Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas
|Type||CA non-profit entity|
|Headquarters||Garden Grove, Orange County, California|
Director and President Emeritus
The Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas (FORBS) is an American organization for men who look like Santa Claus and make a vow to promote a positive image of Santa. All members, as the name states, must have real beards. The organization meets monthly and hosts seminars as well as classes. It has approximately 850 members in 16 chapters. Membership dues are $25 per year.
The Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas was formed as a splinter group of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas after a disagreement over leadership and membership qualifications.
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