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About nlmadrid

This is one of the most active US Navy League chapters outside of the US. The USNL Madrid Council receives broad support from Spain's defence community. It focuses on uniting US and Spanish defence communities to support and advance continued strong bi-lateral co-operation and relations between the two nations and their maritime services. It holds regular events with speakers from the worlds of business, defence, diplomacy and politics. More details are at www.nlmadrid.org

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!!

September Dinner – Sr. D. Miguel Ángel Panduro Panadero

Dear Navy League member/friend,

Our next dinner meeting takes place on TUESDAY September 24th at 8pm in the Intercontinental Hotel. Note the change of day to a Tuesday – this is to avoid a clash with the Spanish Navy´s Awards Ceremony.
 
We are delighted to welcome to our podium Sr. D. Miguel Ángel Panduro Panadero, Chief Executive Officer, HISDESAT S.A. He will speak on “Space: A New Landscape for Operational, Technical and Industrial Co-operation”

 
More details are in the flyer that is here: September 2019 NL dinner announcement.
 
All people wishing to attend should RSVP by Friday September 20th to rsvp@nlmadrid.org
 
Looking forward to seeing you there!

July Dinner – Admiral Juan Rodríguez Garat, SPN

Dear Navy League member/friend,

Our next dinner meeting takes place on Thursday July 18th at 8pm in the Intercontinental Hotel. 

As is traditional in July, this dinner is our Marin Night where we celebrate Spain´s Escuela Naval Militar and This Year´s Top Cadet.
 
Please also note that the dress code for this event is: summer informal.

We are delighted to welcome to our podium Admiral Juan Rodríguez Garat SPN. He will speak on “Spain and the Armada, Proud Past and Promising Future“. More details are in the flyer here: July 2019 NL dinner announcement.
All people wishing to attend should RSVP to rsvp@nlmadrid.org by Monday July 15th.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!