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ANZUS 70th Anniversary Dinner

Join us to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the historic ANZUS Treaty, which was agreed upon in September 1951.

 This night of celebration will recognize the alliance between our great nations and the unique mateship that has gone from strength to strength for over 70 years.

70 years ago this September, the United States, Australia and New Zealand entered into the historic ANZUS Treaty to advance three goals to: 

  • Reaffirm their desire to live in peace with all peoples and all Governments and desiring to strengthen the fabric of peace in the Pacific Area; 
  • Declare publicly and formally their sense of unity, so that no potential aggressor could be under the illusion that any of them stand alone in the Pacific Area; and 
  • Coordinate their efforts for collective defense for the preservation of peace and security pending the development of a more comprehensive system of regional security in the Pacific Area. 

To commemorate the anniversary of this important and historic treaty and the American-Australian Alliance, the American Australian Association is launching a significant and highly distinguished ANZUS Fellowship of $100,000 per fellow each year in both directions – committing $1 million over 5 years to support future American and Australian leaders. The fellowship will be aimed at attracting high-level senior career experts for a cultural and educational exchange in the areas of diplomacy, defense, innovation or other critical government priorities. 

Tuesday, September 21
6:30 PM Reception | 7:30 PM Dinner


Dionne Warwick

In one of the most extraordinary examples of staying power the music industry has ever known, five-time Grammy Award-winning music legend, Dionne Warwick continues to regale audiences internationally. From the early 1960’s on, her iconic sound set the bar in American pop music by earning more than 60 charted hit songs and selling over 100 million records. She has done more than entertain the world; as a humanitarian, she has advocated for global well-being through such efforts as AIDS awareness, The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, and music education. Ms. Warwick notably served as U.S. Ambassador of Health, appointed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, and in 2002 acted as a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization. In using her music to support her activism, she performed in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World,” and in 1984’s “Live Aid.
“Dionne Warwick has one of the true signature voices in all of music. As her voice has enchanted us for fifty years, so will her fascinating life story.”
– Dick Clark

She also made recording history with Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder with, “That’s What Friends Are For,” a number one hit and the first recording dedicated to raising awareness for AIDS.

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Morgan Evans

Australian-born Warner Music Nashville breakout artist Morgan Evans is well versed in launching a country music career from across the world. His 2018 U.S. debut Things That We Drink To arrived Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and features his Gold-certified No. 1 debut single “Kiss Somebody,” which he also performed on NBC’s TODAY and ABC’s The Bachelorette. Named as one of Country Radio Seminar’s elite 2020 New Faces of Country Music, he’s forged a path as one of the genre’s most promising up-and-coming stars, named to People’s elite “Ones To Watch” list, MusicRow’s “Next Big Thing” list and Bobby Bones’ “Class of 2018,” receiving additional recognition as an emerging artist by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Bobby Bones, The Tennessean and more.
An award-winning country force in Australia, he most recently reached new heights by topping both the Aussie Pop and Country charts with “Day Drunk.” Known for his thrilling, one-of-a-kind performances, he has previously toured with artists like Taylor Swift, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts and Chris Young and crisscrossed the globe on his 2019 World Tour, where he shared his acclaimed live show with sold-out audiences spanning eight countries across three continents.

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