American Club Brussels
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Upcoming events

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    • Around la Place de la Bourse, Brussels (email brian@dunhillfinancial.com for exact location)

    Brussels Night Run


    Join the American Club of Brussels running group as we take on the Brussels Night Run!

    Running at night through the streets and past the best sights of the capital city. That's the concept of the Brussels Night Run, which will start and finish around Place de la Bourse on September 21. The 7 km course through the centre of the capital is unique. Only headlights will provide illumination and will undoubtedly enhance the atmosphere and the experience. Every participant will receive such a lamp, as well as a fluorescent running shirt, upon registering. Along the course there will be many spectacular light animations.

    Event details

    Date: Saturday 21 September

    Time: 9:00 p.m - 11.45 p.m.

    Location: Around la Place de la Bourse, Brussels. Please email Brian at brian@dunhillfinancial.com once you've registered as an individual on the Brussels Night Run website and he will provide you all the details you need to meet-up on the night with the rest of the group.

    Price: 25 euros

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • ING Marnix building - see event details
    Register

    US Expats Financial Forum

    Wednesday 25 September - 6:00pm -7:00pm

    As part of the Expat Information Fair organized by ING, conjunction with American Citizens Abroad  and supported by the American Club of Brussels, please join us to meet a panel of experts in US Social Security, financial planning, US taxes and Expats banking and insurance.

    KEY TOPICS:
    1. What’s new for individual US taxpayers in 2019; the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
    2. Tax & Financial Planning for Americans living in Europe & Overseas
    3. What's new for US Taxpayers who are > 10% Shareholders in Small Businesses overseas
    4. Deemed Repatriation Tax, Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI), where to get help

    Questions & Answers and Networking

    SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

    • Brian Dunhill - Brian is a Financial Planner with a core emphasis on concentrated positions, and retirement planning for predominantly American Expatriates. Past positions have led him to work in many capacities for prestigious firms on Wall Street including UBS, Lehman Brothers, and A.G. Edwards. Working as an analyst, in compliance and as a Financial Advisor has given him the full perspective on the operations of a financial firm. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with an International Business Background at the University of Central Florida and his Master in Business Administration from the Masagung School at the University of San Francisco. He has also received the Accredited Asset Management Certification from the College for Financial Planning and has sat for the Series 7,9,10,66 and insurance licenses in California and Florida. Brian is the former President of the American Club of Brussels, sits on the board of the Sharkey Foundation and on the Advisory Committee of the ACA.

    • Carl Mir - Carl is an accountant working within several corporations throughout his career. He has been involved in US income tax preparation and reporting for several years both at H R Block and independently. Carl lives to Belgium and is assisting the American expat communities throughout Europe. As a tax consultant for US expats, he can provide advice on filing requirements and compliance to the United States on tax and financial reporting issues. Assistance can be provided in order to become compliant and up-to-date with the IRS and the US Treasury. Carl received his Bachelor of Arts with in international relations and business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.

    • Charles Bruce - Charles, Chairman, American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation and Legal Counsel, American Citizens Abroad, is an American tax attorney based in London and Lausanne. Formerly, he was Tax Counsel to the US Senate Finance Committee; Visiting Professor, Law Faculty, Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Finanz- und Steuerwesen, Hamburg University, Hamburg; Adjunct Professor of Law, Graduate Law Program, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. Charles won't be attending in-person but will give a virtual introduction of American Citizens Abroad.

    • Dave Deruytter - Dave is the Head of Expatriates, Non-residents & Privilegio at ING Belgium, the Belgian subsidiary of the ING Group, an international banking company. He joined BBL/ING in 1985 and has held a number of functions in different areas of international banking business. Dave is always up for a discussion on international mobility, creativity and entrepreneurship as well as Asia, where he lived and worked for 8.5 years.

