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Th, Nov 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day (U.S. Holiday)

Few American holidays have a history as steeped in myth and legend as Thanksgiving Day, which reaches back nearly 400 years to the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in the Fall of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in what is now Massachusetts, and at the Berkley Hundred and Jamestown in Virginia.

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Nineteen Lays Out Lavish Thanksgiving Feast at Caravelle Hotel, Nov 22

There’s no excuse for not dining well on Thanksgiving Day, especially not when Nineteen Restaurant is cooking. This November 22nd, the Caravelle’s standout buffet restaurant is extending an invite to foodies, friends and families to partake of the most mouth-watering Thanksgiving Dinner in town. The restaurant’s chefs are preparing specialties from all corners of the globe, together with a heaping selection of fresh seafood, as-you-like-it action stations serving hearty grilled and barbecued meats, and an overflowing line-up of appetisers, cheeses, soups, salads and desserts to satisfy your palette. For traditionalists, there will be a succulent whole roasted turkey with stuffing, giblet and cranberry sauce, garlic potatoes, buttered vegetables, pumpkin pie and more than enough gravy to go around.

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Weekly Update Nov 19: Thanksgiving Golf, VN Business Forum, Governors’ Ball, Annual General Meeting

Highlights

Th, Nov 22 AmCham Thanksgiving Golf Tournament
Mo, Dec 3 Vietnam Business Forum
Fr, Dec 7 Roundtable • Direct Selling in Vietnam
Sa, Dec 8 AmCham Governors’ Ball • Christmas in San Francisco
Tu Dec 11 Annual General Meeting and Members’ Night
Sa, Dec 15 VN and U.S. Professionals Fellowships: Application Deadline
Sa-Fr, Feb 9-15 TET Lunar New Year Holidays • Plan ahead …
Highlights from the FCPA Resource Guide (Department of Justice • SEC)
CBP Global Entry Trusted Traveler • TSA Pre-Check Security Screening
VCCI Chairman: Reduce taxes and have a stable wage roadmap
Private sector minimum wage Adjustment for 2013: 15%?
New AmCham Companies – 2012

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Weekly Update Nov 12: Global Antitrust Enforcement, Members Night, Thanksgiving Golf

Highlights

Highlights from the FCPA Resource Guide (Department of Justice • SEC)
CBP Global Entry Trusted Traveler • TSA Pre-Check Security Screening
Candidates for Election to the Board of Governors
Mo, Nov 12 Members Lunch: Global Antitrust Enforcement – More Authorities, Increased Coordination, Higher Stakes
Tu, Nov 13 Members Night and Meet the Candidates
Th, Nov 22 AmCham Thanksgiving Golf Tournament
Sa, Nov 24 Seeking volunteers to interview AmCham Scholarship Candidates
Mo, Dec 3 Vietnam Business Forum
Sa, Dec 8 AmCham Governors’ Ball • Christmas in San Francisco
Tu Dec 11 Annual General Meeting and Members’ Night
Sa, Dec 15 VN and U.S. Professionals Fellowships: Application Deadline
Sa-Fr, Feb 9-15 TET Lunar New Year Holidays • Plan ahead …
VCCI Chairman: Reduce taxes and have a stable wage roadmap
Private sector minimum wage Adjustment for 2013: 15%?
State sector minimum wage increase reduced to 9.5% percent, delayed two months
Vietnam Tech Exports Overtaking Garments; Eases Trade Gap
U.S. Visa Procedures for Business Travel to the USA
No signs of recovery in the real estate sector: the mood is toxic
New AmCham Companies – 2012
Party Secretary Remarks at Closing of Party Central Committee 6th Plenum

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Th, Nov 22, 2012 AmCham Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Morning Golf and Old-Fashioned Dinner

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When: Thu, Nov 22nd 2012 6:30 am to 1:30 pm (Golf)
Where: Vietnam Golf & Country Club (Golf), HCMC
When: Thu, Nov 22nd 2012 6:30 – 9:00 pm (Dinner)
Where: New World Hotel (Dinner), HCMC

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RSVP AmCham Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov 24, 2011 @ New World Hotel

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We all have warm memories of Thanksgiving, the main American family get-together holiday, as we gather with our families ‘round a table brimming with traditional American dishes, to enjoy the blessing of the year, good fellowship, and to remember those members of our family who can’t be with us on the occasion.

If you do not have plans to go home to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family, then join us in the AmCham Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner. Tickets are available at the AmCham Office. Seating will be assigned in advance.

Special Thanks to Sponsors

Thanksgiving Dinner

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please click Register Online button for Sponsorship information or click here to download a Thanksgiving Dinner Sponsorship and Registration Form or Dinner and Golf Sponsorship Form.

Schedule for the event

6:30pm Thanksgiving cocktails & souvenir photographs

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Thanksgiving Day 2011 (U.S. Holiday)

… celebrated in every part of the United States, and where Americans are at sea and sojourning in foreign lands, on the fourth Thursday in November.

Few American holidays have a history as steeped in myth and legend as Thanksgiving Day, which reaches back nearly 400 years to the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in the Fall of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in what is now Massachusetts.

The First Thanksgiving in America, 1621

This link to the roots of American history is reinforced by the Thanksgiving Proclamations of three of the greatest American presidents at defining moments in American history: George Washington in 1789 at the birth of the Republic; Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the height of the Civil War; and Franklin Roosevelt in 1939 during the Great Depression and just prior to the outbreak of World War II.

The Pilgrims’ 1621 Thanksgiving

The Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving lasted three days and was more of a traditional English harvest feast than a “day of Thanksgiving.” Today’s traditions are based on two separate contemporary accounts.

First is Edward Winslow’s account, in a letter dated December 12, 1621: “Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”

The second was written about twenty years after the fact by Governor William Bradford in his History Of Plymouth Plantation. Bradford’’s History was rediscovered in 1854 after having been taken by British looters during the Revolutionary War. Its discovery prompted a greater American interest in the history of the Pilgrims, which eventually led to Lincoln’s decision to make Thanksgiving a holiday.

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RSVP: Th Nov 24 11th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Golf


11th AmCham Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Scramble Golf Tournament

WHEN: Thu, November 24, 2011 from 7:00am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Vietnam Golf & Country Club, Long Thanh My Ward, District 9

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Schedule of Event

07:00a Registration

08:00a Tee times begin

08:20a Last Tee time available

12:30p “Lunch on your own”
            Awards Ceremony begins

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Weekly Update Nov 7: Membership Directory 2012; How do companies react to high inflation?


Highlights

AmCham Membership Directory 2012: Company Listings and Announcements
We, Nov 9 Networking Night: How Do Companies React to High Inflation?
We, Nov 16 Morning Briefing: Making Arbitration Work for You
Sa, Nov 19 Consular Club Bazaar 2011
Th, Nov 24 11th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Scramble Golf Tournament
Th, Nov 24 12th AmCham Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner
Tu, Nov 29 Lunch: Do you have the right KPIs? Balanced Scorecard approach
Th, Dec 1 Morning Briefing: Recruiting a Superstar Team!
Sa, Dec 10 16th Annual Governors’ Ball – “A Hawaiian Christmas”
We, Dec 14 Annual General Meeting
BRIBELine: Report a Bribe (anonymously)
TRACE International: Anti-bribery compliance solutions

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