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Black Rose Service Awards 2017

The BR Service Awards Program is coming! 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.

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.

The Membership Service Award recognizes a Black Rose member who have provided exemplary service to, and for, the betterment of the organization and its members within the last three years. Awardees MUST be members of Black Rose to be nominated. Up to two Membership Service awards may be given in a year.

Members of the BR Board are not eligible for awards. Anyone from the larger community, regardless of BR membership can nominate an individual for an award.

If you can think of anyone deserving of either of these honors, please nominate them by sending an email to awards@br.org. Nominations should be submitted by June 5.

Class Cancelled! 5/23/17

Due to an emergency with our presenter we have sadly cancelled our class “Vetting 101” . We will endeavor to reschedule as soon as possible.

Coming Up This Week

Don’t miss these great events coming up in the next week!

Hypnotic hallucination

May 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Wheaton Private Home

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Black Rose Education Workshop: SIG Fest!

May 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Crucible

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Black Rose Night at The Crucible!

May 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 1:00 am at The Crucible

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Munch

May 23, 2017 @ 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm at Silver Leaf Restaurant

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Vetting101: Vetting from the Submissive’s Perspective with GreenEyedDeviant

May 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston

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CATS Poll Wolftrap Result

And the winner is…

Please RSVP at cats@br.org

For more info about CATS go here https://br.org/br/cats-sig/

Meet the Candidates Tonight!

Don’t forget, your opportunity to meet the candidates for this year’s Black Rose board elections is tonight! Please note there will be no munch before this event, but there are a number of restaurants nearby in Rhode Island Row and the Brookland area.

Tonight’s event is open to current Black Rose members only and there is no cost to attend. We are meeting at The Crucible, 412 V Street NW. See you tonight at 8pm!

Coming Up at Black Rose

Visit the calendar for more information on these events!

May 1, 2017 – D/s Discussion Group 6:30 pm-10:00 pm at Seven Seas Restaurant
May 2, 2017 – Munch 6:15 pm-7:45 pm at Silver Leaf Restaurant
May 2, 2017 – BDSM and The Law 8:00 pm-9:30 pm at Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
May 4, 2017 – TNG Munch 6:30 pm-7:45 pm at Zoe’s Kitchen
May 4, 2017 – Gateway 8:00 pm-9:30 pm at Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
May 5, 2017 – Dungeon 101 7:30 pm-11:00 pm at The Crucible
May 9, 2017 – No Munch 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
May 9, 2017 – Meet The Candidates 8:00 pm-9:30 pm at The Crucible
May 11, 2017 – Board Meeting 7:30 pm-10:00 pm at The Crucible

Class canceled – April 18

Tonight’s class, “BDSM and the Law”, scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, has been canceled due to an issue at the hotel. We regret any inconvenience.

When the class is rescheduled, we will update the br.org website.

This Week at Black Rose

Munch

April 18, 2017 @ 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm at Silver Leaf Restaurant

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BDSM and The Law

April 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston

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Inductions Intensive

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Manassas Private Home

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Club Etiquette

Tue meeting for April 11, 2017 8:00 pm

After a loooooooong hiatus our favorite club is about to reopen its doors. For many of us our clubs skills and manners might be a little rusty. For those of us who have come to the scene recently we have little experience in the club life. So let’s get together with some club veterans and learn and re-learn the skills and protocols for fun, considerate, and safe club life.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for nonmembers. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

Join us beforehand for a munch at the Silver Leaf Restaurant in the hotel at 6:15pm. If you eat at the munch, there is free validated parking at the hotel, $5 if attending class only. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

A Corset Coursett

Tue meeting for April 04, 2017, 8:00pm

The corset is among the most evocative symbols of forbidden sexuality: its allure can be at once feminine and cruel, whether a satin and lace confection or a steel and leather construction. It may suggest dominance, bondage, innocence, or sophistication. In this class, you will learn how corsets are intertwined with 400 years of cultural history, ideals of beauty and health, fashion, and fetishism. You will learn how corsets are made, how to select a corset for yourself, wear and care for it, and maybe even get inspired to try making your own. Marilee’s presentation is full of eye candy for corset admirers, including historical images, photos, and garments. You will have the chance to see and handle corset-making materials, corsets, and reference books. You are also welcome to bring along an interesting corset or related piece to share with the group.

Marilee’s interests in kink and dressing up are inseparable. (It has been said that she thinks S&M means “stand and model.”) She has made and worn elaborate historical and fantasy costumes for reenactments, fairs, conventions, teas, balls, and many other occasions. When she became active in the kinky community, she was delighted to find that she could wear the same costumes, with fewer layers! She has been a member of Black Rose for 10 years, and in addition to presenting on corsets and fetishwear, she has served as BR’s Membership Director, Gateway Host, and Social Diva. She received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for non-members. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

If you eat at the munch, there is validated parking at the Holiday Inn. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs, every seven minutes, between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

Location : Holiday Inn at Ballston 4610 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Contact : education@br.org