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Whether you have left Australia for the first time, or this is another overseas posting, we’re here to help you settle into Southern Life and offer you the company of fellow Australians.

AWA Logo“AWA aims to provide a social and cultural club for Australians residing in Atlanta and surrounding areas. We strive to offer friendship and assist new members in establishing themselves in Atlanta. We promote and facilitate an easy entry and interest in the social and communal life of Atlanta.”

 

Upcoming Events

October 2014 – March 2015

Oct
25
Sat
Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Sausage Sizzle @ The Beyers
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for our annual

SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY !

There will be multiple shifts of sausages so those of you with little ones can get them fed early.  First batch will be ready to eat at 5:30pm, those without kids feel free to join us later in the evening.

Activities on arrival include: Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting, Apply Bobbing and Marshmallow Toasting.

A variety of Sausages and Party Pies from the Australian Bakery, pumpkin soup and a yummy dessert will be provided.

BRING A SIDE TO SHARE AND YOUR BEVERAGE OF CHOICE.

We are checking out pumpkin prices, so when sending your REPLY please indicate how many you or your family would like to carve.

REPLY BY: Oct 23, 2014 for catering and pumpkin reservations by email to treasurer@australianswithinatlanta.com or using the Facebook Event or Evite.

 

 

Nov
9
Sun
Remembrance Day Service 2014 @ St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church
Nov 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

November 11 is the day upon which Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand people pause to remember all the service people who have given their lives fighting wars.

The day was originally called Armistice Day and was the day that a truce was declared in the First World War, fought from 1914 until November 11, 1918. A year later the Treaty of Versailles was signed by members of the Commonwealth and the League of Nations and the cease fire was made permanent.

Ever since, the debt of gratitude owed to those who fought and the nurses aiding them at the front has been observed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. All people were asked to stop for two minutes at 11 a.m. and remember their sacrifice.

After the Second World War the United Kingdom proposed that the day be renamed Remembrance Day to commemorate those killed in both wars. Since then it has grown to include all those killed in subsequent wars and conflicts.

November 11 is also called “Poppy Day”. This originated from a poem written by a Canadian doctor who in 1915 noticed that despite the devastation of the war the poppies bloomed again in the Spring; he wrote “In Flanders Fields”. An American woman wrote a poem in response and promised to wear a poppy to commemorate the dead and so the custom began. In 1918 a French woman proposed making silk poppies and selling them to raise money to support the many injured who had returned from the war. In 1921 the British Legion and the Australian RSL started selling poppies to pin on the lapel on Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is observed at a service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and services at many other memorials and Churches.

In Atlanta there will be a service at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 9, 2014 starting at 11.15 a.m. Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and the Union Jack flags will parade into the Church. Poppies will be available for $1 each.

The church is at 3110 Ashford Dunwoody Road, close to Peachtree Road and it is hoped that as many Australians as possible will attend.

Nov
10
Mon
AWA Committee Meeting
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
27
Thu
Thanksgiving Waifs and Strays Pot Luck @ The Beyers
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 8:15 pm

If you are in town, at a loose end and would like to see what all the fuss is about, please join us for a Thanksgiving Aussie-American Style.

 

Reply:         Friday Nov 21, 2014 by FB Event, Evite or phone (678) 665-1421

 

We will put the pumpkin soup on, and roast a turkey if you will bring a side dish or dessert to share (please reply with your choice from the list in the Evite to make sure we have a little of everything and not much waste) and your favorite beverage.
Appetizers will be served at 1:30pm followed by a sit down dinner around 3:00pm.
So get up late, have a light brunch and then come on over for a relaxed afternoon of great company, drinks and some fabulous holiday food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
6
Sat
Christmas Cocktail Party @ TBD
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A great way to kickoff the Holiday Season before heading off on year end vacations.

Jan
12
Mon
AWA Committee Meeting
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
24
Sat
Australia Day Celebration @ TBD
Jan 24 @ 2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

We will be celebrating Australia Day – not sure exactly which date at this point, looking for a venue – if you have one in mind please contact a Board member with the details.

Jan
25
Sun
Australia Day Celebration @ TBD
Jan 25 @ 2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

We will be celebrating Australia Day – not sure exactly which date at this point, looking for a venue – if you have one in mind please contact a Board member with the details.

Feb
19
Thu
Luncheon: Got a recommendation for a weekday lunch ? @ TBD - Got a recommendation ?
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We’re looking for an exciting restaurant for a weekday lunch – any recommendations ?

Mar
9
Mon
AWA Committee Meeting
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Please check back regularly for details of our up coming events.