We Are...

  • A social and sexual fraternity for men who engage in BDSM.
  • The longest-standing gay male BDSM Association in the western USA.
  • Active in the San Francisco BDSM community with play parties, an annual run (Boot Camp), social events and charitable fund raising.
  • Premier BDSM Players who mentor by example.
  • Safe, Sane and Consensual.
  • A volunteer Association with over 175 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued male ID who are at least 21 years of age.

Anniversary Weekend 2017

November 16th, 2016

The 15 Anniversary 2017

As Chairman of The 15 Association, it is my great pleasure to invite you to Anniversary Weekend XXXVII. Please join us as we renew old friendships, make new ones, and enjoy the company of our members and guests in the friendly and relaxed environment that has become a tradition for us. And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to play.

The Anniversary Banquet will be at the Patio Español, 2850 Alemany Blvd. San Francisco, a truly spectacular banquet hall with plenty of parking and a  patio for cigar smoking. The dinner entrees are: prime rib, salmon in a champagne sauce, chicken breast in a sherry cream sauce, and pasta primavera.

For Anniversary XXXVII, the schedule is:

  • Friday Night Anniversary Banquet, February 24th, 6:00 pm at Patio Español. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6:00 pm, dinner served at 7:30 pm. Cost is $55 with your choice of entrée. Pre-payment is required to attend. 
  • Saturday Night Catalyst Dungeon Play Event, February 25th, 7:00 pm to 12 Midnight at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 10:00 pm. $15 for Members, $20 for Guests, with $10 off for people registered for the Anniversary Banquet.
  • Sunday Catalyst Dungeon Play Event, February 26th2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE!

To apply and pay for the Anniversary Banquet, please fill out the application form. You can either pay online by credit-card (preferred), or mail us a check or money order. The deadline is February 10th at 11:59pm.

A limited amount of funding is available for 15 members from the Jones fund to assist those who cannot afford to attend. If you need assistance, please include a request with your application. If you can offer assistance, we would appreciate your contributions* (see application for details).

I look forward to seeing you there.

In Brotherhood,
Eric See
Chairman, The 15 Association


Silent Auction items needed, and Credit Card problems fixed

January 11th, 2017

It’s that time of year again, and the 15 Association anniversary dinner is rapidly approaching.  One again we are asking for donations for our Silent Auction which is taking place at the dinner on Friday, February 24th. We are looking for donations of leather goods, S&M gear, or pervertables in general.

So clean out your closet and see what there is to donate!  It all goes towards keeping The 15 up and producing the fine parties we all love so much. 

If you have anything you would like to donate, contact Dustin via email at dly44boy1dr@yahoo.com or call him at 415-259-7020.

We thank you all for your support. 

—Dustin


There was an issue on the website with processing credit cards....our credit card processor had changed some things on their end, without telling us.

The problem has now been fixed. If you bought tickets to Anniversary and it got flagged as "NOT PAID," you can log back into the website, and click on the link that says “Click here to pay by Credit Card” to re-enter your information, and run the charge. For Membership renewals, just go through the Renewal process again.

Thank you for your patience.

—Andrew


January 1st, 2017
The Inquisitor - January 2017

Stories


Upcoming 15 Association Play Events

Get out and play with your brothers! Mark your calendars for these upcoming 15 Association Play Events:

  • Sun January 1 online — Member Registration starts for BootCamp 2017.
  • Sat January 28 7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst SF. Doors close 10pm.
  • Thu February 1 online — Guest Registration starts for BootCamp 2017.
  • June 14 - 18 — Boot Camp 2017! Schedule your time off now!

The 2017 Party Schedule is now posted on the website. Please check frequently in case of unanticipated changes.


Happy New Year!

 
I hope everyone had good holidays with your family, chosen or otherwise. Our December holiday party was a real blast, and one of the biggest December parties in a long time. 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for the club. As of our January party, we are moving back to 1060 Folsom street to the newly formed Catalyst dungeon space. I hope to see everyone there to help us celebrate.


Eric See


Membership Renewal

If you haven't yet renewed your membership for 2017, you can renew online. It's easy! And if you need assistance for your annual dues we can help with that as well. Just don't be one of the members that we need to track down later this year....


Anniversary Dinner

We still have many seats available for our anniversary dinner.
The Anniversary Banquet will be at the Patio Espanol, 2850 Alemany Blvd. San Francisco, a truly spectacular banquet hall with plenty of parking and a patio for cigar smoking. The dinner entrees are; prime rib, salmon in a champagne sauce, chicken breast in a sherry cream sauce, and pasta primavera.

