Convention News

AANR-NW and AANR convention news

Jim Lahey, NW NudeScene editor

The regional convention was held at Kaniksu Ranch in July. The convention included a DJ dance, games and sports tournaments.

Here are the awards that were presented at the convention.

Member of the Year – Mike Capshaw. In addition to the many hours that Mike spends making sure that nudists are welcome, happy, and safe at Sun Meadow, Mike Capshaw has gone above and beyond in his work with preparing the graphics for our marketing materials. He has designed our banners and our brochures. Mike also stepped in to be our contact person for the AANR-NW sponsorship of the Portland WNBR. He and his team are also hosting the 2019 AANR convention and frequently hosts AANR-NW board meetings and conventions.

Member of the Year – Jim Lahey. I would like to nominate Jim Lahey for person of the year for his long and tireless service as secretary and as NudeScene editor and for his work on the AANR-NW website and on support for other club websites in the region that was above and beyond.
President’s Award – Shirley Gauthier

President’s Meritorious Award – Donna Jennings, for her work as Vice-President and other work to support the region and the president.

Scholarship – Marie from Sun Meadow, who is now attending the University of Idaho.

Photography Awards:
Grand Prize and “At Your Club” – Robert Dashiell with the photo “Bare Buns Fun Run Start”
“Nude but Not Nude” – Mike Capshaw with the photo “At the Cafe”
“Out in Nature” – Alison with the photo “Nantucket”
“Out in Nature 2″ – Ron for the photo “Yoga Bare”
The contest winners and other entrants can be seen on the first page of

Sun Meadow is the site of the 2020 AANR-NW convention. The Willamettans was selected as the site of the 2021 convention.

The AANR convention was held in August at Sun Meadow in Worley, ID, here in the Northwest.

Awards that went to Northwest members and groups were:
Host Club Award – Sun Meadow Resort
Schofield Trophy, for the non-landed club that accumulates and documents the most mileage per member on visits to landed clubs in North America – Hidden Springs, 985 miles per member in 2018.
Non-Nudist Newspaper Article – “What Nudism is Really Like”, Charlotte Houston of The Daily of the University of Washington. Visit and search for the article title.
Non-Nudist Newspaper Article – “Wear Sunscreen ‘Bare Buns on the Run’”, The Inlander, Spokane WA. Couldn’t find an online copy.
Non-Nudist TV Media Award – “Washington State Senator Rebecca Saldana addressed the Washington Senate on Social Nudism”
Non-Nudist Radio Media Award – Sun Meadow Resort, Idaho Matters
President’s Meritorious Service Award – Karen Lahey
President’s Meritorious Service Award – Kathy Smith

The 2020 AANR convention will be at Star Ranch near Houston, TX. The 2021 AANR convention will be at Suwannee Valley Resort in northern Florida.