Minnesota Furs https://www.mnfurs.org The central community site of Minnesota Furry Fandom Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:26:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2018 MNFurs Board of Directors Candidates https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/2018-mnfurs-board-directors-candidates/ Sat, 03 Feb 2018 23:39:21 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=50670 Nominations have closed for the Minnesota Furs Board of Directors, and we have four candidates running for two seats. Charles, one of the current board members is running for reelection. Additional candidates running are Cody “Kizith” Czora, Ha-neul “Wintermane” Park, …

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Nominations have closed for the Minnesota Furs Board of Directors, and we have four candidates running for two seats. Charles, one of the current board members is running for reelection. Additional candidates running are Cody “Kizith” Czora, Ha-neul “Wintermane” Park, and William “Grumble” Arden. All candidates are members of Minnesota Furs and have 20 or more volunteer hours.

Watch for further announcements to learn more about your candidates and voting information. Make sure you have 20 or more volunteer hours by March 1st, 2018 to be eligible to vote.

Thank you,
MNFurs Election Committee

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Holiday Party Reminders! https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/holiday-party-reminders/ https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/holiday-party-reminders/#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:16:21 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=50586

Hey there!  The Holiday Party is soon to be around the corner and with that I have some final reminders for everyone!

  • For anyone doing public skating before the party, this runs from 12:00 – 2:00

  • Anyone doing public skating

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Hey there!  The Holiday Party is soon to be around the corner and with that I have some final reminders for everyone!

  • For anyone doing public skating before the party, this runs from 12:00 – 2:00

  • Anyone doing public skating while in a fursuit, please have a handler with you.  If you choose to not have a handler, please be careful around other guests skating

  • The party starts at 2:00 and ends at 8:00 with party tear-down starting about a half-hour prior

  • There will be hard badges available for sale for $15. This helps us continue to run these amazing events.
  • Fursuit changing can be done in our party room or the public restrooms close by

  • The party is a potluck event so please bring a fun holiday food and/or beverage item to share

  • There is a fun gift exchange you can participate in.  To participate, get a gift between $5-$20, make a gift, or donate a gift and wrap it up festively

  • Sign-up for the gift exchange will be held at the party by the Christmas tree with gifts underneath

  • There will be a fun holiday-themed photoshoot as well as a big group photo

  • During the party you can also register for Furry Migration in September

  • There will be merchandise available to purchase

  • Lastly, remember to have fun!

Please remember to e-mail questions/concerns to events@mnfurs.org

Questions and concerns can also be posted in the General Discussion and Potluck sub-forum.  For more direct contact, feel free to message on Telegram @DrakeM or Twitter @BizDrake

Thank you!

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MNFurs 2018 Holiday Party https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/group-event/mnfurs-2018-holiday-party/ Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:11:18 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=50278 Hello MNFurs Community! The temperatures are cold and crisp and the snow is falling outside. Come on indoors and join your fuzzy community members for a fun holiday party. We are back at the Roseville MN Oval and we will …

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Hello MNFurs Community! The temperatures are cold and crisp and the snow is falling outside. Come on indoors and join your fuzzy community members for a fun holiday party. We are back at the Roseville MN Oval and we will have many fun activities throughout the party. There will be a gift exchange, holiday photo shoot, big group photo, & other fun activities. This also a potluck-style event so please share a fun holiday food and/or beverage item for all.

For fursuit changing, please utilize the facility restrooms close to our reserved room. You can also find any free space not in the way of others for changing if necessary.

Please review the information for the party and please let us know if there are any questions!

Date: January 21st, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113
Cost: Free
Food: Potluck-style, please bring a food and/or beverage item to share (alcoholic items are NOT allowed)
Fursuit Friendly?: Yes, feel free to bring your partial or full fursuits

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2018 MNFurs Elections https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/2018-mnfurs-elections/ Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:00:51 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=50267 Minnesota Furs is gearing up for its annual elections this March. These elections determine who will sit on the Board of Directors, lead MNFurs, and shape our future. We have two seats that are up for grabs this year. This …

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Minnesota Furs is gearing up for its annual elections this March. These elections determine who will sit on the Board of Directors, lead MNFurs, and shape our future. We have two seats that are up for grabs this year. This is your chance to lead and help affect this great group in exciting ways!

The Board, what is it all about and what do they do? The Minnesota Furs Board of Directors oversees the organization’s fiduciary responsibilities and day to day operations. Directors work at large, meaning that they do not get elected to specific positions, they take on responsibilities based on their skillsets. Ideally, they are managers who steer the organization in the direction of the communities wishes. Time requirements include up to 12 monthly meetings, a weekend retreat, any training to meet state and federal requirements and be part of the community at large.

Candidates must be nominated for the seat, by yourself or another, and submit it to elections@mnfurs.org for formal recognition. At the time of submission, the nominee must have completed at least 20 volunteer hours for MNFurs and/or Furry Migration, and be a member in good standing.

