Each Member commits to donating $100, four times a year. Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.
Any member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may submit a Charity Nomination Form to nominate a Charitable organization for
consideration at a meeting.
Each member may have five current nominations for different charities.
The nominating members of three randomly selected organizations will make a five-minute presentation about the organization to the members and a Q&A session
Each member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations.
Each member will write a cheque for $100 or e-transfer directly to the organization receiving the most votes.
The selected organization will receive a group donation based on the membership numbers.
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 their cheque to another Member to deliver on their behalf or ensure the chosen organization receives
their donation within a few days of the meeting.
Organizations under consideration must serve the Sarnia-Lambton area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
An organization not selected at one meeting will automatically go back into subsequent draws
A successful organization is not eligible for future consideration for 3 years but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization. The exception
to the three-year waiting period is a specific program or project within an organization with multiple needs (for example a specific department or program within a
hospital). They may be considered again after one year for a different program (needs).
Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will vote to either:
randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw; or
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 from the previous recipient on the use of our funds along with the impact our contribution made to their Charitable