About the Society of Santa

Our membership consists of a regional group of professional character performers and entertainers including those who perform as Santas, Mrs. Clauses, Elves, Helpers, Photographers and others, including Actors, Face Painters, Easter Bunnies, Magicians , Musicians, Singers and other Holiday Performers. 


We presently have both performing and non-performing members who have joined together to share their experiences and traditions of Christmas performance.   


We meet in January, March, May, July, September and October at various locations around Denver, Colorado. Please check the events listed on our Home Page or our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/SocietyofSanta for dates, times and locations. 

History of the Society of Santa

Terms of office run from July 1st to  June 30th of the following year.
Some of the offices are term-limited by our By-Laws. 

2018 — 2019

Moderator — John Chilson

Vice-Moderator — Carol Lee

Secretary — Gary Jones, Moderator Emeritus

Treasurer — JJ Blackburn

Membership — Steve Patterson

Member at Large — Dottie Gerlick

Member at Large — Mike Gerlick


This year was a time of change. Effective January 1, 2019 SOS no longer has performance liability insurance available to our members.

We also took over the design and maintenance of our website, including providing a personal web page to each of our members.

2017 — 2018

Moderator — Gary Jones

Vice-Moderator — John Chilson

Secretary — Mike Gerlick

Treasurer — JJ Blackburn

Membership — Steve Patterson

Member at Large — Dottie Gerlick

Member at Large —  Bill McPherson

Member at Large — Don Gerardo

Member at Large — James Roach

2016 — 2017

Moderator — Gary Jones
Vice-Moderator — John Chilson
Secretary — Mike Gerlick
Treasurer — JJ Blackburn
Membership — Steve Patterson
Member at Large — Dottie Gerlick
Member at Large —  Bill McPherson
Member at Large — Don Gerardo
Member at Large — James Roach

2015 — 2016

Moderator — Mike Gerlick

Vice–Moderator —

Secretary — Dottie Gerlick 

Treasurer — JJ Blackburn 

Membership — Steve Patterson 

2014 — 2015

Moderator — Mike Gerlick 

Vice–Moderator —

Secretary — Dottie Gerlick 

Treasurer — JJ Blackburn 

Membership — Steve Patterson 

2013 — 2014

Moderator — Carol Lee

2012 — 2013

Moderator — Carol Lee 

2011 — 2012

Moderator — Jim Roach

2010 — 2011

Moderator — Jim Roach

2009 — 2010

Moderator — Dave Christopherson

2008 — 2009

OUR FOUNDING YEAR

Steve Patterson  —  Moderator

Prior to 2008

2003 — 2008

A group of Santas and Mrs. Claus began meeting informally in 2003 based on a mutual need for camaraderie and professional continuing education.


They soon became part of AORBS, the Amalgamated Order of Real bearded Santas with Steve Patterson as Moderator beginning in 2006.

After AORBS disbanded, on September 13, 2007, we became the Society of Santa. We are a Colorado Limited Liability Company organized as an Unincorporated Association.