Author: Patricia Cornelis

Founder and Creator of this unique blogging experience for Belgians and Belgophiles in and around Atlanta. www.be-ATL.com

New Year’s Reception BACOS | 1/26/2019


BACoS invites to its annual New Year’s Reception!   A perfect opportunity network with the Belgian American business community in the Southeast. Belgian beverages and tasty hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Logistics

  • When: Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: The Lawyers Club of Atlanta | 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking: Promenade Parking Garage is located next to the building. Parking passes will be validated.
  • Dress code: business attire
  • Fees:
    • Members: Free
    • Non-members – 30 and under: $15
    • Non-members: $20
  • RSVP before 1/16

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Fifth Annual Belgian Potluck | 1/26/2019


beATL is excited to invite you to its FIFTH edition of its Belgian Potluck on January 26th, 2019.   Please read carefully all the below crusty information!

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 26th, 2019 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: $10 non-refundable entry fee per person, payable in advance [no money at the doors, no exception]
  • Sign up sheet is a must – details will be shared after registration via Whoozin
  • 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

 

Adventure Awaits – Happy 2019


2019 promises a lot of beATL activities so be ready for a sparkling year. Mini committees are in place to offer you various events of which our most popular Potluck coming on Saturday January 26th (details & private RSVP’s coming soon)!

Our Belgian THIRSTday has been pushed back to Thursday January 10th, 2019  at the Painted Duck [976 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318].  Join us from 7 pm for some Belgian feather bowling, other social games alongside cocktails & modern bar food!

Belgian cheers to the New Year!

 

Benelux Dinner | 12/03/2018


The Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce and the Belgian American Chamber of the South cordially invite you for a private dining experience prepared by Belgian Chef Philippe Haddad at the renowned Cape Dutch restaurant in Atlanta to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Benelux Union.

With Guests of Honor:

  • His Excellency Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • His Excellency Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Her Excellency Sylvie Lucas, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

LOGISTICS

  • When: Monday December 3, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm
  • Where: Cape Dutch 1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • Info: email julie@bacos.us for more info.
  • Dress code: Business Formal

Belgian THIRSTday | 11/1/2018


Let’s meet, drink & eat at Fado Irish Pub – MIDTOWN location!  beATL shall be waiting for you in the Velvet Room area.

Remember that our Belgian THIRSTdays are a regular on the first Thursday of the month!

LOGISTICS

  • WhenThursday, November 1st, 2018 from 7pm
  • Where: Fado Irish Pub MIDTOWN | 933 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 | (404) 260-7910
  • Parking: in the Metropolis building, they validate first 2 hours. Also parking on surface lots 2 blocks away for $ 5.00.
  • RSVP would be highly appreciated!  Not received the invitation in your mailbox?  Send an email to beATL Queen Patricia.

Women’s Series | 11/12/2018


Introduction to Art of Feminine Presence … How to get noticed and attract more of what you want for professional and personal success … That’s the topic of the next Women’s Series organized by various local Chambers of Commerce including our own Belgian Chamber.

Women in business often feel pressure to fit in with their male counterparts, feeling pressure to suppress female traits that are an integral part of any businesswomen’s arsenal for success.

Critical for the art of negotiation, team building and leadership, these natural traits and skills in women should be in the forefront of their tools for success.

The speaker, Adele Wang, will teach you how to express your natural feminine traits to get the attention you really want for more successful business and personal relationship.

LOGISTICS

  • When: Monday 12 November 2018 from 6-8 pm
  • Where: Thompson Hine | Two Alliance Center, 3560 Lenox Road NE, Suite 1600, Atlanta, Georgia 30326-4266
  • Cost: $20 Members, $35 Non-Members, $20 Students
  • Registration is a must

 

 

Family outing with beATL | 10/21/2018


Join beATL for a fun afternoon for all at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch on Sunday October 21st, 2018 @ 2pm.

Our program includes but is not limited to:

  • Having a great gathering with great people
  • Taking steps into a corn maze
  • Shoot with a corn cannon
  • Bring home some fabulous pumpkins and more

Logistics

  • When: Sunday October 21, 2018 @ 2pm
  • Cost: Pay at entrance $13,00 per person
  • Where: Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch |4520 HW 53E Dawsonville, GA 30534
  • RSVP if you’ll attend and indicate in the comment box how many in your party, including yourself.

Belgian Community Night Hawks vs. Knicks | 11/7/2018


Join beATL at the newly renovated State Farm Arena on Wednesday, November 7th for a Belgian Community Night. Watch the Atlanta Hawks take on Belgian player, Frank Ntilikina**, and the New York Knicks. Each ticket includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit that can be used at the brand new restaurants inside the arena.

You can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena through this link. I can certainly reach out to the Knicks and see if this is something Frank Ntilikina

The pre-game shoots should be around from 5:00-6:00 pm.  You would get to sit in the lower level for that time frame. After that, you can always go near the Knicks tunnel and possibly get to say hi or see Frank Ntilikina if he is over there.  beATL is working with the event coordinator to see if we could get some special beATL-time with Frank … Updates will be posted within this blogpost when available – check again later.

** Frank Ntilikina is a 6’5″ Belgian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks. He was selected by the Knicks as the eighth overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. Ntilikina plays both point guard and shooting guard positions.

Logistics

  • When: November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm [pre-game shoots around from 5:00-6:00 pm]
  • Where: State Farm Arena | 1 Philips Dr NW , Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Tickets@ $26/person for beATL members[you can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena – deadline to purchase tickets November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm]