Author: Patricia Kalmeijer

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BACOS – 5th Anniversary Reception | 10/04/2018


Join BACOS for its 5th anniversary at the Westside Warehouse where Jean-Christophe Tellier, CEO of UCB, will be the Guest Speaker.  This night of celebration along with delicious Belgian beers and tasty hors d’oeuvres from Thao will take place on Thursday, October 4, from 7pm to 9:30pm

Discounted entry fee for beATL members ($15 instead of $30 | get your code here)…. With every ticket you’ll get a chance to win 10×2 tickets for a ATL United Game! Additional ATL United Raffle Tickets will be on sale during the reception.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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Hurricane Florence – help


Hurricane Florence is forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast on Friday, especially for the Carolinas but also the Virginia…

Loads of people are currently fleeing the disaster to come and looking for a safe place to stay.  Some are your fellow Belgian citizens ….  If you are willing to open your house for those in need of a shelter, please contact the General Consulate of Atlanta.  Here is their emergency number outside their opening hours: +1 404 271 96 69.

For more info about the hurricanes, visit https://www.noaa.gov.

19th Women’s Series | 09/20/2018


A panel of  3 powerful women [Anne Marie Colombo, CISSP, Cybersecurity Solution Advisor, SAP + Cynthia Curry, Director of IoT, Metro Atlanta Chamber + DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo, Research Faculty Member, Georgia Institute of Technology] will discuss cyber security risks that could affect all of our lives while also providing insight on how to manage some of those risks.

The Women’s Series is a collaborative initiative of the FrenchNetherlandsGerman and Belgian American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council and the Japan-American Society of Georgia.
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, September 20 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: 191 Peachtree Street N.E. – Suite 3400, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Event Fees:
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, GACC, BABC & JASG: $20
    • Students (bring your Student ID): $20
    • Non members: $35
  • REGISTER HERE ONLINE

The King Center’s Beloved Community International Expo | 8/25/2018


Travel around the world without leaving Atlanta during the Beloved Community International Expo on Saturday, August 25th at The King Center.

Open to all ages and free to attend, the expo will celebrate diverse cultures with music, dance and costumes from around the world! In collaboration with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, local consul generals and other key partners, the Expo will transform The King Center campus and adjacent streets into our world house. Representatives from all 7 continents will provide educational and entertaining experiences reflecting their culture, religion, language, education and much more.

There will also be prizes, refreshments and a kids-zone hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park from 11am-5pm.

As an added bonus, there will be an open house at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.

Logistics

  • When: Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11 am – 7 pm
  • Where: The King Center | 449 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA
  • Registration is a must.

Belgian THIRSTday – World Cup After Party | 08/02/2018


They already had a big party in Brussels, but Atlanta will also celebrate!  beATL’s next THIRSTday – August 2nd, from 7 pm – will be exceptionally rebranded as the “World Cup After Party”!  For the first time in history, our Red Devils became 3rd in a World Cup and we want to thank them you for:

  • Coming back from 0-2 against Japan
  • Defeating Brazil
  • Defeating England…. Twice!
  • Giving us such nice soccer and suspense (maybe a little too much suspense?)
  • Uniting the Belgians and making us proud to be Belgian

Where is the party? Waar is da feestje? Où est la fête?  At Fado Buckhead of course! The place where we watched all the games!   As a thank you for being their favorite World Cup fans, Fado is offering free snacks, a $5.00 Duvel special and 20% off the food tab.

Let’s meet at Fado Buckhead one more time and celebrate our historic 3rd place win. Feel free to wear your colors! Let’s celebrate! We are Belgium!

Please RSVP as Fado needs to know the headcount for the snack platters.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday August 2nd, 2018
  • Where: Fado Buckhead [rooftop] | 273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Dress code: Wear your soccer shirts or the Belgian colors and bring your Red Devil attribute
  • 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.

 

Summer After Work Networking Drink | 08/16/2018


The Belgian, Netherlands and Swedish American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council of Georgia are partnering again this summer to invite you to their Summer After Work Networking Drink.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: Gordon Biersch Buckhead | 3242 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Parking: ample parking at location
  • Event Fee: $10 including one drink ticket
  • Registration

21st of July Celebration | 07/22/2018


2016-03-03 - PCM (1)We have only one National Day so join beATL for a lovely afternoon at the beach with your fellow compatriots on Sunday July 22nd from 12 to 6 pm.

beATLe Diane has reserved a covered pavilion at the Atlanta Yacht Club where we will have our National PicNic, rain or shine!    There will be fun for the whole fam:  you can hit the waves, play in the sand, compete in a game of volleyball or petanque, go kayaking or simply relax.

Please read carefully the Logistics, especially the waiver … and be courteous: use our RSVP system even if you are not joining us…  If you didn’t get a RSVP invitation via email through Whoozin, contact me so I can add you to our emailing/RSVP list.

LOGISTICS

WAIVER: beATL and the Atlanta Yacht Club will not be responsible for in any and all activities associated with the event.  Your family and guests are your sole responsibility and your participation is voluntary.  So no claim for any injury, accident, illness, loss, liability, damage, claim or cost, including actual attorney fees and costs that may arise from or in any way be in connection with the activities of beATL’s and the use of the property and facilities of Atlanta Yacht Club.  There is no lifeguard on duty!

  • When: Sunday July 22nd from 12 to 6 pm – gates won’t open before 12 pm!  Drive slowly towards the gates for access.
  • Where:  Atlanta Yacht Club  | 7120 Yacht Club Dr, Acworth, GA 30102 – Directions.  Be aware of road works populating I-75…
  • Parking: Parking is available on the grass around and in front of the Club House.  Park sensibly to leave enough space for others and do not block any boats!  For your convenience, you can drop off your material and attributes at the pavilion upon arrival.
  • RSVP is a must – only for beATL members.

What to bring (list is not exhaustive):

  • picnic basket to feed your family and guests … food, snacks, cups and plates, silverware, utensils, if needed, napkins, paper towels,…
  • cooler with an assortment of kid-friendly and adult beverages and plenty of ice.  Don’t forget water, corkscrew or bottle opener if needed!
  • if you want to use the grills, bring everything to that effect … charcoal, matches but also cleaning material!  You will be responsible to clean it after use.
  • beach games, ball (beach, volley,…), petanque, frisbee, other sports gear
  • swimming attributes including bathing suit, floaties, water air mattress, kayak, life jacket (a must if you go outside the swimming area),…
  • pail and shovel, bucket, other beach toys, book, magazine, binoculars,…
  • towels, extra clothes, flip flops …
  • beach chairs, beach umbrella  and remember hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and bug repellent.

What not to bring

Weapons of any kind, pets, motorcycles.

More to know

  • the Clubhouse has restrooms including a changing station for babies
  • if you intend to go outside the swimming area, you must wear a life jacket
  • for the sun sensitive souls, there are plenty shady spots under trees or pavilion.  The pavilion has fans and there is an additional portable one.

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Belgian DJ Netsky in ATL | 6/30/2018


Fabulous Belgian DJ Netsky – Boris Daenen – will perform at the freshly remodeled Buckhead Theater on Saturday June 30th with its primal party experience: ‘DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS‘, an immersive visual wonderland, sub-sonic D&B Sound System, awe inspiring full color laser display and a world class line-up.

 

 

Logistics

  • When: Saturday June 30th, 2018 – Doors @ 9 pm –  18 and up only
  • Where: Buckhead Theatre | 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Parking: good luck!  Don’t think about parking your wheels at the adjacent shops …
  • Tickets

General Admission-STANDING ROOM ONLY!

Release your inner animal but don’t drink and drive … and try carpooling/Ubering or Lyfting….

Stage de perfectionnement Université Laval, Québec


Il me fait plaisir de vous transmettre de l’information relative au programme de Stage de perfectionnement en enseignement du français langue étrangère (FLE), qui se déroulera à l’Université Laval. Le Stage se déroulera sur deux semaines intensives et aura lieu du 9 au 20 juillet, comportant 39 heures de formation, 6 heures de conférences et plusieurs visites culturelles et exploratoires dans la ville et la région de Québec.

Sachez qu’il y a également un concours de bourses qui sera lancé grâce au partenaire de l’Écoles de langue et l’Association Québec dans le Monde. Ces bourses (5 bourses de 1500$ CAN chacune) seront offertes à des participants au Stage. Ci-dessous l’appel de candidatures pour l’obtention d’une bourse.