Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year. Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.
Any member who has signed a Membership Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may submit a Charity Nomination Form to nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting.
The nominating members or representative of three randomly selected organizations will make a five minute presentation about the organization to the group and a Q&A session will follow.
Each member who has signed a Membership Commitment Form signed who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations.
Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization receiving the most votes.
The selected organization will receive the group donation of potentially $10,000 or more!
Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.
Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the charitable organization.
Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to either mail their cheque (within 2 weeks) or give her cheque to another member to deliver on her behalf.
Organizations under consideration must serve the Caledon area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
An organization that was not one of the three selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting. If the organization was one of the three chosen to present, than to avoid possible back to back presentations they are asked to sit out the next meeting.
A successful organization is eligible for future consideration after 1 year. The nominating member may submit the name of another organization at any time.
Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will vote to either (1) randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw; or (2) divide the group donation equally between the tied organizations.
The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes or where required by law.
Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.