    • Gregory Goossens - Gregory graduated in law in 2004 from the University of Antwerp and graduated in 2005 as a Master in Tax Law. After a short career as a tax consultant, he moved to become an attoney in 2006. Gregory is specialized in tax law, with a focus on negotiating with the tax authorities and defending clients' interests in tax disputes in court proceedings. He advises private individuals and companies on all aspects of taxation. His special attention and interest goes to international taxation and global mobility. He is registered at the Antwerp Bar. Gregory is also a lecturer in tax law at the Bachelor's degree course in Legal Practice in Antwerp. He speaks Dutch, French and English.

    • Nadine Irons - Nadine is a Director of Praemium International Limited based in Jersey. In her role as Sales and Relationship Manager she is responsible for generating new business for the International Platform and building trust built relationships with existing and new clients. After 13 years as Stockbroking Manager with Collins Stewart Wealth Management (later Canaccord Genuity) she gained valuable insights to Investments and Operations. Nadine will be presenting Praemium's platform and how their US Taxpayer Service enables US Persons to invest via SEC-regulated investment managers, whilst providing comprehensive, transparent tax reporting in accordance with the latest IRS requirements.

    Limited seats are available

    Get a complimentary copy of the American expat guide at 

    www.dunhillfinancial.com/american-expat-financial-guide

    Event details:
    Date:
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
    Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Drinks to be served after the presentation
    Place: ING Marnix building which is Avenue Marnix 24 1000 Brussels (entrance via Rue du Trône 1).
    Price: Free entry

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rue Antoine Dansaert, 67 - 1000 Brussels
    Register

    Final Friday Drinks
    Friday, September 27, 2019 - 
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 


     Arthur Orlans 

    Rue Antoine Dansaert, 67 - 1000 Brussels

    Join us for our monthly Final Friday drinks at Arthur Orlans on Friday, September 27! Another great venue for our monthly get-together and a great opportunity to mingle and socialize with new and old friends in Brussels in a fun and relaxing environment. So, bring your friends, all are welcome!

    Arthur Orlans is a hidden gem on rue Dansaert. An old fashion house turned into a premium cocktail bar, with tailor-made, traditional and chic cocktails. This speakeasy bar is a tribute to Franco's father, who was a tailor for men. Arthus Orlans was chosen as the first official flagship bar for gin brand Monkey 47. 

    Event Details:
    Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
    Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Place: Arthur Orlans, rue Antoine Dansaert, 67 - 1000 Brussels

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE

    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • location in the area of the Grand Place to be provided when you register
    • 9
    Register

    Make Your Own Beautiful Pralines 

     Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m


    Do you dream of making your own delicious chocolate? And where else but in Brussels, the capital of chocolate! Learn the art of making chocolate from a passionate chocolate expert, who'll lead you step-by-step in making your own irresistible chocolates. This class will be completely hands-on, deep in chocolate!

    Sound like a dream? Come join the Cocoa Journey Belgian Chocolate Praline WorkshopThe Belgian Chocolate Praline Workshop includes:

    • a 2-hour hands-on praline making and mendiant-making workshop, where you'll learn how to temper chocolate, ake your own beautiful Belgian chocolate pralines, as well as make classic mendiants - and of course, and bring back with you, for yourselves or as a gift! 
    • demonstration of how to make chocolate, with explanation of chocolate characteristics;
    • uncovering the secrets of the bean-to-bar chocolate process from a trained chocolate expert.

    5-star reviews on Airbnb & TripAdvisor, including:

    • I was delighted to learn how to make pralines under Cathy's guidance. Having lived more than 6 years in the capital of Belgium, it was a way for me to discover the best of Brussels in a way I hadn't before! -- Estelle, France  
    • Cathy was lovely to work with and I found the whole experience awesome. Total plus was the yummy chocolate I got to take home!! I would definitely recommend this class! So good! -- Jacinta, Australia
    • Cathy was very knowledgeable and you can tell her passion for chocolate through the way she taught. It was a great experience to learn the art and science of making chocolate (and to taste the freshly made chocolate). -- Kelly, Taiwan

    Please note that this workshop is limited to 9 people, so do sign up quickly!

