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ANNR-Midwest Convention

AANR President, Bev Price, is enjoying the AANR-Midwest Convention at Fern Hills in Bloomington, Indiana this week! To stay posted on all the Midwest Convention events, visit www.fernhillsclub.com or www.aanr.com.

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Beverly Price Radio Interview with Talk Radio KABC.

Beverly Price, the AANR President, discusses nude games and the values of AANR on Talk Radio KABC. She also explains how nudism is not a sexual experience, but rather a way to experience freedom. This is a great radio interview that you will definitely want to listen to!

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Meet The New 2016 AANR Board

Congratulations to the new AANR Board who will lead AANR for the next two years. These officers and trustees will be sworn in at the 2016 AANR Convention in August at The Willamettan’s in Springfield, Oregon. Thank you to all the candidates who stepped up to volunteer to lead our association into the future.

A big Thank-You goes out to all the members who took the time to vote and make your voice heard.

Meet the new AANR Board:

President

Beverly Price

Vice President

Sharon McLeod

Secretary/Treasurer

Paul Kuntzmann

Club Trustee Group 1 & 2

No candidates

Club Trustees Group 3

Lewis Dreblow

Ronna E. Krozy

Kathy Watzel

Club Trustee Group 4

Patty Faber

Club Trustee Group 5

Joan Harris

Club Trustee Group 6 & 7

Theresa “T” Price

Susan Weaver

Member Trustee AANR-East

Fred VanNest

Member Trustee AANR-Florida

No Candidate

Member Trustee AANR-Midwest

No Candidate

Member Trustee AANR-Northwest

Kathy Smith

Member Trustee AANR-Southwest

David “Slim” Heide

Member Trustee AANR-West

Tim Mullins

Member Trustee AANR-Western Canada

Bob Campbell

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All About AANR

Click here to read this article as AANRs Executive Director discusses what AANR does and their values. A must read!

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AANR VP Sharon McLeod’s Live Interview

Great progress for AANR!

AANR Vice President, Sharon McLeod, is giving her “Nudism in a Nutshell” presentation at the Loft Theater in Tucson, Arizona on June 26. Click this link to listen her live radio interview on KLPX radio for “The World Famous” Frank Show.

 

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Executive Director Radio Interview

 

Ever wondered what nude recreation is all about, or are you thinking about becoming a member? Then you will want to listen to this informative and fun interview.

The AANR voice was heard. Our executive director, Dan Whicker, had an exclusive interview with NewsTalk 98.7, WOKI-FM in Knoxville, Tennessee. In this interview, he discusses the values of AANR, what it is like to be a nudist, and how being a nudist is not a sexual experience.

Click here to listen to the podcast!

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Nudism In A Nutshell Goes On The Road, Part Two

By Beverly Price

The Loft Cinema
The Loft Cinema has been a mission-driven, membership-supported nonprofit arts organization since November 2002, serving the greater Tucson area and all of Southern Arizona. Without The Loft, audiences in Southern Arizona would not have access to the many films and visiting filmmakers who have enriched Tucson’s cultural identity. The Loft screens independent, documentary and classic films hundreds of times a year.

But this year, for the first time, The Loft will present a program that celebrates the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and Nude Recreation Week. As you read in the April issue of The Bulletin, AANR Vice President Sharon McLeod will be the featured speaker. Following her presentation, a classic film, “Tarzan and his Mate,” will be shown.

The Loft Theater, which was built in 1972, has a capacity of 500. Supported by over 3000 members, The Loft expects a capacity audience for every performance, and the one on June 26 showcasing AANR and nudism will not be an exception. There are no reservations and no charge, although guests will have to pick up tickets in order to be seated.

Arrangements were made by Len Summers, an Elite Life Member of AANR who lives in the area.

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Welcome to the 2016 AANR Voter’s Guide

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT!

 

You are a very important part of AANR.  Your vote will determine the direction that AANR will move in the next two years.  The candidates that you see on your ballot for Officers and Trustees are all volunteers.  The hours that they are willing to donate to AANR are certainly worthy of your vote.  Even when a candidate has no opposition for the position, your vote tells that person that you appreciate what they are doing. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill out your ballot.

