Northwest Nude News 4/27/2018




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2018 AANR Elections

Soon, AANR members will receive their May bulletins.  If you were an AANR member on March 15, 2018, you will receive instructions on how to vote in the upcoming AANR elections.  If you do not, call the AANR office at 1-800-TRY-NUDE.  You can download the voter’s guide from your member’s account on AANR.com or click this link.
http://aanr-nw.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/AANR2018Voter-guide.pdf

You are encouraged to vote.  In years past, less than 10% of the AANR membership has chosen its leadership.  Your vote counts.  Please take the time to vote.

Candidates were also invited to submit a statement to our newsletter in order to reach out to you, so this is a longer than usual email.  Candidates that responded are presented in alphabetical order for each position.
 

Tim Mullins Candidate for AANR President 2018

AANRforward

I feel my election to the office of AANR President will be a step toward raising AANR’s credibility as the leader of the nude recreation movement.
Experience:

  • Eight years as GAT Chair
  • Six years as AANR Member Trustee
  • Four years on AANR West Board of Directors
  • Local club president and officer
  • Newsletter Editor

Advocacy:

  • Meet with local government leaders.
  • Help Federal liaisons work in D. C.
  • Foster Regional GAT teams maintaining our local effectiveness.
  • Revitalize the Community Action Teams

Vision:

  • Renewed membership growth is important. But we also need to discuss other issues that we should be concerned about as nudists.
  • An emphasis back on local action including more booths and increased contacts at local, state and regional events that involve outdoor activities and recreation in general.
  • AANR must continue to be at the forefront of draft legislation that advocates nude use. Build on the past with a vision for a stronger future
  • We need leaders who will provide the vision for AANR as the leading organization of the nude recreation movement it should be.
  • We need to have confidence in our office’s ability to meet the demands for documents and support, and to respond to opportunities that arise throughout the year to promote nude recreation.

 

Kathy Watzel  Candidate for AANR President 2018

Kathy has been a nudist all her life and a member of AANR since 1991.  For 21 years Kathy has supported her home club Mountain Air Ranch in Colorado by serving as a member of the Board of Directors. She has assisted in writing and presenting proposals for MAR to state and county government offices to assure the club’s future.  During her years as a member of MAR, Kathy planned and organized hundreds of activities which included planning dances, sporting events, a kids camp, writing articles, interviewing and hiring club managers, and working on yearly budgets.
Kathy has served on the AANR board for the past six years, and has served as Planning Chair, Strategic Planning Chair and as a member of the Budget Committee. Through Kathy’s direction the Planning Committee has tackled tough issues. The committee has discussed and worked on developing a better process for helping clubs that have dropped below minimum membership levels, and discussed increasing reimbursement for Trustee expenses. Most recently the committee developed Proposition Statement #2 to reduce the current Trustee numbers from 14 to seven members. As Strategic Planning Chair, Kathy conducted a study to determine if AANR should sell the office property or continue to own the building. Through her leadership it was decided to maintain ownership which led to the remodel of the AANR building.
She was awarded the President’s Meritorious Service Award in 2016 for her ability to complete projects she was assigned.
The issues Kathy wants to focus on during this term as President are:
        Protect nudist freedoms for the future
        Continue to promote and defend the nudist lifestyle
        Complete the auto renew process
        Improve membership retention
        Conduct young nudist forums
        Continue to increase public acceptance
        Promote Woman in Nude Recreation (WINR)
For more information, please see http://www.kathywatzel.com
 

Karen Lahey Candidate for AANR Member Trustee – Northwest

I have been a member of AANR since 1998 and joined AANR-NW when I moved to the Northwest in 2004.  Since then, I have served in the region as a member of the Board of Directors, as Vice President and as President.  As Digital Communications Chair, I created the program to provide free web services that are available for all of our clubs.  I have been the editor and publisher of the Nude News for the last 10 years.  The purpose of this publication is to remind nudists of why we need AANR, that our freedom to be nude must be protected.   Currently, I am the chair of the AANR committee to replace the membership management software package that AANR has been using for decades.  We want to replace this software to make it easier for clubs to manage memberships and to give the office more time to generate excitement for new members.  I also serve on the board of the AANR Education Foundation.

