The 2020 AANR-NW Spring Board is happening at Sun Meadow Resort April 3– April 5. Sun Meadow is planning to show us all a good time with a welcome receptions, games, movies and other activities
Board Meetings are open to all AANR members. You are not only allowed to come, but encouraged. In addition to running the region, we have a great time. Please join us.
SLUGS (Sun Lovers Under Gray Skies) have cancelled all of their events this week in order to keep everyone safe. The April Spa event has also been cancelled.
Last week, the NY Times featured an article about nudist living. The Joy of Cooking Naked. The article was written at Lake Como in Lutz, FL. The author did a great job describing how nudists live. The article was picked up by several other newspapers and was even discussed on the NPR Radio show Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
It is time to dust off your camera and start submitting your photographs for the third annual AANR-NW Photography Contest. Please take this opportunity to share your beautiful and stunning photos. And win cash prizes and accolades. The contest will have several categories. For each category that has at least five entries, there will be a $75 prize. The Grand Prize winner will be $150. The online deadline for submissions is July 12, 2020. If you wish, you can bring a print of your submission, with a digital copy, to the AANR-NW Convention at Sun Meadow Resort by July 15, 2020. You must own any photo that you submit. You must have a photo release for anyone in any of the photos that you take. The rules and how to submit your photos can be found at https://www.aanr-nw.org/2020-photography-contest If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Sometimes, being on a nude beach can be freeing, even if you don’t bare it all. Little Beach in Hawaii is featured in a story in the New York Times.
For those going on the Bare Necessities 2020 Big Nude Boat on the Carnival Legend this month, let’s get together at the pizzeria at 2:00 pm on February 25, the first full sea day. The pizzeria is in the buffet area on the Lido deck. This will be an opportunity to see old friends and meet new friends from the Pacific Northwest. I will be in cabin 5219 and will post up-to-date information and changes on our door. If you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A husband and wife had both removed their tops while installing drywall in their own garage when her stepchildren came in. She was charged with three counts of lewdness involving a child. These charges could carry a sentence of up to one year in jail and ten years on the sex offender registry. Being on this registry would prevent her from seeing her step children.
A Salt Lake City judge, Kara Pettit, rejected a challenge to these charges that the law was unconstitutional, saying, “The Court finds the government has an important interest in enacting laws to protect the health, safety, welfare, and morality of children, and to prevent them from being exposed to lewdness,”
You can read more about this case in Utah Judge Rules Against Woman Who Was Topless in Her Own Garage
by Karen Lahey – AANR Member Trustee
The 2020 AANR Mid-WInter Board Meeting meets this coming week at Suwannee Valley Resort in White Springs, Florida. The AANR Board meets in person twice each year, once in February and once in August, while we do work via email and phone during the rest of the year.
I am your AANR Trustee and will be representing you at this meeting. You can download the reports package from the https://www.aanr.com/members/member-downloads after you login to the website. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. My email is email@example.com
You can get your raffle tickets for the Beaches Foundation Institute Fundraiser at https://beachesfoundation.org/fundraiser/. Beach Education Advocates for Culture, Health, Environment & Safety (B.E.A.C.H.E.S.) Foundation Institute aims at establishing amicable and mutually beneficial working partnerships with government, business, naturist beach advocacy groups and the public to design, establish and manage designated clothing-optional or naturist areas at public beaches
BBC News published an in depth article about the top-free movement in the US on January 8, 2020. Does the US have a problem with topless women describes the successful Top-Free movement in Colorado. The online article includes other interesting links about nudism.