We have several opportunities planned for candidates to present themselves to the community. Ranging from a mid-day debate followed by a lunch social afterward to commercials and various online postings, all designed for you to get your word out to the voting membership. The voters must also have to have completed at least 20 hours of volunteering by March 1st before they can decide on who they’d like to lead the group forward!

Dates of Interest for Candidates and Voters

  • 1/2 January Board Meeting
  • 1/21 Oval Fur Meet and Holiday Party
  • 1/31 Candidate Nominations Close
  • 2/6 February Board Meeting
  • 2/2 Send candidates their questionnaire
  • 2/11 Shoot Candidate commercials
  • 2/15 Candidate questionnaires are due
  • 2/25 Oval Meet
  • 3/1 Deadline to submit Volunteer Hours. Hours must be submitted to vote!
  • 3/6 March Board Meeting
  • 3/3 Discussion at Northeast Library 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • 3/3 Lunch at TBD for more individual Q&A with candidates 1:30-3:30 PM
  • 3/4 Absentee voting begins
  • 3/11 (Sun) FM Concom, Potluck, and Voting
  • 3/17 Absentee voting Ends
  • 3/25 Oval Meet – Final Voting, and Ballot Tally @ 7:30PM & Post Election Results
  • 4/2 April Board Meeting
  • 4/20-22 Board Retreat

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at elections@mnfurs.org

Thank you,

MNFurs Election Committee

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Petco Tree of Hope Fundraiser https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/group-event/community-event/petco-tree-hope-fundraiser-2/ https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/group-event/community-event/petco-tree-hope-fundraiser-2/#comments Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:32:42 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=49948

Hey there! Come on down and join us for another round of Petco’s annual Tree of Hope fundraiser. We are looking for people who want to come out and suit and dance to music and help raise money for the

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Hey there! Come on down and join us for another round of Petco’s annual Tree of Hope fundraiser. We are looking for people who want to come out and suit and dance to music and help raise money for the adoption groups. We are also looking for a few handlers to help with suiters when they need assistance.

If the weather is bad on any of the scheduled Saturdays we will try for a Sunday. If you are interested in any of the scheduled days, please let us know which dates you can attend and if you will be suiting or handling.

Date: November 18 + December 9, 16, 23, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Petco Animal Supplies – 3380 124th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Cost: Free to attend

RSVP?: Yes

Fursuit Friendly?: Yes, feel free to bring your partial or full fursuits

Notes: There will be music to dance to, you will be around animals mostly dogs.

Please contact @shadowrunner with the dates you can attend and if you will be suiting or handling.

If you are not on the list please only show up to donate as nonparticipants make the space crowded.

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Introduction to Furry for Parents https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/introduction-furry-parents/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:01:53 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=49920 Gasp! You’re a parent and you just found out that your kid is a furry! What does this mean? Where do you go from here?

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Gasp! You’re a parent and you just found out that your kid is a furry! What does this mean? Where do you go from here?

Youth in the furry fandom is a growing demographic and as parents, we want to give you the information you need to help support your kids and understand what this whole, “Furry thing” is all about.

Check out our informative guide under the Community tab at the top of the webpage or by clicking here. If you are looking to get more involved and want to help with our expanded Youth Programming, we are having a Parent Round Table at our next Oval Meet on November 19th.

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MNFurs November Community Bowling https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/mnfurs-november-community-bowling-2/ https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/mnfurs-november-community-bowling-2/#comments Fri, 27 Oct 2017 01:09:36 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=49770 Hey everyone, it’s that time again for another fun round of community bowling. Come and join your fuzzy friends for some rounds of unlimited bowling. We will be back at the Super Bowl again in Ramsey so plan your travel …

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Hey everyone, it’s that time again for another fun round of community bowling. Come and join your fuzzy friends for some rounds of unlimited bowling. We will be back at the Super Bowl again in Ramsey so plan your travel routes accordingly. Remember that they also have a Pub with great food and drinks and an arcade area full of fun games!

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 9:00pm – 1:00am

Location: Super Bowl – 6720 Riverdale Dr. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303

Cost: $12.99 unlimited bowling + tax (shoes included if not suiting)

Food: $3.79 – $17.99

RSVP?: Yes

Fursuit Friendly?: Yes, feel free to bring your partial or full fursuits

Notes: Last 4-5 lanes reserved and Viking Room for changing and storage

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Halloween in Duluth https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/group-event/community-event/halloween-in-duluth/ https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/group-event/community-event/halloween-in-duluth/#comments Fri, 27 Oct 2017 01:01:07 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=49765 Hey everyone!  The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are turning those autumn colors, & a spooky holiday is slowly creeping in.  That’s right, Halloween is going to be upon us soon and there are fun opportunities up in the northern …

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Hey everyone!  The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are turning those autumn colors, & a spooky holiday is slowly creeping in.  That’s right, Halloween is going to be upon us soon and there are fun opportunities up in the northern spectrum of MN.

