O.J.V. the Koornbeurs has many committees, diagonals and administrative working groups. The latter are a bit different from committees from a regulatory point of view, but in practice the differences are very small. Committees of the association can be recognized by their end (“ki” or “kie”).
Unlike many other associations, you do not have to be asked to join a committee at the Koornbeurs. Instead you can just ask if you can join a few meetings and activities and try it out to see if you would like to join the committee.
Below is an overview of committees with a description of what each committee entails:
The AKtivikie is an annually changing committee that simply does nothing but organize AKtivities. The name AKtivikie is therefore derived from the abbreviation AK, which stands for Activities Committee. Every year the committee chooses a new name. Old names include AKarig, AKaramba, AK-fietje, AK-limero, AK-bouter, AK-ter, AK-via and AK-narie. These are all Dutch jokes.
Contact? Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The name of the committee is derived from “dies natalis” and is also known as the anniversary committee. Every year, on January 16, the Dieski organizes a Dies reception for (former) members, other associations and donors. They also often organize the gala of the association.
The Introduckie is responsible for the integration between new members ("kennismakers") and other members and is the first point of contact for kennismakers with questions. The Introduckie also organizes the freshman weekend and other activities especially for new members.
This committee was founded in 2019 and stands for Koornbeurs Aan de Kook. They ensure that there is again a mensa (dinner) for the members. And of course they take care of the kitchen itself. You can also expect delicious dinners before the start of the Christmas and Dies drinks.
The Popkie is the committee responsible for organizing live music in the Koornbeurs. A good example of this is the KOA, Koornbeurs Open Air, which is held every year on King's Day. They manage the pages on Facebook and Instagram, maintain this website (together with the Geeki) and design and spread posters.
The editorial committee is engaged in publishing the Fôrum, the association magazine of the Koornbeurs (and nowadays also with its own website). The Redâkkie is mainly responsible for collecting pieces, gossip, photos and everything else that can be immortalized in the Forum. They also manage the Koornbeurs photo file.
The Senaat generally consists of the somewhat older members who (in most cases) have been in the board of the association. The Senate is an advisory body and is therefore involved in the long-term planning of the Koornbeurs. They give advice to the board and other members… A lot of advice, whether you like it or not.
Hoogh! The highest committee of the Koornbeurs is the Tapki. The noble members of the Tapki are responsible for supporting the Head of the bar, and thus for the functioning of the bar in the Koornbeurs. During parties, the Tapki provides a responsible tapper (the so-called VT'er) who ensures that the bar and its tappers get through the evening.