While serving AANR-NW, I have been awarded the AANR Woman of the Year Award, the AANR Presidential Meritorious Service Award twice, the AANR-NW Woman of the Year Award twice, and the AANR-NW Presidential Meritorious Service Award.

We have many important issues facing us. We need to find a new Executive Director.  We need to continue to retain and grow our membership. We need to protect nudism from those that wish to restrict our freedom.  We need to promote and normalize nudism.  We need to find ways for all members to feel safe within nudist venues.  To do this, we must figure out who we are and what we stand for as an organization.  If we don’t, how we can plan for the future?   Let’s get clarity on who we are and then let’s build the organization to fit it. 

I listen. I lead by example.  I bring people together.  I am a problem solver.  I come up with innovative solutions.  And I follow through.  I ask for your vote so that I can work for AANR like I have worked for AANR-NW.    
For more information, please see http://www.karenlahey.com
 

Richard Patterson Candidate for AANR Member Trustee – Northwest

Currently:  AANR-Northwest Director (Representing the Willamettans) and Activities Chair for the Willamettans for six years.
 
In the early nineties I was very beneficial in raising funds for a food bank in Sonoma County, CA called Food For Thought. 
 
I owned and ran my own business for 35 years, and was hands on all aspects of the business, hiring and firing employees, buying merchandise, and promoting sales, and dealing with customers.
 
I have been an AANR member for six years and have become very passionate for the organization, I believe I have helped in making people more aware of the benefits that AANR has to offer, especially younger people.  I am a tireless volunteer who will bring my knowledge and fresh outlook to AANR.  my knowledge and fresh outlook to AANR.
 

Bob Roche Candidate for AANR Club Trustee Tier 4

Hi, my name is Robert R. Roche of White Tail Resort and I am running for Club Trustee of ANNR and would appreciate your vote.  I have held offices of Vice President and Trustee of AANR; President, Vice President and Director of AANR-East.  I received Man and Member of the Year Awards.  I also received the Lifetime Achievement Award.  I served for 15 years in the US Navy and I am a Vietnam Veteran. I founded, own, operate and President of White Tail Resort since 1983.  I have extensive experience with AANR and ANNR-East.
I will continue to use my extensive Nudist, Association, Resort Owner and Hospitality Industry experience to help develop AANR as a business Centric Organization, dedicated to expansion of membership, meeting AANR Mission Statement goals with a commitment to superior service for family-oriented nudists.  
I am committed to effective recruitment and retention of Generation X, Y and young families into AANR.  My successful leadership in financial management, membership growth, government affairs, association experience, 33 years establishing and growing one of the premier clubs in AANR-East.
Please vote YES for proposition 1.
NO for proposition 2. Refer to the Con Statement by Ricc Bieber, AANR-West  Director.  I totally agree this is a bad proposition for AANR.
 

Margie Cantlon Candidate for AANR Club Trustee Tier 6/7


I have been a member of AANR for 25 years, and a life member for 10.  I’ve been a rank and file member, committee chair, and now am a club co-owner.

My first club was Kaniksu Ranch, which I joined in 1993, and am a member today.  I was PR chair for a year and published the Kaniksu Post for 3 years.  My late husband Chas and I chaired two Naturist Gatherings at Kaniksu, and booked the concerts for one AANR-NW convention.

The next club I joined was the Montana Naturist Organization.  I was a founding board member and remained a member for several years.  After moving to Idaho in 2008, it was not possible for me to attend MNO events, so I let my membership drop.

