Northwest Nude News

2020 AANR-NW General Assembly Meeting Report

This year's AANR-NW General Assembly meeting, which is usually part of the regional convention, was moved on-line, and other convention activities were cancelled.  All but one club were represented at the meeting, and several non-club AANR-NW members were also present and selected a member to represent them.  Officers and committee chairs presented reports, most of which had already been provided by e-mail.  Elections were held for officers and nominations committee chair.  Results were:
President - Donna Jennings, member of Sun Meadow, previously vice-president
Vice-president - Andee Rodgers, member and president of Squaw Mountain Ranch
Secretary - Jim Lahey, member of SLUGS & Tiger Mountain, re-elected
Treasurer - Terri Capshaw, member and co-owner of Sun Meadow, re-elected
Nominations Committee Chair - Susan Bale, member of Bare Mountain Retreat, re-elected

Sun Meadow was selected as the site of the 2022 AANR-NW convention.  The Willamettans will be the 2021 site.

Awards were announced.
     There are up to two member of the year awards each year, formerly known as Woman of the Year and Man of the Year.
     Member of the Year - Karen Lahey.  Karen is the current AANR board of trustees member representing the northwest.  She led the selection process for AANR’s new Association Management System, personally testing and comparing 60 systems, and eventually presenting and recommending Impexium, which was selected by AANR.  She is the chair of the AANR Membership Marketing committee, which has been very active, and is also active on the AANR Public Relations committee.
     Member of the Year - Terri Capshaw.  Terri has done an excellent job as the AANR-NW Treasurer, and as  co-owner of Sun Meadow, helped put on the AANR-NW convention last year, including acting as the sports director for the event, as well as providing an excellent year-round nudist resort.
     President's Meritorious Award - Karen Lahey, for her ongoing work with Go-To-Meeting to keep the region active and working through the pandemic.
     President's Gavel Award - Dave Smith.  Awarded to the outgoing president.
     Scholarship - Justyne G, granddaughter of a Sun Rovers member.  Justyne is in her third year at The Academy of Art University in San Fransisco.
     Membership Increase (Percentage) - The Rogue Suncatchers, +20%
     Membership Increase (Numbers)  - Bare Mountain Retreat, +9 members

From the New President's Desk

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all our NW members.  My name is Donna Jennings and I'm the newly elected AANR-NW president.  I have been an AANR NW member since 1995 when my husband and I joined The Central Oregon Tumbleweeds travel club.
While a member of The Central Oregon Tumbleweeds, I held the positions of Secretary/Certifying Officer, Vice-President and President.
I have been a Registered Nurse for 35 years, working mostly in the Operating Room at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR and at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA. I enjoy quilting, gardening, fishing and traveling.
We bought a lot in the estates adjacent to the fledgling resort named "Sun Meadow" in 2002 and proceeded to build our retirement home on the property. George and I helped build the lodge, pour concrete on the back patio area and hand tie all the rebar in the water holding tank located next to the current shop area. It was our strong belief in nudism and the healthy, balanced nudist lifestyle to pursue our dream of living our life as textile free as possible (winters can be a little challenging up here!)
During the last four years as Vice-President, I have worked closely with all the Officers, Club Directors, Club Presidents and members to further nudist ideals and to protect, maintain and promote nudism. I have also taken on the jobs of NW Scholarship, Time and Place and Government Affairs Chairperson.
You have my word that during the next two years I will work exceedingly hard and strive towards maintaining the momentum of excellence for which the NW is known. With this new decade in front of us, it will take plenty of teamwork to navigate the coming challenges which face all AANR regions. By working together, we can build a better AANR-NW!
My door is always open to your concerns and questions.  I can be reached at
Naturally Yours,
Donna Jennings
AANR-NW President

2020 AANR Annual Convention and Membership Meeting

Due to current conditions the AANR Annual Convention will not be held on-site at Star Ranch.
Sessions from August 12 -14 will be held electronically.
An online in-person membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday August 13, 2020.
Member participation is encouraged.
Electronic details appear within the Members only /Club Login section at

Carolyn Hawkins - AANR-Florida Hall of Fame Honoree

At the July 2020 AANR-Florida Convention, Carolyn Hawkins, who has worked in the AANR office for many years, was inducted into the AANR-Florida Hall of Fame.  It was well described in the Osceloa News-Gazette at


Northwest Nudist Community Video Party

Here's a chance for nudists in the Northwest to get together and chat.  Join us for a video hangout from 7:00pm – 8:00pm PDT on Friday evening, August 7.  Come join us and make some new friends in the region and catch up with some old friends.  Check for updates and instructions on how to join the video party.

During the party, please mute when you are not talking.  (Click the little microphone or mute your phone).  That will help cut down on background noise.


