In this Issue
Days to Remember
Sunday, March 13 is our Annual Business Meeting. All members are expected to participate. We will begin with a picnic at 1:00, followed by the meeting at 2:00. The agenda includes annual reports, some bylaw proposals (listed below), a general discussion of how much leeway we want our board to have in making investment decisions, and election of officers for the coming year. A short organizational meeting of the new board will follow.
If you are interested in serving on the board or any of our committees, let Paul or Grant know. Our committees and their functions are:
You can also volunteer to host a picnic later in the year.
through 5 are housekeeping amendments to reflect changing times.† They change nothing that we are presently
doing.† They can be passed in a block,
unless someone wants them separated.†
††††††††††† Article I, section B
††††††††††† Article IX, section B
††††††††††† Article XII, section A
2.† In Article IV, section C-1, reduce the number of membership meetings in accordance with current practice, to read:
C.† Other membership meetings (the intention is
1.† The board has sufficient business requiring membership endorsement or guidance, or
2.† 15% of the membership petition for a meeting.
In Article V, section C-2g, eliminate
Reason: That people's event has been taken over by government bureaucracies; we are no longer invited.
4.† In Article IX, section A, repeal the over-optimistic newsletter schedule we set when we began electronic publication, and revert to the practical schedule we always followed before and since, to read:
The board shall appoint an editor, and establish a publication
In Article XI, section A-1, eliminate the reference to
6. In Article V, section P, add the requirement that officers must receive a majority vote.
P. Voting for president and board members shall be by secret ballot. A show of hands can substitute when someone runs unopposed. All successful candidates must receive at least 50% of the votes cast in that election. (An unmarked ballot shall be counted as a vote of no confidence.) If there were three or more candidates for a position, and none received a majority vote, a run-off election between the top two can be held immediately. If no one receives 50% of the votes cast in an unopposed or two-person contest, the position shall remain open.
A fine old beat-up canoe has been donated to the club. Paddles are stored in the building. Be aware that, unlike our paddle boat, a canoe can tip very easily. But on a calm lake like ours, you have to be doing something stupid to tip over a canoe. Please follow these common-sense safety tips:
If you would like a brief canoeing lesson, Paul has done that in Boy Scout camps. Just ask.
Everyone's membership expires March 31. Your $45 club membership buys you a vote, timely notification of club events, and reduced fees at the gate. People who attend with any regularity usually prefer to pay their lake fees annually, rather than by the visit.
Renewing members are expected to deepen their commitment by joining at least one of the national organizations. An American Association for Nude Recreation card will get you into most other clubs at a reduced rate. They put out a monthly newspaper, and have scholarship competitions for students. The Naturist Society is on the front lines, fighting to save free beaches. They send you a more thoughtful publication--a quarterly magazine--and have free special interest groups you can join. Most clubs also honor their card.
Here are the prices:
Annual lake fees
Daily lake fees (pay on arrival)
Bring your money to the lake, or mail a check to:
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Our 16th annual College Greek Athletic Meet is scheduled for Sunday, March 27. (Rain date is April 10.) This is the world's only authentically nude re-enactment of the ancient Greek Pentathlon. That's long jump, discus, 200-yard dash, and javelin--with a type of stand-up wrestling if needed as a tie-breaker. No experience is needed. Anyone of any age can compete, but the victory wreathes go to the top college student in each classification: male non-athlete, male athlete, female non-athlete, female athlete.
The last couple of years, some of our students have brought Greek food for a little picnic afterward. You are invited to do the same. You can find full details of the event at www.tallahasseenaturally.org/greek_athlet.html.
And donít forget that itís still not too late to get a building named after you. We 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.
The club now has a video tape of Calendar Girls, the real-life story of older English housewives who posed for a semi-nude calendar. It should not be confused with the singularly-named Calendar Girl, which briefly shows a nude beach, as teenage boys try to meet Marilyn Monroe. (Paul has that one.)
Sunburst Resort near Pensacola now requires clothing, and is no longer a nudist place. Several years ago, the owner bought out his competition at Ethos Trace, and renamed it Riviera Naturist Resort. That less developed club will apparently remain nudist. In the last couple of years, Florida has lost four nudist resorts. The other three (Caliente, Paradise Lakes, and Seminole) went for the swinger market, instead. Developers planning to build a new south Florida resort called Terra Sol have decided not to.
Erich Shuttauf, the highly respected Executive Director of the American Association for Nude Recreation, has resigned. AANR President Susan Weaver is running the national office while the board searches for a replacement.
We have the AANR Nudist Park Guide and the World Guide to Nude Beaches for sale. Get a copy for yourself.
There is a cute little clock of naked men at http://lovedbdb.com/nudemenClock/index2.html. It is apparently available as a downloadable application for an iPhone or iPad.
Single men especially, remember the club in your will. Or consider naming the club as beneficiary of your life insurance policy.