Impressie FSDL90

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 FSDL90 in het nieuws.

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Lees het artikel in de Leeuwarder Courant

Lees artikel omroep Friesland opbrengst voor School for Justice

50.000ste bezoeker Oldehove was een Soroptimist



Arriving at the train station in Leeuwarden , you  are welcomed by streetart design at the platform;
it is streetart as it is made by Esscher, the artist who has got an exposition in the Fries Museum this summer.

Following the designs you enter the street from the station to the centre of Leeuwarden, the nice fountain along , you pass a canal and arrive at the square of het Zaailand,
where the Fries Museum is at the right.

But, going to the theatre de Harmonie, you have to go to the left. 
Have a nice walk.

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 Alternative location diner

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An (alternative) second location for the dinner (Saturday  September 15) has been found:
Grand-Café Restaurant De Koperen Tuin ( Prinsentuin 1 in Leeuwarden)
They still have room to welcome more dinnerguests.
Soroptimists and possible partners can register for the dinner and pay € 75.- per person.

Artists Saturday afternoon














Alle Artists

Moniek Miedema

Fasion designer and owner of Byoni Fashion shops, owns projects with ateliers in Greece

Mode ontwerpster en eigenaar van Byoni modezaken,  heeft project met ateliers in Griekenland

Louise Cohen

Polivalent/interior designer, works together with “men of steel”

Polivalent/interieur ontwerper werkt o.a. samen met de "mannen van staal"

Tryntsje Nauta

Photographer, is making a serie on Frisian showbands

Fotograaf, maakt nu een serie over Friese showbands

Doet Boersma

Painter and artistic leader of the Art Academy Friesland, big colorful artwork

Kunstschilder en artistie kleider Kunstacademie Friesland, grote kleurrijke werken

Lies Huet

Ceramist, makes versatile colorful ceramics

Keramiste, maakt veelzijdig kleurrijk keramiek

Dini Holtrop

Flower art, Dutch Champion, owner of florist shop in Heerenveen

Bloemsierkunst Nederlands kampioen zaak in Heerenveen

Hinke Veenstra

Painter and designer, colorful paintings and sculptures

Kunstschilder ontwerpSTER  kleurrijke schilderijen en beelden

Hilda Kanselaar

Painter and sculpturer, also in public area

Kunstschilder en beeldhouwwerker ook in de publieke ruimte

Hana Vendlova

Painter imposing works

Kunstschilder imposante werken

Charity van der Meer

Fashion designer and designer, participant at the London Fashion Week

Mode ontwerpster en design deelgenomen aan London fashion week

Esther Nagtegael

Goldsmith and visual artist, owner Galerie at Ameland

Goudsmid en beeldendkunstenaar eigenaar Galerie op Ameland


A project of Fier Friesland, Love Attention Progression, from residues valuable products are made

Een project van Fier Friesland Liefde Aandacht Progressie van reststoffen worden waardevolle producten gemaakt


According to the Lonely Planet, Friesland is #3 Best in Europe 2018! Please see for yourself in this beautiful video.



FSDL90 - getting ready to celebrate 90 years of friendship

14 August 2018

Dear FSDL90 guest,

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The FSDL90 team are getting ready to give you the time of your life in Leeuwarden in less than 5 weeks’ time. So, we suggest you start packing your bags and make sure to bring your Soroptimist party style outfit and your dancing shoes. Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 Capital of Culture is awaiting you!

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FSDL90 fully booked; late joiners still welcome!

The event is effectively fully booked with over 500 Soroptimists from 15 countries joining us to celebrate Friendship and our Union's 90th anniversary. We have created a special late joiners registration for sisters who still want to join us from after Saturday lunch. (click link for further details).

Partner programme
Please be informed that we also have an exciting partner programme for accompanying partners of registered Soroptimists. Have a look and register here.

Help us find sponsors
As a dedicated Soroptimist, you will understand that more sponsors will result in more girls being helped by School for Justice, the project that all funds raised by FSDL90 will go to. Therefore, if you know a company that would be interested in sponsoring the event, you can read about the sponsor packages we offer (page in Dutch) and contact the FSDL90 team to tell them about potential sponsors they might approach.

Special FSDL90 edition of De Soroptimist, our Union magazine
This exciting glossy jubilee edition will come out on August 28. Dutch Soroptimists will receive a copy at home, visiting Soroptimists will receive a copy at registration. You can check it out and read all the special articles about the 90-year history of our Union, the FSDL90 programme, and more, from the digital version - after August 28 - via this link. Dutch Soroptimists, be warned: if you forget to bring your copy to FSDL90 you will have to purchase a new one or do without.

Registration at the event
When you registered you indicated whether you would join us from Friday evening or from Saturday morning. Our registration team will be ready to register and welcome you. Please help us by having your order number with you which you received by email from You will receive your registration card with on it the details of your registration. (Guests of SI clubs Almelo and Alphen aan den Rijn and a few individual guests do not have an order number.)

