Each member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year. Meetings are conducted in one hour or less.
Any member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with donations may nominate a local charitable organization. (The organization must be a registered charity able to issue tax receipts)
All the nominated charities names are put in a hat and 3 names are randomly drawn.
The member who nominated the 3 chosen charities will make a 5 minute presentation about their organization to the group.
Each member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote at the meeting 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 a group donation of all the collected donations which can total up to $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 organization.
Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to give her cheque to another Member to deliver on her behalf.
Organizations under consideration must serve the St. John’s and surrounding area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
An organization not selected at one meeting may be nominated again for a subsequent meeting.
A successful organization is not eligible for future consideration for two calendar years before being nominated again.
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.
Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.