Greetings, beautiful bon vivants. We have lots to report this month, starting with some big news!
We have a new home!!
The Board of the Center for Sex Positive Culture is thrilled to announce that the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, now known as the Pan Eros Foundation, has secured a lease on a facility! This new facility is large enough for both of our organizations to fulfill our missions to serve our membership, community, and the public at large. We aren’t quite ready for our debut yet, but we appreciate your patience while we apply the finishing touches to our new space. For those who would like a sneak peek, there will be an exclusive preview for major donors jointly hosted by the CSPC and the Pan Eros Foundation on April 7th. Want to join? There is still time to contribute! If you wish to donate and secure an invite, you can purchase a legacy tile online or by calling (206) 229-2185.
While the facility is being converted into a permanent home for the CSPC, we will continue to hold our Soft Openings events at off-site venues. See the April schedule below.
Thank you for sticking with us
We appreciate our members who have stuck with us throughout this transition. Thank you for standing by us through our ups and downs, attending our events that we’ve held around town, and giving our new leadership a chance to bring us back from the brink. We also have tremendous gratitude for our rock star team of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to produce events during this period. We couldn’t have made it here without you!
We look forward to sharing more information with you as soon as we can!
Until then, have fun and play safe!
Michael P. Woo
President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Sex Positive Culture
On to our regularly scheduled programming... the March newsletter!
Mark your calendars! There are two big events coming up this month.
Soft Openings: Dark Arts
A goth night of the highest order
April 14th at Factory Luxe
With four sell out parties under our belt, don’t pounce too late.
Tickets and further details here. We are also hosting a new member orientation at 7pm.
Seattle Erotic Arts Festival
The Pan Eros Foundation (formerly the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture) hosts galleries by day and sexy art parties by night.
April 27-29 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Info and tickets here.
The Soft Openings III: Porno Party on March 17th was a bustling spectacle. A big thank you to our amazing new venue, Factory Luxe, for accommodating our perverse inclinations. Thanks to all of our members who packed the place out. And a huge thanks to our volunteers who continue to go above and beyond.
We appreciate receiving your feedback! Based on what we heard from you after Soft Openings II, we made the following changes:
Revised the check-in process to better protect member privacy.
Provided more healthy snack options. We unfortunately didn’t provide much in the way of high protein options and will make adjustments going forward.
Made our programing more POC/queer/trans friendly, which we addressed by screening lots of queer porn and bringing queer performers.
As exciting as it is to have the Porno Party be the biggest party yet, there was lots of room for improvement. The most glaring item was that it was just too crowded. This was a consequence of us adapting to a new venue and overestimated how many people could fit. As such, fewer tickets will be sold for the Dark Arts Party to give attendees more breathing room.
March Board Meeting
In addition to covering events, we discussed a few other topics at length. 1) Logistics for the Communications Director role, which included scope, process, and authority. 2) The need for clear mission-aligned objectives to focus the organization's efforts and decision making. 3) Diversity.
On the subject of diversity, the Board is committed to having a broad spectrum of voices represented from attending our events all the way up to board-level decision making. We want our community to be one that represents all races, genders, orientations, abilities, tax-brackets, and kinks. We know have a long way to go, and we are taking steps forward, starting with having conversations with our membership to find out how we can do a better job of serving and broadening diversity within our membership. Want to share your thoughts? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
April Board Meeting
April 11th, 7-9pm
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Blue building, room 3
A huge thanks goes out to those who took last month’s survey. We are reposting it in hopes of including more voices in an analysis of how members are meaningfully connecting with the organization. In turn, this will guide the CSPC in better serving the community. Please share a highlight moment in your experience with the CSPC (past or present). Be as specific as you can in one or two sentences. Take the survey here.
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.
That’s all for this month. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!
CSPC Board of Directors