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Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1050 Brussels

      
    Joint ACB/AmCham
    Ambassador’s Dinner

    AmCham Belgium and the American Club of Brussels are delighted to invite you to their renowned Joint Gala Dinner, this year taking place at The Hotel Brussels. We are pleased to have, once again, as our guest of honor, the US Ambassador to Belgium, Denise Campbell Bauer.

    This event is an excellent opportunity to hear Ambassador Campbell Bauer speak on the most relevant topics for the U.S.-Belgian business community. The Joint Gala Dinner has a long and prestigious history, and served as the occasion for Ambassador Campbell Bauer’s first public address in 2013. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend.

    Event Details:
    Date:
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
    Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
    Place: The Hotel Brussels, Boulevard de Waterloolaan, 1000 Brussels.
    Dress Code: Black Tie preferred.
    Price: €145 for ACB and AmCham members; €290 for non-members.
    Sign up: Reservations must be made by close of business on September 20 via the AmCham website: www.amcham.be using the coupon code GALA082016ACB.  Any dietary restrictions should be sent by email to Dawn Smith at
    dsmith@amcham.be. Cancellations are possible until close of business on Thursday, September 22. Participants cancelling after this time, as well as no-shows, will be billed the full cost of the event.

     

    • 30 Sep 2016
    • 6:30 PM
    • See event details.

    Final Friday Drinks

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

      
    Coworking Les Galeries
    Galerie du Roi 30
    1000 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.


    • 04 Oct 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • See event details.

    First Tuesday Lunch Social
    4 October 2016


    La Mirabelle
    Chaussée de Boondael 459
    1050 Brussels (Ixelles)

    The American Club of Brussels invites you for a lunch hour of good food, socializing and new memories!

    This October we are revisiting an ACB favorite! La Mirabelle has been offering fantastic Belgian/French cuisine for over 35 years in their beautiful and artfully decorated restaurant. Join us for a lovely meal with lovely company, and if weather permits a green terrace surrounding!

    Lunch Hour Social events are held the first Tuesday of each month and take place at different and great locations throughout the city of Brussels. Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends!

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
    Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
    Place: La Mirabelle, Chaussée de Boondael 459, 1050 Brussels (Ixelles).

    Price: Dependent on your own consumption.
    Please register by Monday, October 3, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2341471
    so that we know how many to expect for the lunch reservation. Thank you.

    To find the ACB group or for additional information:
    Text (or call) Carl Mir at 0494/27.97.63.

    • 11 Oct 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • See event details.

    Historic Beer Bar Tour
    11 October 2016

     

    Moeder Lambic Original
    Rue de Savoie 68
    1060 Brussels

    Come and join other beer and Brussels lovers at this historic bar as we embark on another Second Tuesday Historic Bar Tour social hour in central Brussels.

    This month we are visiting the original Moeder Lambic, a friendly and cozy bar. The gastro-pub boasts an impressive selection of “hundreds of beers”, including Belgian classics as well as international beers. On top of their range of beers, Moeder Lambic also has a menu full of delicious meals with great service.

    The Historic Bar Tour events are held the second Tuesday of each month and take place at different and great locations throughout the city of Brussels.

    Event Details:
    Date: 
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Place: Moeder Lambic, Rue de Savoie 68,  1060 Brussels.
    Price: Dependent on your own consumption.
    Please register by Monday, October 10,
    at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2341488
    so that we know how many to expect. Thank you.

    To find the ACB group or for additional information:
    Text (or call) Carl Mir at 0494/27.97.63.

    • 12 Oct 2016
    • 14 Dec 2016
    • 3 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

    •  •  •

    October 12 – Presented by Jean Minutello
     


    I Am Charlotte Simmons
    by Tom Wolfe (USA)

    Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, Jr. (born March 2, 1931) is an American author and journalist, best known for his association with and influence over the New Journalism literary movement, in which literary techniques are used in objective even-handed journalism. 

    His most famous books to date are The Bonfire of the Vanities, which Brian DePalma made into a movie, and The Right Stuff,  also made into a major motion picture.
     
