I care about our organization and want to fight for a stronger Kiwanis. The declining membership has to be stopped and I’d like to play a role by revitalizing and rejuvenating Kiwanis. I benefited from my membership, now I want to give back by dedicating my free time after retirement to this great organization/family.
What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?
My background and professional experience have allowed me to travel all over the globe. With the experience of dealing with all cultures in the world, I’m prepared to lead this family to a greater and much stronger future.
How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis?
Our average age is too high at this moment, like in most service clubs. I will do my utmost to create a strong rejuvenation policy and make Kiwanis much more attractive to more women and also younger members.
Sjoerd has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Den Haag for the past 23 years. President in 1997–98 and 2002–03. Lieutenant governor 2005–2007. Distinguished governor of the Netherlands District in 2008–09. Veteran of the tourism and travel industry, consultant and lecturer of a tourism university. Sjoerd is married and has two children and two grandchildren.
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