We will have the pleasure to welcome as guest-speaker Mr David Kostelancik, Deputy Head of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the United States. The title of his presentation is: „Assessments of the Present American-Hungarian Relationship”.
We will have the pleasure to welcome as guest-speaker H.E. Ms. Kuni Sato, Ambassador of Japan. The title of her presentation is: „A Japanese Samurai meets Kossúth Lajos: 150 years of Japan-Hungary Relations”.
We will have the pleasure to welcome our speaker from Holland, dr Maarten Aalders, who will interupt his holidays in Hungary for a causerie at our Grandhouse lunch. Dr Aalders is a historian with a focus on the history of the church in the Netherlands.
The title of his presentation is: „Children trains from Hungary to Holland after first world war”. A story of Dutch hospitality to help about 28.000 Hungarian children. Much of this beautiful support in tragic circumstances has been forgotten and therefore a booklet has been written (in Dutch and Hungarian language) with dr. Aalders en dr. O. Réthelyi as writers, editors and compilers of the many stories from descendents of these children. A fascinating recount of humans helping each other.
We will have the pleasure to welcome our speaker from Holland, Mr Hans Luyckx, who is visiting Budapest for this very purpose only. Mr Luyckx is board member of IJsfontein, Europe's leading serious gaming company, committee member of Dutch Game Association (DGA) and Dutch Creative Industries (FCI).
The title of his presentation is: „The cultural origins of Dutch design and creativity”.
March 23 – for a good physical exercise, new knowledge and camaraderie
"Art Nouveau Walk” on Saturday, March 23 at 10.00 am
Grandhouse International Club has organized a three hours walk with a guide to admire some „Art Nouveau buildings” in Budapest. We start at 10.00 am from the Hungarian Institute of Geology at Stefánia út 14, 1143 Budapest.
Finals of the Grandhouse Chess Tournament in D8 Hotel. Peter Biczó and Paul Grocott agreed to a draw and became the Grandhouse co-grandmasters. Douglas Daniel in third place and Zsolt Bárczy in fourth.