BARE AND FREE

Volume 20 Number 2, April 2008
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 smithj7@embarqmail.com.
 


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Your Membership has Expired

Unless you have renewed your membership in the last few weeks, your membership has expired.  See Paul to get squared away for this year or send a check in the mail.  The current fees are listed below:

Tallahassee Naturally

  • 45.00 Membership--person, couple, or family
  • 22.00 Student membership
  • 155.00 Annual lake fee (or pay $15 a day--$7 for students)

American Association for Nude Recreation

  • 33.00 Single (expected to go up)
  • 58.50 Couple (expected to go up)
  • 12.50 Student

The Naturist Society

  • 53.00 person, couple, family ($100 two years)
  • 43.00 student, senior citizen ($80 two years)

Last year, we were too busy dealing with fire damage to print new membership cards and business cards.  We hope to do that soon.  The gate combination will probably change at the beginning of May.

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We Again Have a Student on the Board

At our Annual Business Meeting, we re-elected last yearís board members--plus Shawn.  Itís good to get a studentís viewpoint back on the board.  But we still have room for a couple more people.  So attend some board or membership meetings and get yourself qualified to have some say-so in the operation of this club.

Our officers for this year are:

  • President--Grant
  • Treasurer--Paul
  • Recording Secretary--Wendy
  • Corresponding Secretary--Bruce
  • Member-at-Large--Shawn
  • The board re-elected Bruce President pro tem to fill in if Grant canít attend.

Our committees this year are:

  • Grounds Committee--Bob (chair), Chelsea and Bruce
  • Land Search Committee--Richard (chair) and Paul
  • Social Committee--Wendy (chair) and Shauna
  • Political Committee--Paul (chair) and Rob

If you are interested in helping on any of these committees, speak to the chairman or to Grant.

The board reappointed Jamie as our webmaster and newsletter editor.  Anyone interested in writing should contact her.

Some of our monthly picnics still need hosts.  If you are interested, mention it to Grant or Wendy.  The responsibilities of the picnic host can be found in the blue file cabinet.

Everyone was waiting to hear how badly our finances suffered from two rent increases and putting up two buildings last year.  As expected, we operated in the red, but only by about $500--thanks to some unexpected windfalls and the generosity of members like Richard, Chuck, and the many others who have donated building supplies, equipment, and their time.  We expect that the new fee structure will put us back into balanced finances this year.

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FSU Students Sweep the Greek Athletics Again

For the second year in a row, students from FSU won all of the victory crowns in our annual College Greek Athletic Meet.  Kiki was the top female non-athlete.  Alex beat out a very crowded field of male non-athletes to win his crown.  And after Angelís first monumental jump, we moved him up into the male athlete competition, where he received his wreath as top student.

Steve again brought his expertise and enthusiasm.  (Visitors werenít quite sure what to make of his breastplate and Greek helmet, but he sure looked the part.)  We were also fortunate to have on hand an old javelin man named Frank, who did some really helpful coaching on the fine points of throwing the discus and javelin.  He even donated his old javelin to the club.

After a chilly start, the weather warmed up by competition time.  The meet was well attended, with people coming from as far as North Carolina and various parts of Florida.

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Our Wish List Continues

Not much time has elapsed since our last newsletter, so our wish list still looks pretty much the same.  We welcome donated stuff to help us replace equipment lost in the fire:

  • large metal cabinet for picnic supplies
  • 2 card tables
  • folding stand
  • volleyball
  • badminton set
  • games and toys
  • books--including children's books
  • folding lounge chairs
  • floats and/or innertubes
  • gardening tools--axe, fork, garden rake, hoe, grass sling, brush snippers, saws
  • broom & dustpan
  • small hand tools--hammer, screwdrivers, etc.
  • small mower for maintaining the nature trail
  • swing set
  • pair of handheld weights for Greek athletics

And donít forget that itís not too late to get a building named after you.  We now know exactly what each new building cost: $1,034.95 for the pavilion, and $849.22 (plus a lot of work) for the storage shed.  We will gladly name either building after any member who underwrites the cost.  Where else can you get a building named after yourself for so little?  Smaller donations are also welcome.

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 natural picture in the Swiss AlpsSpencer Tunick Goes Natural

Spencer Tunick has become famous for photographing huge nude crowds in major cities around the world.  Now he has teamed up with Greenpeace for a more natural picture in the Swiss Alps.  Some of our members may be interested in this poster.

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Announcements

Bare Buns Bikers, a nude motorcycle club at Land OíLakes, has invited any motorcyclists in our club to join them and hundreds of others on a ride to Tallahassee to emphasize all of our personal freedoms.  The parade leaves from the Monticello KOA at 9:00 on the morning of Monday, April 14.  For more information, contact info@barebunsbikers.com.

Saturday, May 3 is World Naked Gardening Day. If you can't do it in your back yard, come and join us in spiffing up the lake. We need to clean up the ash heap from last year's building fire, widen the parking lot a bit, and work on the Nature Trail. No volunteer help will be refused. Tools and gloves are welcome. Come out and let's have some fun participating in a worldwide event. If we start at noon, we should finish in an hour or two--and you'll still have plenty of time to relax by the lake.

Remember that we have two books for sale at the lake: North American Guide to Nude Recreation (AANR), $12.00.  Also The Worldís Best Nude Beaches and Resorts (TNS), $24.00.

Shaunaís picture is in the current issue of The Bulletin in an article about young people who attended the Youth Ambassador Program last summer.

Ryan Marsh, 25-year-old Masters student at FSU has died in a car accident.  He never officially joined this club, but he and his friend Karla sometimes attended the Full-Moon Skinny-Dips.

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