Niagara Naturists News
January 8, 2022

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    We hope that everybody had a great holiday season. We have been busy,not only with the holiday happenings, but working on our nudist schedule for this year. Your webmaster is also on the AANR East board and we are actively searching for people to run for three vacancies on the board. 

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    Table of Contents (click on topic)

    AANR East Board meeting
    Next Clothed Meet and Greet
    Niagara Naturists events at The Nudist Lodge
    Why Nude? Why AANR?
    How photographing naturists helped me to love my body

    AANR East Board Meeting

    As some of you know, your webmaster is on the AANR East Board. The interim Board meeting is on 1/28 and 1/29. It will be held in person at White Tail resort in Ivor, Virginia. AANR member may attend. It will alsso be available VIA ZOOM. Your web master will be attending via Zoom because of a family medical issue. Below is the announcement and Zoom instructions. Feel free to log in.

    2022 AANR-East Interim Board Meeting
    Schedule/Agenda January 28 - 29, 2022 **All Times are Approximate**

    8:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M. Breakfast Served -- Friday, Saturday
    8:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M. Breakfast Served -- Sunday
    12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. Lunch Served -- Friday - Sunday
    5:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M. Dinner Served Thursday - Saturday

    The discussions and the Interim Meeting will be conducted via ZOOM as well as in person.
    Following is the link to participate Friday 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Zone
    Join Zoom Meeting (KRA/Committee Time)
    Meeting ID: 929 3512 2146
    Passcode: 856233

    Friday, January 28th
    9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. KRA/Committee Time
    12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Lunch Break
    1:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. KRA/Committee Time continues
    5:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M. Dinner
    9:00 P.M. - ?? Karaoke in the Social Hall

    Saturday, January 29th
    Following is the link to participate Saturday 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time Zone
    Join Zoom Meeting (KRA/Committee Time)
    Meeting ID: 996 4884 6683
    Passcode: 277473
    9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Legislation (If needed)
    2022 Budget Discussion, Budgetary Coordinator
    KRA/Committee Time
    12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Lunch Break
    Following is the link to participate Saturday 1:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time Zone
    Join Zoom Meeting (Interim Board Meeting)
    Meeting ID: 989 3869 3568
    Passcode: 793711

    1:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. Board Meeting Convenes
    5:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M. Dinner
    8:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M. AANR-East Welcome Social in the Social Hall
    10:00 P.M. - ?? Family DJ Dance

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    Next Meet and Greet

    Our next clothed Meet and Greet will be on Saturday 1/15/22  It will be at the Hillview Restaurant which is located at 6135 Transit Road, Depew, NY. They have a private meeting room  where we can discuss nudist topics and answer questions. We will start at 5:45PM. From 5:45 to 6:00pm is a meet and greet portion with dinner starting at 6:00PM. Anybody can come to our dinner meetings. You do not have to be a member of the club and you do not need reservations. Please come, ask questions, and see what the club is all about, socialize and get to know us. The only cost is your meal and drinks.

    Our Meet and Greet Dinners serve two functions. First, since our members come from a wide geographic area, it allows our members to get together and socialize. Second, it allows new people to meet our current members in a public and non-threatening environment. During this meeting, prospective members can socialize with our members, ask questions, and determine if a membership in Niagara Naturists is for them.

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    Niagara Naturists events at The Nudist Lodge

    We have three events scheduled at the Nudist Lodge. We have submitted the dates to the Lodge Owner and will confirm them as soon as we hear back from him.

    They are:

    6/11/22 potluck dinner

    7/29-731 Our weekend at the lodge

    10/1 our Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodge

    We will also be traveling to the forth  annual Howe Caverns Naked in a Cave event. Several Niagara Naturists members are planning to attend. It will be on Saturday, September 17, 2022. we will post more information in the future.

    we will also travel to Skinny Dip falls a few times during the summer.

    We have also discussed traveling As a club to Ponderosa, a nudist resort in Canada, Bear Lake, or Empire Haven. We will discuss these options at our Meet and Greet dinner.

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    Why Nude? Why AANR?

    American Association for Nude Recreation Fact Sheet 2021

     American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR), founded in 1931, celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2021. AANR’s mission is to advocate on behalf of nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.

    · Membership in AANR is a “passport to fun” and can be purchased for less than the price of a bathing suit. ·

     · Nude recreation is enjoying a revival in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. AANR serves over 52 million individuals at over 180 affiliated clubs, resorts, RV campgrounds and businesses. Over half of these are “landed” clubs which have their own grounds and facilities. Others, “non-landed” clubs and sometimes called “travel clubs,” are comprised of groups of people who plan trips to clubs with facilities or hold other social events to enjoy nude recreation. · In 2003, a Forbes article estimated that nude recreation was a $400 million a year industry, including cruises, resorts and merchandise. By 2020 it grew to what is conservatively estimated a $566 million industry.

     · Nude recreation enthusiasts are a cross-section of North America, representing a variety of ages, careers and socioeconomic levels. Typically, members are active, college educated individuals between the ages of 35-75 who enjoy outdoor recreation and activities such as swimming, tennis, volleyball, walking and hiking.

     · AANR is a gold and silver award-winning member of the American Society of Association Executives, has received four Golden Bell communications awards from the Hospitality Marketing and Sales Association International (HMSAI), two Silver Mercury Awards and an SATW Cushman Award in recent years.

    For 90 years AANR has been the preeminent authority and voice in North America, staunchly protecting the freedoms and rights of those who participate in wholesome, family-style nude recreation. Socially, AANR encourages Nakation℠ vacations as healthy, eco-friendly, transformational travel experiences; while AANR’s membership demonstrates conclusively that life is enhanced by the naturalness of social nudity. From exercise to relaxation, a person’s physical, spiritual, and mental well-being is enriched through nude recreation and slumber. AANR supports over 180 chartered clubs, resorts, and campgrounds (and is growing), and serves more than 30,000 members and 52 million skinny dipping enthusiasts throughout the U.S., Canada, and internationally. 

    · Niagara Naturists is a local  non-landed club of AANR. We have several Nudist events during the year.

     Membership with AANR, through Niagara Naturists, is your key to nude recreation in the US and Canada.

    Niagara Naturists/AANR membership cost is $51.00 per person.
    That is substantially less than joining AANR as an associate member - not through a club.

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    How photographing naturists helped me to love my body

    NuditsThis article is from the UK but the same is true in the US

    "I’ve been a fashion photographer for quite a few years", she told Cosmopolitan UK. "And I spend a lot of time photographing what you would call 'conventional beauty' and 'aesthetically pleasing models' to promote clothes. I enjoy that industry; it's fun and creative, but if you leave that bubble, you realize how warped it can make your perception of the human body. Click here to read the rest of the article

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