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Update - July 2019

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019



     

2019 BENEFIT DINNER
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019

Join us at the 2019 Benefit Dinner as we honor Jeanne Johns, Managing Director & CEO, Incitec Pivot Limited on October 29 at Cipriani Wall Street.

The evening will highlight the depth and strength of the US-Australia business relationship as well as our Education scholars and alumni. Since 2002, the Association has invested over US$8 million to support more than 300 American and Australian scholars undertake graduate study and research in a wide range of fields, including medicine, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, journalism and sustainability at prestigious institutions in Australia and the United States. 

For further information and sponsorship packages, please contact Debbie Chappel at benefitdinner@aaanyc.org

 

3RD ANNUAL MATESHIP CHARITY GOLF
TOURNAMENT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Gather your friends, clients and colleagues for a round of golf to celebrate and honor American and Australian Veterans. The day will feature special guest Greg Norman AO.

Sponsorship/foursome packages available.  

For reservations, please contact Georgina Duckworth at georgina.duckworth@aaanyc.org
or 212-338-6860 ext. 212.

 



     
     
     

2019 AAA-NOMAD TWO WORLDS FOUNDATION INDIGENOUS ARTS SCHOLAR ANNOUNCED

The American Australian Association is pleased to announce the 2019 AAA-Nomad Two Worlds Foundation Indigenous Arts Scholar,
Mi-kaisha Masella.  Mi-kaisha is a proud Darumbal Murri, freshwater woman and award-winning singer/songwriter and musician. In September 2019, Mi-kaisha will be supported by this grant to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University (NYU).

Mi-kaisha is one of Australia's most dynamic young emerging artists with experience and capabilities beyond her age. At just 18-years-old, she has performed on Australian national TV and on some of Australia’s greatest stages including The Sydney Opera House. Mi-kaisha is renowned for her breathtaking, soulful voice and storytelling through music. She uses her musical talents to engage, inform and incite debate about issues affecting Indigenous people. Mi-kaisha is the first Indigenous Australian to be accepted into an undergraduate degree at NYU.

 

AAA SUMMER PARTY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 - BUY TICKETS

Celebrate summer with the American Australian Association at Bluestone Lane’s stunning new Bowery Café in Nolita.  On the night we’ll be launching our brand new individual membership program with exciting discounts from our friends at Qantas, Humming Puppy, Bluestone Lane, R.M. Williams, Dinosaur Designs and many more!

Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Bluestone Lane Bowery Café
19 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012

Buy tickets
Members $10* / Non-members $20
*Please log in to your member account to access member pricing

Ticket price include one complimentary Australian beer or glass of wine on arrival and Bluestone Lane canapés.

     
     
     

AMERICAN-AUSTRALIAN VETERAN SCHOLAR UPDATE - KEVIN LENAHAN

Kevin Lenahan is an 8-year Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a recipient of an American Australian Association veteran scholarship. Thanks to this support, Kevin is studying a Master's of Business Administration in Leadership and Enterprise at the University of Sydney. Since being in Australia, Kevin has
co-founded The South Sudan Library Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that endeavors
to help improve the English literacy rate in South Sudan through building public libraries. Kevin has been working on The Foundation’s first mission and has so far secured over 13,000 books for their first library space in the town of Juba. The library will officially open in October 2019 and will be South Sudan’s first ever public library, with a goal to house 30,000 books.

 
AWNY BOOK CLUB
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019

Join us to read Philip Roth's The Plot Against America. Roth is one of America's most famed Jewish authors, and The Plot Against America, written in 2004 and deemed a 'stroke of genius' is eerily predictive of the current political climate. Read this review and join us to delve deeper into understanding this country we live in.

Date: Monday, August 26
Venue: Upstairs at The Australian, 20 West 38th Street, New York
Time: 6pm for 6:30 start.
Price: Free!
RSVP HERE

     

EVENTS

 

AAA EVENTS

Aug 8: AAA Summer Party, NY - buy tickets
Aug 26: AWNY Book Club, NY - RSVP
Sep 16: AAA 3rd Annual Mateship Charity Golf Tournament, DC - more info
Oct 29: AAA Benefit Dinner, NY - more info

 

OTHER EVENTS

Jul 30: Jacob’s Creek Wine Pairing and Trivia Night, NY – more info
Aug 1 - Sep 1: Miriam Innes Exhibition - NY Rambling: Drawing Light from the Shadows - more info


 

 

PHOTO GALLERY
 
 

 American-Australian Arts Showcase
New York
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NEWS
 

Donald Trump grants his second state dinner at White House to Scott Morrison, ABC News
Qantas flights between Brisbane-Chicago and Brisbane-San Francisco are now on sale, Business Traveller
Joe's mates in the States, The Australian
Incitec Pivot's CEO Jeanne Johns on male resistance to gender diversity, The Australian Financial Review
American Airlines-Qantas joint venture wins final U.S. approval, Reuters
Symantec Named a Leader Among Data Security Portfolios by Independent Research Firm, Yahoo! Finance
BHP boss announces $US400m plan to combat 'indisputable' climate crisis, The Guardian
Future USS Oakland Launched at Austal’s Alabama Facility, Seapower
Influx of Australian-owned and -inspired restaurants expands options from the land down under, amNewYork
Australia to 'lift veil' on Facebook, Google algorithms to protect privacy, Reuters
There Are Now 2,500 US Marines in Australia After Years of Buildup, Military.com
Margaret Fulton Brought the World to the Australian Table, The New York Times
DOWN UNDER TRUCKING: transport jobs boom underway in Australia, Freight Waves
Australia's top sports earners revealed, AFR
Australia sets world record in winning gold in women's 4x200 metres freestyle in South Korea, ABC News
Australia to establish dedicated office to police tech giants, The Irish Times
US state, defence chiefs head to Australia as allies split on Iran, AFR
Australian stocks recapture pre-crisis highs - at last, Financial Times

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