On November 2, Maasdam’s team organized a special farewell reception for Juul Gehrmann, chief engineer. He will be leaving Holland America Line on November 7, 2012 after nearly 35 years of hard work and dedication. With a brilliant set up of food and drinks, we all got together to show our gratitude for his work over the years. A collection was held between all officers and crew, and we raised a total of $2,000. Juul and his lovely wife Janet have always wanted to take a trip to Indonesia and hopefully with the funds we collected, they will be able to do so.
Chief: Thank you for everything you have done, not only for Holland America Line, but definitely for Maasdam. It has been a pleasure to work with you. On behalf of the whole Maasdam team, we wish you a wonderful, well-deserved retirement together with Janet. You will be missed and we’re sure that at times, you will miss us too!
Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.