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From the President’s Den – January 2011

Goodbye 2010….HELLO 2011!!

It’s a new year for us here at the HOT Bears and we hope it will be a good one…not only for the club (so far so good!) but you as a member as well. It is with this hope that we make a fresh commitment, not only to ensure plenty of fun events for you to enjoy, but that your membership in the HOT Bears is a value to you.

We are currently working on ways to improve existing events (beer busts, UNRUN, etc…) and add new ones. One area we really want to work on this year is adding more home based events, such as movie nights, game nights, cookouts, and the like. We realize that bar related events aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and eating out can be expensive. So we would like to have more opportunities where the group can meet up at peoples homes (or other venues), get to know each other, and create those long lasting bonds where friendships are made. We have had really good response to this and the last couple of events have been well received. So if you have a place and want to host a get-together….let any of the officers know and we can work with you to make it a fun time. Even if you don’t have a place but know someone who does, and still want to co-host an event…we can work with you as well.

We look forward to the upcoming year, and we want to make it a really good one. With your help and support, we know that its possible. And as always, remember….this is YOUR club…and YOUR input is important to us.

Here’s to 2011…..let’s get started.

Kelly Stephens

President

BEARRACUDA – A Weekend FULL of Events!!!!

On Saturday, January 22nd, Bearracuda RETURNS to Austin for another big night of fur, friendly guys & fun!  Our last visit to Austin couldn’t have gone better, but there is always room for MORE. This time around, we’re flying in 2 of our favorite San Francisco DJs to play:::We’re having a photo booth and tasty snacks sponsored by Bearups.com….And it’ll be about 20 degrees cooler in the club!

Making his Austin debut, we welcome DJ boyshapedbox! Boyshapedbox has been with Bearracuda since the very beginning and since played some of our most memorable events. He’s been our dance floor filler in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, New Orleans, Atlanta, Vancouver and beyond. He’ll be kicking off the night at 9pm.  Flying over from San Francisco, we welcome DJ/Producer: MATT CONSOLA. Over the last 20+ years, he’s had an exciting career playing memorable events across the country and across the world. Last September, he had the honor of opening for The Pet Shop Boys at The Warfield for thei…r Pandemonium World Tour September 22nd & 23rd 2009.

Bearracuda is the largest attended bear dance party in the United States w/regular parties in San Francisco, Seattle, LA & Portland as well as one offs in Atlanta, Vancouver and Sydney. Voted “Best club for queer men” in 2008, 2009 & 2010 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. We’ve got beards, bears, cubs, pups, chubs, beefcakes, furballs and other wildlife!

Bearracuda is located inside of ND at 501 Studios – 501 N IH-35

Corner of East 5th and Brushy Street. Admission at the door is $12. Doors at 9pm 21+

***Our friends at the Lone Star Bears will be hosting a PRE-Bearracuda Party at The Iron Bear, Austin’s newest bear bar, Friday Night, Jan. 21st from 8 to 2.

***Our friends at the Heart Of Texas Bears will be hosting a POST-Bearracuda Trailer Trash Bear Brunch at Chain Drive from 11am-3pm. Admission is free and it will feature food trailers from Lucky J’s Chicken & Waffles and Biscuits+Groovy.

January Birthdays

1/2 – Steve Rison

1/13 – Robert Logan

1/13 – Bert Minten

1/19 – Peter Reid

1/23 – Robert Lightner

1/23 – Gary Rogers

1/24 – Ron Sheaffer

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