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The existence of Plons relies for a considerable part on a group of dedicated volunteers. Besides the large number of people who do immensely valuable work in the committee and subcommittees, there are also those who make themselves useful by maintaining the list of attendance, or by helping with the preparations of swimming events etc. Nevertheless, Plons is still short of volunteers. So if you innovative and you want to make yourself useful, please get in touch with us.

Plons is affiliated with the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB). In addition the club is a member of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF). Plons is registered at the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel Haaglanden) under number 40413609). The club’s postal address is De Mare 13, 2285 SR Rijswijk.

Board

The board consists of the following members. In case you wish to put your questions to one or more board members, please send your message via the Contact form.

Name Function
Frank Venema chairperson 
Wilco van der Mensch secretary 
Gert-Jan van den Eijkel treasurer
Michael Costello technical committee
Ruben van der Waal-van der Linden    recreation committee

 

Technical committee (TC)

The technical committee is in charge of the fulfilment of the sports objectives of Plons. It means she enhances, in consultation with the club’s trainers, the sportsmanship and inclusiveness among the club members by for example spurring on contestants and assembling relay teams during tournaments, and organizing training-weekend courses.

Recreational committee (RC)

It is the role of the recreational committee to maintain the club’s social cohesion. The main objective of Plons in general is to stimulate its members to swim and provide its members the opportunity to make new friends. The recreational committee is thereby a helping hand by regularly organizing social activities such as the yearly Christmas dinner, the New Year’s party and a number of beach events. In addition the RC coordinates various other activities during the summer break in order that club members get the opportunity to get to know one and other better.

Editorship Explonsief

The club magazine Explonsief is run by a group of volunteer editors. Each month the magazine is sent to its members for free in digital form except during the summer break. Most of the contents are produced by the club’s members. All members are allowed to send their articles or columns. More information about the procedure can be found in the magazine itself. In addition, advertisers and donors can send in their contributions.

Membership administration

The club’s membership administration is run by both the secretary and the treasurer. In case you wish to report any alterations with regard to your personal details you can use the Contact form. Anyone becoming a member of Plons will automatically receive membership of the KNZB. Privacy is considered a vital element of the club’s policies. The club’s members themselves have a say how their privacy is to be guaranteed. More information about the privacy can be found in the club's Privacy policy. All members are able to alter their preferences with regard to their privacy by filling in a Privacy form stating their wishes.