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In celebration of Dutch Heritage Month in Ontario
The Netherlands Luncheon Club (NLC) invites it’s members and guests to welcome spring with a luncheon on


Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 11.30 hours at the Royal Botanical Gardens Centre, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington.
Located on the border of Burlington and Hamilton in Ontario.

Speaker: The Honourable Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton

Topic: The story of the Eisenberger family during WW II in the Netherlands and their subsequent emigration to Canada.

We are honoured to present Fred Eisenberger. Born in 1952 in Amsterdam, Netherlands,
Fred Eisenberger emigrated with his family to Canada when he was eight years old, entering
through the iconic Liuna Station as many immigrants did during that era. He attended Sir Winston
Churchill School in Hamilton. He graduated with honours from Mohawk College. He has also
taken courses at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University. He spent three terms as one of two
aldermen in Ward 5 from 1991 to 2000. Fred Eisenberger, 57th Mayor of Hamilton assumed office on December 3, 2014.


Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017

Place: Royal Botanical Gardens Centre, Auditorium B adjacent to the Royal Court at the Main RBG building
680 Plains Road West, border Burlington and Hamilton , ON, L7T 4H4 Local: 905-527-1158 Toll Free: 1-800-694-4769
Free parking. For directions visit www.rbg.ca/visitus.

Time: RBG Gardens are open for viewing from 10.00 – 17.00 hours

Visit the new rejuvenated David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, 62 York Boulevard Hamilton or Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Rd, Waterdown, where lilacs may be in bloom or come straight to the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West where you can visit the Mediterranean Garden, shop in the gift shop and have access to Hendrie Park. www.rbg.ca/gardensandtrails
Be sure to be at the RBG Centre on 680 Plains Road West Burlington for the luncheon.

11:30 hours: Auditorium B open for registration and reception, cash bar.

12.15 hours: Lunch Buffet.
Following the speech of the Mayor, there will be a short WWII presentation, including the story behind our member Jan de Haan’s August 31, 1941 Wilhelmina Cigarettes.

14.00 hours: End of presentations

Until 17.00 hours: Explore and enjoy RBG Gardens: Rock Garden, RBG Centre, Hendrie Park, Arboretum and more.

Menu: Fifth Avenue Deli Buffet, including, Chef’s soup, delicious salads, wraps and deli sandwiches, dessert, coffee and tea.

Please advise us of any dietary restrictions ahead of time.

Price: $45.00 for NLC and new NLC members, $50.00 for guests.

Price includes all day admission to RBG Gardens, parking, lunch buffet, taxes and service charges, payable at the door, cash or cheque; payable to Netherlands Luncheon Club.

RSVP before MONDAY, May 15, 2017.
We need a minimum of 30 people to hold the event. Please let us know a.s.a.p. if you are interested and/or confirm your attendance.

Please HIT REPLY and send: Number of people attending, name(s), phone number to:
Tim Hogenbirk, e-mail: netherlandsluncheonclub@gmail.com

Reminder to pay 2017/2018 NLC Membership $45.00 to receive NLC member price for this event and other events.
See attached membership form.


Saturday June 17, 2017: Summer BBQ Port Credit Yacht Club, Farewell the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Anne van Leeuwen and Mrs. Ivon Kemper.

Saturday October 28, 2017: Stratford outing: lunch in Revival House Stratford followed by performance the Musical Guys & Dolls

Saturday December 2, 2017: Sinterklaas/Christmas luncheon Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto.

Guests and new members always welcome.