Northwest Nude News  08/05/2016


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Spencer Tunick’s Latest Works

 
Spencer Tunick is an American photographer whose work focuses on capturing large groups of regular folks in the nude in all kinds of settings, often in artistic patterns.  His shoots have varied from outside of the United Nations to in the Dead Sea.  His portrayal of nudism is very positive.  After being out of the spotlight for several years, Tunick is back with three new installations in the last two months.
On June 4th, 6132 Columbians braved 46 degree temperatures to pose nude at the Simon Bolivar statue in Bogota for Mr. Tunick.
On  July 9th, in the Sea of Hull project, 3200 people wearing only blue paint participated in the project that was sponsored by Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery for the British city’s City of Culture celebrations next year.  The project celebrates the city’s relationship with the sea.  The photographs will be displayed in the refurbished gallery next year.
On July 18, 100 women were selected from 1800 volunteers to be part of the “Everything She Says Means Everything”  installation in Cleveland.  
 

In the Northwest 08/05/2016 – 08/11/2016

Weekend

Friday

  • Meet & Greet @ the campfire – 7:00pm – LARC
  • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
    • Crafts – 5:00pm
    • Dinner – 6:00pm
    • S’mores – 7:00pm
    • Lawn Games – 7:30pm
    • Night Walk – 9:00pm

    Saturday

    • Happy Hour- 5:00pm – Bare Mountain
    • Evening Fire – 7:30pm – Bare Mountain
    • Breakfast – 8:30am – LARC
    • Highway Cleanup – 10:00am – LARC
    • Block Party – 5:00pm – LARC
    • Outdoor Karaoke – 7:30 pm – LARC
    • Beach Blanket Picnic Style Potluck – 7:00pm – Lake Bronson
    • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
      • Breakfast – 8:00am
      • Trail Hikes – 9:00am
      • Auction – 9:00am
      • Vendors – 10:00am
      • Team Competition – 10:00am
      • Line Dance Lessons – 11:00am
      • Lunch – 12:00pm
      • Tournament Games – 12:00pm
      • Coin Dive and Pool Games – 1:00pm
      • Music Outside by Manilla Band – 2:00pm
      • Dinner – 6:00pm
      • Dance Two Plus One – 8:00pm 
    • Bike Ride – Sun Meadow Resort
    • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
    • Bike Ride and Cowboy TV – Sun Meadow Resort
    • AANR Convention – Willamettans
      • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
      • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
      • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
      • Breakfast – 7:00am
      • Dinner – 5:30pm

    Sunday

    • Breakfast – 9:00am – LARC
    • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
      • Breakfast – 8:00am
      • Volunteers meet – 8:30am
      • Vendors – 9:00am
      • Race – 10:00am
      • Lunch – 12:00pm
    • Potluck  – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
    • AANR Convention – Kilts Day – Willamettans
      • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
      • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
      • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
      • Meet in the lodge if you’d like to help out – 4:00pm
      • Pre-Convention no-host “Meet & Greet” in the Fireside – 7:00pm
      • Karaoke in the Fireside – 8:00pm

    Monday – AANR Convention begins

    • AANR Convention – “Bare it All” Day- Willamettans
      • Pool Activities Posted Daily
      • Breakfast – 7:00am
      • Parade – 8:30am 
      • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
      • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
      • Pickleball Clinic – 10:00am
      • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
      • Bocce Ball Clinic – 2:00pm
      • Dinner – 5:30pm

    Tuesday

    • AANR Convention – “Western Days” – Willamettans
      • Pool Activities Posted Daily
      • Breakfast – 7:00am
      • Parade – 8:30am 
      • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
      • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
      • Hiking – 9:00am
      • Ping Pong Clinic – 10:00am
      • Dr. Mike – “Healthy Body Culture Can Benefit Families and Our Society” – 11:00am
      • Cribbage Clinic – 2:00pm
      • Dinner – 5:30pm
      • Ninkasi Brewery Tasting – 7:00pm
      • Cowboy Cadillac Band – 8:30pm

    Wednesday

    • AANR Convention – “Hawaiian Days” – Willamettans
      • Pool Activities Posted Daily
      • Breakfast – 7:00am
      • Parade – 8:30am 
      • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
      • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
      • Hiking – 9:00am
      • Shuffleboard Clinic – 10:00am
      • Volleyball Clinic 2:00pm
      • Lei & Wrap Making – 2:00pm
      • AANR Committee Presentations – 2:00pm
      • 4 Spirits Distillery Tasting – 4:00pm
      • Dinner – 5:30pm
      • Nudism in a Nutshell – Sharon McLeod – 7:00pm
      • Music by the Pool in the Fireside – 8:00pm

    Thursday

    • Volleyball – after 5pm – Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park
    • AANR Convention- “Arabian Nights” – Willamettans
      • Pool Activities Posted Daily
      • Breakfast – 7:00am
      • Parade – 8:30am 
      • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
      • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
      • Hiking – 9:00am
      • Pickleball Tournament – 10:00am
      • AANR Outboard – 1:30pm
      • Bocce Ball Tournament – 2:00pm
      • Dr. MIke Discussion Group – 2:00pm
      • Small Malt Scotch Society Gathering – 4:00pm
      • Vivacity Distillery – Tasting – 4:00pm
      • Dinner – 5:30pm
      • Music by the Pool in the Fireside – 8:00pm

    In the Northwest 08/12/2016 – 08/18/2016

     

    Friday

    • Meet & Greet @ the campfire – 7:00pm  – LARC
    • Social Night – 7:00pm – Mountaindale Sun Resort
    • AANR Convention- “South of the Border” – Willamettans
      • Pool Activities Posted Daily
      • Breakfast – 7:00am
      • Parade – 8:30am 
      • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
      • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
      • Hiking – 9:00am
      • AANR Outboard and Inboard – 9:00am
      • Tie Dye – 10:00am
      • Ping PongTournament – 10:00am
      • Silent Auction – 1:00pm
      • Cribbage Tournament – 2:00pm
      • Margarita “Happy Hour” – 4:00pm
      • Dinner – 5:30pm
      • Live Auction – 7:00pm
      • Whiskey Union Band – 8:30pm

    Saturday

    Sunday

    • Potluck – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
    • AANR Convention – “Sock Hop” – Willamettans
      • Pool Activities Posted Daily
      • Breakfast – 7:00am
      • Parade – 8:30am 
      • Snack Shack – 9:00am 
      • Hiking – 9:00am
      • Horseshoes Clinic – 10:00am
      • Horseshoes Tournament – 10:30am
      • Dinner – 5:30pm
      • Karaoke – 8:00pm

    Thursday

     

    In the Northwest 08/19/2016 – 08/25/2016

     

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      In the Northwest 08/26/2016 – 09/01/2016

       

      Weekend

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      Northwest Nude News  07/22/2016


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      From President Dave

      The 2016 AANR-NW convention is over and was another roaring success.  We have enjoyed and benefited from tremendous leadership for these past years that has the region healthy and strong.  I am delighted to take the challenge to continue growth and support of all our members in resorts and event or non-landed clubs as well as at beaches and hot springs. There is still work to do.  It is more important than ever that we stick together and keep our foundations strong.  Protecting our rights as nudists based on the Constitution is our never ending responsibility.  
      I plan to visit with many of you in your home clubs to understand and support your efforts to grow and remain strong.  Please take this challenge to continue to improve communication within the region and in your clubs to remain the amazing family we are known to be.

       

      2016 AANR-NW Convention

      Last weekend, the general assembly of AANR-NW was held. In addition to having a wonderful time, new officers were elected. Our new officers are:
      Dave Smith – president – president@aanr-nw.org
      Donna Jennings – vice  president –  vicepresident@aanr-nw.org
      Jim Lahey – secretary – secretary@aanr-nw.org
      Terri Capshaw – treasurer – treasurer@aanr-nw.org

      Awards were also presented.
      A scholarship was awarded to Bethany P from Sun Meadow Resort for $1000.
      Membership – Largest increase in numbers – Mountaindale Sun Resort
      Membership – Largest increase in percentage – Sun Rovers
      Man of the Year – Ken Hart – The Rogue Suncatchers
      Woman of the Year – Karen Lahey – Sun Lovers Under Gray Skies

      The site of the 2018 Convention was selected.  It will be held at Squaw Mt Ranch, July 19-22, 2018

      And don’t miss next year’s convention at the Willamettans.

          In the Northwest 07/22/2016 – 07/28/2016

           

          Friday

          Saturday

          Sunday

          Monday

          Thursday

          In the Northwest 07/29/2016 – 08/04/2016

           

          Weekend

          • Bare Buns Fun Run, 32nd running – Kaniksu Ranch
            • Special Package Fees for the week or weekend
            • Meals available starting Friday evening
            • DJ Dance
            • Cracked Moon Hash Run
            • Spaghetti Carbo Load Dinner
            • Dance to the The Angela Marie Project
            • Original BBFR
          • Rustic Days – Lake Bronson
            • Western Themed Dance
            • Blind Canoe Race
            • Golf Cart Drag Race
            • Western Alder Smoked BBQ
            • Wine and Cheese party
            • Beach Campfire with weenie roast and S’mores
            • Badminton
            • Burger Lunch at the gazebo on the beach
            • Blind Canoe Race
            • Tennis Tournament
            • Dunk Tank
            • Canadian Ice Cream Social
            • Golf at the Blue Boy Country Club (10:00 am tee time)

          Friday

          Saturday

          Sunday

          Thursday

          In the Northwest 08/05/2016 – 08/11/2016

          Weekend

          Friday

          • Meet & Greet @ the campfire – 7:00pm – LARC
          • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
            • Crafts – 5:00pm
            • Dinner – 6:00pm
            • S’mores – 7:00pm
            • Lawn Games – 7:30pm
            • Night Walk – 9:00pm

            Saturday

            • Happy Hour- 5:00pm – Bare Mountain
            • Evening Fire – 7:30pm – Bare Mountain
            • Breakfast – 8:30am – LARC
            • Highway Cleanup – 10:00am – LARC
            • Block Party – 5:00pm – LARC
            • Outdoor Karaoke – 7:30 pm – LARC
            • Beach Blanket Picnic Style Potluck – 7:00pm – Lake Bronson
            • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
              • Breakfast – 8:00am
              • Trail Hikes – 9:00am
              • Auction – 9:00am
              • Vendors – 10:00am
              • Team Competition – 10:00am
              • Line Dance Lessons – 11:00am
              • Lunch – 12:00pm
              • Tournament Games – 12:00pm
              • Coin Dive and Pool Games – 1:00pm
              • Music Outside by Manilla Band – 2:00pm
              • Dinner – 6:00pm
              • Dance Two Plus One – 8:00pm 
            • Bike Ride – Sun Meadow Resort
            • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
            • Cowboy TV – Sun Meadow Resort
            • AANR Convention – Willamettans
              • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
              • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
              • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
              • Breakfast – 7:00am
              • Dinner – 5:30pm

            Sunday

            • Breakfast – 9:00am – LARC
            • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
              • Breakfast – 8:00am –
              • Volunteers meet – 8:30am –
              • Vendors – 9:00am –
              • Race – 10:00am –
              • 12:00pm – Lunch
            • Potluck  – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
            • AANR Convention – Kilts Day – Willamettans
              • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
              • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
              • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
              • Meet in the lodge if you’d like to help out – 4:00pm
              • Pre-Convention no-host “Meet & Greet” in the Fireside – 7:00pm
              • Karaoke in the Fireside – 8:00pm

            Monday – AANR Convention begins

            • AANR Convention – “Bare it All” Day- Willamettans
              • Pool Activities Posted Daily
              • Breakfast – 7:00am
              • Parade – 8:30am 
              • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
              • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
              • Pickleball Clinic – 10:00am
              • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
              • Bocce Ball Clinic – 2:00pm
              • Dinner – 5:30pm

            Tuesday

            • AANR Convention – “Western Days” – Willamettans
              • Pool Activities Posted Daily
              • Breakfast – 7:00am
              • Parade – 8:30am 
              • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
              • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
              • Hiking – 9:00am
              • Ping Pong Clinic – 10:00am
              • Dr. Mike – “Healthy Body Culture Can Benefit Families and Our Society” – 11:00am
              • Cribbage Clinic – 2:00pm
              • Dinner – 5:30pm
              • Ninkasi Brewery Tasting – 7:00pm
              • Cowboy Cadillac Band – 8:30pm

            Wednesday

            • AANR Convention – “Hawaiian Days” – Willamettans
              • Pool Activities Posted Daily
              • Breakfast – 7:00am
              • Parade – 8:30am 
              • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
              • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
              • Hiking – 9:00am
              • Shuffleboard Clinic – 10:00am
              • Volleyball Clinic 2:00pm
              • Lei & Wrap Making – 2:00pm
              • AANR Committee Presentations – 2:00pm
              • 4 Spirits Distillery Tasting – 4:00pm
              • Dinner – 5:30pm
              • Nudism in a Nutshell – Sharon McLeod – 7:00pm
              • Music by the Pool in the Fireside – 8:00pm

            Thursday

            • Volleyball – after 5pm – Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park
            • AANR Convention- “Arabian Nights” – Willamettans
              • Pool Activities Posted Daily
              • Breakfast – 7:00am
              • Parade – 8:30am 
              • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
              • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
              • Hiking – 9:00am
              • Pickleball Tournament – 10:00am
              • AANR Outboard – 1:30pm
              • Bocce Ball Tournament – 2:00pm
              • Dr. MIke Discussion Group – 2:00pm
              • Small Malt Scotch Society Gathering – 4:00pm
              • Vivacity Distillery – Tasting – 4:00pm
              • Dinner – 5:30pm
              • Music by the Pool in the Fireside – 8:00pm

            In the Northwest 08/12/2016 – 08/18/2016

             

            Friday

            • Meet & Greet @ the campfire – 7:00pm  – LARC
            • Social Night – 7:00pm – Mountaindale Sun Resort
            • AANR Convention- “South of the Border” – Willamettans
              • Pool Activities Posted Daily
              • Breakfast – 7:00am
              • Parade – 8:30am 
              • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
              • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
              • Hiking – 9:00am
              • AANR Outboard and Inboard – 9:00am
              • Tie Dye – 10:00am
              • Ping PongTournament – 10:00am
              • Silent Auction – 1:00pm
              • Cribbage Tournament – 2:00pm
              • Margarita “Happy Hour” – 4:00pm
              • Dinner – 5:30pm
              • Live Auction – 7:00pm
              • Whiskey Union Band – 8:30pm

            Saturday

            Sunday

            • Potluck – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
            • AANR Convention – “Sock Hop” – Willamettans
              • Pool Activities Posted Daily
              • Breakfast – 7:00am
              • Parade – 8:30am 
              • Snack Shack – 9:00am 
              • Hiking – 9:00am
              • Horseshoes Clinic – 10:00am
              • Horseshoes Tournament – 10:30am
              • Dinner – 5:30pm
              • Karaoke – 8:00pm

            Thursday

             



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            Why AANR?

             Why should you join AANR or TNS?  What value does it provide to you?  I could always point out the discounts that you get when you visit various nudist clubs, or the publications that let you know where there are safe places to go.  But the real reason that we need AANR is for insurance.  Our privilege to be able to practice social nudism is constantly being challenged.  Regularly in this publication we see stories that point out examples of such threats.  Without the network of watchdogs that we/AANR/TNS are, we will lose the progress that has been made by those that have gone before us.  As it is, we win some and we lose some.  But we need to keep up this fight.

            We can only do this by continuing to grow.  And this means you.  We need you to continue to be vigilant, letting others know when you see a threat and to join so that we have the membership numbers and dollars to be effective in this struggle.  

            There are various ways to join AANR.  You can join AANR as an associate through AANR.com. This means that you are an AANR member without a club.   Or you can join AANR at a discounted rate by joining through a club.  There are several event clubs in the region that are actively looking for AANR members.  You can contact them at.

            If you are an associate member and would like to transfer your membership to one of these clubs, download the transfer form from http://www.aanr-nw.org/Transfer.pdf and send it to the club of your choice.

             

             

              In the Northwest 07/15/2016 – 07/21/2016

               

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              Saturday

              Sunday

              Wednesday

              Thursday

               

              In the Northwest 007/22/2016 – 07/28/2016

               

              Friday

              Saturday

              Sunday

              Monday

              Thursday

              In the Northwest 07/29/2016 – 08/04/2016

               

              Weekend

              • Rustic Days – Lake Bronson
                • Western Themed Dance
                • Blind Canoe Race
                • Golf Cart Drag Race
                • Western Alder Smoked BBQ
                • Wine and Cheese party
                • Beach Campfire with weenie roast and S’mores
                • Badminton
                • Burger Lunch at the gazebo on the beach
                • Blind Canoe Race
                • Tennis Tournament
                • Dunk Tank
                • Canadian Ice Cream Social
                • Golf at the Blue Boy Country Club (10:00 am tee time)

              Friday

              Saturday

              Sunday

              Thursday

              In the Northwest 08/05/2016 – 08/11/2016

              Weekend

              Friday

              • Meet & Greet @ the campfire – 7:00pm – LARC
              • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
                • Crafts – 5:00pm
                • Dinner – 6:00pm
                • S’mores – 7:00pm
                • Lawn Games – 7:30pm
                • Night Walk – 9:00pm

                Saturday

                • Happy Hour- 5:00pm – Bare Mountain
                • Evening Fire – 7:30pm – Bare Mountain
                • Breakfast – 8:30am – LARC
                • Highway Cleanup – 10:00am – LARC
                • Block Party – 5:00pm – LARC
                • Outdoor Karaoke – 7:30 pm – LARC
                • Theme Potluck – 7:00pm – Lake Bronson
                • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
                  • Breakfast – 8:00am
                  • Trail Hikes – 9:00am
                  • Auction – 9:00am
                  • Vendors – 10:00am
                  • Team Competition – 10:00am
                  • Line Dance Lessons – 11:00am
                  • Lunch – 12:00pm
                  • Tournament Games – 12:00pm
                  • Coin Dive and Pool Games – 1:00pm
                  • Music Outside by Manilla Band – 2:00pm
                  • Dinner – 6:00pm
                  • Dance Two Plus One – 8:00pm 
                • Bike Ride – Sun Meadow Resort
                • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                • Cowboy TV – Sun Meadow Resort
                • AANR Convention – Willamettans
                  • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
                  • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
                  • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
                  • Breakfast – 7:00am
                  • Dinner – 5:30pm

                Sunday

                • Breakfast – 9:00am – LARC
                • Sun Fest 2016 – Mountaindale Sun Resort
                  • Breakfast – 8:00am –
                  • Volunteers meet – 8:30am –
                  • Vendors – 9:00am –
                  • Race – 10:00am –
                  • 12:00pm – Lunch
                • Potluck  – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                • AANR Convention – Kilts Day – Willamettans
                  • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
                  • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
                  • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
                  • Meet in the lodge if you’d like to help out – 4:00pm
                  • Pre-Convention no-host “Meet & Greet” in the Fireside – 7:00pm –
                  • Karaoke in the Fireside – 8:00pm

                Monday – AANR Convention begins

                • AANR Convention – “Bare it All” Day- Willamettans
                  • Pool Activities Posted Daily
                  • Breakfast – 7:00am
                  • Parade – 8:30am 
                  • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
                  • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
                  • Pickleball Clinic – 10:00am
                  • Full Moon Saloon – 12:00pm
                  • Bocce Ball Clinic – 2:00am
                  • Dinner – 5:30pm

                Tuesday

                • AANR Convention – “Western Days” – Willamettans
                  • Pool Activities Posted Daily
                  • Breakfast – 7:00am
                  • Parade – 8:30am 
                  • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
                  • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
                  • Hiking – 9:00am
                  • Ping Pong Clinic – 10:00am
                  • Dr. Mike – “Healthy Body Culture Can Benefit Families and Our Society” – 11:00am
                  • Cribbage Clinic – 2:00pm
                  • Dinner – 5:30pm
                  • Ninkasi Brewery Tasting – 7:00pm
                  • Cowboy Cadillac Band – 8:30pm

                Wednesday

                • AANR Convention – “Hawaiian Days” – Willamettans
                  • Pool Activities Posted Daily
                  • Breakfast – 7:00am
                  • Parade – 8:30am 
                  • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
                  • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
                  • Hiking – 9:00am
                  • Shuffleboard Clinic – 10:00am
                  • Volleyball Clinic 2:00pm
                  • Lei & Wrap Making – 2:00pm
                  • AANR Committee Presentations – 2:00pm
                  • 4 Spritis Distillery Tasting – 4:00pm
                  • Dinner – 5:30pm
                  • Nudism in a Nutshell – Sharon McLeod – 7:00pm
                  • Music by the Pool in the Fireside – 8:00pm

                Thursday

                • Volleyball – after 5pm – Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park
                • AANR Convention- “Arabian Nights” – Willamettans
                  • Pool Activities Posted Daily
                  • Breakfast – 7:00am
                  • Parade – 8:30am 
                  • Snack Shack- 9:00am 
                  • The Bun Marche – 9:00am 
                  • Hiking – 9:00am
                  • Pickleball Tournament – 10:00am
                  • AANR Outboard – 1:30pm
                  • Bocce Ball Tournament – 2:00pm
                  • Dr. MIke Discussion Group – 2:00pm
                  • Small Malt Scotch Society Gathering – 4:00pm
                  • Vivacity Distillery – Tasting – 4:00pm
                  • Dinner – 5:30pm
                  • Music by the Pool in the Fireside – 8:00pm

                 



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                Montana Naturist Organization

                 This is an open invitation to join MNO (the Montana Naturist Organization)!
                 
                Montana is called “The Last Best Place” with vast open areas, forest and BLM land, mountains, streams, and lakes—all waiting for a naturist adventure. If you would like to experience Montana join with us. Especially if you are an associate AANR member (that is, not registered through a club), transfer your membership today! If you need help transferring, please contact Bill Bisbee at bisnhoy@mac.com
                 

                AANR-NW July Rooster Rock/Sauvie Island Beach Clean-ups

                AANR-NW has continued to be beach adopters for the two legal nude beaches in Oregon as well as Rooster Rock State Park.  As such, two beach litter clean-ups must be scheduled each year to fulfill the agreement.  For a few years, the water was extremely high for the first one, to the point that even the trails were under water.  This year, the events have been scheduled later in the summer so that there is absolutely no chance of that happening. 
                The first beach clean-up will be on Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Rooster Rock State Park.  This is a clothing optional event, if you are cleaning in the nude area. It is highly suggested that you wear shoes and sun screen. Hats are also recommended if it is very bright.  Bring work gloves if you have them.  All tools and clean-up bags will be furnished.  We will be working with the Rooster Rock park staff. The Park Ranger Supervisor will have a list of projects that includes light to heavy work. Volunteers do not have to pay the day use fee.  Tell the person in the registration booth that you are there for the clean-up. When registering, you will receive a card to put in your window.  Meet at the east end of the parking lot near the restrooms.   This should not last longer than around three hours, and will be followed by a hot dog barbeque.  AANR-NW will provide cold water, sugar free lemonade, hot dogs, buns and trimmings and some dessert snacks.   Please do not  leave any items visible in your car. The only restrooms accessible from the nude beach are located near the parking area. 
                Sunday, July 31 – Sauvie Island-Collins Beach – clean-up at 1:00 p.m. – A parking pass is usually required and can be purchased at the store or deli after crossing the bridge to the island.  SOLVE may again be able to get us some free day-of-event passes for those that volunteer. Restrooms are close and located in the parking area. We will concentrate our efforts on the gravel road parking area and litter sweeps of the beach area. Meet on the beach near the second nude beach opening.   A hot dog barbeque and potluck will be held at around 3:30 p.m.  Contact gat@aanr-nw.org for further details on these events and on how to get a Collins Beach parking pass.
                There will be a repeat of the clean-ups on September 24 and 25 to fulfill the agreement for the year.

                AANR-NW Convention next weekend

                Sun Meadow Resort is holding their Skin to the Wind festival this weekend, followed immediately by the regional convention.  It started Thursday, July 7, and continues through Sunday, July 17.  They are hosting a band or dance every night for ten straight nights, plus games, food, presentations, and lots of fun.  See some of the details in the schedule below.
                 

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                  Come to the AANR Convention at the Willamettans

                   
                  For the first time in the history of AANR, the national convention will be held in the same region two years in a row.  After a great convention at Sun Meadow last year, AANR members will return to the Northwest again at the Willies. 
                   
                  AANR Northwest is unique in that member clubs work together to make the convention a success both in the number of attendees and in having fun.  An example is the reception called AANR NORTHWEST WELCOMES AANR to be held on Tuesday, August 16.  Each club is asked to bring hors d’oeuvre to share with our guests.  The theme that day is “Western Days”. 
                   
                  The Willamettans are planning a fun week of parades, sports, bands, great food and drink, and friendly folks.  Bring your club banner and show the country that you are proud to be part of this region.

                  The convention runs from August 8 – August 14.

                  More information can be found at http://willamettans.com.
                   
                   

                  Closure of Skinnydipper Hot Springs

                  Skinny Dipper Hot Springs, near Boise, Idaho, is now officially closed.  See http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/environment/article85008347.html  Growing Change, an environmental recovery group, is close to submitting a proposal that will address concerns.  Over the years, there have been many safety concerns as well as reports of illegal activity.  

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                          Summer is finally here

                          It’s finally here.  Time to come out of our shells and enjoy being out in the all together.  There are so many activities to choose from.  There are music festivals, runs and just sitting on the beach or lawn taking a good air bath.  .There are a couple of things not to forget.  Don’t forget sun screen.  It is important.   Don’t forget to be kind to your fellow nudists.  It is so easy to forget.  And lastly, don’t forget to stay vigilant.  Watch out for threats to  nudism.  In just this last week,two issues have crossed our desks.  Please, when you hear about troubling issues, please let someone know.  If it an emergency situation, call 9-1-1.  Otherwise, contact president@aanr-nw.org and gat@aanr-nw.org.
                           

                          You are invited…

                          You are encouraged to come to either or both the AANR-NW Convention at Sun Meadow (July 14-17) and the AANR Convention at the Willamettans (August 8-14). Fun activities are planned for both.  Your participation is welcomed.  Leadership wants to meet you and to find out what you think.  Your opinions count.  If you come, your presence will be noted and appreciated.

                          Erratum

                          The dates for a few of the concerts at this year’s “Skin to the Wind” festival were misstated in last week’s edition.  Please check for the corrected dates in this copy.

                                In the Northwest 06/24/2016 – 06/30/2016

                                 

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                                Forms: Invasion of the Naked Humans

                                Forms: Invasion of the Naked Humans, a nude art show, is opening June 18th in East Wenatchee at the Radarstation Gallery.  The opening reception is 3-9pm at  2201 Grant Road, East Wenatchee..  The exhibit features about 30 pieces of art.  At the opening and at a second open day in July, the gallery will also have nude models as hosts.  During the intervening times, the show is open via appointment.

                                Portland World Naked Bike Ride 2016

                                The 2016 World Naked Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, June 25th.  It will start at Mt. Scott City Park, SE 74th Ave and SE Knight St,  in Portland.  The annual, world wide bike ride highlights the vulnerability of cyclists and protests our society’s dependence on pollution-based transportation.  Many thousands of riders are expected this year.  At about 8:55pm an announcement will be made that the ride is about to begin.  The route will be not disclosed until the ride begins.  The adrenaline of the ride makes the cold of the Portland night disappear.
                                 


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                                    Skin to the Wind — AANR-NW Carnival (aka convention)

                                    The annual AANR-NW Regional convention this year is at Sun Meadow and immediately follows their Skin to the WInd Festival of Fun.   It all starts on July 7.  

                                    The musical line up has been announced and it is impressive.

                                    “Skin to the WInd” Festival of Fun

                                    Bryan Bowers – July 7
                                    The Angela Marie Project – July 8
                                    Buddy Mondlock – July 9
                                    Contra Dance – July 10
                                    Kray van Kirk – July 11
                                    DJ Dance with John and Laurie – July 12
                                    Halladay Quist – July 13

                                    AANR-NW Regional Convention  follows immediately on July 14th.  Sun Meadow is planning a great carnival with games, sports, and entertainment, including more concerts with Flagship Romance and  with Scott Kirby and another DJ dance.  We are still planning the workshops.  What are you interested in learning about?  What are you interested in teaching?  Please send your ideas to president@aanr-nw.org

                                    One workshop that we are planning will be where we will work on creating new brochures to explain nudism. We can bring together the people with the ideas with the people that like to write.   AANR has “From a woman’s perspective”.  We have a lot of knowledge about nudism.  Let’s work together and get some of our ideas down onto paper.  Perhaps we can write “From a man’s perspective”.  Another pamphlet might be about why nudism helps body acceptance.  Or one about how healthy nudism is for children.  These are just some examples.  It would be great to have this kind of information to put on http://www.aanr-nw.org and also to be able to hand out next year at Northwest Folkliife.

                                    Don’t delay in making plans for ten days of fun in Northern Idaho.

                                     

                                    Fremont Solstice Parade and Fair

                                    The Fremont Solstice Fair, fremontsolstice.com, is coming up this weekend, June 17-19, in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle.  It celebrates summertime with three full days of festivities, including arts and crafts booths, local entertainment, decorated cars and various street performers. The event draws more than 100,000 guests each year.  Two local nudists clubs, Tiger Mountain Club and Lake Bronson, are scheduled to have information booths in the non-profit section of the crafts market, so drop by and say hello, or join in to pitch nudism to the crowds.

                                    One highlight of the fair is the Solstice Parade, Saturday at 3PM.  The parade is always preceded by a large group of body painted nude bicyclists, with well over a thousand cyclists last year.  If you want to join in the bike ride fun, there is a painting party or you can do your own preparation.  Learn more at www.solsticecyclist.org.  If you just want to watch the cyclists and parade, the cyclists should reach the parade route about 2:30, and you should plan to arrive early to land a viewing spot.

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                                          • Breakfast – 9:00am  – LARC
                                          • Parade – 12:00pm  – LARC
                                          • Games – 1:00pm  – LARC
                                          • More Games – 6:00pm  – LARC
                                          • Convention Meeting – 10:30am – Willamettans

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                                          Welcome!

                                          Our newsletter community grew by about ten percent this last week with the addition of a number of people that we met at Northwest Folklife.   We bid you a warm welcome.  Please let us know what you would like to see in this space.  When you visit clubs or events, please let them know how you found out about them.  It will help us know that the work we are doing is making a difference.  If you see an interesting piece of news, please forward it to nudenews@aanr-nw.org.  Finding copy is not easy.  
                                           

                                          Protest Closure of Transit Stop Near Wreck Beach in British Columbia

                                          Translink,which is Vancouver’s transportation system, removed Bus Stop c-20 (University Blvd. and Marine Drive) without consulting with the Wreck Beach Preservation Society.  Removing the bus stop makes it significantly more difficult to use public transportation when visiting Wreck Beach.  No ridership analysis was done before removing this stop.   It is possible to add your name in support of the Wreck Beach Preservation Society at https://wreckbeach.wordpress.com/.

                                          Wreck Beach is an internationally-acclaimed 7.8 km long Nudist beach, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, making it North America’s largest naturist beach. – See more at: http://www.wreckbeach.org/#sthash.9ACIqFES.dpuf

                                          The text of the petition is 
                                          We, the undersigned users of Wreck Beach and Pacific Spirit Regional Park, draw TransLink Management’s attention to the following:
                                          WHEREAS:
                                          1. Our tax dollars fund TransLink (TL) which is for all public users. As major stakeholders on the Point Grey Peninsula, Wreck Beach Preservation Society (WBPS) members/ users deserve the same respect accorded residents, members of UNA and the Endowment Lands in Electoral District A, and UBC Staff, Faculty and students. Therefore, the WBPS should also have been directly contacted by TL regarding removal of Bus Stop C-20 as advised Fall 2015 by Krista Falkner of UBC Transportation. The WBPS was founded 47 years ago on the principles of having public input, before NOT after the fact regarding proposals of possible impact on Wreck Beach users and/or on the beach, foreshore and cliffs; 
                                          2. It is unacceptable that TransLink claims they are “responsible for safety of students,” made in the same context as references to “increased sexual assaults on Campus.” West Area Parks, stewards of Wreck Beach, and the UBC Detachment of the RCMP were also not consulted or asked about the importance of the C-20 Bus Stop to Wreck Beach users. No publicity appeared in The Vancouver Sun or Province and did not specify Stop C-20 or Wreck Beach. Groups were not approached unless they asked.
                                          3. Persons with mobility problems or age-related problems or families with small children, find it arduous to go another 440 steps or 60 metres after climbing nearly 500 steps; many Bus drivers along Lower Mall have also complained about the number of speed bumps. We of the Wreck Beach Community and Stakeholders on the Point Grey Peninsula therefore respectfully request the permanent re-instatement of the C-20 TransLink Bus Stop Summer 2016! 

                                          Conventions are Coming

                                          This week’s newsletter filled up.  So watch next week for information about the upcoming AANR-NW Regional Convention at Sun Meadow immediately following ‘Skin to the WInd’ for a Carnival of fun from July 7 – July 17.  And then from August 8 – August 15 put on a Happy Face at the WIllamettans at the AANR convention.

                                           

                                          2016 Eastern Gathering

                                          The Naturist Society’s 2016 Eastern Gathering is June 13-19 at Poyntelle, Pennsylvania. There will be plenty of workshops and activities of interest to naked folk, and it should be fun. I’ll be attending, so if there are any other nudists from the Pacific Northwest going, let’s get together there and compare notes on where to enjoy nude recreation in our rainy part of the States. For info on the gathering, see www.naturistsociety.com and click on “Events.” See you there?! — Kathy Blanchard

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                                          In the Northwest 06/03/2016 – 06/09/2016

                                          International Women in Naturism Weekend

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                                            It is time for AANR Elections.  Please take the time to vote.  It will be as simple as logging into the voting site and pushing a few buttons.  Or filling in a ballot and mailing it.   Easy to do.  Worth the effort.  The voter’s guide for this election is at http://www.aanr.com/blog/welcome-to-the-2016-aanr-voters-guide/.
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                                            Women in Naturism Weekend

                                            The Women in Naturism Weekend #WINW is a global open house led by Naturist Women at Nudist Resorts & Clubs around the world encouraging women to experience body positive nudism.  The idea of the weekend came from British Naturism, and is being sponsored by AANR, The Naturist Society and Women in Nude Recreation.  

                                            Here in the Northwest, two clubs are actively participating in the weekend.

                                            In the Seattle area, the lady SLUGS are hosting a tea party at LARC on June 5.   Little sandwiches and pastries will accompany various types of tea.   Kathy Blanchard, a SLUG who is frequently featured in ‘N’ Magazine, will be demonstrating some of her professional expertise about Bonzai. There will be supplies for making fascinators, frilly hair decorations.   The day will include a walk in the park with the naturalist naturist, a  hypnotic relaxation exercise and an opportunity for the ladies to share how they feel about nudism and to ask and answer questions.    During this discussion, there will be an alternative activity available for the guys so they won’t feel too excluded.

                                            In the Northern Idaho area, Sun Meadow is hosting several women’s tournaments over the weekend.  On Saturday morning, there will be a Women’s Frisbee Golf Scramble (a woman must captain the team).  In the afternoon, there will be a Women’s Boccie Tournament.  On Sunday, Sun Meadow will host a Hand and Foot Tournament .

                                            At both events, grounds fees are waived for women.   Please come and please invite your friends, especially your women friends who may be shy, but are interested in finding out why we like hanging out in our birthday suits..

                                             

                                            Northwest Folklife is still Coming

                                            Northwest Folklife is a four day music festival in Seattle Center.  AANR-NW is one of the sponsors and has a booth along the road between the fountain and Key Arena.  So, if you are a member of a club, please be sure to get your brochures and pictures to the booth.  if you want to come by the booth and help out, please do.  It is a lot of fun getting to know people.  You get to practice your ’30 second elevator speech’ about why you are a nudist.  I always learn something new about myself.  Or just stop by and say hi.
                                             

                                               

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                                                • Lady Slugs invite you to Afternoon Tea at LARC – 11am – SLUGS
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