BARE AND FREE
|Volume 19||Number 4, November 2007|
In this Issue
Days to Remember
We Are Open Year-Round: Friday Afternoons Too
We do not have to close down at the end of October after all. Our landlady's family have had no luck finding wealthy hunters, and so have proposed that we stay--at a rate totaling more than a thousand dollars above what we paid last year. To sweeten the deal, they threw in Friday afternoons year-round.
Through better attendance and better collecting, our gate receipts are running about $500 above last year. To come up with the other $500, our membership voted on September 30 to raise grounds fees--something we have not done for several years. These new fees go into effect January 1:
Daily--non member: raised from $15 to $20
Daily--AANR/TNS: raised from $12 to $16
Daily--member: raised from $10 to $15
Daily--student member: raised from $5 to $7
Monthly--member: currently $25--rarely used--discontinue it
Monthly--student member: currently $12--rarely used--discontinue it
Annual--member: raised from $135 to $155
Though we won't know for sure until we have totaled everything at the end of the year, we are hoping to keep our membership fee at $45--which would put membership plus annual lake fee at $200.
Comparison of Visitation Fees at Other Clubs
Prices are listed single/couple. (Most clubs are socking it to their couples.)
First group of clubs are remotely comparable to ours.
Sanibel Naturists--undeveloped beach on island
Hidden River--river, pavilion, utilities
Bay Bares--tiny pool, smoky clubhouse, weekends only
Sunnier Palms--nature emphasis, pool, clubhouse, trailer park
Riviera Resort--pool, clubhouse, small trailer park
Second group are the big resorts.
Many offer no daily option for members.
*including membership fee
We Continue to Get Publicity
The fall issue of Nude & Natural continues the early history of our club. This second and final installment contains our adventures in political activism, innovative programing, and the ongoing search for land.
Shauna's picture appears in this month's AANR Bulletin for her participation in the Youth Ambassador Program this summer.
For some unknown reason, El Vaquero, the student newspaper of Glendale Community College in California, in June reprinted an FSView article about our 2004 Open House. And this year's television coverage by channel 27 was syndicated nationally. We know that it aired in North Carolina.
Wikipedia cites our website as the authority on Naturist Society founder Lee Baxandall being inducted into the AANR Hall of Fame. (We did put forth the nomination.) And Wikipedia also cites our website as one of the authorities for the following report on streaking at FSU.
Wikipedia: FSU--Student Activism
During the 1960s and 1970s Florida State University was known as a center of student activism, especially in the areas of racial integration, women's rights and the Vietnam War. The school acquired the nickname "Berkeley of the South" during this period, in reference to similar student activities at the University of California, Berkeley, and is also purported to be the site of the genesis of "streaking," which is said to have first been observed on Landis Green.
"Streaking an FSU First - One of the more notorious fads of the 1970s began on the campus of Florida State. Streaking, which swept the nation in the 1970s, was started in 1974 when about 200 FSU students decided to run naked across the campus one mild March evening." --Florida State Times
"January 15, 1974 was a slow day at the Florida Flambeau. So the editor persuaded four male FSU students to streak naked across Woodward Avenue and the tennis courts, on into a waiting getaway car. Within weeks, the streaking fad had spread across campuses nationwide. To uphold their record as Number 1, FSU students staged mass nude evening rallies in front of the library. But the fad quickly passed, and everyone forgot that it had started in Tallahassee." --Tallahassee Naturally
(We have since learned that the Flambeau had already printed an article about earlier streaking at the University of Maryland, but it seemed to be a small nighttime activity there. The FSU version of streaking in the full light of day was the one that spread to campuses across the nation.)
Get a Building Named After You
The club is accepting substantial donations to help offset the cost of the new buildings. If anyone is willing to underwrite the entire cost of either building, we will name that building after you. It can forever after be known as the Jones Pavilion or the McGillicuddy Storage Building. Where else can you get a building named after you for less than a thousand dollars? Check with Paul for details. We are also gladly accepting other donations of any size.
Our Wish List
Our wish list after the fire is growing shorter, as people bring in things they don't need. Special thanks to Kim for donating much-needed shelving and some lawn chairs. Bruce painted up our old file cabinet that survived the fire. And thanks to the many anonymous people who have quietly made things appear by magic. Do you have any of the following items in your attic or garage? If so, bring them on out. Or if they require a truck, let us know.
big metal cabinet for storing picnic supplies
2 card tables
first aid kit
games and toys
books--including children's books
folding lounge chairs
floats and/or innertubes
gardening tools--axe, mattox, fork, garden rake, hoe, grass sling, brush snippers, saws
broom & dustpan
small hand tools--hammer, screwdrivers, etc.
small mower for maintaining the nature trail
pair of handheld weights for Greek athletics