Greetings my vivacious voluptuaries,
Wow, it’s been a whirlwind month. Let’s jump right in before January in no more.
Soft Openings Review
This is Lindsey, Jess, and my first time throwing a CSPC party and it was truly beautiful. The lighting and decor, outfits, aerial performance, and music all led to a dreamy ambiance. Tickets sold out in a matter of days, which speaks volumes. Attendees dove right into play and many even stayed late to help clean.
Deepest gratitude to Octavia, Nicole, and Jamie for the unbelievable amount of work they put in, not to mention all the other volunteers and members who have supported this very important step in the rebirth of the CSPC. We’ve collected lots of feedback and hope to make the next event even better.
The Next Event
If you missed our first sell out event, or can’t wait to get more, you’re in luck. The next event in the Soft Openings series is confirmed.
Soft Openings II : Hard Points
February 17, 2018, 8 PM - 1 AM
OmCulture in Wallingford
This will be a bondage and impact-focused party. We are still working out details with the venue. When all is settled, we will announce ticket links, orientation schedule, and the like.
A handful of members have reached out asking for clarification about the recent membership reactivation. Here’s a mini-FAQ.
Q: Why are you unfreezing memberships?
A: In order to attend events, you must have an active membership. This is in accordance with federal 501c7 guidelines. While some events were held during the freeze, holding further events could jeopardize our nonprofit status.
Q: With so few parties lined up, my membership doesn’t have the value it used to. What’s up this that?
A: This is something of a chicken and egg situation. We need active memberships to throw our first parties, but we need a full party calendar for a membership to have “value”. Thank you to all those who are taking a chance by re-upping your membership allowing us to get the ball rolling. It is totally understandable for the more risk averse to wait on the sidelines to see how the new CSPC shakes out. We respect this decision and hope that you decide to resume your membership soon.
Q: I want to participate, but feel weird about commiting to a year long membership when there is nothing concrete past the next month. Are there any other options?
A: We understand that it is a big ask for people to fully renew with such a limited calendar. As such, for a limited time, you can buy a 2-month membership for $10.
Q: Why are auto-renewing memberships mandatory in the member portal?
A: We didn't realize "auto-renewal" was the default setting. It's off now. Anyone who wishes to opt in or out can do so in their member account. Go to the "What would you like to do" dropdown menu. Select "CSPC Membership". Look under "Current Membership", "Auto-Renewal".
Q: My unused membership from when the Center went dark is now live again, but I’m not ready to jump back into the CSPC.
A: We will be adding extra time to all active memberships while the event schedule is sparse. Though the details are still being decided, the current plan is to extend memberships until we procure a long term venue or facility where we can hold several events each month. This is a financial risk, but the Board believes it’s important that we do right by our members and demonstrate how important your continuing support of the CSPC is. If you currently don’t have an active membership, we encourage you to try a 2-month membership.
The contract between the CSPC and our sister org, the FSPC has now been signed! This cements our future occupancy relationship, and gives the Foundation additional leverage in their building search. This has been several months in the making and both boards are excited to be moving forward together.
The search itself continues!
Before signing off I’d like to give a special shout out to all the scrappy people who carried the Center through the dark period. With events at Club Sapphire, munches, writers clubs, not to mention the folks processing CSPC mail, tending to the bills, etc...you all have kept the hope alive. It is staggering to regularly hear stories of the passion and initiative you bring to the table.
That’s all for now. If you’d like to chat with the board or be on the bleeding edge of CSPC news, attend our next board meeting on February 13, 7 PM at the Phinney Neighborhood Association.
Until next time, keep it sexy =)
CSPC Board Member
Intersectional Business Strategy