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June Dinner – Dr. Charles Powell CMG

Dear Navy League member/friend,

Our next dinner will be on Thursday June 16th at 20h00 in the Intercontinental Hotel.

We are delighted to invite to our podium: Dr. Charles Powell CMG,  Director, Real Instituto ElcanoHe will speak on ” La Guerra de Ucrania y la Cumbre de la OTAN en Madrid”More details are in the dinner announcement which is below. 

If you wish to attend please RSVP to by Monday June 13th.

Looking forward to seeing you at the dinner!

May Dinner – Almirante General Antonio Martorell Lacave

Our next Navy League dinner will be on Wednesday May 4th at 20h00 in the Intercontinental Hotel.

We are delighted to invite to our podium: Almirante General Antonio Martorell Lacave, Almirante General Jefe de Estado Mayor de la Armada.

He will speak on “Las Sistemas que necesitará la Armada en el futuro”

More details are in the dinner announcement which is below. 

If you wish to attend please RSVP to by Friday April 29th.

Looking forward to seeing you at the dinner,

Navy League of the United States Helping Ukrainians

Dear Navy League member/friend,

We don’t normally post messages not related to our dinners/events but, as mentioned at our dinner on Tuesday, the European Navy League Councils are active in assisting Ukrainian refugees. 

The bulletin below provides information on what is being done and how you can assist:


All the European Councils of the United States Navy League are now working together to provide assistance to Ukraine. The current Europe Presidency is located in Romania (that shares a border with Ukraine and Moldova). All assistance is being coordinated by the European Region and Romanian Council President, Teodor Patrichi, who is collecting money through their NGO, Asociatia Navala, which is registered as an official commerce registrant. Please consider giving. 

To date, the Council has provided:

– customised packs with food rations

– clothing and supplies for children

– transport to cities in Romania 

– updated information on safe passage corridors 

– coordination with families that provide rooms as opposed to staying in refugee centres

– actual on-site updated news

-identifying lost children, saving pets

Funding is urgently needed as the refugee crisis worsens. 


Purpose:   Aid for Ukr Refugees

Asociatia Naval (the Romanian Council’s registered NGO)


Swift : BTRLRO22

Bank : Transilvania Bank

Thank you for your support,

Laila Volpe

President Rome Italy Council

Navy League of the United States

Part of the shipment of 600kg of bread which the Romanian Council sent to the Ukraine. 

Please feel free to donate to the Romanian Council using the bank account details above.

If you would like to contact the Romanian Council about this you can email

Also, another Navy League colleague has recommended this foundation in Poland which takes care of pets (and their owners) from the Ukraine.

Fundacja ZŁap Dom

Ul. Wrzeciono 11 m 7

01-951 Warszawa


IBAN: PL 14175000120000000034954674


March Dinner – Mr. Conrad Tribble

We are delighted to invite to our podium:

Mr. Conrad Tribble, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the US Embassy in Spain and Andorra
who will speak on:
“US Strategic View”
More details are in the dinner announcement which is below.
If you wish to attend please RSVP to by Friday March 25th.
We wish to advise our members and corporate sponsors that notification for membership dues for the 2022 financial year (pro rated to reflect the absence of two months of activity in January and February) will be sent out later this month.
Looking forward to seeing you at our first dinner in 2022!

December Dinner – Almirante General Antonio Martorell Lacave

Dear Navy League member/friend,

Our next dinner meeting will be at 8pm on Wednesday December 15th in the Intercontinental Hotel.

We are delighted to invite to our podium:

Almirante General Antonio Martorell Lacave


who will speak on:

“Los sistemas que necesitará la Armada del futuro”

More details are in the dinner announcement which is here.

If you wish to attend please RSVP to by Monday December 13th.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

October Dinner – Sr. D. Ricardo Domínguez García-Baquero

Dear Navy League member/friend,

We are pleased to announce that at our next dinner in the Intercontinental Hotel on Wednesday October 20th at 20h00 the speaker will be:

Sr. D. Ricardo Domínguez García-Baquero, Presidente de Navantia. S.A., S.M.E.

“La Singladura 5.0”

Please RSVP to by Monday October 18th.

More details are in this flyer:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

September Dinner – Vicealmirante Manuel Antonio Martínez Ruíz

We are pleased to announce that at our dinner on Wednesday September 15th the speaker will be:

Vicealmirante Manuel Antonio Martínez Ruíz

Director de Ingenieria y Construcciones Navales de la Jefatura de Apoyo Logistico

who will speak on:

“Los Ingenieros de la Armada y La Construcción Naval Militar. 250 Años de Innovación Tecnólogica en la Mar”
Note that the dinner will take place in:

Cámara de Oficiales, Armada Española

This is a temporary venue for us while we find a new permanent home. A map showing the location is included in the attached dinner announcement. If you wish to use the parking at the venue please provide your car´s matrícula when RSVPing.

Please RSVP to by Monday September 13th.

Apologies to the various people who have contacted us about the dinner in the last few days. I have not been able to respond to you personally. However, there has been a lot of work involved in setting up the dinner given that it is an entirely new location for us which has meant that this announcement has been sent out later than usual.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 15th!

*Amendment post dinner meeting*. Here is Vicealmirante Martínez Ruíz´s presentation which unfortunately he wasn´t able to show at the dinner meeting: 

Observing Veterans´Day – November 11th 2020

This year, Veterans´ Day will occur amidst a heated political environment and a dramatic Presidential election. As our nation seeks to emerge from this bitterly contentious period into a new and better future, perhaps we should take a moment next Wednesday to break away from the news coverage and reflect on all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for the promise of America. The boys who died on the beaches of Normandy and Guadalcanal gave their lives that democracy might live on. The men who fought in the jungles of Vietnam did so that freedom would not be crushed beneath an iron curtain. The men and women who patrolled the hills of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq faced fear and danger so that their fellow Americans could remain safe and secure back home. These patriots, and those like them across the last two hundred years of American history, held vastly differing political beliefs, ethnicities, religious practices, and they came from every different corner of this country. But they were all Americans. They all believed in America. This Veterans Day, let’s honor their sacrifice by attempting to put the good of the country before all else. 

Navy League Leg. Affairs Weekly Roundup November 6th, 2020

A Brief History of Veterans´ Day

Veterans´ Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans´ service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.


AGM – 24th June 2020

On Wednesday June 24th the US Navy League Madrid Council hosted its first ever virtual AGM. The AGM is normally held in conjunction with a dinner but given current restrictions it was decided to hold the event online.

A range of individual and corporate members attended and Robert Davis was elected as our new President. The Madrid Council congratulates Bob on his appointment and also wishes to offer many thanks to Carlos for all of the work he has done during his two year term as President. Carlos now becomes Immediate Past President. The full list of board members will be published on this site once the board has met and appointed advisors.

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