Happy New Year everyone!!!
I sincerely hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season - I
certainly did! My husband, puppy and I enjoyed the beautiful Queensland
coast for Christmas and spent the turn of the New Year in the Blue
Mountains. It was lovely. Each time I travel around Australia I am reminded
what a beautiful country we live in!
I also returned to the US for a week post-New Year and had a wonderful time
visiting with family and friends. But, alas, now it's back to work and the
rush of everyday life! At least it's a great time to be in Melbourne!!! The
weather is fantastic, the tennis is on, the beaches are full and the city
is alive! I just love Australian summers!
It's hard to believe that it is already mid-January! Each New Year I am
reminded that the month of 'January' is named after the Roman god Janus,
who was the god of beginnings and endings - the god of doorways. Janus is
usually featured with two faces looking in opposite directions - one to the
future and one to the past. Looking back, I am proud of the past year we've
had at the AWA and I look forward to all that is to come in 2013.
The AWA has some exciting events coming up this year! I hope many of you
are planning on joining us at the Super Bowl Party the AWA is co-hosting
with Burger Mary and the Precinct Hotel on Monday 4 February 2013 at the
Precinct Hotel in Richmond at 10am, which is game time in the US (doors
open at 8am). The AWA will be running a raffle to benefit the CBC at this
event. We will have American football, food and fun! Please see the website
to order your tickets.
I would also like to remind everyone about the monthly night meeting, which
is usually held on the first Wednesday of each month at a city location
(generally in or around Federation Square). In February we will be doing
something different for our night meeting. We will be meeting on
Thursday 7 February 2013 from 6pm - 8pm at the house of
our Vice President of Membership, Marla Coffin.
Please see the Stars & Stripes or the AWA website for further details.
I hope all of you are enjoying this wonderful time of year here in our
great city and I hope to see you at an AWA event soon!