As most of you know, I have spent a lot of my spare time doing voluntary work for Jong Nederland. Jong Nederland is a national youth organisation, with a local group in Harmelen.
Yesterday after a big fund-raising activity, the board and the animators of Jong Nederland Harmelen surprised me with an official good-bye. Normally leaving animators are thanked at a special evening with all the parents of our members, but since I am leaving the country next week they had to do it earlier.
Berry had prepared a nice document summing up the things I have done in Harmelen during the 13 years as an animator. If you know me a little bit, then you know that this list was not so long… The main point was that I have spent a lot of nights drinking a beer. After that, he gave me the presents. The traditional present is one plate to put on the wall. I will surely take it with me Catalonia. Besides that I received a set of pens and a pin. It is the small things that I appreciate most…
Of course I arranged a box of beer afterwards, which reminds me of one more thing: I still have to pay my bill!