Dec 222013
 

This just in from TC!

On this day at the CORE (Courtesy Order Respect Etiquette) group, which meets on the 4th Sunday of the month from 1-5pm, our own Skynettx presented his lovely butterscoth with her boots so that she may start walking her leather path.  So when you see her next offer her congratulations and encouragement.

Dec 212013
 

The Board of NCSF regrets to announce that it appears Leigha Fleming breached her fiduciary duty and diverted at least $60,000 from the NCSF 501(c)4 membership organization for her own personal expenses since September 2011.

Leigha Fleming died on December 19, 2013. Leigha started volunteering for NCSF in 2000, and served as Chairman of the Board from 2008-2013.

The Board of NCSF is acting aggressively to recover as much of the missing funds as possible. A lawsuit is being filed in probate court, and the matter has been referred to law enforcement authorities.

The Board of NCSF has authorized an outside financial review of the books of the NCSF 501(c)4 membership organization, and Stephanie Sassy Lynn has been appointed the new Treasurer. The NCSF-Foundation 501(c)3 account, which received all of the donations for our “Office Fire Fundraiser,” was not involved in this matter and continues to be overseen by the Foundation Treasurer, Jim Fleckenstein.

Going forward, the Board is working on ensuring our membership organization is in rigorous compliance with our financial policies and procedures. Several changes have been made to our financial policies to ensure that an opportunity for a repeat of this behavior is not possible, and this situation can never re-occur.

Our volunteer staff members freely give their time, heart and energy to fight discrimination and persecution, and we feel betrayed and devastated. NCSF operates on a small annual budget of $60-70,000 for both the NCSF membership organization and the NCSF-Foundation. We deeply regret the missed activist opportunities that could have been accomplished with the money that is missing.

Regardless of the damage done to NCSF, the work has not gone away. Sexual freedom is not yet a reality, and people still suffer personally and publicly from practicing BDSM, Swing, and Polyamorous lifestyles. NCSF remains committed to moving forward with all of our programs and efforts intact.

Source: https://ncsfreedom.org/press/blog/item/ncsf-announcement.html

Dec 202013
 

Please join Sanctuary and NEAAL as we both present the Sanctuary Twisted Christmas Party on December 21st.
Come celebrate the season with all your kinky friends.

Potluck dinner – rose is bringing the ham !!

Kinky Santa Claus & his 2 poly wives will be in attendance.
Come tell the Clauses how good you have been. Be careful of one of the wives…,she wields a mean violet wand!!!

Sir RL will be on hand to take pictures. Come have you kinky holiday photos done with your significant other or the kinky clauses.

Handrolld & the beautiful TexasSara will be on hand to give us a Holiday themed rope performance!

7-8: dinner

8-8:20: rope performance by Handrolld & TexasSara

8:25- 9:white elephant kinky gift exchange

9-2: work off those calories having a spanking good time!

Dec 202013
 

Come out and join us for DFW Bound2’s first play party!

There will be rope performances and a chance for you to get a little rope put on you by some of our favorite riggers in the area, if you want! Then, of course, there’s time to PLAY!

Hope to see you there! Contact a group leader on FetLife.com at DFWBound2!

January 11, 2014 – 7:00PM to 2:00AM at Sanctuary for Lifestyle Arts

Dec 202013
 

Curious about puppy play?

Into puppy play?

Want to socialize with other pups and handlers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area?

Then come out to DFW Pup’s December pup mosh at The John Thomas Resource Center at 2701 Reagan St., Dallas TX 75219 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm . Suggested donation per pup/trainer will be $5 but if you are low on funds no one will be turned away.

Dec 062013
 

South Plains Leatherfest – International Master/slave Weekend
March 7-9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas
www.southplainsleatherfest.com
southplainsleatherfest@gmail.com
Details of Activities for 2014!

Come on home – we’ve left the light on for you!

Whether you’re interested in cutting edge SM, Master/slave relationships – or both – you’ll find what you’re looking for at South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend in Dallas, Texas on March 7-9, 2014. Our weekend will remember our history and traditions, celebrate the present and look forward to the future. Registration is now open so don’t delay – register today?

