In our 2019 newsletter, we announced ‘VWA 2.0’ (Vrienden van Wester-Amstel 2.0) and began our transition towards a post-Groengebied Amstelland era. Our primary focus shifts from ‘indoors to outdoors’ and we’ve already taken important steps in this direction.
The first step involved a change of guard. The old board with chairman Robert Reiners Folmers, secretary Henk Blok, and treasurer Henny Van Oorschot stepped down. They left the VWA in tip-top shape for the new board, consisting of Søren Ludvig Movig, Joost Terbrack and Els Hulsing. We’re grateful that Henk Blok continues to keep the administration of our friends up to date.
The VWA had an agreement with Groengebied Amstelland that covered the public and volunteer activities organized by the VWA. This agreement has been replaced by an almost identical agreement with the J.Ph.J.F. Lissone Foundation (the owners of W.A.).
The articles within the VWA’s articles of association have been modernized and now explicitly state that the VWA will promote garden culture at Wester-Amstel and the public’s access to the park and gardens as well.
The full objectives of VWA are: