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|Volume 27, Number 3||2015 July|
Days To Remember
12 National Nude Weekend OPEN HOUSE & board meeting
11-19 TNS Youth Camp, Sunsport Gardens near Loxahatchee
31 Full-Moon Skinny-Dip
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.
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.
11 Board meeting
23 Full-Moon Bonfire
25 Last monthly picnic. Wendy will host.
8 Board meeting--Calendar planning
13 Christmas banquet & board meeting
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:
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.
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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