OAA North American Group contact is:
Mr Gregory Copley AM
PO Box 320608
ALEXANDRIA VA 22320
Ph: 0011 1 703 909 4167
Dear Colleagues in the Order of Australia in North America:
What a wonderful night we had last night, December 16, with our Vice-Patron, Ambassador Kim Beazley, who hosted us for one final time: his sixth magnificent banquet for the Order. Thank you to all who attended, some traveling from Canada, Texas, New York, and other locations requiring a special trip to Washington for the event. And thanks to all those (either present or not) who contributed generously for the beautiful antique silver sugar bowl, inscribed with our thanks to the Ambassador. To say that Kim was surprised and touched by our gesture of appreciation to him would be an understatement.
I will write on behalf of all of us to express our appreciation for these past six years, as well as for that wonderful farewell dinner last night.
Attached are photos of the event, as well as the sugar bowl, its inscription, and the card which accompanied the presentation, naming all those who contributed to it.
We now hope that the incoming Ambassador will take the Order to heart in the same way that Kim and Susie have done these past six years.
All the best,
Gregory Copley, AM, GCHT*, FRCGS
Chairman, The Order of Australia Association North American Group
USA - Canada extract The Order Winter 2016
UK Canada Extract The Order May 2016
USA Farewell Dinner Program
USA Farewell Presentation to Kim Beazley OAA NAG
USA Presentation Bowl for Kim Beazley
USA The Gift Card for Amb Beazley