Tom's Bar

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CONTACT: Durk Dehner
Annual fundraiser party celebrating Tom's Birthday.

This is the the celebration of the birthday of TOM OF FINLAND. we have done this every year since his passing as a way to honor him and his legacy that he has left all of us to enjoy. He passed in the fall of 1991 and we celebrate this event the Sunday closest to his Birthday (May 8,1920.)

2008

COMMITTEE: Richard W.?,
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: ?
ARTIST COORDINATOR: none?

PHOTOGRAPER: ?

VENUE CONTACT: ?

NOTE: "A warm invitation to Friends of Bill W."?

THEME: ?
EVENT NAME/DESCRIPTION:

DONATION: $10/$8 members

ACTIVITIES: Gear Trade: Boots/leathers/gear.

ARTISTS: None?

BOOTHS: ?

CONTESTS: ?

"GAMES": ?

MUSIC: ?

TOM'S BIRTHDAY CAKE: ?

PERFORMERS/ENTERTAINERS: ?

PRIZES / RAFFLE GIVE-AWAYS: ?

SILENT AUCTION: Art, leathers and gift certificates. ?

SUPPLIES:

MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT:
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS:
TABLES:
STAGE:
PA SYSTEM:
PORTABLE TOILETS.
DÉCOR:

FOOD: ?

SCHEDULE:

MERCHANDISE:

SPECIAL GUESTS:

PROMOTION

GUEST LIST:


2007

COMMITTEE: Richard W.?,
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: ?
ARTIST COORDINATOR: none?

PHOTOGRAPER: ?

VENUE CONTACT: ?

NOTE: "A warm invitation to Friends of Bill W."

THEME: carnival
EVENT NAME/DESCRIPTION:

DONATION: $10/$8 members

ACTIVITIES: Gear Trade: Boots/leathers/gear.

ARTISTS: None?

BOOTHS:

CONTESTS:

"GAMES": Carnival style.

MUSIC:

TOM'S BIRTHDAY CAKE:

PERFORMERS/ENTERTAINERS:

PRIZES / RAFFLE GIVE-AWAYS:

SILENT AUCTION: Art, leathers and gift certificates.

SUPPLIES:

MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT:
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS:
TABLES:
STAGE:
PA SYSTEM:
PORTABLE TOILETS.
DÉCOR:

FOOD: (Jeff Baker ) MENU-hot dogs 250 beef links/peanuts/popcorn/chips-variety/condiments:mustard-ketchup-mayonaise-onions-sweet relish-dill pickles-sauerkraut/popsicles/napkins/paper plates/paperbags/bbq grill/ice chest/sterno warmer/butter/salt/ tongs/flipper/metal warming pan/charcoal/charcoal lighter/large knife/forks/bottled water for volunteers/provacative aprons w/jackstraps/creative chef caps/garbage bags/paper towels/cloth towels/disposable gloves/oven mittens

SCHEDULE:

MERCHANDISE:

SPECIAL GUESTS:

PROMOTION

GUEST LIST:


06/15/2007

Roster for Volunteers Page is posted.

06/07/2007

Poster created (Louie) and printed out on the Lanier. Basically a variation on the card.

Ad created (by ?) and sent to In Magazine.

Scott sends notice out to volunteers.

06/06/2007

Postcard handout (Louie) sent to the printer.

PM planning meeting

06/02/2007

Scott H. suggests meeting on 06/03/07 in the afternoon. Who is coordinating the volunteers? Who as been asked to do what?

06/01/2007

"Teaser ad" sent to Frontiers (Louie) in time for their deadline. It's a quarter page in color that we placed at a discount.

IN Magazine also may provide a discount. An ad has not been constructed to their specifications at this time.

Question about creating a Passport specifically for this event. Using old Passports and printing a 1/4 page "update" may be less "professional" but more frugal.

Jay Jorgensen offers to help with set-up.

05/31/2007

Louie suggests a Costume Contest. Sharon M. says Richard came yesterday w/ a rough layout. The theme is carnival it will be heavy on the volunteers. No artist tents this year. Dehner suggested Brad Rader doing drawings...?

Scott H. asks what planning is beeing done for this event and what the theme is to be. When will there be a planning meeting scheduled? Sharon says Durk will probably organize one soon.

