Meetings are held 4 times a year - February, May, August, and November. Each member brings a $100 donation (check) to each meeting.
Members can nominate a local charity to receive the combined donation. There are eligibility requirements and nominations must be approved at least 2 weeks prior to the next meeting. Three approved charities will be randomly selected no later than 1 week prior to the meeting, and the nominating member will be notified via email.
At the meetings, the nominating members will make an informal presentation, up to 5 minutes, to the group about their charity’s mission and why it is deserving of the members’ vote. Each presentation will be followed by a brief Q & A period.(Nominating members must be in attendance and available to present the charity to the group. If a member is not able to attend another charity will be drawn.)
Following the three presentations, an anonymous vote will be taken and the charity with the most votes will receive the combined donation of all members.
Donations are collected and delivered to the charity (within 2 weeks of the meeting). The nominating member is invited to assist in delivering the donation.
The selected charity is invited to the next meeting to report on the impact of the donation.
Two-way ties will be decided by one more round of votes. If a tie persists, the two names that are tied will be drawn at random.
Each member writes a $100 check made out to the charity with the most votes – no exceptions. Members who are not in attendance must send a blank check with a trusted friend or mail their check to the designated Administrator before the meeting or immediately after the meeting. There is no proxy voting.
The selected charity must agree to send charitable tax receipts to our members. Members are responsible for ensuring their current address is on or attached to their check if they want a receipt. Tax receipts are provided by the charity directly to the members. 100+ WWC is not responsible for sending the tax receipts to members.
The selected charity must agree not to give out member information to any third parties or add them to their mailing list for future solicitation.