Fourth Annual Belgian Potluck | 1/27/2018


beATL is excited to invite you to its fourth edition of its Belgian Potluck on January 27th, 2018.   There are some changes to the formula so, please read carefully all the below crusty information!

The first change is the venue – for the first time, we will rent a clubhouse.  The second change is that the rental comes at a cost and therefore, each participant will be requested to pay a $10 non-refundable entry fee per person, payable in advance [no money at the doors, no exception].

Put your dear self in your culinary gear and prepare some tasty homemade dish(es) – preferably with a Belgian taste – to share.  We always have peers stressing about cooking so, don’t use it as an excuse: there are other ‘jobs’ available for you… We will have a sign-up sheet and each participating family must sign up to bring some Belgian homemade [we insist on that] culinary elements to the table!

Remember it is a kids-free evening, with just adults.  For obvious reasons.

Don’t wait to RSVP since attendance is limited to 100 guests.

Details of the evening will be emailed to all registered beATL-members.  If you didn’t get your invitation, contact your beATL Queen Patricia.

Logistics

  • When: Saturday January 27th, 2018 at 5.30 pm (no late arrivals please … we can’t start without your food).  Festivity runs until 10.30 pm.
  • Where: address will be privately shared in due time to those who RSVP-ed ‘in’
  • Parking: since this is in a private neighborhood, use the club house parking lot.  In the event the lot is full, park on the same side of the street, without blocking any driveways or fire hydrants.  Carpool if possible.
  • RSVP is a must [space is limited, no exception] – deadline to pay your entry fee is Monday 22/01!
  • Fee paid in advance is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • Sign up sheet is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • NO CHILDREN, no exception – must be 21 or over.

Some important tips:

  • although the term “potluck” suggests a random assortment of dishes, the idea is to focus on Belgian (style) food
  • bring your dish ready-to-eat in a to-go container; we are in a Club House with no kitchen
  • bring a serving dish and serving utensils; again: we are in a Club House …
  • label your dish(es) if they cannot be traced back to you
  • all those who are gluten intolerant, food allergenic, vegans or have any kind dietary challenge(s) are requested to bring their own food to avoid any mishaps.
  • Party guests are expected to help with the clean up …

Potluck

 

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the first Belgian THIRSTday of 2018 | 1/4/2018


Let’s celebrate the New Year at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead!  A good occasion to meet new and old beATLes from 7 pm for a sip or some nibble … or both!

Please courtesy RSVP … even if not coming!

Logistics

  • When – Thursday January 4th, 2018 –  from 7 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

 

New Year with BACoS | 1/19/2018


Join the Belgian American Chamber of the South for its annual New Year Celebration.  Enjoy delicious Belgian beverages, tasty hors d’oeuvre and great networking opportunities.   And don’t miss the chance to win a Tintin Comic Strip!

Logistics

  • When – Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6 pm.
  • Where – the Lawyers Club of Atlanta | 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking – Parking is available in the Promenade Parking Garage located next to the building. Parking passes will be validated.
  • Admission Fees :
    • Members: Free
    • Non-members – 30 and under: $15
    • Non-members: $20
  • Registration

Belgian THIRSTday | 12/7/2017


The last venture of the year … Discover or re-discover this gem.  To access the premises, you will need to find the hidden door …  The hint is in the picture!

logistics

  • When: Thursday December 7th, 2017 from 7 pm
  • Where:
  • Parking: ample free parking within the shopping complex
  • Curtesy RSVP even if not coming …

 

Women’s Series | 12/07/2017


Laleh Sharifi, Partner and Business Immigration Practice Group Leader of Smith Gambrell & Russell, will tell you how U.S. immigration policies impact you, your business and family. It is not simply a hot political issue to debate.

From compliance issues, internship and work visas to green cards and dual-citizenship, she will cover the current topics that affect our personal and business lives, and discuss the future of U.S. immigration.   Laleh Sharifi, will also be available to answer your questions.

The Women’s Series is a collaborative initiative of the French, Netherlands, German and Belgian American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council.  Started in January 2014, the Women’s Series holds quarterly business events for professional women of the Atlanta international community. The goal of the Women’s Series is to bring educational and stimulating content to our attendees, while facilitating professional opportunities and networking among peers.

LOGISTICS

  • When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: Promenade II, 1230 Peachtree St NE, Suite 3100, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking: parking lot at location – Parking will be validated.
  • Event fees:
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, GACC & BABC : $20
    • Students (bring your Student ID): $20
    • Non members: $35
  • Registration is a must

Saint Nicolas/Sinterklaas | 12/2/2017


Saint Nicolas/Sinterklaas is coming on Saturday December 2nd at 10 am.   The Legend will have bags full of presents of all kinds (provided by you, dear parents) and goody bags.   Polish your shoes,  prepare some carrots and  and practice those songs!

Join the Big ‘Molenwiek’ Saint Nicholas Celebration for all Belgian – French & Flemish speaking – children in the Atlanta area.

