A clarification about proxy votes

IMG_1268There has been some confusion at our meetings about proxy votes. If you are a member in good standing of 100+ Women Who Care and you know you will miss the quarterly meeting, you can still have a voice. If you give your signed $100 check (with the “payable to” line left blank) to another member BEFORE the meeting, that member can claim your proxy at the time of registration. How can she claim your proxy? As follows:

  • You give her your signed $100 check (with the “payable to” line left blank)
  • She turns in your signed $100 check to the person at the registration table and signs your attendance card
  • She then accepts your vote card as well as her own vote card.
  • Your friend will then cast your vote along with her own after the 3 presentations
  • After the votes are counted and we have chosen our recipient, we will fill in the “payable to” line for all the checks we’ve received via the proxy process.

Please note: If you are due for renewal and want to vote by proxy, you will have to give your friend two checks – one for $100 made out to the CFBMC, and the second one with the “payable to” line left blank, for the recipient agency.  Let us know if you have any questions.

In May, we chose… the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County!

That’s right – the very same CFBMC that provides 100+ Women Who Care with so much support and practical assistance is the recipient of our May 2015 donations. Lennie Busch made a very persuasive pitch for the CFMBC, pointing out that because of the Lilly Foundation’s matching grant, each $100 contribution from our members will translate into $200 for the Foundation. Congratulations to Lennie and to the CFBMC!

Middle Way House

At our November 2014 meeting, we heard a passionate appeal from Penny Gaither and then we voted to support Middle Way House with our donations. What an appropriate way to start our fourth year!

Mark your calendar for our next meeting: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, at the Bloomington Country Club. As usual, members and guests are invited to come at 5:30 for socializing. Our meeting will start at 6 PM and end by 7 PM.

Who can nominate? And who can vote?

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 5, at the Bloomington Country Club. As usual, socializing from 5:30PM-6PM, then our business meeting from 6PM-7PM. A few reminders about how we operate:

  • You must be present and a current, paid-up member to be eligible to nominate a NFP.
  • You may only write your own name on the nomination card – duplicate cards with the same person’s name will be discarded before the drawing.
  • You may nominate one NFP per meeting. A successful presenter from a previous meeting is free to nominate a different NFP at any time, as long as she is present and her membership is current.
  • Multiple nominations for any single agency are not only permitted – they are encouraged. It’s one of the best ways to ensure that your favorite NFP gets picked out of the basket. It also helps if all the nominating members have met beforehand to agree on talking points.
  • If you cannot attend but you want your vote to count, send your signed donation check for $100 to the meeting with a friend, who can claim your vote card at registration and will cast your vote. Your friend can fill in the “payable to” line at the meeting after the winning NFP has been chosen.

See you soon!