Rotary Bonaire

Meet the Guest Speakers of Rotary Bonaire--2012

Mr. Leendert Borstlap was the guest speaker at the Rotary lunch meeting on June 27, 2012. Mr Borstlap is of the Police Force Amsterdam/ Amstelland. He gave a speech with visual presentation and incidental short movies about his work with the force as an officer for Forensic Investigation. Mr. Borstlap has been stationed on Bonaire (BES) to help set up a modern forensic crime investigation center. Connecting DNA databases on the various ABC islands is one of his tasks.

At the Rotary Bonaire meeting on April 25, 2012, Rob van Dongen introduced Mirjan Verbeek, team leader and volunteer management of Hartstichting Nederland (Netherlands Heart Foundation). She spoke to the members about the foundation "Hart voor Bonaire", of which three Rotary Bonaire members are on the board.

The goals of the "Hart voor Bonaire" is to make Bonaire "Heart Safe" by organizing CPR trainings, creating "heartsafe" spots, to have AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) at crucial spots with CPR/AED trained volunteers and to certifiy the heartsafe spots.

Jacob Mattemaker--charter member and past president, revisits Bonaire


At the Rotary Bonaire meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Guest Speaker Police José Rosales addressed the membership.

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