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    • 24 Sep 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • Maza'j, 1160 Brussels
    Registration is closed

    Dine-Out at Maza'j
    A Culinary Tour of Lebanon

    Please join us in a culinary tour of Lebanon with an evening at Maza’j. This wonderfully authentic menu will allow you to taste many new flavours as well as some of your favorites. We look forward to toasting to the arrival of Fall with all of you.


    Glass of Cava
    * * *

    (Cold Mezze)

    Houmous (Mashed Chickpeas with Sesame Cream Sauce)
    Moûtabal (Grilled Mashed Aubergine with Sesame Cream Sauce)
    Moujadara (Lentils with a Compote of Quinces)
    Kibit Areh (Quenelles of Pumpkin and Bulgur)
    L'abneh Mtawami (Fresh Cheese with Garlic, Mint and Beetroot Coulis)

    Accompanied by a duo of Degustation:
    Chenklich (Goat Cheese served with Dried Fruits)
    Habra (Minced Tenderloin Beef)

    * * *

    (Hot Mezze)

    Halloumi (Goat/Sheep Cheese Grilled and Served with Garlic Cream on a bed of filled Seasonal Vegetables with Minced Meat and Tomatoes)

    Accompanied by Chef’s Pastry and Falafel

    * * *


    Mixed Grill (Marinated Chicken) and
    Kefta (Skewer of Minced, Spiced Meat)

    Accompanied by Tabouleh Salad

    * * *


    Assortment of Lebanese Specialities

    * * *

    Coffee or Tea


    Please note that a fish-based menu is also available upon request.

    Event Details
    Place: Maza’j, Bd. Du Souverain 145, 1160 Brussels (Auderghem) – Tel.: 02/675.55.10
    Date: Wednesday, September 24
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Members: EUR 40 per person (or 45 per person for fish menu)
    • Non-Members: EUR 45 per person (or 50 per person for fish menu)
    Registration: No later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 22. You may register online at, by e-mail to, or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Payment to the ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “September Dine-Out” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possibleuntil 5 p.m. on Monday, September 22. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 25 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Le Châtelain Boutique Hotel, 1000 Brussels

    Joint ACB/AmCham
    Gala Dinner
    for Ambassador Bauer
    September 25, 2014

    (waiting list only)

    AmCham Belgium and the American Club of Brussels are pleased to invite you to their prestigious Joint Gala Dinner. We are delighted to have, once again, as our guest of honor, the US Ambassador to Belgium, Denise Campbell Bauer. This is an excellent opportunity to hear Ambassador Campbell Bauer speak on the most relevant topics for the Belgian-American business community.

    Denise Campbell Bauer has been serving as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium since September 2013. After presenting her credentials to King Philippe and officially taking up her duties, she used the occasion of last year’s Joint Gala Dinner to give her first public address.

    Spouses and partners are welcome to attend.

    Event Details:
    Date:Thursday, September 25
    Time:7:00 p.m.
    Place:Le Châtelain Boutique Hotel, Rue du Châtelain 17, 1000 Brussels
    Dress Code:Black Tie preferred
    Price:€125 for ACB and AmCham members; €250 for non-members
    Sign up: Reservations must be made by September 19 to Dawn Smith via email: or via the AmCham website:, Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal. Cancellations are possible until close of business on Friday, September 19. Participants cancelling after this time, as well as no-shows, will be billed the full cost of the event.


    • 26 Sep 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Husa Presidents Park, 1000 Brussels
       Final Friday Cocktails

     Friday, September 26
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Husa Presidents Park
    Boulevard du Roi Albert II 44
    1000 Brussels

    The American Club of Brussels is happy to welcome
    our friends from
    The Brussels British Network
     and anyone else that would like to join us...

    Cash bar open to all. Newcomers to Belgium and prospective ACB members are especially welcome.
    No reservation is required. Bring a guest or two.

    You can register online for Final Fridays.
    It will take less than a minute and
    there are no strings attached.
    We will keep you informed about the
    American Club of Brussels' events.



    • 30 Sep 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • Metropole Hotel, 1000 Brussels

    Meet the Board

    The American Club of Brussels extends an invitation to its valued members to a 'meet the board' event. This is an exclusive members-only event, aimed at bringing together new members as well as longtime members of the Club. The event will be hosted at the Metropole Hotel and our Board of Governors will be on hand to meet and greet. The Club is also interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas on the Club and any future events or member benefits to better serve you.

