About Us

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.

BootCamp XXVIII Registration now open!

We are very proud to invite you to the 28th Anniversary Boot Camp, Wednesday, June 8th to Sunday, June 12th, 2016.

Please take a few minutes now to review the following points. Since we anticipate very high demand for Boot Camp yet again, only 15 Association Member applications will be processed during January. Priority guest applications will be processed beginning February 1, 2016. Register by going to BootCamp Registration in the "Members & Guests" menu.

Rates: (same as last year) Members: $425 for camping; $475 for bunk rooms; or, $525 for double rooms.
Non-Members: $470 for camping; $520 for bunk rooms; or, $570 for double rooms.
If you will be arriving Thursday instead of Wednesday, subtract $50 for lodging or $25 for camping.

Applications, reserved space, and dates: We will not be accepting money or reservations unless they are accompanied by an appropriately filled-out original application. Your reservation is not transferable. Also, you may name priority guest(s) only if you are applying to attend. We will not process your guest’s application until we have received yours. All applications will be processed in the order received. Once space is filled we will maintain a waiting list.

Name on application and release: A signed release is an integral part of the application. The name on the application and the release must be the same and must be a legal name (which we will handle as confidential information). We will not process applications that do not include a release containing your original signature. Read the release carefully (both front and back), as well as the “Policy and Behavior at SM Events.”

Payment and cancellations: To simplify our record keeping, you are requested to submit full payment with your application. If this is not possible, you must include the minimum deposit noted on the enclosed application, or your application will not be processed. Full payment must be received by April 15, or your reservation will be canceled. Cancellations received by April 30 will be entitled to a full refund; those received by May 15 will be entitled to a 50% refund; no refunds after that date.

Financial help: The Seibert-Click fund provides for a limited number of Boot Camp scholarships and partial scholarships. If you cannot afford to pay the full amount of the fee, send what you can now and include a letter of application (or complete the appropriate section on the online registration form) for help from the Seibert-Click fund. Your letter will be forwarded to the Seibert-Click Fund Committee. Space, if available, will be reserved for you pending the decision of the Fund Committee. The Seibert-Click Fund Committee plans to consider additional applications in the order received.

Special needs: You must state in your application any dietary, mobility, or other concerns that may affect the planning of meals and housing. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please tell us as soon as possible; last-minute requests may not be fulfilled.

Transportation: Transportation to and from the run site is the responsibility of each man attending the run. We will make an effort to find rides for those who need them -- you can complete that section on the online application, and we will try to match you up. If you need a ride and we can’t find one for you, we will try to put you in contact with other men in the same situation, so that you can share car rentals.

Set up/tear down: If you would like to volunteer to help with Set Up (June 6-8) or Tear Down (June 12), you will be able to eligible to attend a special pre-run Dungeon Christening Party Tuesday, June 7. In order to attend this event, you must contact me (msterjeffrey@comcast.net) to register for either Set Up or Tear Down prior to the run. Both Set Up and Tear Down are hard work, but we have a lot of fun while we do it, and the pre-run party is a blast. Space on the Set Up and Tear Down crews is limited.

Run Directory: Since it was so popular last year, we will be handing out a Run Directory to all Boot Camp 28 Participants. Your application has spaces for you to select what of your information (if any) you wish to have in the Run Directory.

The past seven Boot Camps (2008-2015) have been our most successful ever. We hope that you will be able to participate in Boot Camp 28 and make it even better.


The Inquisitor - April 2016

April 5th, 2016

The Inquisitor - April 2016

April Brings Associates Weekend Party & Sunday BBQ

Our annual Associates Weekend Play Party is Saturday, April 23, 2016. We are also hosting a a barbeque social in Golden Gate Park on Sunday, April 24. Come out to Alchemy for our Saturday night party. Doors open from 7pm to 10pm. Party ends around midnight to leave time to visit our favorite late-night hang-out before heading home.

Plan to come socialize at the Associates Weekend BBQ at Golden Gate Park’s Hellman Hollow Picnic Area Sunday afternoon, April 24th.

Details and Registration for the BBQ will be posted at 15sf.org, we have tables 7,8, & 9 reserved.

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!
The 15 Association SF Eagle Beer Bust—May 1st 3PM–6PM

The weekend after our Associates Weekend is our first and only Beer Bust of the year at the SF Eagle (398 12th St).

Our beer bust is on Sunday May 1st from 3–6pm. It’s looking like we’ll have some great sunny weather to celebrate May Day. We are going to need some good volunteers to help out

If you want to help volunteer to run the beer bust, we will need a small number of volunteers for the day to help serve food, collect funds, and sell gummi bears (it’s extraordinarily light work and counts as a volunteer shift towards membership). If you are interested, you can sign up for a shift on the website https://the15association.org/guests/volunteer.php You can also contact Eric See, Chairman and Special Events Chair at esee69@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions.

Even if you can’t volunteer, come out and celebrate with us. Wear your Club Colors!

Vote: 15 Members nominated for “Golden Dildeaux Awards”

The humorous “Golden Dildeaux Awards” were created by Mister Marcus in 1972 to raise funds needed to help fight AIDS and help our brothers suffering from it. Mister Marcus handed it over to the Golden Gate Guards in 1994 and they are continuing the tradition, raising needed funds for our community. Several 15 members have been nominated for awards including your editor for “Best Impact Player-Bottom aka 'Red Tail' award! You'll find numerous other 15 members including Daddy Robert, Erik Will, Patrick Mulcahey, Wolf Freed, Jorge Vieto, Bob Goldfarb, Eric See (Chairman), Robert Callbeck, Steve Gaynes and many more. Check it out at: http://www.ggguards.org/

Vote for your favorite. The funds raised go to charity. The awards will be announced at The Eagle on Saturday, April 19 at 6PM. It is always a fun event.

