June Newsletter

Greetings Elegant Eroticists,
I hope you’re having a smashing summer and that your 4th was filled with friends, family, and fireworks. Let’s dive in.

Upcoming Play Parties

As we settle into our new space we are ramping up to more events. Here is what is coming up! Please note there are no door sales, all tickets to our events must be purchased online.

Grind
Dark and loud - our dungeon turns nightclub
Saturday, July 7 at 8pm
Tickets are almost sold out, get them while you can!

Femme SovereignTea
High protocol high tea service
Sunday, July 8 at 2pm
Member tickets // No new member orientation before this event.

Amuse Bouche
A kinky tasting party - come try something new!
Saturday, July 14 at 6pm
Member tickets // New Member Orientation Tickets

Myself!
Sex-friendly masturbation party
Sunday, July 22 at 6pm
Member tickets // New Member Orientation Tickets

Volunteering

Want to make new friends? Contribute to something you care about? Learn new skills? Become a CSPC volunteer! We're hosting two volunteer orientations in the next month. Can’t make it to one of these? We will be hosting New Volunteer Orientations on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

July Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, July 12 from 7pm-8pm
Gallery Erato

Reciprocal Memberships

Did you know that your CSPC membership is honored at many other organizations? Currently, we have agreements with:

  • Bad Girls in Portland, OR
  • Bellingham Sex Positive Center in Bellingham, WA
  • The Citadel in San Francisco, CA
  • Indigo Volo Society in Victoria, BC
  • Kitsap Aces in Bremerton, WA
  • Metro Vancouver Kink in Vancouver, BC
  • Portland Leather Alliance in Portland, OR
  • TES aka Eulenspiegel Society in New York, NY
  • Threshold in North Hollywood, CA

Each of these clubs operates differently. Before attending using your reciprocal membership, contact them to double check what kind of identification and proof of membership they require.

June Board Meeting Report

Additional topics discussed at this month's board meeting:

  • Facility - A beautiful new rolling gallery wall has been installed in the space and is covered in fabulous erotic art. Come check them out! This wall can be moved to create a check-in area at our events so as you wait you can peruse the art.
  • Event Process Design - We are beta testing a new party submission form. Members will soon have an avenue for making party visions a reality.
  • Mission Alignment - Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! We are reviewing all your feedback and most valuable interactions with the CSPC to ensure that what we do is a reflection of the values, experiences, and motivations of the membership.

As usual, all are welcome to join us for the next Board Meeting. Come to hear the latest updates, meet fellow members, and bring your thoughts, questions, and concerns to the Board.

July Board Meeting
July 11, 7-9pm
Gallery Erato

If you have questions for the CSPC but you’re not sure who to contact, check out the CSPC Directory for contact info and the areas of focus for each of our board members. For general feedback, please use feedback@theCSPC.org.

That’s all for this month. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Sincerely,

The CSPC Board of Directors
CSPC President | Membership Info | General Feedback | Full Directory

May Newsletter

Greetings Daring Darlings!

We have many exciting announcements to cover in this month’s newsletter, so without further fuss, let’s jump right in!

Reactivating Frozen Memberships

As we promised back when we closed our Queen Anne facility, anyone who had an active membership at the time of our closure would still have an active membership when we started operations again. We sent out digital membership cards Thursday morning, but accidentally sent this email to too wide an audience. This email was intended to be sent only to those whose memberships were thawed, but instead went out to everyone here on the newsletter as well as to expired members. We apologize for the confusion this undoubtedly caused!

If you received this email with a card that had no dates on it, it is because you are a newsletter subscriber but not a member. If you would like to become a member, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming New Member Orientations (posted on our events page), which are required to join our organization.

If you received the email with dates in the past, it’s because you are an expired member. You are welcome to renew your membership, though we weren’t intending to blast everyone with a reminder of your expiration date (which in some cases was years ago, sorry!) If you would like to check out the new facility, we are currently offering a $10 two-month membership option which is available through the membership portal. If you’re having trouble logging in you can request a password reset by entering your email address here.

We apologize for the confusion the previous email caused and we appreciate your understanding!

Want to check out the new space? Here are our upcoming events:

The Grand Opening is just around the corner! The event is completely sold out and no tickets will be available at the door. We are looking forward to showing the new space to everyone in attendance.

The next CSPC Board Meeting will take place on June 13 from 7-9pm at the the Gallery Erato. We hope you’ll come out and join us. This is a great place to ask questions, meet board members, and propose ideas!

We are hosting a Volunteer Recertification on June 14 from 7-9pm. Were you a trained and approved EC, monitor, or cashier for the CSPC in the past? Want to be able to continue volunteering in the new location? Come to the Volunteer Recertification and learn the new rules of the new space!

We are also pleased to announce the long anticipated return of the Myself! Party on June 24! This will be the second party held in the new space. More information about this event can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Want to hear about what you missed? Here’s info about past events:

The most recent Volunteer Townhall was held on Sunday, May 20. In addition to the conversations about safety in the new space, discussions also focused on volunteer engagement and the need for additional volunteer training sessions. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out this short form to let us know how you’d like to plug in and we’ll work to bring you onboard as a volunteer.

The sixth and final Soft Openings Party was held at Factory Luxe on May 18. It was a fun event with many new members mixing and mingling. Thank you to everyone who came out, and also our amazing volunteers for making the party happen. As always, we requested feedback from our event attendees. We learned that attendees loved the tastings and we will work to incorporate more tastings into future events!

A Note from the CSPC Board President about the new location in Pioneer Square:

We had a great and productive discussion at our Volunteer Townhall on Sunday, May 20 where we discussed our exciting new future at the Gallery Erato. One of the major concerns that was brought up was safety due to its location, which I would like to address here. Pioneer Square has changed a lot over the years, is better lit, and has much more foot traffic than our prior location. While some folks have expressed concern about this location, others have noted that this location makes them feel safer than the relative desolation that we had around our prior facility.

The Foundation performed research about the safety of this neighborhood before occupying the space and shared that this particular stretch of Pioneer Square is one of the lowest crime blocks in that neighborhood.There are no bars on this block and the closest homeless shelter is a sober facility, meaning residents cannot use intoxicants.

However, we know that incidents can happen and no organization can guarantee the absolute safety of its events. We are in the process of formulating strategies for minimizing risk. A few options we are considering are having additional door staff, recruiting volunteers to escort attendees to nearby public transportation hubs and parking lots, and continuing our "in by 10pm" policy. The safety of our members and guests is a paramount concern of mine and the Board, and we hope that all attendees feel safe attending events at the Gallery Erato facility. We will continue to assess the safety of the facility and the nearby area to understand our opportunities to reasonably mitigate any risks to the safety of our members.

I encourage every member to come and see the facility for themselves, starting with the June 2 Grand Opening Event (which is now sold out), and watch as we slowly transform this space into a new chapter for the CSPC.

Sincerely,

Michael P. Woo
President of the Board of Directors

If you have questions for the CSPC but you’re not sure who to contact, check out the CSPC Directory for contact info and the areas of focus for each of our board members. For general feedback, please use feedback@theCSPC.org.

That’s all for this month. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Sincerely,

The CSPC Board of Directors
CSPC President | Membership Info | General Feedback | Full Directory

April Newsletter

Greetings captivating connoisseurs, we hope you are relishing the springtime flora.

New Building

In case you missed last month’s newsletter, the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, now called The Pan Eros Foundation has secured a lease in Pioneer Square! Our grand opening bash will be in June, with the space serving as the primary venue for subsequent parties. Do keep in mind that for the next year or so, there will be ongoing renovations and the event schedule will gradually ramp up. We are working diligently on this, and will release further details on the space and the opening event once everything has been finalized. Thank you for your patience.

May Party!!

In the meantime, offsite events will continue.

Soft Openings // Fresh Meet
Part munch, all play party. Crafted for meeting new kinksters and building community.
Friday, May 18th at Factory Luxe
Cost: $25 for basic members, $15 for premium members.
An expanded new member orientation will take place at 7pm.
Current members can get their tickets here.

Event Reflections

Thanks to your feedback from our March 17 Porno Party, we made the following changes for April’s Dark Arts event.

  • Max headcount was reduced for a more intimate, relaxed vibe.

  • Ambient performances were moved to the beginning of the party to inspire more action early on.

  • Layout was rearranged for better flow.
  • More attention was given to light and sound levels.

Dark Arts boasted some stellar outfits, which significantly contributed to the atmosphere. Thank you for all the efforts that went into your attire! Many of you have suggested that we strictly enforce dress codes at our events, which we have not typically done in the past. We would like to test this out, so at select events in the future we will be leaning into our themes even further by mandating dress codes. We will ensure this information is shared in our ticketing links so guests can know in advance.

April Board Meeting Report

Additional topics discussed at this month's board meeting:

  • Launching our Diversity@theCSPC.org email address - Thank you for your submissions! We’re still looking for more responses. If you have comments or suggestions regarding diversity within the organization, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Event Process Design - As the board begins to hand off event production, we are building systems, guidelines, and resources to equip future organizers to throw successful parties as easily as possible.
  • Ethics Committee - The board is launching an Ethics Committee to provide a forum for ongoing review of our policies and procedures surrounding consent incidents within our community, as well as examining how we can best serve and support the needs of our community.
  • Mission Alignment - Responses from the Highlight Moment Survey are being assessed to better understand the unique value CSPC brings to the community and the world beyond. This will help us define a clear target towards which we can collectively focus our efforts.

As usual, all are welcome to the next Board Meeting. Hear the latest updates, meet fellow members, and bring your thoughts, questions, and concerns to the Board.

May Board Meeting
May 9, 7-9pm
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Blue building, room 3

Questions for the CSPC?

If you have questions for the CSPC but you’re not sure who to contact, check out the CSPC Directory for contact info and the areas of focus for each of our board members. For general feedback, use the new feedback@theCSPC.org.

That’s all for this month. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Sincerely,
CSPC Board of Directors
CSPC President | Membership Info | General Feedback | Full Directory