Northwest Nude News 11/28/2013

Northwest Nude News 11/28/2013

This week in the Northwest

Game Night – Willamettans

Naked Drumming – Sun Lovers Under Gray Skies

Spokane Valley and Nudity

Despite AANR efforts to prevent the outlawing of public nudity in the
City of Spokane Valley, the city council unanimously adopted the
ordinance see
This law criminalizes simple nudity (but excludes adult entertainment)
in public places. Thanks to trustee Kathy Smith and vice-president Dave
Smith for speaking out against this ordinance.
They are quoted in the Spokesman
And it is discussed in the Seattle Times Blog

Nudist Rights

There are a variety of ways that AANR and AANR-NW use to communicate
with our members about our nudist rights. AANR publishes “The
Bulletin”, our monthly newspaper/magazine which goes to all AANR
members. It always has reporting by our Government Affairs Team, and by
AANR’s president and Executive Director. AANR also sends out via the
internet, the “eBulletin”, which often contains articles related to
nudist rights. You can sign up to receive the eBulletin by visiting the
AANR website,

AANR-NW publishes the “Northwest Nudescene” four times per year, an
insert to The Bulletin sent to all AANR-NW members. However, the best
way to keep up with events and what is happening related to nudist
rights is this eNews that you are reading. Please encourage your nudist
and non-nudist friends to subscribe to the eNews. Visit the AANR-NW
and sign up. OR send an email to eNewsSignUp@>

with the subject: “subscribe eNews”.

John Salvin

On October 11, John Salvin, a member of Fraternity Snoqualmie, passed
away. See his obituary at

John was an ASA (AANR forerunner) trustee from 1969-1975. He was
awarded the first Hall of Fame award from the NSA (AANR-NW forerunner)
in 1988, Because of his leadership, at the fall AANR-NW board meeting,
we set aside funds to record a video interview with him. Unfortunately,
we were too late to get that interview.
Stan and Gretchen Nanevicz from FS have written a heartfelt obituary
about him and we would like to share that below with you.


With the passing of long time member John Salvin, Fraternity Snoqualmie
has lost one of the most dedicated and influential figures in the nudist
world. John, along with his wife Ethel and daughter Becky first came to
Forestia (FS) in the early 1960’s. It didn’t take long for them to
accept nudism as a way of life that would continue for more than half a
Right from the start, John, a man of vision, could foresee that the
survival of the club and of nudism would require some serious public
relations efforts. He took it upon himself to actively pursue this goal.
John was not at all reluctant to tell people that he was a nudist. He
was proud of the fact. In interviews with the press or other public
media, he used his full name and not simply his first name or a
nickname. He gave truthful answers to all questions that were asked,
always portraying nudism as a wholesome activity, suitable for people of
all ages and all walks of life. He encouraged participation not only by
entire families, but also by single men and women, regardless of race or
John’s PR efforts took many forms including the chairmanship of
“Visitors’ Days” events, the design of floats for the Issaquah Salmon
Days Parade, the preparation of newspaper ads, speeches before civic
groups, and the invitation of members of the press to our park. He even
went so far as to speak to groups of high school students, being very
careful to avoid saying anything that would likely be considered
offensive. John believed that nudism should be practiced at nudist
parks, resorts, nude beaches, or other places that had been officially
set aside as nudist areas. He never appeared nude in public places
where nudity had not been officially sanctioned.
John’s profession was the manufacture and installation of draperies. He
owned a shop in Seattle’s south end, and he served a large number of
customers. (He made some beautiful drapes for us. They still grace our
home.) Among his customers was the Alaska Marine Highway which had a
fleet of ferries that travelled between Seattle and Haines, Alaska.
Another big customer was the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A Fraternity Snoqualmie intra-organizational group with which John and
Ethel were involved was the Forestian Camera Club. This club, also
affiliated with the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs, consisted of FS
members whose amateur photographic skills were devoted mainly to
Kodachrome slides (no digital in those days). We would gather at a
restaurant in Seattle and then, after dinner, we would proceed to John’s
shop where there was a large room, quite suitable for slide viewing.
Often we drove to the restaurant, taking our son, Tom ( a pre-teen in
those days) with us. After dinner, Tom liked to ride to the shop with
John and Ethel. John had a way with kids. He knew a few “magic”
tricks, mostly with cards or coins and Tom was fascinated with this. He
once told us, “John Salvin is a Magician!” One day, we were outside our
house and Tom was indoors. The phone rang and he answered it. He stuck
his head outside and yelled, “Telephone!” We asked who it was and Tom
replied, “Hocus Pocus!” This was our private nickname for John for
umpteen years.
John served on the FS Executive Board for many years, but never chose to
seek election as club president. He believed that he could do more for
the club as chairman of various committees, especially Public Relations.
Eventually, he decided not to run again for the executive board. He
was selected to be a Board Member Emeritus, whereby the Board relied
heavily on his words of advice, based on knowledge gained through years
of service.
After John retired from the drapery business, he and Ethel became
“snowbirds”. Every autumn, they would drive to Southern California.
While there, they would make frequent trips to Mexico. These trips
were, in part, for sightseeing, but mainly they were “booze runs”. They
would bring back, across the border, the legal limits so that, in the
Spring, when they returned to the “Gray Northwet”, they could bring
home a few bottles of Kahlua and a few bottles of Bombay Sapphire.
And, so we say a final “Good bye” to John. Our sympathies are with
Ethel, Becky, and the grandkids. Truly, we share the loss. John could
tell a joke and make us laugh. Or his words could take a more serious
tone, but when he spoke, people would listen. In physical stature, he
was about average, but in his accomplishments, in the impact he had on
our lives, John Salvin was a giant among men.
Stan and Gretchen Nanevicz