American Association of Malaysia

AAM Thanksgiving Family Feast
For our valued members

Please join us for a traditional Thanksgiving Feast hosted by your American Association as a way for us to say THANKS to you for your continued support. This is a FREE family event for members only. We will provide the turkey and you provide the salads, side dishes and desserts.

SPACE is limited so be sure sign up early sending your
RSVP to by Wednesday, 18th November.

The AAM is teaming up with Tropicana Medical Center in support of their children’s Christmas TOY DRIVE.
Please bring a NEW TOY, can be wrapped or unwrapped and leave in the collection box that will be
set up at the check in desk. If you choose to wrap it, please indicate whether it is for a boy or
a girl and the approximate age group. We thank you in advance for being a blessing to others.


AAM  Thanksgiving Family Feast

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

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