I would like to help you guys get going in the right direction. I was a founding member of one of the previous two incarnations of the NCM. Contact this person and she can give you all the details you need to move forward:
I do not know if the ACM still charges yearly dues to be a part of the craft mafia family, but that really hurt our group in the end. Things may have changed in the past few years though.
I would love to see the group up and going again.
Good luck ladies.