International Club Château Sainte-Anne    

History

In the early sixties, a group of Belgian and European leaders agreed that Brussels needed a first-rate place for the diplomatic corps, the international executives and European officials to socialize and happily integrate the Belgian community. In 1961, they created the non-profit making association "a.s.b.l. Maison Européenne de Val Duchesse" for that purpose.

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Only the Chateau Saint-Anne estate met their needs; moreover it was exceptionally located next to the Chateau de Val Duchesse, birthplace of United Europe, where the Treaty of Rome was elaborated. In 1968, Mr Pierre Harmel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, officially handed over Chateau Sainte-Anne to the Association.

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The International Club Chateau Sainte-Anne was created in 1969 under the responsibility of the Maison Européenne de Val Duchesse as a corporate club with all the meeting and sporting facilities as well as two restaurants. The swimming pool opened in 1970 and the Multisports Hall in 1974.

H.R.H. Prince Albert was Honorary President as of 1974 and H.R.H. Prince Philippe succeeded him.

At the end of 1996, the "Maison Européenne de Val Duchesse" bought the Château Sainte-Anne estate from the Belgian state together with the Group De Pauw and numerous Club members. In 2003, it also bought the shares held by the Group De Pauw.

Presidents of the Club

Honorary President : H.R.H. Prince Philippe, Duc de Brabant.

1961 - 1962

:

Monsieur Etienne de LA VALLEE POUSSIN

1962 - 1970

:

Monsieur Jacques SOLVAY

1970 - 1973

:

Comte de KERCHOVE de DENTERGHEM

1973 - 1979

:

Baron Jean van den BOSCH

1979 - 1983

:

Baron PAPEIANS de MORCHOVEN

1983 - 1990

:

Baron Jean de BASSOMPIERRE

1991 - 1997

:

Comte Francis de la BARRE d'ERQUELINNES

1997 - 2002

:

Baron DEHENNIN

2003 - 2005

:

Comte GREINDL

2005 - 2008

:

Monsieur Charles-Ferdinand NOTHOMB

2008 - 2011

:

Comte GREINDL

 

2011 -

:

Comte Rodolphe de LOOZ-CORSWAREM

 

Past Honorary Members

Monsieur Hendrik BRUGMANS (NL) 
Baron Jean de BASSOMPIERRE (B) 
Baron de BROUX (B)
Comte de KERCHOVE de DENTERGHEM (B)
Monsieur Etienne de LA VALLEE POUSSIN (B)
Dr Walter HALLSTEIN (D)
Monsieur Théo LEFEVRE (B)
Baron PAPEIANS de MORCHOVEN (B)  
Dr Aurelio PECCEI (I)
Vicomte PRIGOGINE (B)
Monsieur Jean REY (B)    
Président Léopold Sedar SENGHOR (SN)
Monsieur Paul-Henri SPAAK (B)
Baron Jean van den BOSCH (B)

 

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