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This Old Bag Breaks All Records__ by jianglifang


									                                                                                                                                                            FALL 2010

                                                                                         aids emergency Fund • Breast cancer emergency Fund
                                                                                                                                  Quarterly neWsletter

                                                This Old Bag Breaks All Records!!
                                                   By the time auctioneer Lenny Broberg closed the live            Delysium Events, Safeway, Professional Business Women
                                                auction, BCEF’s This Old Bag: The Power of the Purse               of California, The Fairmont San Francisco, Oakland A’s
                                                had broken all records and raised $225,000 for BCEF clients        Community Foundation, Judith Branch, Shultz Family
                                                battling breast cancer. Oh, what a night it was! Did we mention    Fund, Greg Boudreaux & Rose Coyle, Pacific Union Real
                                                that American Idol Season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze attended?            Estate Community Fund, Melissa Callison, Doris Fisher,
                                                     The elegant St. Regis San Francisco hosted the 6th annual     Bill & Carolyn Lee, Luxor Cab, William A. Newsom, John
                                                     handbag auction presented by Kaiser Permanente. Event         D. Rosin, Sharon Tetlow, DeDe Wilsey, Polly Wingfield,
                                                      Co-Chairs Hilary Newsom Callan and Elizabeth Thieriot        Yellow Cab, Antoinette Kaylor & Jerry Applegate, Michael
                                                      led a host committee that included Beatrice Amblard,         & Marilyn Cabak, Black Kite Cellars, Michelle & Zane
                                                       Marilyn Cabak, Mark Calvano, Michelle Curtis, Diane         Edwards, Neil Figurelli, Green Cab, Cynthia Hester, Jordan,
                                                       Easterwood, Joel Goodrich, Barbara Klein, Veronica          Miller & Associates, Rhonda Bray Mahendroo, Elaine A.
                                                        LaBeau, Elaine LaMastra, Carolyn Lee, Hon. Fiona           Mellis, Drucilla Stender Ramey, Heather Renshaw, Cynthia
                                                        Ma, Bahya Oumlil-Murad, Claudia Ross, Donna                Schreuder, and Mary Skinner and Janeen Smith. Thanks also
                                                         Sachet, Lori Puccinelli Stern, Alan Svenson, Elyssa       to our wonderful media sponsor San Francisco Magazine
                                                         Cahill Thorp and Beth Townsend. Over 425 people           and our divine champagne sponsor Domain
                                                          enjoyed cocktails and nibbles while mingling among 250   Chandon. Additional beverage
                                                          designer and vintage handbags.                           sponsors included Cline Wines
                                                             The live auction opened with a surprise – a $50,000   and Russian Standard Vodka.
                                                gift from the estate of Bella Farrow, founder of This Old Bag      Very special thanks to Trina Turk
                                    ABOVE       and beloved friend of BCEF. Then paddles were raised to win        whose scarves and bags brought
      Event Co-Chair Hilary Newsom Callan,
        BCEF Executive Director Mike Smith,     fabulous items such as a SWISS International Air Lines travel      comfort and joy to everyone in
          Event Co-Chair Elizabeth Thieriot,    package, a Tahoe PlumpJack Getaway paired with a Tiffany           attendance. And our other special
       BCEF Board President Cynthia Hester.
                                                & Co. tote, and a marvelous Los Angeles Travel Package that        gift bag & ambiance donors: One
Host Committee Member Mark Calvano and          included the LA Lakers, Fairmont Santa Monica bungalow,            Kings Lane, The Hain Celestial
             Steering Committee Co-Chair        Bloomingdale’s shopping spree and a tour of the set of General     Group, Inc., 100% Pure and
                     Bahya Oumlil-Murad.
                                                Hospital with star Kelly Monaco. Lee DeWyze joined Lenny on        Cherries Flowers.
    BCEF Board Vice President Neil Figurelli    stage to rally the bids. One item, a vintage Hermès Kelly bag         Thank you to all of our
  with our friends from SWISS International     donated by Elizabeth Thieriot, was pre-sold to a long-time         guests for remembering
              Air Lines Riana Atmadjaja and
                              Estelle Alberts   BCEF supporter for $13,000! Hilary Newsom Callan then              BCEF clients with every
                        Photos: Drew Altizer    spoke on behalf of our clients and led an inspirational Fund       bid. Thank you, thank
                                                a Need paddle raiser. What better way to close the night than      you, on behalf of the 350
                                                with a stunning serenade by Lee DeWyze (we love you, Lee!).        people battling breast
                                                   Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, 100% of all     cancer who will benefit
                                                ticket and auction sales directly benefit people in need. Thank    from This Old Bag –
                                                you to Elizabeth Thieriot, Ross Stores, Bloomingdale’s,            THANK YOU!

