Member dinners are held the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, at:
Annapolis Doubletree Hotel
210 Holiday Court (where Forest Drive ends at Riva Road)
6:00 pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm Buffet Dinner
8:00 pm Guest Speaker, usually including a question-and-answer period
9:00 pm Closing Remarks
Each meeting has a single invited guest speaker who represents a specific foreign country or is a representative of a major U.S. government organization, U.S. Congress or international-multilateral organization. Most often the speakers are Ambassadors who present major issues of interest and concern to them and the United States. In its almost 50 years of existence, the Club has enjoyed presentations by Ambassadors from more than 115 countries and regions throughout the world.
The guest presentation starts at approximately 8:00 pm and allows 15 to 20 minutes for questions and answers, usually ending at 9:00 pm. The audience submits questions on cards at the end of the presentation and most speakers answer all questions, without “boundaries”, as time allows.
The emphasis is always on informality, and each meeting is oriented toward casual and interesting dinner conversation. To further that objective, the Club also welcomes the guest speaker’s spouse, companion or associate at each dinner meeting.
- Cost of dinner is $35 for members and $40 for non-members, not including a cash bar open before each dinner.
- If you would like to come as a guest for a “trial membership”, contact the Membership or Reservation Chair.
October 7, 2020
November 4, 2020
December 2, 2020
Previous Speakers for this Year’s Program
See History for previous years’ speakers.
September 9, 2020 (Labor Day September 7)
Armenian Ambassador Nersesyan Bio
On September 9 we will have our first opportunity to learn about Armenia – a small but charming nation at the southeast border of Europe boasting a rich history and stunning views dominated by Mt. Ararat.
Ambassador Veruzhan Nersesyan was appointed Ambassador Extradordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to the United States in November 2018.
He obtained an MA in International Relations in 1996, an MA in Public Administration in 1998 and a Global MA (Fletcher School of Law in Diplomacy) in 2009. He holds graduate certificates in Conventional Arms Control and Preventative Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution.
Within the Armenian Government he has served in positions of increasing responsibility as OSCE Desk Officer, Head of Conventional Arms Control Division, Head of External Relations for the National Assembly, Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Prime Minister.
His overseas responsibilities have included DCM OSCE Vienna (2000-2003), and DCM Armenian Embassy Washington DC (2008-2012).
Ambassador Nersesyan is fluent in English and Russian and speaks some German. He is married with three children.