Welcome to The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), a non-for-profit BDSM/Leather/Fetish group dedicated to the social interaction, educational exchange, and ever-changing diversity of our community. TES organizes regular classes, workshops and events in the NY tri-state area. We host 1 online educational meeting every week and 1 in-person class every other week, totaling nearly 60 classes this year. These classes include lectures, demos, panels, and hands-on workshops offered by a diverse range of presenters. Members receive significant discounts and other benefits. Join us today.
Congratulations to our newest board members HonestEmpath and Goddess Coko.
HonestEmpath is currently TES Programming Co-Chair, Promotions staff, Volunteer Committee staff, and Operations staff. She is also on programming team for TES Fest.
Goddess Coko is returning to the TES Board and has stepped up to be the Secretary once again. She is currently Chair of Communications and is staff on the newly formed PoC Committee. She is working on Community Relations/Promotions for TES Fest.
Notice of Board Vacancies
TES currently has 2 openings for interim* members on the Board of Directors. It’s a great opportunity to be a part of the change that you’d like to see in the organization and the greater kink community. Appointments will be made at the next board meeting on Monday, November 27, 2023.
Voting Board (1 slots):
- Should be well organized, hardworking, and knowledgeable about the scene.
- Is expected to participate** in regularly scheduled Board meetings (1/month), and TES Events (approx. 3/month – in person and/or online).
- Be familiar with the running of organizations and events. Kink organization experience is a bonus but not required.
- Candidates need not be local to NYC as all meetings and many classes are currently accessible online.
Parliamentarian (1 slot):
- According to our bylaws, the Parliamentarian’s responsibilities are to prepare an agenda and in general function as the presiding officer at all board meetings.
- They need to be:
- Familiar with (or willing and able to learn) Parliamentary procedure (Robert’s Rules of Order*** ).
- A skilled people manager.
- Willing and able to act as the board’s “Cat Herder,” keeping board members and attendees on point and refocusing the conversations as needed.
All TES Board members also serve on standing committees as chairs or staff. The ability to lead through action is critical to success in this position. Though only 1/10th of the overall Board, the ideal candidate for any of the positions listed above is someone with leadership experience or potential.
As per Article 6.6 in our Bylaws, we handle such vacancies with a temporary appointment until the next October membership meeting and election. The appointment is made by a majority vote of the current Directors in office. You must be a TES member in good standing in order to apply and have been a member for a year or more. Be aware that the legal names of all Board Members are filed with the New York Secretary of State and with the IRS.
If you would like to be considered for this appointment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email placing your name into consideration for the vacancy must be received by 11:59PM (Nov. 18, 2023) and should plan to attend the next TES Board meeting (Dec 18, 2023).
*The term of the Board Member appointed at the next Board Meeting will last until the October 2024 election, a period of about 11 months.
**Per expectations in the Standing Rules
***Or whatever parliamentary system is chosen by a 2/3 vote of all Directors at the first Board meeting following the fall membership meeting
TES 2023 Election Results
TES 2023 Election
TES needs you for the 2023 Election! As a member of TES, you have a say in the future of this organization. Please consider voting for candidates for the Board of Directors and Arbiter and attending our annual membership meeting.
For more information, please see our 2023 Election page.
Help Support Kink Education For All with TES Pay-It-Forward:
Now Easier Than Ever!
Since 1971, part of TES’s mission is to provide outstanding kink education in a welcoming, judgment-free, and confidential environment. We never want price to be a barrier; therefore, we are delighted to announce that the wider BDSM community now has the ability to contribute to our Pay-It-Forward program. If you have the means, have enjoyed TES classes in the past, and would like to give back to those in need, please click here to visit our donations page. Any amount helps us provide quality kink education to all, regardless of the ability to pay, while also helping TES keep the lights on!
Likewise, if there is a TES class you cannot afford to attend, please write to email@example.com to take advantage of our Pay-it-Forward program.
CLICK HERE, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR UPCOMING PROGRAMMING.
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Special Interest Groups (SIGs) schedule regular meetings on topics that pertain to their Interest. There have been many different Groups at TES over the years, covering many different Interests.
CLICK HERE, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR GROUPS.
Brand new to kink or to the NYC scene? TES also hosts regular parties, social activities and munches — Join us at The Novice and Newcomers Munch! Held every month, this is a great opportunity to meet and mingle in a laid-back atmosphere, before heading out to a party together.