Beginning in 2006, the Board of Directors authorized a new structure for membership dues, including the ability to make a donation to the organization at the same time. The structure is very similar to that used by other non-profit organizations. Basic membership is $35 for one year, and it includes everyone in the household. There are other levels of membership, which are detailed on the membership application form.
You can make your Annual Fund donation online, saving you time and avoid having to write and mail a check. Simply go to the Paypal Giving Works page where you can select the level of membership. Look for the images matching the one at right and select the level you want. NCC receives 100% of your contribution as a donation without the overhead expense of credit card processing.
To pay by check, you can print out the Application for Membership form and mail it in along with your dues. Use your browser's "BACK" button to return to this page. [Note: You will need the Adobe Reader® version 7, as the list is in "PDF format". Most modern computer systems come with the Adobe Reader® already installed. However, if you don't have it, you can download it here]
There are a number of different fund raising activities which provide the support for the Club activities. The annual dues barely cover the expenses of producing the Crystal Ball and delivering it to the membership. Covering the costs of running a first-class museum requires fairly substantial income for this non-profit organization.
Heritage Society: The NCC (National Cambridge Collectors. Inc.) established the Heritage Society in 2005 as a way to secure the future of its Cambridge Glass preservation mission. The NCC's Heritage Society provides members and other contributors with a non-binding. completely voluntary pledge program. Members of The Heritage Society are those who have included the NCC in their wills or estate plans, thus providing the organization with a secure future.
All-Cambridge Glass Auction: Every year there is an All-Cambridge Glass Auction held in conjunction with the March Quarterly meeting, with the items listed in the Crystal Ball and forms provided for members and non-members alike to submit absentee bids. All glass in the Annual Auction is guraranteed to be Cambridge glass. This is a major fund-raising project each year.
Cambridge Post Cards: The NCC now has two Post Cards for sale featuring Cambridge Glass. One shows Cambridge Swans in several sizes, all in Light Emerald Green. The second card has a selection of five rare Cambridge glass items, with a Carmen Japonica vase featured in the center. They sell for $1.00 each, and are available at the Museum.
Other Fund-raisers: Some other fund-raising activites include membership pins, souvenir glass items, postcards, tote bags, prior year's Convention souvenirs, videos and even replacement plastic lids for Cambridge salt/pepper sets.