The Black Rose Service Awards program was established in 1998 to honor outstanding individuals who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to the work of organizing, educating, supporting and protecting the BDSM community. The program was updated in 2011 to more accurately reflect the growing community and changing environment of the DC metro area. Without the efforts of these fine individuals and those who will be recognized in the future, our club, and our community would not be what they are today.
Awards and Previous Winners
The Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award recognizes an individual who has consistently provided exemplary educational service to, and for, the betterment of Black Rose, its members, and the greater national community over a number of years. The recipient of this award should be an individual who has personally developed and presented on a wide variety of alternative topics to a broad spectrum of audiences both within the usual BDSM community and to other interested organizations in the professional or academic fields. The recipient does not have to be a current Black Rose member at the time the award was given. This award is not required to be given out yearly but only to recognize exemplary service to the larger community. Nominations may be taken and no award given in any year. Previous recipients: Mollena; Julie Fennell, PhD; Wiseguy.
Membership Service Award: This award recognizes Black Rose members who have provided exemplary service to and for the betterment of the organization and its members within the last one to three years. Recipients MUST be current members of Black Rose and the award may be given to either one or two people in a single year. Previous recipients include : Pat C, Frank P, Marianne, Dave J, Mitzi, Bill W, Desiree, Kelly, Dave D, Sherrie, Monique, Pat, Jeff H, Honeyjar, Josette, Carol, Free, Jen, Mikki B, Diane, Mike P, Tim, Tom B, Danielle, John H, Carla, Kelly, Melissa, Pamela, Marilee, Cheyenne, Alex M, Katie, Albertina, MJ, GG, and Meredith.