Lonne Ravensbergen – Chairwoman of T.S.T.V. Saltare
I am Lonne and I am 21 years old. I started this year with my master in Economics and at the same time my board function as chairman at Saltare. I only joined Saltare last year, after not having done any gymnastics since my early childhood. Already after my first training, I fell back in love with gymnastics and I immediately knew Saltare was the right association for me. Everyone is so open, friendly and eager to welcome you to the association!
As a chairman I lead the board by preparing the board meetings and making sure everyone is able to do their tasks. Next to that I keep in contact with new and existing members, mostly during the trainings and via online communication channels. I also make sure we keep a good relationship with other student sports associations and the Sports Center.
In my free time, besides gymnastics, I enjoy to dance and go to the gym. I also love travelling, so I will be out of the country quite a few times this year. Of course, when I am in Tilburg you can catch me at the trainings!
Ilayda Siner – Vice President of T.S.T.V. Saltare
My name is Ilayda, I am a 22 year old psychology bachelors student at Tilburg University, and I am the Vice-President of T.S.T.V. Saltare. My love for gymnastics started at the young age of four, when I would go to training twice a week in a very small town in Germanyy. However, when I had to move countries at age 10, I had to quit. Nevertheless, after not having touched the bars or stood on a beam for over 10 years, I decided to try training again when I started University. That is when I found T.S.T.V. Saltare. Eventhough my skills were practically nonexistent anymore, everyone welcomed me with open arms, gave me tips, stood by my fails and celebrated my sucesses!
My Board functions include maintains general contact with members, sister associations, student sports associations, sports associations, FOSST, members and other contact persons, working on public relations together with the PR Officer, and attending weekly board meetings.
Besides doing gymnastics and fulfilling my board function at T.S.T.V. Saltare, I am also on the board of Student Party Stimulus as the Educational Resources Manager, and am doing an internship at the GoLab for Clinical and Medical Psychology. I also have a passion for art, and love making and selling cute stationery items!
Janne van Oosterhout – Treasurer of T.S.T.V. Saltare
My name is Janne, 22 years old, I work as an assistent controller and I am the Treasurer of T.S.T.V. Saltare. My hole life I have been practicing gymnastics at the gymnastics association in my little hometown and since 2018 at Saltare. My goals in the gymnastics hall are trying some new elements, gaining a perfect routine for the competitions and last but not least: having fun with the other gymnasts and members.
My activities as the Treasurer of Saltare are taking care of the contribution, the financial reports, the budgets and monitoring the expenses of our beloved activities commission.
In my spare time I love to go to a club or festival with my friends. I’m adventurous person and I like to explore new things like activities, sports, cities and places. On a trip or holiday I look for the best spots to make pictures with my camera.
Nina – Public Relations Officer of T.S.T.V. Saltare
My name is Nina, I am 24 years old and a Master‘s Student at Tilburg University. Besides pursuing my double degree in Strategic Management and the QTEM program, I am also the PR officer of Saltare. My tasks include the promotion of our association through social media and other channels.
I have done gymnastics my entire childhood at my local gymnastic association in the little village in Germany where I am from and only quit once I was 15 years old. When I moved to the Netherlands during the start of the pandemic, it was very hard for me to meet new people. Therefore, I thought about my old hobby and decided to give it a shot again at Saltare. Even though I was concerned about my low skills level at that time, everyone welcomed me with open arms and I was able to find new friends with common interests. Our association is special because despite the focus being on gymnastics, it feels like a big sport-loving community that also meets up for other (sporty)- activities or some ‚borrels‘ as the dutch people say from time to time.