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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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2016 Voter’s Guide – Officers: Vice President

Sharon Weaver

Vice President

Sharon McLeod

 

 

 

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

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 aids AANR’s effort to grow forward.

AANR

  • AANR Vice President (2014-present)
  • AANR Secretary/Treasurer (2005-2008; 2012-2014)
  • AANR Trustee (2003-2005; 2008-2012)
  • Chair, Policy/Standards committee (2005-2006)
  • Program Manager, Marketing Consultant program (2006-2007)
  • Woman of the Year (2007)
  • President’s Award (2005)

AANR-NW

  • Woman of the Year (1991, 2006)
  • Public Relations Chair (2003-2008)
  • Recording Secretary (2002-2003)

Expertise

  • Educator (7 years)
  • Technical Writer (25+ years)
  • Running a corporation (10 years)
  • Property investment/management (30+ years)

Education

  • Coursework in Working with non-profits, Computer Science, Literature; Portland Community College
  • MS/BS, Education; University of Oregon
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2016 Voter’s Guide – Officers: Secretary/Treasurer

Paul KuntzmannPaul Kuntzmann

Club: Hidden Springs TC, Portland OR

 

 

 

Credentials:

AANR: Secretary Treasurer – current

AANR-NW: President, Vice-president, Treasurer, General Secretary

Mountaindale Sun Resort (previously Restful Haven):

Delegate to regional AANR-NW board

Other Board Experience:

US Tennis Assn.-NW region: Region rules committee chair and member

Experience & Education:

31 years with the US Postal Service, my last 14 years working in Stamp Distribution dealing with the shipping and accounting process for $66,000,000 of Stamp Stock covering 3 states.

AANR Membership: I have been a member for 30 years, since 1986

Candidate Statement:

 My wife Nancy and I joined Restful Haven in 1985.  In 1987 we started attending Regional and National AANR (then ASA) Conventions and then meetings.  In 1992 I became the editor for the Northwest Nudescene newsletter and held this position until 1998.  From 1994 through 2005 I have held all of the AANR-NW offices at one time or another.

In 2014 I ran for and was elected your current AANR Secretary / Treasurer.  The last two years have been a challenging period for AANR and we are now moving forward in a positive direction.  I ask for your support to continue to be of service to AANR through 2018.

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2016 Voter’s Guide – Club Trustee: Group 3

Lewis Dreblow

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

2 years as elected club trustee for AANR

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: 24 years

Educational background: Bachelor and Masters from University of Florida

Candidate Statement

Having served a term as a Club Trustee it is evident to me that we need to continue to seek new ways to make AANR relevant, meaningful and desirable. We need to explore and identify ways to reach out to young adults while expanding our accountability/credibility message. I support increased efforts to expand our service target to a more diverse constituency. I think AANR should focus on promoting nudism and our rights, letting membership take care of itself.

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2016 Voter’s Guide – Club Trustee: Group 3

Ronna Krozy

 

Ronna Krozy

Solair

 

 

Credentials:

AANR/regional/club offices held

  • AANR-East PR team
  • Chair: Solair WINR Chapter
  • Member: Solair Communications Committee
  • Member: Solair Membership Committee

Miscellaneous:

  • Bulletin article “Effective Public Relations the Solair Way”
  • Bulletin, N Magazine 7-part series “How Long Should You Wait To Tell The World You’re a Nudist”
  • President’s Meritorious Medal
  • Professors and Researchers SIG

Not-for-profit board experience:

  • Chair: Public Education Committee, Massachusetts Cancer Society
  • Chair: ANAMass District 5 Nursing Practice Committee
  • Co-president: Beth Israel Hospital Nurse’s Alumnae Association

Background experience:

  • Associate Professor, Nursing; former department chair
  • Grant writing, survey development
  • Fully endowed global nursing program
  • Extensive public speaking
  • Numerous publications

AANR membership: 16 years

Education:

  • BS, MS Nursing
  • EdD Health Education

Candidate Statement

I am a ‘proud and loud’ advocate for nudism.  Serving many years on Solair’s Communications Committee, I created our media policy, prepared members for and appeared in a TV feature, staffed AANR/Solair booths, restarted WINR and wrote the series in The Bulletin and N Magazine on strategies for telling the world you are a nudist.  As a Club Trustee, I will bring my experience to a national level; forge closer relationships with and advocate for members; and explore new ways to market nudism to a diverse and multicultural society.

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2016 Voter’s Guide – Club Trustee: Group 3

Kathy Watzel

Kathy Watzel

Home Club:  Mountain Air Ranch

 

 

Credentials

AANR/regional/club offices held:

AANR Trustee Group 3 2012-Present

Mountain Air Ranch (MAR) Board Member 20 years

Past Member of the Entertainment Committee for MAR

Assisted with many activities at MAR over a 24-year period

Business/Background experience applicable to position sought: Worked to support husband Bob when he was General Manager of MAR

Length of AANR membership:   Over 22 years

Educational Background: College degree in Education Masters in ESL and Art Education

Candidate Statement:

I have served as the AANR Trustee for Group 3 for the past 4 years.  I feel it is important for the Rocky Mountains region to have representation on the AANR Board.  I bring a perspective that is different from those living on either the east or west coast and want to continue sharing my thoughts with others on the board.  I am very much in favor of maintaining a family persona to AANR and will strive to support that point of view.  Please cast your vote for me for Club Trustee from Group 3.

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2016 Voter’s Guide – Club Trustee: Group 4

Patty FaberPatty Faber

 

Home club: Shangri La Ranch

 

 

I have held the positions of Director of AANR West 1999-2002, AANR Trustee 2002-08, AANR-West VP 2009-11, AANR-West President 2011-15, President of Shangri La Ranch since 1999,  Board of Directors AANR Education Foundation.

I joined the New River Kiwanis in 2013 and was appointed Treasurer shortly thereafter, President-elect and now President.

Since moving to Shangri La Ranch in late 1997, to help my parents with the resort’s operations, I have been running the office. Our facilities have expanded yearly and we are currently in the process of renovating our rental units. We will be renovation the office which will help us be more efficient.

Member since 1997 life member since 2015.

Candidate Statement:

I strongly believe in family nude recreation and have raised three kids to adulthood in this way of life. We actively support AANR with donations of time and resources to advocate for families to enjoy nude recreation. As a club owner working with guests everyday gives me the opportunity to promote AANR to newcomers, find out what people are looking for at clubs or joining the organization. My perspective will be useful helping this organization give members the value they are looking for in their membership dollars.

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