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Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • ING Marnix building - see event details
    Register
    US Expats Financial Forum

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


    Meet our experts:

    Jack Leuchtman will be our key note speaker. Jack is Regional Federal Benefits Officer Supervisor at the US Embassy in London and will respond to questions related to Social Security matters.

    Dave Deruytter is the Head of Expatriates & non-residents at ING Banking and Insurance and helps Expats to settle in Belgium.

    Brian Dunhill is Financial Planner at Dunhill Financial, with a core emphasis on concentrated positions and retirement planning for predominantly American Expats.

    Carl Mir from Mir Taxes is dedicated to assisting US Expats be compliant with the US government with their taxes.

    Michael Larsen is Member of the Board and Executive Committee of the ACA, American Citizens Abroad, who represent and advocate on behalf of millions of Americans residing outside the US for a residence-based taxation.

    Get a complimentary copy of the American expat guide at www.dunhillfinancial.be/american-expat-financial-guide for more information about the financial planning process as an American expat. You can also visit www.dunhillfinancial.be.

    Event details:
    Date:
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
    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
    Sign up: Please register by Monday, September 24, so that we know how many to expect. Event url: 
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3000675

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie - Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels
    Register

    Final Friday Drinks
    Friday, September 28
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

          

    Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie

    The Final Friday is almost coming up! Let's enjoy a beautiful night at the Thon Hotel in Brussels. The Hotel is located on the lovely Avenue Louise. 

    We will have a part of the bar for the ACB with special prices for draft beer, wine and soft drinks.

    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.


    Please register at: www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3054061

    Thank you.

    Location: 
    Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie
    Avenue Louise 91-93
    1050 Brussels

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 9:45 AM
    • avenue Louise 224, 1050 Brussels
    • 19
    Register

    Guided Tour of the Hotel Solvay
    Saturday, October 6, 2018
    9:45 a.m.


    As many of you were not able to register for our June visit due to the large demand, we are offering a second guided visit of Hotel Solvay, the remarkable Art Nouveau house on avenue Louise. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, the Solvay Hotel is one of the major town houses of the architect Victor Horta. In 1894, the chemical magnate, Armand Solvay, hired Horta to build a home for his bride. Solvay gave Horta unlimited freedom of creation and unrestricted funding for the project.

    The Solvay House greatly contributed to Horta’s rising reputation as a world-class architect. His new focus on the innate vitality of people led him to change many accepted practices. He adapted and altered metal frames used in industrial structures to bring radically new qualities to the inner space of a home.

    These innovations are all directed towards enhancing the life of those who live in the house. What strikes the visitor to this wonderful building is its luminous space, in which light filters through from everywhere, softened by the carefully arranged coloration of the walls, the floor coverings, and the glasswork.

    Our guide will be Lieve Dejonghe, an art historian, who has been our guide for several exhibits during the past years.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 22 people.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Saturday, October 6, 2018.
    Time: 9:45 a.m.
    Place: 
    Avenue Louise 224, 1050 Brussels
    Public transport: Tram 81, 93 and 94 - Bus 54 (Stop: Bailli)
    Price: €50 - ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €42.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, October 3 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3047986
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Hotel Solvay October 2018” 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 3. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 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

    •  •  •

    2018 date open for your suggestions: December 12
         
     On October 10, Heidi Hunter will present

    In the Garden of the Beats
    by Erik Larson


    It is the early 1930’s and George Messersmith, the American Consul General in Nazi Germany, learns of an attack on an American by Nazi soldiers. He realizes that Germany is gearing up for a war of conquest, but he cannot make the government in Washington understand this. The new ambassador is due to arrive soon and the job of providing vital perspective to Washington will be someone else’s to navigate.

    In 1933, William E. Dodd, a Democrat from North Carolina, is seeking a change from his professorship at the University of Chicago to finish his book series on the Old South. Franklin D. Roosevelt is seeking for someone to fill the position of ambassador to Germany and is having difficulty finding anyone who will accept it. He approaches Dodd, number 25 on his list, who accepts the position so he can have one last time with his entire family: his wife; his son, Bill, Jr.; and his daughter, Martha (who is in the midst of divorcing her husband). The family sails to Germany and establishes themselves in a luxury hotel in Berlin. Dodd gives himself the mission to convince America that the bleak picture the press has painted of Nazi Germany is inaccurate, that in fact the people are pleasant and the country is beautiful.

