Hello everyone and Happy Independence Day!
It's always been a bit difficult for me to get into the Fourth of July
spirit here in Australia, with the weather being so cold and there being a
decided lack of fireworks. However, I hope many of you are planning to
celebrate the holiday with fellow Americans in your region of Melbourne at
one of the many AWA regional 4th of July events. All this week
there are lunches, potlucks and other get-togethers to celebrate our
nation. Please check the AWA website for information about your local
I am very happy to announce that Memories of Melbourne, the event
that AWA co-sponsored with the Block Arcade on 19 June 2013, was a huge
success! We raised over $21,000 for the Children's Bioethics Centre at the
RCH - what a wonderful result! Thank you so very much to Masoomeh Wake (our
VP of Fundraising) for coordinating the event. Also, thank you to Eve Duddy
and Debbie Kimberley for organising the silent auction at the event, which
was a great success! It is only though the help of our fantastic volunteers
that we are able to raise so much to support the enormously important
efforts of the Children's Bioethics Centre!
Our next fundraising event is coming up very quickly!!! We will be hosting
Kicks and Krocks on 13 July 2013 at Etihad Stadium during the St
Kilda/Carlton footy game - the event will comprise food and drinks (before,
during and after the game), premium seating for the game, a live and silent
auction and a performance by the Harvard Krokodiloes (an a capella singing
group from Harvard University). It will be a wonderful night and, of
course, all proceeds will go to the Children's Bioethics Centre. Tickets
are available for purchase online!
Hope to see you all at an AWA event soon!!