The VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ cannot exist without her active members. They are the beating heart of the association consisting of approximately 200 students who work days and sometimes nights to organize activities for the almost 2400 members.
Jasper ten Bloemendal
Jasper ten Bloemendal started in a smart vest when he joined the Year Book Committee in 2013. During his first year, he got to know the VSV and all its deepest secrets while compiling the book 'Ignition'. All those evenings of writing were fun, but he clearly needed something new to spark his interests. Thank goodness the so called 'beunavonden' luckily didn't scare him away from our beloved association, as he then went on to be part of the Design Battle Competition committee in 2014. During this 14th lustrum year, Jasper and his team hosted the epic DeBaCo edition 'Met een Zugt door de Lucht'. In 2015, he decided to take on a more serious role in the Space Department. Here, his function was to organise and coordinate the lectures for the space enthusiasts at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. After three successful years of being an active member, he decided to go global and performed the role of determining which countries would be visited during the study trip in 2017. This study trip was formally addressed as a 'continental trip', but he scaled things up and ventured all the way out to the United Arab Emirates to explore the leading aerospace companies that this country had to offer. To break up his serious weeks of studying and 'study touring', he also helped out in the CieCie as Commissioner of Logistics and organised an Active Members' Weekend for everyone to attend. Having showed his capable skills, he joined the Airshow Committee in 2017. During all above, he certainly had fun, learned a lot and even managed to literally knock our socks off when presenting an epic idea to design exclusive aerospace feet gadgets! In 2018, he went on to organise next year's 15th lustrum ‘Endeavour’. Together with the PreLuCie, he again showed off his creative talent by successfully preparing the VSV for yet another amazing lustrum year. The cherry on top is his role in the CubeCie, taking part in the Educational Team that is preparing the VSV Cubesat's educational programme in the Netherlands. Jasper never said no to taking on new tasks, never went by 'just okay' or 'good enough', and most importantly, never forgot to smile, and that's why he is Member of Merit of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’.
Despite all the VSV’s parties and social events that Lukas Müller enjoys attending, he immediately dove into the more serious and demanding committees as a young aerospace engineering student. In the B2 committee, he ensured that the quality of education was continuously assessed and raised to a higher level. Soon after that, he took on the challenge of becoming Chairman of the Script Committee. Our website, the one that the VSV knows today, would simply not exist if it hadn’t been for his hard work and contribution. But his ScriptCie career does not end here. Up until this day, he is actively engaged in the online development and he is now working on a new VSV website and house style together with his fellow ScriptCie colleagues, for which the society is very thankful. Furthermore, he has taken part in the M1 evaluation committee for FPP, along with the function of Logistics in the Studytour committee. Organising an amazing trip to France, Italy and Dubai, he proved his passion for Aerospace Engineering and visited some of the most leading companies within the industry. Now, he is in charge of the faculty communication and promotional affairs within Master Department ‘Apollo’ and continues to amaze us with his dedication and warm heart for the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’. We are proud to have him as one of our members of merit and we would like to thank him for his commitment and hard work online behind the scenes.
Mats Dirkzwager’s VSV career all started in a green flight suit when he joined the Bar Committee in 2012. During his first year, he got to know the VSV and its bar ‘de Atmosfeer’ and gained experience in the association. As a fresher, he developed a special bond with our beloved study society, and until this day it is safe to say that he still considers the VSV as his second home. In his second year, he keenly took on a function in the Freshmen Weekend Committee. As head of programme, he put together an amazing timetable of events, resulting in an unforgettable Freshmen Weekend. Soon after that, the Lustrum was in sight. In his blue suit, he successfully chaired the PreLustrum Committee and shined all year long, preparing the VSV for a Lustrum year with the theme ‘Up Up and Away’. After a year of partying, he took on a more serious position in the Studytour Committee. The logistics of this Amazona’s trip featuring Brazil and Chile proved to be quite a challenge, but it all worked out thanks to his excellent planning. Along with these committees, he invested in the quality of education by sharing his feedback with lectures during evaluation meetings. And lastly, his dedication to making many VSV parties such a success shines above this all. As part of DJ duo ‘Peppie & Kokkie’, he has hosted many epic parties, all of which form memories that the members of the VSV will never forget. He has graciously covered the pillars of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ - education, Social and Career - and he is therefore an undebatable asset as a Member of Merit.
