Australian American Association in South Australia

PO Box 6714, Halifax Street SA 5000

Newsletter July 2016

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello to all of you.

It is that time again for our newsletter and we have been very busy these last few months. We had a fantastic visit to the clipper ship “The City of Adelaide” with a very enjoyable lunch overlooking the water in Port Adelaide. If you missed it, you missed a great afternoon. Check out the pictures in this newsletter.

We had a lovely party at Marty’s house for Australia Day. Ray Winterfield brought his guitar and we had a sing-a-long. We shared good food and fun.   Another “no cost” function to members.

We, again, had a really memorable Coral Sea celebration. This is so important to our association and the other associations which help us remember the connection with Australia and America. My only wish is that more of our members would take part and share this auspicious occasion with us. Check the newsletter pictures.

We have said “Good-bye” to Nancy and Bill Schaff as they have moved to Hawaii. They always came to functions, gave good support for ideas and helped when needed. We will miss them but wish them all the best.

Dr. Lage is still on her travels back and forth across the US. From the reports I have heard, she is enjoying herself very much. Looking forward to hearing all about it when she returns. Maybe we can get her to give a talk at the Meet & Greet one of these months.

All of the people who were at the Meet & Greet where the game “Cornhole” was discussed and played are invited to let us know if they would like us to schedule a trip to Stirling to check out the facilities with a view to maybe forming a team to play. It was a fun evening and everyone seemed to have a great time. Plus, we had some very talented folk in Mel and Cam Dow. Mel made two 10 point scores – Impressive. Maybe we have a captain for the team? How about it, Mel? Those of you who have not been coming to the Meet & Greet, you should try it. We do have a really good time, besides good food and fellowship. Come along and invite a friend as well.

The 4th of July was super special with our host Charles Figallo’s great efforts. Again, check the pictures in this newsletter. It was a fantastic day. We made a contribution of A$900 to the Make a Wish Foundation as well as having costumed characters and the Statute of Liberty front and centre. It was a really good and a great big “Thank you” goes to Charles for all of his efforts. (Read: Brooke)

Looking forward to the AGM at the Stoba’s house in September. Watch for the flyer to inform you of details. We will have a BBQ, free to members as it is by law that we must hold the AGM. If you have any special wishes, ideas or just want to be a bigger part of your AAA, please plan on attending. See you there.

We are searching for a Thanksgiving venue as the Feathers is being remodelled and is not available. If anyone has a suggestion, please call and tell us so we can check it out.

Cheers.

Dana (DeDe) Stoba,

President AAASA        

The clipper ship 'City of Adelaide' on floating barge.

The clipper ship ‘City of Adelaide’ on floating barge.

 

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