For Anniversary XXXVII, the schedule is:

  • Friday Night Anniversary Banquet, February 24th, 6:00 pm at Patio Espanol. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6:00 pm, dinner served at 7:30 pm. Cost is $55 with your choice of entrée. Pre-payment is required to attend.
  • Saturday Night Catalyst Dungeon Play Event, February 25th, 7:00 pm to 12 Midnight at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 10:00 pm.
  • Sunday Alchemy Dungeon Play Event, February 26th, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 4:00 pm.

To apply and pay for the Anniversary Banquet, please go to the website and fill out the application form. You can either pay online by credit-card (preferred), or mail us a check or money order. The deadline is February 16th at 11:59pm.


Registration starts for Bootcamp 2017!

If you are a member your registration starts as of now. Guests must wait until February 1st to register. Don't delay, bootcamp sells out every year, just go to the website for further information and to sign up.


Other News and Events

LDG Mentoring Program – Volunteer Mentors Wanted

LDG is seeking volunteers for their mentoring program. There is a need for experienced bottoms/subs in particular. The next round of mentoring is an 8 month cycle, running from January 2017 through September 2017. If you have general questions about the program or are interested in joining the 2017 mentoring program please contact administrator Richard Sprott (rasprott1814@gmail.com)

The LDG Mentor Program helps pair up newer, curious, men seeking experiences with men who have been there and can help. This program isn't dating, hooking up with, playing with, or fucking the person you're paired with: It's about networking with the community and learning from others how to examine your desires and experiences so you can. Example: You want to experience flogging. Your mentor won't flog you, but he can help you learn how to find, approach, and negotiate a hot scene with an experienced flogging top in the community.

Mentors should have at least 10 years of kink experience, be active members of the leather and kink community in the bay area and have a social network. Mentors embody authenticity, integrity, commitment to the health of the men’s leather/kink community, creativity, openness to experience, open-mindedness, perseverance, compassion, loyalty, fairness, humility, self-control, optimism, and playfulness.

See: http://www.sfldg.org/mentoring/ for details.

Volunteers Wanted:

The 15 Association's Fraternal Committee is seeking volunteer archivists to digitize the organization's records before they are sent to the historical society for preservation. The objective is to have a backup stored in digital format and to have easier access to them when needed. Please contact Chairman Eric See for more information and to volunteer.

The Leather Alliance is currently looking for individuals who are willing to commit to being part of the ongoing volunteer team filling primary and secondary positions in the operation of the Catalyst SF space. Please go to http://www.tinyurl.com/LeatherCenter to sign up or find out more.

Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago

The 15 Association supports the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. This is an important institution that is dedicated to preserving the histories of our communities, clubs and scenes. No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit! See http://www.leatherarchives.org/ for more information.

Leather Archives

San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group

San Francisco Leathermen’s Discussion Group is an independent, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization of men serving the educational needs of the BDSM/Leather community. With a few of our own club's members on their board, we have a lot of intersection. Go to http://www.sfldg.org/ for more information on their events.

LDG

San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance

For those in the Leather Community who find themselves in dire financial straits due to injury or illness, San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance sponsors a fund to help out with emergency expenses. If you need financial help to pay bills due to a serious injury or chronic/life threatening illness, please contact the Leather Alliance to see if you qualify for help. Al Parso is the 15 Association's representative on the Leather Alliance board. He can be contacted through The 15 Association website.

Leather Alliance

Got News? We want it!

News of interest to The 15 Association membership or brief articles about our members or our community are welcome. Not sure? Send it anyhow. Email Al Parso, the editor at: al@parso.us or MrACL2014@yahoo.com by the end of the month for inclusion in the following month's Inquisitor. The newsletter is usually, but not always, produced the first week of the month. Submit your articles, announcements, events or other items of interest by the end of the month for inclusion the following month. Share events of other organizations, contests in which you are participating, and other items of interest here.

 

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Events Calendar

2017
Sat 1/28
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 1/28
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Wed 2/1–12:01 am Guest Registration begins for BootCamp
Sat 2/11
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Fri 2/24
6pm–10pm
Anniversary Dinner
Sat 2/25
7pm–12M
Anniversary Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 2/26
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/25
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 3/25
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 4/22
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 4/22
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 5/20
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 5/20
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Thu 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Wed 6/14
2pm–6/18 12pm
BootCamp XXIX
Sat 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/15
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 7/29
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Tue 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 8/26
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Fri 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/16
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 9/23
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/28
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 10/28
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/18
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 11/18
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/10
2pm–6pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
2018
Wed 6/13
2pm–6/17 12pm
BootCamp XXX