    This historical fiction account of the years leading up to World War II provides intriguing background on the perspectives of the U.S., the press, the role of U.S. diplomacy and the Dodd family personal choices in the development of events.  Themes such as “fake news”, heroism, bravery, fear and persecution of outsiders and the role of journalistic freedom feature in this intriguing perspective to the beginning of the war. 

    Venue: please contact genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

    On November 14Sujin Chan-Allen will present

    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Sillicon Valley Startup
    by John Carreyrou


    Synopsis: Bad Blood chronicles the sensational rise and collapse of Theranos, the multi-billion dollar tech startup. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes made giant waves in Silicon Valley. A Stanford dropout who bedazzled even prominent investors and business executives, her startup "unicorn" promised  to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. However, the technology did not work. To cover this up, Theranos silenced critics with extremely aggressive tactics. 

    Noted as the "biggest corporate fraud" since Enron, the story charts the inner workings of Theranos and the extreme hubris that ultimately led to disintegration of the company and prosecution in 2018. 

    Author: John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist with The Wall Street Journal. He has worked for the paper since 1999 and has been based in Brussels, Paris, and New York. John Carreyrou was born to French journalist Gérard Carreyrou. His mother is American. He grew up in France. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

    Venue: 
    Aspria La Rasante restaurant
    Rue Sombre 56
    1200 - Woluwe-St-Lambert 
    Tel.  02 609 19 73
    Metro Line 1 station Tomberg + 10 min. walk 
    Bus 28 stop Slegers + 2 min. walk
    Bus 42 stop Slegers + 4 min. walk
            

    More info about the Clubs:

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:30 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 16, 2018
    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, October 12, at:

    https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/American-Club-of-Brussels/events/253125505/
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


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

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

    Friday October 19, 2018 - 7.00 p.m.

      

    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.

    MENU

    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:
    Date: 
    Friday, October 19, 2017.

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

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

    Price:
    €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.

    Reservations
    are due by Monday, October 15,
    at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3044425

    Payment
    in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Hoover Gala 2018” 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 10. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • to be confirmed
    Register

    Final Friday Drinks
    Friday, October 26
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  


    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.

    Location: 
    to be confirmed soon

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • Bozar, rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
    • 15
    Register

    A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
    “Beyond Klimt: New Horizons in Central Europe, 1914-1938”
    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    10:15 a.m.


    The end of WWI and of the Austro-Hungarian Empire coincided with the revival of major developments in the art world. Political and economic shifts led to new ideas and artistic migrations and art networks sprang up all over the place. Artists met up in art centers and international associations and used magazines to communicate across political borders. They believed their artistic identity was more important than their nationality.

    Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is the author of more than 200 paintings, muralssketches, and other art object. His primary subject was the female body and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. The Woman in Gold movie features one of his works (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I).

    This is a great opportunity to discover the works of Klimt, Josef Capek, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, László Moholy-Nagy and 75 other artists whose first ambition was to break with the old styles and shake up the artistic codes.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people. After the visit, those who wish to may join us for a drink or a coffee in the neighborhood.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Saturday, November 17, 2018.
    Time: 10:15 a.m.
    Place: 
    Meeting point at the entrance of BOZAR, rue Ravenstein 23 Ravensteinstraat, 1000 Brussels 
    Public transport: Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station; buses 38 and 71: Bozar; trams 92, 93: Palais/Paleizen
    Price: €27 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €35
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, November 14 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3054056
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Klimt Bozar” 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, November 14. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place, rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Brussels

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thursday, November 22, 2018



    Brussels Mariott Hotel Grand Place
    Rue Auguste Orts 3-7
    1000 Brussels


    More information to follow

    Be sure to save the date in your agenda


    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:30 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, November 27, 2018
    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, November 24, at:

    https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/American-Club-of-Brussels/events/253125520/
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


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