Current club statuses

All of our clubs have been affected by coronavirus closing orders.  Here is our current understanding of each club's status, based on their websites and information we have received from them.  If you wish to visit a club, please check their website or contact them to verify their status.  Clubs can contact us at with updates to this.
Bare Mountain Retreat (Landed), Boise, ID - The Streak to the Peak 5K run has been canceled.  They are closed to visitors for this season, but open to members.
Hidden Springs (Non-Landed), Portland, OR - Their events are typically in the fall, winter and spring, and the events have not been scheduled yet.
Kaniksu Ranch (Landed), Loon Lake, WA - Kaniksu Ranch is still closed to the public at this time but open to members.  The 5K BBFR was canceled.  Watch their website and future issues of this Nude News for updates.
LARC - In case you missed it, this is a reminder that the land was sold to new owners in January and it is no longer a nudist park.
Lake Bronson Club (Landed), Sultan, WA - Lake Bronson is open but all August events are cancelled until further notice due to Washington State restrictions on gatherings.
Montana Naturists Organization (Non-Landed), Thompson Falls, MT  They visit local hot springs up to twice a week and attend events at Sun Meadow and Kaniksu, but don't seem to have other events currently planned.
Mountaindale Sun Resort (Landed), North Plains, OR  Mountaindale is open, but the pool, spa and sauna are still closed under county guidelines.  No events are scheduled through August, except on-line member meetings.
Rogue SunCatchers (Non-Landed), Medford, OR The next event is a potluck and General Assembly August 8.
Squaw Mountain Ranch (Landed), Estacada, OR  Squaw Mountain is open again, with a full activity schedule, with COVID-19 safety policies in place.  Regretfully, the annual Music Festival in August has been cancelled, and has been replaced with a SuMmeR Daze event on Aug 14-16
Sun Lovers under Gray Skies (Non-Landed), Seattle, WA  The usual Fall to Spring events, including spa nights and movie nights are expected to resume in the fall.
Sun Meadow Resort (Landed), Worley, ID  Sun Meadow is open again, with a full activity schedule, with COVID-19 safety policies in place.
Sun Rovers (Non-Landed), Portland, OR The next event is a meeting and potluck Aug 22..
Tiger Mountain Park (Landed), Issaquah, WA.  Tiger Mountain is closed for now, awaiting reopening decisions from King County and the state. Watch their website for updates.
Tinyhouse resort, (Non-Landed), OR  Appear to be open.
Wandering Bare (Non-Landed), Salem, OR.  Their next events are clothing optional blueberry picking Aug 2 and .
Willamettans (Landed), Marcola, OR.  Willamettans is open, with COVID-19 safety policies in plac

If you are not yet an AANR member, there are two ways to join AANR.  If you belong to a club, talk to your membership chair about joining AANR.  If not, go to to become a member.  Your membership matters.


In  the Northwest  Daily & Weekly Events

  • Sun Meadow Resort
    • Weekdays at 7 AM: Yoga on the mezzanine
    • Weekdays at 7:30 AM: Aquacise
    • Saturday and Sunday morning: 8 AM Yoga, 8:30 AM Walk in the Park with Terri.
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 3 PM: Stretching in the indoor pool
    • Every day at 9 AM: Pickleball
    • Every day at 3 PM Mölkky (stick bowling - lots of fun!)
    • Every day, breakfast 8-9:30, lunch 12:30 and dinner 6:30 available

In  the  Northwest  07/31/2020 - 08/06/2020

Friday 07/31

Saturday  08/01

Sunday  08/02


In  the  Northwest  08/07/2020 - 08/13/2020


Friday  08/07

Saturday  08/08

Sunday  08/09

Tuesday  08/11


In  the Northwest  08/14/2020 - 08/20/2020


Friday  08/14

Saturday  08/15

Sunday  08/16

In  the Northwest  08/21/2020 - 08/27/2020


Friday  08/21

Saturday  08/22

  • Sun Meadow Resort
    • Bike Ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes - 9:00 am
  • Sun Rovers - meeting near Oregon city with potluck following - 1:00 pm
  • Wandering Bare - Mountaindale Sun Resort Scavenger Hunt Hike - 11:00 am
Northwest Clubs - Websites
Bare Mountain Retreat (Landed), Boise, ID
Hidden Springs (Non-Landed), Portland, OR
Kaniksu Ranch (Landed), Loon Lake, WA
Lake Bronson Club (Landed), Sultan, WA
Montana Naturists Organization (Non-Landed), Thompson Falls, MT
Mountaindale Sun Resort (Landed), North Plains, OR
Rogue SunCatchers (Non-Landed), Medford, OR
Squaw Mountain Ranch (Landed), Estacada, OR
Sun Lovers under Gray Skies (Non-Landed), Seattle, WA
Sun Meadow Resort (Landed), Worley, ID
Sun Rovers (Non-Landed), Portland, OR
Tiger Mountain Park (Landed), Issaquah, WA
Tiny Houses, (Non-Landed), OR
Wandering Bare (Non-Landed), Salem, OR
Willamettans (Landed), Marcola, OR

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