Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

South Services Club Directors Slammed

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

South Services Club Directors Slammed

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Byline: Terry Deefholts terry.deefholts@dailyexaminer.com.au

MEMBERS of the previous South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club board have lashed out at suggestions they were in any way to blame for the club's current financial state and claim there were inconsistencies in this year's annual report.

The present board's proposal for directors' benefits, including food and drinks for directors and partners 'where appropriate', have also been called into question.

Former board members David White and Greg Cowan told The Daily Examiner yesterday the 2008 'Receipt from Patrons' figure of $3,645,952 which appeared in the 2008 annual report was different to the $3,019,052 figure for 2008 which appeared in the 2009 report.

"There has been no attempt to explain this," Mr White said.

Saying the 2009 report was 'deliberately misleading', the former directors, who were voted out in May last year, pointed to several key figures as indications of the current board's 'unbridled' spending. …

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