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Welcome to the 2014 AANR Voter’s Guide

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Welcome to the 2014 AANR Voter’s Guide. In this Elections Forum, you will find detailed profiles of each candidate running for your Officers, Club Trustees, and Member Trustees. You will also find one proposed Bylaw amendment. Please read each item carefully, and when it is time, be sure to vote!

Your ballot and further instructions will be included in your May issue of The Bulletin. In the meantime, please take advantage of this interactive format to ask questions of the candidates so they may respond. Remember, this is your Association and your vote counts!

Be sure to scroll on to the next pages (click on the “Older posts” link at the bottom of each page) so you do not miss any of the profiles/legislation.

Below you will find a list of the candidates running for office in the 2014 AANR Election with a link to their individual profiles. The individual profiles are where you will be able to post questions and comments for the candidates. You will also be able to review the proposed Bylaw amendment you will be voting on. You will also be able to post comments on the proposed Bylaw amendment.

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

Voting Guide and Proposed Bylaw Amendment

Proposed Bylaw Amendment

President

Tim Mullins

Beverly B. Price

Vice-President

Sharon McLeod

Robert Roche

Secretary/Treasurer

Paul Kuntzmann

Club Trustees

Group 1

No candidate.

Group 2

No candidate.

Group 3

(Select two candidates)

Lewis Dreblow

Kathy Watzel

Group 4

(Select one candidate)

Brenda Spangler

Group 5

(Select one candidate)

James Lane

Group 6&7

(Select three candidates)

Joan O. Harris

Mike Parker

Theresa “T” Price

Member Trustees

AANR-East

Fred Van Nest

AANR-Florda

Marji McNeely

AANR-Midwest

Dan Garringer

AANR Northwest

Kathy Smith

AANR-Southwest

Linda Otero

AANR-West

Tim Mullins

AANR-Western Canada

Bob Campbell

 

 

 

 

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Proposed Bylaw Amendment

A motion for a proposed Bylaw amendment will appear on the election ballot that members will receive with their May issue of The Bulletin.  The proposition is printed here in its entirety.  It will be changed to the proper format when presented as a motion.

Proposition:  To replace the words “Procedure Manual” with “Governance Manual” and/or “Operations Manual” as appropriate in the Bylaws of the American Association for Nude Recreation, Inc.

Purpose:  To complete the separation of the Procedure Manual into two manuals as approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees in March 2013.

Fiscal Impact:  None

Maker:  The Committee for Untangling Governance from Operations.

Pro Statement written by Pat Brown, Chairman, Untangling Governance from Management Committee:

The single most important feature of good governance is a clear separation of the responsibilities and accountabilities of the Board of Trustees from those of office management.

This separation of the Procedure Manual will make it easier and faster for the office to function and leave the Board to set a clear direction for AANR and get the best results for the money invested.

The AANR Trustees unanimously approved this separation and unanimously ratified putting this Bylaw change on the mail ballot.  I encourage you to vote yes on this motion and to complete this process.

No writer was sought for a con statement.

Any member wishing to engage in any dialogue regarding this proposition should visit the AANR website and go to the blog, The Alltogether.

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Officers: President

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Tim Mullins

Home club/associate: Northern California Exposure & Laguna del Sol

 

Credentials

AANR/regional/club offices held: Current GAT Chair, Member Trustee for AANR-West, Club Treasurer, Secretary and President. Community Awareness Team member

Other not-for-profit board experience: Treasurer for 6 years of business professional association with annual budget of over $100,000. Also served as President after going through the chairs as Second and First VP. Served on the International Board as a Trustee for the California Region.

Business/background experience applicable to position sought: I am the current AANR West Member Trustee and Government Affairs Chair for AANR. I was a four-year member of the AANR Western Region Board as a trustee. AANR-West GAT Chair 3 years

Length of AANR membership: First joined in 1990. Joined with Northern California Exposure in 2002

Educational background: Bachelor of Arts, California State University Northridge. Numerous Information Technology Courses

AANR’s mission (is) “To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.”

As President I will work to foster a closer working relationship with the other nudists organizations holding our values. As Government Affairs Chair I have demonstrated the ability to strategize and lead us to effect political change that promotes and protects nude recreation. I have the skills and leadership experience to act on that mission in the capacity of your President, and ask for your votes to move AANR forward.

 

 

 

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Officers: President

Price

Beverly B. Price

Arizona Wildflowers

 

Credentials:

 

  • AANR 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 – 2014

 

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 PUT THE FUN BACK INTO AANR.

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Officers: Vice President

McLeod

Sharon McLeod

AANR member since 1986; currently a member of Mountaindale Sun Resort and The Willamettans.

