Reformed Political Party Youth

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Reformed Political Party Youth
SGPJ / SGP-jongeren
ChairpersonWillem Pos
FoundedJanuary 24, 1934
HeadquartersDinkel 7 3068 HB Rotterdam
Ideologyorthodox Calvinism
Mother partyReformed Political Party (SGP)
WebsiteSGPJ

The Reformed Political Party Youth (Dutch: Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij-jongeren), officially abbreviated as SGPJ or SGP-jongeren (English: SGP Youth), is the youth wing of the Dutch Reformed Political Party, an orthodox Calvinist political party.

The SGPJ is officially independent and established as Landelijk Verband van Staatkundig Gereformeerde Studieverenigingen (LVSGS)[1] in 1934 in Rotterdam and is with over 12,000 members in 2011 the largest political youth organization of the Netherlands.

In 1987 women were allowed to become member and in 2007 a woman was elected for the first time to the board.

Magazines[edit]

The SGPJ publishes two magazines:

  • Klik, SGP Jeugdblad ('Click, SGP youth magazine') for the youth under sixteen
  • In Contact, SGP Jongerenblad ('In Contact, SGP youth magazine')

Presidents[edit]

Presidents of the SGPJ:

  1. D. Bogaard (1934-1938)
  2. C. Meijer (1938-1946)
  3. J.C. Hooykaas (1946-1947)
  4. Pieter Jan Dorsman (1947-1971)
  5. Gert van den Berg (1972-1986)
  6. George van Heukelom (1986-1991)
  7. Hans Tanis (1991-1999)
  8. Elbert Dijkgraaf (1999-2003)
  9. Christian van Bemmel (2003-2006)
  10. Jan Kloosterman (2006-2009)
  11. Jacques Rozendaal (2009-2013)
  12. Jan-Willem Kranendonk (2013-2016)
  13. Willem Pos (2016-)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Officially LVSGS/SGP-jongeren since 1986 and SGP-jongeren since 2000.

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