BARE AND FREE
|Volume 18||Number 1, February 2006|
In this Issue:
Dates to Remember
Plan to Attend the Annual Membership Meeting March 12
On Sunday, March 12, we will begin with a picnic at 1:00. Bring some food to share. At 2:00, please plan to participate in our annual business meeting and elections. A brief organizational meeting of the new board will follow the annual membership meeting.
This is an important year to attend, for we have at least three vacancies coming up on our board of directors. We are hoping to elect some students and other young people with fresh ideas. But because winter weather forced us to cancel our scheduled membership meeting in December, not everyone is as qualified by now as we had hoped. Our bylaws provide a way around that if we get a unanimous vote on the following:
If you are interested in serving your club in a more active way, let Grant or Paul know. We will also be appointing members to these committees: Grounds, Social, Political, and Land Search. Tell us where your interests lie.
Also on the agenda this year is one minor bylaw clarification--a longtime policy, but perhaps not spelled out strongly enough in the bylaws. (The only change is in italics.)
Clarify Bylaw article X, section H by adding a new item 6 to read:
H. The board shall have authority to expel any member for just cause -- provided that due process is followed (each step in sequence):
Naturist Festival Is Smaller but Busy
The Mid-winter Naturist Festival occurs every February, as Florida clubs gear up for the legislative session (where all seems quiet so far). But last year, there was a second Naturist Gathering in August. The result has been lower-than-usual attendance at both. Paul represented our club this year and, despite several Florida clubs being absent, presented to those in attendance our reasons for opposing any change of FANR's name.
There was, as usual, a jammed schedule of workshops on everything from Florida beaches, to massage, to nude photography, to readings by the Naked Poets Society. Paul lead workshops on Greek Athletics and the Arts, Informing Politicians of Naturist Family Values, Attracting College Students, and the Professors & Researchers Special Interest Group.
Get Ready for College Greek Athletics March 26
Our eleventh annual College Greek Athletic Meet is scheduled for March 26. (Rain date is April 9.) Though the event has never grown as large as we would like, it continues to draw a small group of enthusiastic people year after year.
Entry classifications are male athlete, male non-athlete, female athlete, and female non-athlete. Any nude person of any age may compete, though the victory wreaths are reserved for the top college student in each classification.
We compete in the Pentathlon events: long jump, discus, 200-yard dash, javelin--and a type of stand-up wrestling only in case of a tie. No experience is needed to compete as a non-athlete. Just come out and give it the old college try.
Schedule for the day is:
11:00 demonstrations and practice in the ancient methods
You can find more details on our web site: http://www.tallahasseenaturally.org/greek_athlet.html
Free Magazines for Students
As we go to press, we have just learned that Travel Naturally is offering a free one-year subscription to any college student. (That is the same magazine where Paul publishes his articles on the nude in art history.)
Students need to send a photocopy of their valid student ID to:
Travel Naturally Magazine Attn: College Student Subscription POB 317 Newfoundland, NJ 07435
Professors are eligible too. The magazine also sponsors a $500 scholarship for a publishable article with photos. For details on this and other available scholarships, see the Youth Activities section of our web site at: http://www.tallahasseenaturally.org/youth_opp.html
The Lake Is Available All Weekend
Families with children are especially encouraged to come on picnic days.
Meetings and picnics usually start at 2:00. If both are on the same day, we start at l:00.
Check calendar updates on our web page: http://www.tallahasseenaturally.org/calendar.html