American Association of Malaysia

Events & What's On
AAM 4th of July BBQ!

Date: Sunday, 3rd July, 2016
          4:00 - 9:00pm

Place: 3rd Level / Poolside at The Troika
Cost:  Donation of Dog or Cat Food (bags of dry and/or cans). We will be donating our collection to support our local SPCA that is always in need of food. Min: 20 / Max: 60

RSVP: by  Wednesday, 29 June and don’t forget to let us know what dish you will be bringing to share.

3 June: First Friday @Aseana Café Bar / KLCC
14 June: Lunch Bunch/ Fresca Mexican Kitchen / Avenue
25 June: Hop On Hop Off Night Tour
3 July: AAM 4th of July BBQ

-Wine tasting / Jazz Trio Saturday night out Ambiance Show Room 16th January
-Farewell potluck & Christmas gift exchange at AAM - Stitching Friends
-AAM & CAM Christmas Lunch 13th December 2015
-Annual Christmas Bazaar 3rd November 2015

GST and The AAM!

Since the introduction of the Government imposed 6% GST we have had a few questions as to what we collect GST on and what we don’t. I want to first assure you that we have checked with the appropriate Government authorities to confirm we are required to collect and pay GST fees and we must do that regard- less of our ROS/Non-Profit status. We have contracted with a GST Reporting Expert who has recently completed and submit- ted our first quarterly report. It will be our intention to continue to use his services every quarter so we ensure we are within the GST guidelines outlined.

As for the question “What do we charge GST on” – the simple answer is whatever is a benefit to our members is subject to GST. Not only does this rule apply to our members but it also applies to our Sponsors, both Corporate and Event, as well as our advertisers. Of course, as an organization that contracts services we are subject to paying the GST charged by those that have registered for a GST number. We are required to charge GST on our scheduled events and classes, major events, fund-raising efforts, membership applications, merchandise, practically everything.

When paying for anything at the office, a receipt will be issued showing you the GST you have paid.

If anyone has any other questions or comments about GST in relation to AAM business, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at

Thank you for your support

Peggy Uptigrove

AAM Latest Publication - June/July 2016