March 1, 2018
Mars, Patrick, Rocko, Keith, Michael May, Miah, Marcus, Peter, Alan, Kenneth, Jim, Michael, Tad, Steve, Shannon, PJ, Mike, Eric, Jackson, Nathan, Collin, Brien, Alan, Jim Ward, Don, Steven, Tom, Tim, Shaggy, Selene, Steve
Discussion Night – Diversity and Inclusion – Justin and Michael lead the discussion. – It stretched people’s comfort levels in a way that is not bad.
Gear Night – Several people got turned into candles. (There was a wax play demo.) Good energy, good gear night.
Renaissance Festival – There was a great chain mail item that one of our members got. There was a drunk “straight” man who challenged the same member to a push up contest. We would like to thank Dustin and Jackson for providing so many tickets.
Matsuri – A few people went.
Ignite – A few or our members were on Ignite Live
TNG Discussion - Mars had a discussion at TNG. It was well attended.
Mr. Phoenix Leather had a fundraiser at bunkhouse. – Some of the Phoenix Boys of Leather
APaH – Had a pup night. It was the same night as another large event and the pups mainly had the whole bar to themselves.
Pride Float – We gave the money to the pride float. They are doing a build on it this weekend. Both days. See Michael May for more details.
Membership Application – Board needs to review.
March 17 Southwest Leather Sir boy and Community Bootblack - we need 4 people for color guard. We need people there by 8:30pm Thursday will be at the Rock, Friday will be at Anvil demos, Saturday contest at Bunkhouse (they are asking for a $5.00 donation at the door) Sunday
Discussion Night – Difference in Relationship Dynamics – Frankie and Eric
Denver Boys of Leather – They are interested in hosting the boy run, but they need to discuss further with their memers.
ALBAC Vice President, Alan – He would like to introduce their club to us. They are fully reorganized, they are fully transparent. Their meetings are the fourth Sunday of the Month at the Rock. 1:30 to 2:30. They are working on becoming a 501c3. They would like to have better ties with the rest of the gay and leather communities. They are an educational group. Dues are only $40.00 per year.
End of March they will have the Easter Pig come visit at NuTown. If other organizations would be willing, we would like to auction off the baskets at the event. The fundraiser will allow ALBAC to donate to other organizations. They donate to a number of other organizations.
Erotic World at Pride - April 7th and 8th. Pride would like to draw more of the Leather Community into Erotic World. It is now one of the largest draws at the festival. They want volunteers in three locations: in the vender area for recruitment of new membership for the other leather organization, the performance tent (they are expecting to have 6 performances per hour, one hour each day 1 pm to 2 pm), and in the combined leather booth. In order to get into the event for free you need to volunteer for 4 hours over the weekend. If you want to do entertainment talk to Sir Eric. He will be in charge of that. Eric needs to know by March 24th if you want to help with that.
If you are interested in either of the other areas, please contact Jim Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone/text at 480-720-5082
Gear night – We will have one on Saturday 31st.
Mike is running for Pride again this year. He is doing another Forbidden Fantasies fundraiser March 9th again. He has some people helping with demos and selling jello shots. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to him.
There are a total of 17 contestants this year.
Phoenix Pride Run – March 24th. If you are interested please go to phxfr.org to find out more.