Effective October 7, Marilyn has stepped down as co-coordinator of the Exiles. She decided that it was time to hand over leadership to a next generation of Exiles. She will continue to be active in the business of the group, and will be volunteering, but will no longer be in a leadership role.

There are two co-coordinator positions: Marilyn’s, which runs through March 2019, and another which has been vacant, which runs through March 2020.  We are excited that on October 7 Ms. Cat was selected to fill the second position, which means she will be Co-Coordinator of the Exiles for (at least) the next year and a half!

Ms. Cat started her leather journey by joining the Exiles over 15 years ago. and has continued her service to the organization to this day by facilitating events, volunteering, teaching at programs, and throwing kick-ass play parties.

A little known fact, Ms. Cat presented the very first “Chocolates and Champagne” hospitality suite, which became an instant tradition!

In her new role, Ms. Cat intends to increase membership and club visibility through various strategic goals that we are beginning to already implement! (Curious? Members are welcome to business meetings.) She plans to bring back alumni members and increase diversity on all levels through outreach, education and a lot of listening to our members and community. Ms. Cat says, “With our solid business team and strong leadership, I’m excited about the growth to come in the next few years. Our dynamic programs and hot events will be sure to make Exiles the spot to socialize and get educated in a safe BDSM environment.”

Marilyn has been an officer in the Exiles for 17 years, holding various officer positions and contributing in many ways. We thank her for her many years of service, and will continue to call on her to pass along her institutional knowledge about the club.

Note that Marilyn’s position, running through March 2019, is now open. In order to be considered to fill this position, you must have been a member for the last year, and must have attended 3 of the last 6 business meetings. If you are at all interested, please consider starting to attend our business meetings. Meetings are the first Sunday of the month, and alternate between San Francisco and Oakland.  Check the website for time and location