                                                         AEF Holiday Dinner
                                                           AEF’s 23rd annual Christmas Eve Dinner for              Stan Wong, plus over 200 volunteers (and Santa, of course).
                                                         people with HIV/AIDS and their families is just around       Who helps these volunteers come up with 80 turkeys, 300
                                                        the corner. By early December, invitations will be         pounds of mashed potatoes, 48 gallons of cranberry sauce, and
                                                        available at all AIDS service organizations. Each free     300 pounds of stuffing? Generous underwriters, including The
                                                       invitation admits one person with HIV/AIDS and a guest      Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund, The Eli and Mae Rosen
                                                       to one of the three seatings throughout the day at the      Foundation, and Bon Appetit Management Company, along
                                                      Green Room in the War Memorial Building. This                with kind-hearted individual donors who pitch in whatever they
                                                      annual holiday service tradition treats 1,200 people to      can spare to make sure that the holidays don’t pass anyone by.
                                                     a spectacular holiday feast with all the trimmings and        Want to help? Email Stan Wong at or visit
                                                     entertainment. It’s all produced each year by a dedicated     the AEF volunteer website at If you’d
                                                    team of AEF volunteers led by AEF Board Vice President         like to help cover the costs of our annual holiday dinner please
                                                    Neil Figurelli, along with Terry Irvin, Gavin Middleton,       make a tax-deductible donation at:
 Photo: Joanie Juster                               Cindy Roberts, Randy Schiller, Glennon Sutter, and
From the President
Cynthia’s hester, Board President                                                               Team Bare Chest Calendar

BCEF Expands Its                                                                                Use It For Good!
Program and Its Reach                                                                           The Search for the 2012
                                                                                                Bare Chest Calendar Men
                                                                                                Launches in December
                                                                                                                                               process. After the orientation, the
                                                                                                                                               contestants continue to the semi-finals
                                                                                                                                               where they are scored by trained judges
                                                                                                                                               in salesmanship, stage presence, overall
                   I am proud to                Counts program in early 2010,                       Team Bare Chest Calendar                   participation, responsibility and raffle
                share some exciting             many low-income women without                   (TEAM BCC) recently announced its              ticket sales amount. If they score high
                news as we head into            health insurance have been unable               2012 recruitment campaign “USE IT              enough, contestants advance to the finals
                the holiday season.             to access these procedures, despite             FOR GOOD!” This is a call to action            for a chance to compete for one of the
                                                                                                for all interested men who want to use         12 coveted Calendar spots on May 1st at
                This fall, with the             their medical importance.
                                                                                                their powers of persuasion to make a           the DNA Lounge.
                stroke of a pen, BCEF               Thankfully, Komen San Francisco
                                                                                                difference in the lives of people who             Once selected, the Calendar Men work
                launched a new era:             Bay Area Affiliate has stepped in to            live in San Francisco. Being a Calendar        as a team and appear at local events to
providing an innovative service to              fill the void created by California’s           Man brings the reward of community             raise money. Major events include Pride
women in need in four additional                budget shortfall. They initiated the            involvement, peer recognition and              Festival, Up Your Alley, Folsom and
counties. Thanks to a unique funding            Komen SF Diagnostic Services Fund               appreciation, participation in a               Castro Street Fairs. In addition, the
partnership with San Francisco                  and sought out BCEF to administer               dynamic team setting, as well as               Calendar Men participate in a lavish and
Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G.                  it. As the operations partner in                lifelong membership in a San Francisco         elegant Dinner Date Auction Gala at
Komen for the Cure®, BCEF is                    this $275,000 program, BCEF will                brotherhood that celebrates more than          the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in August.
now able to help pay for medical                be working in collaboration with                25 years of fundriasing.                          AEF and PRC are pleased to
                                                                                                    Each winter men of all ages, ethnic        announce that the TEAM BCC Board
diagnostic services for uninsured               medical centers in Alameda, Contra
                                                                                                and social backgrounds are encouraged          of Directors will be headed by former
low-income people throughout the                Costa, Marin and Solano Counties
                                                                                                to help raise much-needed funds for            Committee Chair Thom Grant, a long
Bay Area. This move is a giant step             to cover the cost of more than 100              the Calendar's two beneficiaries – AIDS        time supporter and former Calendar
forward for BCEF, vastly increasing             women most in need.                             Emergency Fund (AEF) and Positive              Man. Also continuing his long time
the positive impact that our agency                 As President of the Board of                Resource Center (PRC). On Thursday             commitment to TEAM BCC is Mark
has on the lives of women and men               Directors, I am delighted that Komen            nights, between January 20th and April         Hollenstein, a former Calendar Man
struggling with breast cancer.                  SF specifically requested BCEF’s                7th, the search for the 12 Calendar Men        who returns as Managing Director.
   The medical procedures we are                assistance in administering this                takes place at the Powerhouse.                    To get more information about
now able to cover are crucial in                new program. This decision shows                    The quest to become a Calendar Man         becoming a 2012 Calendar Man visit
appropriately diagnosing breast                 their faith in our effectiveness as             begins with an orientation designed to         the website at:
cancer in people who have had                   an agency and is a testament to the             inform applicants about the recruitment
                                                                                                and contest
suspicious mammogram outcomes                   professionalism and quality of our
or clinical breast exams. Previously            client services team. We applaud
paid for the by the state of California         Komen SF for their decision to
through its Every Woman Counts                  support low-income women with
program, such diagnostic tests can              this innovative program, and we
cost thousands of dollars. Since                are honored to partner with them
California ended its Every Woman                to deliver these vital services.

                                                                                                                                                                           Photo: Rich Stadm

OUR COMMUNITY                                   06.18.10
                                                SF aiDS waLk
                                                                                                SaLon Yuni
                                                                                                                                               oakLanD a'S BreaST CanCer
NEVER STOPS                                     this year aef’s amazing aIDs walk team          next time you’re in need of a fab haircut      awareneSS DaY
                                                raised $29,819.00 for the San Francisco AIDS    and want to support bcef, visit Salon yuni.    take me out to the ball game! bcef was
                                                Foundation and 59 other bay area aIDs           Yuni and her stylish gang raised $250 for      named the 2010 recipient of the oakland
                                                service organizations. go team! special         bcef clients at their grand opening. thanks,   A’s $5,000 Gift of Faith Award. we are
                                                thanks go out to our leading fundraisers,       Yuni! more Info:             honored to remember one of our founders,
06.09.10                                        bruce Smith, Joanie Juster, Steven Sams,                                                       Faith Fancher, in our work each day. thank
The CaSTro LionS' 25Th                          Doug Laine and David Strickland.                08.27.10                                       you, oakland a’s!!
anniverSarY CeLeBraTion                                                                         MaMa'S 10Th annuaL
the elegant Green Room of the Veterans                                                          BCeF awarDS GaLa                               09.11.10
Memorial building was packed with                                                               Mama’s Family does it again - $10,000 for      TroY BruneT’S
members and well-wishers as The Castro                                                          bcef clients. thank you for being the heart    LeaTherwaLk FunDraiSer
Lions celebrated their 25th anniversary with                                                    and soul of our community and thank            Mr. heart-Throb 2006, Troy brunet, held his
cocktails and dinner. bcef and aef were                                                         You for supporting bcef!                       5th annual fundraiser for Leatherwalk on a
delighted to receive $2,500 each from the                                                       more info:                 beautiful saturday afternoon at the Eagle,
always supportive Lions.                                                                                                                       raising much needed funds that added to
                                                                                                09.04.10                                       mama’s Leatherwalk pot. many thanks to
06.10.10                                                                                        SF LeaTher DaDDY’S BoY                         troy for his continuous contributions to
ThIDwICk bookS                                  Photo: Rich Stadmiller                          ConTeST                                        aef and bcef!
this charming independent bookstore has                                                         congratulation to the new San Francisco
been a local favorite of the Inner richmond
for the past 16 years. as a bcef and aef        06.22.10                                        Leather Daddy's boy XXVIII, Adam
                                                                                                Schwenk! the annual event held at the
sustaining donor, their gifts have amounted     unDer one rooF                                  Eagle Tavern was filled with a fun and
to $2,100 for the year. help us show our love   a staple in the castro community for            festive crowd for the evening, which
and gratitude by supporting this wonderful      over 20 years, Under one Roof’s summer          helped the contestants raise $870 for
enterprise, located at 11 clement street.       donation of $325 to aef continues to warm       aef clients. well done boys.
                                                our hearts, and we’d like to recognize them     more Info:
                                                for also donating to 50 other aIDs service
                                                agencies. truly the perfect shop for all your
                                                holiday shopping.

