Beverly B. Price, The New president of AANR, fires executive director Bill Schroer. WTF?!?
This blog post was written by Jordan Blum.
Beverly B. Price of the America Association for Nude Recreation Fires Bill Schroer:
For those of you who may not be as aware of the political happenings in the Nudie world… The American Association For Nude Recreation (AANR) has recently held elections and Beverly B. Price emerged as the new President of AANR. In addition, earlier this year, the America associationFor Nude recreation had hired Bill Schroer to fill the executive director position, following the resignation of Jim Smock.
Everyone knows that AANR and YNA have not seen eye to eye on many things, but the announcement of Bill Schroer as the new executive director was one that I personally supported wholeheartedly. Dare I say that I was even excited by this news. For the first time in four years, I was excited about what AANR had done!
While I have never met Bill Schroer personally, I have been corresponding with him via email and over the phone for the last 3 – 4 years. Like me, Bill comes from the online marketing and tech world so I knew he would be a vital asset if AANR was hoping to push their agenda (you can read about what they are all about here: Nudist Organizations) and turn itself around. Finally a someone who understands the internet and the value that it provides!
Earlier this week I emailed Bill randomly. I just wanted to see how he was doing and to see if I could be of any service or help. It came a complete surprise and shock when he mentioned that the America Association for Nude Recreation had decided to terminate his employment.
I could not believe it!
Bill has been a vocal and positive advocate and I simply could not wrap my head around this recent move by AANR.
Then I saw the the SCNA newsletter which offered even more upsetting facts about this issue.
In their newsletter they said:
“He [Bill Schroer] was very popular with the membership, and he seemed eager to hear suggestions from everyone on how to make AANR more relevant in a rapidly changing technological world.
It therefore came as a shock to learn through the Twitter grapevine that Bev Price, the newly-elected AANR President apparently walked into his office one day in mid-October and told Bill he was no longer working for the America Association for Nude Recreation.
Sources said Bill told them he was very surprised, as there had been no prior warning. According to the AANR By-Laws, the President cannot hire or fire the Executive Director, only the 14 Board of Trustees can do that. At least some of the Board members have confessed they had no idea this was coming.
Word of the firing rippled across the AANR clubs at the speed of Twitter, with “WTF” being the most polite reaction to what appears to be a very unpopular decision. The only thing the Kissimmee main office will say is: “Bill Schroer is no longer employed by AANR. We wish him well.
Schroer had only been on the job since May. He was AANR’s third Executive Director in three years.”
For the record, I am no longer a member of the America Association for Nude Recreation. But I know that many of the YNA followers and members are. So I urge you to email them and express your concerns about the way they handled this issue.
If you would like to see the America Association for Nude Recreation succeed then you may want to also rant about the fact that they just fired one of the most qualified executives they could have ever hoped to have.
You can email AANR directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that this is their main email address and that you may need to email them a few time in order to get any response – that was our experience at least).
This article about AANR and Bill Schroer was written by Jordan Blum and was published by Young Naturists and Nudists America YNA