    The event will be held in the Metropole's historic Rubinstein Room. The Club invites you to a welcome drink (champagne, cava, wine) and canapés, followed by a cash bar. This is an ideal event for meeting fellow American Club members - young, old, new as well as the fixtures - and networking within our Brussels-based community. Some of our corporate members, including the Metropole Hotel, will also attend, so you can learn more about their organizations and activities.

    Event Details:
    Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Place: Metropole Hotel, De Brouckèreplein 31 Place De Brouckère, 1000 Brussels. Tel: 02/217.23.00
    Public Transportation: Metro 1, 5; Trams 3, 4, 31, 32 (De Brouckere)
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Price: Welcome drink on the Club, followed by cash bar
    Registration: No later than noon on Saturday, September, 27. You may register online at, by e-mail to or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870).
    Cancellations will be taken until noon on Monday, September 29.


    • 04 Oct 2014
    • 1:45 PM
    • BOZAR, 1000 Brussels
    • 3

    A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
    Sensation and Sensuality:
    Rubens and his Legacy

    Join us on Saturday, October 4th for a guided visit of the fabulous exhibition Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy.

    Rubens was the Quentin Tarantino of his day, making Flanders one of the world’s foremost regions for painting. The Flemish master-painter developed his own personal style, crafting scenes that exuded lust and were marked by violence, as well as compassion and elegance. These themes inspired artists all over the world for many centuries to come. In this unique exhibition by BOZAR, in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, you can rediscover the work of this indomitable genius that has withstood the test of time as well as that of his heirs. You can also see canvases by Van Dyck, Watteau, Delacroix, Manet and Kokoschka as well as engravings by Rembrandt and Picasso. 

    Our guide will be once again Lieve De Jonghe.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people and is a 'Members Priority' event. Non-members will be accepted after September 24 on a ‘space available’ basis.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
    Time:1:45 p.m.
    Place: BOZAR, rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
    Price: €25 for members, €35 for non-members.
    Public Transportation:Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station; buses 38 and 71: Bozar
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Wednesday, October 1, online at, by email ( or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Non-members will be accepted after September 24 on a ‘space available’ basis. Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Rubens” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, October 1. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • ING head office "Marnix"


    The Bulletin & ING Belgium
    invite you to a seminar on
    Property in Belgium

    • Joris Vrielynck, COO, Optima Global Estate.
      « Latest trends in the residential market »
    • Alexis Lemmerling, Notary, Berquin.
      « Update on recent legal changes".
    • Dave Deruytter, Head of Expats and Non Residents, ING.
      « Finance and insure Private Real Estate in Belgium? How about taxation? »
    October 7, 2014
    head office
    « Marnix »

    Entrance via Rue du Trône 1, 1000 Brussels
    (nearest subway station: Trône)
    • Registrations at 17:30
    • Presentations at 18:00 sharp
    • End by 21:00

    Attendance is FREE. Register before October 6. 


    Best regards,
    The Bulletin Team 

    Click here to read this newsletter online.

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    • 08 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 10 Dec 2014
    • 1160 Brussels

    The Canadian and the American Clubs
    welcome YOU in our Book Club
    on the second Wednesday of the month
    from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

    We are taking a different approach this time. We are asking YOU to present to us a book of YOUR choice that YOU have read and that YOU have really enjoyed. This gives all members, who are passionate about reading, a chance to read and discuss different genres of literature.

    Momentarily, the Book Club is being hosted at Geneviève’s place in Auderghem (avenue des Nénuphars 11 - ground floor -- phone 02/660.57.65).

    If you have not read the book to be discussed or if you find a way to come just at the last minute, don’t hesitate to come anyway since the evening is convivial as well as interesting.

    Here is our “calendar”:

    October 8 – presented by Geneviève Bergiers D.C.:
    Annabel written by Kathleen Winter
    The story of an intersex child born in a remote Labrador village ... What identification will this child develop in that environment? This is a sophisticated but also a very human and impressive novel!

    November 12 – presented by Kim Masiero:
    The Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth written by Chris Hadfield
    What does it take to get “things” done the best possible way, even in our own daily routine to eventually and to hopefully reach top results and top satisfaction ? A fabulous book written by a Canadian “icon”!

    December 10 – your suggestions for a book still possible

    January 14 – your suggestions for book still possible

    Best to YOU in the meantime.

    Kim Masiero & Geneviève Bergiers D.C.

