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Upcoming events

    • 27 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM
    • See event details.

    Final Friday Drinks

    Friday, May 27, 2016
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


    Hotel Sofitel Brussels Europe
    Place Jourdan 1
    1040 Brussels

    The American Club of Brussels invites you for an evening of fun, socializing and chatting! Everyone is welcome! Bring friends!

    We’ve arranged special deals on beer and wine and the cash bar is open to all. 

    Final Friday events are held the last Friday of each month and take place at different, great locations throughout the city. So plan to attend future Final Fridays as well.

    Due to the heightened security we will require pre-registration for Final Friday.  


    • 28 May 2016
    • 3:30 PM
    • See event details.
    Registration is closed

    Brewery Tour & Tastings
    Brussels Beer Project

     

    The Brussels Beer Project: “The idea is to tap into co-creation and forget about the copy-pasting of the past. We're proud to be born in 2013 and not in 1492! We breathe the contemporary Brussels, a cosmopolitan town that lives and evolves. The strength of Belgium has always been its wanderlust for flavours and taste – it would be a pity to rest on our laurels now. For a few years, a new wave has come up – bold, creative, collaborative - that challenges the idea of flavors and taste.” – http://www.beerproject.be/en/sections/1-the-project

    Join the American Club of Brussels on a special presentation of a unique brewery that brews what the public has voted. The Project brewery tour includes a tour, presentation and tastings of their beers, with a selection of cheeses and breads to accompany the brews.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016.
    Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Place: Brussels Beer Project, 188 rue Antoine Dansaert, 1000 Brussels.
    Price:
    €30. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €25.
    Sign up: Reservations are due by Monday, May 23, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2228619
    Payments in advance to ACB
    account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Beer Project” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Monday, May 23. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.



    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • See event details.
    • 25

    Pioneers’ Dinner – Invitation

    The Pioneers’ Club was created in the 1970s by members of the American Club of Brussels who desired to have a special group within the American Club of Brussels for members having long-term interests in the ACB and in the Brussels community as a whole.

    Cobb Rogers,
    Chairman of the ACB Pioneers’ Club

    requests the pleasure of your company on
    Thursday, June 2, 2016, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the
    Château Sainte-Anne
    Rue du Vieux Moulin 103
    1160 Auderghem

     Our guest speaker will be
    Vice Admiral John N. Christenson
    U.S. Military Representative,
    NATO Military Commission

    MENU

    Les Blanches de Malines à la Flamande
    • • •
    Le Magret de Canard Laqué & Son Millefeuille de Betteraves Rouges & Pommes Granny Smith
    • • •
    La Croûte Sablée au Citron Meringuée


     R.S.V.P. by May 25, 2016

    Spouses, partners, and guests are cordially invited to attend this dinner.

    Dress code: formal, men are requested to wear black tie, dark suit acceptable as an alternative.

    Event restricted to ACB and AmCham members.

    Event details:
    Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016.
    Time:
    7:30 p.m.
    Price:
    €75 pp.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, May 25, at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2242262
    .
    Payment
    in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Pioneers” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.

    Cancellations
    are possible until noon on Thursday, May 19. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • See event details.
    • 2

    Tour of
    Saint Jacques de Compostelle Route


    Join us on Sunday, June 5, for a guided visit of the Saint Jacques de Compostelle route in the center of Brussels. Not to worry – we’re not taking you all the way to Spain!

    This tour will take us on the footsteps of the pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela across the center of Brussels.  About 50 bronze shells will show us the itinerary. Starting in the 10th century, pilgrims from all over Europe went to Santiago de Compostela in Spain to see the alleged tomb of the apostle Saint James. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages after Jerusalem and Rome. The pilgrims, coming from the north, stopped in Brussels and entered the city through the Louvain gate. We are going to discover together this route and the meaning of the shells’ locations in the city center.

    Please note that this event is limited to a maximum of 20 participants and is a members-priority event. Non-members may sign up as of May 17. 

    After the visit, those who wish to may join us for a drink or a coffee in the neighborhood.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Sunday, June 5, 2016.
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Place: In front of the St. Michael & St. Gudula Cathedral, Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Brussels.
    Price: €25. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €20.
    Public Transportation:  Gare Centrale/Centraal Station: metro lines 1 and 5; buses 29, 38, 63, 65, 66, 71, and 86.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, June 1 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2228711.
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Compostela” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, June 1. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 08 Jun 2016
    • 14 Dec 2016
    • 7 sessions
    • See event details.
    The Canadian Club of Belgium,
    The American Club of Brussels &
    The American Women's Club of Brussels

    welcome you to our Reading Group
    on the second Wednesday of the month
    [7:00–9:00 p.m.]

    (CCB, ACB and AWCB members only)

    We ask you to present a book of your choice (American or Canadian authors preferred) that you have read and really enjoyed. This will give all members, passionate about reading, a chance to read and discuss different literary genres.

    Even if you have not read the selected book and if you do not have a book you wish to present, please feel free to join us anyway – even at the last minute.

    Reading Group Contact
    (also for venue details)
    Geneviève Bergiers
    Tel. 02/660.57.65
    genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

    •  •  •

    June 8 Presented by Geneviève Bergiers
     


    The Good Lord Bird
    by James McBride (USA)

    James McBride was born in Brooklyn - U.S. He is an accomplished musician (saxophone) and a journalist. 

    He is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. His notable works are The Color of Water and The Good Lord Bird. Thanks to "The Grande Librairie", where he was a guest, I got to know this great personality!

