The Threshold Board

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Boogie

coordinator@threshold.org

Boogie has been active in the open Kink BDSM community since 2007 and speaks publicly about the lifestyles at colleges and events as well as Co-hosting Perverted Podcast ( a Kink/BDSM comedy/entertainment show dealing with the lifestyle).
At Threshold Boogie teaches orientation 3 times a month and is our active rental and outreach chair.

A lifelong entertainer, Boogie’s goal at Threshold is to create an environment where people can come and be a part of a fun, healthy community of kinksters while discovering themselves.

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KORI

5bod@threshold.org

I’m Kori (SubbiePoppy on FetLife) , my foray into the Kink community started over a year ago. It began with attending classes, followed by munches and eventually parties. During that time I stumbled upon several truths…I am a bratty switch, a masochist, a little bit of a sadist(make that a lot), impact and electricity are amazing and I’m a lover of all things rope. I also realized that I enjoyed volunteering for those events that I hold dear. I first became a member of Threshold last July and was amazed by my childhood friend and then Coordinator, Fawna’s dedication and love for Threshold. After her unexpected death I thought that I would honor her memory by becoming active in the club. I became Thresholds publicity chair and I still hold that position today, along with my duties as a board member. I love this community and I still further my kink education by taking every class that peaks my interest. I also do publicity for several groups outside of Threshold and I am a very active and social member of our community. I am a firm believer in safe words, SSC and RACK. My passion is in education and making Threshold be at its very best.

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Kathy

asstcoord@threshold.org

I joined Threshold in 2007 and since then have watched the caretaking of this club pass through the hands of some truly dedicated people. Through it all I worked from the sidelines, volunteering and learning from their example. It’s eight years later and I’m still convinced that I would need another eight years of learning to be on the same level as some of those who have already put in their share of hard work. My passion right now is in giving those who are new to the community the same chance to experience this wonderful club that I had, and to continue making Threshold a home for all those who come here to relax, unwind and just be their kinky selves.

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Lizzy

cfo@threshold.org

Hi, I’m Lizzy! I’ve been active in the community for just about 4 years and have loved every minute of it.
In these 4 years, I’ve attended many classes and learned more than I ever believed I would. I also believe we never stop learning and love that I still find new things to explore all the time. I have been the Treasurer for Threshold for 2 years, run a singles group that holds munches and parties and am the chairperson for Thresholds Welcome Wagon. A group concentrating on people new to kink and/or the community. I’ve recently started teaching classes and feel blessed to have met the people I now call family. But mostly, that I may be of service.

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Spanky

corpsec@threshold.org

The name is Spanky_ and I have been active in the Los Angeles Spanking and BDSM community for 20 years.  I am the Co-Owner of The Diversity Roundtable which is dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion for People of Color and LBGTQ players in the Kink scene.  I also own the Hollywood Singles Munch Group for single Players in the SoCal scene.

I have hosted numerous play party and munch events since finding FetLife in 2009.  I have also given classes on the Art of Spanking at almost every Dungeon in Los Angeles.

I recently joined the Threshold Board as the Recording Secretary and Volunteer Coordination Chair and am looking to further my desire to share the amazing opportunities the SoCal kink community has to offer

Chair Positions

Membership Kathy membership@threshold.org
Publicity Kori, Birdy, & Hollywood Daddy publicity@threshold.org
Event Coordinator MJ & Az events@threshold.org
DM& Security Unger & Laura dungeonmaster@threshold.org
Education Kori education@threshold.org
Facilities Tom facilities@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 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 Kathy 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.