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The Holland Society has a new President. Read his message to members and friends of the Society.
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Membership Announcement: Members of the Holland Society vote to admit women in the direct male line as full members in the Society
An historic moment for The Holland Society of New York occurred at the Annual Meeting on April 9, 2016, the Members of the Holland Society voted to admit women in the direct male line as full members in the Society. This expanded Society membership eligibility beyond sons in the direct male line to include sisters and daughters as well. The change now allows ladies to participate as full voting members of the Society for the first time since the Society's founding in 1885, although women have participated for several decades as Society Fellows and Friends as well as volunteers.
The proposal to admit female members was submitted by Membership Committee Chair Col. Adrian T. Bogart III. The amendment to the constitution passed with 232 votes in favor and forty-four votes against.
The Holland Society of New York Constitution and Bylaws as amended April, 2016. Click Here
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.