    Venue:
    tbd
     

    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 who graduated from UC-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 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
       
     
    More info about the Clubs:
    • 20 Oct 2016
    • 23 Oct 2016
    • Monaco

    14th Annual Conference of


    French Riviera & Monaco
    October 20-23, 2016

    We can now confirm details of the actual conference to be held on Friday, October 21, with events and activities on the preceding evening and over the weekend - all being planned by our hosts: The American Club of the Riviera (“ACR”). These should delight your members who have never been to the French Riviera & Monaco, as well as those who have.

    Program & registration form
    Registrations are due before September 1st, 2016.

    Please note the reasonably priced hotel accommodations, and encourage those of your members planning attendance to book now, using the registration form. Those wishing to remain a little longer in this magical region might consider extending their stay at the hotel, and joining with ACR members to share further cultural / gastronomic / touristic experiences of the Riviera. You and your members should feel free to contact Burton Gintell for further information (contact information: see below).

    Through 2013, these annual meetings were historically only for the Presidents of each Club (there are some 50 throughout the world), where they shared ideas, best practices, and future plans. But the meetings of 2014 in Paris and 2015 in Geneva were open to any member of any American Club who wished to attend, and many did!

    We will be actively coordinating with the ACR to ensure that a great time is had by all, and that we also spend some enjoyable times with its members. The actual Conference on Friday is informal, thus permitting the sharing of experiences from all the nationalities who are members from around the world. These interactive discussions have often been illuminating, and have helped AAC clubs to better serve their members.

    We look forward to welcoming you and your members to the French Riviera & Monaco in October.

    The Association of American Clubs - Steering Committee:

    Jürgen Abel - Founder of the AAC, and President of The American Society of Hamburg

    Liz Keating - President of The American Club of Madrid

    Burton Gintell - President of The American Club of the Riviera
    1 avenue Laugier (Ent. A, Et. 1), 06400 Cannes, France
    www.americanclubriviera.com
    President@Americanclubriviera.com
    Tel: +33 (0)4 93 38 22 24 / Fax: +33 (0)4 93 38 57 20
    Mobile: +33 (0)6 20 40 11 28 / Skype: JAKnBURT


    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 1:45 PM
    • See event details.
    • 20
    Private Guided Tour of the
    Hôtel Max Hallet
     

    Join the American Club of Brussels for a private, guided tour in English of the famous Hôtel Max Hallet on Saturday, October 22 at 1:45 p.m.

    Victor Horta is the father of Art Nouveau architecture in Belgium.  Art Nouveau is famous for its use of natural light, gorgeous cabinetry, organic design and fabulous stairwells.  Brussels today still has more than 500 Art Nouveau buildings.  The majority of these buildings are in districts that were newly opened at the turn of the century for residential development in areas such as Schaerbeek, St Gilles, Ixelles, and Uccle.  These homes were built by wealthy industrialists and entrepreneurs who became newly rich during Belgium's commercial heyday at the turn of the last century.

    The lawyer Max Hallet had this house built in 1904, according to the plans of Horta, to accommodate his clients and friends in a luxurious setting. Victor Horta decorated the living and reception areas according to Hallet's wishes. A subtle wonder of simplicity... the quintessence of this talent!

    Our guide will once again be the excellent Lieve De Jonghe.

    Please note that the event is limited to a maximum of 22 individuals and is a members-priority event. Non-members may sign up as of Wednesday, October 12.

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

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Saturday, October 22, 2016.
    Time:
    1:45 p.m.

    Place:
    Avenue Louise 346, 1050 Brussels.
    Price:
     €35. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €30.

    Public Transportation:
    Buses 38 and 60: Vleurgat; trams 93, 94: Vleurgat.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, October 19 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2317658.
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Hallet” 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, October 19. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 27 Oct 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • See event details.

    Dine-Out at Poivre et Sel


    Please join us for our October Dine-Out on October 27 at Poivre et Sel, an authentic Italian restaurant nestled one block south of Place Luxembourg.  Awarded a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor, Poivre et Sel comes highly recommended as ‘a breath of fresh air’ and with authentic Italian cuisine. 

