CA Update - November 2015
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 Wednesday 28 October, 2015


             Photo by Adrian Wlodarczyk (AAACA Member)



Note from the Chairman
Welcome to our exciting new monthly news blast featuring: spotlight articles from each of your committees, event news, LA BUZZ, profiles and more. You will shortly receive a survey from us. Please provide feedback so we can serve you better. Contact me 
with questions, suggestions, or if you wish to volunteer on any committees:
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SONYA OTTAWAY | Sports & Events Committee

Register for our Melbourne Cup Party!
You are invited to "THE RACE THAT STOPS A NATION" on Monday, 2 November from 6:30PM at Busby’s East. Reserved VIP seating available. Free party pies and mini sausage rolls, sweeps, raffles, and prizes for best dressed. Thanks to Garlo's, Westfield, Breville USA and Ronco for their support. 
Register now




CEO & Co-Founder Movember Foundation
(AAACA Member)

From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement led by LA-based Adam Garone, has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world who have joined in supporting the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. (read more) 

PAUL BIRCHALL | Food & Wine Committee

Introducing AAA Dinner Club

The Dinner Club is a new initiative of six curated dining experiences in LA over the next year in partnership with Table8. Each dinner will be offered to AAA members on a first come basis, and aims to develop friendships and the community of AAA whilst dining together in LA's top hottest restaurants. Our first dinner is on 19 January and features wine pairings and immaculate food at one of LA’s iconic restaurants! Watch this space.



KIMBERLY HUDDLE | 'Nippers' Committee

New network for families
This coming year the AAA-CA is introducing 'Nippers', a social group providing a support network and events for Aussie/US families. Look out for details of our kick off holiday event at Santa Monica Ice Rink on 5 December. I am excited to lead this group and look forward to meeting you. 

CONSULATE |Consul-General Chelsey Martin

Welcome to the incoming Consul‑General
Chelsey Martin will be the Australia's next Consul‑General in LA, taking up the appointment in early November 2015. Chelsey has significant experience in the US serving at the Australian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, and at the Australian Embassy in Washington.  (read more) 



CA BUZZ | Bar Scene

Australian Trio Conquer LA Food Scene 
West Hollywood’s newest "HOT SPOT" E.P. & L.P. has exploded onto the LA food scene. E.P. restaurant features sensational food with a taste of Asia from former Australian Young Chef of the Year recipient, Louis Tikaram (Longrain, Sydney), with the ever charming Grant Smillie and David Combes (Melbourne) at the helm. L.P.'s spectacular rooftop views of the Hollywood Hills, exciting Asian street food, exotic cocktails and happening bar are a great place to start, finish or spend your day.
(read more about E.P. and L.P.)


AAA-CA events:
2 Nov: Melbourne Cup, Busby's East, Register now
5 Dec: Nippers Holiday Party, Santa Monica Ice Rink
12 Dec (TBC): Holiday Party
19 Jan: Dinner Club, Los Angeles
24 Jan:  Australia Day Party, Los Angeles

Other events:
6 Nov: Training Mate Calendar Launch, The Parlor (all proceeds to Movember),  More info
14 Nov: All Stars Cricket Match, LA,  Buy tickets



See what's been happening in CA. Tag your photo.


     Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1 Sept       Karen Lanyon Farewell, 16 Sept         AFL Grand Final Party, 2 Oct


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Lucy Harel, Regional Manager California
American Australian Association



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