February 21st 2017
Wahid Saleh – The journey of my life
About the speaker: Wahid Saleh is a well known personality in the Indian Community in the Netherlands and in Europe. He studied Information Technology and worked in managerial positions as an IT specialist. Since he came to the Netherlands in 1968, Wahid has been engaged in the Indian Community in the Netherlands. He plays an integral role in helping Indians to settle down into the Dutch way of life. He is a member of the Netherlands India Association NIA and a founding member of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce, Brussels. After his early retirement he went further as a social entrepreneur, engaged in social projects in the Netherlands as well as in his home province Assam in India. He was the first Indian to receive the Knighthood of the Order of Orange Nassau, the Netherlands, for his engagement in the knowledge and understanding between the people of India and the Netherlands.
About the presentation: Wahid Saleh wants to give an insight in the way he worked all his life in contributing to the Indian Community in India and in Europe. The initiatives that he built up, supported and mentored where mostly directed to structures like foundations or associations to give them a sustainable impact on a larger scale. An interesting speaker when it comes to networking, organizing initiatives, fundraising and charity.
March 7th 2017
Yvo Meihuizen- A building – what is it going to tell me ?
About the speaker: Yvo Meihuizen is a building engineer. He worked for many years as an officer of the municipality of Amsterdam, department housing, heritage care and city planning. He worked in comparable functions for other municipalities. Additionally he has been a lecturer at the Dutch Academy for Public Administration. Nowadays he is active as a free-lance lecturer and author of different books.
About the presentation: The speaker makes a connection between architecture, city planning and recent developments in Western societies. He will show examples of the influence of social political changes on the environment. A comparison with examples from history, architecture and city building will show that not all of it are new developments.
March 21st 2017
Visit of the District Governor Pieter Schut
The governor will give an interactive presentation about the main themes in his governor’s year and the most important topics of Rotary International.