    Dine-outs are a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. If you have not yet been to a Dine-Out, or are looking to discover new restaurants in Brussels, this is the event for you.

    MENU

    Apéritif

     Choice of Starters
      
    Vitello Tonnato
    or
    Antipasto all’Italiana
    or
    Parmiggiana d’Aubergines

     Choice of Main Courses
       
    Pavé de Saumon Ecossais
    or
    Trio de Pâtes
    or
    Magret de Canard

      
    Choice of Desserts
      
    Tiramisu au Spéculoos
    or
    Nougat Glacé

    Please indicate your menu choices when registering. Thank you.

    Event Details:
    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016.
    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Place: Poivre & Sel, Rue du Parnasse 2, 1050 Brussels – Tel. 02/503.46.93.
    Public Transportation: Buses 12, 21, 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80, 95: Luxembourg.
    Price: €50. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €45.
    Price includes an aperitif, water, and half a bottle of red or white wine per person.
    Reservations are due by Tuesday, October 25 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2341561
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “October Dine-Out” 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 Tuesday, October 25. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

     

    • 08 Nov 2016
    • 8:30 PM
    • See event details.

    U.S. Election Night Fever

     

    It’s red versus blue on Tuesday, November 8, as voters go to the polls to choose the next president of the United States of America.

    Don't miss live coverage as the results come trickling in. The Brussels Marriott Hotel will be the venue as The Bulletin and the American Club of Brussels host the capital’s and country’s biggest party. Officially opening the event willl be U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer and Dr. Jamie Shea from NATO.

    More than 1,500 people attended the 2012 all-night party when Barack Obama and Joe Biden were re-elected for a second four-year term. This year’s election pits Democrat Hillary Clinton against Republican Donald Trump in probably the most famous (or infamous) duel in a very long time. Replicating the tussle taking place across the Atlantic, Belgian Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas will take to the floor to stage a debate.

    Other entertainment includes live Country & Western music from The Kruger Brothers, a tombola, the chance to cast your vote in a straw ballot, and stands hosted by various American clubs and associations. The festivities start at 8:30 p.m. with American-themed food and drink plus a cash bar. Sample West Coast wines and enjoy hot dogs and other Uncle Sam specialties.

    Event Details
    Date
    : Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
    Time: 8:30 p.m. until …
    Place: Brussels Marriott Hotel, Rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Brussels.
    Price: €15.
    Sign up: Watch this space for complete details on how to register and pre-pay. This information will be available shortly. Prepayment does not guarantee admission since the number of people allowed in the hotel at any given time is limited to 1,400. Do not be surprised if you have to wait in line since this event is incredibly popular and the place to be on election night!

    • 24 Nov 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • See event details.

    Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

       

    Come join us for one of the American Club’s most popular events: a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, consisting of  roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by an assortment of real American pies. This very American event will be held on Thanksgiving itself, i.e. on Thursday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Brussels. Whole turkeys are carved and served family style at tables for eight. It’s just like home, only better, because someone else does the cooking! The menu will be 

    Apéritif

    •••

    New England Clam Chowder

    •••
     
    Turkey with stuffing
    Mashed potatoes & gravy
    Sweet potatoes
    Green beans with mushrooms
    Corn pudding
    Beets
    Cranberry Jelly

     
    •••
     
    Pecan pie
    Mince pie
    Apple pie
    Pumpkin pie

    We look forward to seeing you at one of the Club’s very best annual events!

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Thursday, November 24, 2015
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Place:
     Sheraton Brussels Hotel, Horizon Room (30th floor), Place Rogier 3, 1210 Brussels (St.-Josse-ten-Noode)
    Price: €80 (includes aperitif, one-half bottle of house wine, soft drinks and mineral water); €40 for children under 12. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €75.
    Public Transportation:  Metro lines 2, 6, 3, 4: Rogier
    Reservations are due by Friday, November 18, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2341621
    Payment
    in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Thanksgiving” 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 Friday, November 18. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


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