With Michigan football enthusiasm at a (near) zenith, I wanted to draw attention to an event where our most distant alumni are trying to build a community.
There are roughly 400-500 Michigan alumni in Australia, according to the Alumni Association (contact information is spotty though). I thought this would be a good way to get the word out. Here's the formal announcement of our event in Melbourne (the home town of Blake O'Neill) on November 28 (which in Australia is the EVE of the Michigan-Ohio State game).
Meet Fellow U of M Alumni in Australia
We would like to invite you to join your fellow U of M alumni living and working in Australia to celebrate all things Maize & Blue on the eve of the biggest game of the year- Michigan vs Ohio State.
We hope you will join us on November 28 at "The Trunk" in Melbourne, Victoria at 2:30 PM for drinks, food, and camaraderie with other Wolverines.
For those interested in staying and watching The Game on Sunday morning (time TBD), a venue is being organised.
U of M Club of Australia
If you are in Australia or know anyone in Australia, we would love a plug. I have found that our alumni crave some kind of connection to the alma mater (which holds events in China and Singapore but not Australia). If you post on this thread we can find a way to get you the official registration info- unlike other alumni events, there is no charge. Go Blue!
-Your fellow University of Michigan Australians