Announcing Two New Directors Elected to The Australian Community

For Immediate Release:

New York, NY— The Australian Community announces the appointment of two new members of its Board of Directors, along with a Board Advisory Committee.

Joining the Board of Directors are Emilie Treuillard and Glen McDermott. They join Sarah Henderson, Ava Newman and James Boland.

“Sixty percent of our 3,600 members living in New York are Australian Women and more than thirty percent of all our members work in Media and Communications” says James Boland, President and Founder. “Our new Board not only reflects the gender and industry demographics of our membership, but Emilie and Glen bring new skill sets in Fundraising and Branding that will accelerate the growth of our organization.”

Also announced is The Australian Community Board Advisory Committee. “In our search for new Directors, so many talented and motivated members came forward” said Board member, Ava Newman. “To give these members a voice in our Community, we have now implemented an Advisory Committee inside our Yammer private network. Going forward, new Directors will be selected from this Committee, giving all members a pathway to a seat on our Board.”

About The Australian Community

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and its Mission is to connect Australian living in the United States through social. professional and charitable initiatives. All contributions are fully tax deductible under Section 170 of the IRS Code. The Australian Community is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

Announcing the 2018 Creative Challenge Art Competition

The Australian Community Creative Challenge was first held in 2013 to recognize the diversity of Australian artistic talent living and working in the Greater New York area.

The Challenge for creative Australians living in New York is to create a body of work – using any medium – that encompasses three elements: Australia, Community and New York. Continue reading “Announcing the 2018 Creative Challenge Art Competition”

Wrap up of #OzDayNYC 2018 – aka “The Joeys”

It was a sold out, star-studded, Black Tie event at Pier A that recognized the contributions of Australian performing artists Amanda Bishop, Marika Aubrey, Ben McHugh, Kaye Tuckerman, Nick Hardcastle and Jeremy Youett.  Our Honorees were Stella Pulo and Sullivan Stapleton.

It was also great to see fellow Blindspot actor Luke Mitchell and his wife Rebecca Breeds stop by with Sully.  World renowned Australian Classical Guitarist Rupert Boyd added a special touch to the evening with a live performance.

The guest list read like a who’s who of Australian performing artists!

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Announcing The Australian Community Center in New York

Who would have thought that seven years ago, what started out as a handful of Australian expats banding together to network and share knowledge, would grow into what is now the largest Australian non-profit organization by United States membership.

Further, after launching our Enterprise Social Network in January 2016, the Australian Community’s Yammer network has now grown to house the largest private Australian knowledgebase in the US.

Sixty percent of our 3,800 members, and two thirds of our Board of Directors are Australian women.

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Announcing Moving to the US for Aussies: The Book

Introduction

If you look at any successful organization, at its core you will find the company handbook.  It details policies and procedures for any new employee joining the company, and is the culmination of years corporate knowledge captured within the organization – So why not have a instruction manual for Australian expats moving to the US?

Have you ever wondered if USCIS handed out a book to anyone arriving in the US on a work visa on all of the traps for young players, how much of an asset it would be?

Well, wonder no more because The Australian Community is producing a book “Moving to the US for Aussies”

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What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?

If you are not familiar with Shark Tank, the TV show features Entrepreneurs pitching highly successful business owners on why they should invest in their company.

Theoretically speaking, if you could successfully pitch the Sharks on the value proposition of our organization to Australian Ex-pats, then attracting new members to join The Australian Community should be a no-brainer.

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