«Österreichisch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Boston»
Founded in Boston in 1944 and incorporated in 1970, the non-profit Austro-American
Association was established to further the interest in Austria and Austrian culture and promote Austrian-American
friendship. Austrian and American members participate in a wide variety of social and cultural
In recent years, events such as lectures, concerts, holiday celebrations,
boat cruises, Stammtische1 and Heurige were frequently accompanied by fine Austrian cuisine.
A Scholarship Fund provides grants to scholars and artists in support of projects related to
1Table reserved for regulars; A monthly A-AA gathering with German conversation
News & Announcements
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Juliana Belscak, 1937-2020
|The Board of Directors of the Austro-America Association is very saddened to relate that Juliana Belcsak passed away on December 1, 2020 in Rock Hill, SC after a long battle with cancer that she courageously fought with strength and dignity.|
Juliana was born in Austria, on July 8th, 1937 and came to the United States in the mid-sixties and quickly fell in love with this country. She was very proud of her Austrian heritage and always maintained close ties between the two countries. She was an extraordinary, compassionate, caring, and generous person who gave everything she could to anyone in need of help. Among these endeavors, she designed and implemented an international program that helps children whose families cannot afford heart operations to have them donated in full by Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
The A-AA was greatly honored to have her attend and speak at several of our events over the years. She recognized us with awards and on our 75th A-AA Anniversary she extended this message: "[...] We salute the A-AA for its outstanding work to support young people, and proudly show their Austrian heritage". She therefore endorsed our dedication to promote the Scholarship Awards Program and stimulate the relationship between Austria and America. When she spoke at events, she was full of ideas and caring to encourage us to work together on our goals. Juliana appreciated conversing with us and the discussions where always engaging and interesting.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
The Austro-American Association of Boston Scholarship Program
|The Austro-American Asociation offers a scholarship award to qualified canditates whose studies are focued on Austrian culture. We are pleased to be able to grant an award of $3,000. The selected recipient will make a presentation regarding an Austrian subject connected to their field of studies.|
In the past, we have had wonderful, talented recipients who have gained international recognition in the advancement of their careers. We look forward to helping other young students working on Austrian cultural subjects and to the benefit they gain from their association with Austria's rich cultural heritage.
For more information regarding our scholarship award program, please visit the scholarship page on our website.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Austro-American Association President, Traude Schieber-Acker, receives Das Silberne Ehrenzeichen from Austria (The silver Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria)
On the occasion of the Austrian National Holiday (Staatsfeiertag) A-AA event celebration on October 22, 2016, our Consul General, Ambassador Dr. Georg Heindl made a special announcement to present Traude Schieber-Acker with "Das Silberne Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich" (The silver Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria). He remarked that Traude has made countless significant contributions in support of Austria, as President of the A-AA, regarding multiple facets of Austrian culture, political situations and other key events to her members over the past 16 years as President.Traude was deeply honored to receive this special award from Austria and noted it was a distinct privilege to have the Consul General present it in person. She remarked that the award is very dear to her, and especially thanked Dr. Heindl for nominating her to the Austrian Government. While the award was given to her, she acknowledged and thanked the A-AA Board and all members and friends of the A-AA, who have supported her work for Austria through this organization over many years.
Consul General Ambassador Dr. Heindl with Traude Schieber-Acker, President of the A-AA
Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Austro-American Association of Boston celebrates its 70th Anniversary
|The 70th jubilee was celebrated on June 21 at MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Mass. The Association was founded in 1944 with a main purpose to help Austrian immigrants to settle here in the Boston area. The A-AA, through its 70 years existence, has continued to provide cultural and social events for its many members and friends, and sponsors scholarship research programs on Austrian related projects.|
The festivities started with cocktails on the magnificent terrace with its historic park in the MIT complex. Guests of honor included the Austrian Consul General, Ambassador Dr. Georg Heindl with his family, Mrs. Juliana Belcsak, National Chair of the Austrian-American Councils, and Mr. Roland Pirker, president of the Austrian Canadian Council with his wife, Burgie. Musical delights were interpreted by Josef Porteleki and Dr. Emilian Badea and during dinner with a string quartet playing a beautiful selection of classical pieces. With 15 years in office, Mrs. Acker is the longest-serving president in the history of the association. The A-AA is also one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the USA.