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FALL IN LOVE [ with Australia ]

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The AACC is all about events!

With loving hearts, we thank all our sponsors, friends and neighbors for a fabulous Australia Week 2012! Australia Week 2012 was a great success! We fell in love with Jack Vidgen,

New “to-do’s” coming soon!

Jamie Durie, Guy Sebastian, The Qantas Choir, surprise guest from American

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Idol, Michael Johns and more!

the NEW Sundowner Venue! The Tourism Event sponsored by Frosch Travel, welcomed AACC members and guests looking for fabulous vacations in Australia.

A welcoming

tradeshow style reception brought tourism vendors from all over Australia to


Reminder: The Australian

showcase the crown jewels of travel destinations. A visit from the Bombora

American Chamber of

Vodka Kangaroo and The Qantas Koala rounded out the evening events.

Commerce has a NEW OFFICE! Please make note of this new location in your address books: 604 Archer, Houston, TX. 77009

An exciting panel of guest speakers made the 2012 Energy Conference a great success. Attendees from ExxonMobil, BHP Billiton Petroleum, Chevron, Apache and more attended this full-day conference to hear the latest trends in global energy economics.

Love…the limelight. Australia Week 2012

“Great Day Down Under”- KHOU

Qantas Choir… Jamie Durie …Guy Sebastian … Jack Vidgen… These are the stars that shined their light at the 2012 Australia Week at Hilton Houston Post Oak on January 24, 2012. The stars at night were big and bright while raising money for Project Joy & Hope. Raising an astonishing $57,000 for the local charity, this gala marked the largest in Australia Week 2012 Houston history.

Australia Week 2012 greeted media representatives from KHOU Great Day Houston, Fox 26 News Houston, Backstage Press and more! Live Tweeting and social media elements were added this year to enhance the Aussie experience. The festivities continued with an after party where guests enjoyed the rest of the evening, dancing the night away!

Standing room only? Yes! Several attendees, dressed in their finest were happy to browse the silent auction, place bids and enjoy light appetizers before enjoying the evenings entertainment.

“The Stars At Night, Are Big And Bright!”-Deep in the Heart of Texas 2

Jamie Durie, Master of Ceremonies, brought energy, star power and more to the gala stage this year. Jamie joined Jack Vidgen and The Qantas Choir in a surprise ending that opened this years event. FEBRUARY AACC HOUSTON NEWS

BOOKER LOWE GALLERY Saturday, 4 February - Saturday, 28 April 2012

Uncrated VI includes paintings from Australia's central and western deserts. Paintings are priced from $300 up.

Booker-Lowe Gallery 4623 Feagan Street Houston, TX.

Uncrated VI* New Aboriginal Paintings from Recent Travels in Australia's Northern

Gallery Hours: 11 am - 5pm Wednesday – Saturday Or please call us at 713.880.1541 or email us at to arrange a time that fits your schedule!



Australia: All About Flavorful Food, Fragrant Wines and Rich Culture. Two outstanding off premise events during the 2012 Australia Week in Houston were spotlights focused on wine pairing and education. The first stop was Branch Water Tavern for an intimate wine dinner paired with some of Australia’s finest wines. Guest Chef Jason Gould prepared a fragrant tasting celebrating Australia’s rich foods and culture.


copy of the menu and wine list. The second stop was at Houston’s iconic spirit house, Spec’s Liquor. AACC members and guests enjoyed Australian bites prepared by local celebrity Chef, Jason Gould. The event was open to the public and featured wines and spirits from each region in Australia.


Rounding out the Australia Week Festivities, an action-packed day of BBQ, Cricket and Netball matches brought in a diverse group of Aussies, Brits and Americans to Bear Creek Park. Men and women from all neighborhoods of Houston met to duke it out in their homelands’ renowned sports: Netball and cricket. While kiddiewinks bounced in a jumping castle, onlookers sipped on authentic Aussie coldies amber

appetites with local Aussie tucker:

fluids, and all basked in the

grilled sausages, steaks,

beautiful weather. The women

homemade artisan rolls, salads,

kicked off the event with their

and scrumptious Aussie desserts

annual Netball match, followed by

and lollies. Amidst the brilliant

the men’s cricket tournament. A

yellow rays of sunshine and crystal

determined group of Brits battled

clear skies, kites soared and the

last year’s champions, the

Australian flag wafted proudly.

formidable Aussies.



A successful event that paid great

After four grueling hours of a close

homage to the pastimes of Oz, the

match, the Brits’ fortitude and

AACC BBQ, Cricket and Netball

resilience ultimately snatched the

Match wrapped up Australia Week

trophy from under the Aussies.

with a bang!

Halfway through the gripping game, players and their families gathered to appease their huge


AACC February News 2012  

Fall in Love with Australia! A local Houston recap of 2012 Australia Week!

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