Simple & Efficient

  • Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year. Our goal is to conduct meetings in one hour or less.
  • Any member may nominate a registered charity for consideration at a meeting. Details on requirements.
  • We will randomly select three charities from the the list of nominees.
  • A charity who is not chosen as a finalist at one meeting, may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting
  • A member of the charity will be asked to make a five minute presentation about the charity to the group with a short Q&A session to follow.
  • Each member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three charities.
  • Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will vote to either (1) randomly select one of the tied charities by draw; or (2) divide the group donation equally between the tied charities.
  • Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the charity receiving the most votes.
  • Members who did not vote for the selected charities agree to make their donation regardless. Majority rules!
  • The selected charity will receive a group donation of $10,000 or more!
  • Each runner up with receive a nominal donation as thanks for the effort they put forward. Members can nominate them for future consideration.
  • Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the charitable organization.
  • Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to give her cheque to another member to deliver on her behalf. The member holding your cheque is entitled to cast a vote on your behalf.
  • Charities under consideration must serve the Muskoka area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
  • A recipient charity is eligible to reapply for another donation after three years.
  • The selected charity must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes or where required by law.
  • Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.