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DP Membership drive

Regarding Membership.

I have had some private questions and want to also answer them on the lists.
Diverse Paths was created in Jan02 to provide a safe place for individuals and groups to come together and build up the Oklahoma community. The goals were pretty lofty and some had to be set aside, pushed back or even changed to adapt and make room for what the current participants wanted.
Members have shaped this place into something few thought was possible here in Oklahoma and the atmosphere of this place is amazing.
That is because of the membership.
Volunteers help keep it running and looking nice and getting better all the time.
Volunteers help us put on classes and even bigger events like this past weekend.
But every single person who is a member or a guest who walks through these doors contributes to the energy and atmosphere that is what really sets the place apart from so many dungeons.

Those who come here to find a one night stand soon find this place is not among the best spots for a quick and easy lay. Those who come looking to stir up trouble or get their Egos stroked and find a following of sycophants find the attitude of real people who do this (and many of them for years) on a regular or even full time basis not conducive and adjust or leave.
Some stir up trouble off the premises of course, because the idea of a place where people don't worship them or bow to every word is threatening.

But the PEOPLE who are interested in being out among kinky and lifestyle friends have found a second home here.
Whether they come to play, watch or just to hang out with friends in an environment where they can be open about this part of their lives those kind of people find this place wonderful and uplifting.
People walk out of DP refreshed and happy and I hope learn something new most of the time.
People make new friends and keep in touch with old ones.

All of that is possible and ONLY possible because of the quality of our membership and the dedication to keeping the space safe and friendly.

Diverse Paths is a private club, both for legal reasons and to protect the quality of our space.
Membership itself is just $20 a month which covers admittance to all the regular parties, that is usually every Saturday and the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
Members can bring guests for $10 each, and our munches or classes are good times for that to happen.
The playspace is over 2,000 sq feet and is large enough to have plenty of action, with a large social area and 2 bathrooms beyond that. We even have a covered smoking area for when it rains or just gets chilly.

That is right, membership covers access to a party almost every Saturday of the year and up to 2 Fridays a month.
As membership grows we may open more often and present additional opportunities.
We host groups in the off hours and are available to serve the community in many ways.
We also have great classes and other events, like the upcoming Fetish market in Dec.

DP has been open over 3 years now and as we wind down this year were offering an additional month for those who sign up at the quarterly rate.
Think about that, for just $20 a month you can provide for yourself a place to go out among friends and watch other kinky naked people get beat, set each other on fire, get suspended, dance on their toes or get zapped!
Or of course play with your partner or maybe meet one and use some great equipment in a clean and comfortable space with plenty to watch your actions if your an exhibitionist or play early or late if your shy.
Or if your not in the mood for public play you can just hang out with like minded friends.
Its a safe place to meet a prospective Dom or Sub and a great place to hone your skills and learn new styles.

And all that is just the regular activities which you can get for as little as $3 night!
Additionally of course we have classes and other events and we have them often.

If you haven't joined or maybe let your membership lapse because its easy to put off please think about joining now.
As we grow we just get better, some of or members haven't been here in awhile, though they still pay because they want to know DP will be here for them when life allows. Others just think the concept of a dungeon space in OKC so novel they want to support it and be a part even if they cant get out.
Some members just procrastinate or are waiting till everything is "perfect" or the membership is large enough that the place is always packed, however it only grows with those who do join so there is a time when its self fulfilling.
In joining you help it grow not just by yourself but by encouraging others and helping them get the opportunity a place like DP provides.
Others have put off joining because they do not have a partner to come with, yet if they were regulars here they probably would have solved that by now.
Some see political or personality conflicts in the community and are afraid there would be some here if they walked in. Those need to know we don't like it here and curb it as much as possible and that DP is probably the most drama free space in OKC. It really is what the MEMBERS make of it.
Some don't join because they don't like to play in public, however we have no rule forcing you to play (a few clubs I've been a member of did have that rule but not DP) and it is amazing how empowering it can be to just hang out with friends.

DP is a great place and if you haven't signed up or let your membership lapse then your depriving yourself of something many of us have enjoyed for 3 years!

So sign up now and lets end the year on an even bigger upswing and surge into the New year even stronger !!
Oklahoma deserves it and so do the rest of us!
Rory
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