May 2014 Nudescene

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In this issue of the bulletin, you are receiving information about the upcoming AANR election.   Please vote.  Excellent candidates are running for office.  It is up to you to decide who will lead our organization.

AANR membership has dropped over the last decade.  This is very concerning.  Our mission is to

To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings, while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.

It may seem that social nudism is no longer threatened.  However, as they say, it ain’t necessarily so.  Last year, Spokane Valley, in eastern Washington, banned public nudity.  They didn’t mean to affect nudists, but they did.  Oregon passed legislation so that if you were declared a sex offender for skinny dipping in another state, you would be registered as a sex offender in Oregon.  Facebook bans nude art such as Spencer Tunick, but allows body painted bikinis.  We have much work to do.  And it is important.

This means we need strong and capable leadership to grow AANR and to advocate for social nudism.

In this election, only two of the three officer positions are contested, one of club trustee positions is contested and none of the member trustee positions are contested.  We must have more members willing to step up to be leaders.

I am proud that while the Northwest is one of the smaller regions, we have a great representation on the ballot.  We have two Northwesterners running for club trustee, Michael Parker and Theresa ‘T’ Price.  Kathy Smith is running for our member trustee.  Paul Kuntzman is the only candidate for Secretary/Treasurer.  Sharon McLeod is running for Vice-President.  And T’s mom, Bev, is running for President.

Two recent AANR Presidents have ties to our region, Pat Brown and John Kinman.

But we mustn’t rest on our laurels.  AANR leaders are grown from strong regional leaders.  We NEED you to step up and get involved.  Come to our board meetings and conventions.  Our region has a director from every club.  At meetings, you have the opportunity to meet people from other clubs in the region.  We won’t make you volunteer.  And we do have a lot of fun.  At meetings, there is always entertainment, good food and much camaraderie. These meetings are always listed at and publicized in the eNews.  So just show up. If you want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at  The next meeting is our annual convention.  This year it is July 17-20 at Kaniksu.Ranch ( near Spokane, WA.  Kaniksu is celebrating its Diamond anniversary and the theme is ‘Diamond in the Buff’.

Don’t be shy.  Your ideas, creativity, enthusiasm, skills are needed.  Please get involved.


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