Northwest Nude News 1/19/2018




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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

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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

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Saturday

Sunday

Wednesday

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

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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

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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

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

 

     

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

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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

           

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          Monday

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

          Wednesday

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

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

           

             

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

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            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

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

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            Last Minute Gifts

            Tick, tock. Tick, tock.  The holiday gift buying season is quickly coming to a close.  So here are some fairly easy gift ideas .

             

               

                In the Northwest 12/15/2017 – 12/21/2017

                 

                Friday

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                Monday

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

                In the Northwest 12/22/2017 – 12/28/2017

                 

                Friday

                Saturday

                • Christmas Eve’s Eve Theme Potluck – 6:30pm – Lake Bronson
                    • Activities – Willamettans
                      • Water Volleyball – 1:00pm
                      • Karaoke – 7:30pm
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                    Sunday

                    Wednesday

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

                     

                    In the Northwest  12/29/2017 – 01/04/2018

                     

                    Friday

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                    Monday

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

                    In the Northwest 01/05/2018 –  01/12/2018

                     

                    Friday

                    Saturday

                    Sunday

                    Monday

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

                    Wednesday

                    • Pool, Hot Tub and Social and Potluck – 5:00pm – Willamettans

                    In the Northwest 01/13/2018 – 01/19/2018

                     

                       

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                        From the President’s Desk

                        What a wonderful place we live in! The great Northwest offers so much for nude recreation and I send our thanks to all of you who make this possible. The efforts of so many in our region and across AANR support our continued freedoms. As we come into this holiday season, enjoy the company of fellow nudists and please continue to post your events by sending them to the Northwest website. Get the news out! We want to help. I send warmest greetings for Thanksgiving and the days ahead. May each of you find peace and warmth of family and friends.

                        Dave

                         

                          In the Northwest 12/01/2017 –  12/07/2017

                           

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                          In the Northwest 12/08/2017 – 12/14/2017

                           

                            Weekend

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

                            Wednesday

                            In the Northwest 12/15/2017 – 12/21/2017

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                            In the Northwest 12/22/2017 – 12/28/2017

                             

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                            In the Northwest  12/29/2017 – 01/04/2018

                             

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                            • Bare Buns Polar Bare Dip & a Warm Lunch – 12:00pm – Lake Bronson

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                            Line in the Sand at Rooster Rock State Park 

                            Submitted by: Shirley Gauthier AANR-NW Government Affairs Chairman
                             
                            Long gone are the days when the entire Rooster Rock State Park was nude friendly and legal.  On May 15, 1979 the Oregon Transportation Commission adopted a certificate and order filing with the Secretary of State that drew a line portioning off a section of the park for use by textiles.  This was effective on May 17, 1979.  The documents I have states that this came about because nudity was being challenged by a small group with religious ties

                            Many AANR-NW members may remember the days when we would freely walk from the beach to the parking, rest rooms and picnic areas.  We enjoyed nude recreation throughout the entire park clear down to the boat launch area on the West end of the park.

                             When nude recreation was being challenged by a small group we can give credit to Regional Parks Supervisor Frank Stiles who favored designating an area for nude recreation over banning nudity altogether at Rooster Rock.

                            AANR-NW has for the past 15 years partnered with Oregon State Parks Dept. and holds the official adoption through the Adopt-A-Park program.  AANR-NW Government Affairs team volunteers were instrumental in working with Rooster Rock Park staff to create the verbage, and purchase the sign you see in the picture.  That sign has since faded, grown tired and worn.  

                            At the AANR-NW fall board meeting attendees were solicited to contribute to purchase additional signs at Rooster Rock.  As always members were generous in their financial support.  Rooster Rock Park Manager Glenn Littrell has ordered two of the rules signs and four additional boundary marker signs.  Glenn thanked AANR-NW for our funding and continued partnership with Oregon State Parks.

                            AANR members and volunteers make it happen!