AANR

  • AANR Secretary/Treasurer (2005–2008; 2012–2014)
  • AANR Trustee (2003–2005; 2008–2012)
  • Chair, Policy/Standards committee (2005–2006)
  • Program Manager for Marketing Consultant program (2006–2007)
  • Woman of the Year (2007)
  • President’s Award (2005)
  • Ilsley Boone Best Club Newsletter award (1991)

AANR-NW

  • Woman of the Year (1991, 2006)
  • Public Relations Chair (2003–2008) Developed branding presentation that catalyzed regions to re-name themselves to match AANR
  • Recording Secretary (2002–2003)

Expertise

  • 7 years as a public educator
  • 25+ years as a Technical Writer
  • 10 years running a corporation
  • 30 years in real estate investment, property management

Education

  • Coursework in working with non-profit corporations: grant writing, working with volunteers, event planning
  • MS and BS, Education, University of Oregon
  • Computer Science, Portland Community College

 

Candidate Statement

Your vote for me means you’ll have an experienced Vice President backing up the President and collaborating as part of the leadership team. I represented AANR at many regional conventions, learning from and about you, knowledge that will aid AANR’s effort to grow forward.

 

 

 

 

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Officers: Vice President

Roche

Name: Robert R. Roche 

Club: White Tail Resort

 

AANR/regional/club offices held:

AANR:

Vice President, current term

Trustee, 4 terms

Hall of Fame Committee, 4 years; Chair 2005

AANR-East:

Director

President, 4 years

Vice President

Man of the Year

Member of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Other not-for-profit board experience:

Director, Virginia Campground Association

Vice President, Virginia Campground Association

Board, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association

Various Committees, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association

United States Navy, 15 years of service; Vietnam Era Veteran

Business/background experience applicable to position sought:

Founder, owner, operator and President of White Tail Resort continuously since 1983

Owner and manager of food service business to include a full service restaurant

Extensive experience as AANR Trustee, AANR-East Director, President, and Vice President

Licensed salesman for Forest River Corporation for the state of Virginia

Length of AANR membership: 31 years, Life Member

Educational background:

Certified Park Operator, National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds

AARV National School of RV Park & Campground Management

Licensed Waterworks Operator for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Candidate statement: I will continue to use my extensive Nudist, Association, Resort Owner and Hospitality Industry experience to help develop AANR as a business Centric Organization, dedicated to expansion of membership, meeting AANR Mission Statement goals with a commitment to superior service for family-oriented nudists.  I am committed to effective recruitment and retention of Generation X, Y and young families into AANR.

My successful leadership in financial management, membership growth, government affairs and effective public relations are well documented.  My education, association experience and 30 years establishing and growing one of the premier clubs in AANR-East make me uniquely qualified for AANR Vice President.

 

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Officers: Secretary/Treasurer

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Name: Paul Kuntzmann

Hidden Springs Travel Club

 

Credentials:

AANR-NW Offices/Positions/Committees:  Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President and President.  Served on the regional, Finance, Audit, Scholarship and Newsletter Judging Committee’s;  Chaired the AANR-NW Club Management, AANR-NW Scholarship and IA Committee’s and presently serve on the IA Committee; Editor of the Northwest Nudescene for 5 years.

Other Non-Profit:  US Tennis Association – Pacific Northwest – Rules Committee       Secretary

Business/background experience applicable to position sought:  30 Years with US Postal Service as clerk, Finance Supervisor and Accounting Technician.  Over 20 years of involvement with AANR-NW as officer and club director.

Length of AANR membership: 28 Years

Educational background:  2 years college

Candidate Statement

I have been an active member of AANR since 1986 when I joined Restful Haven (now Mountaindale Sun Resort).  I have attended many AANR conventions and represented AANR-NW at many Parks and Recreation Trade Shows.  Over the years, I have received the following honors from AANR-NW; the President’s Award, the Man of the Year Award and the Hall of Fame Award.

 

My experience and involvement in AANR gives me insight and the knowledge to help move AANR into the future.  I ask for your support and if elected will do my best to always represent AANR positive manner.

 

 

 

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Club Trustee: Group 1

No candidate.

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Club Trustee: Group 2

No candidate.

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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Club Trustee: Group 3

Dreblow

Name: Lewis M. Dreblow

Home Club/associate: Lake Como Resort and White Thorn Lodge

 

Credentials

AANR/regional/club offices held: 3 years as elected Trustee at White Thorn Lodge

Other not-for-profit board experience:

Multiple committee and chairperson roles with former employer; Consultant for a county Head Start Program;

Consultant for a county Health Department

Business/background experience applicable to position sought: 25 years as Head Information Officer at small private church related liberal arts university in Ohio

Length of AANR membership: 22 years

Educational background: Bachelor and Masters from University of Florida

Candidate Statement

Having recently retired to Lake Como, after serving as Trustee for White Thorn, I believe I can continue to contribute to our lifestyle at the national level.

I support traditional nudist/naturist values and always seek to understand all sides of issues before developing a direction of leadership. As evidenced through my website (nudistvolleyball.com) I actively support and promote healthy, wholesome participation in the nudist experience. Going forward, I believe that if we want our organization and our clubs to survive we must engage the young adult nudist leaders, be willing to evolve, and embrace change as each new generation emerges.

 

 

 

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