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Berghaus Girls:  
LUNCH-MEETING WITH  MR. PIETER DEITERS of BERGHAUS

Blaricum-The Netherlands, November 27, 2010
The Netherlands
Posted Mon 10th January 2011



Photos by Curie Arts-Sawit
 
Mr. Pieter Deiters together with his wife Mariette and Mrs. Croonen  had a lunch-meeting with 8 former Berghaus  employees last November 27  in Restaurant Bellevue in Blaricum.
 
The couple was on a visit from Switzerland where they now reside.
Sitting 1st row L-R: Mrs. Croonen, Mr & Dieters and his wife Mariette. 2nd row L-R: Luz Lapaz Slothouwer, Lily Nelmida, Harry Arts, Rose Gamurot, Joy Leyda Fernandez & Curie Sawit Arts. 3rd row L-R : Virgie del Rosario Agbayani, Pilar Fajardo Orque, Leonor Roque van de Marel, Wim Henke and Pat Fernandez



 
Mariette Deiters
 

 
Curie Arts-Sawit and Pieter Deiters
 



 
At the meeting, Mr. Deiters gave everyone a signed copy of his book, “ Rusland aangekleed Rusland uitgekleed (30 jaar werken in Rusland voor Beghaus-groep) “
He gave a parting words , , “ ….. thanks to each and everyone and happy to see you all, successful and well.”
 
The meeting with the group came about purely by chance. It was sometime in May 2010 when Mr. Deiters , while surfing the internet,  came across Munting Nayon website and its column of BERGHAUS GIRLS.
 
On May 18, 2010, he sent an email message to MN’s editor Eddie Flores stating,
“ ….  I am however often in Holland and would like to arrange a meeting with you and the people behind this wonderfull idea of keeping the Berghaus spirit alive….”
The email message was forwarded to Curie Arts-Sawit, a former Berghaus employee now residing in the Netherlands.
 
In 1972, Mr Deiters  was appointed by his father Ben Deiters as Director of Berghaus Company  until it was sold to the British group Coats Vyella in 1993. He stayed  with the group as president until 1999.
 
At present, Mr. Deiters  is still active in the boards of several garment and textile companies in the Netherlands ,USA and Switzerland.


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    Faye LaPaz
    Wed 2nd March 2011
    Calgary, Alberta Canada
    Berghaus N.V. opened a world of opportunities for all the ladies that worked with the company from 1966 to 1976.

    From there almost all of these workers pursued other venues in different parts of the world and shared their successes with families in the Philippines by (a)constant financial support, (b) investing in (developing) properties in the country, and (c) bringing over (sponsoring) other family members from the Philippines to the country where they've chosen to live their life after Berghaus.

    Thank you soooooo much Berghaus for opening many doors for us and helping us shape our future = what we have become today.

    Cynthis Galang, Olive Cabanela and Mirian Catalan have organized a grand reunion for all 11 groups of previous Berghaus workers to come together; on Aug. 20 and 21, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Please e-mail Cynthia at - cynthia_galang@hotmail.com (or titafaye@shaw.ca) and we will gladly send you the details. If you would like to have your pictures included for the Souvenir Program, please e-mail Olive at olivia.kilayko@gmail.com . We love to see you all there.
     
    Bernadette Y. Santos
    Mon 10th January 2011
    Philippines
    Thanks, Eddie and Orquid for sharing this news with us. Am glad to see the Berghaus Filipino community still alive and well. Your article brought back fond memories.
     
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