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Jun
16
Sat
2018
Act fast: Guided tour on board USS Mount Whitney at Kieler Woche. Registration ONLY TODAY @ Marinestützpunkt Kiel, Hauptwache
Jun 16 @ 9:20 am – 11:45 am
USS Mount Whitney. Source: Wikipedia

We are pleased to invite you to a guided tour on the USS Mount Whitney on June 16 at 9:20 am in Kiel.

REGISTRATION NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE 5:30 TODAY, JUNE 13TH! 

Usually stationed in Gaeta, Italy, the flagship of the United States Sixth Fleet pays Kiel a visit during the annual Kieler Woche on its way back to Italy from the annual Baltops maneuver.

All participants are expected at the Hauptwache of the Marinestützpunkt in Kiel (Kiellinie 249, 24106 Kiel) until 9:20 am on June 16 and must bring their ID/Passports with them. The tour will start at 10 am.

Register simply by eMail to assistant@americanclub.de stating your name(s), nationality, date of birth, ID/Ausweisnummer as well as your cell phone number. This is an absolute necessity, without these details, no access will be granted.

We are happy to announce that there won’t be a participation fee for this event.

Please note that registrations won’t be possible after 5:30 pm today and can only be confirmed if all above mentioned information was provided.
We are sorry that this invitation comes on such short notice and hope that some of you are interested in joining the tour!

As usual spaces are limited.

Jul
8
Sun
2018
Celebrate the Independence Day with us! Join us for a Family Party on July 8th! @ Hard Rock Café Hamburg
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Source: Hard Rock Café

We are pleased to invite you to our next event The American Club’s Independence Day commemoration of the 242nd anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.

This year, Club Members, friends and family will celebrate exclusively at one of Hamburg’s most beautiful locations on the Elbe—the rooftop terrace of the Hard Rock Café overlooking the harbor! American style food (mini burgers, chicken wings and tupelos, brownies) and 3 drinks (draft beer, soft drinks) will be included in your entrance price.

Simply register by sending an email, stating your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 25 € for Members / 35 € for non-members (children to the age of 15 pay their age in €) to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Space is limited, so please register early. Please indicate if you would like a vegetarian or vegan meal, and if you have any food allergies.

Cancellations will be accepted until five business days prior to the event, no-shows will be invoiced.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Trump and the Midterms: Dinner Speech with Dr. Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel) @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dr. Christoph von Marschall (Source: Der Tagesspiegel)

The US Midterm elections are less than two months away, and are surely to be the most closely watched of its kind in living history. Democrats are hoping for a “blue wave,” while Republicans are looking to hold on to the majorities they enjoy in the Senate and House of Representatives. What are the implications of either outcome, and how are the major races polling?  Will President Trump and his party’s majority be vindicated for their first two years of policies, or is there change in the air?

Dr. Christoph von Marschall will address these question and others with his speech titled Trump and the Midterms. Since 1991, our speaker has been reporting for Der Tagesspiegel, currently as Diplomatic Correspondent, and served many years as the lone German newspaper correspondent in the White House Press Corps. He is the author of several books, including: Barack Obama. Der schwarze Kennedy, Michelle Obama. Ein amerikanischer Traum, and most recently Wir verstehen die Welt nicht mehr: Deutschlands Entfremdung von seinen Freunden. He also writes for Cicero and The Atlantic Times.

You find out more about Mr. von Marschall here.

His speech in English will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register please by using the registration link to Eventbrite.

Note to MEMBERS: You can also follow the invitation email you have received and register by email and bank-transfer. Members can avoid the Eventbrite-Fees that way.

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Nov
1
Thu
2018
The US Midterm Elections: Implications for Trump and Merkel @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Robin Alexander. Quelle: Die Welt.

The US Midterm elections are rapidly approaching, and people all around the globe are following the daily developments in Washington, including the suspenseful Supreme Court Nomination process. Democrats are hoping to break the Republicans’ monopoly on power, while Republicans are going all out to maintain the majorities they enjoy in both chambers of Congress. Meanwhile, in Germany, the ruling coalition is showing signs of cracks. Will the US elections influence the stability of the seemingly fragile grand coalition? How will they affect the Germany Landtagswahlen, and what will be the longer term impact on the German-American relationship?

Robin Alexander will address these topics five days before Americans head to the polls in a speech titled The US Midterm Elections: Implications for Trump and Merkel.

Mr. Alexander was the founding editor of Vanity Fair in Germany, and in 2008 became a journalist for Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag. He appears regularly on TV talk shows hosted by Anne Will, Sandra Maischberger and Maybrit Illner, due to his high level of expertise on national politics and topics relating to Chancellor Merkel. His book “Die Getriebenen — Merkel und die Flüchtlingspolitik: Report aus dem Innern der Macht” reached the top of the Spiegel bestseller list last year.

You can find a “taste sample” here – “Die Entfremdung von Europa begann schon vor Trump” von Robin Alexander.

The speech will be in English and accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register simply by sending us an email with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

NEW SERVICE: You may as well register through the ticket link using Eventbrite – then you do not need to transfer the payment or register by mail, which may make it a little easier for you. Bear in mind that Eventbrite charges ticket fees though. 

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Nov
22
Thu
2018
The American Club´s tradtional Thanksgiving Dinner @ Park Hyatt Hamburg, Apples Restaurant
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our traditional feast on Thanksgiving – our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Apples restaurant at Park Hyatt Hamburg, reserved exclusively for our Club and our guests. Make sure to come casual – Thanksgiving is a family event!

Attendees will enjoy an exquisite, savory experience, treated to all the fine traditional holiday servings, such as mouth-watering turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, apple pie, fine wines and other specialties from the chef.

