Postponement of our March Dinner Meeting

It is with regret that we announce the postponement of the dinner with Major General Antonio Planells Palau.
 
There are many reasons for this. Although our dinners are well under levels at which Sanidad recommends that events be cancelled everyone wants to be cautious anyway and many people who would normally attend our dinner would prefer not to this time. 
 
In addition, several of our corporate sponsors have imposed restrictions on their personnel regarding the types of event they can attend and would be unable to attend even if they wished too.
 
Consequently, it was felt that the best course of action was to postpone this dinner until a time when people would not feel so restricted.
 
Please note that this is a postponement not a cancellation. We are looking at possible slots later this year when we can schedule this dinner so as to maintain our normal number of dinner meetings per year. Obviously, the whole situation regarding COVID-19 needs to clearer before we can confirm any dates.
 
Hoping that all of you are keeping well……

March Dinner – Major General Antonio Planells Palau

Dear Navy League member/friend,

Our next dinner will take place on Thursday March 19th at 8pm in the Hotel Miguel Ángel which is located at Calle Miguel Ángel 29 and is very close to the Intercontinental Hotel.
 
Please note the change of venue. The Hotel Miguel Ángel will be our venue for events for the rest of the year.
 
We are delighted to welcome to our podium Major General Antonio Planells Palau, Commandant Spanish Marine Corps (COMGEIM).  He will speak on The Spanish Marine Corps in the 21st Century: “Devoted to our Roots”.
 
More details are in the flyer which is here: March 2020 NL dinner announcement
 
All people wishing to attend should RSVP by Monday March 16th to rsvp@nlmadrid.org
 
Looking forward to seeing you there!

February Dinner – Sr. D. Guillermo Alcantara

Dear Navy League member/friend,

Our next dinner meeting takes place on Thursday February 20th at 8pm in the Intercontinental Hotel.

We are delighted to welcome to our podium Sr. D. Guillermo Alcantara He will speak on “A Tribute to the Veterans. The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge”

This dinner will also celebrate the memory of George Mahl, a long-time member of the US Navy League – Madrid Council who passed away in January. George was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.

More details are in the attached flyer which is here: February 2020 NL dinner announcement v2

All people wishing to attend should RSVP by Monday February 17th to rsvp@nlmadrid.org

Looking forward to seeing you there!

January Dinner – Alm. Santiago R. González Gómez, Dirección General de Armamento y Material (DIGAM)

Dear Navy League member/friend,

I hope you have had a good start to 2020!
 
Our next dinner meeting takes place on Thursday January 23rd at 8pm in the Intercontinental Hotel.
 
We are delighted to welcome to our podium Almirante Santiago R. González Gómez – Dirección General de Armamento y Material (DIGAM) He will speak on “Spain, a Possible Gateway for American Industry Co-operation in EDF (European Defence Fund)”

 
More details are in the flyer that is here: January 2020 NL dinner announcement
 
All people wishing to attend should RSVP by Monday January 20th to rsvp@nlmadrid.org
 
Looking forward to seeing you there!

A Christmas Message from your Navy League Council President

Carlos Photo

Dear members and friends,

We have had a very busy year at our Navy League Madrid Council, with extraordinary guest speakers at each of our eight dinners. We came back to the US Embassy for our May Cocktail and also to Menorca for celebrating our traditional memorial events at Ciudadela and Mahon.

On July we were also at the Spanish Naval Academy in Marin, where we awarded the Cadet of the Year and as every year we sponsored for him a trip to the US, where he was hosted by the Navy League Councils in Annapolis and Boston.

In September the Madrid Council Board of Directors and the Presidents of the other Councils in Spain (Barcelona, Levante, Menorca and Rota) had the immense honor to participate in an audience at the Royal Palace in Madrid with King Philippe VI. This represents an unforgettable event and a historical milestone for the US Navy League in Spain

We also enjoyed a very special Gala Ball, with a remarkable recognition to Enrique Mora for his long standing valuable contributions to our Council objectives.

I would like to thank to all our Sponsors and Members for their support to the Madrid Council. Without them we would not be able to fulfill our objectives and support the men and women of the Sea Services in the US and Spain.

Like every year, we are not having a dinner in December. We will have our next dinner on January 23rd, when the Spanish Armament Director Admiral Santiago González will be our guest speaker. I am sure that all of us will be looking forward to listen to his speech.

As we celebrate Christmas, please remember to give thanks to all the men and women of our armed forces and very especially to those who may not be able to celebrate with family and friends.

Along with the Board of Directors, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

Sincerely,

Carlos Suárez

November Dinner – Benjamin G. Ziff, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy

Dear Navy League member/friend,

Our next dinner meeting takes place on Thursday November 21st at 8pm in the Intercontinental Hotel.
 
We are delighted to welcome to our podium Sr. D. Benjamin G. Ziff, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Madrid. He will speak on “US Strategic View”

 
More details are in the flyer which is here: November 2019 NL dinner announcement
 
All people wishing to attend should RSVP by Monday November 18th to rsvp@nlmadrid.org
 
Looking forward to seeing you there!!