Monday, August 31, 2015

Netherlands Residence benefit draws new supporters

Many new supporters came to the reception honoring the work of Restore Mass Ave, hosted by the Netherlands Ambassador H.E. Rudolph Bekink and Mrs. Gabrielle de Kuyper Bekink, at their stunning Residence overlooking Massachusetts Avenue.

The event was covered in Washington Life and The Georgetowner. See In the News.

John Peters Irelan, Benefit Chairman, and the Benefit Committee made it a great evening. They won support even from those who could not attend, as it was a busy May evening. 

Visit our new 2015 Benefit page for event photos, key supporters and the 2015 Committee.
Guests listen to (brief) remarks about Restore Mass Ave.

H.E. Rudolph Bekink and Mrs. Bekink
John Peters Irelan and Barbara Jones
Top and left photos: Washington Life Magazine                    Lower right photo: Jillian Fishman/RMA

The residence at Massachusetts Avenue, S and 24th Streets faces the federal triangle park featuring the statue of Irish patriot Robert Emmet. RMA is reviving the historic landscape in this area, through tree plantings with several embassies, supporting tree services and work by volunteer Treekeepers.  At the party Treekeepers sported their "No Mulch Volcano" buttons. Below Treekeepers Jon Gossens and Caitlin Phillips spread the word.

Jon Gossens and Caitlin Phillips