                               

                                In the Northwest 11/17/2017 – 11/23/2017

                                 

                                Friday

                                Saturday

                                • Activities – Lake Bronson
                                  • Annual Shareholders Meeting – 10:00am
                                  • Thanksgiving Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
                                  • Swing Dance Lesson – 7:30pm
                                  • Swing Dance Theme – 8:30pm
                                  • Thanksgiving Party – 7:00pm – Squaw Mountain Ranch
                                  • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
                                    • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm
                                    • Nude Thanksgiving Potluck
                                  • Activities – Willamettans
                                    • Board Meeting – 9:30am
                                    • Thanksgiving at the Willies – 5:30pm
                                    • Karaoke – 7:30pm
                                  • Wreck Beach Swim -7:30pm – Lord Byng Pool – Wreck Beach Swim Club

                                  Sunday

                                  Wednesday

                                  • Textile Open House Weekend Starts  – 12:00pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                                  • Activities – Willamettans
                                    • Pool/Hot tub Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
                                    • Karaoke – 7:30pm

                                  Thursday

                                   

                                  In the Northwest  11/24/2017 – 11/30/2017

                                   

                                  Weekend

                                  Friday

                                  Saturday

                                  Sunday

                                  Wednesday

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

                                  In the Northwest 12/01/2017 –  12/07/2017

                                   

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                                  In the Northwest 12/08/2017 – 12/14/2017

                                   

                                    Weekend

                                    Friday

                                    Saturday

                                    Sunday

                                    Monday

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

                                    Wednesday

                                    In the Northwest 12/15/2017 – 12/21/2017

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                                      Winter Nude Swims

                                      While not in AANR-NW, our neighbors to the north give us ample opportunities to continue to swim throughout the winter.  Almost every Saturday, one of the clubs near Vancouver, BC, hosts a nude swim. 

                                      However, this next Saturday is somewhat special.  The Skinnydippers are hosting their monthly nude swim at the Newton Wave Pool in Surrey BC.  It’s special, because it starts and ends an hour early, which makes it easier for folks who want to travel home that evening.  The swim starts at 8:30pm, following a social dinner at Fay’s Family Restaurant at 6:00pm.  The Newton Wave Pool cycles through little waves, large waves and no waves.  The multiple story water slides are especially fun with no swimsuits.  Even the life guards have commented that they wish they could use the slides sans suits because we go so fast.  The site also has a large hot tub and a steam room.

                                      For this coming Saturday, check out the Skinnydipper’s web site https://www.skinnydipper.ca/index.php/events-calendar/event/16/Skinnydipper-Nude-Swim for more information about how to join and purchase tickets online so that you can save some money and time in line.

                                       

                                        In the Northwest 11/03/2017 – 11/09/2017

                                         

                                          Weekend

                                          Friday

                                          Saturday

                                          Sunday

                                          Wednesday

                                          In the Northwest 11/10/2017 – 11/16/2017

                                          Weekend

                                          Friday

                                          Saturday

                                          Sunday

                                          Monday

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

                                            Wednesday

                                            In the Northwest 11/17/2017 – 11/23/2017

                                             

                                            Friday

                                            Saturday

                                            • Activities – Lake Bronson
                                              • Annual Shareholders Meeting – 10:00am
                                              • Thanksgiving Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
                                              • Swing Dance Lesson – 7:30pm
                                              • Swing Dance Theme – 8:30pm
                                              • Thanksgiving Party – 7:00pm – Squaw Mountain Ranch
                                              • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm
                                                • Nude Thanksgiving Potluck
                                              • Activities – Willamettans
                                                • Board Meeting – 9:30am
                                                • Thanksgiving at the Willies – 5:30pm
                                                • Karaoke – 7:30pm

                                                Sunday

                                                Wednesday

                                                • Textile Open House Weekend Starts  – 12:00pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                • Activities – Willamettans
                                                  • Pool/Hot tub Social and Potluck – 5:00pm
                                                  • Karaoke – 7:30pm

                                                Thursday

                                                 

                                                In the Northwest  11/24/2017 – 11/30/2017

                                                 

                                                Weekend

                                                Friday

                                                Saturday

                                                Sunday

                                                Wednesday

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

                                                In the Northwest 12/01/2017 –  12/07/2017

                                                 

                                                Friday

                                                Saturday

                                                • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                • Meeting @ H & M’s – Sun Rovers
                                                • Activities – Willamettans
                                                  • Christmas Tree Decorating Party – 2:00pm
                                                  • Karaoke – 7:30pm
                                                  • “Big Screen Music” – 8:00pm

                                                Sunday

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                                                  Unwelcome Reception at Issaquah Salmon Days 

                                                  by Karen Lahey

                                                  For many years, my husband and I have manned an information booth for Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival.   The park is a long time member of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. I have had many conversations with the ex mayor, who was very supportive of our participation in the fair.  However, this year, we had two separate incidents that pointed out that nudism still has a long way to go for acceptance. 

