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.

The Inquisitor - January 2020

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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:

  • Sat Jan 25  7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm
  • Fri Feb 21  6pm – 10pm — 40th Anniversary Dinner at Patio Español. Advanced Reservations required.
  • Sat Feb 22  7pm – Midnight — Anniversary Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm. $10 discount for people registered for the Anniversary Dinner
  • Sun Feb 23  2pm – 6pm — Anniversary Sunday Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 4pm. FREE Admission!
  • Sat Mar 28  7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm

Message from the Chairman

As Chairman of The 15 Association, it is my great pleasure to invite you to our 40th Anniversary Weekend. 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 lemon-caper sauce, and pasta primavera.

For Anniversary XXXX, the schedule is:

  • Thursday Night Cigar Social, February 20th, 7:30pm on Back Patio of SF Eagle (our home bar) 398 12th St.
  • Friday Night Anniversary Banquet, February 21st, 6pm at Patio Espanol. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6pm, dinner served at 7:30pm. Cost is $55 with your choice of entrée. Pre-payment is required to attend.
  • Saturday Happy Hour at Lone Star Saloon, February 22nd, 4pm–6pm 1354 Harrison St
  • Saturday Night Catalyst Dungeon Play Event, February 22nd, 7pm–12 Midnight at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 10pm. $15 for Members, $20 for Guests, with $10 off for people registered for the Anniversary Banquet
  • Sunday Brunch, February 23rd, 10:30 am–Noon at Canton Inn 655 Folsom St @ Hawthorne St. No-host Dim Sum brunch, no RSVP required.
  • Sunday Catalyst Dungeon Play Event, February 23rd, 2pm–6pm at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 4pm. 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 (as long as it is more than two weeks before the dinner, because we need time for checks to clear). The deadline is February 17th at 10am.

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. There is more information on the application form.

I look forward to seeing you there.

In Brotherhood,
Eric See
Chairman, The 15 Association


Eric See


Silent Auction Donations

Once again, it’s that time of year again to raid your dungeon closets and storage spaces for donations for the 15 Association anniversary silent auction. We are looking for your old toys, gear, art work, or anything else leather/kink related that you’re willing to part with. All profits go to helping run the club and continue putting on our events. All donations are greatly appreciated. If you have something that you are graciously willing to donate, please e-mail or text me and we can arrange a pick up time.

Thank you,
Your brother,
Dustin Yeager

415-259-7020
Mfalcon444@yahoo.com


Membership Renewal

All current Members are encouraged to renew now as annual membership runs from Jan 1 – Dec 31! Login to www.15sf.org. Click on the pop up to renew OR click on the “Renew Membership” tab in the “Members Only” box on the website. Scholarships are available by request through the Renewal page online — just check the box that says “I will need some assistance from the Jones fund to pay my dues.” All scholarships are kept confidential.


Member News

Congratulations Jim Ward, 2020 Inductee to the Leather Hall of Fame! Induction ceremony is on April 26, 11 am at CLAW. clawinfo.org

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

Once there were 55 leather & LGBTQ businesses, bars and clubs in SOMA; now there are just 12. It is our goal to preserve and expand the leather and LGBTQ culture in the area. For more information see: www.sfleatherdistrict.com or visit our Facebook page: Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District; www.facebook.com/sflcd.org

Land Use Committee Meeting — Jan 7, 7pm SF Eagle

Board of Directors Meeting — Jan 15 (Note: NEW Time) 6pm – 8pm, SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St, Room 204.

Facebook

Did you know The 15 Association has a Secret Facebook Page!? Get the latest information on events, find play dates, skill share, Q/A and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/15secret/

The Leather Journal patreon

A Patreon was created to support The Leather Journal. The Leather Journal is read worldwide in print and online. News of BDSM, Leather, Kink and Fetish have been documented for over 30 years. Please consider donating to help support this great resource. https://www.patreon.com/theleatherjournal
Theleatherjournal.com

Support the SF Catalyst!

About SF Catalyst:

SF Catalyst is a community-run educational and social space in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. The 2000+ sq. ft. space is available for use by groups, organizations, and individuals for events that are in alignment with the mission of The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, an all-volunteer-run non-profit organization, which is to create a welcoming and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area Leather, Fetish, Kink, & Motorcycling communities. The space has been through a few incarnations and has been an important part of the community for over ten years!

SF Catalyst is also available for private bookings to groups and individuals. Email reservations@sfcatalyst.org to inquire.

More information and online donations: https://www.patreon.com/sfcatalyst


Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Thu Jan 9 7pm – 10pm — Rope Burn, Catalyst, 1060 Folsom St, SF. https://www.ropeburnsf.com
  • Sun Jan 12 4pm – 7pm — Volunteer Appreciation Party, SF Bay Area Leather Alliance Celebrate a New Year and You, Catalyst, 1060 Folsom St, SF
  • Fri Feb 7 – 9 — Ms. SF Leather contest weekend, mssfleather.org

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

2020
Sun 2/23
10:30 am–12pm
Brunch
Sun 2/23
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/28
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 3/28
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 4/5
3pm–6pm
SF Eagle Beer Bust
Sat 4/18
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 4/18
7pm–12M
Associates Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 4/19
2pm–6pm
Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 5/16
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 5/16
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Mon 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Wed 6/10
2pm–6/14 12pm
BootCamp XXXII
Wed 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sun 7/12
3pm–6pm
SF Eagle Beer Bust
Sat 7/25
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 11pm
Sun 7/26
11am–6pm
Dore Alley Fair and The 15 Outdoor Playspace
Sat 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 8/22
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 8/22
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Tue 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/26
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 11pm
Sat 10/24
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 10/24
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/21
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 11/21
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/13
12pm–4pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 2pm