About Our Club
The Croatian American Cultural Center, Sacramento, est. 1976, is a thriving club consisting of many generations of Croatian Americans. As a group, the members of the Croatian American Cultural Center have successfully acquainted the local and surrounding communities with the Croatian culture, as well as preserved for future Croatian posterity in Northern California Croatia's many age-old, colorful traditions.
The Croatian people are generally a tight-knit group well known for their hospitality and willingness to help others. This generosity extends to helping those in need, notably many Croatian refugees left homeless, penniless and hopeless after the war. The Croatian American Cultural Center is also a haven for Croatian immigrants who have recently come to the United States in need of guidance and support. The CACC was built on this humanitarian generosity, as many years ago the club's founding members, immigrants themselves, helped one another as they each settled in the Sacramento area. They became family to one another since in most cases, relatives were left behind in Croatia as the newcomers sought better lives for themselves in America. Eventually, this group of friends, acting on a dream they had for many years, purchased a piece of property and referred to it simply as "the land" and together, turned it into the Croatian American Cultural Center which today has earned respect and admiration from Croatian communities all over the United States.
Though our membership is small, only 100 members, we are strong in pride and love for our Croatian roots and it is this love and pride that has fueled the success of our club, especially the success of such events as the Croatian Extravaganza, which is an annual festival hosted in Sacramento the second weekend in June.
The Croatian American Cultural Center always welcomes new members. An applicant for membership shall be a person of Croatian descent or a person who is a spouse of a person of Croatian descent.
The applicant must be sponsored by two existing Members of CACC, who must endorse the application.
The applicant shall obtain an application form from the Executive Board, and then complete and return the application to the Executive Board along with $500 membership application fee (or payment schedule acceptable to the Executive Board).
When the Executive Board determines that the applicant meets the requirements for membership, has fully completed the application, has paid the $500 membership application fee, the Executive Board shall cause the applicant's name to be presented to the members for consideration at the next membership meeting, and the members shall then approve or reject the application for membership.
The Executive Board shall inform the applicant in writing of the applicant's approval or rejection.
The Executive Board shall by writing invite an applicant approved for membership to the next business meeting and the applicant shall there be presented to the Members, receive his or her Membership Certificate and sign the Membership Roll.
No new Member may enjoy the benefits of membership until such Member has accepted the Membership Certificate and signed the Membership Roll.
It shall be the duty and privilege of the Members to attend regularly CACC business meetings, to give unselfishly of their time and energy as they are able and qualified to do so, and to be loyal and to support the Executive Board as it is obedient to the Article, Bylaws and the motions passed by the membership, and to accept lovingly the decision of the membership.
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You can download membership application, fill it out, and mail to Croatian American Cultural Center, 3730 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821.