Annual Dinner Meeting

80th Annual Black Tie Dinner Meeting

This is the Michigan Chapter’s signature black-tie event, starting with a cocktail reception on the breathtaking shores of Lake St. Clair, followed by a delicious dinner. Following dinner, we will have a program to recognize recent Chapter accomplishments, review future objectives, present awards, then hear from American journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Doug Stanton. Afterwards, we encourage guests to mingle and network during our Afterglow.

Guest Speaker
Doug Stanton
Doug Stanton

Doug Stanton is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, lecturer, screenwriter. His books include The Odyssey of Echo Company, In Harm’s Way, and Horse Soldiers. Horse Soldiers is the basis for a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie titled 12 Strong.

This special event is an annual sell-out with a maximum capacity of 250 people. Hence, do not delay in making reservations.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Note: Attendance by government personnel at this meeting will be in accordance with DoD Directive 550.7. Seating of these personnel will be on a random basis. Chapter members should not nominate personnel to be guests of the Chapter. Military personnel and civilian officials of Government will be invited by the Michigan Chapter and will be guests of the Chapter. Under no conditions are individuals to contact Government guests and extend invitations. No exceptions will be granted.

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July 19, 2024


Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

788 Lake Shore Rd,

Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236


$150 per person

$1500 for table of 10 (To register table, place order for 10 tickets)

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Registration closes July 15th

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6:00 - 7:00
Networking Social
7:00 - 9:00
Dinner and Program
9:00 - 10:30
Afterglow Networking
Entrée Options
  • Grilled Filet Mignon with Detroit Zip Sauce accompanied by Potato au Gratin and Haricot Verts
  • Grilled Salmon, with Lemon Thyme Beurre Blanc and Crispy Capers accompanied by Potato au Gratin and Haricot Verts
  • Stuffed Poblano Pepper Mushrooms & Spanish Rice Stuffing, Cilantro, Cotija Cheese, Stewed Black Beans, Smoked Tomato Coulis


Platinum Sponsor
Rheinmetall Defence
Gold Sponsors
Array of Engineers BAE Systems DC3s
Bronze Sponsor
GM Defense
Reception Sponsor