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|Volume 28, Number 1||The official newsletter of Tallahassee Naturally||2016 March|
Days To Remember
Greek Athletic Meet
This year marks the 30th anniversary of our club! The first major event of this special year comes on Sunday, April 3, when we sponsor the 21st annual College Greek Athletic Meet. This is the world's only nude re-enactment of the ancient pentathlon (long jump, discus, 200-yard dash, and javelin—with stand-up wrestling if needed to break a tie). This is the longest-running college event of any nudist club in the country.
Anyone of any age can compete, but the victory wreaths are reserved for the top college student in each division: male athlete, male non-athlete, female athlete, female non- athlete. The Greeks emphasized a well-developed mind in a well-developed body, and every young person should give it a try.
Registration opens at 10:00 am. The demonstrations and practice begin at 11:00 am, and competition starts at 1:00 pm. In recent years, our young people have held a Greek picnic after the event. Contributions are welcome.
The rain date is April 10.
Full-Moon Skinny-dips for the spring
Over the past couple of years, our Full-Moon Skinny-dips have become our most popular events, sometimes attracting more than fifty people. These events are especially popular with college students. They feature a bonfire and swimming in our large clear lake; and a canoe and a paddleboat are available. There is a large pavilion in case it rains, and a charcoal grille for guests to use. Overnight camping is free, and is encouraged.
Dates for the spring are April 22, May 20, and June 17. The event is free for everyone.
Memorial Day Weekend Camping Opportunity
We will celebrate the holiday weekend with a 4-day camping opportunity May 27-30. Come for one, two, or all three nights. We will have a picnic Sunday,
and the lake will be available all day Monday.
It’s Time to Renew
Everyone’s membership expires March 31. Did you know that 86% of the money we collect in lake fees is paid annually? Only 14% is paid daily. People like the convenience and the savings. (And our volunteer treasurer likes the convenience too.) Also, remember that renewing members are expected to deepen their commitment by joining at least one of the national organizations. But which one? Many people join both.
The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) card gives you a 20% discount when you visit most nudist clubs. (Many clubs won't let you in the gate without one or the other national card.) You get a monthly newspaper, which has become more interesting than it used to be. And you get the satisfaction of knowing your money is going to AANR's continuing public relations effort to make social nudity popular and acceptable.
The Naturist Society is fighting to protect free beaches by stopping bad laws before they get made. Their quarterly magazine brings you thought-provoking and sometimes controversial topics. Their card is accepted just about everywhere that the AANR card is. And you can join a free Special Interest Group of naturists nationwide who share your hobbies or concerns.
Fees for club members are:
And of course donations to our Legal Fund or Land Fund are always welcome.
Our Board of Directors for 2016
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