H2H2                                            more info:

                                                                                                Photo: Drew Altizer                            Photo: Rich Stadmiller
who's That Fresh Face?                                                                                                                 Mama’s 10th annual

Juliana Cochnar, Development Manager                                                                                                   BCEF Awards Gala
                           On October 1st, AEF/BCEF             her initials are JC and she was born on Christmas                         Ten years ago, a group of community members
                        welcomed Juliana Cochnar                Day (3) she harnessed her cheerleading skills (high                    and advocates came together with the idea to help
                        as our new Development                  school and college!) choreographing the Deep End                       people battling breast cancer in the same way that
                        Manager for both agencies.              Dancers at Burning Man for four years in a row. We’re                  AEF helps people with HIV/AIDS. Together, they
                        Prior to joining AEF/BCEF,              thrilled to welcome Juliana to our family and know                     formed BCEF. Since then, one of those special people
                        Juliana worked for four years           that she’ll help AEF & BCEF raise vital funds for                      has been raising funds for BCEF clients non-stop:
                        at the Avon Walk for Breast             people in need. Welcome, Juliana!                                      Mama Sandy Reinhardt. Mama, the adorable Mark
                        Cancer in recruitment,                                                                                         Paladini and Mama’s entire Family have always
fundraising, and team coordination. While at Avon,                                                                                     brought meaning to our work. And nothing better
Juliana coached local participants and increased local          organization Profile                                                   embodies our community than Mama’s 10th Annual

                                                                Beats for Boobs
fundraising by an additional $2,000,000.00. Now, she’s                                                                                 BCEF Awards Gala held on August 27, 2010 at the
focusing her sights on raising funds for people battling                                                                               City Forest Lodge. Mama and her family raised
HIV/AIDS and breast cancer. Juliana originally moved                                                                                   $10,000 for BCEF clients!! “It’s incredible to realize
to San Francisco from Baltimore, MD. In 2001, Juliana              Seven years ago, a group of friends banded together                 how quickly BCEF is growing,” says Susannah
set off on a two-year backpacking trek through Asia,            to join the fight against breast cancer. They decided to               Dunlap, BCEF Director of Development (and proud
Australia and New Zealand. While abroad, she learned            combine their love of art, fashion, food and music to                  member of Mama’s Family). “But we remember that
that her mother had been diagnosed with breast                  create an event that would both educate the community                  our roots were planted by a group of amazing women
cancer. Luckily, her mother caught her cancer early             and raise funds for local breast cancer agencies. Now,                 including Mama. Every day that we can serve another
and Juliana was inspired to start a fundraising event           Beats for Boobs is a multi-city event that has raised                  person in need, we thank Mama and her family! We
to honor her mother’s survival and support local                more than $125,000 for its beneficiaries to-date. Its                  love you, Mama!”
breast cancer agencies. Beats for Boobs is now a                art and music blends Burning Man with Derby Girls,
multi-city event that raises funds for six breast cancer        powerful DJs with fierce dancing queens, high fashion
agencies including BCEF. This year’s event drew a               with low-rider funk. B4B gifted $14,000 to BCEF
crowd of over 1,300 people to Mezzanine. Running                clients this year. “We were looking for an organization
a major dance and fashion fundraiser, Juliana has               to fund that shared a similar vision as B4B,” said
met many people who have been involved in HIV/                  Juliana Cochnar, B4B Founder (and new AEF/
AIDS fundraising. Says                                                          BCEF Development Manager!). “When I
Juliana, “Even though I’ve                                                      reviewed the BCEF website and saw the

                                                                                                                                                                                                Photo: Fred McMullen
raised funds on a national                                                     incredible work that they were doing in
level before (for Avon),                                                       our community, I knew BCEF would be
there really isn’t anything                                                    an ideal recipient of the funds raised!”
comparable to the legacy                                                       BCEF is honored to be both a recipient of
and effectiveness of the                                                      B4B and its new fiscal sponsor. This year,
HIV/AIDS community in

                                                                                                                                          Folsom Donates
                                                                              additional beneficiaries include Shanti’s
San Francisco. AEF &                                                          LifeLines and the Breast Cancer Fund.
BCEF are the perfect fit.”                                                    BCEF is amazed by our community support

                                                                                                                                          $17,500 to BCEF!
Fun Facts about Juliana                                                      and proud to be part of this special group of
that everyone should                                                         warrior women. See you next year at Beats
know: (1) her parents are                                                   for Boobs!
named Barbie & Ken (2)
                                                                            Design: Brian de la Cruz

09.19.10                                         09.26.10                                          10.14.10                                           voLunTeer
MaMa’S LeaTherwaLk                               FoLSoM STreeT evenTS                                  hearTBeaT                                      aPPreCiaTion
rain didn’t dampen the spirit of Mama’s          bcef was granted $17,500 from the                     hosted by kelly Rivera hart and featured                    ParTY
Leatherwalk as muscle daddies, leather           fabulous folks at Folsom Street Events,               the talents of Reigning Grand Duke             aef and bcef co
men and women marched down market                producers of the Folsom Street Fair,                  Jason husted, Emperor John weber,              without the thou not function
street, toured soma and landed at the            Magnitude and Up your Alley Street Fair.              Xavier Toscano, and many more! every                              sands of hours of
eagle to raise funds for people battling         folsom street events again leads the charge           second thursday of the month at Trigger,       support provided
                                                                                                                                                                          by our hard-wor
                                                                                                                                                      volunteers. so vo                   kin
                                                                                                                                                                        lunteers, mark yo g
breast cancer. $8,469 for bcef clients.          in san francisco for the amount of money              heartbeats debut raised $50 for aef & bcef.
thank you, mama!                                 raised and donated to local and national              check out this happy hour with a heart!       calendar for Mon                     ur
                                                 charities for a single organization, this                                                                              day, February 7t
09.25.10                                         year’s donations totaled $323,461.00!             10.23.10                                          for our annual Vo                   h
                                                                                                                                                                         lunteer Appreciat
BiGMuSCLe.CoM MeeT & GreeT                       more info:                 onCe BiTTen BinGo                             Party at yerba bu                     ion
on a beautiful and very hot saturday                                                                   bcef has been blessed by the ultimate         space is limited so a bowl.
afternoon, the DnA Lounge was packed to          10.08.10                                              guardian angels – the Sisters of Perpetual                         sign up now at:
the gills with men, men and more men! a          BeaTS For BooBS                                       Indulgence dedicated their annual                                olunteernow or
very manly thank you goes out to bill & Andy     beats for boobs hosted its 7th annual                 halloween bingo to bcef, raising $1,000
who raised $9,000 at their annual event!         fundraiser on october 8th and raised                  for our clients. a-men, a-women and every
                                                 $14,000 for bcef. the b4b team declared               one In between! thank you, divine sisters!
09.26.10                                         a war on breast cancer at Mezzanine. the              more info:
koMen San FranCiSCo raCe For                     venue was staged as the battleground
The Cure anD koMen 3-DaY                         for the destruction of breast cancer. the         11.30–12.02.09
                                                 warriors combined live art, music, fashion,           SonGS oF The SeaSon
thousands of enthusiastic runners and
                                                 food, educational games, fire performers           Donna Sachet hosted the 18th annual
walkers were cheered by supporters on a
                                                 and the roller derby girls to ready women         “Songs of the Season” for three nights
gloriously sunny embarcadero morning for
                                                 and those who love them with information,          in the Rrazz Room at the hotel nikko.
the komen San Francisco Race for the Cure.
                                                 resources and community support.                   we appreciate Donna and all the other
as recipients of $150,000 this year for client
                                                 more info:                   incredible performers who donated
emergency funds, bcef was proud to be a
part of the festivities. bcef also organized                                                        their time to help raise an amazing
a spirited cheering station for the komen                                                           $50,000 for aef clients.
3-Day walk in san francisco, october 1-3. we                                                        more info
Love komen! more Info:
                       Donor Profile                                                                                 volunteer opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                 WHO’S WHO
                                                                                                                                                                                 AT AEF/BCEF
                                                                           And it’s not just us. His list of pro

