GBACG Past Events


GBACG History

In the fall of 1990, Jana Keeler and Jwlhyfer de Winter met at the Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire and talked about their ideas for forming a costume group. They wanted to create an environment where people with myriad interests could share their knowledge and love of costuming. From that conversation was born Dreamers of Decadence, the Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild, as a chapter of the International Costumers Guild.

The first event was held on October 14, 1990. It was a gathering of 25 people in the Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The theme was period and fantasy-inspired dress from the dawn of time to the 1930s.

After that first successful event, Jana and Jwlhyfer held an organizational meeting on March 3, 1991. The group name was chosen. Jana and Jwlhyfer were elected as Co-Presidents. Bruce MacDermott was the Treasurer and Denisen (Fraser) Hartlove was the Secretary. From the beginning, many people have contributed their time and talent to make GBACG into the organization it is today.

Past GBACG Board Members

President

  • Deborah Borlase - 2011-2012
  • Diana Habra (Rotheneder) - 2008-2010
  • Kendra Van Cleave - 2004-2007
  • Tony Lunn - 2000-2002, 2003-2004,
  • Trystan Bass - 1996-1998
  • Jwlhyfer de Winter & Jana Keeler - 1990-1991

Treasurer

  • George McQuary - 2009-2012
  • Mercurio Ekateran - 2006-2008
  • Jana Keeler - 2000-2005
  • Bruce MacDermott - 1990-1991

Secretary

  • Angela Grimes - 2012
  • Virginia Solomon - 2011
  • Sahrye Cohen - 2009-2010
  • Cynthia Howell - 2008
  • Diana Habra (Rotheneder) - 2006-2007
  • Mercurio Ekateran - 2004-2005
  • Kendra Van Cleave - Sept 2003-2004
  • Jana Keeler - Jan-Aug 2003
  • Christine James - 2001-2002
  • Victoria Meyn - 2000
  • Trystan Bass - 1995
  • Denison (Fraser) Hartlove - 1990-1991

Membership Coordinator

  • Kathe Gust - 2012

Newsletter Editor

  • Catherine Scholar - 2010-2012
  • Kendra Van Cleave - 2008
  • Teresa (Shobe) Liao - 2005-2007
  • Trystan Bass - 2004
  • Sally Norton - 2000-2003
  • Danine Cozzens - 1998, 2001
  • Eleanor M Farrell - 1990-1996

Website Administrator

  • Bridget Bradley-Scaife - 2006-2012
  • Sally Norton - 2000-2005
  • Trystan Bass - 1996-1999

Event Coordinator

  • Sahrye Cohen - 2011-2012
  • Deborah Borlase - 2009-2010
  • Lisa VandenBerghe - 2008
  • Jana Keeler - 2007
  • Frannie Germeshausen - 2002-2006
  • Kathleen Farrell - 2001
  • Sally Norton - 2000

Workshop Coordinator

  • Mia Jackson - 2009-2012
  • Katie Vardjian - 2007-2008
  • Lynne Taylor (Seavers) - 2004-2006
  • Lynne Taylor (Seavers) & Jwlhyfer de Winter - 2002-2003
  • Kij Greenwood - 2001-2002
  • Yvette Keller - 2000

Costume Academy Coordinator

  • Cynthia Howell - 2009-2012

Costume Salon Coordinator

  • Lisa Swehla - 2007-2012

Costume Clinic Coordinator (Retired Position)

  • Jwlhyfer de Winter - 2004-2006

Community Liaison

  • Linda Wenzelburger - 2009-2010
  • Sally Norton - 2006-2008
  • Danine Cozzens - 2001-2002
  • Christine James - 2000

Convention Liaison (Retired Position)

  • Linda Wenzelburger - 2006-2008

Member at Large

  • Tara Munier - 2012
  • Gailynn Bouret - 2012
  • Kali Pappas - 2011
  • Frannie Germeshausen - 2009-2010
  • Sally Norton - 2009-2012
  • Teresa Liao - 2008
  • Lisa Swehla - 2006
  • Katie Vardigan - 2006
  • Jana Keeler - 2006

***If you information on GBACG Board Members prior to the year 2000, please email the Membership Coordinator at .