BDSM 101, Semi Annual BoD & Membership Meeting, and Play Party

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When? 10/14/2017, 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dress Code: vanilla to door
Non-Member's Need Sponsor? Yes
RSVP's Required? Yes
Location: Comfort Inn Glenmont

BDSM 101 – noon to 2:00 pm “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.”
― Vernon Sanders Law
We’ve all had moments in life where we’ve thought, “If someone had just told me that, this would have gone a lot easier!” There’s no substitute for experience, but sometimes learning from someone else’s mistakes is good enough.
Come learn the basics of safety, privacy, and etiquette in the BDSM scene. We’ll talk about consent & negotiation, safewords, safely meeting new people, and what you might expect (and would be expected of you) at social and play events. This free class is your chance to benefit from the collective experience of people who have made most of these mistakes before.
This class is open to all adults, 18 years of age or older, who are interested in learning about BDSM. No RSVP necessary. Join us and invite your friends who might also be curious. Whether you’re into rope or leather or just starting out and don’t know what you might be into, this class will help keep you safe and make your entry into the scene a smooth one.

The Semi – Annual BoD & Membership meeting is being held on Saturday, October 14th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Comfort Inn Glenmont– 37 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY 12077. The agenda is as follows:
Semi Annual BoD & Membership Meeting Agenda
October 14, 2017
Old Business
-Posting of September 17th Meeting Minutes
-Financial Report
-Committee Reports
**Education Committee (Chair)
**Membership
**Venue Search (Updated Site Criteria)
**Capital Ball
**c2k
-Brimstone V Participation
-President Duties Description Review & Approval
New Business
-Board Members at Large, and TnG Liaison Duties
-Amendment to Bylaws (formalize the BoD’s election of Officers annually)
Article IV, section 2. A. Add
The positions of President, Secretary, and Treasurer are determined and assigned by a vote of the incoming board members immediately following an election.
-Capital Ball 2018 – Call for Volunteers
-2018 BoD Election Time Table
**Members in good standing as of July 1, 2017 are eligible to run or be
nominated for office for the February 2018 election.
**Members in good standing as of August 1, 2017 are eligible to vote.
**Candidate Letters of Intent, disclosure statement, etc. must be
submitted by November 31, 2017.
**Election Committee Selection will be completed by the end of November
and will submit candidate list to BoD the first week of December.
-Open Forum: Questions & Answers, membership concerns, future direction
-Set date for next meeting

Party 6 pm – 9 pm ish
An after meeting play party is being held at the same location from 6 – 9 PM. Members are free, sponsored guests & non-members known to APeX will be asked to pay a $10 fee. Others must have attended the BDSM 101 class to attend.
Registration for the play party should be completed on the website albanypowerexchange.org. Payments can be made in person to any BoD member after you have registered for the event, electronically, or mailed to APeX, Box 463, Latham, NY 12110. The date of the event should be noted in the memo section of your check/money order.

Please bring a healthy snack to share.

We look forward to seeing you all there on Saturday, October 14th.

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