Northwest Nude News  04/26/2019

Northwest Nude News
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** Nude Use of Blind Creek Beach in Florida is Threatened
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This St. Lucie County haven for naturists has openly thrived since 2014. Sheriff deputies tolerantly patrol and Treasure Coast Naturists (TCN) board members regularly consult with County Commissioners and staff. So what is really happening and why is the nude beach imperiled? The following will summarize conditions that are compelling a political fight in Florida’s State capital. Your help in the form of legal defense donations is needed to fund this battle.

The first unnoticed salvo occurred as far back as three years ago when the State of Florida, through its Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), sent a complaint to St. Lucie County. DEP objected to St. Lucie County government tolerating a nude beach on what it sees as State-owned land.

So what is the root cause of the State’s challenge to Blind Creek Beach’s nude use? Some quick background history will help readers better understand.

Background History on the Dispute at Blind Creek Beach

About 15 years ago, St. Lucie County established Blind Creek Beach County Park as an isolated Hutchinson Island preserve located immediately north of the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant. Before the county park’s officially startup, this same section of isolated shoreline was host to a long tradition of nude sunbathing and swimming. Begun as far back as the 1970s, the free beach attracted naturists from around North America. Skinny dippers encountered a pristine piece of coastline that was relatively free of arrests or harassment.

The Opening in 2014

In 2014, frank discussions between local naturist advocates, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, and the St. Lucie County Attorney led to the recognition that this isolated stretch of beach and its tradition of family-oriented skinny dipping – did not run afoul of the state’s anti-nudity statute (SS – 800.03). As long as lewd behavior did not occur, County deputies would quietly patrol the beach just like any other. And so a grand social experiment began where local government tolerated and even cooperated with a naturist not-for-profit, the Treasure Coast Naturists (TCN), in managing Blind Creek Beach. TCN patrols the shore, protects the sensitive dunes from human intrusion, funds and provides portable bathrooms to beach-goers, manages the parking lot, organizes beach clean-ups and town hall meetings, and operates a website ( www.treasurecoastnaturists.org (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=8e3cd9dc28&e=84c965e783) ) that educates the uninitiated about the freer norms occurring at this county park.

The Economic Argument for Naturist Beaches

The economic rewards from Blind Creek Beach are impressive. The number of tourists flocking to St. Lucie County has significantly increased. Many are attracted to the Blind Creek Beach experiment, so much so that it is now the most visited beach in the county. A range of 500-1000 naturists show up on weekends. Hotel occupancy is up. Restaurants have been filled by a new niche of family tourists. Behind the scenes both the business community and county government administrators have witnessed the unexpected. Home to one of only three successfully established nude beaches in the State, St. Lucie County has found itself in an economic sweet spot.

Since its inception in 2014, Blind Creek Beach has been successfully branded worldwide as a tropical, isolated, and unspoiled paradise for naturists. Tourists now come from Europe, the Caribbean, and South America to experience it for themselves, fill up nearby hotel rooms, and enjoy the many local restaurants. It’s understandably difficult for St. Lucie County to ignore this abundant new source of tourist dollars.

The Threat to Blind Creek Beach

Meanwhile in Tallahassee, DEP has repeatedly voiced objections to nude use on their land. DEP claims that since over 95 percent of Blind Creek Beach County Park’s leased tracts are actually owned by DEP (and the State of Florida), the department insists that is has standing to object. As part of its purpose, DEP plays a primary role in administering and protecting the state’s wild lands. Among others, these include the state park system, state wildlife refuges, and state preserves. What DEP overlooks is that it already has TCN as a committed environmental partner in helping to manage the county park.

For the past three years, DEP has repeatedly written threatening letters to St. Lucie County’s government administrators. They continue to demand that the naturist use be shutdown or moved away from Blind Creek Beach. The response from St. Lucie County has been largely silent. With the backing of business leaders and others, the county has chosen to let the grand experiment continue and thrive.

The Discovery of Trouble in March 2019

After repeated rumors of pending trouble, in March 2019 TCN wrote a letter to a long-time Tallahassee naturist advocate and lobbyist. TCN asked his firm to investigate several key questions. Is Blind Creek Beach’s naturist status actually in jeopardy? If true, how and why is it threatened? Last, who is at the heart of the objection?

Subsequent research in Tallahassee Uncovers a Real Threat

After careful research, the lobbyist discovered that yes, the State of Florida (through DEP) was getting ready to take immediate additional actions to compel St. Lucie County to close down all nude use of Blind Creek Beach. Since learning of this, TCN has committed to uncovering the answers and prevail in this dispute. The naturists refuse to back down or leave this beach. To win, TCN has officially hired the Florida lobbying firm of Maury Management Group. This company has a long successful record of representing both South Florida Free Beaches and Florida Naturists Association (SFFB) since 1994 and the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) in Tallahassee. Their normal purview is to watchdog and identify potentially harmful bills or legislation. But with TCN’s recent hiring of Maury Management, a far more intensive, assertive, and expensive work plan has been set in motion.

A Two-Step Process Will Save Blind Creek Beach and Potentially Open the Rest of Florida to Naturist Beaches

According to principal Ramon Maury, there are two steps that must be undertaken. Timing is important too. As an added benefit, the concentrated effort to save Blind Creek Beach could also lead to reopening former clothing-optional beaches that Floridians lost in the 1980’s. Step 1 encompasses placing a hold on DEP’s actions to quickly shut down Blind Creek Beach. Maury Management Group has opened up a dialog with each of the stakeholders in Tallahassee and is working to impose a temporary hold on all pending actions that might stop naturism at Blind Creek Beach.

Step II involves opening a conversation with the key players while the Florida legislature is still in session. We have one remaining month. Possible outcomes that appear to be within reach include rewriting state park rules and/or regulations that currently discourage the establishment of sanctioned nude beaches in Florida. Convincing arguments already underway include the economic perspective. Nude beaches are good for growing local economies, especially those that remain heavily dependent on tourist dollars and the service sector.

Is There Any Good News?

The good news is that Step 1 is underway and Step II has begun. But this fight is expensive. For it to be won, it will take more naturist donations (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=52538d1d2b&e=84c965e783) .

What Can You Do?
You can donate to the Cause (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=29719097d1&e=84c965e783)

• Donate (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=05cf7a7616&e=84c965e783) so that you may continue to visit Blind Creek Beach as a naturist and so that others across the USA and from foreign lands can continue to enjoy this pristine beach.

• Give so that we can also open up the opportunity for establishing more clothing-optional beaches around the State. At the moment, other international and regional naturist organizations around the country have been contacted by TCN for help.

• The Treasure Coast Naturists, the Naturist Action Committee, the Naturist Education Foundation, The Naturist Society Foundation, B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute, and South Florida Free Beaches have all committed financial and in-kind resources to the fight. AANR, through its national and Florida region, has also been asked to join the battle.

Please Help Save Blind Creek Beach

Please donate to TCN’s Legal Defense Fund.

Donate to this GoFundMe (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=f7e7ae315d&e=84c965e783) campaign to help stop the threat, protect our nude beach, and possibly open new naturist opportunities across Florida.

Reprinted by permission from the Treasure Coast Naturists GoFundMe (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=ac2af001cf&e=84c965e783) page.

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** Club Orient Update
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by Karen Lahey

We are visiting St. Martin this week and are dismayed to see the devastation at Club Orient. Club Orient was a beautiful clothing optional resort situated on Orient Bay in St. Martin that was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017. Some of the units are just gone. Many of the remaining ones are hulks, just the concrete outside structures. It is beyond sad.

While visiting, it is still possible to rent beach chairs and umbrellas for the day. Only the Perch beach bar has been restored so far, and is open until about 4pm for drinks and meals. So it is still possible to enjoy the beach.

The owners are still trying to settle with the insurance companies, and as of February, they were hoping to rebuild and reopen by next season.

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** In the Northwest 04/25/2019 – 05/01/2019
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** Friday 04/26
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=be1517782a&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=8c8b96a054&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** Saturday 04/27
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* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=4e6b6633b7&e=84c965e783) – Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=0ddce9d4e7&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Patio Party – 4:30 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=97bafd29e0&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=86be85089a&e=84c965e783) –
+ Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30am
+ Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* N.I.F.T.Y (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d996dfc007&e=84c965e783) – N.I.F.T.Y. Swim Templeton Pool – 7:30pm

** Sunday 04/28
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=f8bd6d7e20&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=5f1892a6e3&e=84c965e783) – Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=5a27794e14&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 05/01
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=9ab140add9&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=9f36911efa&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** In the Northwest 05/02/2019 – 05/08/2019
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** Friday 05/02
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=3b5f32d260&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=88ad4be186&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=c6d8f34d72&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=74fe97131a&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** Saturday 05/03
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* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=ef51b1d355&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=3d6e694be5&e=84c965e783) – (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=f07c215297&e=84c965e783) Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=1037930b8b&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Patio Party – 4:30 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=2b0867cecf&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=316a57c5ba&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=dd5f51a337&e=84c965e783) –
+ Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30am
+ Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* N.I.F.T.Y (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=ce270190e7&e=84c965e783) – N.I.F.T.Y. Swim at Renfrew Pool – 7:30pm

** Sunday 05/04
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=ebd3485e19&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=671f94e21c&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d10685e168&e=84c965e783) – Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=83f7212a45&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 05/08
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d2fff1b3e9&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=6e83961309&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** In the Northwest 05/09/2019 – 05/15/2019
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** Friday 5/10
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* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=5fc7e99459&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=504efdb261&e=84c965e783) – Social Night in the Clubhouse – 7:00 pm
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=5bd47e25c6&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=ab7cfb5bac&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=0fb80c1a49&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** Saturday 5/11
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* Lake Bronson (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=cbb58e2e57&e=84c965e783) –
+ Adopt a Highway Cleanup – 9:30 am
+ Theme Potluck – 6:30 pm
+ Foil Theme Dance – 8:30 pm
* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=f6687b5956&e=84c965e783) –
+ Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
+ General Membership Meeting – 1:00 pm
+ Cinco de Mayo – 6:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=c63196a4de&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=cc98943d3f&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=a1d2dd6793&e=84c965e783) –
+ Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30am
+ Membership Meeting – 10:00 am
+ Pool Volleyball – 1:00 pm
+ Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=4e31a3f73d&e=84c965e783) – Patio Potluck – 4:30 pm
* Rogue Suncatchers (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=40630c8275&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Dinner
* Skinnydipper Recreation (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=37735576e6&e=84c965e783) –
+ Dinner Social at Dennys Surrey (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=6884207684&e=84c965e783) – 7:00 pm
+ Newton Wave Pool (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=0ac1f1c349&e=84c965e783) – 9:30 pm

** Sunday 5/12
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=73feca0f17&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=dac163bdd0&e=84c965e783) – Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=e94f1a39e0&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 5/15
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=bc2429dc57&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=299eb2215c&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** In the Northwest 05/16/2019 – 05/22/2019
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** Friday 05/17
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=4b3ea05d16&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=8810a03cd9&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=078ece5104&e=84c965e783) –
+ Board Meeting – 6:00 pm
+ Fireside Chat – 6:30 pm
+ Karaoke – 8:00 pm
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=98197f290f&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8 pm

** Saturday 05/18
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* Squaw Mt Ranch (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=fe425384c7&e=84c965e783) –
+ Road Cleanup
+ Apron Party and Potluck
* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=37919ec586&e=84c965e783) – Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=004a851e83&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Mezzanine Party – 4:30 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=443b3b8836&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=6e70b3e5a4&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=4bf87cbab7&e=84c965e783) –
+ Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30 am
+ Second Cleanup – 9:00 am
+ Pool Volleyball – 1:00 pm
+ Cafe Open for Dinner – 5:30 pm
+ Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* N.I.F.T.Y (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=518ac18337&e=84c965e783) – N.I.F.T.Y. Swim at Lord Byng Pool – 7:30pm

** Sunday 05/19
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d5b7912e2c&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=9dde680a4f&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=26bfa6bd2d&e=84c965e783) – Cafe Open for Breakfast – 8:30am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=0f667e6fc6&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 05/22
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=398973d807&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=b76a09f04e&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=5d95962fa9&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

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Northwest Nude News  04/12/2019

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** Working with Lawmakers to Protect Family Nudism

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** It’s What AANR Does!
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by Erich Schuttauf

Wednesday April 10, 2019 – Washington State Senator Saldana prominently and publicly recognized the nudist clubs in Washington State as very different from adult entertainment.

In front of a full assembly of the chamber, Senator Saldana–sponsor of her companion bill to EHB 1756–took to the microphone shortly before a vote to publicly explain the difference between family nudism and the businesses the law seeks to regulate.

EHB 1756 provides protections for dancers in adult entertainment clubs such as requiring “panic buttons” to quickly summon help if a dancer is approached inappropriately by a patron, and creation of a formal panel to address conditions and future restrictions on those entertainment venues.

AANR and AANR-NW had written to the Senator several times to request a distinction because, per language in the definitions, the presence of “nude dancing” could have triggered application.

After noting the presence of nudist clubs in Washington State, the senator added that the atmosphere in our clubs is distinctly different from sexually-oriented entertainment intended for adults only. “Family clubs would not be subject to this law,” she affirmed. We deeply appreciate the Senator’s remarks, which she had promised to make in earlier emails to me this week.

Initial communications to the Labor and Commerce committee didn’t receive much attention, but they laid an important groundwork of awareness about AANR / AANR NW concerns. We appreciate those clubs and region leaders-from Shirley Gauthier and Mike Parker of Region Government Affairs, President Dave Smith, Vice President Donna Jennings, Jim & Karen Lahey and several Washington AANR clubs. I had prepared and previously submitted a position paper on the subject and then included it in a last-minute reminder to Senator Saldana which Shirley and I described as a “Hail Mary.”

AANR dues and member support makes tracking legislation possible. It makes it possible to hold monthly Government Affairs Team (GAT) calls under the leadership of Tim Mullins with volunteers to plan strategy. It makes AANR’s presence at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which Tim and AANR President Kathy Watzel have staffed in recent years, possible. There, many lawmakers have their first opportunity to learn about family-oriented nudism and why we enjoy it.

With deepest thanks to Senator Saldana, we bring you this video captured by State archive services.

Click here (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=437c36d29d&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=e0a30654d0&e=84c965e783) to view.

Look for a detailed article in a future issue of The Bulletin regarding this significant development and why your membership matters by Beverly Price and Erich Schuttauf

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If you are not yet an AANR member, there are two ways to join AANR. If you belong to a club, talk to your membership chair about joining AANR. If not, go to aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=203768de4f&e=84c965e783 to become a member. Your membership matters.

** Have You Always Wanted to Own a Clothing-Optional Inn and Spa?
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by Megan S

We did not feel that way but we were in love – with Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs, CA. And it has been for sale for the last year. When we arrived for our bi-annual visit in November, we found out it would probably be our last since the owners had accepted an offer from an LA-based chef who had absolutely no sympathy for or interest in keeping its clothing-optional status. I cried on the trip home. Imagine our joy (tempered by compassion for the owners’ disappointment, of course) when we called in January to see if we could book once more before it closed only to find out that the deal had fallen through!

Around comes March and we are sitting in that heavenly mineral water (a perfect 101 degrees in the hot tub and 89 degrees in the pool) – no chlorine, cleansed by the amazing flow rate. We are chatting to a couple from England and someone from Minnesota who was in town for a conference and another couple who drove up from LA about what a close call it was when an idea started to form: why not see if there were enough people in the Nude Nation to put together an investor group, buy this incredible gem and keep it going? Yeah, why NOT?

So just picture yourself in the kidney-shaped hot tub that seats 17, soaking in the odorless, lithium-infused water, watching the sun go down over the Coachella Valley Pass while Mount St. Jacinto changes from grey to purple-blue. You’ve just spent the day watching the hummingbirds duke it out over the bougainvillea, had a blissful massage, read a great book and talked to some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet over happy hour in hot tub at 3pm. As soon as the sun sets, you’ll be heading into your room to use the kitchenette to whip up a dinner from ingredients you picked up at the Palm Springs Farmers Market yesterday. There is so much to appreciate about Living Waters – the comfortable beds, the low-key, friendly atmosphere, the sense of ultimate relaxation. Wouldn’t it be a shame to have that vanish from our nude vacation options list – especially when so many other resorts are threatened by their owners’ retirements?

Here’s what we are doing about it. We are calling for investors to raise $1.3 Million ($1M for the 8-10 room hotel and $300K for facility upgrades and working capital). At this point, we are asking for potential investors simply to state what they would be willing to invest by writing to us at lwsgroup2@gmail.com (mailto:lwsgroup2@gmail.com) . Please specify your category (1) 10-20K (2) 25-50K (3) 75-100K and (4) 100K+. Before we ask you for an actual commitment, we will share a business plan with you, have a letter of intent signed with the owners and be available by email and phone to answer your questions.

And you won’t be alone! Past guests of Living Waters have come forward and indicated an interest in investing in the property. Thanks to them, we have reached the goal of $600K, the amount we think represents a critical mass to proceed to the next step. These early investors are dedicated to maintaining the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, preserving the clothing-optional status and interested in the investment upside of improving the business so that it is a viable, going concern. We are all looking at this as a 10-year investment in an S-Corp.