                                                  The first was when Brian Twiggs, the Festival DIrector, approached our booth and insisted that one of our volunteers put his sweatpants on.  He was wearing a swimsuit.  The comment was “This is a family friendly event.”  Apparently, there had been an unspecified number of complaints.  They refused to tell us the number.  We objected, pointing out that it was a swim suit, bought at a local sporting goods store.  However, the volunteer immediately put on his sweatpants.  After a further discussion, Mr. Twiggs relented, and also reimbursed the club for the entry fee.  However, Mr. Twiggs first response was that a swim suit was not family friendly and that we were not family friendly.

                                                  The second incident occurred when I was visiting another booth, signing up as a volunteer.  I overheard one of the women running the booth talking with a woman from another booth (she was able to leave her booth because one of our volunteers was giving her a break).  They were saying how happy they were to not be near our booth.  They didn’t want to be associated with us because we were about sex.  When questioned, the one woman said they knew we weren’t really about sex, but they didn’t want the public to think they might be associated, by just being down the street.  The other woman, who had accepted our volunteer spelling her, wouldn’t even talk to me.  These were two groups that have had to struggle for their own acceptance, and who should have been willing to accept us in the same way.

                                                  It is really easy to think that nudism is accepted, especially when you talk among your friends about it.  But I fear we still have a long way to go.
                                                   

                                                      In the Northwest  10/20/2017 – 10/26/2017

                                                       

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                                                      Monday

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

                                                      Wednesday

                                                      In the Northwest 10/27/2017 –  11/02/2017

                                                       

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                                                      In the Northwest 11/03/2017 – 11/09/2017

                                                       

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                                                        In the Northwest 11/10/2017 – 11/16/2017

                                                        Weekend

                                                        Friday

                                                        Saturday

                                                        Sunday

                                                        Monday

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

                                                          Wednesday

                                                          In the Northwest 11/17/2017 – 11/23/2017

                                                           

                                                          Friday

                                                          Saturday

                                                          • Activities – Lake Bronson
                                                            • Annual Shareholders Meeting – 10:00am
                                                            • Thanksgiving Theme Potluck – 6:30pm
                                                            • Swing Dance Lesson – 7:30pm
                                                            • Swing Dance Theme – 8:30pm
                                                            • Thanksgiving Party – 7:00pm – Squaw Mountain Ranch
                                                            • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                              • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm
                                                              • Nude Thanksgiving Dinner
                                                            • Movie Night at the Laheys – 6:00pm – SLUGS
                                                            • Activities – Willamettans
                                                              • Board Meeting – 9:30am
                                                              • Thanksgiving at the Willies – 5:30pm
                                                              • Karaoke – 7:30pm

                                                              Sunday

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                                                                Rooster Rock End of Season Status 

                                                                by Zonker Harris

                                                                AANR-NW joins our fellow Oregonians and Pacific Northwest neighbors in mourning the losses from this extreme fire season. In the Columbia River Gorge, the Eagle Creek fire has been threatening our beautiful nude beach at Rooster Rock State Park. The western edge of this fire caused the evacuation of half of the nearby town of Corbett, and 3 smaller isolated fire areas were a stone’s throw away from Sand Island, which comprises a large part of the nude beach at Rooster Rock. (See the map below.)

                                                                The good news so far is that Oregon State Park Rangers tell us Rooster Rock is safe. Last week the east winds pushing the fire towards the beach shifted to the west, and this week several inches of rain helped firefighters to contain the fire at 46 percent. As the photos below show, the fire spread smoke and ash across the beach, and the potential for damage was very real. This fire had already jumped across the entire Columbia River, so a short hop to our beach was quite possible. Fire crews were concentrating on saving buildings and roads, so it was not certain that the park and our beach would not burn.