On the 26th of Februari 2018, Christel Prins was officially installed as Member of Merit of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’. At almost every VSV event Christel is present, and her presence never goes unnoticed. Next to being present a lot of VSV event and talking to all the people, from first year to senior year students, Christel has quite a long lasting VSV career. In 2012 it all started in the C1A, where together with her committee she organized all sort of events for the first year students. In her second year, Christel made the giant leap to the Space Department, which is highly irregular and a big challenge for a second year student. This Space Department organized one of the biggest events of the VSV, the bi-annual space Symposium themed: Planetary Exploration. This symposium was a huge success with talks about robotic and manned missions to Mars and Jupiter. After this year Christel even took on a bigger challenge, as she took place in the UpCie during 14th Lustrum Year. Together with the UpCie she made sure the Lustrum Year was a great success by organising numerous unique activities throughout the year. After the Lustrum Year, Christel actually did not take part in a VSV committee, however she did a full-time year at Nuon Solar Team which resulted in a 1th place! After this busy year one might figure Christel’s extracurricular activities came to an end. However when the VSV was asked to organize an Airshow at Breda International Airport, Christel happily took place in the Airco to organize the VSV Breda Airshow on the 2nd of September 2017. This Airshow was a great success with over 10,000 visitors and lots of Static and Dynamic displays. Next to all of this, Christel also makes sure the courses at our faculty are of the highest quality possible, as she took place in the B2 in her second year, and right now she takes place in the M1 to evaluate the courses thought at Flight Performance & Propulsion. Looking at all the things Christel did, we can say she rightfully earned her title as Member of Merit of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’.
For Floris, it all started in an orange suit in the Freshmen Weekend Committee. As treasurer he made sure the budget was kept in check. This Freshmen weekend was a great success and quite some people can relate to this weekend as the start of their student time, even for the person writing this. After that Floris began his journey. With the aviation department Floris invested a lot of time to organise the symposium themed: “journey of a lifetime”. With a lot of interesting and exclusive speakers this was a big success. The journey continued on an Amazona’s trip. In Brazil and Chile Floris took a nosedive into the aerospace industry and gave thirty students an opportunity to connect with the industry. The experience gained during such a trip is priceless, since people’s knowledge and career choices are influenced in a positive manner. Besides these awesome committees Floris has invested his time in improving the level of education here on the faculty. As part of the B1, B2 and M1 he has given teachers useful feedback to improve their courses. It’s safe to say that Floris has covered all three pillars of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ : Education, Social and Career.
Alper’s VSV career all started in the Brake Committee, where he was responsible for a magazine for all the Aerospace Engineering students. His energy for the VSV did all but decrease, as in his second year he organized the Belgian Beer Drink, where students can taste all types of Belgian beers. The love for beer continued, as in his third year Alper was a member of the 4th Atmosfeer Management. As chairman, he made sure the bar was run according to plan, to provide a nice place to meet and relax for both the faculty staff member and the students. During this year, you also made sure to provide feedback for the courses thought that year, as a member of the B3. If this wasn’t enough, in his fourth year Alper took on the challenge of organizing one of the largest event organized by students in the Netherlands: The VSV Breda Airshow 2015. With over 15.000 visitors and 15 dynamic displays, this edition was a great success and a beautiful end of the 14th lustrum of the VSV. After this long road, Alper finished his VSV career as a member of Master Department ‘Apollo’ with a business tour for Master students. It’s fair to say that Alper rightfully earned his title as Member of Merit of the VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci’ on the 15th of May 2017.
Ramon Duivenvoorden joined the ranks of Member of Merit of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ on December 15th , 2016. Ramon started studying in Delft in 2011, when he immediately took place in the Barcommittee. The year after, he put all his effort in the Atmosfeer. After making sure that everyone could enjoy his/her beers in the 3rd management of the Atmosfeer, Ramon took a break for a few months. In May 2014 he joined the Airshow committee. Along with the committee, Ramon organised an airshow for 15,000 people at Breda International Airport. In 2015, Ramon joined the Master Department 'Apollo' in which he organised several career related events. Altogether, Ramon has shown his tireless effort in a couple of the biggest committees of the VSV. With this, he fully earned his title as Member of Merit of the VSV!
Graduated Members of Merit
Matthew Corvers - installed on the 15th of March 2016
Vera Somers - installed on the 31st of May 2016
Coen Ravesteijn - installed on the 15th of December 2016
Elisabeth van der Sman - installed on the 2nd of June 2015
Jasper Müller - installed on the 9th of December 2014
Charlotte Broek - installed on the 3rd of June 2014
Sabine Soepnel - installed on the 10th of December 2013
Benjamin Broekhuizen - installed on the 16th of October 2013
Maarten Weehuizen - installed on the 19th of March 2013
Lisanne van Veen - installed on the 5th of June 2012