Spring is in the air; temperatures are warming up and many nudists are coming out from their long winters nap. Many of us have been sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak and I hope you are doing well. In the meantime. Preparations have still been going on for the Regional AANR-SW Convention at Oaklake Trails June 18 – 21st with our General Meeting on Friday the 19th. As it stands now, we are going ahead with convention, though there will be some changes to help maintain social distancing. As usual, there will be fun, games and food for all the family and friends. Oaklake Trails has been working hard with improvements and ideas to make this a great convention. I really hope you will be able to make it there.
If you are reading this then you have seen the new look for the AANR-SW website. I hope you take a few moments to wander around the site and check out all the pages and see what we have to offer you in the way of nudist destinations and general information.
I will take up a little space in this letter to toot my own horn a little. Let me start by saying I do not do well sitting at home doing nothing. So, I am usually working in the garage, outside or in the house either on some woodworking project or some repair to the house (a never ending story there). I am also an amateur videographer. I have started writing a script to make a fun little video for nudists by nudists. Star Ranch in McDade hosts an annual Film Screening event. This year they are trying to combine it with the International AANR Convention which they are hosts for this August. I have much of the script done, as it is a short film, but due to COVID-19 I have not been able to start shooting anything. Whether or not I get anything done in time for the convention remains to be seen. To keep me on focus and in practice, I have started shooting a fun cooking show I call, This Dude Cooks in the Nude. It is exactly what it sounds like, I am cooking up dishes in my kitchen in the nude; the way most of us cook anyhow. It shows that the show is about normalizing nudity and having fun cooking. I will just say it can be found on the Vimeo platform.
Stay safe! Stay Naked!
Mitch London, AANR-SW President