Posted: Oct 7, 2011
|Susan Weaver, Acting Executive Director|
Farewell to Terry Justice
It is with real regret that we bid goodbye to Terry Justice, who has worked here in the AANR office for seven years. Terry is moving on to a new and exciting challenge working with one of our newest clubs. She has been a sympathetic ear to those with troubles, a strong, common sense voice in times of need, and a delightful woman with a sense of humor. I know we will all miss her in the office, and am sure you will as well. Her last day in the office is October 13.
Transition to New Database Continues
What a busy week as the training and transition to the new Customer Relations/Finance database continues! Applause and gratitude to the staff who are "keeping the car running while changing all four tires" as one of our transition managers phrases it.
The transition involves cleaning up a great deal of data. This being "snowbird" season, let me urge clubs and members once again to send the office prior notification of change of address. The returned Bulletins constitute a serious expense for the Association.
Membership Recapture Project
The staff is also working on the membership re-join project, in which we contacted members who dropped their membership several years ago and offered an incentive to re-join.
Deep thanks to the clubs that offered coupons for a free day visit to those who re-join.
We are seeing gratifying results from this project.
New Poolside with the President Online
Corky Stanton shot this video of me at Laguna del Sol during the AANR Convention. Thank you, Corky.
Carolyn Hawkins, Public Relations Coordinator
BG Parkes Set to Open Nudist Resort Near White Springs
Read it in the Suwannee Democrat and in the Sun Sentinel. Numerous other publications also picked up the story.
Three Reasons Nudists Love October
Read it in Spa Review Magazine.
Last Chance to Send Your Club Brochures
The Bare Necessities FantaSea Fest II cruise is just a few weeks away. If you would like your club brochures displayed at the AANR table, please send approximately 30 to the AANR office no later than October 17. If you plan to board the ship, take the brochures with you and drop them off at the AANR table.
Mail brochures to:
Attention: Carolyn Hawkins
1703 N. Main Street, Suite E
Kissimmee, FL 34744-3396
Linda Berry, Director of Publications
The November issue is packed with stories about nudists having fun. It will go to the printer next Wednesday.
I'll be out of the office October 13-20. Martha Young will be here in case you need something while I'm away.
Don't Miss This Chance
The Bulletin is holding a contest for the best holiday photo for the cover of the December issue. The winning entry will receive $50. Photos can be original print quality or digital image. Image must be at least 4x5 inches, 300 dpi, jpg or tiff. Please submit entries no later than October 20 to: Linda Berry, The Bulletin, 1703 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34744-3396; or by email. AANR members and clubs are encouraged to enter. A photo release form must accompany the photo. AANR's release form can be found here.
Lynn Von Hagel, Director of Electronic Communications
AMS Transition Continues
Work continues on the transition to the Avectra Association Management System. This week we continue with data mapping, merging the current data fields we use, adding new fields for better efficiency, and creating new data parameters for items we currently do not not manage in our existing system.
Terry Justice, Club/Member Liaison
I only have one change for this week. Owners of the Northwest Naturists Boating Club of Washington are wintering in Texas. Their winter address is:
10201 Monte Cristo Rd #59
Edcouch, TX 78538
All other information remains the same.
Have a good weekend, everybody.
Nanette Wickersham, Executive Assistant
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 2011:
In Session: There are 4 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and US in Regular Session. There are 4 states in Special Session.
States in Regular Session:DC, MA, MI, NJ, OH, PR and US
o 2746 bills have been reviewed personally by AANR in 2011.
o 68 bills have been reviewed in full text by AANR in 2011.
o 23 bills are being monitored for movement/amendments. This figure includes some carryovers from 2010.
o 2 bills have been moved to the "Archived 2009 List" and 5 bills have been moved to the "Archived 2010 List" and 4 bills have been moved to the "Archived 2011 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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