A FEW SIMPLE RULES
On each of 3 nights during the year, if we have 100 members, then 100 Women Who Care Lloydminster will give $10,000 to a local charity, non-profit, or worthy cause, right here in the Lloydminster community. It’s fast, simple, and amazingly effective. By the end of the year, after our 3 meetings, we will then have donated over $30,000. Now that is a true impact!
To join 100+ Women Who Care Lloydminster, please complete the Membership Registration Form found here.
We each donate $100 per meeting (That comes out to just under $1 a day each year).
Each of the three charities that were selected 2 weeks prior to the meeting will be given 5 minutes to make a presentation at the next meeting. This presentation must be made by a representative of the charity.
If you are unable to attend any given meeting during the year, please give your blank cheque or cash to a member to deliver on your behalf.
The cheque must be blank prior to as you will not know who won the vote and therefore who to make the cheque out too, so be sure to send it with someone you trust or drop it off at Integra Engineering no later than 4:30 pm prior to the evening's event.
By ballot, the group will vote, and the majority rules. Even if you don’t care for the choice, you still must donate. All cheques go to one charity.
No national charities will be considered; however, local branches of national charities are eligible for consideration. The purpose is for 100% of the contribution to stay in Lloydminster and area.
Only three charities will be presented at each meeting.
The organization must agree NOT to use the names for future solicitations, nor give the information out to the public.
Charities can re-submit their application each time in order to have the opportunity to be selected again. However, acceptions apply:
For the organization that was selected to receive the donation, they must wait for 24-months before being considered again.
If an organization presented but was not awarded the donation, they must wait for 12-months before being considered again.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are a few frequently asked questions. Please review, and if you have any further questions, please email us at email@example.com or chat with us at our next meeting.
How is an organization eligible for consideration?
An organization can only be considered at a meeting if it meets the following criteria:
It is locally based (Lloydminster and area).
Only National and International organizations that have a local chapter can be considered.
Must be a registered charity or not-for-profit organization and able to provide tax receipts to each member for their donation. Visit Canada Revenue Agency website for a complete listing of registered charities.
If you don't see the charity on the list, please contact them directly to ensure they are able to issue tax receipts prior to submitting them for consideration please.
How does an organization get nominated and chosen?
Members will be sent a nomination approximately one month prior to the meeting. Any member in good standing can submit a nomination form. This form is to be completed and submitted 2 weeks before the meeting to ensure the organization meets the requirements for nomination. The form is then put in the ballot box with the other nomination forms. 3 of the forms will then be pulled.
Once the charities pulled have been vetted and agree to our terms, then they will begin working on their presentation.
Members will not find out who they're voting for until the night of the event where they vote for their charity of choice via secret ballot.
How often can an organization be nominated or win?
An organization can be nominated at each meeting. Once an organization has won it cannot be nominated to win again for 24 months. Once an organization has presented, it cannot be nominated again for 12 months.
Can National and International organizations be considered for nominations?
Only organizations who have a local chapter can be considered. During our vetting process, we work with the charities to determine whether the local chapter’s use of funds will meet our nomination qualifications.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. All organizations receiving the donation will send each member a tax receipt. Please confirm that the correct spelling of your name and address is on the cheque to ensure a prompt and accurate receipt is issued.
Does any of my donation go to the 100 Women Who Care, Lloydminster, administrative costs?
No; 100% of your donation goes to the charity awarded that evening!100 Women Who Care, Lloydminster, is organized and operated strictly by volunteers and all costs have been sponsored by several amazing local businesses. If you'd like to be a sponsor, please contact us.
Can I become a member of the 100+ Women Who Care, Lloydminster?
Yes, and we would love to have you! Please review the membership form to ensure you completely understand the commitment required to become and maintain a membership in good standing.
How long is a membership with 100+ Women Who Care, Lloydminster?
You will remain a member for as long as you wish to be a member. Once you join, you are a member until you resign (see below for instructions on how to resign from membership).
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
No worries and no judgment here! Sometimes things come up and we are all busy women. You may still submit a nomination form but you have to ensure that the charity will speak at the meeting and you are still expected to make your donation to the charity chosen. You will, however, lose your vote if you are not in attendance (no proxy-voting is allowed).
If a member is unable to attend a meeting she is required to:
Send her regrets to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and
Submit her money in before the meeting by either:
Send a blank cheque or cash to a trusted member attending the meeting
Drop off a blank cheque or cash to Integra Engineering in Lloydminster by no later than 4:30 pm the day of the meeting.
If a cheque is not received from a member within 3 days of being notified of the winning organization, then she will forfeit her membership.
Can I send the donation directly to the winning organization myself?
Unfortunately, no. The 100+ Women Who Care Lloydminster committee needs to be able to track the continued membership commitments of our members. So we need to keep track of the donations. And more importantly, the idea is to create an impact and we do this with the donation being the full $10,000+.
What if I need to resign my membership?
Resignations will be accepted through email/written communication to email@example.com. We simply ask that if you are going to resign, please inform us prior to the meeting so that we do not include you in our communications and so that we are aware approximately how much money we will collect on behalf of the charity chosen at the meeting.
What is a member of good standing?
A member of good standing is a registered member who ensures that their payment to the charity has been made on a timely basis (either arrange to send it with a trusted member to the meeting or arrange online payment).
What can I do if I want to nominate a charity but don’t like public speaking?
Not to worry. You don't actually have to speak. The charity is responsible for their own 5-minute presentation.
What do you do with my personal information?
It is strictly to maintain a membership roster, to communicate with you, and to assist the winning organizations with tax receipts. We will not share your information in any other way.
How does 100+ Women Who Care, Lloydminster, communicate with its members?
100+ Women Who Care Lloydminster communicates with its members through Facebook and email. Please stay in the loop and expect emails close to the meeting dates. If you are not receiving emails, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long does a meeting last?
A meeting will last approximately 1 hour. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to the meeting for refreshments and socialization.
Can I bring a guest?
Yes; however, they may not be included in voting (but are welcome to still donate of course). Each guest is only allowed to attend once before having to formally apply as a member of the group.
What if there is a tie vote?
If a tie occurs, one of the Organizing Committee members will break the tie.
There will be second secret ballot vote to determine a winner.