• 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.
  • Only Members who have signed an Individual Commitment Form or Team Commitment Form may submit an organization for consideration.
  • 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. FullSizeRender(2) Even if your choice does not win, all Members are responsible for writing a check to the winning organization.
  • If a Member presents for a particular organization that is not chosen, the Member is still eligible to submit the same organization at subsequent meetings or until such charity is chosen.  If a Member’s charity is chosen, that charity is not eligible to be considered for future consideration, however, the Member is still eligible to submit the name of another charity.
  • In the case of a two-way tie the membership will be provided with the names of the two organizations and a second vote will be taken.  If the second vote results in another tie then we will randomly pick one of the two organizations out of a hat.  In the case of a three-way tie, we will randomly pick one of the three names out of a 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 organization is also required to send a representative to the next meeting to explain to the Membership how the funds have been used.