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday,October 5, 2019
    Time: 11:30  a.m. – 1:30 p.m (please arrive at least 5min before the workshop start time, by 11:25 a.m.)
    Place: location in the area of the Grand Place, to be provided when you register.
    Public transport: Metro lines 1 & 5: Central Station; lines 3 & 4: Bourse; Buses 48 & 95: Grand Place; Buses 38, 63, 65, 71 & 86: Central Station; Bus 27: Grand Sablon
    Price: €59 for members, €64 for non-members
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, September 25, at: https://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3382372/Registration

    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Pralines Workshop” in the reference section of the bank transfer. 
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, October 2. Participants cancelling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels
    Registration is closed

    French-Spanish-English Conversation Tables
    at Quaker House Brussels
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5.30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Hello language learners! Join us for open conversation tables hosted by ACB member and Duolingo Global Ambassador Daniel Flynn at the Quaker House Brussels to practice your spoken French, Spanish or English, and meet your local community. Events are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced/fluent. The group is open to adults 21 and over.

    Please note that this is a free event. However, you must reserve your spot by noon on October 6.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    Time:  5:30 -  7:30 pm.
    Place:
     Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels
    Public Transportation:  Buses 22, 36, 60, 63, and 64: Ambiorix; Metro lines 1 & 5: Schuman.

    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 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 (U.S. 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

    •  •  •     

    On Wednesday October 9 from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm, Sue FRICK will present the book “EDUCATED : A Memoir" written by the U.S. author Tara WESTOVER.

    This #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER is an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.  She was born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and so isolated that there was no one to ensure the children received an education.   Also, there was no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life: school and studies away from her “home.” Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, and if there was still a way to return.

    Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom, and after that first taste, she pursued learning for the next decade. She received a BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014.


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    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.


    The American Club of Brussels and our friends at CHEZWaWa invite you to join us as we revive that greatest of traditional past times, 'The Game Night'! We're going back in time to the days before the internet and bringing the board games back. Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble...Snakes & Ladders! Hell, weather permitting, we could even try some Twister for the more flexible among us.

    If you have any board games at home, please bring them along and join in the fun!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event details:
    Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    Place: CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels (tel. 02.534.63.30).
    Public Transportation: Bus 54 (Trinité), bus 60 (Washington), tram 81 (Trinité).
    Price: depending on your own consumption.
    Reservations are due by Friday, 11 October
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels
    Register

    French-Spanish-English Conversation Tables
    at Quaker House Brussels
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5.30p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Hello language learners! Join us for open conversation tables hosted by ACB member and Duolingo Global Ambassador Daniel Flynn at the Quaker House Brussels to practice your spoken French, Spanish or English, and meet your local community. Events are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced/fluent. The group is open to adults 21 and over.

    Please note that this is a free event. However, you must reserve your spot by noon on November 11.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    Time:  5:30 -  7:30 pm.
    Place:
     Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels
    Public Transportation:  Buses 22, 36, 60, 63, and 64: Ambiorix; Metro lines 1 & 5: Schuman.

    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.


    The American Club of Brussels and our friends at CHEZWaWa invite you to join us as we revive that greatest of traditional past times, 'The Game Night'! We're going back in time to the days before the internet and bringing the board games back. Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble...Snakes & Ladders! Hell, weather permitting, we could even try some Twister for the more flexible among us.

    If you have any board games at home, please bring them along and join in the fun!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event details:
    Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    Place: CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels (tel. 02.534.63.30).
    Public Transportation: Bus 54 (Trinité), bus 60 (Washington), tram 81 (Trinité).
    Price: depending on your own consumption.
    Reservations are due by Friday, 29 November
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels
    Register

    French-Spanish-English Conversation Tables
    at Quaker House Brussels
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 5.30p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Hello language learners! Join us for open conversation tables hosted by ACB member and Duolingo Global Ambassador Daniel Flynn at the Quaker House Brussels to practice your spoken French, Spanish or English, and meet your local community. Events are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced/fluent. The group is open to adults 21 and over.

    Please note that this is a free event. However, you must reserve your spot by noon on December 9.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Time:  5:30 -  7:30 pm.
    Place:
     Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels
    Public Transportation:  Buses 22, 36, 60, 63, and 64: Ambiorix; Metro lines 1 & 5: Schuman.

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