Each member/team donates $100 per meeting for a total of $400 per year.
Each $100 is equal to one vote.
In order to vote for the winning charity, you must attend the meeting.
The donations will be given to local charities/worthy causes.
Polarizing/divisive non-profits/causes will be avoided.
Official 501(c)3/non-profits will be considered, as will local worthy causes that have been researched, but members must be informed if a cause isn’t tax deductible. Presenters are encouraged to complete the fact sheet so that members will be fully informed before they vote.
No national programs will be considered unless the total donation stays in the local area.
Any member may put a suggestion she has researched in the drawing at each meeting; three will be chosen for consideration. Each of the three members whose names are drawn will be given five minutes to make a presentation and a question and answer session will follow. It is important to present a specific need/use for the donation.
No representative of an organization may make the presentation unless that person is a member of the chapter.
The member whose name is drawn makes the presentation; no one can defer to another member to speak for her.
The membership will vote; the charity/worthy cause with the most votes will be the recipient. Even if a member’s first choice isn’t selected, each member is committed to donating to the cause selected at each meeting.
Members unable to attend are committed to submitting their checks by meeting time.
The two charities/non-profits/worthy causes not receiving the donation may enter the nominations again.
Those non-profits/worthy causes selected will have to agree to NOT use the names of members for future solicitations or give our information to the public. If the beneficiary of the donations does not adhere to this condition it will be removed from any future consideration. This is important, as is e-mailing by blind copy so members’ information is private.
Recipients are eligible for another donation after two years.