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Associate Membership

Associates Members assist Full Members in promoting a good image of the Atons. Individuals with limited time and commitment assist Full Members in carrying out the club's goals and objectives by helping conduct fund-raisers, bar events, campouts, and runs. Associates can wear their club patch with pride in knowing that the Atons is one of the oldest surviving leather/levi clubs in the nation. As a nationally recognized club the Atons are know everywhere. As a patch holder, an Associate is an ambassador of the club and will be warmly received by clubs everywhere. In appreciation of Associates' good works Associates are invited to special club events throughout the year such as our annual Holiday Party in December and Pool Party or outing during the summer.

Associate Membership Requirements

Associate members residing 50 or more miles from Minneapolis (At Large Associate) are encouraged to attend at least one designated major Atons event. Associate members residing within 50 miles of Minneapolis (Local Associate) are required to attend at least one designated major Atons event each year and are required to attend at least four other events. A major event is the annual installation banquet (January) and our run or campout (July). Other events are our Holiday Fund-raiser (December), monthly leather/levi nights at a local bar, road trips to other cities, and monthly bar nights and fundraisers.

Dues and Cost

Membership requires an entrance fee of $25.00. This fee includes the cost of an associate patch and one year's dues. The fee must accompany the application. In the event the prospective associate member is not accepted, the fee will be returned.

Associate member annual dues are $20 payable April 1st of each year regardless of the effective date of associate membership.

Questions regarding application for associate membership should be directed to the Vice-President.


About the Atons

The Atons of Minneapolis , founded in 1972, is one of the nation's oldest active gay men's Leather / Levi social fraternity. We are dedicated to promoting a positive image of our lifestyle through our various social activities. As part of our mission, we work to encourage local, national and international fellowship. We also work to foster both the unity and diversity of the leather community.

Contact Details

Atons of Minneapolis

PO Box 580517
Minneapolis, MN 

Voicemail: 612-562-8667

Want to Join the Atons?

The Atons are currently accepting applications for new Associate Members and pledges, which is the first step in becoming a Full Member. 

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