    • 10 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • International School of Brussels

    Community Help Service organises
    Burnout Conference

    To mark its 45th anniversary year, the Community Help Service (CHS) is holding a conference on Friday 10 October 2014 on the topical subject of burnout – a state of mental and physical ex- haustion induced by stress. The conference will be held between 17.00 - 21:00, on the campus of the International School of Brussels, Kattenberg 19, 1170 Brussels. The event is free of charge (donations are welcome), and the conference language will be English.

    A pioneering new Belgian law that came into effect this month requires all enterprises operating on Belgian territory to take preventive action against the “psycho-social risks” related to work stress. This is raising questions over whether European employers are doing enough to prevent their employees from succumbing to burnout.

    The conference will be directly helpful to those managing stress reduction in the workplace, whether from a human resource, therapeutic or personal standpoint. Discussion will focus onidentifying best practices for preventing and/or treating burnout. Special emphasis will be placed on the expat community.

    On the topic, Drs. Pomerantz, Clinical Director of CHS, stated: ‘Burnout is a complex phenomenon: Burnout is real, it is there, it is notimaginary. However, if we look at the different classifications (ICD, DSM), burnout has not yet been qualified as a psychiatric syndrome’; to which he added‘If a workload is structured according to people’s sensitivities, capacities and competences, then you could prevent most burnout cases’.

    • Drs. Harry Pomerantz, Clinical Director of Community Help Service (CHS) will open the conference.
    • Professor Dr. Jonathan Chick, MD, Medical Director of Castle Craig Hospital will give the keynote address, with regards to burnout and addiction.
    • Bob Thomas, MA, Psychotherapist CM, Hermes Consulting will discuss warning signs and preven- tative action of burnout.
    • Dirk Antonissen, MA, Chief Executive Officer of ISW Limits and Inge Van den Brande, PhD, Senior Account & ProjectManager, ISW Limits will focus on stress prevention in organisations: from a re- active, single-focussed approach to proactive, integrated wellbeing programs. They will cover the various tools that are available: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), stress management, online tools, psychosocial risk assessment.
    • Lisa Classen, MA, Clinical Psychologist, and Jane Sudlow, MA, Psychotherapist, both members of the CHS Clinical Team, will present clinical vignettes.
    For registration and more information:
    Please visit the CHS website.

    Ms. Catalina Iordache -

    • 19 Oct 2014
    • 2:45 PM
    • Heysel, 1020 Brussels
    • 25

    A Guided Visit to
    Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

    Join us on Sunday, October 19th for a guided visit of the unique exhibition, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.

    This famous exhibition puts on display for the first time in Belgium the authentic artifacts dredged from the wreck of the famous ship. The delicate perfume vials, the porcelain carrying the logo of the White Star Line and many other items recreate a lost era and testify to all of the lives that were lost or have been ramshackled by one of the biggest disasters at sea in modern history.

    Only 687 persons, out of 2,228 passengers and crew members on board the Titanic survived. Seven of them were Belgian. You will discover the stories of the Belgians on board, learn about the other passengers, admire the real life iceberg installed in the exhibition and come closer to that fatal night.
    Please note that this visit is limited to 25 people.

    Event Details:
    Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Time: 2:45 p.m.
    Place: Palais 2, Brussels Expo, Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Brussels
    Price: €25 for members, €30 for non-members.
    Public Transportation: Heysel/Heizel: Metro line 6, trams 7 or 51, buses 84 or 88.
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Monday, October 13, online at,  by email (, or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Titanic” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Monday, October 13. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • Château Sainte-Anne, 1160 Brussels
    • 25

    Pioneers’ Dinner


    The Pioneers’ Club of the ACB is pleased to announce that its next traditional dinner will be at the Château Sainte-Anne on the evening of October 22.

    As is customary, the dinner will feature a prominent guest speaker, who in this case will be US Lt. Gen. David R. Hogg, the US Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee.

    This black-tie dinner is a 'Members Priority' event with limited spaces. First priority will be given to the members of the Pioneers’ Club, followed by all other members of the American Club of Brussels. Reservations for the event for non-members of the Pioneer’s Club will be accepted beginning on September 15 through the offices of the American Club of Brussels.

    Event Details:
    Date:Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Time:7:30 p.m.
    Place: Château Sainte-Anne, Rue du Vieux Moulin 103, 1160 Auderghem
    Price: €70
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Friday, October 17 by email (, online at, or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Non-members will be accepted after September 15 on a ‘space available’ basis.  Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Pioneers” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Friday, October 17. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.



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