In 1998, when fellow Kaniksu members purchased the property that was to become Sun Meadow Resort, I joined the large group of volunteers who helped build the resort.  In the beginning, the idea was to give Kaniksu members a place to go in the off season, and that is still one of our goals.

Before becoming an owner of Sun Meadow Resort, I served as Sun Meadow director for one or two AANR-NW board meetings, and I chaired the 2007 AANR-NW convention at Sun Meadow.

In May of 2008 Chas and I partnered with Mike and Terri Capshaw to purchase Sun Meadow Resort.  As a team we have hosted two AANR conventions, one Naturist Festival and two Naturist Gatherings, and except for Christmas week, we have been open continuously since we moved in.  We are slated to host the AANR convention again in 2019.

I am the AANR-NW scholarship committee chair, a post which is very important to me because I believe it is important to support young nudists.  I also joined the board of the AANR Education Foundation for the same reason.

I have attended several AANR convention meetings, and listening to those conversations has motivated me to add my voice and abilities to the conversation. I hope to help make AANR relevant to its membership, to help AANR membership grow, and to come up with ideas for attracting young families and young adults to look into social nudism, to give it a try, and to join our family.
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In the Northwest 04/27/2018 – 05/03/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

  • Karaoke – 7:30pm  – LARC
  • Activities – Lake Bronson
    • Shareholder’s Meeting – 10:00am
    • Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
  • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm 
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm
  • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 7:30pm at  Templeton Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest 05/04/2018 – 05/10/2018

Friday

Saturday

  • Cinco de Mayo Dance – LARC
  • Activities – Lake Bronson
    • Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
    • Cinco de Mayo Dance – 8:30pm
  • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
    • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm
    • Cinco de Mayo Celebration and DJ Dance
  • Potluck-Movie Party – 6:00pm – SLUGS
  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm 
    • Big Screen Music Night- 7:30pm
  • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 6:30pm at Templeton Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

Sunday – World Naked Gardening Day

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest  05/11/2018 – 05/16/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

Wednesday

Thursday

 

In the Northwest 05/17/2018 –  05/23/2018

 

Weekend

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest 05/24/2018 – 05/30/2018

  

Friday

Saturday

  • Activities – LARC
    • LARC Beautification – 9:00am
    • Dance – 7:00pm
  • Meetings, Meetings and more Meetings – Kaniksu
  • Activities – Lake Bronson
    • Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
    • Ship Wreck Dance – 8:30pm
  • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
    • Pickle Ball Tournament
    • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm
    • Aaron English Concert
  • Spring Fling Weekend – Willamettans
    • Snack Shack
    • Sunshine Cafe
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm
  • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 7:30pm at  Templeton Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

Sunday

  • Outside Games – 2:00pm  – LARC
  • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
    • Camp Cleanup
    • DJ Dance
    • Rich Goetz Memorial Bocce Tournament
    • Potluck – 6:30pm
  • Party Lane Progressive Dinner – 4:00pm – Lake Bronson
  • Spring Fling Weekend – Willamettans
    • Snack Shack
    • Sunshine Cafe

Monday

  • Breakfast – 8:00am  – LARC
  • Ron Sackmann Memorial Golf Tournament- 10:00am – Lake Bronson
  • Spring Fling Weekend – Willamettans
    • Snack Shack
    • Sunshine Cafe

Wednesday

Thursday

 



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2018 AANR-NW Convention

Squaw Mountain Ranch is pleased to host the 2018 AANR-NW convention from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. Grounds fees are $10 per day per person. Camp sites cost $10 per night and RV spaces with electricity and water are $13 per night. To encourage early arrival, we are waiving the grounds fees for Thursday. Lodge rooms are reserved for AANR and AANR-NW officers. Our snack bar will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner starting on Thursday evening.

The theme is centered around our 85th birthday. Come join us for a fabulous weekend of fun. Enjoy a live band, dancing in the buff, karaoke, poker night, disc golf, wine and beer tasting, fantastic food, and so much more.

