Update On Beverly B. Price, Bill Schroer and the AANR Nudist Club Ratings
This post is by Jordan Blum
Did Beverly Fire Bill Over The Issue Of AANR Nudist Clubs Ratings?
For those of you who have been following the story we wrote about: Beverly B. Price president of AANR Fired Bill Schroer – WTF?!?! … Here is what we have been able to find out so far.
Let me begin by noting that I have repeatedly tried to get some information from the American Association For Nude Recreation – AANR directly about why Beverly Price fired Bill Schroer. Unfortunately, AANR had issued a gag order for all those involved so none of them were willing to talk to me about it. But from discussions I have had and after reading their recent blog update, here is what I could piece together.
The basic facts have not changed. Beverly Price did fire Bill, and after realizing that she did not have the power to fire him, AANR called a board meeting to vote on the issue (that is the reverse order of how it should have happened, which is in violation of the AANR bylaws). The vote, from what I understand was not unanimous – 10 people voted in favor of Bill’s termination while 4 voted against it.
AANR has not explained why he was let go. Some people have alluded to the fact that it was because Bill was advocating for the inclusion of lifestyle and swinger clubs into the AANR network. Seeing as how AANR is the credible voice for “Nude Recreation,” I could see how adding lifestyle clubs would make sense. But that is actually a false statement!
Bill only advocated for a rating system. The issue of lifestyle clubs becoming AANR-affiliated was beyond the scope of his recommendation. In effect what was claimed – that he was advocating for the admission of lifestyle clubs – is false. Bill was only developing these to the extent that the board could make an informed decision. He took no unilateral decisions on any of this.
What Bill proposed was a rating system for nudist resorts and nudist clubs. The nudist club rating system could be compared to the Motion Picture Association of America film rating system. I will give you a general example of how that might work.
A rating system would be in place for clubs based on the level of adult activity present at that club.
Other AANR nudist clubs that may have more of a lifestyle / swinger presence, but where no sexual behavior actually happens out in the open would be the equivalent of an “R” or “PG-13.”
The last AANR nudist clubs rating category, the “NC-17” or “X” rating, would be set aside for the newly added lifestyle category. Those would be clubs like Caliente or perhaps Hedonism.
The idea behind the creation of an AANR nudist clubs rating system would not be to advocate for more sex at nudist clubs. The idea is to be able to align the expectations of prospective visitors with the reality of what that club truly offers. While most clubs claim they are “family-friendly,” the reality is they may not be.
Again, it’s all speculation, but it seems like Beverly and Bill did not see eye to eye on this point. This was more than likely what led to her decision to fire him.
This brings up two interesting points about the way this whole issue has been handled.
A – Does everyone have to agree 100% with the AANR president if they want to keep their jobs? In my book, all organizations need to be open to new ideas. The firing of Bill, if the above is in fact correct, is a sign that if you have ideas that might be considered “out of the box,” then AANR will get rid of you fast!
Apparently, AANR’s numbers have been declining rapidly so one would think that they would be eager to hear new ideas and approaches. But as we know all too well, that has not been the MO of AANR – it’s AANR’s way or the highway (which explains why they have not evolved or adapted to the changes in society).
B – Most organizations that I know of would issue an official statement when a high-ranking exec is let go. This transparent approach is key if the organization wants the support of its members.
People support organizations (not just nudist organizations) because they believe in what they do. So to all the AANR members – why aren’t you calling, emailing or doing whatever you can to get to the bottom of this? You should also be requiring that AANR tell you exactly what they are doing and why.
This is your right as a dues-paying member – you should know how AANR is spending your hard-earned money.
(Full disclosure – this does not apply to me personally as I have not been an AANR member for the last couple of years).
So, in closing, please comment below! Let me know your thoughts on any or all of the following:
- Do you agree with the need to implement a rating system for AANR nudist clubs?
- Do you agree that Bill should have been let go? If so, then why? If not, then why?
- If you are paying dues as a member of AANR, do you know what AANR is specifically doing with your money?
- If you have any insight or know something I don’t, then please let me know!
- If I was mistaken in anyway about the facts – I want to know! (I am only going based on what I was able to find out and could not get Beverly to give a public statement).
Please note that the opinions and views expressed above are solely my own and do not reflect the official views or position of Young Naturists & Nudists America YNA. Any issues you may have with regards to this article should be directed at me personally and not at YNA – Thank you.