September 1, 2016
The Centaur MC are pleased to be the recipients of the 2016 Pantheon of Leather Award for Large Event of the Year for Mid-Altantic Leather Weekend along with Toronto Leather Pride Weekend.
Some 200 individuals, clubs, businesses and organizations are nominated for the Pantheon of Leather Award. This year the awards were presented at the Doubletree Dallas By Hilton in Dallas, TX on Thursday night, September 1 during International Leather Sir, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack 2016 (ILSLb ICBB) Weekend.
There are 26 categories in which a Selection Panel comprised of 2015 Award recipients, two categories where the honorees are selected by popular write-in vote and one category where Pantheon of Leather president and founder Dave Rhodes unilaterally selects four individuals to be honored.
The first Pantheon of Leather was held at the Circus Disco in Hollywood, CA in January 1991. Since then, Pantheon has been held in Los Angeles, Orlando, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and now Dallas. In that time almost 600 Awards have been presented.
The Centaur MC wish to extend our congratulations to our Pantheon of Leather-Nominated Brothers:
John Peter (JP) Halford
Your nomination is a ringing endorsement of your exceptional representation in the community.
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”
Please join the Centaur MC as we celebrate the life of our brother John Bonnage.
Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
1315 K St, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Some member may migrate to John’s favorite bar, the Green Lantern afterwards
It is with great sadness that we note our recent discovery that Centaur Alumnus and former Highwayman, Doug Hein, passed away on June 21, 2014, at the Washington, DC, VA Medical center. It was only through a random search that we discovered his obituary Douglas Hein’s Obituary on Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Once ready to jump into most any club activity, Doug’s memory had been failing some years ago. His family did not reach out and may not have known of his fraternal associations. Those who knew him well will remember him fondly.
It is with a very heavy heart that this will be my last post as President but today (1/26/2015) the club lost an amazing man. I was very proud to call him brother, honored to call him friend and fortunate to have had him as an advisor. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. John Bonage you will forever be in our hearts and your guidance in the club and mentorship to so many will be greatly missed.
Todd White – President Centaur MC
1950 – 2013
Gary Floyd. member of the Centaur M/C passed away July 23, 2013. Gary was the first member of the club. He was also the first Manager of the Leather Rack when the store was located in the DC Eagle. He later was the manager of the Leather Rack located on Connecticut Ave NW. He was President of the BHT charity organization.
Gary was a devout Washington Redskins fan. He was loved by so many members of the gay and lesbian leather community in the metro area. Gary is survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Condolences can be sent to his brother David Floyd, 1800 Power St., McKeesport, PA. 15136
Service will be held Sunday July 28. 2013 11AM at St Stephens Episcopal Church, 220 8th St (cor of Walnut) McKeesport. PA.
In lieu of flowers a donation could be made in his name to your local LGBT organization if you wish.
We are going to miss our Gary “Flossie” Floyd so very much..He was such a great leatherman.
It is with a heavy heart to announce that Centaur Brother Gary Floyd passed away last evening on Monday, July 22, 2013.
Although many never had an opportunity to meet or know him, Gary has been alumni for a number of years and was always a true Centaur. Gary was the senior living member of the Centaurs with over 40 years of service to the club.
Gary was known for many years for his time at the Leather Rack, first with Dick Cogan and later with Jim McGlade. Please keep Gary and his family in your prayers.
The club will post memorial services once they are learned.
Gary Floyd, Centaur MC Member since 1973