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Welcome to the official web site of the Australia America Association, Washington D.C. chapter. We are happy to now have an online presence to highlight upcoming Association events, Australian culture, sporting events and wines. We hope that you'll find this site to be a useful source of information about Australia and our Association.      

Who Are We & What Do We Do?

The Australia America Association was founded in Washington, D.C. in June 1989 by Australians and Americans dedicated to strengthening relations betwen Australia and the United States. The Washington chapter is part of ANZACC, a national organization with chapters in 24 cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. As a non-profit organization, the Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected for three-year terms by the membership.

The membership of the Association reflects a diversity of geographic locations and interests. Members include Australians who are currently residents in the United States, either on a permanent, fixed long- or short-term basis. Other members are United States citizens and other nationalities who either have resided in or visited Australia, have family members currently living in Australia, or have a strong interest in Australia. The Washington chapter's membership includes residents from New York to Florida, although our members are primarily located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C./Richmond corridor. The basic Individual Membership is $40.00 per year. Other Membership categories are: Business, Corporate, Sponsor and other Non-Profit Organizations. Check out our Membership Information page for more information and for a sign-up form.

The mission of the Association is to promote business, cultural, economic, educational and personal relations between Australia and the United States through their citizens, as well as to promote trade and tourism between the two countries.

The Australian & New Zealand Wine Exposition is held annually in the Fall (usually in October) to highlight Australian & New Zealand Wines. The Exposition features a selected variety - up to 100 - of Australian and New Zealand Wines from importers/distributors located throughout the United States. A light buffet is also provided.

Social events organized for the Association's membership have included attendance at the Davis Cup Semi-Finals (Australia vs. United States) at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park; Tap Dogs at the National Theatre; Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Kennedy Center; Riverdance at Wolf Trap; The Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center; and The Australian Ballet at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

We hope you've found this brief essay on our organization, its membership and its activities informative and interesting. Please surf through the rest of our site and let us know what you think.

President
Wendy Hayes

Email: bymusdc@mindspring.com

OFFICERS
Wendy Hayes President
Colleen Greer Vice President
Margaret Lane Secretary

DIRECTORS
Maureen Degnan
Mike Frick
Steve Rosser

ADVISORY DIRECTORS
Barry McManus
Caroline Missen
Steve Spry
Sandy Sterrett
Becky Sutton

Australia America Association - Washington, DC
1815 Kalorama Road NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone 202-659-2400

 
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