Volume 18 Number 1, February 2006

In this Issue:
Dates to Remember
  • 12 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Picnic, Election of officers, Organizational board meeting
  • 26 11th Annual College Greek Athletic Meet (Rain date: April 9)
  • 9   Board meeting
  • 14 First Full-Moon Skinny-Dip
  • 22 Visit to the Bay Bares near Panama City
  • 30 First monthly picnic
  • 7   Board meeting (one week early)
  • 12 Full-Moon Skinny-Dip
  • 20 Beach trip
  • 28 Picnic and reminiscences.


Tallahassee Naturally is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of naturist recreation in north Florida and nearby areas. The club is an affiliate member of both the Naturist Society and the American Association for Nude Recreation.

Bare and Free is the official Newsletter of the Tallahassee  Naturally Club.  Articles appearing in Bare and Free may be reprinted by other naturist publications, provided that credit is given. Photos, however, may only be reprinted with written permission.

Club members are encouraged to submit , articles news items, and photos for publication. Please address all submission to: Tallahassee Naturally, P.O. Box 6866, Tallahassee FL, 32314 or To the Editor, 502 Airport Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32304 or

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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:

"I move to temporarily suspend that portion of Bylaw Article V, section B‑1, which requires candidates for the board to have attended two membership meetings, or one board meeting and one membership meeting.  Instead, to open all board positions except president to any current member as of January 1, 2006."

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):

1.  The accused shall receive in writing all charges, as approved by the board.

2.  The accused shall have at least two weeks to respond in writing or in person before the board.

3.  The board should strive for consensus, but can if necessary proceed on a two-thirds majority of board members present.  Upon voting for expulsion, the board shall immediately notify the accused in writing that he or she has two weeks to file a written request for appeal to the full membership.  Failure to appeal ends the process.

4.  If no membership meeting is called within two months of receiving such request for appeal, the expulsion shall become void, and the accused shall be immune from further prosecution for the same incidents.

5.  A two-thirds vote by those present at a membership meeting is required to expel.  Vote of the membership shall be final, though AANR members may have further rights of appeal through that organization.

6.  This process is a privilege of membership.  None of it applies to non-members, whom the board can banish permanently from the grounds, without a hearing or appeal.

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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.

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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:

10:00 registration

11:00 demonstrations and practice in the ancient methods

1:00   competition

You can find more details on our web site:

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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:

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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:

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