Wanna Join Our
Band Of Jolly Jents?
Well, if you grow & maintain your
own beard in order to portray Santa, you can join the
Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas (FORBS)--
the 501(c)7 organization we founded in 2008 to support & serve all the
noble men who know the joys & challenges of being Santa 24/7/365-- all
Santas of the OC
are also FORBS
members in good standing
Next, you must attend three (3) Chapter meetings in a single year-- or
two (2) meetings for each of three (3) consecutive years; and attending
our annual Santa Reunion Luncheon does
count as one of your meetings!Our SoCal Santa Luncheon
(now in its 19th
year) is the Santa World's oldest & most successful annual
event-- it has spawned FOUR national conventions, THREE international
Santa organizations, and COUNTLESS documentaries, feature films, radio &
TV shows, books, articles, etc...
Finally, you'll need two (2) SotOC members to sponsor your application--
at least one of whom must stand with you at the meeting when we vote; by
joining, you'll also be subscribing to our chapter's founding
SotOC Goals & Tenets
We are all members in good
standing of FORBS.
gather occasionally for social interaction and to enhance the spirit
will consider other Santas of the OC for appearances we cannot
are first and foremost – Santa 24/7 In Season.
strive always to spread the joy & happiness of Santa, and love
pledge to help each other in the best interest of children and the
seek to donate a portion of our time & effort to available children’s causes.
pledge to be vigilant of our public image at all times.
respect and encourage each Santa’s individual approach to being
seek to learn new skills to enhance our ability & enjoyment of being
The chapter doesn't charge annual dues,
but there is a one-time registration processing fee of $10
(waived for FORBS Life Members).
For your convenience, fully interactive
Registration Forms are available in both Adobe (.pdf) and Microsoft
(.doc) formats; you may pay the processing fee using any major credit
card via PayPal --please make your selections using the navigation panel
at left .
If you have any further questions or problems, or if anything is
CLICK HERE to let us know-- or call (949) 481-6356 for assistance.