Frequently Asked Questions
How Will These Funds Be Allocated?
This account is earmarked for the use of the Geeveston Fire Brigade to purchase equipment, or for any other purpose deemed appropriate by the local fire chief.
Who Can Donate To This Fund?
Any member of the public, business, or fundraising organiser can deposit into this account if they specifically want their contribution to be channeled to our local fire brigade.
How Can Funds Be Deposited Into This Account?
You can deposit over the counter at any Bendigo Bank Branch, or by direct bank transfer.
How Can I Be Sure The Funds Will Be Used As Stated?
The Geeveston Progress Association is an incorporated association which is made up of local business owners and residents. All GPA accounts require any two of the three signatories to sign, and financial reports are provided at monthly meetings.
Is My Contribution Tax Deductible?
No. The Geeveston Progress Association does not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement with the Australian Taxation Department.
Who Can I Contact About This Account If I Have More Questions?
You can contact any of the Executive Committee of the Geeveston Progress Association.
President, Andrew Burgess
Vice President & Treasurer, Kirk Humphrey
Secretary, Marlowe Aster
But What About All The Other Fire Brigades That Helped?
Many towns have Progress Associations or similar that will be helping out their own local fire brigades much like how we are. For smaller brigades, such as Glendevie, who work closely with our own brigade, we will be guided by our own local fire chief.
Is This Account Competing With Other Fundraisers?
No. The Geeveston Progress Association doesn't see fundraising as a competition. We expect that all monies collected on behalf of the Firies will end up with the Firies, regardless of who the collector is. The GPA is willing to support any over-riding initiatives occurring in our community.
How Long Will This Account Stay Open?
The Geeveston Progress Association plans to retain this account, which we have called The Recovery Account, as a permanent account in support of our Geeveston Fire Brigade.
What Are The Administration Fees And Other Hidden Costs?
There are no administration fees. The Geeveston Community Bank has also set up the account to incur no monthly account fees.
Recovery Fund Updates
Q1 | 9 April 2019: