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Update - October 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017


HARRY CONNICK JR. TO ENTERTAIN AT OUR ANNUAL BENEFIT - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Harry Connick, Jr. is a rarity in the realm of entertainment.  Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as the Broadway stage, Connick exemplifies excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. 

Don't miss Harry Connick, Jr. and his nine-piece band at the Benefit Dinner on October 24 at Cipriani Wall Street. 

For reservations, please contact Donnie Manetta at BD@aaanyc.org or 212-204.8948.


INAUGURAL MATESHIP CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

On Friday, October 6, the American Australian Association and the Embassy of Australia, in conjunction with Australian golf legend Greg Norman and Ambassador Joe Hockey, hosted the Inaugural Mateship Charity Golf Tournament at the Lansdowne Golf Club in Leesburg, Virginia.

Proceeds from the tournament helped further endow the Association's new American-Australian Veterans’ Scholarship Fund, including the Greg Norman Veteran Scholarship.
Read more.

View photos.

     
 

DAVID CHARLES NASON SCHOLARS' ANNOUNCEMENT

The Association is pleased to announce the inaugural David Charles Nason Journalism Scholarship recipients – Emma Cillekens and Matthew Knott.  Emma Cillekens is an audio journalist studying at NYU’s Studio 20: Digital Master’s Program and Matthew Knott is a political journalist studying at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.  Both recipients were chosen for their interest in understanding the modern day media environment and their desire to build on David Nason’s work and legacy. 

VETERANS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND CLOSING SOON

The American Australian Association is now accepting applications for our new American-Australian Veterans’ Scholarship Fund (AAVSF) from American veterans interested in studying in Australia.  The AAVSF will provide a scholarship award of up to USD $40,000 per applicant.

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

USA-AUS scholarships close 31 Oct 2017.

     
 
2017 USA-AUS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CLOSING SOON

The American Australian Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 USA to Australia Postgraduate Scholarship program, which provides awards up to USD $40,000. American post-graduate and doctoral candidates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), sustainability and medicine are encouraged to apply.  Further details are available on our website.

USA-AUS Scholarships close 31 Oct 2017.

DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND FUND CLOSING SOON

The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund provides grants up to USD $5,000 to Australian and American artists who show great talent in the fields of theater, dance, film & television, music, 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

Applications close on 31 Oct 2017.



   
 

ATSI AUSTRALIA IN THE 21st CENTURY

The American Australian Association is hosting a lecture on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia in the 21st Century on Monday, October 30.  The event will feature presentations by Craig Ritchie, CEO, The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Pepe Clarke, Deputy Director, Outback to Oceans Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts. 

AIATSIS is Australia’s national knowledge institution focused on the diverse history, culture and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.

The Pew Charitable Trusts works with Indigenous people, scientists, conservation organizations, industry, and government agencies to conserve Australia’s critical natural landscapes and marine habitats.

Register here.

  NEW FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIA CAUCUS LAUNCHED

American Australian Association President, John Berry, travelled to Washington, DC last week, to join Ambassador Joe Hockey for the launch of the new 'Friends of Australia Congressional Caucus'.  The new initiative creates a bipartisan caucus within the U.S. Congress that seeks to promote a deeper cultural understanding, enhance mutual security, and strengthen economic ties between the United States and Australia; and is led by Senators Roy Blunt and Dick Durbin and Congressmen Joe Courtney and Mike Gallagher.  Commenting on the launch, John Berry said “It is always essential to deepen and formalize friendships, and doing it with a coequal branch of government will be a tremendous help!  Hats off to Ambassador Hockey for doing this”.

     
     
     
RESIDENT ALIEN INFORMATION SESSION, NE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25


Specialist presenters will provide legal, visa and tax advice for Australians and New Zealanders who have:

- Plans to change visas in the near future 
- Lived or plan to live in the US for more than 8 years  
- Children born in the United States
- A spouse who is a US citizen
- A bank account or superannuation outside the US
- and more...

Register here.
  WETHERBY-PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21


Wetherby-Pembridge School is an independent school for boys and girls, located on the Upper East Side, next to Central Park. The school vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, celebrate successes, and encourage children to continually question and create in the world around them.

The curriculum marries the distinguishing strengths of the British and New York educational systems to offer a unique opportunity to families that seek both academic rigor and a forward thinking approach to teaching.

Wetherby-Pembridge School is hosting an Open House on October 21 at 10am. Visit their website or call to sign up.



EVENTS

 

AAA EVENTS
Oct 19: AWNY Dwelling Place Fall Gala, NY - more info
Oct 24: AAA Benefit Dinner, NY - more info
Oct 25: AAA-NE Resident Alien Information Session, NE - register
Oct 27: AWNY Emotional Transition of Moving to New York (AM), NY - register
Oct 30: AAA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia in the 21st Century, NY - register
Nov 14: AWNY Finances in the USA, NY - register

OTHER AUSTRALIAN INTEREST EVENTS
Oct 23: USSC Indispensable Economic Partners: The US-Australia Investment Relationship, NY - waitlist
Oct 23: SMATS 11th Annual Market Update Seminar, HS - register
Nov 9: NARS Foundation Fall Fête & Art Auction, NY - buy tickets



GALLERY

 
Lunch & Keynote Address with
the Hon. Scott Morrison

October 12, 2017
View Gallery
Inaugural Mateship Golf Tournament
Friday, October 6, 2017
View Gallery 


NEWS

Rio Tinto Steams Ahead With First Driverless Ore Train, The Wall Street Journal
Australia Says it is Launching its Own Space Agency, NPR
Australia's Oldest Gallery Reopens as 'Jewel Box' of Nation's Historical Treasures, ABC News
Australia and America: A Partnership for the Space Age, Space.com
Indigenous Entrepreneurship is All Around Us, The Guardian
Vegemite, the Beloved Australian Spread, Goes Upmarket, The New York Times
The Rising Profile of Football in Australia, The Guardian
Socceroos to Face Honduras in World Cup Playoff after Beating Syria, Herald Sun
Wallabies Jump to Third in World Rankings after Rugby Championship , The Guardian
NBA Star Patty Mills Returns to his Ancestral Home, CNN
Australia's Top Ten Hot and New Restaurants for 2017, Good Food

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