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  • Can't Stop the Serenity 2015
  • Charities we are supporting in 2015

We’re proud to be supporting The Smith Family with our regular sponsorship, and we hope you’ll join us by donating to The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal!

We’ll be setting up a collection at the End of Year BBQ on November 28, so please bring along an unwrapped new toy* or book suitable for a child or young person (5-18) so that we can spread the joy this Christmas.

The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal is an opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child’s face this Christmas. Sadly, many children living in financial disadvantage will not receive a gift this Christmas.

The Smith Family has a long and proud association with Christmas. The organisation was founded in 1922 when five businessmen decided to deliver toys to orphans on Christmas Eve. This year, with your help, The Smith Family aims to deliver more than 36,000 new toys and 23,500 new books to children in need around Australia.

This gesture of goodwill ensures that all Australian families can come together at Christmas to share gifts and celebrate life. The Smith Family continues to provide opportunities for disadvantaged Australians to participate fully in society and we believe that Christmas is a time when all Australians should feel they belong, regardless of circumstances.

You can also donate via The Smith Family’s website.

* If donating a toy that requires batteries, please donate these also as often the receiving families do not have the extra income to spend on these.

NMB Membership makes a great Christmas gift (for yourself or someone else). Join up this month and get the rest of 2015 free!

Buy a 2016 Membership during the month of November and you’ll get a free 2015 dogtag with your 2016 Member Pack.

Memberships help us to cover operating costs, as well as our annual Smith Family sponsorship. Get in quick as 2015 dog tags are limited!

Get yours today at www.newmelbournebrowncoats.com/store!

We’re excited to announce that the process for becoming a New Melbourne Browncoats Member just got easier. New Memberships can now be purchased via our Online Store!

NMB Dog Tags on woodNMB Membership makes a great Christmas gift for the Firefly fans in your life. Members not only get some shiny swag and exclusive member benefits, but every membership helps our organisation!

There are a number of costs associated with running our organisation. These include annual lodgement fees, banking fees, web hosting, domain registration, public liability insurance and other administration costs. As much as possible, we try to keep our costs down, often relying on donations of goods or services. There are also costs associated with running events, and while we do our best to ensure that these are covered by ticket charges, merchandise sales, and so on, sometimes we need to cover these costs before the activity generates any income (such as hiring venues, paying for convention tables or purchasing stock to sell). Having an income from membership fees helps with these running costs, and any surplus is invested back into the club or donated to charity.

Member Benefits

  • Exclusive Member Dogtags: One of the coolest things about becoming a member is that all members will receive a set of exclusive New Melbourne Browncoats dogtags. One bears the logo of the New Melbourne Browncoats, and the other is stamped with the year of membership.
  • Monthly Prize Draw: Every month (from October 2014) we draw out the name of a random member to receive a prize! You will need to keep your contact information up to date, as prizes will be sent to out the address on our Members Register.
  • Member Only Discounts: From time to time, Members will get access to discounts from NMB or our wonderful supporters. Details of these are published in our monthly newsletter (members only edition).

Membership Information

  • Memberships are for a calendar year, beginning 1 January of the year purchased (regardless of purchase date).
  • New Membership Cost:
    • Australian Residents: $16
    • International Residents: $20
  • Membership Renewal Cost:
    • Australian Residents: $11
    • International Residents: $15

Find out more and Join

More information, and links to our Terms and Conditions can be found here. Once you’ve read the Terms & Conditions, head to the Membership section of our Online Store. Select the appropriate membership type (Australian resident or International resident), fill out the necessary details and check out. More information on the application process is outlined in our Terms and Conditions.

Chrismas Sale 150x150We’re having our first ever Christmas Sale! Head on over to our online store to grab a super shiny gift for yourself or the Firefly fans in your crew! There’s a great range of goodies, including t-shirts, posters, books, DVD/Bluray, autographs, keyrings, decals, statues, bookmarks and much much more!

And best of all, proceeds benefit FareShare and Fitted for Work!

The sale runs throughout November (though it will be offline while we’re at Supanova Adelaide).

CSTS2015_Plain_Logo_MidWe’re pleased to announce that the donation to Equality Now for our Can’t Stop the Serenity fundraising for 2015 is in!

Thanks to the generosity of Browncoats in Victoria, across Australia and around the world, this year’s events raised $5,471.31 (US$3,580.00)!

To everyone who was involved, as organisers, supporters, attendees, auction bidders, merchandise buyers, suppliers, advisers and moral support, THANK YOU! This would not be possible without all of you!