During the investigation for the recent story on the Anzac Memorial Trees being cut down to make way for the driveway of a new service station, we found the following information on the Anzac Memorial Avenue Centenary Committee (AMACC), that we thought you would be interested in too:
It was formed in 2013 as a sub committee of the Pine Rivers RSL Sub Branch
Minutes were regularly published to their website, up until May 2015, accept for a couple of key minutes. Including the one in March 2014 that would have mentioned the results of the RSL sub-branch’s decisions after they raised concern on AMACC’s structure (& use of a separate bank account)
In April 2014, the Secretary, who raised concern over using a separate bank account, resigned.
5th May 2014’s minutes are also conveniently missing.
But another special meeting was held in May 2014, showing there was a new vote for all the committee positions again. Where then MBRC Division 7 Councillor David Dwyer was voted back in as Chairman.
Question: Did they set up a new association, separate from the RSL at this point?
In June 2014’s minutes they have moved the AMACC bank account from Commonwealth to Bendigo bank.
The minutes up to May 2015, mention AMACC’s acceptance of various grant money and compensation donations for memorials post development (incl from Woolworths and Hungry Jacks).
In July 2015, the committee look at producing Membership cards.
Question: if they were still apart of the RSL sub-branch, they wouldn't be requiring membership cards, because they wouldn't have separate members, would they?
So we here at My K-Town 4503 have been wondering about the setup of AMACC and their connection, or lack of with the RSL, and did a thorough search for AMACC as an organisation. We didn't find anything. Well initially anyway. Until low and behold a recent refresh of the ABN registers are suddenly showing the AMACC as a unincorporated organisation from 1st April, 2017. (No, no April fools).
How convenient that they are now suddenly registered, (separately from RSL mind you), 3 days before the approval of the Development Application that secures the $20,000 donation. Do they not want the the RSL to get a hold of that $20,000??
Wow! What are the chances of them becoming a registered organisation, just in time? And does that mean they have actually been running as an unregistered organisation for a couple of years now?
Treegate continued article: http://myk.town/whatson.php?articleId=58