                       Randy Schiller                                                                                The Penny Posse!
                                                                        bono clients and community projects
                                                                        spans decades: Beach Blanket                                                                             FounDerS
                                                                        Babylon, Sylvester, the first gay                                                                        Frederick h. Booth, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Walter mellon
                                                                        concerts at The SF Opera House
                                                                                                                                                                                 BoarD PreSiDenT
                                                 When AEF               and Davies Symphony Hall, The                   The Pennies Posse is AEF’s latest team                   cynthia hester
                                              decided to take           Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation,              of super volunteers to help the agency                      viCe-PreSiDenT
                                              over the Armory           Sound Factory, The Castro Theatre,           successfully administer our long time                       neil Figurelli
                                              building on               The No on 6 Campaign (The Briggs             fundraising campaign — Every Penny                          TreaSurer
                                                                                                                                                                                 Joe Pessa
                                              Mission Street            Initiative), Moon Over Miami (bye            Counts (EPC)! The Pennies Posse mission is
                                              and stage the             bye Anita Bryant), Pink Saturday,            to sustain relationships with the community                 eric christiansen
                                              huge Castro               The Gay Games, Men Behind Bars,              and continue education and fundraising                      heather r. renshaW
                                              County Fair               The Tsunami Gay and Lesbian Swim             efforts for clients of AIDS Emergency Fund.                 BoarD oF DireCTorS
                       in May, we all knew there was only                                                            The Pennies Posse volunteers will assist with:              stacy aldrich
                                                                        Team. Incredible! Anytime anyone                                                                         ralPh lindsey, Jr.
                       one person capable of transforming               needs power and light, Randy is there.       1. Maintaining relationships with businesses                stePhen logan
                       that dark cavern into a professional                Thank you, Randy, for all those years        in their assigned area by doing regular                  lara salee
                                                                                                                                                                                 Barry skoWn
                       event arena, wired for performance-              of creativity, love and effort. You are         visits and check-ups on the penny jars.                  Polly WingField
                       grade sound stages and awash in color            living proof that community building         2. Emptying jars when they are 2/3 full and                 eXeCuTive DireCTor
                       and light: Randy Schiller. For all of            is actually hard work!                          bringing the donations into the AEF office.              mike smith
                       AEF’s 28-year history, Randy and his                                                          3. Counting and recording the monies that                   STaFF
                                                                                                                                                                                 michael armentrout
                       company, Randall Schiller Productions,                                                           are donated via penny jars with the EPC                  Juliana cochnar
                       have donated time, talent, and huge                                                              Coordinator.                                             Jai de lotto
                                                                                                                                                                                 susannah dunlaP
                       quantities of equipment and material                                                          4. Updating the data, paperwork and related                 sean greene
                       to nearly all of AEF/BCEF’s community                                                            needs of the EPC Program.                                suzy goldsmith
                       event undertakings: from gala dinners in                                                      5. Recruiting local businesses to take part in              lee harrington
                                                                                                                                                                                 P tyrone smith
                       the 80s and 90s, to AEF’s floats in Pride                                                        the EPC program by hosting a penny jars.                 madelyn stone
                       Parade; from dance venue fundraisers                                                             To volunteer for the Pennies Posse, please               athenia teng
                       to the Christmas Eve dinner that feeds                                                        email: Sean Greene, AEF Volunteer Manager                   12 grace street ste 300
                       1,200 people with HIV/AIDS. If you can                                                        at                                    san Francisco, ca 94103
                       see and hear anything at an AEF event,                                                                                                                    Phone
                       it’s almost always because of Randy.
                                                                     Design: Joseph Driste                                                                                       FaX