2018 Convention Registration Form

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HIDDEN SPRINGS INDOOR NUDE RECREATION NIGHT

SPRING 2018 – April 29 – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  1. This is a Family Friendly event – there will be non-nudist life guards, but usage of the facilities will be done in the nude.
  2. Available facilities : 25 yard lap pool, 6 lanes 3’6” – 11’6” deep 82 – 84 degrees (some lane ropes may be removed for general pool usage) , two saunas, two hot  tubs, two steam rooms, two dressing rooms with combination lockers (the state health department restricts usage of saunas, steam rooms, or hot tubs to individuals who are ages 14 and older).
  3. There is a top limit of 50 pre-registered, pre-paid attendees, who will be required to show ID upon entrance. No weapons allowed (including pocket knives) on premises.
  4. Recommendation of two towels per attendee – one for sitting on in sauna or steam room, one for drying off.
  5. Those with disabilities barring usage of the facilities that are accompanying paid attendees and parents with very young children not using the facilities must also preregister and present ID and will be admitted without charge and are welcome to stay in the dressing room lounges or can sit in the bleachers on the pool deck.
  6. To save on costs, each person must sign a liability waiver either in advance or at the door. (attached so you can send in with your payment)
  7. Youth Pool Requirements
  8. Youth age 6 and under must have a 16 year old or older in the water within arm’s reach.
  9. Youth ages 7-12 must have a 16 year old or older remain on the pool deck while they are in the pool.
  10. Youth ages 13+ may be in the pool without a parent or guardian directly on the pool deck.
  11. There is a required ratio of not less than one parent/guardian for every five children in pool.
COST: 18 years or older – $20 with proof of AANR or TNS membership, $25 for general adult admission with no proof of organization membership, $10 children under 18 with accompanying registered parent(s).
 
Location details will be provided upon preregistration and payment. Contact treasurer@hiddenspringsnudist.org to register.

INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NUDE RECREATION HAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THE SECOND SATURDAY IN JULY AS INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY

 

In the Northwest  04/06/2018 – 04/12/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

Wednesday

Thursday

 

In the Northwest 04/13/2018 –  04/19/2018

 

Weekend – AANR-NW Spring Board Meeting – LARC

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest 04/20/2018 – 04/26/2018

  

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest 04/27/2018 – 05/03/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest 05/04/2018 – 05/10/2018

Friday

Saturday

  • Cinco de Mayo Dance – LARC
  • Activities – Lake Bronson
    • Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
    • Cinco de Mayo Dance – 8:30pm
  • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
    • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm
    • Cinco de Mayo Celebration and DJ Dance
  • Potluck-Movie Party – 6:00pm – SLUGS
  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm 
    • Big Screen Music Night- 7:30pm
  • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 7:30pm at Renfew Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

Sunday – World Naked Gardening Day

Wednesday

Thursday

 



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Second Annual (we hope) Non-Landed Club Event 

On March 23-25, the non-landed clubs in the western part of our region are gathering for the second year to get together and enjoy one another’s company at the Willamettan’s, with their gracious support.  But even if you don’t belong to one of these clubs, you are welcome to come and join the fun.   The domed swimming pool will be heated to around 88 degrees and the sauna and hot tub will be available.  All are open 24 hours a day.  Discount day use fees will be $10.00 for AANR members and $12.50 for non AANR members.  To get reservations for accommodations, go to: https://willamettans.wildapricot.org/Accomodations   There are probably no rental accommodations (rooms, trailers, bunkies) left, but plenty of rv/tenting sites.  
The gate will be working so contact the Willies office for the guest combo or you won’t be able to get in : 
Phone: (541) 933-2809
Fax: (541) 933-2796
E-Mail: office@willamettans.com 

The very full schedule is:
 
Friday, March 23

  • Welcome in the Lodge 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Group game (Bullsh#t) hosted by Shirley Gauthier of the Willies 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in lodge
  • Karaoke in the Full Moon Saloon (dancing) 7:30 p.m. until ?

