Anniversary XLIV Dinner registration open

December 1st, 2023

The Anniversary Dinner will be at the Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St, San Francisco. The dinner entrées are: White Beans with Sage on Toast and wilted greens (Vegan); Slow Braised Brisket; and Salmon with Tarragon Butter.

For the 2024 Anniversary, the schedule is:

  • Thursday Night Cigar Social, February 22nd between 8pm and 10pm at the SF Eagle, 398 12th Street.
  • Friday Night Anniversary Banquet, February 23rd, 6:00 pm at Folsom Street Foundry. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6:00 pm. Cost is $107 per person with your choice of entrée. Pre-payment is required to attend.
  • Saturday Night Transform1060 Dungeon Play Event, February 24th, 6:00 pm to Midnight at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 10:00 pm. $25 for Members, $30 for Guests. Advance Tickets are Recommended, but (if not sold out) will be available at the door, payable by credit-card only.
  • Sunday Transform1060 Dungeon Play Event, February 25th, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 4:00 pm. FREE for everyone who attended the Anniversary Dinner. Otherwise, $20 for Members, $25 for Guests. Advance Tickets are Recommended, but (if not sold out) will be available at the door, payable by credit-card only.

To apply and pay for the Anniversary Banquet, click the button below. The deadline is February 19th at 9:00 am.

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).


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 190 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued ID verifying you are 18 years of age or older.

No on-site Registration

December 7th, 2021

Please be aware that there is currently no on-site registration.

We used to have a laptop that people who were bringing guests who were not in our system could use to enter their vital information, and the Front Desk could then retrieve it and print a Release Form for them to sign. Unfortunately, we've had three laptops stolen within the past year, and are no longer equipped for doing on-site registration.

So, make sure your guests are registered in our system before coming to an event. Ideally, they’d upload their COVID vaccination information as well, but it can be shown at the front desk.

Our apologies, but this is non-negotiable.


The Inquisitor - February 2024

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Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Thu Feb 22 8pm – 10pm — Cigar Social, SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Fri Feb 23 6pm – 10pm — Anniversary Banquet, Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St San Francisco, CA
  • Sat Feb 24 6pm – Midnight (Doors Close: 10pm) — Anniversary Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door.
  • Sun Feb 25 2pm – 6pm (Doors Close: 4pm) — Anniversary Sunday Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door. Free for people who attended the Anniversary dinner.
  • Sat Mar 23 6pm – 11pm (Doors Close: 9pm) — St Paddles Day Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door.
  • Sat Apr 27 6pm – Midnight (Doors Close: 10pm) — Associates Weekend Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door.
  • Sun Apr 28 2pm – 6pm (Doors Close: 4pm) — Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door.

For Advance Ticket Recommended events, tickets can be purchased in advance on the website, but can also be obtained at the door if they are still available (however the only payment allowed is credit/debit card, i.e. no cash).

The Calendar on our website is more current than the Inquisitor.


Message from the Chairman

Happy Anniversary, men!

February is a special month for me as it was The 15’s anniversary dinner in 2016 that truly cemented my commitment to our brotherhood.

Anniversary weekend celebrates the time in 1980 that David Lewis founded The 15 along with Jim Lansdown, Alexis Sorel, and three other brothers. Those men and the associates who shortly followed faced what seem impossible odds as plague destroyed so much of our community. I am told by Peter Fiske and others that the strength and kindness of our early brothers are the reasons the Club grew and eventually blossomed.

This year is our 44th anniversary and we have a fantastic lineup of events for you starting with a cigar social hosted by Chairman of Vice Mike Walker on Thursday, 2/22/24, at the SF Eagle. We continue the weekend with our anniversary banquet and silent auction on Friday with play parties on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Transform1060. Though we don’t have an official event on Saturday afternoon, I encourage our brothers and guests to informally meet on the deck of SF Eagle prior to the party. Details of our hosted events can be found later in this newsletter.

In March, we return with St. Paddles Day for our March play party. Celebrate the sanctity of the thuddy sound of wood on flesh!

