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The Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala Dinner

  • 19 Oct 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels


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The Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala Dinner
100th Anniversary end WWI

Friday October 19, 2018 - 7.00 p.m.


We are very pleased to announce that
H.E. Ronald J. Gidwitz, the new US Ambassador to Belgium,
will join our second annual Hoover Gala Dinner/100th Anniversary end of WWI.

On October 19, the American Club of Brussels will hold The Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala Dinner – 100th Anniversary to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI and the transformation of the Commission for Relief in Belgium into the Belgian American Education Foundation (BAEF). We will celebrate and commemorate the courage and initiative of several individuals on each side of the Atlantic who came together in a partnership to help sustain Belgium and the subsequent legacy in the field of education that came out of this initiative.

In late October 1918, some 100,000 American soldiers were fighting next to their Belgian, British and French comrades in Belgium to liberate the country. At the same time, the Commission for Relief in Belgium continued to alleviate the population’s near starvation, thanks to the support of Herbert Hoover and of leading figures such as Emile Francqui, of the then Société Générale de Belgique. The Commission supplied six million tons of food to help keep the citizens of Belgium and Northern France alive during World War I.

After the war, the remaining funds were used to help rebuild Belgium, particularly in the fields of education and academic research.

This year's Hoover Gala Dinner will also provide us the opportunity to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program

Hoover Gala Dinner - 100th Anniversary - Program

At 7.00 p.m., we will welcome you in the foyer with an apéritif while you listen to music provided by the SHAPE band.

At 7.45 p.m., we will move to the ballroom for the program which will consist of speakers explaining the legacy and the current status, and a three-course dinner, including wine (red/white), water and coffee/tea.


Bonbon de Parme à la Mozarella,
aubergines, cubes de panais, tomates,
mesclun et salade - sauce balsamique

•  •  •

Magret de canard rôti,
duchesse de pommes douces au curry
et baby épinards, 
sauce bordelaise au moût de raisins

•  •  •

Cube à la mousse d'orange sanguine
et quatre épices, strass au chocolat

After dinner, a cash bar will be available. Throughout the evening, we will enjoy the fabulous music provided by the SHAPE band so you can dance the night away or simply listen to the music as you enjoy your favorite drink.

The all-inclusive price for this memorable event is €80 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members and €95 for non-members.

We hope to see many of you present for what promises to be a very memorable evening in a marvelous setting!

Gala Sponsors:


Event Details:
Friday, October 19, 2017.

7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

 Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels

€95. ACB, AWCB & CCB members receive a discounted price of €80.

Public Transportation: Tram 81, 93 and 94 - Bus 54 (stop: Bailli)

Dress Code:
Business attire.

are due by Monday, October 15,

in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Hoover Gala 2018” in the reference section of the bank transfer. 

are possible until noon on Tuesday, October 10. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

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