The Threshold Board

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Unger

coordinator@threshold.org

Unger has been in and around the BDSM and fetish scene for over 20 years, with most of his public activity taking place at Threshold. Unger is actively involved in DMing and education at Threshold and around Southern California.  He is currently one of the Threshold DM Co-Chairs.  He also teaches classes and does demos for a variety of topics including different types of edge play

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Eddie

asstcoord@threshold.org

I have been in the lifestyle, and a member of threshold for about 6 years.  I have also been a DM for about 5 years.  I love this club and the people that come to it.  I want to help keep it a fun and friendly place, with great energy and wonderful people.  Ensure that it remains a place of education, for both the new and the experienced.

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Victoria

cfo@threshold.org

Victoria is proud to be serving her club and community as the CFO. She’s active in the community attending classes, munches, and parties in a variety of areas. Victoria is currently the Gatekeeper Chairperson and helps co-host the DommeNation party here at Threshold.

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Sam

corpsec@threshold.org

I started my volunteering at Threshold when I started hosting the 10 Before 10 party. I feel that it’s important for Threshold to maintain the safe, welcoming environment that it has established.

I am proud of Threshold’s commitment to education and outreach and I will do my best to see that it continues to thrive.

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JJ

5bod@threshold.org

My name is Jonah, been in the lifestyle for 8 years. I have been to several other clubs but this is the one that has been the best fit for me and my family. My goals include having a safe place for people to learn about BDSM, bringing people into the lifestyle so they can see the fun and friends that are here.

Chair Positions

Membership Kathy membership@threshold.org
Publicity Coordinator Miguel publicity@threshold.org
Publicity Staff Birdy, AltAnthony, Hollywood Daddy n/a
Event Coordinator Anush events@threshold.org
DM& Security Unger & Laura dungeonmaster@threshold.org
Education Kori education@threshold.org
Facilities Tom facilities@threshold.org
Fundraising Kori fundraising@threshold.org
First Aid/CPR Slave Tina fa-cpr@threshold.org
Orientation Carlos & Boogie orientation@threshold.org
Outreach Boogie outreach@threshold.org
Treasurer Lizzy treasurer@threshold.org
Vendor Coordinator Victoria/Trea vendorcoordinator@threshold.org
Volunteer Coordinator azurell volunteers@threshold.org
WebMaster azurell/Open webmaster@threshold.org
Bootblack Coordinator Open bootblacks@threshold.org
Rentals Boogie rentals@threshold.org
Gatekeeper Coordinator Victoria gatekeepers@threshold.org
Editor in Chief Open submissions@threshold.org
Welcome Chair Lizzy welcome@threshold.org

History Of Threshold

A brief history of threshold and its journey.
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1974

Inevitably, parties began to be held – in people’s homes, and using borrowed equipment, with maybe 20-30 people in attendance. The “bondage club” grew, and — with much energy expended by several early member –we became the Southern California Chapter of the Janus Society, with obligations and privileges thereof. Janus being located in San Francisco and dating back to 1974.

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1986

This was the genesis of what would become Threshold in 1989. People responded – they sent $1 to that P.O. Box and people started coming to meetings. At first it was primarily social, but before long it proved beneficial for people to teach what they knew, to share their experiences, with the rest. These were the first of the educational programs, highly informal and held in people’s living rooms, but also extremely informative.

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1988

In 1988, it was decided, after much deliberation, that we would leave Janus and go independent. At that time our membership had grown to over 500 and it was thought that we could best serve our membership by transitioning to a local leadership, rather than having to rely on the San Francisco-based Janus for decisions. We wrote our first by-laws and elected our first independent Officers that year. About a year later we voted on Threshold as our name.

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1989

This was the genesis of what would become Threshold in 1989. People responded – they sent $1 to that P.O. Box and people started coming to meetings. At first it was primarily social, but before long it proved beneficial for people to teach what they knew, to share their experiences, with the rest. These were the first of the educational programs, highly informal and held in people’s living rooms, but also extremely informative.

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1989

This was the genesis of what would become Threshold in 1989. People responded – they sent $1 to that P.O. Box and people started coming to meetings. At first it was primarily social, but before long it proved beneficial for people to teach what they knew, to share their experiences, with the rest. These were the first of the educational programs, highly informal and held in people’s living rooms, but also extremely informative.

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1990

The 1990s were the decade when we grew up from a mostly informal association into a solid, mature, and competent organization. We put together a mission statement that defined us as: “An educational and social organization for adults who share a common interest in BDSM, fetish, kink, and the exchange of power.” An idea we all shared in common was that part of our mission was to simply “be there”, so that no one ever again had to think they were alone.

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2003

We saved our pennies over the years, and in 2003 we signed the lease on the space we currently occupy. Our dungeon today looks nothing like it did when we first saw it in August of 2003 — the small rooms were run-down offices with bad carpeting, the lady’s room did not exist, the lounge area did not exist, and we had no heat! (just to mention a few of the “differences”)

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Present

It has been a remarkable journey, with a great many people working very hard to make Threshold what it is today. We have a sterling reputation locally and nationally, our safety record is spectacular, and we are proud to be active and contributing members of the world-wide BDSM community.