 
Saturday, March 24th

  • Breakfast in Sunshine Café 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Local hike led by Willies member Steve Ilten at 9:00 a.m. at the lodge
  • Water Volleyball 1:00 p.m. in pool
  • Sunrover Meeting 2:00 p.m. in lodge
  • Sunrover open wine/cheese/hors’doeuvres event 2:30 p.m. in lodge – all invited! BYOB and something to share!
  • French Dance event taught by Patrick McMonagle of the SLUGS – this is totally participatory – Dances: An Dro from Brittany,  Bourrée from Berry or Auvergne (There are ‘Classical’ even ‘Ballet’ styles. We’ll do ‘Village’, suitable for 3 generations of a family to join.)  Dance off the Wine and Cheese – Work up an appetite 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in lodge  
  • Dinner at the Café 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    $8 – full dinner
    $5 – soup & salad
    $2 – dessert

    Sloppy Joes
    Jamaica Bowl*
    Sauteed Green Beans*
    Home Fries*
    Corn Chowder*
    Cole Slaw*
    Tossed Green Salad*Bread Pudding w/ Amaretto Sauce*
    Ice Cream*
                                                                         *Vegetarian

  •  Big Screen Music Night (dancing) in Full Moon Saloon 7:30 p.m. until ?  

Sunday, March 25

  • Breakfast in Sunshine Café 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Local hike led by Willies member Steve Ilten at 9:00 a.m. at the lodge
  • Water Volleyball 11:00 a.m. in pool
  • AANR-NW library/archive open from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. hosted by Mike Parker
  • Hidden Springs Meeting 2:00 p.m. in lodge
  • Leftovers (?) potluck 5:00 p.m. in lodge – farewell and thanks for all the food and fun!

  Non-landed Gathering – 2017

INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NUDE RECREATION HAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THE SECOND SATURDAY IN JULY AS INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY

 

 

In the Northwest 03/16/2018 – 03/22/2018

  

Friday

Saturday

  • Activities – Lake Bronson
    • Ireland Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
    • St. Paddy’s Theme Dance – 8:30pm
  • Activities – Squaw Mt. Ranch
    • Board Meeting – 10:00am
    • St. Patrick’s Day Party- 6:30pm
  • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
  • Activities –Willamettans
    • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm
    • Kids Gnome Hunt – 2:00pm
    • Big Screen Music Night – 7:30pm
    • St. Patrick’s Party – 7:30pm
  • Wreck Beach Swim -7:30pm – Lord Byng Pool – Wreck Beach Swim Club

Sunday

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest 3/23/2018 – 03/29/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

 

  • Tent up – LARC
    • Breakfast snacks & beverages
    • Mardi Gras Dance – 7:30pm
  • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm- Sun Meadow Resort
  • Meeting@the Willies  – Sun Rovers – 2:00pm 
  • Non-Landed Club Event – Willamettans
    • Breakfast – 8:30am
    • Local Hike – 9:00am
    • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm 
    • Open Wine/Cheese/Hors’doeuvres – 2:30pm
    • French Dance Event – 4:00pm
    • Dinner – 5:30pm
    • Big Screen Music Night – 7:30pm
  • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 7:30pm at Templeton Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

Sunday

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest 03/30/2018 – 04/05/2018

Friday

Saturday

  • Activities – Lake Bronson
    • Pre-Season Planning Meeting – 1:00pm
    • Greek Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
    • Ladies Night and Gents Night – 8:30pm
  • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
  • Potluck-Movie Party – 6:00pm – SLUGS
  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm 
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Sunday

Wednesday

Thursday

In the Northwest  04/06/2018 – 04/12/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

Wednesday

Thursday

 

In the Northwest 04/13/2018 –  04/19/2018

 

Weekend – AANR-NW Spring Board Meeting – LARC

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

Wednesday

Thursday



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Greetings from the President’s Desk
in the Winter of 2018!

