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Charles Zabriskie
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New England Branch Celebration
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Star and I would be honored to have you join us to express our appreciation for your loyal membership over these many years with all the Members, Friends, and Fellows of the New England Branch on Sunday afternoon, May 15, at a cocktail reception and luncheon to be held at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, at 12 noon.  

Weather permitting the reception will be in the private garden adjoining the Museum where our luncheon will be served by the wonderful staff of the Hawthorne Hotel which has so ably catered our events at the Museum over the years.  It will be delightful to see you all again, and I hope that you will save this special day for this occasion.

Branch President
Charlie Zabriskie Jr.


New England Branch Meets


The New England Branch of The Holland Society met on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, for a reception and beautiful luncheon at the Andover Inn.  Cynthia Van Zandt, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, made a number of remarks concerning the early Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam.  Professor Van Zandt is a talented historian and makes studying history extraordinarily interesting with her vivid descriptions of the socio-political lifestyle that existed in the early 1600’s.

We were pleased that David Springsteen and Chuck Winans were present.  Both of these gentlemen have been presented with their 50-year membership pins.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Rev. John Van Siclen offered a prayer for all in attendance, as well as for our members who were unable to join us on this pristine fall day in New England.

Following the luncheon all the members enjoyed a tour of the Addison Gallery of American Art.

Charles Zabriskie, Jr., President of the Society, also serves as President of the New England Branch.

New England Branch Members Lead the Way in Florida
Saturday January 22, 2011

Among the luncheon attendees were six members from the New England Branch, including Bruce and Dianne Van Voorhis, Chuck and Abigail Winans, and Charles Zabriskie, Jr. In addition, Ryck Lent flew to Florida to join his father, Richard Lent, while Mrs. Joan Helen deKay, mother of Dr. Joseph deKay of Hiram, Maine, was in attendance with a guest. Chuck and Abigail Winans from Harwich Port also attended the luncheon and reception.

Before a large gathering and following a delightful cocktail reception for 35 members, spouses, friends and guests, we were treated to an outstanding presentation by Andrew Hendricks, Chairman of the Board of the New Netherland Museum of Albany, New York. Andy, a practicing physician from Lumberton, North Carolina, covered many of the salient points of the early Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam with a slide presentation depicting the forts, lifestyle, leaders, and culture of the early Netherlands development of the Northeastern coastline. He discussed the building of the Half Moon , a replica of the original ship, which arrived in the very early years from The Netherlands with the first Dutch immigrants who landed at the base of Manhattan as we know it today. His talk was very well received. A similar presentation by Andy was made before the Niagara Frontier Branch several months ago.

Special gifts were presented to four of the luncheon attendees by Walker Zabriskie, a member of the Florida Branch.

“The Atlantis Country Club, food, ambiance, and service were outstanding. I couldn't have been happier with the arrangements,” commented Charles Zabriskie, Jr., Branch President.

Zabriskie wishes to thank those who volunteered to make telephone calls to encourage attendance. They included Shirley Longstreet of Jupiter, Barbara Ditmars of Maitland, James Lansing of Pompano Beach , and James Ringo of Jensen Beach .

Attending the luncheon were: Patricia Anderson, Catherine “Kit” Baker, David Banta, Robert W. Banta, Virginia Banta, Joan Helen deKay, A. M. DeYoe, Jr., John R. V. Ditmars, Andrew Hendricks, Roland Cotter Krovoth, James A. Lansing, Colin Lazier, Barbara Lazier, Richard W. Lent, Ryck Lent, Shirley Longstreet, Carter Nevius, Michael Picoli, James J. Ringo, Tony Smith, David Smock, Helene Smock, Ruth Swanto, Mark Van Fleet, Jeanne Van Houten, Harold Van Voorhis, Kathie Van Voorhis, Bruce Van Voorhis, Dianne Van Voorhis, Abigail Winans, Chuck Winans, Charles Zabriskie, Jr., Walker Zabriskie.

Florida Branch celebrates the new year with a lively and successful
winter luncheon near Palm Beach on Saturday, January 22, 2011 .

Kathie Van Voorhis, Harold Van Voorhis, Bruce Van Voorhis, and Dianne Van Voorhis

Abigail Winans, Charles Zabriskie, and Chuck Winans

Charles Zabriskie, Richard Lent (seated), and Ryck Lent

New England Branch Teams up with Ulster County and Connecticut-Westchester to Greet and Celebrate the Arrival of the Half Moon on Sunday, October 17, 2010

Captain Chip Reynolds of The Holland Society's flagship, the Half Moon , staged an open house before more than fifty excited and fun-loving members of the three branches on the shores of the Connecticut River in East Hartford . Greeted by a marvelous fall day the members enjoyed Captain Reynolds' narrative as to the importance of the history of the early Dutch settlers, the maritime trade, and the use of America 's waterways by ships.

A wine and cheese reception was enjoyed by all at which time a number of new acquaintances were generated with members from the three branches. There was much fellowship and joy with each of the families in attendance, some of whom were accompanied by their children who are now young adults.

The picture above represents some of the members and guests in attendance along with volunteer members of the crew.

Best wishes to all the members who attended and most particularly to the sponsors of the Half Moon's visit.

Charles Zabriskie, Jr.
President, New England Branch

Samuel Van Allen
President, Connecticut-Westchester

George Banta
President, Ulster County

Please Give Special Thanks To…

This Afternoon's

Generous Sponsors

John Van Ness ............................Patrica Van Ness
Dianne Voorhis.................................Bruce Voorhis
Courtney Haff....................................Joseph deKay
Joan Helen deKay............................Gerrit Lydecker
David Hopper................................... Dickie Hopper
Sam Van Allen .........................Nicholas Veeder, Jr.
Nicholas Veeder III ...........................Chay Veeder
Robert Bergen, Jr. ............................Betsy Bergen
Robert Bergen III...............................Kevin Bergen
Beryl Bergen ...................................... Henry Field
John Bloodgood ......................... Linda Bloodgood
Charles Winans, Jr. ........................ Abigail Winans
Deborah deGroff .................... Danien Van Winkle
Mrs. Daniel Van Winkle ...............Charles Zabriskie
Star Zabriskie ................................Phillip Zabriskie
Christopher Zabriskie .............................................

“Dank U We l”

 




 
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