HOW DO I JOIN?
Member Commitment Forms can be found at 100wwctemshores.ca. Complete and send your signed Member Commitment Form to email@example.com or bring a signed form to a meeting. You can either bring $100 cash, a cheque or etransfer $100 to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting. Place your cash, cheque or etransfer confirmation # in a self-addressed stamped, unsealed envelope to be handed in upon check-in at the meeting.
WHAT IF I WANT TO BE INVOLVED BUT $100 IS TOO MUCH?
Consider forming a team. You can join with another person and split the cost. Teams of two will submit one $100 cheque/cash/etransfer. The team has one nomination and one vote but both members can attend.
HOW OFTEN ARE THE MEETINGS?
We have 4 meetings a year – the last Wednesday of November, February, May and August.
HOW LONG DOES A MEETING LAST?
A meeting will last 1 hour. Registration and socializing will open 30 minutes prior to the meeting.
WHAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION AS A BENEFICIARY?
The potential beneficiary must be based in the 100 Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores & More boundaries. Our chapter boundaries encompass Earlton to Latchford, and Elk Lake to the Quebec border. A beneficiary can be nominated at each meeting as long as it has not been a recipient of the 100 Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores & More’s donation in the past 2 years.
HOW IS THE BENEFICIARY THAT RECEIVES THE GROUP DONATION CHOSEN AT EACH MEETING?
Any registered member can submit a nomination for a potential beneficiary. Three nominees will be drawn from a hat at the beginning of each meeting. The nominating members will be asked to give a short, 5 minute presentation as to why the potential beneficiary they are nominating should receive the donation, followed by a 5 minute Q&A period. After all 3 presentations, each member or team will vote and all the contributions will go to the nominee with the majority vote.
WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND A MEETING?
If you cannot attend a meeting, you can do one of the following:
- You can send cash or a blank, signed cheque with another member to the meeting. A friend acting as a surrogate member may vote on your behalf, if a proxy ballot is completed.
- You can contact the executive at email@example.com and arrange to deliver your payment before the meeting. You can still complete a proxy ballot to send with another member.
- You can etransfer your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the meeting and send a proxy ballot with a friend.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes, but only if a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization is the recipient of the donation. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization, if applicable.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY NOMINEE WINS?
This is the best part! If your nominee gets the majority vote, you will ask the beneficiary to make a brief presentation at the next event telling us about our donation’s impact.
DOES ANY OF THE MONEY I DONATE GO TO ADMINISTRATION?
Absolutely not! We are organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We are thankful for the generosity of a few sponsors who help cover our costs. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the beneficiary.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We collect your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. We will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your expressed consent, unless required by law.
CAN MEMBERS BRING A FRIEND TO THE MEETING?
Of course! In order to vote, she would need to sign a Member Commitment Form to become a member and contribute her $100, but guests are also free to just observe.