                       Mama’s LeatherWalk Raises $8500                                                                                                                 
                          On a drizzly day in September,                in need. The fabulous entertainment                                                            
                       marchers gathered for Mama’s                     float kept us all moving — Leather
                                                                                                                                                                                 FinD uS on FaCeBook
                       LeatherWalk 2010. Participants raised            Daddies smoking cigars danced to disco
                                                                                                                                                                                 aids emergency Fund
                       more than $8,500 for AEF & BCEF!                 in the middle of the street, Leather                                                                     Breast cancer emergency Fund
                       Mama’s LeatherWalk is a tribute to               Dykes cruised Leather Girls and we all                                                                   Bare chest calendar
                                                                                                                                                                                 Beats For BooBs
                       what Family can do for our community.            landed at the Eagle to celebrate the
                                                                                                                                                                                 FoLLow uS on TwiTTer
                       Despite the gray skies, everyone was             check presentation. Mama’s Family is
                       full of sunshine, buoyed by a sense              endlessly generous to us and we thank                                                                    bcef_events
                       of service and dedication to people              you!!                                                                                                    barechestmen

                                                                                                                     suzan revah Presents:
                       have a FunDraiSinG iDea?                         2012 Bare CheST CaLenDar                     naSTY, a FiLThY FunDraiSer                      LiCk iT!
                       If you’d like to produce a                       since 1984 the bare chest calendar men       The Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street              The Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street
                       community event that benefits                    have been raising funds for aIDs emergency   First Fridays, 10:00pm – 1:00am                 Second Fridays, 10:00pm – 1:00am
                       aef and/or bcef please visit:                    fund and Positive resource center. Do
                                                                                                                     now in its second amazing year, Suzan           what do you have a taste for? hosted by
                                    you have what it takes to be a bare chest
                                                                                                                     Revah’s little idea for some casual friday      Lance holman (mr. may 2009 bare chest
                                   calendar man?
                                                                                                                     night cruising and general wackiness            calendar), this hot and tasty monthly party
                       or you can contact:                              more info:                 continues to bring out the boys. get filthy     steams up the Powerhouse with lickable
                       Sean Greene                                      find us on Facebook: barechestcalendar       and have fun while raising money for aef.       go-go dancers, decadent raffles, body shots,
                       Volunteer & communications manager               follow us on Twitter: barechestmen           there is a $5 suggested donation at the door.   ms. V at the bootblack stand, and much more.
                                                                                                                                          get your taste buds excited while raising
                                                                        2012 semI-fInaLs                             Donations collected august to october for
                                                                                                                                                                     funds for breast cancer emergency fund.
                                            January through May                          aef clients: $ 2,424.00
                       415.558.6999 x225                                The Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street                                                           Donations collected august to october for
                                                                                                                     upcoming Dates:
                                                                                                                                                                     bcef clients: $1,002.00
                                                                        Thursdays, 9:30pm – Midnight                 Friday, December 01
                       BeCoMe a voLunTeer                               thursday, January 20                         Friday, January 07                              upcoming Dates:
                       to get more information about how you can        thursday, January 27                         Friday, February 04                             Friday, December 10
                       volunteer for aef and/or bcef please visit:      thursday, february 03                                                                        Friday, January 14
                                   thursday, february 17                        more info:                                      Friday, February 11
                                  thursday, february 24              
                                                                        thursday, march 03                                            more Info:
                       or you can contact:                              thursday, march 17                 
                       Sean Greene                                      thursday, march 24                                                                           wanna VoLunteer at LIck It?
                       Volunteer & communications manager               thursday, march 31                           wanna VoLunteer at nastY?                       sign up at:
                                             thursday, april 07                           sign up at:
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    7                                                               1. Host Committee Members
                                                                            Veronica LaBeau and
                                                                                   Barbara Klein
                                                                           2. MC Lenny Broberg,
                                                                       Host Committee Member
                                                                            Elaine LaMastra and
                                                                     Super Volunteer Stan Wong
                                                                          3. Steering Committee
