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Update - July 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017




ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Join us at the 2017 Benefit Dinner as we honor Lachlan Murdoch, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox and Co-Chairman, News Corp and longtime friend, supporter and Patron, 
Andrew Liveris AO, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Co.

Each year, the Association holds a Benefit Dinner to recognize important American-Australian business relations and to celebrate the scholars of our Education Fund. Proceeds from the Dinner support the Education Fund which to date has awarded more than 300 Fellows over US$7 million in grants to pursue advanced studies in fields such as medical research and sustainability.

For reservations, please contact 
Donnie Manetta at BD@aaanyc.org


VETERANS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND NOW OPEN

Thanks to the generosity of Northrop Grumman and Pratt Industries and our many wonderful donors, the American Australian Association is now accepting applications for our new American-Australian Veterans’ Scholarship Fund (AAVSF) from Australian veterans interested in studying in the United States. The AAVSF will provide a scholarship award of up to USD 40,000 per applicant to support international study.

Further information on the eligibility criteria and the scholarship can be found on our website including special partner scholarships with Lendlease and Sentinels of Freedom

US-Aus scholarships open 1 Sept.


     

 

AAA WESTPAC SUMMER CRUISE
THURSDAY, JULY 20 - BUY TICKETS

Back by popular demand. Mingle, dance and enjoy the views as we cruise along the East and Hudson Rivers with views of the Statue of Liberty and Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges.

Bust out your aloha wear. Loudest outfit wins a Hawaiian shirt from Amb. Berry!

Buy tickets.

DAVID NASON JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
NOW OPEN

David Nason was an Australian news, print and TV journalist covering stories as varied as sports, politics and war time coverage. In his honor, the Nason family established the David Nason Journalism Scholarship

The Scholarship will award one student up to $20,000 to cover a part of their tuition or living costs. Further information on the eligibility criteria and scholarship can be found on our website


     
 
AAA QANTAS AIRWAYS SUMMER CRUISE RAFFLE

Be in the draw to win two economy class round trip airfares from New York to Australia flying Qantas!* Runner-up prizes from Chinese Tuxedo, New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott, Alphabet Legends and The Flatiron Room.

Winners drawn at the cruise on Thursday, July 20.
Buy tickets *Conditions apply

DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND FUND NOW OPEN

The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund provides grants up to USD $5,000 to Australians and Americans who show great talent in the fields of theater, dance, film & television, music, opera, fashion and design, literary and visual arts, crafts and design. 

Further information on the eligibility criteria and the grant can be found on our website. 


     

 
SCIENCE ON TAP
MONDAY, AUGUST 28 - SAVE THE DATE

Enjoy an evening of science and exploration at the Brooklyn Brewery with astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and other special guests. 

  INAUGURAL MATESHIP CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

Gather your friends, clients and colleagues for a round of golf to benefit the American Australian Veterans' Scholarship Fund. The day will feature guest of honor Greg Norman AO. All proceeds to benefit the American Australian Veterans’ Scholarship Fund. Sponsorship/foursome packages available. Contact Georgina Duckworth at georgina.duckworth@aaanyc.org or 212-338-6860 ext. 212.

     
     

QANTAS 'TWO COUNTRIES, TWICE THE ADVENTURE' SALE

Sale dates: July 14 – 28, 2017

If you’re planning a trip to Australia, why stop there? For a limited time, we’re offering you the chance to add on New Zealand for less. From Cairns to Melbourne, Sydney to Auckland, you’ll experience two great nations on one Qantas ticket.

Discover the natural wonders, glorious beaches and vibrant cities of Australia then head over to New Zealand for breathtaking mountains, beautiful bays and endless outdoor adventures. Explore five world-class cities including Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Auckland and Melbourne for one low price. Find out for yourself why Australia and New Zealand are on everyone’s bucket list.

Sample Itinerary
Los Angeles – Brisbane – Cairns – Sydney – Auckland – Melbourne – Los Angeles
14 days, 5 cities, 2 countries from just $1,599*

Be quick, sale ends 28 July 2017. Read more.


EVENTS

 

AAA EVENTS

Jul 18: AWNY Greekalicious - An Intimate Book Talk with Maria Benardis, NY - buy tickets
Jul 20: AAA Westpac Summer Cruise, NY - buy tickets
Aug 4: AWNY An Evening at the Rubin Museum, NY - buy tickets
Aug 5: AWNY Pilates in the Park, NY - buy tickets
Aug 17: AAA-NE Australian Author Event - Mark Lamprell at Brookline Booksmith, NE - more info
Aug 20: AWNY Pilates in the Park, NY - buy tickets
Aug 28: AAA Science on Tap, NY - save the date
Oct 6: Inaugural Mateship Golf Tournament, DC - save the date
Oct 24: AAA Benefit Dinner, NY - save the date

OTHER EVENTS

Jul 27: G'Day USA Australia Rocks the Pier 2017 - more info



GALLERY

 
Hon Paul Fletcher MP,
Minister for Urban Infrastructure
Boardroom Breakfast Discussion

July 14, 2017
View Gallery
Infrastructure Roundtable
June 16, 2017
View Gallery
 


NEWS

Consul-General in New York, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Through the Outback, The New York Times
Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last, ABC News
Australian Dishes: 40 Foods Locals Like to Call Their Own, CNN
Australia is Crying Out For Its Own Space Agency: Here Are Six Reasons Why, ABC News
A Photographic Odyssey in the Australian Outback, The New York Times
Women's World Cup: Australia Qualifies for the Semi-Finals With Eight-Wicket Win Over India, ABC News
Boom and Bust: Five Census Maps that Show How Australia Has Changed, The Guardian
Australia Likely to Win Seat on UN Security Council After France Pulls Out, ABC News
Its an Aussie Invasion. Australian Fashion Brands and Designers Turn Their Attention to the LA Crowd, The Los Angeles Times
Tesla Wades into Australia's Battle Over Energy Future, Reuters
Australian Plane Passenger Checks in Can of Beer, BBC News



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