Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year (4 consecutive meetings from date of joining the organization). Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.
Any member who has registered by signing a Commitment Form(PDF version) and who is current with her donations may nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting.Click herefor a list of registered charities.
Representatives from the three randomly selected organizations will make a five-minute presentation about the organization to the group.
Each registered member 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 a group donation of $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 obligated to give their cheque to another Member to deliver on their behalf.
Organizations under consideration must serve the communities of Greater Saint John and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
An organization not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting.
A successful organization will be eligible for future consideration after a 3-year period.
Ties will be decided by a draw.
The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.
Each meeting will have a five-minute update by the successful organization on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used. This will occur while we are counting the votes.