and we need to raise another $8,000 before Generation Rescue will give us the rest. I feelthat we have given it a really good go, but it's time to say there needs to be a time limit."A fund raising closure date of June 29th is set. Website donors are directed to;http://www.avn.org.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=34&products_id=811The bank deposit account details change to;Westpac AccountAccount name - Australian Vaccination Network, IncorporatedBSB - 032 591Account Number - 188223http://conta.cc/agCJ8NAt this point the total sought is $15,000 - $7,000 raised plus $8,000 needed. On June 25th- 11 days later - an additional $4,000 is reported, bringing the total raised to $11,000. Theywrite in Living Wisdom;"We are entering the home stretch folks. On June 14th in our last e- newsletter, I put outan appeal for the ﬁnal $8,000 needed to get our ad regarding the connection betweenautism and vaccination into all of the Copland Publishing magazines (Sydney's Child,Melbourne's Child, etc.). We have raised about 1/2 of that $8,000 but, like the saying goes(sort of!), you can't bea little bit pregnant or a little bit dead. $4,000 won't get the ad inthese publications - we need another $4,000 and we only have 3 days to get it."
http://conta.cc/9tOxsSBased on the last receipt of $4,000 in 11 days, or indeed the initial $5,000 in four days, ifthe fund raising was extended for a short time past the ﬁnal 3 days, the $15,000 soughtmay have been achieved.
The outcome of this fundraising attempt or the promised advertisement is not noted again.No mention is made of monies raised over the ﬁnal three days. Nor indeed if the AVN itselfcould contribute with the help of accountants the AVN claimed were making "ouroperations more sustainable".Donations appear to have been made, or at least called for, into two separate Westpacaccounts. The AVN Gift Fund and The AVN Incorporated.
No mention of trust account deposits is presented to members. The $11,000 is to myknowledge not mentioned again in subsequent Living Wisdom editions.
Paul Gallagher. April 27th, 2011.