MEMBER CHOICE DONATIONS: POLICY
Board Approved May 6, 2015
Note: No need to nominate Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition - the club makes a separate annual donation to SCBC.
- Nominations will be solicited from
members via an online process during the month of October. Members will be asked to provide information
about the group they are nominating, including website or email contacts.
- Nominees must be local to the Bay
Area and have 501 (c)(3) non-profit status.
- To avoid the appearance of a
conflict of interest, SRCC Board members and other appointed club officers may
not submit nominations. In addition, SRCC members who are board members of another
organization may not nominate that organization.
- Once the nomination period ends in
late October, the President and Treasurer will review the list of nominees to
assure that each meets the criteria stated in Items 2 and 3.
- A final list of nominees will be
published after the November board meeting, and members will be asked to cast
their votes within the following two week period (before the end of November). Each member may cast three votes.
- Any nominee receiving less than 5%
of the votes will be removed from the process. Those nominees receiving grants will be announced at the December
general meeting and via the website or other means of communication with the
- Member Choice Donations will exist as
a contingent line item in the annual budget.
Once the Treasurer has completed accounting for the year and the funds
available for donation are assured, funds will be divided among grant
recipients according to the percentage of votes received. Checks will be mailed to grant recipients before
the end of the year.