In order to reach its goals, as a non-profit entity and AKC parent club, the USNMC needs volunteers most of all to do the work of the club. Fortunately the club has a group of hard-working members!. Additionally, the USNMC also needs money! Members pay a (relatively nominal) membership fee annually which nearly covers the expenses of maintaining the membership roles.
The USNMC recurring expenses:
Maintaining a website
Building and printing educational materials both printed and electronic
Supporting educational events such as:
Seminars on the breed for judges
Meet-the-breed events for public education
Distribution of materials to other organizations
Mailing materials / products to those who request it
Necessary office supplies for secretarial, financial, and club management
We do regular fundraising. We have a small Fund-raising committee charged with finding, acquiring, creating, and marketing items to raise $ for the club.
The USNMC strives to be the best provider of totally unique collection of Neapolitan Mastiff “stuff.” This includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, tote-bags, books and more, all customized for our club, most of them limited edition. The club ways-n-means is available at the National Specialty for purchase, and is periodically offered on an on-line store through E-Bay (this is managed by the fundraising chairperson)
COME TO OUR SHOWS
In addition to being a showcase for the breed and its fanciers, our National Specialty and other club-managed regional specialties provide a major forum for fundraising.
In addition to providing the Ways-N-Means collection for visual inspection (and purchase, we do Auctions - such as 50-50 raffles and we plus periodically raffle off one-of-a-kind collectible items (like quilts, collars, statues).
HELP NEEDED: Right now we need a FUNDRAISING CHAIRPERSON. If you are interested in helping your club out by working on Fundraising…if you say to yourself, this club needs help and I can do it…please contact any member of the Board of Directors and volunteer!
SAMPLES OF SOME ITEMS WE OFFER: