Never Forget Your Nudist Roots & The AANR-East Convention
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Guest Blog by Balanced Bare
Nudist Roots – I had the privilege last week of sitting in on an all day workshop just prior to the regular AANR-East Summer meeting. An outside consultant was brought in to facilitate what I thought were some very productive work group sessions. This workshop was quite timely after my post last time that dealt with vision. The group was divided into four teams to brainstorm on various subjects dealing with re-imagining an organization from it’s very foundation up. If we can stay out of our own way I have high hopes for what eventually emerged from that day for AANR-East and perhaps beyond.
At one point the question was asked “are you an organization or a movement?” and I thought that perhaps we were both. I reminded folks that none of the current structures of “organized ” that we have today wouldn’t exist were it not for the movement that gave them birth.
A part of my own personal vision is that more key folks in all of the organizational structures both new and old would remember our roots and if you haven’t been around long enough to remember those roots then do some primary research to discover them. As all organizations struggle with membership and closely related fiscal issues we need to remember the passion of our first love with nudism and naturism. I’m firmly convinced that if principled and passionate people are willing to lead with less concern about who is in charge then the rest will follow. Don’t support organizations for incidental perks like car, travel, and flower discounts but rather support them because you support the dream.
Now – you organizations – we want to believe – set the pace and help us believe!