HOW IT WORKS

MAKE A COMMITMENT TO A
$100 DONATION X 4 QUARTERLY
MEETINGS A YEAR.
JOIN US AT THE MEETINGS TO HEAR 5 MIN FROM 3 CHARITIES AS TO WHY THEY SHOULD BE YOUR CHOICE...PUT IN YOUR VOTE FOR THE CHARITY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT.
MAKE OUT YOUR $100 CHEQUE TO THE CHARITY WITH MAJORITY VOTES FROM
THE GROUP - AND THAT CHARITY WILL
LEAVE WITH THE ENTIRE DONATION!

MORE DETAILS

 

JOIN THE GROUP

 
Each Member registers on the website to commit to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year. That is four consecutive meetings from the date of joining.  
 
You must register as an official member to attend our meetings.
 
Members must be 18 years or older to attend and you must be a member in good standing and current with your donations or an invited guest to attend.  Children under 18 are unable to attend. 
 
THE MEETING

 

Registration & Networking 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Meetings 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

If you choose, you can just attend the meeting portion of the evening.

 

Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.

 

THE CHEQUE

 
Each member brings a blank $100 cheque to the meeting. Once the charity has been decided, each member makes the cheque out to the charIty and leaves it with them.  Please place your cheque in a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to get your charitable receipt to you as quickly as possible.

 

 

CHARITIES

Charities are selected from nominations submitted by members upon joining.  
 
Representatives from the three randomly selected organizations will make a five to ten minute presentation about the organization to the group. 
 
Charities must meet certain eligibility requirements.  Charitable organizations under consideration must serve the Edmonton area, be in existence for at least one year, 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 Chicks With Cheques for your tax receipt, as it is not ours to give.

 
 
VOTING
 
Each registered member who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations during her attendance at the quaterly 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. 

 

DONATION
 
Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization receiving the most votes. The selected organization will receive a group donation of the total attendees writing a cheque for $100 (depending on number of members). Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.
 
Provide a self addressed and stamped envelope. 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 regrets to one of the chair and get a cheque to them prior to the meeting or give her cheque to another member to deliver on her behalf, making sure to register in the absent chick upon arriving. This is important as all money is awarded that evening following the vote.

 

FUTURE MEETINGS
 
An organization not selected at one meeting will remain in the draw for a subsequent meeting. A successful organization who receives funds is not eligible for 3 years for future consideration but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization.
 
The chosen charity from the prior meeting will give a five minute update on how the money donated at the previous meeting was used by the successful organization. This occurs while the votes are being counted.
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