Welcome to the Holland Society
The Holland Society has a new President. Read his message to members and friends of the Society.
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Society Annual Meeting
The 130th Annual Meeting of the Holland Society of New York will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Holland Society of New York. The Annual Meeting will be followed by the Annual Meeting Dinner at 6:00 PM at the Cornell Club.
Please join us in this celebration and to thank Gold Medalist for Distinguished Achievement, Stephen S. Wyckoff for his many contributions and his everlasting dedication to the Holland Society.
Please click here to pay to register for the Annual Meeting Dinner as Friends of the Society or guest of a member of the Society.
Membership Announcement: Results of the Special Meeting held on Thursday 10 December, 2015
During the Special Meeting held on Thursday 10 December, 2015, the membership voted in favor of accepting the new Constitution and By-laws. 196 Members voted in favor, 23 Members voted against and 2 Members abstained from voting. Thank you for sending in your votes and thoughts about this important matter. A summary below lists the major approved changes:
• The number of trustees is no longer fixed at 20 but may be a variable number between 12 and 21.
• The number of committees has been reduced from eighteen to nine, often by combining those with related functions.
• Appropriate term limits have been provided by officers and trustees.
• A Vice-President position will ensure continuity of leadership.
• The President will still be elected by our membership at large, but officers of Secretary and
Treasurer will be internally selected by the Board of Trustees.
It has been a number of years since our governing documents have been updated to help us most efficiently fulfill our mission. These revisions will help us conform to actual practice, update antiquated language, and support effective governance procedures.
Visit the Holland Society Merchandise and
Gift Section where you can make selections and
purchase with Paypal.
David W. Voorhees,
editor of de Halve Maen, has been honored with a Knighthood
by HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Click
here for more information and photo
of Dr. Voorhees receiving
New York - Dutch history using a unique opportunity in collaboration
with Google maps and the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation.
more about this
interactive map project . . .
Photo of de Halve Maen by Ted Speigel
Read our New President's June 2016 Newsletter to members and friends of the Society.
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of Officers and Trustees
of the Society
New Society Project
HSNY announces Genetic Genealogy (DNA) Project. Purpose is to help people discover their ancestral roots as it pertains to the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam.