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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

 

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.

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]

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.

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.