REGISTRATION: $109 through January 19, 2014.

Registration includes admission to all seminars, Friday night South Plains Cruise, vendor area, Cigar Social, Silent Auction, International Master/slave Contest and run pin. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Registration goes up to $129 on January 20th. (At-the-door registration is $149.)

Here are some additional details about South Plains, your leather family reunion weekend:

SOUTH PLAINS TRADITION OF EXCEPTIONAL WORKSHOPS & EDUCATION
South Plains offers two seminar “tracks” featuring some of the community’s best-known and most experienced presenters on advanced SM techniques and Master/slave relationships. The SM/Leather Track features, among others, Mark Frazier, David Labriola, Ms Cynthia, River Dark, Rick Storer, JLube Jack, Master Malik and slave cathy, and Olga and blu. Presenters for the M/s Track include Master Skip and slave Rick, Master Jim and slave marsha (IM/s 2001), Master Obsidian and slave namaste (IM/s 2010), Master Morris and slave jonathan (IM/s 2013) and Master George and slave bren. Visit the South Plains’ presenter page to see the full list of SM/Leather and M/s presenters.

THE INTERNATIONAL MASTER/SLAVE CONTEST – 25th ANNIVERSARY!
In 2014, we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Master/slave Contest . The International Master/slave Contest is the fourth longest running international leather title in existence and is focused on educating the community about healthy and satisfying M/s relationships. South Plains has been the home of the title and contest since 2003. The competition kicks off on Friday night at the South Plains Cruise with the introduction of the contestant pairs from around the world and our esteemed panel of judges and concludes Saturday evening with the International Master/slave Contest. Both the Cruise and Contest will be hosted by emcees Master Obsidian and slave Namaste (IM/s 2010). Come to South Plains and support your regional contestant pair!

SOUTH PLAINS SUNDAY BRUNCH
South Plains’ Sunday Brunch welcomes Master Skip Chasey as our 2014 keynote speaker. As an out and proud leatherman, Master Skip addressed a crowd of nearly one million people at the Millennium March on Washington, and since then he has given more than a dozen keynote addresses and presented over 200 programs on the spiritual dynamics of SM and D/s relationships at noteworthy events throughout the U.S. and Canada. In his own words, “Blood may be thicker than water, but leather is thicker than blood.”

SOUTH PLAINS FAMILY TRADITIONS
Our South Plains family consistently tells us that the best thing about South Plains is the opportunity to be with old friends and to make new ones. We all like to socialize! So this year we’re bringing back your favorite activities and adding more ways you can meet and connect with your South Plains family.

THURSDAY NIGHT EARLY BIRD MIXER
Join us at the Park Inn Hotel & Suites – Love Field for an Early Bird Mixer, Thursday night March 6 from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Champagne Ballroom! Once again, NLA-Dallas will sponsor this kickoff event. So join us, mix and mingle, say hello to old friends and meet new ones. It’s a low key, low stress way to get your South Plains weekend started right. South Plains thanks our partner in leather, NLA-DALLAS, for sponsoring the Early Bird Mixer. Come one, come all!

THE FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE
On Friday night, we’ll celebrate leather tradition and history with the South Plains Cruise. Come in, meet friends, cruise, flirt, meet our judges and contestants, and enjoy the entertainment. We’ll also have separate cruises at other times for different parts of the South Plains family – on-site for the women and transgender cruises and an informal time for the men to meet at the Dallas Eagle.

SOUTH PLAINS CAFÉ
What better way is there to come home to family and friends than to share a meal with them? South Plains offers our family an opportunity to do just that by having lunch on Saturday at the South Plains Café. Equally important, contributions by South Plains and our Sponsors allow us to donate $15 of your ticket price to the International Master/slave Travel Fund. This lunch and the silent auction (including contestant baskets) are the way we support the Fund (no live auctions!), so come out, meet friends, and support your IM/s titleholders at the same time. Seating is limited so don’t miss out — purchase your tickets when you register!

