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Washington, USA Alumni event 2019

The Board of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America (AUOA), Chancellor, Dr Royden Somerville QC, and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, warmly invite you to join your Otago alumni friends and colleagues from across the decades to help celebrate the University of Otago's 150th Anniversary.

While we won't be joined by alumni from the class of 1869, we look forward to a great turnout of all Otago alumni, and an evening of memories, reminiscences, laughter and camaraderie. We hope you can attend.

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
NZ Embassy, Washington DC
37 Observatory Cir NW
Washington DC 20008

The evening's agenda includes reflections from our times in Dunedin, an update on the University's current programmes and successes, and ... complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvre!


To assist with planning and catering, please RSVP by Friday, 20 September 2019 to

Other Details:

  • Saturday – A programme of local daytime activities will be available for visitors wishing to explore the sights and sounds of DC.
  • Sunday – Alumni Brunch at a venue TBA - optional attendance.
  • Accommodation – An AUOA room block is available at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, 772 12th Street NW, Washington DC at a rate of $179 (plus 14.95% tax) per night. Please use this link to make your reservations or call the hotel on +1-202-737-2200 and ensure you ask for the AUOA Room Block rate
  • Hotel to Embassy transportation – We are looking into providing coach transportation to and from the hotel and Embassy, including the possibility of a downtown DC tour enroute More information will be provided in coming weeks.

What we need from you:

Start going through those albums, boxes of unframed photos and scrap books to dig out your fondest memorabilia from your days at Otago.

Share your experiences by sending us photos and stories which will be made into a slide show for the evening. Please email your photos, mementos and any brief reflections to Neil Matheson ( or Jacinta Calverley (

Thank you to our host, Ambassador Rosemary Banks, and the NZ Embassy staff.
Visit our website for more details and updates.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your alumni friends so they don't miss out. Some of them may not have received the email and can update their contact details by visiting our website or emailing

Kind regards
The Development & Alumni Relations Team

Date Saturday, 2 November 2019
Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Audience Alumni
Event Category Alumni Events
Event Type Function
LocationNew Zealand Embassy, Washington DC
37 Observatory Cir NW
Washington DC 20008

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