Dec 242014
 

Meet Briar 


1. What first brought you to NLA?
Current members who approached me, as I had been seeking someplace to fit in where it didn’t feel as though I was consistently having to watch my back and justify myself.

 

2. What is it about NLA that makes it feel like home to you?
After attending meetings on and off for about a year, it was natural to commit to an organization which not only embraces growth yet continues to be involved as a whole. I have personally experienced on many occasions someone stepping in to ensure my safety and well being were protected.

 

3. If pressed, I’d identify myself as…
A leather woman growing on her leather journey.

 

4. Define what “Leather” is to you?
Leather in my world is a way of life, it is living with honor, respect, truth, humility, grace and having a servant heart – where actions speak louder than words.  Respecting those that have paved the path before me.  It is discipline and structure.  It is my chosen family.

 

5. What are your top 3 Leather/kink passions?
Bootblacking
Volunteering
Being a part of the bigger picture and health of the community as a whole

 

6. What are your top 3 Vanilla passions?
My biological family
Naps
Sons Of Anarchy

 

7. What was your first experience with Leather?
…openly…the Pride Parade 4 years ago.  I was fortunate to help with the NLA float and ride it during the parade, it was definitely a good experience.

 

8. What is your most memorable Leather moment?
At a WILL event, Spending more than half my time hanging at the Bootblack chairs.  This is the weekend I finally decided that I wanted to Bootblack in public.  I had been doing it in my homes for the last 25 years however that weekend was monumental for me.

 

9. What do you feel NLA is doing well?
NLA perspectives has been such a value add, I strive to make all the presentations as I have learned a lot from each one.  Being part of the BV committee, I have to say has been an eye opener.  The amount of work associated with this group is phenomenal. I am in awe of the amount of behind the scenes work is done with NLA.

 

10. What changes would you like to see in NLA?
It would be nice to see a lot less ranting and perhaps more productive conversations.  I get it that families will have disagreements, yet heated arguments during business meetings are unsettling.  I have been present during two of these this year alone.  Keeping in mind that we would encourage membership and not chase newcomers away with sessions such as these.

 

It would also be nice to know if a quorum has been met before the meeting begins, should there be any voting during the business meeting, it would be more productive to know this in advance of voting.
Dec 162014
 

Time to toss out another calendar. Unless it is a swimsuit issue! You gotta keep those stacked on the back of the toilet…. Ummm, in other news, folks are having fun! Just check out what is going on in your community. Then get out and get involved and help us all make a better future for everyone.

1) Wed Dec 17 from 8-10 is SLUTS Club night at the Hidden Door

*The Wall of Food Show with Rhonda Mae from 9-11 at Club Changes in Ft Worth

2) Thur Dec 18 from 7-10pm The Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food “Thank You Christmas Party and Show” at Club Changes in Ft Worth

3) Sat Dec 20 from 7-10 ICFWA:23rd Annual Lights of Love at Celebration Community Church

4) Sun Dec 21 from 4-7pm Cowtown Leathermen Cookout at Club Reflection

5) Wed Dec 24 from 7:30-10:30 UCLSE Club Night at The Hidden Door, back bar

6) Sun Dec 28 from 1-3pm ICFWA: Meeting at Cancer Care Services, 623 S Henderson St, FW

7) Fri Jan 2, 2015 Mr. Dallas Eagle does The Dallas Eagle! Come party!

8) Sat Jan 3 is the Mr. Dallas Eagle 2015 Contest at The Dallas Eagle! Come party some more!

9) Sun Jan 4 from 1-3 at the Round-Up is the TGRA Dallas Chapter Meeting.

*Trash Disco from 5-9pm at the Dallas Eagle

**The Leather Knights have a “Leather Night” from 9-11at the Eagle

10) Tues Jan 6 from 7-9pm NLA-Dallas Members Meeting at the John Thomas Resource Center:

Jeffrey Payne will have Leather Wisdom to share about the Mr & Mrs Texas Leather Contest. Then after the meeting Master Jim will be teaching “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Master/slave Relationship But Were Afraid to Ask!” Dinner to follow at a local TBD.

 

The new and improved NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

 

http://www.ntxcc.org

 

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

 

http://nladallas.org/?page_id=8

 

Just click that link to see the calendar. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

 

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo

Dec 162014
 

Did you know that NLA Dallas has a Facebook page? We do you can follow the link below to like it and keep up to date with Leather and Kink news from all over.

