2019 Officer Banquet

We held our annual officers’ installation banquet on February 3rd at Elsie’s. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the banquet to welcome our president Andrew B., vice-president Bobbie S., treasurer Ken K., and secretary Randy I.

Atons 2019 Officers, l-r Randy I, Bobbie S, Andrew B, Ken K

Following the dinner and officer installations, we welcomed two new honorary lifetime associates, Vicki K. and David C. We presented the 2018 Associate of the Year award to Cali P, and the 2018 Friends of the Atons to The Knights of Leather.

We created a new award this year to continue Sam Carlisle’s legacy of working to build our communities. The first Sam Carlisle Torch Award was presented to the Twin Cities Cavern Dwellers.

Following the awards, 2019 President Andrew surprised 2018 President Randy with one extra gift, a bust of Anubis, to show our appreciation for the three years that Randy served as president.

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December Update

The Atons spent a lot of time together in December at the Atons Holiday Fundraiser, the club Holiday Party, and at the general meeting.  

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, money, gear, gifts, and holiday cheer to the Atons Holiday Fundraiser on Sunday at The Saloon. We had a blast and raised over $1000 for Youthlink MN.

Thank you to David, Bobbie, and Vicki for creating such a warm and wonderful home to host the Atons club holiday party. And congratulations to Sargent Major for entertaining us with your unfortunate gifts. We know Riches will put them to good use.

Then on Sunday, as we were recovering from the great food at the party, we had our monthly general meeting. We held our annual office elections and selected our 2019 officers, which we will announce in January. Thank you to Randy, Kurt, Ken, and Andrew for serving as our 2018 officers.

Here is a list of all of our upcoming events:

  • January 5: Catastrophe @ The Saloon, 6–9 pm
  • January 12: Atons L&L @ Khan’s Mongolian Barbeque in Richfield, 7–9 pm
  • January 13: Atons January General Meeting @ Andrew’s, 4:30 closed, 5:30 open
  • January 20: Twin Cities T-Rexx Ransom Event @ The Saloon, 5–8 pm
  • January 26: Pups After Dark @ Lush (Atons are sponsors)
  • February 3: Atons 2019 Officers Banquet @ Elsie’s
  • February 16-19: Twin Cities Leather Weekend (Atons are sponsors)
  • March 2: Knights of Leather & Atons take over The Main Club @ The Main Club, Superior, WI

Please have a happy, warm, and comfortable December and a happy new year!


November Update

The Atons have had a busy November, and it’s not even half way done yet.

We had our annual Halloween party on November 3rd. We had over 50 people signed up for the party. The co-winners of our costume contest were Riche’s and Lady Corrie.

On Saturday, November 10th we traveled over to St. Paul to enjoy the wonderful food at Moscow On The Hill.

And then this Sunday we had our monthly general meeting. This month Kurt hosted the meeting at the meeting space at Twin Cities Leather & Latte.

Here are a few highlights from the meeting:

  • Atons Holiday Fundraiser – Sunday, December 2nd at The Saloon
    • We will be hosting a silent auction this year, just like we used to. We are asking for donations, such as leather, gear, and services. We do take used leather and gear. It’s a good time to sort and clean out your closets. Kurt and volunteers will help get it ready to auction off. The beneficiary this year is Youth Link Minnesota’s Saville Fund. 
  • Atons Club Holiday Party – Saturday, December 8th at David and Bobbie’s
    • This is the private club holiday party for all members and associates. Invitations will be going out very soon.
  • Atons 2019 Officer Banquet – Sunday, February 3rd at Elsie’s
    • We are finalizing the details for our annual banquet. This event is open to all members, associates, and community members.