Butchmanns announces Ches Clark as board chair

PHOENIX — Butchmanns, Inc., owner of Butchmanns Experience, announced Friday that Ches Clark has been elected as chair of the organization’s board.

After nine years as chair, Thay Z (a.k.a. Master Z) asked to step down from the office, which the board accepted with gratitude for his many years of patience, wisdom, good humor and guidance. Ches was elected to chair the board for a three-year term.

Wayne Brawner and slave bonnie were reelected to new two-year terms as Vice Chair and Secretary respectively. Thay Z remains on the board as treasurer, an appointed position filled ably for the past four years by slave tina, who is currently serving as Executive Director of the Southwest Leather Conference. Master Bob Blount, slave Angie, Ms Kendra, slave kirk Thomas and Patrick Mulcahey affirmed their board membership for another year.

In other actions, the board authorized the commencement of a much-needed update to its website, and unanimously approved charitable donations from its treasury of $1,200 each to:

  • Rainbow Railroad, helping LGBT people internationally to escape situations in which they face violence, imprisonment or death;
  • the Chicago Hellfire Club’s McAdory Fund, providing aid to those in the leather community having financial difficulties; and
  • the building fund of Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple at Trout Lake Abbey, a non-profit organization whose mission and vision align with Butchmanns’ own.

Butchmanns, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation, the parent non-profit of the Butchmanns Experience, the Leather Quilt, and the Southwest Leather Conference.

Butchmanns facilitates and fosters spiritual growth and transformation by providing grants and educational opportunities to those often wrongfully stigmatized for their sexual expression, non-traditional relationships and/or unconventional spiritual practices.

The next Butchmanns Experience weekend (butchmanns-experience.org) will be an all-female event August 11-13 in Oregon City, OR, followed October 20-22 by a pansexual weekend in Phoenix, AZ. Registration for both weekends is still open.

The Southwest Leather Conference is accepting applications for its 2018 Spiritual Development Scholarship, to be awarded at the conference January 18-21. See http://tinyurl.com/ybnxow5w for details and eligibility.

via press release