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Upcoming events

    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • Château Sainte-Anne, 1160 Brussels
    • 12
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    Pioneers’ Dinner

     

    The Pioneers’ Club of the ACB is pleased to invite all ACB members and their guests to its next traditional dinner 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.

    Event Details:
    Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Place: Château Sainte-Anne, Rue du Vieux Moulin 103, 1160 Auderghem
    Dress code: Black tie

    Price:
     €70
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Wednesday, October 8, by email (info@americanclubbrussels.org), online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, 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 “Pioneers” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, October 8. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

     

     

    • 24 Oct 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • Hotel Metropole, 1000 Brussels

    Democrats Abroad Belgium

    General Wesley Clark Book Signing

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Spaces are limited, so sign up soon
    if you want to attend!

    Hot off the press: Don't Wait for the Next War

    As America emerges from a decade of expensive overseas wars, a renowned military leader, global affairs expert, and political commentator identifies a new unifying national strategy to make the US independent of the Middle East, freeing the country to focus fully on the resurgence of China.
      
    America has always proved exceptional in its ability to rally around a common purpose.  For much of the 20th century, this common purpose was war, but with the end of the Cold War came the end of America's sense of its strategic purpose in the world. After a decade of drift, the U.S. was violently dragged back into international conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our armed forces responded magnificently, but the sense of purpose was unclear, and few American citizens understood the cause for which their sons and daughters were fighting and dying.

      
    War is a poor substitute for strategic vision, argues Wesley K. Clark, a retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, in Don't Wait for the Next War. Now, with five long-term, persistent, interrelated, international challenges facing us - terrorism, cybersecurity, financial instability, the rise of China, and global climate change - Clark presents a new strategic vision for America.  He argues that this "inflection point" can be a gift to American leadership, and a rallying cause around which we can build a sharp and forward-thinking national strategy.
      
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/General_Wesley_Clark_official_photograph%2C_edited.jpgGeneral Clark served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe, where he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, the war in Kosovo. He is chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm, and is the author of "Winning Modern Wars" and "Waging Modern War". He serves as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board, and is the recipient of many awards, including the Purple Heart and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
      
    General Clark will speak about his book, sign copies and be available to chat over drinks and dinner.
       
    We will have copies of the book direct from the publisher for you to purchase at the event, so there is no need to order a copy from Amazon.

         

    When:

    Friday 24 October from 6:30 p.m.

    (talk starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.)

      

    Where: 

    Hotel Métropole (www.metropolehotel.com)

    Place De Brouckère 31

    1000 Brussels
    http://goo.gl/maps/X870w

     

    (Public transportation: Metro 1, 5: De Brouckère, Bus 29, 38, 63, 66, 71: Anspach-De Brouckère, Tram 3, 4, 31, 32: De Brouckère)
     

    Cost:

    Contribution towards the expenses: €10 (€6 for students)

    Optional drinks: cash bar

    Optional dinner (3-course meal, 1/2 bottle of wine and water): €60 per head


    RSVP: here


    • 25 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Ypres (transportation provided)


    WWI Centennial Commemoration
    Event in Ypres


    To commemorate the World War I (WWI) centennial, AmCham Belgium’s Communications and Young Professionals Committees are organizing a full-day, educational event with visits to the trenches, American war cemetery, and In Flanders Fields museum.

    Transportation to and from Brussels by coach will be provided by AmCham Belgium.

    Program:
    9:00 a.m.: Departure from Brussels

    • Visit to the Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial in Waregem
    • Presentation on WWI and Lunch at the Novotel Hotel, Ieper
    • Visit to the Flanders Field Museum and Menin Gate
    • Visit to the trenches

    5:00 p.m.: Departure for Brussels
    6:30 p.m.: Arrival in Brussels

    Made possible by the generous support of: Accenture, Antwerp International School, Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium, Dell NV, GE - General Electric, Pfizer and UPS Europe.

    Please note that this event is open only to members of AmCham Belgium and The American Club of Brussels (family members over 13 are also welcome to attend).

    Event Details:
    Date: October 25, 2014
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Meeting point:
    AmCham Belgium
    rue du Trône 60 Troonstraat
    1050 Brussels
    Fee: €25
    Invoices/Cancellation Policy: You will be invoiced on the day of the event. Invoices will not be issued for registrations cancelled before the close of business on October 22, 2014. Cancellations received after this deadline and 'no shows' will be charged in full.
    Registration:
    Before close of business on October 22, 2014, at AmCham Belgium, preferably by e-mail to dsmith@amcham.be.

    Online registration:
    http://amchambe.dnn-box.eu/?tabid=50&event_id=940


    • 31 Oct 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Renaissance Brussels Hotel, 1050 Brussels
    Halloween Party

    The American Club of Brussels and AmCham Belgium invite you to come celebrate Halloween at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel! There will be a cash bar, and free nibbles.

