Five bands in Waalre: volunteers appointed as members | Valkenswaard

drizzleWAALRE – Five residents of Waalre were named members of the Orange-Nassau Order this morning. The decorators were surprised by acting Mayor Boelhouwer, who handed over the ribbon at the front door. The number of decorated will increase this year by four inhabitants compared to last year.

Harry de Greef (72) has been appointed a Member of the Orange-Nassau Order. He received his Royal Award for many years of volunteer work. He has been youth leader and deputy and chairman of the board of RKVV Waalre. In addition, he is a member of the Waalre Senior Association (KBO), first as secretary and shortly afterwards as chairman. De Greef is also the initiator of Keep the Monastery Open !, set up to keep the Assembly House available to the associations in Waalre.

Kees Kavelaars was appointed a member of the Orange-Nassau Order. © Kees Martens / DCI Media

Kees Kavelaars (79) has been appointed a Member of the Orange-Nassau Order, for long-term service as a volunteer in the municipality of Waalre. He performs all kinds of manual work for De Zonnebloem Aalst Waalre. In addition, since the establishment of the Aalst-Waalre Food Bank, he has been responsible for collecting food from Eindhoven’s distribution center. Kavelaars also performs various voluntary activities at Grote Willibrorduskerk. He was a board member, administrator of the cemetery, a member of the church committee and a member of the church art working group.

Nelleke Kavelaars-Flipsen was decorated as a member of the Orange-Nassau Order.
Nelleke Kavelaars-Flipsen was decorated as a member of the Orange-Nassau Order. © Kees Martens / DCI Media

Nelleke Kavelaars-Flipsen (75) has, like her husband, been appointed a member of the Orange-Nassau Order. Kavelaars Flipsen is also a volunteer at Zonnebloem Waalre. She is a member of the Executive Board and represents the region as a delegate. She also visits guests who are chronically ill and organizes all kinds of activities and collects for Zonnebloem. Since the establishment of the Aalst-Waalre Food Bank, Mrs Kavelaars-Flipsen has been in charge of collecting food. She also helped with the weekly distribution of packed lunches from Agnus Dei Church.

Theo Prinssen was appointed a member of the Orange-Nassau Order.
Theo Prinssen was appointed a member of the Orange-Nassau Order. © Kees Martens / DCI Media

Theo Princes (78) has been appointed a Member of the Orange-Nassau Order. He has performed voluntary activities for RK Parish Willibrord for many years and continues to do so to this day. He was treasurer and now funeral assistant. He also assists other funeral assistants in preparing and conducting funeral ceremonies in a Roman Catholic church. The prince has also been treasurer of the Waalre Food Bank. He also helped with the collection and distribution of food.

Cor Versmissen can now call himself a Member of the Orange-Nassau Order.
Cor Versmissen can now call himself a Member of the Orange-Nassau Order. © Kees Martens / DCI Media

Cor Versmissen (83) has been appointed a Member of the Orange-Nassau Order. He has for many years championed the interests of all entrepreneurs in Waalre, but was also active in football. For example, Versmissen was treasurer and organizer of the Valkenswaard and Environs Referee Association (COVS) for 28 years and held various board positions for VV De Heikanters for decades. He also founded this association. He has been treasurer and has served as a judge.

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