You can register:
On Friday from 17:00 - 21:00 at the Hotel-Paleis Stadhouderlijk hof (Fletcher Hotel), Hofplein 29, 8911 HJ, Leeuwarden, T: +31 (0)58 - 216 21 80 where after registering you can enjoy drinks, bites, and entertainment and meet over 300 Soroptimists joining us on Friday already from all over the world. Network and enjoy sharing Soroptimist experiences and group together to go out for dinner or have it at the wonderful registration location. Dinner is not included, reservation recommended.
On Saturday from 08:00 - 09:30 at Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie (City theatre), Ruiterskwartier 4, 8911 BP, Leeuwarden, T: +31 (0)58 - 233 02 30
Please do not come at the last minute and expect our team to register almost 200 Soroptimists in half an hour and start the programme on time. Be a sport, come at 08:00 am and have fun with others there. 

On Saturday from 12:30 - 13:00 for the late-joiners, who registered after the morning programme was fully booked, at Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie (City theatre), Ruiterskwartier 4, 8911 BP, Leeuwarden, T: +31 (0)58 - 233 02 30

Saturday workshops & activities
For Saturday afternoon, you can register for various available workshops and activities when you register for the event. Please bear in mind that the number of participants for some workshops and activities is limited and registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. There are numerous workshops and activities that will take place, so you can think about what you would like to do in advance. Have a backup plan in case your first choice is not available, please. You can participate in multiple workshops and activities. Also, from 16:00 to 17:00 there is a plenary swinging party for all together!
Below is a list of workshops and activities, in the attached PDF you will find a schema to make planning easier. Full details on each item can be found on the FSDL90 site.
Note: changes might still be made as we are working on FSDL90 full swing of course ;)

For all items: see attached schema, the FSDL90 site and the glossy De Soroptimist for more info.

12:00 – 15:30 Exhibition by local female entrepreneurs in the make industry and female artists of varying disciplines
13:15 – 13:45 and 13:55 – 14:25 Fashion show
13.15 – 13.45 and 14.35 – 15.05 Concert Women's song by Soprano Wanda Peters and pianist Rixt van der Kooij. The story of women through the songs of Dutch women composers
13.55 – 14.25 and 15.15 – 15.45 Cabaret by Louise Korthals (Note: this is a performance in Dutch)
14:35 – 15:45 Meet-&-greet with the panel members of the Festive Forum
13.15 – 14.25 and 14.35 – 15.45 Interactive workshop Best practices of empowerment and mentoring in Friesland with Szilvia Simon (Hungary, Mentorprogramma Friesland, also connected to the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring) and Ellen Joy Groosman (SI Benelux mentoring) and members of Fier! There will be two sessions in each time block, one in English and one in Dutch, 16 participants per session.
13.15 – 14.25 and 14:35 - 15:45
Guided walking or flatboat tour (second time slot only) of Leeuwarden; one or two flatboats and/or walking groups, 26 participants per boat/group.
13:55 – 15.45 Creative workshops with Soroptimist artists Charity van der Meer (textile,40 participants) and Hinke Veenstra (cow decorating, 15 participants)
13.00 – 15.45 Discover Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 Capital of Culture
16:00 – 17:00 Swinging party! for all

Saturday evening dinner from 19:00 – 23:00
Festive and celebratory walking dinner. Dress code: Soroptimist party style. Soroptimists meet for a delicious dinner in historic surroundings.
If you have registered for Saturday evening dinner, it will depend on when you registered whether you will be in location 1 or 2. Please check carefully on your registration card at which dinner location you will be expected. The addresses are:
Location 1: Hotel-Paleis Stadhouderlijk hof (Fletcher Hotel), Hofplein 29, 8911 HJ, Leeuwarden, T: +31 (0)58 - 216 21 80
Location 2 or alternative location (late bookers):
Restaurant De Koperen Tuin, Prinsentuin 1, 8911 DE Leeuwarden, T: +31 (0)58 – 213 11 00

Sunday excursions10:00 – 16:00
If you have registered for a Sunday excursion, check your registration card for which excursion you should join and you will find all the necessary information such as where to be at which time on the site and in the programme pages of the glossy "De Soroptimist". Don't be late as we do not want to leave without you!

Farewell get-together 16:00 – 17:00
Please make sure to join us for a farewell drink, a last happy hour together and a speech by our Union President Nienke Feenstra.
Location: Hotel-Paleis Stadhouderlijk hof (Fletcher Hotel), Hofplein 29, 8911 HJ, Leeuwarden, T: +31 (0)58 - 216 21 80

We can't wait to welcome you on September 14, 15 or 16 and look forward to three fruitful and inspiring days together filled with Soroptimist friendship. A truly wonderful way to celebrate the 90th birthday of the oldest and third largest SIE Union.

Tot gauw! (See you soon!)

Riek van der Vlag, Chair FSDL90 and Nienke Feenstra, President of the SI Union of Netherlands, Suriname and Curaçao

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FSDL90 thanks her sponsors! Their generous contribution will help us to support School for Justice.

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