 

https://www.facebook.com/NLADallasTX

Dec 092014
 
Date & Time:in 28 days Tuesday, January 06, 2015 · 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  
Location:
Resource Center

2701 Reagan St, Dallas, Texas 75219   @ map

Cost: Free to all
Dress code: Come as you are!
Description:

Come Join us for the NLA Dallas General Meeting.

Jeffrey Payne will be sharing his Leather Wisdom with us on the Mr & Mrs. Texas Leather Contest.

After the brief business meeting Master Jim will be presenting Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Master/slave Relationship But Were Afraid to Ask!

Guests and Visitors are always welcome!

https://fetlife.com/events/303339

https://www.facebook.com/events/672381506214463/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&sid_reminder=2292948207426076672

Dec 092014
 

Date & Time: Saturday, December 13, 2014 · 9:00 PM

Location: The Dallas Eagle 5740 Maple Ave, Dallas, Texas 75235

Cost:Depends on what you are drinking : )

Dress code: Come as you are!

Description: Come Join NLA for an awesome night at our home bar, the Dallas Eagle. The fun starts at 9. Guests and visitors are always welcome! This is a great time to socialize, and ask questions.

https://fetlife.com/events/303342

https://www.facebook.com/events/1570116516559008/?sid_reminder=2292948207426076672

Dec 022014
 

Would you like to participate in the planning and organization of Beyond Vanilla XXV? We need talented individuals who are willing to contribute a significant amount of time and energy to putting on this amazing event. All positions are currently open. 

Please contact the Co-Directors at chairs@beyondvanilla.org by January 5th, 2015 to let us know what positions you are interested in. Tell us a little about your background, knowledge and skills and any experience you may have had volunteering for these kinds of events in the past

You will be contacted by the Chairs to discuss positions available and ways you can volunteer for Beyond Vanilla. Positions are limited and if not selected for the Committee we really hope you will join our great staff of volunteers.

The Beyond Vanilla Committee will be finalized on January 27th, 2015.

Assistant to the Co-Directors: This is usually an individual who has served on the Beyond Vanilla Committee in the past, and who wants to take on being a Beyond Vanilla Co-Director the next year. This person will work closely with the Co-Directors and all other committee members through all stages of the planning process and execution of the event. Since we try to maintain gender parity, as it is Beth’s last year to serve as Co-Director, we are calling for a female-gender identified individual for this position.

Workshops Director: This person and their two assistants work closely with other committee members and are responsible for finding and managing our presenters. This includes contacting them, arranging travel and lodging and needs during the event, creating the schedule of workshops, and overseeing the workshops and Hospitality Suite during Beyond Vanilla weekend.

Marketing Team: This team consists of individuals knowledgeable of specialized marketing tasks. These team includes:

Marketing Director —oversees and coordinates the marketing team;

Social Mediamanaging, writing and getting writers for daily and weekly informational and entertaining messages on various social media (i.e. Fetlife, Facebook and Twitter) to advertise Beyond Vanilla before and during the event;

Website/Runbook—Building, maintaining and updating the Beyond Vanilla website before and during the event; This individual will also be responsible for producing the Runbook for Beyond Vanilla.

Sales—Responsible for selling advertisements in the Beyond Vanilla Runbook.

Vending Director: This person is responsible for the vendors and vending area at Beyond Vanilla. This includes contacting them, determining a good mix of vendor merchandise appropriate to our event, securing payment for their vending space, organizing the vendor area (table set up, electrical needs) and seeing to the vendors’ needs throughout Beyond Vanilla weekend.

Registration Director: This person and their assistant maintains the electronic and paper registration database, secures individuals’ payments for event registration and other amenities, answers emails, creates gift certificates, and fields questions from the community about the event. This person (and an assistant and team of volunteers) is works the registration table during the Beyond Vanilla event.

Volunteers Director: This person and their assistant are responsible for securing volunteers for the Beyond Vanilla weekend. This includes contacting them, determining their schedules and placement, and seeing to their needs during the Beyond Vanilla weekend.

Security Director: This person is responsible for managing a team of volunteers who see to the safety and privacy of Beyond Vanilla attendees and staff.

Dining Director: Is the main contact with the hotel staff during our organized meals.

Silent Auction Director: This person and their assistant are responsible for acquiring items to go into our silent auction which benefits our chosen charity. They are also responsible for managing the silent auction, taking payment and announcing winners during Beyond Vanilla.

Entertainment Director: This person works closely with the Contest Director to produce a Friday night show for the public to raise money for the contests and our chosen charity.