CCD Launches a Mutual Benefit Society – The Camel City Irregulars

Camel City Dispatch loves to give – we’ve been giving you local news and information for free for more than 3 years now, and have big plans for so much more! In this day of legacy newspaper bankruptcies and a corporate stranglehold over media, it takes a whole community to keep a local news outlet open. (We know what you are thinking: Zoinks! They are gonna hit me up for money! Don’t worry, we’re here to share.)

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While it may be more blessed to give than receive, we know that the whole gift giving thing is more fun when there is an exchange of gifts. So, in the spirit of exchange, CCD is launching a “Mutual Benefit Society”, a little group we affectionately refer to as the Camel City Irregulars. Sound intriguing? Keep reading, it gets good.

As we’ve been building CCD over the last three years, we’ve learned a lot about our town, and our readers. We know that you prefer to shop local, support the arts, and appreciate Winston-Salem’s “small town with skyscrapers” culture. You like accountability in government, straight talk on the issues, and knowing about all of the interesting things to do around town. You love creativity, innovation, and rooting for the underdog. You enjoy winning things, getting a good deal, and you never hesitate to share with your community when there is a need.

Taking all of that into account, we’ve created our Mutual Benefit Society to foster reciprocal gift giving between our community members, local businesses and organizations, and CCD. How does it work? Step one: Join the society (paying either a one-time membership fee or a monthly payment) and become a Camel City Irregular. Step two: Get monthly benefits ranging from discounts and coupons to free stuff, all of which connect you to local businesses and organizations. Step three: Watch as CCD and other local businesses grow from your support, and enjoy your cool new stuff and the benefits of your new society!

We think joining the Camel City Irregulars will truly provide benefit for our whole community. CCD will get sustainability and expansion funding which will allow us to continue to provide free daily news and information to anyone who wants to read, as well as help us hire additional reporters and give you an even better functioning website for the publication. Locally owned businesses and our vital non-profits in town will benefit by gaining exposure they couldn’t otherwise access since their budgets can’t handle the high costs of corporate advertising. And you, our readers, will get opportunities to meet new people, attend some great events, get really cool stuff, and get the extra benefit of supporting your local news outlet and the local economy!

(In case you didn’t know, CCD is locally owned and operated and has no corporate backing or outside investors. We’re no super heroes or corporate flacks, just two people and a few volunteers on a mission to connect people, share information, and make our city an even better place to live. Wanna join us?)

 

Membership Levels:

Neighbor
$10 in Monthly Support or $120 Annually
Show you’re a good neighbor with a $10 monthly membership with CCD! For about the cost of streaming video, you can support your public local news source, access daily news and information, and get:

  • a CCD magnet or window cling
  • entered into monthly drawings for tickets and prizes
  • discounted tickets (for 2) to CCD’s quarterly events
  • and annual benefits such as special content, discounts, and give-aways.

Friend
$15 in Monthly Support or $180 Annually
Feel a little more like CCD’s friend? Show your support for public local news with a $15 monthly membership (less than other outlets’ access-only price) and in addition to all the news and information you want, receive these benefits:

  • a CCD magnet or window cling
  • a CCD Irregulars members only t-shirt
  • be entered into monthly drawings for tickets and prizes
  • monthly benefits from local businesses (freebies, coupons & discounts)
  • 50% discount (for 2) to CCD’s quarterly events
  • and annual benefits such as special content, discounts, and give-aways.

Family
$25 in Monthly Support or $300 Annually
Maybe you’re one of CCD’s family – someone who reads every day, sends us tips and ideas, and shares our stories on the regular. Become a family-level member for $25 a month and get all the benefits of daily news and insight as well as these great benefits:

  • a CCD magnet or window cling
  • a CCD Irregulars members-only t-shirt
  • be entered into monthly drawings for tickets and prizes
  • monthly benefits from local businesses (freebies, discounts, and coupons)
  • free entry (for 2) to CCD’s quarterly events!
  • and annual benefits such as special content, discounts, and give-aways.

Examples of events, ticket drawings and special benefits planned for the inaugural year of the Camel City Irregulars:
Bad Film Festival, Spring “garden party”, Society-wide Progressive Dinner, Pool Party, Costume Party, Mystery Gift Boxes, Theater tickets, Movie tickets, Passes to sporting events, Passes to festivals, Tickets to various Performing Arts events, giveaways of food, drink, art, handmade items, and tons of coupons, freebies, and discounts valid at local businesses.

 

Ready to join? Use the form below to provide us with a little information about you and an email address (so we can send you monthly benefits and notifications of drawings and contest winners) and then choose a payment method, and you’ll be an official member of the Camel City Irregulars!

 


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