San Diego Eagle Bus trip to Los Angeles on Sunday - June 17th
Bar will open at 11am and the bus will depart at 1pm sharp and will stop at
the Fautline where there will be a beer bust and a Tom of Finland Parking
Lot Party then the bus will go to the LA Eagle where there will be another
beer bust as well the bus will return to the San Diego Eagle around 1am. Cost includes Transportation and alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages and
snack while on the Bus. $40.00 per person. Tickets are available from any San Diego Eagle bartender. http://www.sandiegoeagle.com/home.htm

04/07/2007 Event posted on the website inviting artists to participate. Volunteers page posted in rough form. Louie sends e-mail to the Board and a few other concerned parties.
03/24/2007 Board Committees suggests Father's Day (June 17th). Dehner will call Shawn and set planning meeting. Theme could be Daddies (and sons?) Is Richard W. available?
03/20/2007 Dehner met with Shawn of the Faultline and here are the dates that are available: May 6, May 20, June 10 (NOT OK on Mothers Day, May 13). TBD at March BoD Mtg. Dehner to find out what kind of tents are available.
03/15/2007 Dehner has spoken to Charlie at the Eagle. Calls Shawn at Faultline to see if he is "holding" a date for the event in '07.
2006

COMMITTEE: Scott, Mike Goldie.

Scott and Goldie volunteer to work on this, as they are not going to NY.

07/23/2006 Attendance lower that last year but higher than the year prior.

05/09/2006

Need to come up with concept - “21”? Draw in the young crowd. Big Brother/Little Brother, Artwork needs to be done in the next couple of days so promotion can begin.

01/08/2006

The 18th is still the working date. Shawn likes the wrestling and tattoo themes for the ToFF fundraisers - we both as part of Tom's Bar?

01/05/2005

Noon - Durk and Dan Berkowitz to meet with Shawn Farnsworth at Faultline regarding date for Tom's Bar.

11/20/2005

ToFF Board will be examining the date as there are considerations that may move event to another date. This has not been determined as of yet. Look at Gauntlet as venue?

05/24/2005

Discussed having event on April 30th to give more time to prep NY EAFW (although Sunday, May 7th is the Sunday closest to Tom's BD.)

04/21/2005

Shawn has received "complaints" about the Mother's Day date; something to keep in mind.

2005

05/10/2005

Remaining T-shirts offered to Volunteers @ $10.00.

05/08/2005

Tom's Bar
2:00 - 7:00 PM

THEME: 'SIDESHOW' Create a sense of a midway-carnie type of enviorment . Audience participation. Big bodies and big body parts. Show-offs.

Coordinator: Durk Dehner
Committee: Dan Berkowitz, Scott, Mike Goldie, Sharp
Volunteers Coordinator: Scott
Photographer: (Sharp) JayPG

ACTIVITIES:

  • Boot Black (Durk) Bob Lupinacci
  • Buzz Cuts (Durk) Anthony Cendejas and second cutter NONE.
  • Body Painting (Sharp) Miguel Reyes
  • Temporary Tattoos (Durk) Ordered and are in from NY.
  • Party Pix (Sharp) Benno Sells them to the public. Will need a location for set ups, bank, and backdrop.
  • Nipple Pumping Booth (Goldie)
  • Pie Guy Booth (Scott)
  • Mega Vibrator (Durk) Steve, Rob? Steve (owner/operator) confirmed. Rob? N

ARTISTS: (Sharp) Minoru Y, Rick Castro Y, Hector Silva N, Sean Platter Y, Axel Y,
Miguel Reyes Y, QRXZ Boy Y
Axel is flying down on Sunday morning. His ticket will be paid for by the cost of the graphics he did for the event plus some work he did for Taschen Will need a pick up at Burbank Airport at 9am on Sunday morning.

MUSIC: (Durk) TBD No LOUD music! Cliff's BF (Dan Krischer) will be introduced and talk about his song.

TOM'S BIRTHDAY CAKE. Need to have a cake made (Berkowitz) Presenters: Leather Title Holders, TomsMen.com, Brian Grillo (to sing as well).

