Speaker Date Topic
Katherine Hoekstra Feb 09, 2023
US Navy Submarine Experiences

LTJG Katherine Hoekstra, USN will be talking about her experiences in submarine training and serving aboard the USS Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Naval ROTC program and the US Navy Nuclear Power School.

Dr. Bryan Huffman Feb 16, 2023
English Channel Swimmer
English Channel Swimmer

(From the Holland Sentinel) When Bryan Huffman was a high school swimmer, a West Michigan swimmer named Jim Dreyer attempted to swim across all of the Great Lakes.

He succeeded — and that inspired Huffman, a 49-year-old ophthalmologist from Holland, to look at the water a little differently.

Huffman was determined to find an inspiring swim for himself, and after some searching, he found the English Channel.

The English Channel is a popular open water swim — dozens attempt it each year. There's a bar near the channel with the names of the hundreds of crossers over the years.

Huffman wanted to be one of those swimmers.

"I learned about the challenges of the English Channel, and decided I would one day like to swim it. At the time, I didn’t know how to arrange for a swim, and didn’t have the time or resources to make it happen," Huffman said.

Then life happened.

Come and hear the rest of the story.

Joe Nelis Feb 23, 2023
Celebrating 100 years Dutch Village
Celebrating 100 years Dutch Village
Doug Bagley Mar 02, 2023
M-Tec Thompson Career and Corporate Training
Kim Vandermolen Mar 09, 2023
Tulip time update and Volunteers Needed
Howard Fink Mar 16, 2023
Park township Update
Jon Osborn Apr 20, 2023
The Joys of Flyfishing in Michigan

Jon is a Full Time Police Officer with our Holland Dept. of Public Safety where he works in training for HDPS.

Michigan is a top tier state in the nation for flyfishing and Jon has published many articles and a book about flyfishing in our state. Jon knows about the hot spots and lesser-known fisheries from personal experience. He has knowledge of historical overviews, effective techniques for cold-water species (Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout) anadromous species, stocking data, appropriate gear and flies, access points, nearby fly shops, approximate float times and much more.  

Amy Henry May 04, 2023
New Grant for OAISD to help with school based Mental Health
Kathy De Vries and Elizabeth Scott Jun 29, 2023
New Rotary President Sworn In