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How We Work
 
  • Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year (4 consecutive meetings from date of joining the organization). Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less. 
 
  • Any member who has registered by signing a Commitment Form (PDF version) and who is current with her donations may nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting. 
 
  • Representatives from the three randomly selected organizations will make a five-minute presentation about the organization to the group. 
 
  • Each registered member who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations. 
 
  • Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization receiving the most votes. 
 
  • The selected organization will receive a group donation of $10,000 or more! 
 
  • 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 obligated to give their cheque to another Member to deliver on their behalf. 
 
  • Organizations under consideration must serve the communities of Greater Saint John and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members. 
 
  • An organization not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting. 
 
  • A successful organization will be eligible for future consideration after a 3-year period. 
 
  • Ties will be decided by a draw. 
 
  • The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.
 
  • Each meeting will have a five-minute update by the successful organization on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used.  This will occur while we are counting the votes.   
 
 
 
 
 
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