COMMANDERS' DINNER
From 7:30 -10:00 PM Teams will cater to guests through cocktails, dinner and dessert during this informal night when we thank Commanders for their support.

Foundation Headquarters: 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles CA 90021.  MAP

CONTACT: Durk Dehner
PUBLIC LINK
Volunteers Page

2007

03/24/2007

Board Committee suggest putting this event off until a better time when it can, perhaps, be coupled with another event.

2006

03/12/2006

Thank-you letter being sent to all those attending with Capitol Campaign brochure. Also being sent to local VIP persons such as Michael John Horne, Commanders and above, everywhere in world, to keep them abreast of developments.

02/18/2006

7 - 9 PM ?

Volunteer Coordinator: Dan Berkowitz (Scott will be out of town)

Listing of Guests.

SCHEDULE TBD

7:00 - 8:00 Cocktail Hour

1st FLOOR OFFICE

1 FRONT BEDROOM, 2ND FLOOR

1 FRONT BEDROOM, 2ND FLOOR

3RD FLOOR
Tom's Studio and Foundation HQ, framed art for sale..

ALL ROOMS AND HALLWAYS
Permanent Collection Exhibit.

8:00 - 9:00 Dinner & Dessert

9:00 (approximate)
LIVING ROOM

Capital Campaign.
9:15 (approximate)
DINING ROOM

Menu: Lemon chicken, rice pilaf, green beans almondine, spring salad, rolls, asst. desserts?

Photographer: ?

02/12/2006

Kirwan still undecided on his program. DD to call VIPs. Sharp needs final count for caterers 4 days before event.

02/06/2006

Berkowitz to get marble statue bases which will display plaques with the names of Lifetime Members. Sharp will display some new acquisitions at Dinner and there will be works for sale. Kirwan to dress his room with his artwork.

01/30/2006

Scott will be out of town so Berkowitz volunteers to coordinate volunteers for the dinner if Scott can send his up-to-date list of people. Since only need about a dozen are needed, hopefully it won't be a problem.

01/27/2006

Sharp submits bids from caterer.

01/08/2006

Present Capital Campaign Brochure. Sharp will get price from caterers. Kirwan will give a "talk" (body painting?).

6/13/2005

Get Volker to talk? Topic: COLLECTING; Original vs Reproduction. Miguel Reyes to assist?

2005

02/19/2005

Commanders' Dinner
7 - 9 PM

Volunteer Coordinator: Scott
Volunteers Page
Volunteers.: Volunteers will be paired up and put in a rotating schedule with the Commanders. Scott will need list of Commanders attending
Listing of Guests.

7:00 - 8:00 Cocktail Hour

1st FLOOR OFFICE
Artist Sean Platter demonstrates digital art with model Gannon Grey.

1 FRONT BEDROOM, 2ND FLOOR
Tank art on display and prints for sale
Portfolios of art currently available for sale by the Foundation.
(See Dan Babcock to purchase)

1 FRONT BEDROOM, 2ND FLOOR
TOM OF FINLAND artwork for sale
(See Dan Babcock to purchase)

3RD FLOOR
Tom's Studio and Foundation HQ, framed art for sale..

ALL ROOMS AND HALLWAYS
Permanent Collection Exhibits.

8:00 - 9:00 Dinner & Dessert

9:00 (approximate)
LIVING ROOM

  • PRESENTATIONS: Lifetime Membership to Barney Alfs, Robert W. Clement, John "Roadkill" McConnell. Certificates, membership cards and oblisques (designed by Philip Hitchcock) presented by Dan Berkowitz.
    Unveiling of Image of the Year.
  • Announcement of 20th Anniversary.
  • Capital Campaign.

9:15 (approximate)
DINING ROOM
Eddy Coyote and Chris Cueva available to answer questions on framing and caring for your art

Menu: Lemon chicken, rice pilaf, green beans almondine, spring salad, rolls, asst. desserts.

Photographer: Benno Sebastian.

 

02/17/2005

We are not going to pre-assign volunteer teams to guests - we have to work it as people arrive. We are also not going to have assigned bartenders/appitizer people. Part of the volunteers duties will be to see that their guests have plenty to eat and drink. Dan Berkowitz is making Name Badges and Schedule and Duty cards for the volunteers.

01/07/2005

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2004

02/01/2004

Everyone agreed the "programs" were a good addition to the evening, and we'll try to do something similar for future membership parties.

01/24/2003

Commanders' Dinner
7:30 - 10 PM

7:00 - Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres (patio/kitch depending on weather)

Tour House. Tom History (b’fast rm.) Perm. Coll. Exhibition (every room) Tom’s Rm. (3rd fl)

Framed TOM works. Pieces back from recent exhibition will be on display for viewing and consideration for purchase. (3rd fl)

8:00 – Dinner (seating 1st & 2nd fl.)

9:00 – ANNOUNCEMENTS (living rm.) [before dessert in b’fast rm.]

There will be a brief 1-min or so announcement of upcoming events (e.g. Faultline nights) and thanking guests for their support. Dan Berkowitz

Present "image of the year". Durk

9:15 Present box of originals that are for sale that will be available for viewing. Hand out Information sheet that explains the difference of TOM works that are on the market and those that are part of the Foundation. Durk, SHARP, Volker (dining rm.)

9:30 Works from the Permanent Collection. Commander and restorationist shall examine these with the guests and determine which pieces need to go to in for repair. Gary Felgemaker (living rm. on new table)

9:45 New fine art limited edition print for 2004. Presentation w/ samples. Volker (dining rm.)

10:00 FRAMING (1st fl. Off.)

Commander shows his new TOMs. Allen Jeroy

Framing demo: "How to show off your Tom". Archival/UV framing. Eddie Coyote

10:30 Closing time.

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ART PRESENTATIONS:

1) Box of originals that are for sale will be vailable for viewing. We will need a volunteer in charge of this. Tony Payne has been asked but hasn't confirmed.
2) Works from the Permanent Collection. Commander and restorationist, Gary Felgemaker, shall examine these with the guests and determine which pieces need to go to in for repair.
3) The rough sketch for 2004.** Will be on display, framed.
4) New fine art limited edition print for 2004. Volker shall do a presentation.
5) Framed TOM works. Pieces back from recent exhibition will be on display for viewing and consideration for purchase.
6) Information sheet. Explains the difference of TOM works that are on the market and those that are part of the Foundation's Tom of Finland Permanent Collection. Cliff Benjamin to prepare?
7) Framing demo: Eddie Coyote will show us "How to show off your Tom". 

FOOD & BEVERAGE

1) To date there are 17 invited guests confirmed along with 12 volunteers, and then 6-8 board members. This is the most we have ever had at this event. As of 1/22/04 we are planning on dinner for 50. Two volunteers are needed on Saturday, during the afternoon, to help with food preparation.*

2) Things needed:
a) Hard alcohol.
b) Wine.
c) Soft drinks and water/s.
d) Appetizers*.
d) Salad* and French bread.
e) Main course (lemon chicken) There will be help with the entree from an outside source.
f) Side dishes (mashed potatoes, vegetable* (spinach?).
g) Dessert (cobbler from Pasadena?).
h) Coffee, cream & sugar.

12/??/2003

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2003

02/15/2003

Commanders' Dinner
7:30 - 10 PM

The Foundation hosted the second annual Commandersą Dinner in honor of those members who have made contributions of $250 or more. Guests were pampered with cocktails and dinner by friends from the erotic biz and our volunteer corps at Foundation Headquarters.