                                                                Rooster Rock is a real gem in the nudist world. It is one of the oldest sanctioned nude beaches in the USA. It features over 3 miles of nude beach up to 100 yards wide, 200-foot tall sand dunes, and habitat for wildlife including deer, osprey, heron, turkey vultures, frogs, turtles – and hundreds of naked people! The views of mountains receding into the gorge are amazing, and the sunsets are stunning.

                                                                 

                                                                The beach is also a great place to reach out to people who don’t know about AANR’s work to protect nude recreation on public lands and at resorts. Many local nudists had their earliest experiences at Rooster Rock, and a good number still return, even though they are club members. To lose all of this to fire would have really been devastating.

                                                                 

                                                                So far, I-84 remains closed to eastbound traffic. But when the gorge re-opens, I’m sure many of us will visit to see the fire damage for ourselves. Please donate to local fire relief efforts, and support local gorge businesses when it’s safe to return. And on your way, please visit our beautiful nude beach. Its survival is a bright spot in a charred landscape!

                                                                 

                                                                (Photos from: Rooster Rock State Park – Facebook page)

                                                                https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rooster-Rock-State-Park/138400149518048?fref=ts

                                                                    In the Northwest 10/06/2017 – 10/12/2017

                                                                    Friday

                                                                    Saturday

                                                                    Sunday

                                                                    • Activities – LARC
                                                                      • Breakfast – 8:30am
                                                                      • Canadian Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – 5:00pm
                                                                    • Potluck – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort

                                                                    Monday

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

                                                                    Wednesday

                                                                    In the Northwest 10/13/2017 – 10/19/2017

                                                                     

                                                                    Friday

                                                                    Saturday

                                                                    • Activities – LARC
                                                                      • Board Meeting – 10:00am
                                                                      • Games Nights – 6:00pm

                                                                    Sunday

                                                                    Wednesday

                                                                    In the Northwest  10/20/2017 – 10/26/2017

                                                                     

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                                                                    In the Northwest 10/27/2017 –  11/02/2017

                                                                     

                                                                    Friday

                                                                    Saturday

                                                                    • Activities – LARC
                                                                      • Grill Lunch – 12:00pm
                                                                      • Halloween Costume Party and Dance – 7:30pm
                                                                    • Activities – Lake Bronson
                                                                      • Pumpkin Carving – 1:00pm
                                                                      • Trailer Trash Trick or Treat – 4:00pm
                                                                      • Autumn Harvest Potluck – 6:00pm
                                                                      • Halloween Theme Dance – 8:30pm
                                                                    • Activities – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                                      • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm
                                                                      • Halloween Party and DJ Dance
                                                                    • Karaoke – 7:30pm – Willamettans
                                                                    • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 7:30pm  at Templeton Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

                                                                    Sunday

                                                                    Wednesday

                                                                    In the Northwest 11/03/2017 – 11/09/2017

                                                                     

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                                                                        AANR-NW Members of the Year!

                                                                        During the AANR-NW convention in July, two honorees were named member of the year.

                                                                        The member of the year award is given to a man or a woman for their contribution in promoting and/or furthering nudism at the regional level during the previous calendar year. Recipients will be presented with plaques at the AANR Northwest convention. Nominees must be AANR Northwest members but need not be members of the club that nominates them.  

                                                                        Judith King is a member of Sun Rovers and was nominated by Karen Lahey of the SLUGS.

                                                                        When Bare Spirits folded, Judith contacted its members and personally encouraged them to join Sun Rovers or another AANR club. All but two of them were retained. While this is a big win for Sun Rovers, it is also a huge win for AANR-NW. Keeping these members as members of a club will make it less likely that the region will lose them as AANR members. Thank you Judith. Additionally, Judith, along with Mike Parker, put in significant effort in planning the March non-landed group gathering at the Willamettans. Members from four clubs (Sun Rovers, Hidden Springs, The Rogue Suncatchers and SLUGS) gathered to meet and have fun. This gathering is evidence about how the Northwest can work together.

