC 2013 Visitors from Enschede, Holland
Mon 16th December 2013 at 10.00 - Wed 18th December 2013 - 09.00
We are invited to visit Enschede April 2015 !
In 2015 Enschede Noord celebrate their 50th Charter Night in splendid style and invite Cambridge South to join them for the occassion.
The Cambridge South club was delighted that an intrepid group of eight rotarians and their partners from the Enschede Noord club (eastern Netherlands) have been able to visit us this December 2013. They drove over via the ferry and stayed with 4 host families. The exchange friendship between our clubs began a long time ago and there have been many visits back and forth over the years. In his speech to the club Henk brought greetings from their club and their current President Gerard Kocx.
We were presented with a specially painted mini cow as a momento of our last very memorable trip to Enchede in 2003.
Sunday - their journey began.
Monday - we met for coffee and to settle them into their comfortable billets (Holiday Inn, Histon)
- a light lunch with their hosts
- an opportunity to shop and see the sights.
- 7.00 for 7.30pm they joined us for a social evening at our club venue.
Tuesday - a blue badge guided tour of Cambridge City 10.030am - 12.30pm, meeting on the backs of Kings College.
- a light lunch in the city followed by an opportunity for shopping.
- a special evening meal together 7.00 for 7.30pm (The Plough, Coton).
Wednesday - we gave a sad farewell to our visitors after breakfast.
They went on to spend some time in London before catching the Harwich Ferry home.
Alan and Sian hosted Henk and Corrie van der Sijs.
John and Molly hosted Andre and Elisabeth (Liesbeth) Winkleman.
Bob and Annabelle hosted Harry and Cecile ScholtenLinde.
Colin and Polly hosted Rob and Henriette (Harriet) Wegdam.
Each Host pair was presented with a wonderful hamper of edible goodies to enjoy - what a treat!