Siimon Reynolds, The Hon. Kim Beazley AC, Karen Lanyon and Barbara Bollenbach
On Thursday 16 August 2012, the California region of the American Australian Association welcomed the Ambassador of Australia, The Hon. Kim Beazley AC, to a cocktail reception held at a private residence, high up in the hills of Bel Air. The plush lawns and stunning view over Los Angeles on the balmy summer night was the perfect setting for Australians and Americans to network and mingle; Mountain Goat Beer and Penfolds generously donated the event beverages and ensured the drinks flowed freely.
Mr Siimon Reynolds formally welcomed guests and the Ambassador, who entertained the crowd with his light-hearted accounts of life in DC, and the responsibility he feels to nurture and strengthen the relationship between our two nations.
Special guests included Ms. Karen Lanyon, Australian Consul-General, Los Angeles; Mr Efrem Harkham of LUXE Hotel Group, the Newport Film Festival's Executive Director and CEO Mr Gregg Schwenk, and Author and TV Reporter Ms Kathryn Eisman.
This event kicks off a season of exceptional gatherings scheduled for the Californian region. To ensure you don't miss out, make sure you register today for a yearly membership.
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