CONTESTS: (Durk, Scott)

  1. Good Looking Butt (wall w/ holes) Need to prepare a black plastic wall with holes in it. Prizes. (Scott MC)
  2. Dildo Swallowing Need condoms. Prizes (Durk MC)
  3. Big Parts? (ad-lib) On stage. Show off their body parts contest. (Sharp MC)

PERFORMERS/ENTERTAINERS: (Durk) Eddy? Cliff's friend? Odd performers that can do odd/strange things. Announcement on Graigs List (TattooDan) Guys who can bend down and hit their own crotch, guys who can swallow extensive lengths of whatever. Could have traditional sword swallowers, fire eaters, etc.

PRIZES / RAFFLE GIVE-AWAYS: (Berkowitz, Durk) Materials in old ToFC stock and ToFF ebay materials. Gifts, monies from Sponsors TBD early this week.

SILENT AUCTION: (Berkowitz, Durk, Goldie) (Sharp, Artwork from artists 5 pcs.) Artwork from ToFF and Durk. Dinners, gym memberships, drink coupons. Items from sponsors. Approach Rough Trade, BB Gym.

SUPPLIES: (Berkowitz) volunteer credentials, volunteer Flyers, banks/$ envelopes, sales aprons, Signs: Sponsors/Patrons/Donors, Silent Auction Items, BBQ Prices, T-shirts.

MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT: (Durk)

ELECTRICAL OUTLETS: Buzz Cuts, Party Pix, Nip Pumping Booth, Mega Vibrator.

TABLES: 5 or 6 artists, 1 for Party Pix, Long narrow table for Dildo Swallowing. (15 Total / 12 rental)

Blueprint of parking lot

ToFF Buttons (We have approximately 1,500.) Y

Rental: STAGE: Abby Rents, ToFF pays.

Rental: PA SYSTEM Dan O'Leary. ToFF pays

Rental: PORTABLE TOILETS. Faultline pays.

“GAMES”: (Durk)

  1. 8’ Hammer STRIKER Y
  2. Money Wheel for raffle N
  3. Dunker? Toilet? N
  4. Mystery Box (M.O. Ricahrd W.?)

DÉCOR: (Richard) Pennants. Ask Faultline and then check with AAA flag and party supplies. RED/YELLOW/black event color theme. Signs for booths & event. Done.

FOOD: (Berkowitz)

  • Hot Dogs: (extended hours) Determine how many and where to purchase.
  • Chips We have had a special combo.
  • Chicken lady to come and do a cameo w/ hot links. (Durk)

SCHEDULE:

  • 2:00 Event begins
  • 2:50 Pie guy on stage
  • 3:00 Freaks o' Nature contest
  • 3:30 Dildo contest
  • 4:00 "Groin" announcement
  • 4:30 Butt contest
  • 5:00 Title holders on stage
  • 5:30 Brian G. on stage/two songs inc. "Kake"
  • 6:00 Freaks o' Nature p II
  • 6:30 Silent auction closes
  • Raffles on stage using wheel of fortune

MERCHANDISE:

  • T-Shirts from David Specht. (Durk) Red and Black. Tank-tops "Side Show"
  • Peanuts, bagged (Berkowitz)

SPECIAL GUESTS: (Durk, all)

  • Mr. LA Leather? MR. Faultline Leather? Mr. Mjs? Others?

PROMOTION:

  • Cards & Posters designed by Axel (Durk)
  • Volunteers to assist with distribution and handing out of cards. (Durk)

SPONSORS:

  • The Faultline Bar
  • MJ’s Bar
  • MSR studios
  • 665 Leathers
  • Minoru
  • Miguel Angel Reyes

DONORS:

  • Greasy Co.
  • Toms Men .com
  • Raging Stallions Studio
  • Instigator Magazine
  • Tom of Finland Company
  • Durk Dehner
  • Rough Trade Leathers
  • LA Sporting Club
  • Da Giannino Restaurant
  • Different Light Bookstore
  • Target
  • Mr S. Leathers
  • Syren
  • Café d’toile
  • Rick Castro
  • Axel
  • Sean Platter
  • ForeskinFetish.com
  • Hector Silva

GUEST LIST: (Scott)

  • Micheljohn Horne
  • 665 leathers staff owners
  • 10 paid tickets from tomsmen.com -- Just mark off ten passes as they come through paid $100.00 plus donation to silent auction.
  • Andy from Syren
  • Da Giannino owner
  • Rough Trade owners Adrian
  • Thorn of Instigator Magazine
  • MRS STUDIOS. . Mike Hashimoto or Eric,
  • RAGING STALLION STUDIS SHOW BUSINESS CARD.
  • MR. L..A. LEATHER CODY
  • MR. FAULTLINE LEATHER
  • MR. BULLET
  • IN MAGAZINE STAFF.
  • FAB MAGZINE
  • Jim Bryant (on Tom’s Bar poster 5yrs ago)

Booths:

  • David Specht

Entertainers

  • Eddy of Sisters (out of town)

Crew

  • Dan O’Leary sound

At the Faultline Bar: 4216 Melrose (at Vermont), Los Angeles, CA 90029. MAP
323-660-0889.

12/05/2004

There was a discussion of fund-raisers at the 12/05/04 board meeting: it was agreed that we will do Tom's Bar at the Faultline. (05/08/04 - Mother's Day?)

11/30/2004

Tom's Bar is usually on the Sunday which also usually squares it off against Mother's Day (May 8). At one point Shawn Farnsworth remembers we considered that it might be worth moving behind or ahead a week to avoid that this year. That would make it May 1 or May 15. Either is fine with with him. (As is May 8th, of course).

2004

05/09/2004

Tom's Bar
2:00 - 7:00 PM

Construction crew: Doug O'Connor,
Construction needs: 

- L.A. sports teams will have one official rep present and team members will be invited @ ToFF Member donation amount. 10 oil wrestlers in weight classes.
Sharp

- Brian Grillo (former lead-singer of Extra Fancy) performs.

- Event Photographer: JayPG

-SCHEDULE:

  2:00 Event opens
  3:00 So. Cal. Wrestling Club
  3.30 Raffles by Scott and Eric York
  3.45 Boxing on the Boulevard
  4:00 MSR Video Stars/give-aways and promotion
  4.15 Sports Teams on stage
  4.30 Brian Grillo performs his song on Kake
  5:00 Eric York/talks of growing up in Finland/how Tom affected his development 
  5:15 Presentation of Tom's BD Cake
  5.15 Dildo contest
  5.30 Showcase of apparel from Silent Auction/strip & show off ToF jocks
  5:45 Faultline Baseball Team on stage
  6:00 Best Gear contest 
  6:30 Closing of Silent Auction.

TO DO:
-Volunteer follow-up
-Volunteer jobs assignment
-Volunteer credentials
-Signups for give-aways
-Layout/set up requirements
(artists - tables, chairs, display panels, hanging tools)
-Shop for BBQ
-Get cash for banks (door, BBQ, T-shirt sales)
-Get T-shirts (no other merchandise to be sold)
-Silent auction items
-Donations follow-up
-Schedule entertainment
  1. Wrestling
  2. Brian Grillo sings
  3. Adult stars?
  4. Prize for best Sports Gear
-Book sound equipment
-Order banners
-Sinage
  1. sponsors/patrons
  2. silent auction items
  3. schedule?
-Compile Guest List

- Wrestling mats from SoCal Wrestling Club

Artists Showing: Patrick Lee, Palanca, Minoru, Belasco and Miguel Reyes.|

Artists Invited: Roscoe Art, Dic, Hector Silva, Sean Platter and Kent Neffendorf.

Sharp

Auction Items: Manflesh drawing(s), Daniel Perry photo, TOM print(s), sports uniforms/equip. bags, items from 665 and Syren.

Michael J. sends additional $ for sponsorship. Money to be used for framing in his name?

04/28/2003

Press releases sent.

We are seeking Volunteers to work the event. Contact Dan Berkowitz to lend a hand!

10:30 AM
2:00 - 4:30 PM
4:30 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM

- Setup
- 1st Shift
- 2nd Shift
- Breakdown
2003

05/04/2003

Tom's Bar
2:00 - 7:00 PM

Artists Showing: Brad Rader, Hector Silva, Patrick Lee, Jeff Compasso, Sean Platter and Miguel Reyes.
Artists Invited: Skeith, Dic, Alex Alexio and Windon.

Be Part of the Art Display/table.

Event Photographer: Jay Lawton.

Auction Items: Michael Kirwan painting, Gary Felgemaker drawing, Foreskin Fetish videos, items from 665 & MJs.