    Costumes are encouraged, so get creative! There will be a prize awarded at 8:30 p.m. for the best female and best male costume.

    With lots of young professionals present thanks to our collaboration with the Canadian Club of Belgium and the Irish Club of Belgium, this will be an ideal opportunity to meet new people in a fun way! And, if you didn’t know this, Halloween originated in Ireland!

    A great way to network and celebrate Halloween in style. Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring a friend or two.

    Event Details:
    Date: Friday, October 31, 2013
    Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    Place: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels
    Price:
    • €10 in advance
    • €15 at the door 
    Public Transportation: Buses 12, 21, 22 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95: Luxembourg
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Thursday, October 30, online at
    www.americanclubbrussels.org, by e-mail (info@americanclubbrussels.org), 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 “Halloween” in the communications section of the virement. Online payments are also possible.
    Cancellations are accepted until noon on Thursday, October 30. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.





    • 12 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1160 Brussels
    The Canadian Club of Belgium and
    The American Club of Brussels
    welcome YOU to our
    Reading Group
    on the second Wednesday of the month
    from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    (CCB and ACB members only)

       
    We are taking a different approach this time. We are asking YOU to present us, a book of YOUR choice (American or Canadian authors preferred) 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.

    If you do not have a book you wish to present or if you find a way to come just at the last minute, please join us anyway.

    Here is our agenda for the coming months.

    November 12 presented by Kim Masiero:


    An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
    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”!

    The Book Club is being hosted at Geneviève’s place in 1160 Brussels (Auderghem), Avenue des Nénuphars 11 (ground floor) – phone 02/660.57.65.

    December 10 – presented by Laura Richard

    Three-Day Road
    by Joseph Boyden

    This novel follows the story of two young Native Canadian men who fight in France and in Belgium in World War I. The author explores how their friendship changes during the struggle, and how their spirituality guides them through the conflict.

    The Book Club is being hosted at Laura’s place in 1030 Brussels, Place Dailly 5 – phone 0478/920.965.

    January 14 – your suggestions for a book still possible

    February 11 – your suggestions for a book still possible

    Best to YOU in the meantime,
    Kim Masiero & Geneviève Bergiers D.C.
       

    More info about the Clubs:

    • 23 Nov 2014
    • Sheraton Brussels Hotel

    Stair Climbing for UNICEF
    Road to Awareness


    Click here for full view of poster

    Registration:
    www.sheratonbrussels.com/stairclimb

    Starting after the race around 12:15, there will also be the Road to Awareness Lunch available for only €7.50 (€5 for children<12yrs.), at the top of the stairs with the magical view over the city! Lunch tickets available for sale on the day)


    • 11 Dec 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Brussels Marriott Hotel, 1000 Brussels
    “Nuts!” Night
    In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary
    of the Battle of the Bulge

    December 11, 2014



    On December 16, 1944, the Battle of the Bulge began on the Western Front of World War II, and lasted until January 25, 1945, inflicting heavy casualties. During the Siege of Bastogne, despite overwhelming odds, U.S. Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe responded to a request to surrender the town with the one word answer, “Nuts!” This marked the turning point of the Battle of the Bulge for the American troops and on December 30, 1944, General McAuliffe was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by General Patton for his actions at Bastogne.

    On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the American Club of Brussels invites you to “Nuts!” Night to remember the courage and indomitable spirit of those who sacrificed so much during the Battle of the Bulge. The event features a commemoration ceremony honoring all those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice in order to lay the groundwork for the peace, freedom and friendship we now enjoy.

    In the spirit of reconciliation and friendship, the ceremony will include U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer and representatives of all those affected by the Battle of the Bulge – the Germans, the city of Bastogne, and veterans – friends, allies and former foes who now all stand united as we build on the lessons of the past and address the challenges of the future together.

    Event Details

    Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014.
    Time: Registration and drinks at 7 p.m. Ceremony begins at 7:45 p.m., followed by a three-course dinner including wine and water. Cash bar available after dinner. The SHAPE International Band will provide period music throughout the evening.
    Place: Brussels Marriott Hotel, Rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Brussels. Public parking is available in the area.
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    Dress: Black tie or dress uniform preferred.
    Price: €80. For active military personnel: the € equivalent of $80 (€62) and a one-year free membership in the ACB (value: €140).
    Sign up:
    Reservations should be made by Monday, December 1 by email to info@americanclubbrussels.org, online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, 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 “Nuts!” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Monday, December 1. Cancellations after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    Hotel Reservations: For attendees who wish to spend the night in Brussels, the  Brussels Marriott Hotel is offering a special room rate of €89 per night per single room and €109 for a double room including a full American breakfast buffet and Internet. City tax is not included in the above room rate. Please register directly with the hotel by November 20 via  Book your group rate: American Club of Brussels

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