                                                                    Members Dorothy Compeau
                                                                    and Erin McCaffrey Lumpkin
                                                                                    4. Ambiance
                                                                          5. BCEF Supporter Jee
                                                                          Wippurfurth, Steering
                                       12                           Committee Co-Chair & BCEF
                                                                  Board Vice Chair Neil Figurelli,
    10                                               13            Event Sponsor Sharon Tetlow
             11                                                      6. Host Committee Member
                                                                         Donna Sachet with BCEF
                                                                   Supporters Phyllis Schoenwald
                                                                           and Richard Goldman
                                                                 7. Steering Committee Member
                                                                        Arianne Nichol and Host
                                                                Committee Member Elyssa Thorp
                                                                              8. Event Sponsors
                                                                 Greg Boudreaux and Rose Coyle
                                                                    9. Host Committee Member
                                                                             Alan Svenson with
                                                                       Bloomingdale’s Sponsors
                                                                   Amanda Adams, Bailey Locke,
                                                                                   Severin Peck
                                                                   10. Special Guest Lee DeWyze
                                                                           11. BCEF Supporters
        14                                                         Kim Snyder and Rachel Mann
                                                                   12. Host Committee Members
                                                                     Michael and Marilyn Cabak
                                                                            13. BCEF Supporters
                                                                    Marie Mitchell, Irene Bechtel
                                                16                      and Ann Lawrence with
                                                                      Event Sponsor John Rosin
                                                                            14. BCEF Supporters
                                                                   Marsha Munro, Trisha Loucks,
                                                                 Host Committee Member Elaine
                                                                       Mellis and Sandy Mandel
                                                                15. Event Sponsors Judith Branch
                                                                               and Chase Young
                                                                 16. BCEF Supporters Heddie Chu
                                                                (L) and Russ Naylor (R) with Host
                                                              Committee Member Hon. Fiona Ma
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                                                       Giving Thanks
               12.17.10                                                      I feel like maybe,             in September and raised almost           lights. The Fairmont Hotel hosted
           Pledge:                                                         just maybe, our                  $10,000 for AEF. Sandy “Mama”            This Old Bag’s purse preview party
        Fraternal                                                          economy is turning               Reinhardt and Mark Paladini              in their luxury penthouse suite. And
           Fridays                                                         a corner. It seems               pulled off another BCEF awards           more than 25 restaurants, bars and
     at the Lookout
                                                    more and more                    event that also raised about $10,000,    merchants turned over 25% of the
               01.14.11                                                    clear to me that                 as did Mama’s Leather Walk event a       nightly gross receipts at Dine – Shop
               lick it!                                                    the community is                 few weeks later. Donna Sachet sold       – Drink ! Around. Times are tight,
 at the Powerhouse                                      continuing to be generous to those                  out her three-night run of Songs of      but apparently generosity prevails.
                                                        most in need and continuing to sup-                 the Season. The Bare Chest Calen-           I could go on with points about
               01.20.11                                 port safety net services like AEF                   dar men raised a record $38,000 at       individual donors, modest increases
      Bare chest                                        and BCEF. While we still struggle to                their auction in August. If we were      in workplace giving programs, car
       calendar                                         respond to the record numbers of                    really in the third year of a down-      donations, and an upswing in change
    semi-Final #1
                                 clients seeking assistance, I do feel               ward slide, surely some of these folks   in penny jars, etc., but I trust I have
               02.04.11                                 the community is rallying around                    would have thrown in the towel and       made my point. A thousand small
  nasty second                                          those in greatest need and the agen-                declared a year off. But they haven’t.   acts of kindness do add up. And
   anniversary                                          cies that serve them. I will hold onto                 Point 2: Local businesses are         we are grateful to you for each of
 at the Powerhouse
                                                        this belief until proven wrong. Why?                pitching in. Zephyr Real Estate          those acts, not matter how large or
                                                        Because of a “Thousand Points of                    re-upped as the presenting sponsor       small. In this holiday season, we are
                                                        Light,” (not that I ever thought I’d                of Dine – Shop – Drink ! Around.         certainly happy to be giving thanks!
    aPPreciation                                        be quoting Bush the Elder!)                         Ike’s donated 200 sandwiches to             Happy Holidays and best wishes for
           Party                                           Point 1: People keep putting on                  AEF’s Castro County Fair, and Ran-       a healthy and prosperous 2011 from
at Yerba buena bowL                                     events. Bill and Andy of BigMuscle.                 dall Schiller Productions donated        everyone here at AEF and BCEF. |
                                                        com hosted their meet-and-greet                     all the labor for the fair’s sound and

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