Message from the Treasurer
"The only thing worse than bureaucracy is trying to get rid of it." - Milton Friedman.
MDA was established with a crucial condition: to ensure that all donations reach the children in Myanmar to 100% and without any deductions for management or administrative costs.
The Board of Directors at MDA is tirelessly working to uphold this promise. However, the administrative burden keeps growing, and the sanctions imposed on Myanmar are not only making life difficult for the wrongdoers but also affecting us.
Nonetheless, there are positive developments to share. For instance, the Tax Office in Hamburg has approved simplified accounting procedures, easing our workload. Additionally, we have identified a bank that, despite our connection to Myanmar and the existing sanctions, is committed to handling our accounts.
Moreover, we have successfully acquired suitable club software that will streamline our operations in the future.
Therefore, kindly take note of the following two changes:
New email address: Info@contact.mda-myanmar.com
To utilize the communication module integrated in the new club software, we have set up a dedicated email address. Henceforth, please use the address provided to reach me. Rest assured, the old address will continue to function, and no emails will be lost during this transitional period. Please ensure that the new address is not flagged as spam.
New bank details:
VR Bank Südliche Weinstraße-Wasgau eG
IBAN: DE83 5489 1300 0063 5879 07
Again, there is no need for concern. We will maintain the old account at Deutsche Bank until all donations have been transferred, ensuring no funds are misplaced. Consequently, please update your standing orders with the new bank details. Alternatively, if you prefer a more convenient option, feel free to contact me, and we can switch to direct debit. In that case, your donations will be automatically deducted from your bank account.
We sincerely appreciate your assistance in modernizing our club administration, enabling us to continue sending 100% of your donations to the orphanage in Myanmar.