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American Club gets ready to celebrate

David Kylen, Troy Davis and Rosella Parmiter.
David Kylen, Troy Davis and Rosella Parmiter. / T. B.
  • Regardless of the dwindling numbers, the club will definitely be singing the Star-Spangled Banner next Wednesday

It is estimated that around 4,000 North Americans live in Andalucía and many of them will already be preparing for next Wednesday's celebrations. Several events have been organised by The American Club of the Costa del Sol, which was formed in 1974.

Troy Davis, who will celebrate his 92nd birthday on Sunday 1 July, helped establish The American Club in Fuengirola and the sprightly ex-serviceman is still active in the club today.

The club's vision is to maintain a high quality service that supports the local American community, organises social activities, donates significant contributions to civic charities and supports non-member Americans visiting the Costa del Sol.

However, like many expat clubs and association on the coast, The American Club has seen a fall in numbers over the last few years.

At present, Fuengirola has around 30 members, while Estepona and Marbella has approximately 60 each.

Regardless of the dwindling numbers, The American Club will definitely be singing the Star-Spangled Banner next Wednesday.

President of the Fuengirola chapter, David Kylen, told SUR in English: "We don't go overboard with our celebrations, but we like to get together to celebrate like we did as children. We are very proud to be American, but this day gives us a chance to catch up with expats from all over, not just from the USA."