Help Wanted: Boot Camp Tear Down Crew

We still need a few good men to help take our toys down and put them away until next year. It requires you stay after for a while on Sunday but its a way to not have a work shift during play times. Please contact msterjeffrey@comcast.net to volunteer for the teardown team.

Boot Camp 28 is selling out quickly. There is a wait list for double rooms but we still have a few beds in the Bunk Room and we still have space for campers. Members can register via the website (the15association.org); guests must be sponsored by a member to attend.

MEMBERS: ACTION REQUIRED - THE 15 ASSOCIATION MEMBER DIRECTORY REQUIRES YOU TAKE ACTION TO MAKE YOURSELF VISIBLE!

You may have noticed that a great many of our members only have a first name in the member directory. Do you? In order to appear, you must click the 'Update Your Profile' button on the left side under 'Members & Guests' to set your options. The webmaster has made a change so that first names will appear automatically but no contact information, last names, or any other information will appear until you specify what information you wish to share. The member directory is available only to members who have an active ID and password on the site.

Please sign in today, go to the 'Member Directory' and check your information. Click on the 'Update Your Profile' button to make changes anytime.

Check out the 15 Association discussion group on Facebook

This “secret” group is a place members can discuss our play parties, make connections, and talk openly about kink/play issues. All discussions are moderated, and membership is open to all 15 Association members, and to guests who have attended at least one 15 Association party. Membership in the group and all content is completely confidential, and can only be viewed by group members. To be added to this group, send an email to membership@the15association.org, or send a private message to the 15 Association Facebook page.

Water Sports OK?!! Now that our play parties have moved to Alchemy, a few of us may appreciate that water sports are permitted in a designated area. Ask the DM or any Fraternal which area is suitable. DMs and Fraternals are always happy to answer any question you may have about activities at The 15's Play Parties.

The 15 Association – Information for you:

The donation for our parties is: $15 for members, $20 for guests, $10 off for volunteering, and free if you do clean-up at the end of the evening. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jonathan Domash for more information. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Note to our Guests: First-time guests must arrive at parties with a member, or request an invitation via our website. However, if you have been to a 15 Association party in the last year, you are automatically in our system and do not have to be invited to come to our regularly scheduled parties. Just show up with your ID!

Interested in Prospecting to join the club? Come to parties, play hard, volunteer, and get to know the Associates and the guys on the Fraternal Committee, especially but not only Frank Stelter our Membership Chair. They can tell you all about it!

Want to know more about how the club runs? Have you got something to say? Or are you just kinky for meetings? Fraternal Committee meetings are open to all members, plus prospects and interested others, and usually happen the same afternoon as the parties at 3:00PM but check the calendar on our website. The time and location of Fraternal meetings does change from time-to-time as necessary.

Upcoming Events*

April 14 -17 imsl.org International Ms Leather Contest – San Jose

Sunday, April 17 4pm to 8pm IML Sendoff for Mr. SF Leather 2016 Cody Elkins at the Lonestar 1354 Harrison, SF

Saturday, April 23 3pm to 5pm Fraternal Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 23 7pm to 12am Associates Weekend Play Party

Sunday, May 1 3pm to 6pm The 15 Association Beer Bust at The Eagle

Sunday, May 8 3pm to 6pm Golden Gate Guards Beer Bust at The Eagle

Saturday, May 14 3pm to 6pm IML Send off for Mr SF Leather Cody Elkins
at the Lone Star 1354 Harrison, SF

Saturday, May 14 3pm to 5pm Fraternal Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 14 7pm to Midnight May Play Party

May 27 – 30 www.imrl.com International Mr Leather Contest - Chicago

Wednesday, June 1 Midnight Tickets become available to members for “Up Your Alley” Party. There will be NO tickets at the door for this Busy Street Fair Weekend Party on July 30. Advance tickets sell out early. Buy yours as soon as possible.

Wednesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 12 BOOT CAMP XXVIII!

Friday, July 1 @ Midnight Guest tickets become available for “Up Your Alley” (aka Dore Alley) Party. There will be NO tickets at the door for this street-fair weekend Party on July 30. Advance tickets sell out early. Mark your calendar!

*Check the website for the entire year’s schedule and for updates/changes.

Other News:

Worn Out West will take 10% off for anyone who mentions The 15 Association!

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.

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.

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.

Got News? We want it. News of interest to our membership or brief articles about our members or our community are welcome. Not sure? Send it anyhow. Email to: 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

2016
Wed 6/1–12M Member Ticket Sales start for Up Your Alley Party
Wed 6/8
2pm–6/12 12pm
BootCamp XXVIII
Sun 6/19
1pm–4pm
Dungeon Monitor Training
Fri 7/1–12M Guest Ticket Sales start for Up Your Alley Party
Sat 7/16
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 7/30
6pm–12M
Up Your Alley Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Mon 8/1–12M Member Ticket Sales start for Folsom Play Party
Sat 8/27
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 8/27
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Thu 9/1–12M Guest Ticket Sales start for Folsom Play Party
Sat 9/24
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/22
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 10/22
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/26
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 11/26
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/11
2pm–6pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm