Travel Committee


It is an honor and a true pleasure to welcome you to our page! Here you can find an introduction to our committee and its amazing members. Due to great success last year, the Treccie (or Travel Committee if you’re feeling fancy) will organize a second unforgettable trip abroad upcoming year! We are very excited to do it all again, and we hope that you are just as psyched to join us :).

First up, our chair of this year, Corné. While being so adamant about fulfilling this important function and claiming to be absent no more than two meetings in total (!), he has done a great job of not keeping his word. However, we won’t have to miss him too much when he’s physically not around, his snapchat videos will tell us all about his whereabouts. Also, did you know Corné is a descendant of Charlemagne??? Charles the Big One, it makes sense with his stature. Corné is a person of highs and lows. Referring to the length of the man in question, as well as the time he kicked his bestie in the balls while he was on the floor already. However, when everything comes together, Corné is a sweet baby who loves the people (and his dog) around him. 

“We could also play reversed strip poker in the sauna” – Corné

“I could easily pull of sober duty drunk” – Corné

Next, our seccie, Ymke Jolanda Klarianke de Haan. Also known as Octo. She might be taking the job of being a seccie more seriously now that she is one herself, after calling our last seccie (Rosa) nothing more than a ‘minutes-someone’. Octo might be the baby of the group, but she can take over to run the committee with an iron fist whenever Corné is physically not able to. If you’re going out on a random weeknight, there is about a 50% chance Ymke will be there, dancing through the night. That is if she hasn’t ditched everyone for a guy yet. Or if she is finally able to get into Wolther Wolthers after having been rejected 2 times. Ymke is a big fan of the karaokebar, however she does have a trauma from being stuck in their bathroom. 

“I’m not going to throw up, I’m just gonna cry a little I think” – Ymke

‘Crazy actually, how when you’re at sea, where everything is flat, things can still disappear after the horizon” – Ymke 

Thirdly we have our treasurer Afke, or Akkie, also referred to by several other infamous nicknames such as Pafke, Skafke, Lafke, Grafke, Akkie Slakkie Bierpakkie. Even though she is almost the smallest member of our group, she has the biggest voice which she uses to tower out above everyone else in the karaoke bar (and actually everywhere else, too), even if she has no microphone. Afke can come across as an unlimited source of energy. You might find her doing her iconic happy dance when she just can’t contain herself anymore. Being the versatile person that she is, you may also find her laying horizontally on the couch until she is forced to get up by internal or external (read: Sebas) forces. 

Akkie to Babs: “If you were to start an Only Fans, I would pay a fuck ton of money for it” 

“Absolute sobriety is not something I aspire” – Afke 

Next we have our commissioner of itinerary, Rosa (Rosa Rooosaaa). Rosa is known to looove boats, which might also be why she is a member of GYAS. Even though she shows responsibility in keeping track of the planning of our trip abroad, she doesn’t fool any of us in the Treccie. To quote Rosa, texting us on a Monday afternoon, with a loooooot of spelling mistakes: “Is anyone going out???”. And typing isn’t even her weakest suit when drinking: her coordination certainly is. Falling right in front of her front door and waking up with a huge bruise on her forehead isn’t totally uncommon for Rosa. However, let it be clear, with the Treccie she is just in the right hands.

*Rosa after 2 glasses of water*: “sobriety!” 

“It’s hard to become a virgin again anyway” – Rosa 

Next up, we have Sebas, also known as the destroyer. While he actually is half of our external affairs/acquisition duo, Sebas likes to think he is also an interim chair, which means you will find him talking over Corné at meetings. His somewhat sarcastic side most definitely won’t hold him back in reminding you of stupid decisions you made and continuously making jokes about it. Even though sometimes it’s hard to believe, Sebas has a heart of gold. He is the dad of the group and always takes care of us. He is also an amazing cook, which is why we all love to come over. To all the girls with daddy issues: watch out, you will not see Sebas coming. 

“I drink so much I think heroin is cheaper now” – Sebas 

“I’m not a slut, I was drunk” – Sebas 

Sixth, we have the other half of our dynamic acquisition/external duo, Jelle. Within the Treccie, Jelle is infamously known to reeaaally love his committee members. Jelle also loves to drink, even though it tends to make his brain shut off. When you don’t know where Jelle is, make sure to check the toilets of the club, any construction-site fence or simply the barstools in the corner. You may also find him standing still right in front of his house, for he doesn’t know how long, without his phone, keys, or any sense of what’s going on. And when he is not drowning in beer, Jelle is probably drowning his phone for the 8th time. Next to loving alcohol, Jelle is our Sporty Spice. You can find him playing tennis, jogging through Groningen, or busting his iconic moves in the club. 

“We are gonna be a bad idea fund” – Jelle

‘I couldn’t pull things well back then, except for the penis” – Jelle

Last but definitely not least, we have Babette, better known as Babs, Babsie, Babseflaps. Babs will take care of the promotion this year, even though she isn’t shy at all with announcing creativity isn’t her strongest suit. A match made in heaven, we would say. Babs often gets great grades. Even though she doesn’t always understand how that happens, and neither do we. She can tell you all about complex psychological theories, but you might find her confused when you ask her about the difference between sheep cheese and goat cheese. Besides being the smartest, Babs is arguably also the sweetest, most naive, and still most puppy person in our group. That being said, Babs somehow isn’t 100% certain she has no criminal record. 

‘I wasn’t cool before I turned 18’ – Babs

“Are you guys bringing your winter jacket?” – Babs asking for our trip to 20+ degrees Athens

Travel Committee 2023-2024

Corné Jansen (2018) Chair
Ymke de Haan (2021) Secretary
Afke Reuvers (2020) Treasurer
Rosa van der Schoor (2019) Commissioner of Itinerary
Sebastiaan Bensink (2019) External Affairs / Acquisition
Jelle Stegeman (2019) External Affairs / Acquisition
Babette Bijen (2020) Promotion