Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting ($400 per year) or commits as a team (2 or 4 women) ($400 per year total).
Meetings are required to be one hour or less.
Members bring a check to be written out directly to the selected charity. If a member is unable to attend a meeting she may give her check to another member to deliver on her behalf or she may mail it in after the meeting.
All donations will be given to the Santa Fe non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations benefiting national charitable organizations will not be considered.
Members who wish to submit an organization for consideration must complete a Charitable Organization Fact Sheet and be ready to make a 5 minute or less presentation at the meeting to the members. You may only nominate one organization per meeting. Three organization names will be randomly drawn at the meeting of which the presenters will then have time to make their presentation. If more than one person nominates the same charity both are invited to make the presentation together. If there is an immediate/emergency need at the time of the meeting, it may be presented as one of the choices.
A Q&A session will take place immediately following each presentation and directly preceding Member voting.
Each Member will vote by ballot. Teams of two or four members have only one vote. Majority rules. Even if your choice does not win, all Members are responsible for writing a check to the winning organization.
If a Member’s charity is chosen and receives any size donation, that charity is not eligible to be considered for future nominations for five years. Then they may go “back in the hat”.
The winning organizations must agree not to use the names of the Members for future solicitations or give member information out for any other public use or purpose. The organizations (first & second place winners) are also required to send a representative to the next meeting to explain to the Membership how the funds have been used.