November 2012 Nudescene

As the new president of AANR-NW, I want to send a big thank you for your confidence and for your vote (via your club delagates to the AANR-NW Convention).


One of my goals is to facilitate communications. I plan to send out a monthly update to the eNews to keep those who wish informed.  Communication is two way; so please send your questions, concerns, ideas, suggestions to or


So what’s going on?


Did you know that there is a member’s only section on  The username is AANR-NW and the password is Nud3.  The current username/password can always be found in the Nudescene at the bottom of the calendar.


From that page, you can download our current ruling documents, past Nudescenes and the mintes from the General Assemblies and Board meetings.  There are also lists of past award winners, presidents and convention hosts.  You can also find the forms that you need to nominate people for Hall of Fame, Man and Woman of the Year.


At our general assembly at the Willamettans in July, our new officers were elected.  They are:


President  – Karen Lahey –

Vice-president – Dave Smith –

Treasurer – Terri Capshaw –

Secretary – Jim Lahey –


The 2013 AANR-NW Convention is at Squaw Mountain Ranch.  The theme is “Nude Frontiers”.

Kaniksu was chosen as the site of the 2014 AANR-NW Convention.


The SLUGS (Sun Lovers Under Grey Skies) were awarded both Membership Increase Awards (Percentage 43% and Number Increase 16 new memebers).


Newletter awards were presented to

Landed – The Nude Viewpoint – LARC – Laurie Dennis, Editor

Non-landed – The Well Spring – Hidden Springs – Mike Parker, Editor


Website awards were presented to

Non-landed – Montana Naturists – Bill Bisbee, web master

Landed – tied – LARC & Lake Bronson


George Mickelson was awarded Man of the Year.

From his nomination —

This person has assisted the Northwest region behind the scenes for many years and hasn’t been recognized formally for is contribution.

Particularly, he spent many hours helping with building the library and the annex – installing insulation, putting up he sheetrock and paneling, nailing, sawing, and especially helping with the wiring. There were several times that his expertise made the whole project work correctly.

He has also served on the Nominations committee for several years and taken over when others have not been able to continue. And he has served as NW Director from his club for many, many years.


Brie Capshaw was awarded the AANR-NW Scholarship.

From her award —

I’ve known this year’s scholarship since she was a baby.  She was a member of Bare Backers and is now a member of Sun Meadow.  She’s very active in the nudist lifestyle.

She’s a Junior working on a double major in marketing and human resources management at University of Idaho.  Her hobbies are sewing and miscellaneous crafts.

She is our ad-hoc Youth Committee Chair.


Kathy Smith presented two President’s awards


Mike Parker – He is very involved with GAT and has done a great job on legislation the last two years, he continues to be involved as historian, and he has been a great help to me as president and when I was vice-president.


Karen Lahey – As vice-president, Karen has taken on a lot this year, she already does a lot, and she has helped me immensely taking on tasks that I needed to get done.



There are several travel clubs that are forming or that need reviving.


Two of these clubs are provisional clubs.  This means that they are registered with AANR and are looking to grow into a full fledged club.  Please contact them if you want more information about them.


Northwest Naturist Boating Club meets in the Bellingham Washington area.  They are a clothing optional club of recreational boaters and boating aficionados who enjoy the benefits and freedoms of living and socializing nude and natural.  Their contact information is

360 739-8136




The Rooster-Sauvie Volunteers is also forming.   They are the volunteers at Oregon’s nude beaches on the Columbia River.  Their contact information is

722 NE Prescott Street #2

Portland, OR 97211




The Wine Country Bares is in the early stages of forming and is not yet a provisional club.  Wine Country Bares is forming in central Washington, with members near Yakima and Moses Lake.  To find out more information, please send email to


We no longer have contacts for two of our existing clubs  If you are interested in helping revive Forest Murmurs or The Naturals, please send email to  Forest Murmurs has been around for quite a long time.  At one time, it was a landed club in Western Washington and then was a travel club for a long time.   The Naturals is a travel club near Spokane, WA.  It would be great to get them going again.

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