Events

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    American International Women's Club in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - May

    For May, we will be reading and discussing Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE). This is an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crises facing our nation.

    Come join us, whether or not you read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's just around the corner from the Gare des Eaux-Vives.  Either take the new Leman Express train or trams #12 or #17. There's no easy parking (good luck on the street), but the train or tram make it easy to get to. But if using a car and a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Brasserie Bosso in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Annual General Meeting

    Annual General Meeting
    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg

    May 12, 2020
     

    Due to the mandates in Luxembourg with the Corona Virus the General Meeting originally scheduled for March 24th has been changed to May 12th. If the mandate is still in place in that people must stay home and restaurants and bars are not open, the meeting will be held online.

    The Annual General Meeting of members will be held on Tuesday, May 12th at 7 pm to consider and act upon the following matters:

    Approval of minutes of the last General Meeting
    Report from the Chair
    Treasurer’s Report
    Primary Election Results
    Plans for 2020
    New Business, Ideas and Announcements

    Every member is invited to attend the meeting in person. In the event that you will be unable to attend, you may send an e­mailed proxy, containing the following text, to DA Luxembourg Chair Natalie Bachiri before May 11th: natalie@bachiri.net
    “I, (Name) hereby designate (Name), a registered member of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg, to represent me at the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg on May 12, 2020, and to vote on my behalf on any matter on the agenda. (Date).”
  • Friday, May 15, 2020 at 08:00 AM through May 18, 2020
    MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, ON, Canada

    DPCA 2020 Global Convention

    DA Canada is looking forward to welcoming the world to Toronto for the DPCA 2020 Global Convention, May 15th – 17th.

    While details are falling into place, we wanted to share some information to help with your travel planning. We’ve also worked to secure discounts or low-cost options to make attending more affordable.

    Below you’ll find details on:

    • A discount code for flights available from 195 countries via Air Canada
    • Info for the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto $189 CAD per nt
    • Info and booking link for the University of Toronto Residences for $50 CAD / $70 CAD per nt
    • Link to form requesting a home-stay if available
    • Links to various ground transportation options available

     

    Options for planning travel to the DPCA
    2020 Global Convention in Toronto, Canada May 15th – 17th

    Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for the global convention and is offering a discount for convention attendees on Air Canada and code-share flights on the Star Alliance

    Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada.

    Air Canada’s extensive global network provides scheduled passenger service directly to 62 airports in Canada, 53 in the United States and 101 in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its Air Canada Express regional partners operate on average 1,550 scheduled flights each day. Together with its Star Alliance™ partner airlines, Air Canada offers service to 1,300 airports in 195 countries and provides reciprocal top tier frequent flyer benefits.

    There are two international airports served by Air Canada in Toronto. If you're travelling from the Northeastern US consider the Billy Bishop Airport. It's located on an island off downtown Toronto providing a much shorter transit to either housing option.

    DA Canada has secured a Promotion Code for attendees to receive a discount on Air Canada and Air Canada codeshare flights.

    • Make your reservation at www.aircanada.com
    • The Promotion Code is FFNUEDZ1
    • The travel period begins Friday, May 08, 2020 and ends Sunday, May 24, 2020.
    • Discounts apply to Air Canada 4-digit flights operated by Air Canada's regional partners and Star Alliance carriers (e.g. AC* operated by Lufthansa)
    • Discounts applicable to one-way or roundtrip itineraries only. Open-jaw, circle trip, multi-city, and interline itineraries are not eligible.

    Lodging

    There are two lodging options available to book. The hotel option is the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto offering a rate of $189 CAD single/double, and is an 8-minute walk to the MaRS Discovery District [meeting venue]. There is also a dorm room option located on two floors at the University of Toronto, with rates of $50 CAD single / $70 CAD double. The 45 Willcocks Residences are approximately a 15-minute walk to the MaRS Discovery District, with transit options available.

    Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
    33 Gerrard St West, Toronto, ON

    As Canada's largest hotel with 1,590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is centrally located and just steps from the city's best shopping districts, world-class theatres, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions. A full-service urban resort, the Chelsea Hotel has room types to suit everyone and the hotel offers 3 restaurants and lounges, separate adult and family recreation areas and pools – including the "Corkscrew" - downtown Toronto's only indoor waterslide. As a premier family destination, the hotel offers a full range of services including the Family Fun Zone with Camp Chelsea, Kid Centre and Club 33 Teen Lounge.

    DPCA has negotiated a nightly rate of $189 CAD single/double, plus taxes, currently at 13%. The Chelsea Hotel is an 8-minute walk to the MaRS Discovery District. 

    The link to book these rooms will be made available shortly.

    University of Toronto New College Residence
    45 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON

    A number of rooms are currently on hold for participants of the Democrats Abroad Global Convention 2020 at the New College Residence in 45 Willcocks Residence – a great dormitory residence at the University of Toronto on the St. George campus in downtown Toronto.

    Conference Rate: $50/night for single rooms and $70/night in double rooms. Included is linen and pillow, a small towel, wired and wifi access (bring your own Ethernet chord for wired internet access). Common rooms and washrooms are down the hall from the rooms. Double rooms have two single beds in them. Taxes are currently 13%.

