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Volume 27, Number 3 2015 June

JULY

10-12 Campout

12 National Nude Weekend OPEN HOUSE & board meeting

11-19 TNS Youth Camp, Sunsport Gardens near Loxahatchee

31 Full-Moon Skinny-Dip

AUGUST

1 Picnic & seminar. Jim will host.

9 Board meeting

9-15 AANR Convention in Idaho

28 Full-Moon Skinny-Dip

29 Work Day

30 Picnic. Grant will host.

SEPTEMBER

5-6 Back-to-school campout

7 Lake open Monday

13 Board meeting

25 Last Full-Moon Skinny-Dip & campout

27 Trynudethon (Rain date: Oct. 4), picnic & college activities. Robyn will host.

OCTOBER

11 Board meeting

23 Full-Moon Bonfire

25 Last monthly picnic. Wendy will host.

NOVEMBER

8 Board meeting--Calendar planning

DECEMBER

13 Christmas banquet & board meeting

General Information

  • THE LAKE IS AVAILABLE EVERY WEEKEND ALL YEAR.
  • 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 1:00.
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.

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Come to the Open House July 12

July 11-12 is National Nude Weekend. Sunday is our Open House. That means free admission. Dress code for the day is:

  • 10-11 clothed
  • 11-1 clothing-optional
  • 1-4 nude

This is a good day to bring shy friends, and let them gradually get used to being natural. Light refreshments will be available.

The national theme this year is "Skinny-Dipping Again," something that too many people have not done since their youth. Most participating clubs will be doing that on Saturday; Sunday is our bigger day. This has nothing to do with the Guinness Book of World Records.

May Was Our Second-Highest Month Ever

We had 223 visits to our lake in May. That is the second-highest monthly attendance in our history (second only to July 2009 with the first Guinness World Record Skinny-Dip.) Having five weekends and two Full-Moon Skinny-Dips all in one month helped.

Work Day Scheduled for August 29

Many thanks to the people who turned out for National Nude Gardening Day in May. Unfortunately, Jim P. had an accident the day before and couldn't bring the trail-clearing tool we needed. David, Jim O., Wayne, Bruce, and Paul cleared one puddle detour with hand tools, but it was slow going.

So we need to go at it again with the right tools at 9 o'clock on the morning of Saturday, August 29. We should finish around noon. People attending the Full-Moon Skinny-Dip the night before may want to camp over and stay for the picnic on Sunday. We will be cutting a detour through thick brush on the bicycle route for our Trynudethon a month later. Bring gloves and any brush clearing tools you may have. Women and children can help haul off the brush.

The next day, Sunday, August 30, we will have a brief educational seminar just before or after the picnic. Paul will have lived at Cypress Cove for a couple of months by then, and will be back to talk about the cost of living at a nudist resort.

Don't Miss the Trynudethon

The Trynudethon (nude triathlon) happens nowhere else but at Tallahassee Naturally. It is our fall counterpart to the College Greek Athletic Meet. This year, it comes on Sunday, September 27. AANR has jumped on our date, and is encouraging all clubs to offer some sort of sports activities on this same weekend.

The short but challenging course includes a 250-meter swim, 4-kilometer bicycle ride down forest roads and difficult woodland paths, then a 2-kilometer run that culminates in wading across a shallow lily pond. It's about the ruggedest thing you can do while nude in north Florida. The top three men and top three women receive fancy medallions—hence a $20 registration fee.

For people who are not super-jocks, we also offer the Trynudethon-Lite, a much easier half-course that can be done with an ordinary street bicycle, instead of a mountain bike. These winning men and women receive certificates, instead of medallions, so the day is free for competitors. There are no age limits for either competition. In fact, Luke won the Lite race award last year. So you can do it too.

Registration starts at 9 AM, with competition at 10:00. The picnic will be at 2:00. Those attending the Full-Moon Skinny-Dip may want to camp over for the whole weekend. Like last year, Paul will lead the event, with Dustin learning at his side. They will be seeking volunteers to staff the various stations along the route.

Six Attend AANR-Florida Convention

Six of our members showed up the AANR-FL convention in June at nearby Suwannee Valley Resort. Besides regular business, we heard a Florida tourism official. Our lobbyist praised Suwannee Valley Resort as a model for active involvement with local politicians. For the first time in years, new nude beaches are opening in Florida. And AANR-Florida has commissioned a much-needed economic impact study to put a dollar value on the state's nude beaches and clubs. That's what politicians want to hear.

Recently deceased Judy Grisham was inducted into the AANR-Florida Hall of Fame for her many years of work with the youth camps. She not only expanded into new programs for high school and college students, but also spread these programs to the Eastern, Western, and Southwestern regions.

Paul was appointed chairman of a committee to look into the feasibility of restoring the AANR-FL scholarship program in time for next year.

Announcements

Nine people attended the annual Sinkhole Tour in the National Forest and nearby lands. Dustin and Steve led it.

For the last several years, Paul has been answering the phone for us. When he moves and gives up his number, (850) 222-1886, the club hopes to take it over with a message system Bruce can check by Internet. So our contact information should remain the same.

Single men especially, remember the club in your will or as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You can discuss details with Paul.

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