Upcoming Events


Happy Hour (early bird!)

Friday November 21st from 5PM to 7PM @ STK in DuPont Circle, 1250 Connecticut Avenue, DC 20036 http://togrp.com/washington-dc/

Questions to Simon @ secretary@awadc.com



Capitol Hill Tour – AWA MEMBERS ONLY

Friday December 5th from 10AM – 12PM

A walking tour (approx. 2 hours) through the historic spaces of Congress, including the Chambers of the House of Representatives, the Rotunda, the Old Senate Chamber and Old Supreme Court Chamber

Open to all members, their partners, and any children under 18 y.o. There is no cost to this event however you must be an AWA member at the time of registration as well as at the time of the event. NO GUESTS.

Register at: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/awadc/event.jsp?event=101&

NOTE: Final numbers for this tour have not yet been confirmed by the guide (pending approval) so AWA is running an RSVP list. Places will be given to qualified registrants on a first-come first-serve basis and confirmed by email on December 1. Questions? Please email Danielle at president@awadc.com



Annual General Meeting, Sunday December 7th at Fireworks in Clarendon (Arlington) @ 11:30AM. http://www.fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web/HoursAndDirections.php

Please see previous email sent to members regarding the election of Officers for the AWA Committee. Questions? Please contact Simon at secretary@awadc.com



Friday, December 12th @ 7.30pm, Marie Mount Hall at the Uni of Maryland College Park Campus.

AWA member Jamie Coull has written a play, a drag cabaret, Agora Faux Pas! Both Jamie and her husband Lockie McKinna will also perform in it. Jamie has kindly offered to host a group from AWA to her performance and will be available after the show with other cast members to meet and greet. Non-alcoholic drinks and snack food will be served & there is plenty of free parking on campus after hours.

Tickets are FREE but limited and can be obtained directly through https://agorafauxpastickets.eventbrite.com When registering, please add “”AWA Party” after your type your last name.



January 2015: Australia Day Event Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th, location & time TBD. We need volunteers – to help with logistics, decorate, make gift baskets, sell raffle tickets, etc! Please contact Michelle at events@awadc.com


February Happy Hour – first week of Feb. TBD.



Cricket World Cup viewing parties: 2015 Cricket (ICC) World Cup is Feb 14th-March 29th, all games are being played in Australia & NZ. AWA is working on viewing parties where that pesky time zone thingy allows. http://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup Can you offer a private venue for viewing parties? Other questions? Please contact Arvind at sports@awadc.com



Sunday March 29th, 2015: AWA Annual Spring Picnic, Arlington. Time & location TBD.

We need volunteers! Please contact Michelle at events@awadc.com



ANZAC Day, Saturday April 25th, 2015: AWA events include a Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery at 12:15PM and a social reception at/near Arlington National Cemetery afterward.

We need volunteers to help with the social reception (before hand & on the day). Please contact Danielle president@awadc.com &/or Michelle events@awadc.com

Other Local Opportunities & Events of Interest to Aussies:

RUGBY: Washington Rugby Football Club has extended an invitation to any rugby players looking for a team to consider joining them. http://washingtonrugbyclub.org/. Email joinwrfc@washingtonrugbyclub.org or phone 1-800-686-WRFC1-800-686-WRFC (9732)


Wednesday, November 19th, 12-2 p.m. at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Center for Australian, New Zealand & Pacific Studies

‘Armed Attack’ in Cyberspace – The Issues and the Dilemma, a talk by CANZPS visiting scholar Clare Sullivan, PhD. RSVP required & due by Nov 17.

Excerpt from abstract: “Imagine that Australia, being in an earlier time zone, becomes aware of an imminent cyber threat to disrupt vital services in the US. Can Australia legitimately launch a defensive cyber-attack to protect the US?”


Saturday December 13th, 8pm at The Hippodrome in Baltimore

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies is performing his latest comedy show in Baltimore. Tickets are in the $55 range available through Ticketmaster. This is NOT a family-friendly show!

Your AWA Committee: Kristen, Daryl, Simon, Arvind, Danielle, Michelle