    The author treats the subject of slavery in the Kansas Territory in 1856, a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces, as a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival. He transcends history and makes it come alive with a fabulous sense of humor!

    Venue: Geneviève's place
      

    July 13 Presented by Jean Minutello


    On Beauty
    by Zadie Smith (GB)

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005, the book unfolds in New England and London, and concerns a pair of feuding families –the Belseys and the Kippses– and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kippses, the confusions –both personal and political– of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

    The book was on The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller list.

    Smith also wrote White Teeth, which won multiple awards.

    Venue: Jean's place
      

    August 10 – Presented by Kim Masiero


    Minister Without Portfolio
    by Michael Winter (Canada)

    Short story writer and novelist Michael Winter was born in England and grew up in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland, he became a most appreciated founding member of, contributor to, co-editor of and judge of different publications and journals. His sister, Kathleen Winter has written Annabel, a book that was previously presented in our Reading Group.

    This book is part of the Canada Reads series. It examines the lengths people will go to for a fresh start, and is an exploration of guilt, lost hope and struggle. Set in Newfoundland and Afghanistan, it is a masterful exploration of the very marrow of life.

     
    Venue:
    Geneviève's place
       

    September 14Still open for you!
     

    October 12 – Presented by Geneviève Bergiers


    Avenue of Mysteries
    by John Irving (USA)

    This is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past –in Mexico– collides with his future.

    John Irving is the author of The World According to Garp. His fiction comes down to this: it serves our need for spiritual defense. Is this no more than a bag of brilliant tricks? Possibly, but in times like ours, it cannot be too highly prized! 

     
    Venue:
    Geneviève's place
       

    November 9 – Presented by Renate Funk


    The Boys in the Boat
    by Daniel James Brown (USA)

    The Boys in the Boat describes the quest of eight working class students from the University of Washington for Olympic Gold at the “Hitler” Olympics in Berlin in 1936.

    The author, a Californian who graduated from UCA at Berkeley, is a Californian whose other books also describe how determination can lead to success against unfavorable odds.

     
    Venue:
    Renate's place
       

    December 14 – Presented by Jean Minutello


    I Am Charlotte Simmons
    by Tom Wolfe (USA)


     
    Venue:
    tbd
     
     
    More info about the Clubs:
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • See event details.

    Notice to All Members of
    The American Club of Brussels

    All ACB members, in accordance with the Club’s Statutes and By-Laws, are invited to attend the

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

    at the

    Renaissance Brussels Hotel
    Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels (Ixelles)

    Agenda:

    • Approval of the financial accounts for the fiscal year 2015 and the budget for the fiscal year 2016.
    • Voting/confirmation of new Governors:
      Wendy Deyell;
      – Esther Lemmens;
      – Peter Forrest;
      – Christiane Forrest.
    • Accepting resignations from the Board of Governors:
      Aurelia Takacs;
      Inez Schreiden.
    • Voting/confirmation of members of the Executive Committee:
      Brian Dunhill, President;
      – Melissa Rancourt, First Vice-President;
      – Margaret Nicholson, Vice-President/Secretary;
      – Jean Stuyck, Vice-President;
      – Jo Ann Broger, Vice-President;
      – Richard Sheridan, Treasurer.

     

    • 07 Jul 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • La Maison du Cygne, 1000 Brussels
    • 58
     
    Ommegang Dinner


    Once again, the ACB offers members and guests a unique opportunity to view the Ommegang procession on the Grand-Place while dining in one of the most elegant restaurants in Brussels.

    La Maison du Cygne is housed in a former 17th century guild house that overlooks the Grand-Place. From the balcony and windows of a large private dining room, we will have an unparalleled view of the Ommegang as the pageant unfolds on one of the most beautiful squares in the world.

    Menu "Made in Belgium"

    (wine, water and coffee included)

     
    Spiced and Marinated Beef Sirloin,
    Green Asparagus and Red Beet

    • • •

     Supreme of Coucou de Malines

    • • •

    Chocolate and Cuberdon Cake

    • • •

    Coffee and Biscuits

    The Ommegang takes place on Thursday, July 7. Ommegang (literally “walk-around”) is a faithful recreation of a splendid pageant that was first performed in 1549 for Emperor Charles V, his son Philip II, and the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

    Staged at night on the illuminated Grand-Place, the two-hour extravaganza includes flag-throwers, folk dancers, archers, acrobats, jesters, jugglers, fire-eaters, falcon-trainers, folkloric giants, stilt-walkers, and the famous Gilles of Binche. Descendants of the nobility of the time play the roles and wear the coats of arms and sumptuous costumes of their ancestors.

    This is a spectacular affair, and one of the biggest festivals in the country. Our dinner evening at La Maison du Cygne offers, literally and figuratively, a window on this amazing event. Bring your camera.

    Please note that this is a Members Priority event (ACB, AWCB, CCB and Irish Club of Belgium). Non-members may sign up as of June 23.

    Event Details:
    Date:
    Thursday, July 7, 2016.
    Time:
    - Open cash bar: 7:00 p.m.
    - Dinner: 8:00 p.m.
    Place: Salon Louis XIV, La Maison du Cygne, Grand-Place (entrance: Rue Charles Buls 2), 1000 Brussels.
    Price:
    €85.
    ACB, AWCB, CCB and Irish Club members receive a discounted price of €75.
    Dress code:
    Coat and tie requested.

    Reservations
    are due by Monday, July 4 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2228700.
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Ommegang” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Monday, July 4. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

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