NEWSLETTER

FEB 2019

SUMMARY

  • The newsletter will contain all the info you need for each month and as-needed last-minute event updates 
  • February event info
  • Post-February event lineup
  • We need event space recommendations; fill out our survey if you have ideas
  • Our website received a facelift and new features; more improvements coming with help of newly appointed Director of User Experience
  • New Facebook group similar to our (SFW) Telegram chat
  • 2019 membership registration is open 

OwO WHAT'S THIS?

Chicago Puppy Patrol’s communications haven’t changed much over the years. While Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Google Calendar, and FetLife allow us to convey information publicly, most of these services leave us desiring more control and simplicity when publishing. Becoming a non-profit also showed us that we needed to find a more-effective way to convey a lot of important changes while not letting them get lost by the vastness of social media. We realized that our Telegram Updates Channel was already doing a mostly ‘okay’ job at this, but it was still missing some of the capabilities that we’ve so desperately needed. Cue the newsletter!

Our newsletter is customized to be relevant, consistent, and user-friendly. We’ll still maintain a social media presence, however we’ll now condense most of our public communications into the newsletter. Welcome to our new all-in-one platform that brings you everything you need!

EVENTS ON THE HORIZON

Bored of chasing your tail or knocking things off the counter? Here are some events you might consider attending this month! Plan some fun into your schedule by subscribing to our Google Calendar and RSVPing to our Facebook events.

POUND NIGHT AT CELL BLOCK (21+)

3rd Fri of EVERY month
10:00pm-2:00am
Cell Block (3702 N Halsted)

fetish gear ✓
hoods ✓
swag pickup ✓

Join us for our monthly meetup at Cell Block! Head to the back bar to to have your drinks doggy-style…in a bowl, of course! Cell Block typically offers us space for moshing mats, however this area may not always be set up for use.

ICE CAT-ADES AT MAGGIE DALEY (18+)

Sun 2/17
3:00pm-5:30pm
Maggie Daley Park (337 E Randolph)

fetish gear ✗
hoods ✓
swag pickup ✗

We’re meeting at the Ribbon ice trail for skating! This is not your standard rink—it is an alpine trail that contours to the landscape and runs twice the distance of a standard rink lap. It really is a one-of-a-kind skating experience! Nervous that you aren’t great on ice? We usually have a couple of skating ‘handlers’ to coach anyone that needs a paw to hold onto. Skate rentals and lockers are available.

POUND NIGHT AT CELL BLOCK (21+)

Sat 2/23
10:00pm-2:00am
Cell Block (3702 N Halsted)

fetish gear ✓
hoods ✓
swag pickup ✓

Join the Windy City boys Troop, M.A.F.I.A., Chicago Hellfire Club, C.A.G.E., Chicago Rubbermen, and Chicago Puppy Patrol for our annual invasion of Cell Block known as KINK FUSION! Gear up for a night of kink-positive socialization and drinks!

2018 MEMBER LUNCHEON IN ROGERS PARK (18+)

Sun 2/24
12:00pm-5:00pm
Rogers Park (6413 N Newgard)

fetish gear ✗
hoods ✓
swag pickup ✓

In appreciation of your support this past year, the 2018/2019 Board Members are pleased to provide 2018 Members with lunch! The menu will be of Italian influence with gluten-free, vegetarian, and pescatarian options also available. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided however BYOB is encouraged. Snow cones will be available while supplies last! +1 guests are NOT permitted at this event. Please be sure that you have your government-issued ID for this event as you will need it to A) check in and B) pick up your 2018 membership swag if you haven’t already claimed it. Members should have RSVPd by Tues 2/12 at 11:59pm. If you did not RSVP but are planning to attend, please email Board@ChicagoPuppyPatrol.org as soon as possible!

EVENTS BEYOND THE HORIZON

  • Fri 3/15 • Pound Night at Cell Block (21+)
  • Sat 3/30 • Game Night at Dice Dojo (18+)
  • Fri 4/19 • Pound Night at Cell Block (21+)
  • Sat 4/20 • 2019 Q2 Business Meeting (18+)
  • Sat 4/27 • Game Night at Dice Dojo (18+)
  • Fri 5/17 • Pound Night at Cell Block (21+)
  • Fri 5/24 • IML Pup & Pet Reception at Cell Block (21+)

WE NEED MORE EVENT SPACES

Several new events are in the making—some educational, some social, some club business-oriented. We’ve been talking to several organizations/venues about what kind of activities their space can accommodate, however we know that there may be additional options which we have not considered. We’ve previously contacted or have an open-dialogue with the following organizations/venues:

  • Cell Block
  • Center on Halsted
  • Chicago Hellfire Club
  • Chicago Rope
  • Chicago Rose
  • Galleria Domain
  • Leather 64TEN

If you know of an organization/venue with space (not mentioned above), please take a minute to fill out this brief survey with some general information about your recommendation. Each survey allows for two recommendations and the link allows for multiple submissions. Submit your recommendation(s) here

OUR FACEBOOK GROUP RETURNS

We’ve rebuilt our website from the ground up! Our new web host allows us more flexibility and functionality that will save you (and us) a lot of time and headache down the road. Some new features include: 

  • Easier navigation 
  • User-friendly registration/checkout portal for annual dues
  • Directory of 2019 Members
  • Archive sections for newsletters and Business Meeting documents
  • All-in-one governance page
  • Overview of all club Officers
  • Updated FAQs

This is not to say that our website will cease evolving. Our Board Members (Pup Red and dog Buster) and newly appointed Director of User Experience (Pup Blue) will continue improving out web-based gizmos and gadgets for the club’s membership and the greater Chicago Puppy Patrol community!

BEEP BOOP, WE'RE ONLINE

Many of you have asked about the ‘CPP General Members’ group which was disbanded in 2018. The reason for the group being discontinued was due to the change in our membership structure. To allow for streamline interaction that matches our (SFW) Telegram chat, we’ve now adopted a CPP Facebook group that does not require being a club Member to join! Note that while the group is visible to anyone on Facebook, engagements cannot be seen by non-group members. Request to join here!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for 2019 membership is open! The Chicago Puppy Patrol consisted of 71 Members last year. This year, we’re hoping to have just as many (and then some)! Registration takes only a couple minutes and comes with a number of perks. View the associated perks via the below link and select the membership option that applies to you. If you were a Member in 2018, remember to use your 20% discount code when registering!

Yours in service,

The Chicago Puppy Patrol Board

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Chicago Puppy Patrol’s newsletter will provide you with important announcements, community surveys, calendar overviews, and event descriptions—all at once—in one convenient email per month! We’ll also communicate any last-minute event changes on an as-needed basis.

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