                                                                        Bill Bisbee is a member of Montana Naturists Organization and was nominated by Dave Smith of Kaniksu Family Nudist Ranch.

                                                                        Bill Bisbee has almost single-handed kept the naturist movement in Montana alive.  He has served as President, Director, and every other position, all at the same time to keep nudist opportunities available in his state.  He spends countless hours planning and carrying out activities and trips for the club in his beautiful home state. He has submitted excellent suggestions to the national organization to celebrate nudist rights on Independence Day. 
                                                                        Bill has continued through this year to persevere to continue these activities to support nudism in Montana, and is genuinely deserving of this recognition.

                                                                        It is not too early to nominate people for next year’s member of the year.  To find out more information, please go to 
                                                                        http://www.aanr-nw.org/for-members-only/awards/member-of-the-year/

                                                                             

                                                                              In the Northwest  09/15/2017 – 09/21/2017

                                                                               

                                                                              Friday

                                                                              Saturday

                                                                              Sunday

                                                                              Wednesday

                                                                              In the Northwest 09/22/2017 – 09/28/2017

                                                                               

                                                                              Friday

                                                                              Saturday

                                                                              • Activities – LARC
                                                                                • Breakfast – 8:00am
                                                                                • Highway Cleanup – 10:00am
                                                                                • Karaoke – 7:30pm
                                                                              • Louisiana Theme Potluck – 6:30pm – Lake Bronson
                                                                              • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                                              • Membership Committee Meeting – 11:00am – Willamettans
                                                                              • Music Videos- 7:30pm – Willamettans

                                                                              Sunday

                                                                              Wednesday

                                                                              In the Northwest 09/29/2017 – 10/05/2017

                                                                               

                                                                              Weekend

                                                                              • AANR-NW Board Meeting – Kaniksu

                                                                              Friday

                                                                              Saturday

                                                                              • Activities – Kaniksu 
                                                                                • AANR-NW Committee Meetings and Forums
                                                                                • AANR-NW Rap Session
                                                                                • AANR-NW Reception
                                                                              • Activities – Lake Bronson
                                                                                • Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup – 10:00am
                                                                                • Mac and Cheese Taste-Off – 5:30pm
                                                                                • 1950’s Favorites Potluck – 6:30pm
                                                                                • Black Light Glow Dance – 8:30pm
                                                                              • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                                              • SR Meeting at D.A.s –  Sun Rovers
                                                                              • Karaoke – 7:30pm – Willamettans
                                                                              • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 7:30pm  at Templeton Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

                                                                              Sunday

                                                                              Wednesday

                                                                              In the Northwest 10/06/2017 – 10/12/2017

                                                                              Friday

                                                                              Saturday

                                                                              Sunday

                                                                              • Activities – LARC
                                                                                • Breakfast – 8:30am
                                                                                • Canadian Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – 5:00pm
                                                                              • Potluck – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort

                                                                              Monday

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

                                                                              Wednesday

                                                                              In the Northwest 10/13/2017 – 10/19/2017

                                                                               

                                                                              Friday

                                                                              Saturday

                                                                              • Activities – LARC
                                                                                • Board Meeting – 10:00am
                                                                                • Games Nights – 6:00pm

                                                                              Sunday

                                                                              Wednesday



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                                                                                AANR-NW Celebrates!

                                                                                Submitted by:  AANR-NW GAT Chair Shirley Gauthier

                                                                                AANR-NW celebrates a fifteen year partnership with the Oregon State Parks Department.  Dues paying members provide the finances that secure our ability to continue.   AANR-NW was approached at an Oregon Recreation and Parks Association trade show in the late 1990’s.  AANR-NW  met with the Ranger at Rooster Rock State Park in 2002.  A partnership began that over the years has proven to be a success for all.  AANR is the proud adopter of Rooster Rock State Park through the Oregon State Park Adopt-A-Park program.  AANR-NW holds SOLVE adoptions at Sauvie Island and Rooster Rock. 