We are not actually in hibernation with activities around the region. As I write, I’m at Sun Meadow for the chili cookoff – fitting with snow falling outside!  Beautiful. But there are also many other things to keep in mind. It’s time now to consider nominations for awards for both national and regional conventions which are both just around the corner. Your club has deserving individuals who have gone above and beyond in encouraging social nudity. We are an organization of volunteers, and this is one of the best ways we can recognize and express value for extra efforts.
Also, we are all getting ready for the upcoming season. Please post your activities on the regional calendar to be posted on the website and in Nude News. With enough notice you can also get your major events listed in the AANR Bulletin. Nationally, we are planning for Nude Recreation Week and trying to establish a National Skinny Dipping Day that can be celebrated with your club’s house. If you are looking for ways to promote your club activities, the marketing division at AANR is available to help you look at social media, that many of us find “challenging.” They send out articles you can amend to fit your own club with names and dates that fit.  They also encourage the use of Twitter and Facebook and are working to stay on top of the latest innovations that can attract new members to AANR and your landed or event clubs. Give Jeff a call at AANR (800-try nude) if you need help.  He’s there for you!

Status of Calgary Nude Swim Event

In January, the City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, canceled the scheduled nude swim at the local wave pool.  Since then, the local nudist group has agreed to special terms to allow them to have a February swim, including requiring parents to bring their children’s birth certificates with them to the swim. More details can be found at https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/skinny-dippers-rejoice-agreement-reached-to-resume-naked-swimming-events-at-calgary-pools-1.3785839. You can show solidarity with our friends in the north by signing the petition at https://www.change.org/p/change-org-shut-down-the-petition-to-shut-down-the-nude-sliding-event.
 

INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NUDE RECREATION HAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THE SECOND SATURDAY IN JULY AS INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY

 

In the Northwest 02/09/2018 –  02/15/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest 02/16/2018 – 02/22/2018

  

Friday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest 2/23/2018 – 03/01/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

 

Sunday

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest 03/02/2018 – 03/08/2018

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest  03/09/2018 – 03/15/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

 



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AANR-NW Government Affairs Team (GAT)

Submitted by: AANR GAT Chair – Shirley Gauthier gat@aanr-nw.org

What do AANR-NW nudists do in the winter?  Some are fortunate to follow the sun while others are busy planning nudist activities for the summer.  AANR-NW GAT has for over fifteen years hosted four beach cleanups every summer.  Two at Rooster Rock State Park and two at Sauvie Island clothing optional nude beach area.  Four beach cleanups are required to maintain the AANR beach adoptions through the Oregon State Park Adopt-A-Park program and SOLVE adoption program.
Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless but because they are priceless. (Author unknown) AANR-NW GAT is seeking priceless volunteers to host beach cleanups.  
You might be asking yourself what it involves.  Basically it involves committing to be at the park on a date you previously set date.  AANR-NW GAT Chair Shirley Gauthier and AANR-NW Public Lands Chair Mike Parker have lots of experience at beach cleanups and more than happy to guide you through the process.  
Sauvie Island cleanups have been directed at the gravel parking area and can be held most any time.  Rooster Rock cleanups are coordinated with the park rangers.  Beach events can be as simple as posting the date and time and requesting everyone bring their own water, sunscreen, and gloves.  Shirley and Mike would be very helpful writing and posting the events.  
Authur Ash once said “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”  If your one of our priceless beach volunteers please consider stepping up to hosting one of the beach cleanups.   
Qualifications to host a beach cleanup are simple.  Commit to show up on a specific date on time.  Welcome the cleanup volunteers and lend a bit of leadership.  AANR-NW beach volunteers are so experienced they will guide and mentor you!  

