FRB Holiday Party

italian-buffetJoin your Brother Bears on December 10 for a Free evening of fun, food and celebration of the Holiday Season. We will be having our annual Holiday Party at Cinzzetti’s in Northglenn. We have a semi-private area from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The event will be free for all FRB members, and $10 for non-member guests.

It will include the Italian Buffet, and Non-Alcoholic Drinks; however alcoholic drinks are available, and they can be ordered from the server in our room. We have to be out at 6 pm so the program will be short and sweet. Please help us to keep to the schedule.

Due to limited space and restaurant requirements, reservations must be made by noon on December 3rd, and is limited to 80 people. Please RSVP below.

NOTE: You must log in to your account to be able to RSVP, and you cannot RSVP for others. Guests may purchase a tickets below as well.

Click this RSVP button to go the official event page to scroll down to sign up.

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FRB 2016 Elections

vote-1319435_640Welcome to the Front Range Bears 2016 club elections. This year there will be two ways to vote: electronic and paper ballots. And there will be three items to vote for: Board members, Mr. FRB, and a proposed amendment to the club bylaws. All voting is restricted to current club members only.

Electronic voting will open at 12:00 AM MDT on October 22, 2016 and close at 3:00 PM MST on November 12, 2016. Voting in electronic format will be available to logged in club members at the end of this article.

Paper ballots will be accepted at the November Members Meeting on November 12, 2016. Please log in to see the address for the November meeting or use our contact form, http://www.frontrangebears.org/contact-us/, if you are not a member and would like to visit.

The following sections will provide you with biographies and information about each board nominee, the Mr. FRB 2017 nominee, and the proposed amendment to the bylaws. Please select up to three nominees for the Board of Directors and a Yes or No vote for Mr. FRB and the proposed bylaws amendment. Continue Reading →

October Book Club

99-stories-of-godThis month’s meeting will be held on Monday, October 17 at the apartment of Kirk Kemp in Lakewood. Kirk has hosted the group several times before and we always have a fun time and good discussion. He has selected 99 Stories of God by Joy Williams as his selection.

“The collection does contain 99 flash fiction works exploring the mysterious, the miraculous, and the inexplicable. In a word, they concern God. But, they do not concern the benefits of faith. They are neither full of glory nor charged with judgment. Instead, Williams’ creed, evidenced by her funny, fantastical stories, is this: The world is bizarre and random, and the way we make sense of coincidences is as meaningful as coincidences themselves.”

It is sure to be a fun and fast read and provide lots of ideas for discussion. Light refreshments will be served and water will be provided as well.

Please email bookclub@frontrangebears.org for the address or if you have any questions.

Please mark your calendars and join us for our October meeting. Remember you do not have to read the book to attend our meetings. We always enjoy socializing and sharing time with our friends.

Until then, have a great October and enjoy the sunshine and cooler temperatures.

Announcing Furr Ball

Join the Front Range Bears for Furr Ball on October 1 from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM with DJ Robbie Winehouse.Robbie_Winehouse

The cost will be $10 through midnight, September 24th, then increasing to $15 through midnight Sept 30th. We will also be selling tickets at the door for $15.
Tickets can be purchased online through www.octobearfest.org or printed tickets are available from committee members for cash.

Fur Ball will be held at the Ramada Inn on Colfax, and will include a live DJ, Food, Beer, Cash Bar, and more. A special rate of $85 will be available for the weekend, but you must book your room by September 17th.

We are planning a pre-frolic outing to Denver Swim Club that afternoon, and the White Lightning Bus will be available for our cannabis friends.

Watch this space for more details to come. In the meantime, get your ticket at http://www.octobearfest.org/product/furr-ball/.

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2016 FRB Campout

Lakeview CampgroundThis year’s camping trip will be at Lakeview Campground, Loop E in Twin Lakes, Colorado.

Lakeview Campground, with wonderful views of the Twin Lakes Reservoir, offers a large space with options for tent, RV and group camping. Located about 29 miles north of Buena Vista and 26 miles south of Leadville, the campground attracts plenty of hikers looking to explore nearby nature and backpacking trails in the Mount Massive Wilderness. Boating and fishing enthusiasts spend their days at the Twin Lakes Reservoir and Mt. Elbert Forebay.

Our theme this year is “Camping Around the World”.  Each of the meals will feature the cuisine of a different country. Here is a Google Maps link with directions to the campsite from Denver. Click the Continue Reading link below for the Campout Agenda and more information about the area.

Registrations have closed, but you can contact campout@frontrangebears.org to see if any last minute spots are available.

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OBF’s Furr Ball, Saturday, October 1st, 8 pm – 2 am, Ramada Inn – Save the date!

Dear Octobearfest Supporter and friend of the Front Range Bears,

For 21 years, Octobearfest has been Denver’s only bear centered weekend and one of our annual events, and we have taken great pride to presenting it to the community.  However, this year, due to the lack of sponsorship, volunteers and advance registration, we felt we could not present to you the event that would live up to past years, and one that we would be proud of. After much discussion, the Front Range Bears Board of Directors and the OBF Chairmen have voted to cancel Octobearfest 2016. Our decision was not an easy one to make.  
For those supporters who have already registered for the event, we are preparing a full refund check to be mail to you. Our goal is to have them in the mail by Friday.   If you have not received your check by, Friday, July 22nd, please email chairman@octobearfest.org.  The club is looking at the feasibility of hosting a party on Saturday, October 1st, and if that event happens, anyone who pre-registered for Octobearfest 2016 will be our guest at that event.
For those who have made hotel reservations at the Ramada Inn, we gave notice to the hotel last week to release the room block, however, it is your responsibility to cancel your reservation with the hotel directly.   Please call them at 303-831-7700 to cancel your reservation.  The hotel has confirmed that they will honor the group rate for anyone who wishes to keep their room reservations.
For those who have made airline reservations, we are sorry for the cancellation, and hope you will be able to either cancel or change your reservation.   We realize this can create a burden for some of you, and we are very sorry for that.
Many of you are probably wondering about the future of Octobearfest.   The Board of Directors is wondering the same thing, and is in discussion with our membership to see if we can continue this event.  As soon as a decision can be made, we will inform you.  If you have any suggestions for the Board and the Committee, please feel free to let us know at the email addresses below.
Again, we are sorry to deliver such bad news to you today.  We hope you will understand the position we are in, and what prompt us to make this decision.  We ask that you continue to support Front Range Bears with their other events. 
Please feel free to address any comments to Chairman@octobearfest.org and board@frontrangebears.org
Sincerely yours,
OBF 2016 Committee &
Board of Directors
Front Range Bears

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