Each AANR member has the opportunity to vote in all Groups for seven club trustees.  These candidates are selected by clubs of varying sizes, depending upon the number of official AANR basic members they have. Those elected will represent all clubs of that size during their term of office.  They will not represent the region.

On the other hand, the member trustees are elected exclusively by the members of the region in which they retain AANR membership.  You will only see the candidate(s) from your region on your ballot.

The ballot also contains four propositions to amend the AANR Bylaws, a process that is exclusively the privilege of the members.  The Bylaws may not be changed by the Officers, the Trustees or the office staff.  If you would like to read the entire document, it is available in the “Members Log In” area of the AANR Website.

IMPORTANT!  When you vote, whether by mail or by Internet, be sure you are using the correct membership card.  Your card has your name on the first line.  Do NOT use a card with someone else’s name on the first line.

Follow the directions on the Mail-in ballot or on the Internet.  When you are asked for the P#, locate the seven digits that follow the letter P on your membership card.  Insert these seven digits where you are requested to do so.  Using an incorrect number will invalidate your vote, so be sure it is your card and the number is the one AFTER the letter P.

Note:  All votes are tabulated by an independent company unaffiliated with AANR.  They have extensive experience in tabulating both paper and electronic ballots. You can be assured that all votes are confidential.

(Please note: All candidates in each group are listed alphabetically.)

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Officers

President

Beverly B. Price

Vice President

Sharon McLeod

Secretary/Treasurer

Paul Kuntzmann

 

Club Trustees

Group 1

No candidate

Group 2

No candidate

Group 3

(Select three candidates)

Lewis M. Dreblow

Ronna Krozy

Kathy Watzel

Group 4

(Select one candidate)

Patty Faber

Robert R. Roche

Brenda Spangler

Group 5

(Select one candidate)

Joan Harris

Group 6 and 7

(Select two candidates)

Karen Lahey

Jim Lane

Theresa “T” Price

Susan Weaver

 

Member Trustees

AANR-East

Fred Van Nest

AANR-Florida

No candidate

AANR-Midwest

No candidate

AANR-Northwest

Kathy Smith

AANR-Southwest

David “Slim” Heide

AANR-West

Tim Mullins

AANR-Western Canada

Bob Campbell

 

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2016 Voter’s Guide – Proposed Bylaw Amendments

MOTIONS TO AMEND BYLAWS

 

The following motions for four proposed Bylaw amendments will appear on the 2016 election ballot.  Additions are shown by underline, deletions are shown by strikeout.  Comments on any of these may be made on AANR’s Alltogether Blog.

 

MOTION 1:  A “yes” vote on this motion would move the province of Ontario, Canada, to the Eastern Region.   A “no” vote would support leaving this Section of the Bylaws as it is currently.

 

I move to amend Bylaws Section II, Article VI, Paragraph A by striking and adding as follows:

 

  1. The regional divisions and the boundaries thereof are as follows:
  2. a) The area to be served by the Eastern Region shall include and be the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,  Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee east of a north-south line drawn through the city of Manchester, Rhode Island, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Mississippi, the province of Ontario, Canada, Eastern Canada, including Quebec and provinces north and east of Quebec, and such foreign areas as it now serves and/or may later be assigned to it.
  3. c)     The area to be served by the Midwest Region shall include the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Tennessee west of a north-south line drawn through the city of Manchester, the province of Ontario, Canada, and such foreign areas as it now serves and/or may later be assigned to it.

Purpose:     As stated.

Maker:       Legislation Committee

Fiscal Impact:  None

 

Pro Statement:  The largest populations in the Province of Ontario are Ottawa and Toronto. Due to the proximity of the largest populated areas to the Eastern Region it would be beneficial to the AANR clubs and members to be served by the Eastern Region. AANR’s Canadian members and clubs need to feel part of this Association and the Province is easily accessible from the Eastern Region as it borders the Province of Ontario.  Currently AANR-East has a Director that is a resident of Canada and lives in the vicinity of many of the AANR and non-AANR clubs in the Province. To better meet the needs of the Canadian clubs and members in Ontario, I ask you to vote yes on this motion.  Gloria Waryas, President, AANR East.

