Utah Furries

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United Utah Furry Fandom is one of the largest furry meet up groups in the state with over 300 members coming from all over Utah. The group's members range across the entire state of Utah as well as a few members from surrounding states, including Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.

The group meets the second Saturday of every month and participates in various activities such as a BBQ, meets in Nickel City and Trafalga, and performing in the Orem Summerfest Parade.

History[edit]

The Utah Furries originally collaborated over several mediums. The first organized regional group was the Utah Furry Forum (UFF). In 2008, a different group called the "Utah Furries" (UF) was started as a Facebook group by two high school friends, a gryphon named Kazul G Fox, and a sumatran white tiger named Cain Dalton.

In 2010, after the group grew in size, Cain left and Frostee Fox was introduced as an admin alongside Kazul GFox and Elias Saphir. In January 2011, after the Facebook group grew to nearly one hundred members, a real-life meetup was organized at a Denny's for February 12, 2011. At that meeting, the members present decided to organize a regular schedule of regional events the 2nd Saturday of every month. Each event usually has a unique theme or name and each is often at a different venue. The group has been engaged by their community, particularly after one of the organizers of the SLC CureSearch Walk invited the group to entertain children at their event in July 2011 after seeing them at Summerfest the month before. In addition, the group has performed at the Strut your Mutt 2011 and 2012 fundraiser event for local animal shelters.

Due to growing divides of personal natures between individual members causing internal issues with planning events and such, the admins of the split groups UFF, Tatsu Kimiero and Klik, and UF, Hayrider and Nova Nocturne, decided to officially merge the two groups in 2014. This merger was announced at the Christmas Meet for the year. The two groups had a joint party to exemplify the unity that the season held. The merge was successful and the newly formed group was named the United Utah Furry Fandom (U2F2).

Since the merge subsequent admins have had great success with quelling in-fighting amongst members, as well as putting out a good public reputation. This has resulted in businesses actively seeking out the U2F2 to have fursuiters perform at events, such as a movie opening for the Secret Life of Pets at Valley Fair Mall. Due to the issues with the old structures of adminships, The U2F2 adopted a very open and receptive committee to discuss anything the group needs to address. This committee allows any member to attend and give their thoughts, participate in rule-making, and contribute ideas to continuously improve the group. The admins now act as overseers, peacemakers, and rule enforcers, and they work hard to keep the group running smoothly without imposing on the members. Members are now expected to put their best foot or paw forward as responsible adults.

Organization[edit]

The membership to the Facebook group is closed and requires administrator approval to join. Members are subject to rules drafted by the group. The age limit to attend in person meet ups without a parent or guardian is 18 years old. Members must be at least 16 to be part of the online community. [1]

Current administrators[edit]

  • Marius Aurelius
  • Victoria "Linkin"
  • Cor Raven

Current committee members[edit]

  • The Committee is currently now open to all who attend quarterly meetings which are announced on the facebook group the U2F2 (United Utah Furry Fandom)

Events[edit]

2011[edit]

  • February 12, 2011 - Denny's (~20 furs in attendance)
  • March 2011 - Scera Park BBQ potluck (~20 furs and 5 fursuiters). During the second meet, an adminship of Elias Saphir, Kazul, and Frostee Fox was created and RooChi Lexico and Scha Darkart were assigned as moderators.
  • April 2011 - Nickle City (~25 furs and 4 fursuiters)
  • May 2011 - Trafalga (over 10 fursuiters)
  • June 2011 - Summerfest
  • July 2011 - CureSearch Walk & Scavenger Hunt (over 10 fursuiters)
  • August 2011 - Fatcat Bowling
  • September 2011 - Bridal Veil Falls
  • October 2011 - Cornmaze Furries
  • November 2011 - Furs Found in a Zoo
  • December 2011 - A Very Furry Christmas

2012[edit]

  • January 2012 - Funny Furries
  • February 2012 - A Furry Anniversary (Midnite made Admin)
  • March 2012 - A Furry BBQ
  • April 2012 - Wet Fur
  • May 2012 - Peace Garden Furries - (70+ furs in attendance)
  • June 2012 - Orem Summer Fest (We were in the parade.) (Quynn made Committee member)
  • July 2012 - Boondocks Fun Center
  • August 2012 - Murray Park Picnic
  • September 2012 - Poolside with the Furs
  • October 2012 - Spooktacular Furries (Mystic made Committee Member)
  • November 2012 - Fat Cats Bowling
  • December 2012 - Furry Holiday Party UF & UFF (97+ Furries were in attendance, a new record.)

2013[edit]

  • January 2013 - Furries On Ice
  • Febuary 2013 - Furry Anniversary
  • March 2013 - Cabin Fever Furries (day outside)
  • April 2013 - Furry Sizzly Grizzly (BBQ)
  • May 2013 - Furries In The Flowers (Peace Gardens)
  • June 2013 - Orem Summer Fest
  • July 2013 -

Policy on minors[edit]

As of September 19, 2014, the minimum age to be on the Facebook group is 16 and the minimum age to attend the group meets is 18; however, individuals under the age of eighteen may attend if they are accompanied by an adult for the duration of the meet. If the minor does not have a parent or legal guardian to accompany them at the meet, then they are not allowed to attend the meets.

References[edit]

  1. United Utah Furry Fandom Rules & Guidelines

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