The function of the Southern Cross Club, founded in 1946 in Washington, DC and
comprised of expatriate Australians, New Zealanders, and Americans with an interest
in either country, is to promote friendship and goodwill among nationals of the United
States, Australia, and New Zealand.
The club's social functions are held annually in spring, midsummer, fall, and December.
Patrons of this long-standing organization are the Ambassadors of Australia and New
Zealand and their wives.