Archive for March, 2011

From the President’s Den – March 2011

Its about to heat up here in Austin….and I’m not just talking about the weather.  SXSW will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year, and its expected to be one of the biggest ones yet.  With it there will be LOTS of people from out of town descending on downtown and the surrounding areas to enjoy what we sometimes take for granted….a vibrant city full of live music, restaurants, clubs, art, and multitude of things to experience.  That’s what I love about this city…there is ALWAYS something going on here, and there is ALWAYS something to do.

And speaking of things to do, we have an event coming up that not only helps celebrate what Austin has to offer, but helps raise money for some very worthy causes.  I’m talking about UNRUN.  This year will be our 7th year of helping keep Austin weird, and raising money for OUT Youth and the People’s Clinic at the same time.  Its sure to be a great weekend, so be sure to join us April 29 – May 1 at any of the scheduled events.  For more information go to  Bring a friend!!!!

UNRUN 7 – A HOT Bear Weekend

Come join the HOT Bears as we help others during our annual fundraising weekend. This years charities are OUT Youth and People’s Clinic. We will also crown our HOT Bear representatives for 2011 at the HOT Bear contest on Saturday….and close out the weekend with a Super Sunday Beer Bust. For more information go to

UNRUN 7 List Of Events

Friday Evening April 29th
HOTB Meet-n-Greet @ Iron Bear – 6-9 pm
BEARRACUDA @ Elysium – 9 pm till 2 am
Saturday Morning/Afternoon April 30th
Bear Brunch @ Whole Foods Terrace – 9 am till 11 am

(Various events – guided or self guided)
Texas State Capitol Tour @ Capitol Building – 12 noon
SOCO Shopping @ up and down South Congress – 12 noon
Explore Ladybird Lake @ Ladybird Lake – 12 noon
Eeyore’s Birthday @ Pease Park – 12 noon till dark

Saturday Evening April 30th
HOTB Happy Hour @ Chain Drive – 7 pm till 10:00 pm
Mr. HOTB Contest @ Chain Drive – 10 pm till Midnite

Sunday Afternoon May 1st
HOTB 25 cent Beer Bust @ Chain Drive – Noon till the beer runs out

Lonestar 23 – Memorial Day Weekend

And now a word from our TCC liason….Peter Reid

Many of you have enjoyed the annual campout at Texas Conference of Clubs “Back to the Woods.” It’s a great weekend and one that I look forward too every year. There are other events at TCC you may like to consider. One of them takes place over Memorial Day weekend. It is called LoneStar.

This year, LoneStar # 23 will be a Carnival Themed 4 day 3 night campout. The current fee includes a campsite, food, beer, cocktail parties, games, and all of the camaraderie you can expect from a long weekend run. Of course there are accommodations available in the bunkhouse as well as spaces for trailers. The two shows put on will include a contest for Mr, MS, and Miss LoneStar. The event typically gets 100+ attendees.

Open to anyone over 21, LoneStar is put on by all member clubs across Texas including: Austin Gay Nudists, Bound by Desire, Chain of Command, TCC Independents, Cowtown Leathermen, Misfits, Discipline Corps, Heart Of Texas Bears, Houston Area Bears, LoneStar Leathermen, Dallas Motor Cycle Corps, Colt 45’s, Touch of Leather, and Trinity River Bears. Lead my your truly, the HOT Bears have been asked to make the Saturday morning breakfast.

I would love to have my fellow club members join me for the weekend. It’s a great way to kick off the summer. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to email me direct.

March Birthdays

Thaddeus “Teddy” Garvin March 1
Michael Kirk March 9
Jonathan Acker March 12
Donnie Gentry March 13
Jerry Thomson March 20
Jeff Haber March 22
Mark Taylor March 25
David Gonzalez March 30
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