Boot Camp 2024 is open for registration for both guests and members. With an extended duration and new caterer, I am excited to see all of you for a monumental week in the mountains.

In brotherhood,
Christopher Wood
Chairman, The 15 Association


Christopher Wood


2024 Annual Membership Dues

Happy New Year! As we start 2024 it’s time to renew your membership. Log onto 15sf.org, click on “Renew Membership” in the Members Only menu on the left, or click “Renewal Page” in the green box that says it is time to pay your dues. Type in your name in the Print your name box and sign the Draw your signature box. $75 can be paid with credit card online or check sent in the mail.

If you need financial assistance from the Jones Fund, check the box “I will need assistance...” on the Renewal form.


Anniversary Banquet XLIV

Anniversary Weekend will be Feb 23 – 25, 2024. We will be returning to the Foundry SF, 1425 Folsom St, SF. The dinner entrees are: White Beans with Sage on Toast and wilted greens (Vegan); Slow Braised Brisket; and Salmon with Tarragon Butter. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6:00 pm. Cost is $107.00 for Members and $107.00 for Guests with your choice of entrée. Pre-payment is required to attend. 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).

To apply and pay for the Anniversary Banquet, log into The 15’s website, and click on Anniversary Dinner in the Members & Guests menu. The deadline is February 19th at 9:00 am.


Silent Auction Donations

Mitch Enfinger is coordinating our popular Anniversary Silent Auction. You may contact him using the Contact Us button on the web site, or emailing him directly at mitchenfinger@gmail.com. Donations may also be mailed to: The 15 Auction, c/o Christopher Wood, 577 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114.


BootCamp XXXIV

Dear Brothers:

Boot Camp is The 15 Association’s annual run to the country, taking place from Saturday afternoon, June 22 to Thursday morning, June 27. We take over a beautiful Lake County resort (with cabins, bunk rooms or camping available as accommodations). We set up a great indoor playspace in one building (which was originally built as a ballroom), an outdoor playspace on the main lawn, a smaller indoor playspace is set up in a yurt behind the main lodge, and an outdoor, but sun-screened playspace near the resorts pool and hot tub (both of which are available for Boot Campers’ enjoyment — it is usually a little cool in June for most to go swimming, but when it is warm enough, it is lovely and the hot tub is always welcome!

The play spaces are open 24 hours a day, although it is usually pretty chilly at night, which limits the outdoor play, and we ask that you have consideration for our campers, who may not want to kept out all night by the screaming of outdoor sessions. Also, there is a heated bathroom in the pool area with a central drain in the floor and a shower which is ideal for water sports, even when it is chilly in the evenings! The only things officially scheduled are the meals, which are excellent. We have a great chef, who feeds us like kings for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the run. The club also puts out snacks late in the evening, “midnight rations.” We also generally have single tail practice on the main lawn, often a piss pool party, and always a cocktail party before our sumptuous Wednesday night prime rib dinner.

The run fees cover housing, food, soft drinks and beer for the whole run (Saturday afternoon through Thursday morning).

There are also some annual activities, which are not officially scheduled, but nonetheless traditional (and optional). For many years we have had a Chain Gang on Saturday mornings. We have a few members who are former law enforcement and more that play the role well, who lead a gang of “convicts” around the grounds verbally and physically abusing them, while forcing them to pick up trash, etc. It is great fun. One cabin often throws a Saturday afternoon cocktail party. There is usually single tail practice on the main lawn one afternoon, where one can either learn new techniques from other campers, or serve as a target (depending on one’s role and/or mood).

The atmosphere is very relaxed, with an attitude of brotherly friendship pervading the proceedings.

Like our play parties, each guest is responsible for finding and negotiating their own play within their own limits. Some of the play at Boot Camp gets quite vicious and extreme (we have had brandings and blood regularly flows in many of the single tail scenes, etc.), but one doesn’t need to play that brutally to play at Boot Camp — limits and boundaries are respected and, again, should be negotiated clearly, especially when playing with new people.