                                                                                Working relationships do not “just happen.”  It takes money, volunteer time, energy, and commitment.  AANR-NW members, resorts and clubs accepted the challenge and have always come through with that much needed support for nude recreation on public lands.  We must complete two beach cleanups each year at Sauvie Island and at Rooster Rock to complete our adoption obligations.

                                                                                Every club and resort has at one time or several times over the past fifteen years participated in some way.  It would be impossible to even try and name all the contributions since 2002.

                                                                                This year a shout out to Hidden Springs Travel club members for their continued strong volunteer base, Mountaindale Sun Resort for the volunteer appreciation dinner and free ground fees, Willamettans Family Nudist Park for the volunteer appreciation gift cards of a free two night and three day visit and volunteers.  A shout out to Kaniksu Ranch for the Bare Buns Run t-shirts and  the Barebackers cash donation towards hotdogs!  Squaw Mountain Ranch and a local Meet-Up group provided volunteers.  

                                                                                I challenge everyone to contribute to our beach cleanups. Our greatest need are volunteers the day of the cleanups.  If your interested in hosting a beach cleanup it’s easy!  Simply contact Mike Parker AANR-NW Public Lands at mikpar@prodigy.net or AANR-NW GAT Chair Shirley Gauthier at sherbog@msn.com.
                                                                                 

                                                                                       In the Northwest 09/08/2017 – 09/14/2017

                                                                                      Weekend

                                                                                      Friday

                                                                                      Saturday

                                                                                      • Activities – LARC
                                                                                        • Board Meeting – 10:00am
                                                                                        • Grill Lunch – 12:00pm
                                                                                        • Games Nights – 6:00pm

                                                                                      Sunday

                                                                                      • Activities – LARC
                                                                                        • Chili Cook Off – 11:30am
                                                                                        • Potluck Lunch – 12:30pm
                                                                                        • General Membership Meeting ELECTIONS – 1:30pm
                                                                                        • Potluck – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort

                                                                                        Wednesday

                                                                                        In the Northwest  09/15/2017 – 09/21/2017

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Friday

                                                                                        Saturday

                                                                                        Sunday

                                                                                        Wednesday

                                                                                        In the Northwest 09/22/2017 – 09/28/2017

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Friday

                                                                                        Saturday

                                                                                        • Activities – LARC
                                                                                          • Breakfast – 8:00am
                                                                                          • Highway Cleanup – 10:00am
                                                                                          • Karaoke – 7:30pm
                                                                                        • Louisiana Theme Potluck – 6:30pm – Lake Bronson
                                                                                        • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                                                        • Membership Committee Meeting – 11:00am – Willamettans
                                                                                        • Music Videos- 7:30pm – Willamettans

                                                                                        Sunday

                                                                                        Wednesday

                                                                                        In the Northwest 09/29/2017 – 10/05/2017

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Weekend

                                                                                        • AANR-NW Board Meeting – Kaniksu

                                                                                        Friday

                                                                                        Saturday

                                                                                        • Activities – Kaniksu 
                                                                                          • AANR-NW Committee Meetings and Forums
                                                                                          • AANR-NW Rap Session
                                                                                          • AANR-NW Reception
                                                                                        • Activities – Lake Bronson
                                                                                          • Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup – 10:00am
                                                                                          • Mac and Cheese Taste-Off – 5:30pm
                                                                                          • Potluck – 6:30pm
                                                                                          • Dance – 8:30pm
                                                                                        • Potluck Patio Party – 4:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort
                                                                                        • SR Meeting at D.A.s –  Sun Rovers
                                                                                        • Karaoke – 7:30pm – Willamettans
                                                                                        • N.I.F.T.Y. Swim – 7:30pm  at Templeton Pool – N.I..F.T.Y

                                                                                        Sunday

                                                                                        Wednesday

                                                                                        In the Northwest 10/06/2017 – 10/12/2017

                                                                                        Friday

                                                                                        Saturday

                                                                                        Sunday

                                                                                        • Activities – LARC
                                                                                          • Breakfast – 8:30am
                                                                                          • Canadian Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – 5:00pm
                                                                                        • Potluck – 6:30pm – Sun Meadow Resort

                                                                                        Monday

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

                                                                                        Wednesday



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