Just when I think I can’t be any more proud of our girls… another month passes and they surpass my expectations once again!
This month’s most exciting news is that we were given the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance award for Best New Organization! Our member Alotta Boutte’ was named Entertainer of the Year! Sailor co-hosts a Citadel party called Transmission which was named Best New Event! I received the Rookie of the Year award. I am also happy to report that with two full tables, the SFgoL had a quite visible club presence at the dinner! So proud. The evening didn’t stop there– we did super hot play demos at Eclipse and had a sleepover at the Citadel afterward!
We have four new Full Members! Welcome to Victoria, Vivian, Keri, and Jil. We also have an amazing amount of new Supporting Members! Thanks to Cat, Ajax, Jim Remer, Miss Bee, Rio, DivineMsM, Trinity, Zap, and Daddy Raven. We voted to add the previous members of SFboL as Supporting Organizational Members, due to their generous contribution of assets that were left after they dissolved. This includes: biff, Rover, tyler, Lincoln, Jonathan, Randy, and boyjean. We also have new Supporting Organizations: Mr S Leather, Legion of Sin, and Kink.com.
We had great representation at the Mr SF Leather contest, with two girls participating in contestant fantasies, many girls volunteering, and many more attending. Also amazing was Jessie’s jock strap in leather girl flag colors! We love you Jessie.
Loren Berthelsen from Leatherati interviewed myself and Kate! The interviews are available for viewing at the following link: http://www.leatherati.com/leatherati/2011/03/san-francisco-girls-of-leather.html
Our Toiletry drive for Casa de las Madres has been so successful and the community has been so generous with donations that we have overwhelmed the shelter! Great work Sailor, Lola, and all the other girls who have been working so hard on this. Luckily, we came up with some creative storage ideas in order to save the donations to parcel out to the shelter at a slower rate. We are still collecting until May 1st!
In February we had an amazingly successful fundraiser at Debauchery at the White Horse in Oakland . Thank you to our member tehlola for organizing. Shaun, the event coordinator, was great to work with. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us.
Four of our girls attended the Mills College Sex-Positive Fair. They set up a booth where they spoke of the SFgoL and tied curious attendees up in rope. Thank you tehlola for organizing!
Zed got more girls than ever to gay skate night in Redwood City this month. The photos are adorable, I have to say: http://sfgol.org/photos/rainbow-skate-underwear-night
Other amazing things we did this month included volunteering at the Exiles’ Orientation again, taking a tour of Kink.com, and Keri helped us launch our mentor/mentee program!
In April keep a look out for us at IMsL. We are bronze sponsors and our Sergeant at Arms, Pink, is organizing our involvement. Our girls will be stuffing bags, co-hosting a breakfast with LLW, and creating a space for attendees to leave each other love notes.
Coming up on May 1st is our May Day Fundraiser Extravaganza. Kate is taking lead on this event. It will include a May Day Pole, a kissing booth (with a variety of activities you can negotiate,) a silent auction, and entertainment! Please email email@example.com if you would like to contribute to the silent auction.
SFgoL is a bronze sponsor of the Northwest Leather Celebration. Pink is competing for the title with her Sir, BusDriver!
Thank you to the Leather community for your continued enthusiasm and support!
Yours in Leather,