October Newsletter

Greetings kinky folk,

Fall is upon us, and October’s board meeting complete. Thank you to those who came out for your energy, questions, and encouragement. Before the meeting I sat down with a member and longtime practitioner of hypnokink. They schooled me on its unique appeals, risks, safety & consent, and walked through what a scene might look like. I am blown away by the depth of knowledge you all have and breadth of cravings represented in our community.

Workshops at the Foundation
And speaking of getting schooled, many of you have expressed interest in workshops. Educational programming is handled by our sister organization, the FSPC. They have workshops out the wazoo! Some upcoming offerings are rope bondage, predicament play, and an erotica writers group. The Foundation is also throwing a huge, sexy Halloween party known as Seduction.

Meet and Greet
The date has been set; and it’s soon! Come meet the community and get an update from the CSPC board. It’s this coming Monday, Oct 23 at Optimism Brewing Company in Capitol Hill. This is a beer only, 18+ joint and you’re welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. UPDATE: We’ll have a few Sizzle Pies and booze-less libations for your enjoyment, and there are lots of close options for a proper meal. Please RSVP via [FetLife invite] or [Facebook invite]

As we wait on a more permanent location, the hunt is on for one-off spaces to hold play and kinky dance parties. We have interest from a few venues but their check ins with owners and legal have been slow moving. Know that getting events up and running is our top priority. If you personally have a public or private venue of any size that can accommodate grownup activities, contact president@thecspc.org.

A number of people have asked how they can help with the relaunch of the CSPC. We are creating a skill-based database of who can pitch in and in what ways. But why sit around waiting to be tapped? We would also love to hear from those who see an opportunity to improve the current CSPC, can translate that into a clearly defined project, and take the lead on seeing it through. Scope can be big or small. We will compile a project list and post calls for volunteers.

As of June, we are 100% volunteer based. If you have the passion, initiative, and courage to get the Center back on it’s feet, head over to the Volunteer Form.

Until next time, keep it sexy =)

CSPC Board Member
Intersectional Business Strategy

CSPC Meet & Greet, Oct 23

CSPC Meet & Greet
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00-9:30 pm
Optimism Brewing Company

Drop in for a casual meet and greet with members of the new board! Catch up with old friends and make new ones =)

Just in case you haven’t been to Optimism before, they do not serve anything but beer (no wine, mixed drinks, or food). Outside food is allowed. The Green Tree Shawarma food truck will be parked out back. A block away is my favorite vegan-friendly heavy metal pizza joint, Sizzle Pie. You are also welcome to have something delivered or bring your own take out food; remember to grab silverware and napkins. Just be sure to clean up after yourselves at the self-bussing stations.

Parking can be hairy in Capitol Hill. Metered parking is your best bet, which runs until 8 pm. Otherwise try south of Union. We encourage kinky carpools! Alternatively, the pub is an 8 minute walk south of the Capitol Hill light rail station.

If you’re on FetLife, please RSVP so we can let the venue know what to expect.

Hope to see you there!


Relaunching Events! survey

Good afternoon members and subscribers =)

First off, thank you for all the warm welcomes and encouragement as our new team pushes off the starting block. Lindsey and I got the chance to sit down with Allena Gabosch, who offered so much warmth and insight, particularly on making the Center inviting when for many, stepping into that first encounter with our freaky crew can take all the courage in the world. Brief history lesson: Allena is a founder of the CSPC and ran it's predicessor, Beyond the Edge Cafe, that held kinky events in its basement that was located next to what is now Babeland in Capitol Hill. But I digress.

We are compiling a list of preferences for relaunching events for the CSPC, both for helping us secure a permanent space in collaboration with the FSPC (our sister org) and for the one-off venues we rent in the meantime. In order to respond to community needs, we'd love to hear your voice! Please complete this quick survey by next Monday so that we can discuss takeaways at the upcoming board meeting. Feel free to forward this to others.

Relaunching Events! survey <5min; due by 10/9/17

Thanks for your help!