Dinner Meeting Information

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)
Annapolis MD

Meeting schedule:

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.

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Zoom meetings until further notice

November 4, 2020
ZOOM Event — login information below

Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Daniel Mulhall became the Republic of Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States in August 2017.

Ambassador Mulhall was brought up on Waterford, Ireland, and pursued his graduate and post-graduate studies in modern Irish history and literature at University College, Cork

He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and served in diplomatic posts in New Delhi, Vienna (OSCE), Brussels (EU) and Edinburgh.  His ambassadorial posts have included Malaysia (2001-05), Germany (2009-13) and United Kingdom (2013-17).

In the Department of Foreign affairs and Trade, he served as DG (Director General) for European Affairs (2005-09). From 1995-98 he was the Department’s Press Counselor and, in that capacity, was part of the Irish Government’s delegation at the time of the Good Friday Agreement ending the “Troubles” in 1998.

Ambassador Mulhall, a distinguished author, advocates public diplomacy through social media. He has his own twitter account (@DanMulhall).

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In view of these uncertainties, we will postpone our usual request for membership dues of $15, and will keep you posted concerning future meetings.

Notes on how to participate in the ICA Zoom meeting:
Topic: International Club of Annapolis Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 4, 2020 07:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

1)  Join Zoom Meeting by putting this link in your browser:
Meeting ID: 949 2863 0503

You may also call in on one of the numbers below to hear the presentation.
One tap mobile (toll connections)
+13017158592,,94928630503# US (Germantown)
+16465588656,,94928630503# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 949 2863 0503
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aAjrdcVVL

2)  When you have joined the meeting 
Choose “allow”
You may also be requested to “allow” video or audio applications on your device.
Then, wait for the host (Ernie Tucker) to bring you into the meeting.

7:45 pm to 8:00 pm — you can speak and be seen.
You have the option of turning off your video camera
(at the bottom of the Zoom page)
8:00 pm — the host will mute all microphones except those of the speakers.

We encourage you to use the “Chat” option during the meeting to post your
questions to the Ambassador.

3)  If you have questions on Zoom, you can contact Ernie Tucker before the meeting
at (443) 924-3702
or Deni Sayani during the meeting at (410) 721-7060

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Next Event:

January 6, 2021 – To Be Announced

Previous Speakers for this Year’s Program

See History for previous years’ speakers.

September 9, 2020 (Labor Day September 7)

Veruzhan Nersesyan, Ambassador of Armenia to the United States

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.

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