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Each member agrees to donate $100, four times per year, for a total donation of $400 annually, which will be given directly to local charities, non-profits and organizations serving the Saanich Peninsula area.

Nominating a Charity

Any member who has registered may nominate an organization. At our meetings, we will randomly draw three chosen charities. The nominating members of these three randomly selected organizations will make a five minute presentation about the organization to the group. Should the nominating member wish, she may ask another member to present about the charity on her behalf. Organizations under consideration must serve the Saanich Peninsula and surrounding area, be in existence for at least one year, and be a registered charity. They must also agree to provide individual tax receipts, to keep member information confidential, and not to use the donated funds for administrative costs.
Each registered member will vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations during her attendance at the quarterly meetings. There is no proxy voting. Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will vote to either (1) randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw; or (2) divide the group donation equally between the tied 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 over $10,000. Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization after they’ve donated. Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to send their cheque with a trusted member or mail it (courier suggested) or drop it off at Holmes Realty Ltd., 2481 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC, V8L 1X9.
Future Meetings
An organization not selected at one meeting will remain in the draw for a subsequent meeting if the nominating member has requested it redrawn when completing the charity nomination form. A successful organization who receives our group nomination is not eligible for future consideration for three years, but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization. The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes. The recipient of funds from the prior meeting will give a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.

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