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The American Club Hong Kong

Celebrating 100 years of American community in Hong Kong

Past, Present & Future.

Introduction

From the Past and into the Future

A Sense of Belonging mixes nostalgia with an understanding that culture evolves, and cultural legacies are passed on for the next generation to cherish.

Christopher Burgess

Message from Club President

We are now in the prelude phase to the official July 2024 Centennial year-long celebration kick off!

You’ll be hearing about all that we have in store and most importantly, we’re looking forward to providing our members tons of opportunities to make the year the best it can be. The Centennial Celebration year will be filled with excitement, reflection, parties, experiences and engagement for all. Whether you are new to the Club, 2nd or 3rd generation members, or even Heritage Members returning to Hong Kong for some of the festivities, the Board, Centennial Committee, Management and all our teams have worked hard to create engagement platforms where you can share memories and enjoy a pivotal point in our Club’s history.

Project 100 is our main focus and we are constantly coordinating memories, artefacts, articles, photos and curios from the last 100 years from members and friends of members. Please make sure you’re a part of this effort and help us assemble an amazing collaborative history. It’s a journey that I’m sure will be appreciated by old and new members alike.

We’re also focused on our community and involving our pillars will be as important as ever. Embracing and involving our pillars enables us to celebrate the Centennial year more broadly and reach audiences we may not typically have a chance to reach. HKIS continues to be a key partner this year and we will be coordinating even further with strategic agreements and alliances to better serve our respective communities. The U.S. Consulate General, various departments and agencies, the Consulate and of course the Marine Security Guard are all vital for maintaining our security, encouraging business, and strengthening relations between the U.S., Americans abroad and the people of Hong Kong and Macau. The American Chamber of Commerce and the AWA round out our American pillars in the community as well as various alumni groups from U.S. colleges and universities. Together, we have the chance to grow and build for the next 100 years.

I would be remiss if I did not highlight the role the American Club Foundation (ACF) will play in many of our events, including outreach, volunteer, environmental concerns and programs for underprivileged youth. Our place in the community pivots on our contribution and our efforts to give back to the city which has provided a home to all of us. The ACF has a number of special Centennial activities they will be coordinating with our Social Committee to deliver the best possible experiences which benefit many.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in 2024 and sharing some spectacular moments and experiences. Please come back to the website often and get involved!

Christopher Burgess

2024 Club President

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OUR STORY

Our Club will celebrate 100 years in 2025!

Welcome to the Club’s Centennial Celebration website! The Club was founded 100 years ago on July 6, 1925. While the official celebration will run from July 6, 2024 through July 6, 2025, we are already making preparations. We cannot do this alone and we ask for your help...

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Project 100 aims to establish a permanent collection of digital archives that complements and helps in fill in the gaps of the Club’s current physical collection.

We’re calling out for contributions of memorabilia, artefacts, and photos. Submissions can be digital or physical. If you wish to share the physical item, the Club team will arrange a scan or photograph of your artefact and return it to you, please reach out here.

Due to the relocation of the clubhouses and offices over the years, the Club has a spotty library of archives.

Some specific items we would like to have to build the collection and share with the community are

  • Club related items during WW2
  • Magazines prior to 1976
  • Old traditional Club Event pictures, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fourth July, grand Club openings
  • Pictures or trophies of the Club’s sports programs, events and competition wins.

If you have time and interest and would like to help document collected items as part of an archives working group, please reach out here.

We’ll be sharing interesting submissions through all our centennial platforms, including the Club magazine, social media and more.

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Contribute to Project 100

Share your memories with us

Project 100 aims to establish a permanent collection of digital archives that complements and helps in fill in the gaps of the Club’s current physical collection.

We’re calling out for contributions of memorabilia, artefacts, and photos. Submissions can be digital or physical. If you wish to share the physical item, the Club team will arrange a scan or photograph of your artefact and return it to you, please reach out here.

Due to the relocation of the clubhouses and offices over the years, the Club has a spotty library of archives.

Some specific items we would like to have to build the collection and share with the community are

  • Club related items during WW2
  • Magazines prior to 1976
  • Old traditional Club Event pictures, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fourth July, grand Club openings
  • Pictures or trophies of the Club’s sports programs, events and competition wins.

If you have time and interest and would like to help document collected items as part of an archives working group, please reach out here.

We’ll be sharing interesting submissions through all our centennial platforms, including the Club magazine, social media and more.

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A look back at The American Club throughout the decades

100 Years of Memories

1955-1964

1925-1934
1935-1944
1945-1954
1955-1964
1965-1974
1975-1984
1985-1994
1995-2004
2005-2014
2015-2024

From the Past and into the Future

Travel back in time and browse through the decades and archival highlights. Discover some of the Club's historical events, treasures and stories. This special area will rotate frequently with Club artefacts and memorabilia. This live timeline will feature Project 100 contributions and rotate frequently.

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Adlai Stevenson 1955

Adlai Stevenson visited The American Club during his tour through various Asian countries in 1955

The New Yorker 1955

The New Yorker magazine, published on July 2, 1955. Currently on display on the 48th floor of the Town Club.

Club Pillars

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