MORRISBURG – Just over one month from now, organizers of 100 Men of South Dundas plan on giving $10,000 to a worthy community project.
The November 6th event is modeled after the successful 100 Women of South Dundas Who Care events.
To date there have been 65 people signed up to attend. Organizers are making a last membership push to get more men to attend.
“I want to see us get 175 guys there,” said Mark Lewis, one of the organizers of 100 Men of South Dundas. “It’s healthy competition with the 100 Women Who Care South Dundas group.”
Lewis said friendly competition between the men’s and women’s groups only “helps the community more.”
He is trying to encourage as many men as possible to sign up and to take part.
“We want to encourage all the guys in South Dundas to join.”
Lewis said that of those who have confirmed they are attending, there are not a lot from the Williamsburg or Brinston areas.
At the 100 Men of North Dundas event held September 27th, over 130 men took part in the charity giving evening.
In addition to appealing for more men to attend, Lewis is looking for more project proposals for the group to consider.
He said that 100 Men of South Dundas is looking for 10 projects in the community to present. So far the group has received four and know of two more coming.
“We’d like more than 10,” Lewis said. “Then we’d pare down as a committee to what we think is the best 10 of those projects.”
Lewis said he wanted those who are voting to have some different options to choose from.
If there are more than 100 men who’ve put down their $100 at the event, then 100 Men of South Dundas will award a second and third place project, which may receive some money towards their efforts.
“We’re trying to spread the wealth around,” Lewis said.
Community groups and organizations can enter their proposal on the group’s website https://www.100mensd.com. Each group will have three minutes to present their project to the group at the meeting. The only restrictions are that the groups who enter are able to write tax receipts to the people who paid their entry fee; the project is in South Dundas or affects people in South Dundas; and the groups entered cannot have won first place in any other 100 Men or 100 Women events in the last year.
Community groups that have placed second or third are allowed to submit a proposal for the 100 Men of South Dundas group.
Proposals are due no later than October 20th.
Attendees who have paid their $100 will get a ballot and can vote for their choice at the event.
The 100 Men of South Dundas event will take place at the Morrisburg Legion November 6th.
“I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there,” Lewis said. “It will be a good evening to catch up with guys that you maybe haven’t seen in a while and do something good for the community.”