Please read carefully all the logistic infos!!!  Presents, check and registration form are a must!

Logistics

  • When: Saturday December 2nd from 10 am until 12.30 pm
  • Where: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
  • Parking: behind the Church and the entrance is on the left side of the playground.
  • Presents [not more than $15/present/child]: must be dropped in advance [see locations days and times below]. Bring a wrapped present for your child(ren) clearly marked with their full name(s).
  • Registration sheet [write on a piece of paper in block letters 1/ the details of the person in charge in your family with email address  and 2/the first and last names of each person in your party] + payment [checks payable to de Molenwiek] must accompany all presents with at the latest with the name(s) of your child(ren) and including all adults attending the party.
  • Cost – to be paid by check to De Molenwiek at drop off of presents
    • $5 per child
    • kids aged 2 and under are free but must be registered.
    • $10 per adult, including grand-parents
  • Presents Drop off locations:
    • Friday November 17 between 9am and 12pm at st. Davids Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd., Roswell, GA 30076 [school is located backside of the Church]
    • All other days at the front porch of de Molenwiek, 1007 Applegate Dr., Roswell, GA 30076
  • More infodemolenwiek@hotmail.com
  • Organizers: De Molenwiek, beATL & Atlanta Holland Club

Belgian THIRSTday | 11/02/2017


Let’s have our drinks at The Pub Perimeter where those ladies wear beautiful kilts!  Meet us from 7 pm around the bar area to catch up and chat chat chat!

The British-style bar is absolutely gorgeous, will all the bling-bling a traditional pub has to offer (except the typical smell) and friendliest staff I have ever encountered. They have a good selection of beers including the minimum beATL requirement of 8 Belgian ones.  And tease your palate with some brilliant food … Well it’s not Belgian…. Please take the time to RSVP

Logistics

  • When – Thursday November 2nd, 2017 from 7 pm
  • Where – The Pub Perimeter | 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346
  • Parking – ample free parking
  • RSVP – a simple yea or a nay would be so appreciated!

beATL is your friend


beATL is your companion, your friend.  beATL is your guide to all Belgian-related events in and around Atlanta.

But beATL is also you.  You and your family.  You and your Belgian friends.  So if you would like to do something with your fellow compatriots, just send me the logistical info, and beATL will publish it for you and handle the RSVPs.  It can be anything and it doesn’t necessarily mean a lot of work:  just grab an idea from all the events around you and make the call …

Here is  an example: you want to bring your family to the fabulous display of Christmas Lights at the Botanical Garden in Atlanta in December (could be January too) …  Why not team up with other Belgian families who would probably want to do the same … Pick a date and time and let beATL make the announcements for you … Every single family will purchase their tickets in advance (or at the ticket window on the day) so you don’t have to deal with money … Just be at the meeting point to welcome your peers, and enjoy the lights!  How simple is that??

Here are some simple ideas for families: walk with or without picnic, a movie night, a haunted house, a day at Six Flags, peek at the zoo, fun at Snow Mountain, Atlanta streetcar … And for adults: a Segway tour, a visit to the Center of Civil and Human Rights, bond with a mummy, Atlanta Movie Tour, drive a Porsche, dance lessons, bowling…

Or course, you could also organize a wine tasting evening, a themed party, an automobile rally, a treasure hunt, a canoe trip,… which all require a little bit more organization but ask a friend to help you and it will be all fun for all!

What are you waiting for???   Contact beATL and let’s schedule something and have an exciting beATL-Time!

 

Young Professionals networking drinks | 10/24/2017


Mix and mingle with Young Professionals peers of the German, Belgian, British, Swedish, Finnish and Dutch business community for this first joint networking drinks, organized by our local chambers of commerce – including our own.  This is a great opportunity to expand your network… that is if you are under 40 years old!  You will also get a guided tour of Orpheus Brewery’s 16,000 square foot facility!  Don’t forget to register!

LOGISTICS

  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 rom 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheus Brewery | 440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • Event Fee: $10 (one beer & guided tour included)
  • Hosts: The Netherlands, German, Finnish, Swedish and Belgian  American Chambers of Commerce & the British American Business Council
  • Registration is a must.

Luzia | 11/16/2017


beATL goes to Luzia, the latest Cirque du Soleil’s adventure. We have a group reservation for 25 persons, at a discounted price, for Thursday November 16th at 8 pm.  This is an event for the whole family [and friends]! Registrations – with payment – will be first come, first serve.

Interested?  Email us with us and we will contact you to arrange for the payment.  Registrations are only valid if your payment is received before the deadline of October 15th.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday November 16th, 2017 at 8 pm – Meeting Point and time will be confirmed to attendees.
  • Where: Atlantic Station | 241, 20th St, Atlanta, GA 30363
  • Price (price level 2):
    • Adults: $60
    • Children <12: $50
    • Seniors 65+: $55
  • Deadline for registration and payment is Sunday October 15.