Each Boot Camper is also expected to perform at least two to three work shifts during the run. Most of these work shifts take one to two hours at most, and include: cleaning up after meals; collecting garbage from cans around the property and replacing them liners; and running beverages and ice to the coolers we place strategically on the grounds.

The Guest Run Fees for Boot Camp are as follows: $925 for a space in a Private Room; $825 for a space in a Bunk Room; or $700 for a Camping space. Member Run Fees are $875 for a space in a Private Room; $775 for a space in a Bunk Room; or $650 for a Camping space. Private Room spaces go very fast, so the sooner you request one the better. While our entry level Bunk prices are somewhat higher than other runs, our Private Rooms spaces are much less expensive, and Boot Camp is different in that you can play 24 hours a day and the level of privacy of the fantastic resort. Boot Camp is also longer than most comparable runs — five full days of play and debauchery, then time to get packed up, enjoy a final breakfast and hit the road!

Boot Camp is for 15 Association Members and their invited Guests only, so in order to participate in the Run, a Guest would need to be sponsored by a Member.

If one needs help with obtaining a ride to and/or from the Run, you can request that we help you find one when you register. While we cannot absolutely guarantee a ride to everyone who requests one, it is very rare that we are not able to fulfill all requests made in a timely manner. If you do request and receive a ride, it is generally good etiquette to help your driver out with some gas money, but that is not a requirement.

I hope this gives you some idea of what Boot Camp is. If you have further questions, feel free to get back to me with them.

Jeff Garner,
Boot Camp Committee Chairman


Member News

IML 2024 Judges

Graylin Thornton (Associate Member) and GS Yang (Associate Member) were selected as Judges for this year’s annual International Mr. Leather contest held in Chicago, IL over Memorial Day Weekend.


Other News and Events

Leather and LGBTQ+ Cultural District Second Saturday

Sat Feb 10 Noon – 5pm — Game Day, Folsom Street Community Center, 1286 Folsom St @ 9th St, SF

The Dragon’s Den

Sat Feb 17 7pm – Midnight — Dragon’s Den, a private dungeon party playspace in the Portland-Vancouver area. (Vancouver, Washington) www.pdxdungeonparty.com.

Patreons

Transform1060! Check out the website www.Transform1060.org for donation opportunities and description of the facility.

The Leather Journal — NOW back to paper print! Still recording our history and the greater Leather, Kink and Fetish community for over 35 years!
https://www.patreon.com/theleatherjournal
https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-the-leather-journal-going


Got News? We want it!

Do you have News or Events our members would have interest in or enjoy outside the Dungeon?! Whether you are producing an event or just attending one others may not be aware and wish to participate. Our Community has much to offer and a variety of tastes so don’t hesitate to e-mail by the 25th of the month for publication in the following month’s issue. Inquisitor editor: Tyler Fong tazpuppy15@gmail.com.

 

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Events Calendar

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2024
Fri 2/23
6pm–10pm
Anniversary Dinner
Sat 2/24
6pm–12:01 am
Anniversary Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 2/25
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/23
6pm–11pm
St Paddles Day Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 4/27
6pm–12:01 am
Associates Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 4/28
2pm–6pm
Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 5/18
6pm–11pm
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Sat 6/22
2pm–6/27 12pm
BootCamp XXXIV *
Mon 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/27
6pm–12:01 am
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 7/28
11am–5pm
Outdoor Dungeon at Dore Alley Fair
Thu 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 8/24
6pm–11pm
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/28
6pm–12:01 am
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/19
6pm–11pm
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 11/23
6pm–11pm
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 12/15
2pm–6pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
* NOTE: Event Controlled for COVID

To attend this event, you must be Fully Vaccinated. This means:

  • At least two weeks past one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or
  • At least two weeks past the second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

AND you were Boosted by an additional shot five months after your original vaccination.

To confirm vaccination, you can upload a picture of your Vaccination Card to our site, along with entering the date of your last shot.

If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you will not be admitted to the event.