FAMILY REUNIONS
You asked; we listened. South Plains is making available the 12th-floor lounge (“The View”) for your families or groups to book space for gatherings, celebrations and ceremonies throughout the weekend. The time slots are limited – for more information, visit the South Plains website under Social Events: Family Reunions.

CIGAR SOCIAL
Back by popular demand, the Cigar Social returns on Friday night after the Cruise. Gather on the patio by the hotel pool with your favorite stick and socialize with old and new friends. Didn’t bring any cigars, no problem! Purchase one or more of the South Plains Limited Special Edition cigars and enjoy an excellent smoke.

THE “FAMILY ROOM” IN THE ATRIUM
The hotel atrium has always been the South Plains “family room” — a place to gather, talk, laugh, and share stories. But because you asked, last year we provided more seating in the Atrium by bringing in additional chairs and tables to make gathering with your family even easier. It was a huge success! So in 2014 join us again in the family room – and while you’re there, don’t forget to let the South Plains bootblacks show your leathers some love, visit the Silent Auction and take a look at the history of the International Master/slave title!

SOUTH PLAINS PLAY PARTY TRADITION
What would a leather weekend be without play parties? We have 5,000 square feet of on-site play space, featuring separate women’s and pansexual dungeons. The $25 play party package is good for both Friday and Saturday nights. This year, you can expect even more no-holds barred action in our play spaces! And we haven’t forgotten about the men– South Plains’ men will be able to purchase tickets to Discipline Corps’ Esprit de Corps off-site play parties held throughout the weekend.

AFTER SOUTH PLAINS PLAY PARTY
Don’t want South Plains to end? Party on because now you can play on Sunday night too! The Sanctuary of Dallas is holding a dungeon party Sunday evening at their 7500 sq. ft. private space for South Plains attendees only. Light snacks and drinks will be available. Tickets for this party are $10 will be only be sold at South Plains. The supply is limited so buy your tickets early. Ticket sale hours will be specified later.

HOST HOTEL: PARK INN HOTEL & SUITES LOVE FIELD
We’ve worked with our Dallas home, the Park Inn, to keep room rates affordable. You can reserve a standard room for up to 4 guests for $99 – or upgrade your South Plains’ experience by reserving one of a limited number of one bedroom suites for only $129 per night. The hoterl link is on the website.

VOLUNTEERS
South Plains is proud to be one of the few remaining events that thanks its volunteers for their hard work by providing a full event package in exchange for six hours of volunteer time over the South Plains weekend. (Play party package, South Plains Cafe and Sunday Brunch tickets are not included.) In order to be eligible to be a South Plains volunteer, you must be available to work at any time during the event. For positions and more info, see the South Plains’ website under
Volunteering.

SPONSORSHIP
Show your support for one of the best events in the country by becoming a sponsor of South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend! Whether you own a business, lead a group, want to support your region’s Master/slave contestants, or just want to show your love of South Plains as a leatherman or leatherwoman, we’ve got a sponsorship level that’s right for you. Visit our Sponsorship page for more information.

VENDORS
South Plains offers a diverse and intriguing selection of vendors each year. Vendor spaces start at $200 and you can apply by using the form accessed here. https://splf.wufoo.com/forms/south-plains-2014-vending-application/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have more questions, check our FAQ on the South Plains website or email us at southplainsleatherfest@gmail.com. Join us on FetLife where you’ll find all the current news at the South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend group (http://fetlife.com/groups/8486). Or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @splfdallas.

So come on home — we’ll see you at South Plains 2014!

Dec 032013
 

Members please remember that tonight will be the vote for the open position of Male Co~Chair. The meeting start promptly at 7pm, and is held at the John Thomas Resource center in Dallas.

After the NLA D meeting where there will be pictures taken with our Sexy Leather Santa (Major), his elf (beau), & Mrs. Claus (Lex Divinia)! Pictures will be emailed to you and will be free of charge, courtesy of Oblivion Images!

We will also have the hot International Puppy Trainer Titleholders, Daddy Rose and pup Rylee as well as the wonderful pup Maximus join us for a Leather Wisdom piece explaining What is Puppy Play and what does it have to do with Leather?

Gonna be an awesome night! Come on out!