Crystal Club General Information


WHO ARE WE, AND WHAT GOES ON AT OUR MEETINGS?

The Crystal Club is a non-profit support group for cross dressers, transsexuals, female impersonators, and other transgender individuals. Spouses and significant others are welcome and are encouraged to participate. Both male-to-female and female-to-male individuals are welcome. Members from related organizations, helpful professionals, and approved guests are welcome when cleared through a Crystal Club elected officer. Club policies, meeting dates, locations, and fees are available on request.

Often prospective new members don't know what to expect at a Crystal Club meeting. Their expectations are often colored by what they see on Geraldo and the like. (One member thought attendees might be dressed in corsets and thigh-high boots, and another thought there might be all sorts of strange sexual goings on.) In fact, we're all a bunch of pretty normal people who dress pretty much like normal women and meet only to socialize and participate in various club functions. Our meetings are simply an opportunity to get dressed, go out, and be with our good friends. We range in age from our 20's to our 60's and come from a wide range of professions. Most of us are transsexuals, although several of us are crossdressers. Most are married and have kids, and often our wives attend the meetings with us. Those interested simply in meeting/dating TV's or TS's are unwelcome, and nothing of a sexual nature is permitted at any of the meetings. Here are some commonly asked questions:

Will I be scrutinized for how well I dress or pass?

No. We're not running a beauty contest. We range from hardly convincing to completely passing, heavy to thin, tall to short. Some of us dress up, and some dress down. Come however you are comfortable, as long as you walk in the door dressed either completely male or completely female (a rule). For your first meeting, you may want to wear something nice but not particularly sexy or dressy. When you walk in, we won't fall silent and glare at you. We'll be welcoming you. Several of us will walk up, introduce ourselves warmly, and show you around. You'll be among friends.

Do I have to come dressed as a woman?

No. We have private changing rooms (usually restrooms) at most of our meetings that some of our members use to change into their female attire. If you wish, you may bring a change of clothing and decide once you arrive and socialize whether you would feel more comfortable changing. New attendees are given considerable understanding and latitude.

Will I have to reveal my name or other personal information?

No. You can be as open or anonymous as you wish. We've all chosen to adopt femme names and only rarely use last names. You may put your name and address on our mailing list if you wish, so that you can receive this newsletter. If you do so, this information will be kept strictly confidential.


TO CONTACT US:

For new member information, call our screening officer. By now she's heard it all, so nothing you say could possibly surprise her. She can be reached at: (614) 214-4828.

This number is also the main club number. She will answer it live part of the time. The rest of the time, you will reach her voice mail, and you can leave a message.

All calls are kept strictly confidential. We do not use caller ID and will return your call only at your request. If you are still concerned about caller ID, you can block this function by pressing *67 (or dialing 1167 for rotary/pulse) before the phone number. If you ask us to return your call, we too will block caller ID for your security.

You can also reach us by e-mail at: cc@thecrystalclub.org.

All inquiries are kept confidential. You may subscribe to the Crystal Chronicle to keep abreast of upcoming events. It will be mailed to you in a plain, white envelope, bearing only the return address and no markings pertaining to the Crystal Club.


DUES

Your membership renewal date is shown after your name on the mailing label. Membership fees paid on months other than January will be prorated to the next January. You may renew either in person or by mail.


ABOUT THE CRYSTAL CHRONICLE

All materials in the Chronicle are copy written in the year of their original release by the Crystal Club. All rights reserved. Articles and information contained in The Crystal Chronicle may be reprinted by other non-profit organizations without advanced permission, provided the author and source is cited and a copy of the issue containing the reprinted material is sent to the Crystal Club within two months of publication. The opinions or statements contained in the Crystal Chronicle are those of the authors' and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor or the Crystal Club. Furthermore, neither the Crystal Club nor the Crystal Chronicle editor assume responsibility for any consequences resulting either directly or indirectly either from advice or from any other materials contained in this newsletter. Contributions of articles are encouraged but may be altered with the author's intent retained or may be rejected, whether solicited or not. Absolutely no sexually explicit material will be accepted or printed. Contributions may be emailed directly to the editor at ccnl@thecrystalclub.org (for Crystal Club News Letter) or sent to the postal address below.

The Crystal Club is a non-profit support group for cross dressers, transsexuals, female impersonators, and other transgender individuals. Spouses and significant others are welcome and are encouraged to participate. Both male-to-female and female-to-male individuals are welcome. Also, members from related organizations, helpful professionals, and approved guests are welcome when cleared through a Crystal Club elected officer. Club policies, meeting dates, locations, and fees are available on request through our address. We will exchange newsletters with any other similar group. For the address please call  (614) 214-4828.


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