Come on up to Duluth and join Erdrick and others for a fun spooky-themed gathering.  The main event will be happening at the Incline Station bowling alley.  Pricing and additional information are below and please ask questions if any arise!

Date: October 28, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Famous Dave’s & 8:30pm – 10:30pm at Incline Station

Location: Famous Dave’s – 355 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802 and Incline Station – 601 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

Cost: $10.00 – $15.00 average meal at Famous Dave’s and at Incline Station

Bowling Cost:  $8.95 + tax  (Group rate)

Food: Please refer to the information above in the Cost section and menu links in Notes section

RSVP?: Yes

Fursuit Friendly?: Yes, feel free to bring your partial or full fursuits to Adventure Zone, but not Famous Dave’s

Notes: Famous Dave’s info link – https://www.famousdaves.com/dinein/Duluth and Incline Station info link – http://www.inclinestationbowling.com/Food-Drink/Menu

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Werecamp Registration Is Open! https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/group-event/community-event/werecamp-registration-open/ https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/group-event/community-event/werecamp-registration-open/#comments Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:48:08 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=49494 If you didn’t hear about it at Furry Migration, registration for Werecamp is now officially open! You can register by going to werecamp.regfox.com/registration. Before registering, you may want to check out the page “Werecamp – Things to Know.

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If you didn’t hear about it at Furry Migration, registration for Werecamp is now officially open! You can register by going to werecamp.regfox.com/registration. Before registering, you may want to check out the page “Werecamp – Things to Know.” That will explain a few things that you might want to know before registering, such as the fact that you need to bring something to put on your bed to sleep.

But before you go anywhere, here is an explanation of our registration options. We have four different types of registrations for you to choose from with each type providing a different lodging experience. All registrations for the full weekend include lodging and food. All prices shown are per person.

$80 Individual Registration: This is the basic registration for a single person. You will be assigned to a room with other people selected at random. You will probably be in a full room of 8 people. If you don’t care who you end up rooming with, this is the best price for the weekend.

$100 Group Registration: This is the registration for those who want to pick the people they share a room with. Each group must have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 people. When you register as a group, nobody else will be placed in your room. If you want to have some space to organize an activity or perhaps just want to use the top bunk to store your fursuit bins or games, then this is a good option for you.

$140 Couples Registration: If you only want to share a room with one other person, this is the registration option for you. The two of you will be assigned a smaller room with two single beds.

$25 Single Day Registration (Saturday or Sunday): If you want to attend for just a day, you can make use of this registration option. Lunch and supper are included with this option, but you are not allowed to stay the night and must leave by 10 PM.

Registration is set to close December 26th, 2017 at 9 PM. Be aware that there is an attendance cap and it is possible for registration to close earlier.

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MNFurs Fall Picnic 2017 is a Week Out! https://www.mnfurs.org/MNFurs_Talk/mnfurs/mnfurs-fall-picnic-2017-week/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:16:43 +0000 https://www.mnfurs.org/?p=49417 MNFurs Fall Picnic 2017 is a week out!

When is it?
Saturday September 30th from 11 AM start to 8 PM close.

Where is it?
Wabun D Shelter – Wabun Picnic Area
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

Now that we are …

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MNFurs Fall Picnic 2017 is a week out!

When is it?
Saturday September 30th from 11 AM start to 8 PM close.

Where is it?
Wabun D Shelter – Wabun Picnic Area
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

Now that we are just a week out from our picnic now is a good opportunity to review what we have covered and give the final reminders for everyone to have a great day at our Picnic.

Transportation instructions were provided in the last update including our Carpool Forum and Parking Information.

Feel free to Shout Out on our Forums to say if you are going or see who is.

Want to set up a Frisbee Golf session, say what you’re bringing to the Potluck, or just discuss with others about the Picnic? See our General Discussion and Potluck section of our Forums.

Just a reminder on the rules and expectations of our picnic:
– Be respectful of others including those not affiliated with our group that are also using the Park.
– No chalking, amplified music/speech, or damaging park property (including the grass and trees).
– Nothing can be spiked or installed in the ground or on the trees. We only have a permit for the shelter and the rest of the park all of the other visitors have the same rights of access as we do.
– Dispose of all of your garbage in the bags provided by the MNFurs organization.
– Try to keep equipment, boxes, etc contained to our shelter area.
– Leave the Park in better shape than we found it.

Want to help out at the picnic? You can get MNFurs volunteers hours for helping with setup, teardown, and cleanup. Stop by the Volunteers thread on the Forums to offer assistance.

See everyone in a week!

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