Squaw Mt. Ranch hosted a wonderful convention last weekend with great entertainment and lots of activities. Everyone had a great time. We had several productive discussions about what we can do to grow membership so that we can continue the AANR mission:
Everyone is welcome at AANR-NW conventions and board meetings. Learn what is happening, contribute your ideas and expand your connections in the nudist community.
The AANR-NW fall board meeting will be hosted by the Willamettans
, near Eugene, on September 27-29, 2013. The time and place for the spring board meeting will be picked at the fall board meeting.
Next July 18-20, the 2014 AANR-NW Convention will be at Kaniksu Family Ranch
, north of Spokane. Its theme is "Diamonds in the Buff" - celebrating their 75th anniversary. It will be the weekend before the Kaniksu BBFR. Come for the convention and stay for the BBFR.
And in 2015, the AANR-NW Convention will be at Fraternity Snoqualmie
, near Seattle. In 2015, it is the weekend after Fraternity Snoqualmie BBFR. So come for the BBFR and stay for the convention.
AANR-NW Hall of Fame
At the convention, Paul Kuntzmann was awarded the Hall of Fame award. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor the region can award a member. It is based on extraordinary service to AANR, AANR Northwest and nudism. Paul has been a member of AANR-NW for 27 years and is a member of Hidden Springs.
Paul has held almost every NW office - President, Vice President and Treasurer - and probably half the committee chairs. He has served as IA chair under at least two presidents, PR, Scholarship, Hall of Fame, Man & Woman, Finance, Convention & Facilities, and Nudescene Editor for five years and managed the bulk mailing for ten years (when the NW was still producing the newsletter in region). He has represented the region at several Recreation and Park, RV and other trade shows.
Paul (and Wayne Roberts) worked tirelessly to establish a travel club in the Yakima area, a vision that finally was fulfilled last year with the effort of President Karen Lahey.
Paul was a significant contributor in the construction of the regional library and handicap ramp. He is the only person to sleep in the library building!
Paul's efforts in AANR, AANR NW and Restful Haven/Mountaindale (where he held his basic membership for many years before moving to Hidden Springs) have had a significant impact on nude recreation. Paul has always been there when he was needed and continues to be an asset to the region and to promotepublic awareness for nudism. It is time the region recognizes Paul for his exceptional service to AANR and AANR NW and awards him its highest honor, the NW Hall of Fame Award.
AANR-NW Annual Awards
Man of the Year - Dave Smith
Woman of the Year - Theresa "T" Price
Membership Increase - by percentage - Rogue Suncatchers
Membership Increase - by count - Rogue Suncatchers
Scholarship - Brea Capshaw
President's Award - Theresa "T" Price
Newsletter Award - Landed Club - Kaniksu Ranch
Newsletter Award - Non-landed Club - Hidden Springs
Website Award - Landed Club - Lake Bronson
Website Award - Non-landed Club - Montana Naturist Organization