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MIFur is a social group founded in the mid 1990s that consists mainly of fans and lifestylers in Michigan. The group has grown to include those who are from Michigan originally, those who live in neighboring states, or just people who want to talk to other members, know as "MIFurs". The group has an open membership policy, and anyone who wishes to participate in the community is welcome to do so.
In April 2007, Gir Tygrin created a website to function as a new main point of contact between furs, Michiganfurs.com. The website is a constant work in progress, currently featuring forums, a chat, an event calendar, photo gallery, and email. The website has grown to include more than 870 members, 420 of which joined in its first year.
The largest social gatherings for the MIFur group are the semi-regular furmeets organized by Gir Tygrin. Usual events include dinner at a local restaurant, miniature golf, bowling, or outdoor events at the park. A majority of these events are focused on the Ann Arbor area. Other meets are organized by members and information is posted on the website or LiveJournal. As of September 2009 the largest meet to date was the September 21th 2009 MiFur furmeet with 90 attendees.
In 2008 some members of MIFur decided to organize a convention- Furry Connection North. The inaugural event was held in Ann Arbor on April 11-13, 2008.