How It Works
Commit to donating $100 at each of four yearly meetings.
At the meeting, vote on the charity you would like to support.
Make out your $100 cheque to the charity chosen by the group.
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Joining the group
To join the group, you must complete the Membership and Commitment form. By joining, each member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times per year (four consecutive meetings from the date of joining the organization). Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.
Each meeting’s nominated charities are selected from the list of charities submitted by members upon joining. Nominated charities must meet certain eligibility requirements. Charitable organizations under consideration must serve the Edmonton area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members. The recipient charity must agree not to give out member information to any third parties, except for Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) or tax purposes.
NOTE: Tax receipts are provided directly to the members by the recipient charity. Please do not contact 100 Men YEG for your tax receipt, as it is not ours to give.
At the meeting
Before each meeting, three charities are chosen by the core team of volunteers from the list of suggested charities. The chosen organizations are then invited to hold a presentation at our next meeting. Members will not know which three charities are presenting until they arrive at the meeting (with their blank $100 cheque in hand).
After the presentations, a vote is held, and the charity with the most votes by simple majority will be the recipient. Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will vote to select one of the tied organizations. If a second tie occurs, the membership committee will break the tie by coin toss.
All members must then write out their cheque to the charity with the most votes — no exceptions. All cheques are collected and immediately given to the chosen charity. Members who did not vote for the selected charity agree to make their donation regardless.
NOTE: Donations made directly to the recipient charity and online donations do not count toward your commitment. Only cheques handed in to 100 Men YEG at our quarterly meetings count.
The recipient charity is invited back to the next meeting to explain to all members the big impact their donations have made. The recipient charity is eligible to present again in three years. The other two non-recipient charities may present again after one year. When it is possible to bring on sponsorship, a small donation will also be provided to the other two charities.
There is no proxy voting permitted, but members who cannot attend must ensure that their blank cheque (enclosed in a sealed envelope) reaches their “buddy” or the meeting organizers before the meeting starts. Members who do not provide a cheque are no longer in good standing and cannot vote at future meetings.