 

INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NUDE RECREATION HAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THE SECOND SATURDAY IN JULY AS INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY

Skinny-dipping, a wholesome tradition as old as mankind and frequently honored in art and movies, celebrates the natural joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing. To celebrate this rite of summer, the American Association for Nude Recreation (www.aanr.com) has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day.  For 2018, International Skinny Dip Day will be observed on July 14th.
On International Skinny Dip Day, the textile world can join with naturists and free themselves of their clothes and inhibitions by taking a dip au natural in their backyard pool, a secluded spot on a river or lake, at a sanctioned nude beach or at one of AANR’s 200 clubs and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally.

International Skinny Dip Day (ISDD) serves as the culminating event during National Nude Recreation Week. This annual celebration is an opportunity for individuals and families to visit clothing-optional clubs affiliated with AANR or The Naturist Society (TNS), and experience firsthand one of the fastest growing trends in both travel and recreation – the Nakation™. Many AANR-affiliated clubs have activities and events planned throughout the week – such as open houses, dance parties, sports tournaments, chili cook-offs, “bare buns fun runs,” health screenings, art shows, and more.
 

In the Northwest 1/19/2018 – 01/25/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest 01/26/2018 – 02/01/2018

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest  02/02/2018 – 02/08/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest 02/09/2018 –  02/15/2018

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

Wednesday

  • Activities – Willamettans
    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

Thursday

In the Northwest 02/16/2018 – 02/22/2018

 

     

    Friday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Wednesday

    • Activities – Willamettans
      • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
      • Karaoke – 7:30pm

    Thursday



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    A small step out of the clothes closet

    Here is an idea that I published four years ago.  Let’s try it again.

    Need an Idea for a Nude Year’s Resolution?

    Here’s a suggestion for a Nude Year’s Resolution that can increase acceptance of nudism. Let some of the textiles that you live and work with know you are a nudist. By doing this, nudists are no longer ‘others’. It puts a non threatening face on nudism. Each of us has our own individual comfort level about who knows we participate in social nudism. I propose that each of us takes a small step out of the clothes closet. This will be different for each of us. I am very open about being a nudist. Last year, it was a stretch when I agreed to enter a Toastmasters Humorous Speech contest with a speech titled “How to pack for a nude cruise”. But I did it. It was well received. Afterwards, I was asked questions and was able to to talk about the various nudist venues in the area. I also added that I wrote the AANRMobile app for Android to my professional resume. Now, I have to figure out what to do in the coming year. My challenge to you is “Are you willing to take a small step out of your comfort zone?” Not only will it help nudist acceptance, but it can be very freeing to conquer a personal fear. Send me your ideas karen@laheyfamily.org and I will share
    them (anonymously if you prefer) .

    Naturally,
    Karen Lahey

     

     

       

         

           

          In the Northwest 01/05/2018 –  01/11/2018

           

          Friday

          Saturday

          Sunday

          Monday

          • Ladywell’s Spa – 6:00pm – SLUGS

          Wednesday

          • Activities – Willamettans
            • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
            • Karaoke – 7:30pm

          Thursday

          In the Northwest 01/12/2018 – 01/18/2018

           

             

            Friday

            Saturday

            Sunday

            Wednesday

            • Activities – Willamettans
              • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
              • Karaoke – 7:30pm

            Thursday

            In the Northwest 1/19/2018 – 01/25/2018

             

            Friday

            Saturday

            • Activities – Lake Bronson
              • Greece Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
              • Up, up and away Theme Dance – 8:30pm
            • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm- Sun Meadow Resort
            • Activities – Willamettans
              • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm 
              • Forestry meeting – 2:00pm

            Sunday

            Wednesday

            • Activities – Willamettans
              • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
              • Karaoke – 7:30pm

            Thursday

            In the Northwest 01/26/2018 – 02/01/2018

            Friday

            Saturday

            Sunday

            Wednesday

            • Activities – Willamettans
              • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
              • Karaoke – 7:30pm

            Thursday



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