Please register fast, this event traditionally fills up rather quick!

Register simply by sending an email to assistant@americanclub.de stating your name(s) and kindly transferring payment of 55 € for members / 75 € for non-members / 25€ for children under 15 to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
BIC: DRESDEFF200

Be sure to sign up early as space is limited! Cancellations will be accepted until two days prior to the event. No-shows will be invoiced.

Jan
29
Tue
2019
New Years Reception at the US Consulate – the “Little White House at the Alster” @ US Consulate Hamburg
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
US Consulate Hamburg. Source: Mopo.de

A dear Tradition is coming up: The American Club of Hamburg is hosting it´s New Years Reception at the US Consulate in Hamburg, affectionately known as the Little White House on the Alster.

U.S. Consul General Richard T. Yoneoka will be our dear host andU.S. Consul General Richard T. Yoneoka

We look forward to a nice evening with our members and friends!

A photo ID is required for entrance, and mobile phones must be switched off.

Space is limited, so please book your place early.

Happy Holidays and looking forward to greeting you in the New Year!

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Dinner Speech With Tagesthemen’s Ingo Zamperoni At The US Consulate @ US Consulate General, Hamburg
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club speech with Ingo Zamperoni at the U.S. Consulate General, affectionately known as the Little White House on the Alster, with its gracious host, U.S. Consul General Richard T. Yoneoka.

The reception doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will wrap up around 9:30 p.m. The title of the speech is “The Trump Administration, Halftime Report” A flying buffet with fine wine and selected drinks will be served.

Ingo began his career as a producer in the ARD studio in Washington, after competing law, history and American studies in Constance, Berlin and Boston. In 2014 he became the ARD correspondent in Washington, where he met and married his American wife, Jennifer. They moved to Hamburg in 2016, where he anchors the nightly Tagesthemen program. He has written a pair of books on American political themes during the last two years, titled FREMDES LAND AMERIKA and ANDERLAND, which he will gladly sign if you’d like to bring along a copy.

A photo ID is required for entrance, and mobile phones must be switched off.
Space is limited, so please book your place early for a night not to be missed!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

May
11
Sat
2019
Visit The Eagle With Us! @ Kiel Harbor
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to a tour of the Eagle during its upcoming visit to Kiel on the 10th of May 2019, as part of an annual deployment with cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy. The primary mission is training the cadets and officer candidates, but the ship also performs a public relations role for the Coast Guard and the United States including calls at foreign ports as a goodwill ambassador. The US Consulate General in Hamburg has arranged this unique tour for The American Club members and guests. The exact boarding location and details about the program will be sent to registrants closer to the event.

The ticket price is 10 EUR for Members and 15 EUR (plus fee) for Guests. There is no ticket fee for Members of the Club. Also it is not required to provide an eMail-address for the registration.

You can register and buy your tickets here.


About the Eagle: The ship was built as the German ship “Horst Wessel” in 1936; it served to train German sailors in sail techniques until decommissioned at the start of World War II. The vessel had anti-aircraft armament installed and re-commissioned in 1942, serving for Germany. At the end of the war, Horst Wessel was taken by the U.S. as part of war reparations. Its sister ship, the Gorch Fock is the German Navy’s Sail Training Ship today.

Find out more about the ship here.

Important: We will know the exact dock of the ship briefly before the event only, for security reasons.

May
21
Tue
2019
The wonderful world of Tea with Jochen Spethmann, CEO Meßmer Tea @ Meßmer MOMENTUM
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to a special eveming with Mr. Jochen Spethmann, the CEO of Meßmer Tea.

Mr. Spethmann has led the success of the 4th generation family business with its top-selling tea brands, such as Meßmer and MILFORD. He began his career in London, spent 4 yeas in the USA, before returning to Germany to join the family holding company. They employ over a thousand people in Europe, and gross nearly a half-billion Euro. Jochen is a member of The American Club, and has generously offered his time and support in sharing his story about theWonderful World of Tea with our Club members and guests, accompanied with some fine wine and finger food.

Tickets are 20 EUR for Members of the Club and 30 EUR plus Fees for Guests (we cover the Eventbrite-Fees for our Members). You can register and buy your tickets here.

You can read something about the true tea lover here: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article210369265/Kaffee-habe-ich-seit-15-Jahren-nicht-getrunken.html

Here comes the event agenda, for those of you who want to know it all:

18.30 Uhr Eintreffen, Welcome Drink – alkoholfreier kleiner Teecocktail Kalahari ( Rooibos-Bassis) 19.00 Uhr Begrüßungs-Worte von Ihnen und Herrn Jochen Spethmann

19.10 Uhr Platznehmen an 6er Tisch, „Kleiner Abend-Snacks“.

19.30-
19.50 Uhr „Keynote Speech“ – Jochen Spethmann

19.50 – 20 Uhr Frage – Antwort – Runde

20-21 Uhr Get together – Ausklang

ab 21 Uhr Verabschiedung der Gäste mit kleinem Goodie Bag vom Meßmer MOMENTUM

Jun
12
Wed
2019
Floating Stammtisch on Germanys oldest steamer “St. Georg” @ Alsterdampfer "St. Georg"
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are pleased to invite you to our annual floating Stammtisch aboard the chartered St. Georg, the oldest operating steamship (built in 1876) in Germany! The boat will leave punctually, so please arrive early.

You can find out more about the beautiful ship here.

Enjoy Hamburg from one of its most beautiful perspectives, the Alster Lake, its noble mansions, scenic canals. Sit back and relax, engage in interesting conversation, while dining on catered finger food, wine and other beverages. Fun for the whole family!

Please make sure to register via the provided link – we do not accept cash payments at the event any longer.