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
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Plan to attend our picnic and Annual Business
Meeting on Sunday, March 8. We eat at 1:00 and meet at 2:00.
(Daylight Savings Time begins that day; donít show up hungry after
the food is gone.) There will be a brief organizational meeting of
our new board after everything else has finished.
Besides hearing reports on how the club is
doing, we will elect officers for this year. Qualifications are
having attended two membership meetings, or one membership meeting
and two board meetings. This meeting can count as one of them. The
president will also appoint members to our Social, Grounds,
Political, and Land Search committees. We will also be scheduling
picnic hosts. If you are interested in serving your club in any
way, let Grant or Paul know.
Other agenda items include a new fee of $75 for
students, plus the following bylaw amendment:
Proposal: Establish life membership, by adding
a new section I to Article IV:
I. On rare occasions, the board may award a
life membership--subject to ratification at a membership meeting--to
a person who:
a. Has been a club
member for at least ten years.
b. Has spent
much of that time as a board member or performing equal services.
This award is
intended as a farewell gift or celebration of retirement from active
club service. Life members are entitled to all the privileges of
membership, and are exempt from all fees. The award is permanent,
except that recipients are still subject to expulsion from the club
for bad behavior under Article X.
The fourteenth annual College Greek Athletic
Meet is scheduled for Sunday, March 29. (Rain date is April 5.) We
expect to have another newsletter out before then, but you can find
all the details at
Paul could use some volunteers preparing the field, sitting at the
registration table, and judging events. Let him know if you can
help. Better yet, be a competitor.
Our first Full-Moon Skinny-Dip this year does
not come until May 8.
AANR-Florida has turned down our invitation to
hold their fall board meeting at our club. Cutting travel expense
may have been the main factor. Though the board voted to hold their
fall meeting at Gulf Coast Resort north of Tampa, they also passed a
budget that eliminates the fall meeting completely. Nobody seems
quite sure which motion takes precedence. But if there is a
meeting, it wonít be here.
After canceling their week-long youth camp two
of the last three summers, the Florida region decided to cut back to
a weekend event this year. Saving money was not the reason, since
the region has refused to subsidize the camp for several
years--claiming it should pay for itself with high fees and
donations. Instead, organizers think they can attract more kids on
a weekend. The place and the abbreviated program have not yet been
That leaves the Sunsport Gardens Youth Camp at
the far end of the state the only place where Florida kids can go
for a week. But their program is aimed mostly at the 5 to 10 year
olds, rather than the 11-17 crowd of the AANR-Florida camp.
Paul started the AANR youth camps here in
Florida many years ago. But leaders quickly watered the program
down. (Our club even conducted our own camp one year to show them
how a rigorous program could be done.) As Florida campers grew
older, they too demanded a more challenging program, so the all-nude
Leadership Academy was developed. When those same teens reached
college, the Nude U program grew to train camp counselors. A
somewhat overlapping Youth Ambassadors program for ages 18-30 has
grown into the largest part of the youth program. Shauna and Angel
from our club have attended.
Now the Youth Ambassadors have declared their
independence from the youth program, and expanded their age bracket
to 40. Under the new name of Vita Nuda, they plan to do a lot of
recruiting over the internet. Their Web site currently doesn't have
much information: http://www.vitanuda.com/
With surprisingly warm weather during a few
weeks after Christmas, we broke all records for January attendance.
Grant, our president, has swum in the lake
every month for more than ten years.
Wendy and Richard wrote a travel article in the
winter issue of Naturally. Wendy used a pen name, but you
can recognize her pictures of Richard. Clintonís picture and brief
history appeared in the January Bulletin.
Single men especially, remember the club in