Private Guided Tour

of the acclaimed exhibit Light and Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in
Hollywood (1933-1950). Los Angeles, Skirball Center / Cafe Vienna, January  21st 2015

Private guided tour for AACW members only at the Skirball Center of this acclaimed exhibit.
Together with visiting Café Vienna, which Viennese artist Isa
Rosenberger has developed to focus on the role of the Viennese Café house in
the early 20th century when very important meetings took place among
artistic and literary circles including the famous best-selling Austrian
novelist, Gina Kaus. This exhibit was co-sponsored by our Council.

Los Angeles Consular Corps Luncheon featuring Special Olympics World Games

Jonathan Club, Los Angeles March 26th 2015

Featured Guest Speakers:
Patrick McClenahan, President Special Olympics World Games, Los Angeles 2015
The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Los Angeles Mayor

AACW Launches Fundraising Efforts for SOS Children's Villages in Nepal 

Wilshire Country
Club, Los Angeles, May 8th 2015

When the AACW Board of Directors heard about the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal they decided unanimously and without hesitation to donate to the troubled area and wrote
a substantial check for earthquake relief in Nepal. At the Wilshire Country Club
the AACW Executive Vice-President Lilliana Popov-Alexander and
Sponsor Committee Member Heidi Sahm had the pleasure of presenting
the check to the Honorary Consul General of Nepal
George Mark Pappas.

Annual Member Meeting

Beverly Hills Country Club, July 2015

Another lovely member meeting at the Beverly Hills Country Club,
which allowed members to mingle and enjoy each other's company while being informed
about upcoming events and charity work.

AACW Supports 10 Athletes in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

July 25 – August, 2015  

For the highly acclaimed Los Angeles-hosted Special Olympics that opened on July 25,
the Austrian-American Council West (AACW) was ‘front and center’ in its support with its sponsorship of ten young athletes from Austria with intellectual disabilities. It began in 2014 when AACW hosted a fund-raising gala that allowed local Austrians to be first of LA’s cultural affinity groups to join the cause that brought 6,50 athletes from across the globe to
Los Angeles to compete in soccer, cycling, track and field, basketball, gymnastics,
aquatics and other sports, in this 8-day celebration of sport. The Austrian team earned many honors in the course of the games and the AACW expresses its pride and congratulations.

Austrian-American Day Celebration

Beverly Hills Country Club, September 27th 2015 

"Forget-Me-Not" Benefit Luncheon

Good Shepherd Center, October 10th 2015

Some AACW sponsors attended the annual Good Shepherd Center for
Homeless Women & Children "Forget-Me-Not" Benefit Luncheon at the Wilshire Country Club.
Good Shepherd Center's mission is to empower women and their children to move
from homelessness to self-sufficiency, through housing, employment and support
services offered with dignity and love. AACW has long supported this
wonderful organization.

Winter Concert with our Donation to the Goethe International Charter School

Los Angeles, Goethe school December 15, 2015

Our President Veronika Reinelt attended the Goethe International
Charter School's Winter Concert and was pleased to present a check
on behalf of AACW to the school's music department.

Christmas Donation to the Good Shepherd Center

Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children, December 22nd 2015

Our AACW President and Executive Vice President were
excited to extend the Christmas spirit to the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless
Women & Children! AACW members collected toiletries to donate to the
center. The Council also gave a generous check to the charity.