This is a special place and a special opportunity – we would love to have you share in it with us!

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** In the Northwest 04/11/2019 – 04/18/2019
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** Friday 4/12
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* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=4b26f2a914&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=7c54a17429&e=84c965e783) – Social Night in the Clubhouse – 7:00 pm
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=5b2fe7c6a4&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=b8792cd448&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=817b785fff&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** Saturday 4/13
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* Lake Bronson (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=67c296c356&e=84c965e783) –
+ Adopt a Hightway Cleanup – 9:30 am
+ Theme Potluck – 6:30 pm
+ Foil Theme Dance – 8:30 pm
* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d9ec3a3bf4&e=84c965e783) -Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
+ General Membership Meeting – 1:00 pm
+ A Taste of Mystery Dinner – 6:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=81b086a2d4&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=6aa50fca44&e=84c965e783) –
+ First Spring Cleanup – 9:00 am
+ Pool Volleyball – 1:00 pm
+ Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* Skinnydipper Recreation (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=02311d4e37&e=84c965e783) –
+ Dinner Social at Dennys Surrey (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=e87e53dc59&e=84c965e783) – 7:00 pm
+ Newton Wave Pool (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=cf0673b4e9&e=84c965e783) – 9:30 pm
* Rogue Suncatchers (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d7a6c8360e&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Dinner

** Sunday 4/14
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=0058ad5fdd&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 04/17
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=fa24e5f49e&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=ec36291ced&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** In the Northwest 04/18/2019 – 04/24/2019
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** Friday 04/19
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=fb72997d62&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=9ce0014e4a&e=84c965e783) –
+ Fireside Chat – 6:30 pm
+ Karaoke – 8:00 pm
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=52891fbc82&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8 pm

** Saturday 04/20
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* Squaw Mt Ranch (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=49e28bf2a1&e=84c965e783) – Stepping Stone party
* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=af41726a3a&e=84c965e783) – Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=9840a88dfb&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Mezzanine Party – 4:30 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=cc8d8a848a&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d1cb5c2c0b&e=84c965e783) –
+ Board Meeting – 9:30 am
+ Pool Volleyball – 1:00 pm
+ Easter Celebration – 1:00 pm
+ Easter Dinner – 5:30 pm
+ Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* N.I.F.T.Y (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=4721ec648e&e=84c965e783) – N.I.F.T.Y. Swim Lord Byng Pool 7:30pm

** Sunday 04/21
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=c69890de6a&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 04/24
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=d28ee861e1&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=586203bc96&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=1d38fe1543&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** In the Northwest 04/25/2019 – 05/01/2019
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** Friday 04/26
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=40769e7235&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=1b4b7debe2&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=7d2f1a1c06&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=7fc37beb1b&e=84c965e783) Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** Saturday 04/27
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* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=eab6c38970&e=84c965e783) – Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=a5ebfc1020&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Patio Party – 4:30 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=0825a498c9&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=11945cebc0&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=2cef686aef&e=84c965e783) Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* N.I.F.T.Y (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=598383f204&e=84c965e783) – N.I.F.T.Y. Swim Templeton Pool – 7:30pm

** Sunday 04/28
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=2939e2a699&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 05/01
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=8e976f627b&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=02eee0e27a&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** In the Northwest 05/02/2019 – 05/08/2019
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** Friday 05/02
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=417d09f693&e=84c965e783) – Movie – 8:00 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=8deecf8ae9&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=7ad5abc16d&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

** Saturday 05/03
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* Mountaindale Sun Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=800392a3de&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=c7e92d1933&e=84c965e783) – (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=3c584eff91&e=84c965e783) Yoga and Sauna – 11:00 am
* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=66fc5d91a5&e=84c965e783) – Potluck Patio Party – 4:30 pm
* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=b7c1aa40bf&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=c51d058e87&e=84c965e783) – Music Videos – 8:00 pm
* N.I.F.T.Y (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=cbde052d14&e=84c965e783) – N.I.F.T.Y. Swim Renfrew Pool – 7:30pm

** Sunday 05/04
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* Sun Meadow Resort (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=3cc0eac8b8&e=84c965e783) – Potluck – 6:30 pm

** Wednesday 05/08
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* Willamettans (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=68a6334ad9&e=84c965e783) (aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=f4e26c9590&e=84c965e783) – Karaoke – 8:00 pm

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