 

Con Statement:  There was no Con Statement.

 

MOTION 2:  A “yes” vote on this motion would support specifying that only a plurality (as opposed to a majority) is required in selecting a convention site.  A “no” vote would support leaving this Section of the Bylaws as it is currently.

 

I move to amend Bylaws Section III, Article IX, Paragraph C by adding as follows:

 

  1. 15. The Board of Trustees, at the Trustee meeting held in conjunction with the convention, shall decide upon the location of the AANR convention to be held two years ahead. A plurality of those voting is sufficient for the selection.  Criteria for selection of the convention site and terms of a contract between the Association and the host club selected shall be specified by the Board of Trustees.

Purpose:     As stated.

Maker:       Legislation Committee

Fiscal Impact:  None

 

Pro Statement: It is entirely unnecessary and unproductive for the trustees to have to vote multiple times for the location of a convention simply to satisfy the requirement that a majority (over half) is necessary.  I urge you to vote yes on this proposition.  Patty Faber, Immediate Past President, AANR West

 

Con Statement:  There was no Con Statement.

 

 

MOTION 3:  A “yes” vote on this motion would support changing the existing wording regarding tie votes and when the president is allowed to vote.  A “no” vote would support leaving these sections as they are currently.

 

I move to amend Bylaws Officials’ Qualifications Chart by striking and adding as follows:

[The president] Shall attend and participate in the annual membership meeting and in the meetings of the board of trustees.  No vote in trustees ‘ meetings except in case of a tie when his vote would affect the results.

 

And amend the Governance Manual Section 3.02.01 by striking and adding as follows:

 

  1. In addition, the President:
  2. Shall have no vote except in case of a tie when his vote would affect the results.

 

And amend the Governance Manual Section 3.03.04 by striking and adding as follows:

  1. The President may cast his/her vote only in case of a tie when his/her vote would affect the results.

 

Purpose:     As stated.

Maker:       Legislation Committee

Fiscal Impact:  None

 

This is a housekeeping motion to bring the AANR Ruling Documents into compliance with Robert’s Rules of Order.  There were no pro or con statements.

 

MOTION 4:  A “yes” vote on this motion would support the appointment of an interim Executive Director in the event of a vacancy.  A “no” vote would support leaving this Section of the Bylaws as it is currently.

 

I move to amend Bylaws Officials’ Qualifications Chart by striking and adding as follows:

 

[If the position of Executive Director is vacant] President, until successor is appointed hired, may appoint an interim Executive Director.

 

Purpose:     As stated.

Maker:       Legislation Committee

Fiscal Impact:  None

 

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2016 AANR Voter’s Guide – Officers: President

Bev Price

Beverly B. Price for President

Arizona Wildflowers

 

 

Credentials:

  • AANR President/Legislation Chair
  • AANR West President/Secretary/Treasurer
  • AANR Education Foundation President
  • Callen-Davis Memorial Fund Director
  • Registered Lobbyist for AANR in Arizona
  • Founder and CFO of Nude Defense Fund of Arizona
  • Co-founder of Arizona Wildflowers, AANR Club 1980 – 2016

Education and Career:

  • BA/MA, Secondary Education (Mathematics); MA Psychology and Counseling
  • Twenty-seven years teaching high school
  • Twenty-five years of teaching community college courses in nudism

Miscellaneous:

  • AANR member since 1971, life-long nudist
  • Planned and led numerous nude activities for over 35 years.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

I advocate for nude recreation, I’m a lobbyist.  I educate about nude recreation, I teach classes on the subject.  But when we forget our name, we forget what attracts folks to social nudism and convinces them to continue to seek it.

Our name says Nude Recreation.  It is supposed to be fun, even when we are advocating and educating.  Whatever you enjoy doing the most, you can enjoy in the nude.  Cast your vote for me, Bev Price, for President and I’ll do my very best to KEEP THE FUN IN AANR.

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