HOW DOES THIS WORK ANYWAY?
Each Member commits to donate $100 per event, April / October. Checks will be written at the end of the meeting, once the selected charity has been determined.
Events are conducted in about an hour, with the meeting dates chosen and published as soon as possible.
Any active member may nominate a charity for consideration. Nominations must be done two weeks prior to the meeting via the form posted on this site.
Three charities will be selected at random from the list submitted by active members.
Representatives from each of the three selected charities will make a brief, informal presentation (5 mins + Q & A) about the organization to the group.
Each member will vote (by ballot) that night for one of the three charities. The charity with the most votes will receive $100 from each member. You must be a member to vote. You must be present to vote.
While votes are counted, we’ll give an update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the recipient charity.
Each member will write a check for $100 made payable directly to the selected charity.
Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation to the charity chosen by the majority. Members may make a separate donation of their money or time privately to the other two charities, as desired. Members may also give more than the promised $100 to the selected charity.
Members who are unable to attend an event are asked to give their check to another member to deliver on her behalf.
All charities are 501(c)3 organizations and must serve Walworth County. Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the charity.
The recipient charity must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.
The charities not selected during the event will go back into the database and are eligible for future random selection.
The recipient charity is not eligible for reconsideration for 2 years, but the nominating member may submit the name of another charity.