    Reservations can be made by going to www.torontores.com and filling out a Reservation Form.
    - Click on Book A Room
    - Fill out the 2020 Summer Residence Reservation Form for Short Term Stays (between 1 to 28 nights) and e-mail or fax it.
    - Be sure to enter Special Rate Code “DAGC2020” on your Reservation Form.

    Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

    We are also recruiting home-stay opportunities. If you’re interested in a home-stay please complete the form at this link.

    Ground Transportation

    • UP Express – Direct rail link service between Pearson Intl Airport to Union Station; purchase tickets online
    • Airport Express – Offers bus service between Pearson Intl Airport and several downtown hotels, including the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto; purchase tickets online
    • Toronto Transit Commission [TTC] – Offers subway, bus, and streetcar transit throughout Toronto, including Union Station. Access a route planning map if you’re staying elsewhere from the two official lodging locations.
    • Toronto Bike Share – Offers access to 5,000 bikes at 465 stations across 100 sq km of the city. Purchase 1 day/3 day passes online.
    • Both Uber and Lyft operate share-rides in Toronto
  • Friday, May 15, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    TBD in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Global Women's Caucus Dinner & Conversation

    Please join us for a dinner with conversation and action!

    *A DOWNTOWN TORONTO SITE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING WEEKS*

    Meet Women's Caucus members from across the globe including Ann Hesse the Global Women's Caucus chair.

    Learn about and have the opportunity to join our ACTION TEAMS for reproductive rights, climate action and much more!

     

    This event will be a collaborative celebration of what we have been up to and what we are doing to WIN IN 2020.

     

    All Women's Caucus events are open to all.

     

     

  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Craft Burger in Osaka, Japan

    DAJK Book Club!

    DAJK Book Club is back! (Did you see they made our last book, The Plot Against America, into an amazing looking mini-series? The power of book club... I think!)

    The Dets once more!

    What: Reading Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

    <Book Depository link>

    When: May 16th, 2020

    Where: Craft Burger, Dojima

    新堂島ビル, 2 Chome-1-40 Dojima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0003 <Google Maps link>

     

    In "Why We're Polarized," Ezra Klein brings fresh perspective and dives deep into the politics of our time and shows how they are not as surprising as we sometimes tell ourselves. It's eye-opening book and sure be a great conversation.

    We hope you can join us in reading "Why We're Polarized," then join us for some delicious eats and drinks at Craft Burger in Dojima. Even if you don't get around to finishing the book, come by and have a listen and join in the conversation.

    If you have any questions, you can reach us at demkansaidems@gmail.com

     

    Hope to see you there!

    Steven Breyak

    DAJK Chapter Secretary

  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Craft Burger in Osaka, Japan

    DAJK Book Club!

    DAJK Book Club is back! (Did you see they made our last book, The Plot Against America, into an amazing looking mini-series? The power of book club... I think!)

    The Dets once more!

    What: Reading Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

    <Book Depository link>

    When: May 16th, 2020

    Where: Craft Burger, Dojima

    新堂島ビル, 2 Chome-1-40 Dojima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0003 <Google Maps link>

     

    In "Why We're Polarized," Ezra Klein brings fresh perspective and dives deep into the politics of our time and shows how they are not as surprising as we sometimes tell ourselves. It's eye-opening book and sure be a great conversation.

    We hope you can join us in reading "Why We're Polarized," then join us for some delicious eats and drinks at Craft Burger in Dojima. Even if you don't get around to finishing the book, come by and have a listen and join in the conversation.

    If you have any questions, you can reach us at demkansaidems@gmail.com

     

    Hope to see you there!

    Steven Breyak

    DAJK Chapter Secretary

  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Luxembourg American Cemetery in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Memorial Day at the Luxembourg American Cemetery

     

    The Luxembourg American Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. We will join the DA Luxembourg chapter again to attend the ceremony. We will arrange carpools for those in Germany to get there. If you're interested in attending, RSVP to as soon as possible so we can organize carpool groups.

    Attendance is free and open to the public.

     

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  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Luxembourg American Cemetery in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Memorial Day at Luxembourg American Cemetery

    Last  year we joined the Luxembourg Democrats Abroad to celebrate Memorial Day in Luxembourg along with the Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter.  It was a very moving ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. Afterwards the Luxembourg DA members took on a tour of the city and we went out to dinner with them. Hope you will join us this year! Car pooling is a possibility.
    May 23, 2020-leave Kaiserslautern around 10am- get back around 7pm  depending on activities.

    Luxembourg American Cemetery
    50 Val du Scheid
    Luxembourg 2517
    Luxembourg

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    American International Women's Club in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - June

    For June, we will be reading and discussing Not Working by David G. Blanchflower. 

    Come join us, whether or not you read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's just around the corner from the Gare des Eaux-Vives.  Either take the new Leman Express train or trams #12 or #17. There's no easy parking (good luck on the street), but the train or tram make it easy to get to. But if using a car and a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.

  • Sunday, June 07, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Bar Restaurant Pavlov in Den Haag, Netherlands

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague