Sep 242013
 
Beyond Vanilla is just days away! The excitement is building, the toy bags are getting packed, and the boots are getting blacked. This is an event that many of us look forward to all year long. There are classes galore, amazing contests, old and new faces, and fun for all.
For many people in our community BV is their first encounter with NLA. This event is a a great time to highlight our strengths as a club and engage possible new members. This is a wonderful time for all of us to reach out to people interested in the Club, and what we do. It is also the time for all of us to go above and beyond to make non members feel welcomed.
At this event i feel we should go above and beyond to show an outpour of NLA Dallas hospitality. It is a time to introduce ourselves to new faces, as much as It is a time to encourage people we do not normally see at the meeting to stop by and check it out. For years BV has been NLA’s most visual outreach tool to the greater whole of the Dallas Kink Community, lets not waste this valuable opportunity!
Remember a heartfelt personal invitation is often times what gets people to make their first visit to, or their second chance visit to a group. Remember how it felt to be new and that the 1 – 3 minuets you spend talking to a stranger could make all the difference in the world to them. Our mission statement includes not just promoting education but a support network for all members of the Leather/BDSM/Fetish community.    
I challenge each member to make at least 3 personal invitations to 3 different people to come to an NLA meeting, and to BE an ambassadors for your club all weekend long!