Stettler’s ‘100 men’ donating $10,000

New men’s group will chip in, help one local charity twice a year

There are at least 100 men in Stettler and area who are champing at the bit to help a local charity. That’s why they’ve joined a new men’s organization, “100 Men Stettler.”

Similar to men’s groups in other Alberta communities, 100 Men Stettler, formed only a few days ago by Murray Brennan, Kevin Burkard, Jim McDougall and Justin Tanner, will informally attract a group of at least 100 local men twice a year.

These community-minded fellows are asked to bring $100 with them to their meeting, tentatively planned for December and then June. The group plans to meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Stettler branch.

The 100 men have asked three local charities to attend with them and give a five-minute presentation about their organization. The groups can discuss their history, goals and what the group would use the total $10,000 donation for. After the three charities present, each man gets one vote, and the top vote-getter receives the entire $10,000 donation.

Founding member Tanner dropped by the Stettler Independent Nov. 23 to discuss the new initiative, a great way for local men to get together, get to know each other and help the community at the same time. “So that night there will be a charity walking away with $10,000,” said Tanner.

Tanner said the idea for the club just came up Wednesday, Nov. 15 and in less than a week, 85 men already pledged to join the informal group. He noted 100 Men Stettler won’t have any leaders, bylaws, rules or any other formal governance, only their meeting night donations. “We aren’t a society,” said Tanner. “We have no executive.”

Tanner said it’s a great way to help the community. “You can be involved in the community without being on a board or having a lot of monthly meetings,” he said.

He noted whichever charity receives the $10,000 is in charge of getting tax deductible receipts to 100 Men members themselves.

The first donation night is coming up soon, Wednesday, December 6 at the Stettler Legion Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., the presentations begin at 8 p.m. and Tanner said the $10,000 donation will be made around 8:45 p.m. Three charities have already been invited by 100 Men Stettler to present that night; those interested in future meetings, or to learn more about the organization, can contact the group through their Facebook page 100MenStettler, or email Stettler100Men@yahoo.com or attend the Dec. 6 event.

Tanner said he suspects charities in town are going to be interested in this organization. “Ten thousand dollars to a charity here in a small town can go a long way,” he added.

editor@stettlerindependent.com

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