Posted: Feb 5, 2010
|ERICH SCHUTTAUF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
Special Thanks to Cypress Cove
We would like to extend our very deepest appreciation to Dean, Barbara, and Ted Hadley, as well as the entire staff of Cypress Cove resort for doing an excellent job hosting the 2010 mid-winter meeting of the AANR Board. We especially appreciated celebrating Gasparilla (pirate) weekend with you!
New Forum on aanr.com
An election forum has been created on the AANR Web site for use during election years, and the current legislation has been posted. Members are encouraged to post their comments at: http://blog.aanr.com/2010/02/05/proposed-bylaw-amendments/.
Chicago Tribune Publishes Story on Nakation Travel
A press release issued several weeks ago by AANR?s public relations firm at Ypartnership encouraged air travelers to save on checked baggage fees by packing light and taking a nakation. The story substantially helped boost traffic to the aanr.com Web site this week.
You can catch the online version here:
Another link from the Chicago Tribune story is in the attached PDF.
Another AANR press release issued this month references the historical tradition of nudity within the first Olympic Games?a very timely topic! It has resonated with media outlets within the U.S. and Canada. Here?s a sampling of the coverage:
AANR Helping Members and Clubs
This week our staff in Kissimmee provided legal assistance and information to members and clubs in need in the following ways:
Sent on-demand copies of key case precedents and guidance to a member from the Southwest facing termination from her job after supervisors claimed that mentioning nudism to a co-worker was ?sexual harassment.?
Rushed a kit of legal precedents, expert opinion research, and important public relations materials to a member in the Mid-Atlantic. The member?s adult son is in hot water over nude pictures that he took of his six year old daughter. We have also arranged to confer with the attorneys involved in the case.
Our office also offered crisis management assistance to a club in the Midwest following the arrest of one of its members. This assistance included media talking points, tips for communicating with club members, as well as working with law enforcement.
Suite C Getting Minor Renovation
We?re currently in the process of adding coats of fresh paint and trim, as well as other touches, to Suite C of the office complex. Drawing on some very talented ?teen power,? we?re holding costs down while getting this space in showcase condition for future rental. This is important as rental income helps fund important Association work, in addition to what is collected from dues, donations, and other support.
Mark Your Calendars Now For the Skinny-Dip
On July 10, 2010, AANR will try to beat its own world record for the most people simultaneously skinny-dipping. A total of 13,648 participants skinny-dipped in 143 locations throughout North America in 2009. Watch for more information in The Bulletin and on www.aanr.com.
MARNA Swim on February 6
The swim may have to be cancelled if the weather predictions hold true. Please e-mail the club at email@example.com or call 410/949-5391 before attending tomorrow.
LINDA BERRY, DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS
The March issue is in production and will go to the printer on Wednesday of next week.
Subscribers of the E-Bulletin had a real treat with this week?s edition that included a classic Bud Lite commercial about an office overachiever who organized a clothing drive for co-workers with the promise of a Bud Light for every article of clothing donated. Sign up now at www.aanr.com.
North American Guide to Nude Recreation?Going, Going, Gone
There is a limited quantity of the 23rd editions available, so please purchase yours before they are gone. At this time, there are no plans to produce another Guide.
CAROLYN HAWKINS, PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR
We have a new sponsor to add to our other member benefits??Just Brew It? Coffee. Watch for the link on our Web site shortly. You will be able to purchase coffee giving AANR a few dollars back. We need your support.
Cruise to Hawaii
The board meeting is over, and now it is time to get ready for fun stuff and sail to Hawaii with Bare Necessities.
The cruise is set to sail March 13, about a month away. If you would like your club brochures displayed on board please get them to me at the AANR office as soon as possible. You will only need to send about 30 or so. We will be happy to promote your club. If you plan to be on board the ship, feel free to carry them along with you and look for the AANR table.
TERRY JUSTICE, CLUB/MEMBER LIAISON
Here are the directory changes for this week.
Friends of Glassbar Island in Oregon has changed its name to Glassbar Island Volunteers.
Four Seasons in Ontario, Canada, has a new Web site: www.thefourseasons.com
We have a new club to add to the AANR-Florida Region:
Paradise Lakes Condo Association (PLCA)
1901 Brinson Road, L4
Lutz, FL 33558
· Congratulations to Nautical Nudist Dive and Boat Club. The club has received its charter.
Have a wonderful weekend, everybody.
DEBRA SUE STEVENS AND NANETTE WICKERSHAM, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
REQUEST: Print the following in your Club Newsletter or send to your members in your E-News, when timely and appropriate. We want the members to know what GAT does for them!
AANR Legislative Tracking
Statistics for 2010:
In Session: There are 38 states, DC and US in Regular Session. There are 4 states in Special Session. There are 6 states currently prefiling/filing legislation for upcoming sessions.
States in Regular Session: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, US, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV
o 1,089 bills have been reviewed personally by AANR in 2010.
o 102 bills have been reviewed in full text by AANR in 2010.
o 189 bills are being monitored for movement/amendments. This figure includes some carryovers from 2009.
o 16 bills have been moved to the ?Archived 2009 List.?
AANR encourages our membership and like-minded nudists and naturists to assist in the process of tracking bills and news impacting nude recreation. Always contact the AANR office before taking action. This ensures that your actions are aligned with the strategy underway for any particular bill or advocacy effort. Remember, AANR GAT works for you!
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