We moved our quarterly meetings to the virtual platform Zoom when our provincial government placed an order to suspend large event gatherings due to COVID-19. We will continue with this meeting platform until the order is lifted and our sponsor is comfortable hosting 100+ members. Payments for 100 Women Whistler member donations are currently e-transfer only and Proxy Votes can only be processed if emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours prior to meeting (our current online platform only allows one vote per attendee).
Our meetings run quarterly (February, May, August, November). Registration and a beverage reception (cash bar) begin at 6:00pm, allowing an opportunity for you to arrive early if you wish and mingle with other members before the meeting begins, promptly at 7:00pm. When you arrive you will be greeted by a volunteer and asked to sign in at the registration desk; we like to keep track of our member attendance as you enter so we can reconcile donations more quickly at the end of the evening. Directly following the meeting we collect payment and continue the beverage reception to allow for our members to socialize.
6:00pm – 7:00pm Registration and Beverage Reception
7:00pm Meeting Called to Order
7:00pm – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05pm – 7:10pm Announcement of Three Nominated Charities
7:10pm – 7:15pm Presentation #1
7:15pm – 7:20pm Presentation #2
7:20pm – 7:25pm Presentation #3
7:25pm – 7:35pm VOTE
7:35pm – 7:45pm Previous Charity Recipient Presentation
7:45pm – 7:50pm Winning Charity Recipient Announcement
7:50pm – 7:55pm Cheque Presentation with Group Photo
7:55pm – 8:00pm Thank You
8:00pm Meeting Adjourned
8:00pm – 9:00pm Donation Collection and Beverage Reception
Our quarterly meetings and beverage receptions are members only. Tell your friends how AWESOME our events are and get them to become a member!
Meetings are intended to be quick and precise; 60 minutes. If it appeals to you, there is the opportunity to socialize before and after the meeting during our beverage receptions (cash bar).
Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Women Who Care Whistler. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
In order to be eligible to present to our membership, nominated organizations must be based in the Sea to Sky community (Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton) and must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations. It must be previously established (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community.
Charities that are nominated and selected to present to membership are not eligible to return to the nomination list for 1 year.
Charities that are nominated and selected through ballot vote to receive 100 Women Whistler funds are not eligible to return to the nomination list for 3 years.
All membership applications require the applicant to nominate an eligible charity; there is a list provided of current registered charities within Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton, as well as an option to select other and detail a new charity within the Sea to Sky community to be considered. Members can nominate ONE charity organization per calendar year; we will communicate to all members when new nominations are open.
6 weeks prior to each quarterly meeting, three charity organizations are randomly selected from the membership nominations list and contacted with request to present. Each nominated charity presents to the membership, 5 minutes followed by a short opportunity for any questions. Once all three presentations are complete, we have an anonymous ballot vote. Majority wins. The selected charity is announced, and all members present their donation to the registration table before leaving.
100 Women Whistler accepts the following forms of payment:
*If your cheque fails to process, you will be charged the applicable banking transaction fees on top of your original donation
If a member cannot attend a meeting, she is required to send MEETING REGRETS and provide payment 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting via:
No. Please note that we only accept votes from members who are in attendance. However, if you know that you are unable to attend a meeting and would like to assign your vote to another member, please send your MEETING REGRETS and complete a PROXY BALLOT form.
All applications require a member to nominate an eligible charity; there is a list provided of current registered charities within Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton, as well as an option to select ‘Other’ and detail a charity within the Sea to Sky community, that is not listed, to be considered.
Each member may nominate only one charity organization, per calendar year. Once a year the Organization Committee will contact all current members to notify them of the nomination process for that year.
No. 100 Women Who Care Whistler is organized and operated entirely by volunteers and supported by local sponsors. 100% of the money raised at our meetings by member donations goes directly to the selected charity recipient!
Thank you to our generous sponsors.
Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Whistler is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavour and give $10,000(+) dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community, with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation. This is the power of joining forces! We need to be able to easily track your donation without extended administration duties, ensuring you receive credit for your donation, receive your tax receipt in a timely manner and remain a member in good standing (no past due payments).
No. 100 Women Whistler is an ongoing membership. All current members are required to complete their donation for each quarter. If a member wishes to cancel their membership it must be done prior to a quarterly meeting (e.g. you may not cancel membership after a quarterly meeting and not donate for that quarter). We take the total number of active members on the night of our meetings and that is our committed donation to the successful organization.
Our website, Facebook and Instagram pages will always detail current chapter and event information.
Member registrations completed online will receive a confirmation email from within a week of completion. If you have not received this, please contact us directly. Save The Dates are communicated via email to all current members 4 weeks prior to the event and RSVP’s are sent 2 weeks prior. To ensure you are receiving our emails directly to your inbox please add email@example.com to your address book. If you change your email address, please contact us directly.
Our local Whistler Chapter held its inaugural meeting on May 29, 2019 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Before this, there was a 100 Women Sea to Sky Chapter that encompassed Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton – founded in April of 2017 by Catherine Trueman – which has now transitioned to 100 Women Squamish, with the introduction of the Whistler Chapter.
100 Women Who Care Whistler collects your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) for the purpose of maintaining our membership list and providing the selected charity with the information required to complete and deliver your tax receipt. 100 Women Who Care Whistler will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law. All charity recipients agree to not share or store your contact information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. If you’re contacted by a charity after a meeting, other than to receive your tax receipt, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Send your quarterly payments on time. If you are not attending the meeting, you are expected to send your payment 48 hours prior to the meeting via Interac Email Transfer to email@example.com. If you are attending the meeting, you are expected to register your payment before you leave the venue. If we do not receive your payment in this timely manner, you will be expected to pay before receiving an invite to the next meeting. If you are late for payment on two occasions, we will ask that you withdraw your membership.
Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please send us a MEMBERSHIP WITHDRAWAL request.