Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I become a member?
Q. How long do the events last?
A. Events will take approximately one hour. We aim to start at 7pm and should be done by 8pm. There is time for drink before, during and after the formal part of each meeting.
Q. I’m a new member: what should I expect at an event?
A. Sign-in at the registration desk upon arrival (Registration opens at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm)
- Opening remarks & update from the previous event's recipient charity
- Draw the three charity finalists for the event
- Each nominating member of a charity finalist makes a brief, informal presentation (see tip sheet for what to cover here)
- Voting on three charity finalists and ballot tabulation of winner (by simple majority)
- Announce the winning recipient charity
- Group photograph with the big cheque
Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 cheque is written directly to the charity, NOT to "100 Guys Who Care Oakville" (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.
Q. What if I cannot attend an event?
A. If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, he should place his blank $100 cheque in an envelope marked “100 Guys Who Care Oakville” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting. If this doesn’t work for you, please email us at 100GuysWhoCareOakville@gmail.com and we can make other arrangements.
Q. Can I just give you four post-dated $100 cheques?
A. Nope, because we want to see you at our meetings to cast your vote.
Q. Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
A. You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Guys Who Care Oakville, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.
Q. Is membership limited to 100 guys?
A. Nope, more than 100 are welcome. In fact, we would be thrilled to have more than 100 members!
Q. What about women?
A. There is already a 100 Women Who Care Oakville group.
Q. Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
A. Sure, but they have to register and join as a member at the door.
Q. How does 100 Guys Who Care Oakville communicate with its members?
A. Our website will have the most up to date info at all times. We will also email the group periodically with updates as well as use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. You may wish to add 100GuysWhoCareOakville@gmail.com to your address book to avoid having our emails go into your spam folder. If you change your email address, please let us know. Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please send an e-mail to the above address indicating your withdrawal.
Q. What do you do with my personal information?
A. Your personal information (including name, email, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of tax receipts and keeping in contact with you. 100 Guys Who Care Oakville will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your express consent, unless required to do so by law. We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media.
Q. How do I nominate a charity?
A. When you arrive at the meeting, you can nominate a charity by completing a nomination form (see requirements here). Nominating a charity is not mandatory. Three charities will be randomly selected from all those submitted. The members who nominated each of the selected charities will then give a brief 3 minute presentation at the meeting (see tips on what to cover here). We then vote to select the recipient charity.
Q. Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
A. Any local, registered charity serving Oakville or Halton that can issue individual tax receipts is eligible. Click here to verify the charitable status of an organization (according to CRA).
Q. Can a charity nominate itself?
A. No, charities may only be nominated by a member. Our members are not just interested in nominating and donating – they want to learn about local causes. They may want to volunteer, sponsor or serve on a board or committee. They may even become a regular donor or benefactor.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Guys Who Care Oakville?
A. Zero. 100 Guys Who Care Oakville is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We have no treasurer and we have no bank account - because we don’t collect, spend or donate anything. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity.
Email us at 100GuysWhoCareOakville@gmail.com