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Our Convention Will Be Held Online


Because of the health uncertainties caused by the continued COVID-19 infection rate in Arizona, the Board of Directors has voted to hold the July 24-26, Convention and Regional Assembly online.


The host club, Shangri-La north of Phoenix will still welcome delegates and visitors for those who still want to attend in person.  In some sense this is an opportunity for clubs and associates who otherwise would not make the journey to Shangri-La to still participate via video conferencing.


To login into these meetings, all you need is a computer or a telephone.  If you have a camera, we can see your face, but otherwise we will hear your voice.


How to login:     Computer:

                             Voice Only: (571) 317-3122  Access Code: 921-780-605


How Voting Works:

  • We assign voting power based upon the number of members each club has, so larger clubs get more votes.
  • We will be allowing proxy voting, meaning non-participating clubs can assign their vote to another club if they wish.
  • Associate members, not affiliated with any club, actually have a lot of power in this setup as they each get one vote, equal to any club with less than 25 members.
  • Clubs that are “provisional” (new clubs who have not yet reached 15 members for travel clubs and 25 for landed clubs) do not have a vote but they their members are certainly welcome to observe and participate in the discussions. The four regional officers get no vote.


If you just want to login in for some of the meeting, not all, here is the approximate meeting schedule:


Friday, July 24, 9 am. - This is a short Board meeting that should last 30-40 minutes


Friday July 24, 10 am – 12:30 pm - Regional Assembly. This is basically reporting to the delegates and members from the various committee about what projects they are working on, seeking input from those in attendance and online. Important! Delegates need to check in at the start of the meeting so we know you are here and to get you your voting card and the email where to send your vote when voting is required.


Friday July 24, 2:30 pm - Candidates Forum (90 minutes)

It is important all persons seeking election to the Board of Directors (six positions open this year!) must attend this session to answer questions from the delegates and members.


Saturday July 25, 9 am - Regional Assembly continues with the balance of the reports not given on Friday. Followed by the election to the Board of Directors (approx. 11 am).


11:30 am - Awards!  We do our drawing for prizes from the Passports. Lots of great prizes.  The Scholarship winners are announced, Hall of Fame, Member of the Year, etc are announced.


NoonBoard winners are announced, oath of office is given.


Sunday, July 26, 9 am - The new Board of Directors meets to organize itself, assign committees, and establish priorities for the coming year.  It is important the delegates and members participate so we can incorporate your ideas!


Adjournment around noon on Sunday.


It will be an interesting agenda with many important decisions we hope you will make for us. There is also an election for 6 of the 9 positions on the governing Board of Directors, who will make policy during the coming twelve months.


Stay healthy, everyone!

Gary Mussell, AANR-West President

July 20, 2020


Calendar of Events

Looking for a fun event? There’s always something going on in the Western Region. Check out our calendar of events and see what’s happening in your area this month.


Benefits of

We’re fun to be around. We respect each other’s privacy. Our members include people of all sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and religions. We protect your rights to social nudity and much more.


Directory of AANR-West

Naturist Clubs,
Parks and Resorts

Whether you reside in the western U.S., Western Mexico or even the Philippines, AANR-West has a club, park or resort near you. Check out our directory now.



Nudity: True Body Acceptance Will Set You Free

“We ought to be able to be comfortable being naked, and it doesn’t have to be about sex.”


– Patricia Arquette, Actress


Our thoughts exactly!


AANR-West is a coalition of about thirty clubs. That means you choose the amount of clothing or lack of it that you wear. No judgments here! We want you to enjoy our events and activities without worrying about what you’re wearing or how your body looks. It’s all about body confidence.


According to a 2015 Zogby poll of American adults, 35% had gone skinny dipping at least once, and a whopping 73% believed individuals should be able to enjoy nude sunbathing at a location designated for that use.


We agree! You have rights over your body, whether its choosing to take a swim au naturel, play tennis or go on a hike. As a clothing-optional nonprofit organization–501 (c) 7, AANR-West (American Association for Nude Recreation, Western Region) advocates for nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings. We organize social events for our members. We educate and inform our members and those in the greater community about our way of life. Begin living a freer life.  Call us today and find out how you can start enjoying a world of family-friendly nude recreation.


If you haven’t experienced the pure freedom of reading, hiking, bicycling, swimming, sunbathing or just being in the nude or have and want a safe environment in which to practice your way of life, AANR-West is here for you. Our events are focused on good, healthy family fun.


AANR West provides education to our members about the areas where they can pursue their activities out of harm’s way, the legislation that may affect them and what their rights are.  We also reach out to the greater community, many who view nudism or clothing optional groups as outcasts.

Find your place in the sun and celebrate!

Stay true to yourself, join the American Association of Nude Recreation  today!


We Call Ourselves a Lot of Names

But nudist colony or nudist camp haven’t been correct descriptions for decades. Our organization now prefers terms such as nudist clubs, parks or resorts. We refer to ourselves as naturists, nudists, members of clothing optional organizations, who believe in top freedom, social nudism, family nudity and other basic human rights.

Find your true self at AANR-West.

Feel the Freedom!

Nudism is Family-Friendly

There is a misconception that nudity and lewd behavior go hand in hand. Let us assure you that wearing tight-fitting clothing or being scantily clad is much more erotic than wearing nothing at all. We have an ethics and behavior code that we expect all our members and attendees at our events to follow. Although each club has its own rules, some of the more commonly accepted behaviors include sitting on a towel (for hygienic reasons), and no gawking or photography allowed. Anyone in violation of the rules will be asked to leave immediately. Our goal is to help you further your sense of self-acceptance and to enjoy life au natural. That also means giving others the space to do so too.


Stay true to yourself, join the American Association of Nude Recreation  today!


The American Association for Nude Recreation - Western Region

The American Association for Nude Recreation

Western Region

23679 Calabasas Road, Suite 966

Calabasas, CA 91302

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