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Meet our members !

This months member spotlight is our club Treasurer William Schutz.

Originally from California, he has now been living in Spain for more than a decade.

He is an active part of ACM and enjoys the people and american culture that it provides.

William is also an avid lover of American Literature, enjoys spending time with his family and has a doctorate degree.

Read the full interview HERE

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THE COOKIE LAB expands the number of establishments in Madrid!

The authentic AMERICAN BAKERY celebrates the opening of two new stores of THE COOKIE LAB on C/ Monaco, 44 in the Europolis in Las Rozas and on  C/ Narvaez, 53 in Madrid.

The chain that offers the best cookies in Spain in the purest American style, which already had an establishment on C/ Serrano 149 and on C/ del Pez 16, expands the family, bringing the best quality products closer and closer to our homes.

Also good news for the people of Madrid and beyond, THE COOKIE LAB opened its website, , to bring its delicious cookies to the entire peninsula.

Historical events in US History during the month of March

3 March 1931: Our National Anthem is “The Star Spangled Banner”. It was written by Francis Scott Key.  He wrote the lyrics on the evening of September 14, 1814, during the Battle of Fort McHenry (Baltimore) in the War of 1812 between a very young United States and England.  It was originally called “Defense of Fort McHenry” but later became known as “The Star Spangled Banner” and gained popularity over the years. Still, for a long time, America did not have an official national anthem.  It wasn’t until over 100 years later, on March 3, 1931, that President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution officially making “The Star Spangled Banner” the national anthem of the United States of America.

9 March 1781: American Revolutionary War – Spanish troops, under General Bernardo de Gálvez, lay siege to the British garrison at Pensacola (in modern day Florida), relieving pressure on George Washington’s southern flank and leaving the British with no bases along the Gulf Coast (Louisiana to Florida). Galvez, who was wounded in the siege, was only 34 years old.

10 March 1876:Boston, 1876; Alexander Graham Bell places the world’s first telephone call, to his assistant in the next room, “Mr. Watson, come here – I want to see you”.  Today, he would probably send a WhatsApp with emoticons.

17 March: Saint Patrick’s Day!  Saint Patrick’s Day is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known. It is truly a day of celebrating Irish history, ancestry, traditions and customs.

Saint Patrick’s’ Day has many symbols and traditions, from shamrocks and leprechauns, to green beer and Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Saint Patrick’s Day parades are popular in many cities around the U.S. Interestingly, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade did not take place in Ireland but in New York City, in 1762. Today, over 34 million Americans claim Irish descent.  That is almost seven times the population of Ireland!

Here is an American St. Paddy’s day Jell-O shot recipe, perfect for your celebration!

Ingredients: (Serves 6)

1 large box Lime Jell-O

2 cups boiling water

1 1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup Irish Whiskey


Pour Lime Jell-O into a bowl.

Stir boiling water into Jell-O until dissolved.

Stir in cold water and Irish Whiskey.

Pour into shot glasses or a Jell-O mold.

Chill in refrigerator until set.

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.  The International Women’s Day is March 8.

Some fun ideas to make the month special:

Watch movies directed by women and with female leads

Chill to some feminist shows on Netflix

Spin tunes by female artists

Have an impromptu fashion show

Write positive affirmations on notes and hand them out

Decorate your space with empowering quotes by women, or art by women like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe

Start a conversation about what sisterhood means

Have everyone write down new year’s resolutions to do more to support women

Have a mini ceremony and give out awards to each of your gal pals to celebrate their resilience, compassion, and accomplishments.

Other Important dates in March 2021:

14 March: Daylight Savings Time begins in the US.  Clocks advance 1 hour.

19 March: Saint Joseph.  Observed holiday in Madrid and several other Autonomous Communities in Spain.

28 March: Daylight Savings Time begins in Spain.  Clocks advance 1 hour.

Featured image by Austin Distel on Unsplash