YOU ARE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING WHEN YOU HAVE SIGNED AND SUBMITTED A COMMITMENT FORM AND PAID YOUR $100 DONATION ($200 per year).

Become A Member

There are several ways to join:

Print, fill out, sign, and return the Commitment Form via email to: 100wwc.columbusms@gmail.com or mail to: Marlies Bearden, 984 Point Harbor Drive, West Point, MS 39773.

Mail your $100 check to: CREATE Foundation, P.O. Box 1053, Tupelo, MS 38802 Make check payable to CREATE/LCF. Add “100 WWC” to memo.

Make a payment online by going to: CREATE. (Select Make A Donation, then select 100 Women Who Care Columbus. To cover processing fee, make your donation $102.50/$205.00).

You may also sign a commitment form and donate $100 at any Impact Award meeting and be eligible to vote that evening. Please arrive by 5:30.

Nominations

Members of 100+ WWC Columbus, Mississippi, may nominate a local charity or an organization whose purpose is to benefit the public good. Nomination Forms are required to be submitted by midnight 30 days before the Impact Award Meeting. All nominations will be vetted by the KISS Committee. You can find the Organization Nomination Form here. Completed forms can be emailed to 100wwc.columbusms@gmail.com.

Voting

Approved nominations are announced and placed in The Golden Drum. An honoree spins the drum and randomly selects 3 nominations. The member who nominated the organization makes a 5-minute presentation for her nomination, followed by a short Q & A. Members vote. If you are a member and unable to attend, you may vote by completing the Proxy Ballot and sending it to the meeting with another member. All proxies must ONLY be presented at the proxy table before the meeting.

The Impact Award will be presented to the organization receiving the most votes. In the event of a tie, there will be a second vote to break the tie. 100% of the funds collected will be awarded to one organization. As a member, you agree to abide by the decision of the group. With the exception of the awarded organization, all nominations return to The Golden Drum for the next Giving Circle’s Impact Award.