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Embark on a journey of self-discovery and liberation with AANR West! Our organization offers a range of activities that allow members to explore clothing-optional recreation in a safe and welcoming environment. With members hailing from states across the Western US, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as western Mexico, AANR West is a diverse community where everyone is welcome.
Our mission at AANR West is to provide our members with comprehensive education and support services. We want our members to feel comfortable and secure as they pursue their interests, and we work hard to ensure that they have access to the resources and information they need to do so. Whether it's finding a safe and legal place to enjoy clothing-optional recreation or understanding their rights under the law, our members can count on us to provide them with the guidance and support they need.
But our mission doesn't stop with our members. AANR West also strives to educate the public on the benefits of social nudism. We believe that everyone can experience the joy and freedom that comes from shedding their clothes and embracing their natural selves. We host events that are focused on providing good, healthy family fun, and we welcome individuals of all ages, genders, marital statuses, religious beliefs, ethnic origins, and sexual orientations.
We know the power of true freedom at AANR West. There's nothing quite like feeling the wind blowing across your skin and the sense of liberation that comes from being carefree and unencumbered by clothing. We want everyone to experience that same sense of freedom and joy. So, if you're looking for a safe and welcoming community where you can explore your interests and find your inner peace, join us at AANR West today!
“As I’ve said on occasion (and others have essentially said here), clothing is a tool. Carry it around when you have a need; don’t when you don’t. The goal is not so much a clothing free world, in my opinion, as a clothing-optional one, so if you like to wear clothes for whatever reason–just occasionally or all the time–I say that’s quite all right.”
We just want to be naked and have fun in the sun. The Las Vegas Bares sponsors Nude and clothing-optional day and overnight trips to hot springs or landed nudist resorts. We have scheduled clothing-optional hikes and nude kayak day trips. Full MOON nude hikes, Nude overnight kayak excursions on the Colorado River, and visits to neighboring nude resorts in CA and AZ. Sometimes we also have nude pool parties with NUDE Water Volleyball, and a sundeck to get your all-around tan! Come out and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing naked in the sun or recharge your mind and body with a free hike in the desert.
Welcome to Mira Vista – America’s “newest” and “oldest” clothing-optional resort. Mira Vista opened in May of 2006 under a new name and a new policy of wholesome nude recreation on an old property with a history dating back to the 1850s.
The resort is a step back in time, starting with the main building hacienda, home to the lobby, office, dining room, gift shop, library, and Old West saloon. Fourteen guest suites in original adobe-style buildings are accented with local rock and mortar walls. The 30-acre grounds are filled with mature trees, saguaro cacti, and many other native desert plants. Desert animals and birds are plentiful and sightings are common in this largely rural area.
It’s hard to believe that this great escape from the city is just 3 miles from Interstate 10. Words and pictures can’t convey all of the special charm and character of this unique resort. Being able to enjoy it all clothes-free just adds to the level of relaxation. Mira Vista is open to day visits. **https://miravistaresort.com/**
Olive Dell Ranch is Southern California’s favorite nudist resort for families and couples. Located in Colton, California Just a few miles from San Bernardino and Riverside. Olive Dell’s central location is close to many of Southern California’s main tourist attractions. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy the nudist/naturist lifestyle whether visiting for the day or an overnight stay.
Our nudist club offers: Rental cabins, Hookups, and Campsites for extended stays
Numerous amenities such as Tennis court, Hiking, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and Sauna http://www.olivedellranch.com
The Rise of Full Frontal: How 'Saltburn' Is Ushering in a New Age of On-Screen Nudity
The article discusses the increasing prevalence of full-frontal nudity in films, highlighting movies like Saltburn and No Hard Feelings that showcase nudity in a non-sexual and comedic context. It explores how these scenes challenge societal norms and promote body positivity. The article also touches on the role of intimacy coordinators in creating safe environments for actors during intimate scenes. Overall, it suggests that the inclusion of nudity in storytelling can enhance character development and challenge traditional gender dynamics. Read article
Massachusetts Bill Would Allow Women To Go Topless In Public
A bill has been filed in Massachusetts that seeks to allow women to go topless in public. The bill aims to remove "female breasts" from the section of Massachusetts General Laws that defines Open and Gross Lewdness and Lascivious Behavior. The bill is not currently sponsored by any state legislator. Read article
'Naked Attraction' Becomes the Nation's Latest Guilty Indulgence
The controversial British dating show Naked Attraction has become America's newest guilty pleasure after debuting on HBO's streaming platform. The show asks a picker to choose a date based solely on physical attraction, gradually revealing contestants from their feet to their faces. While the show has gained popularity, it has also faced criticism and controversy. Naked Attraction is available to stream on Max in the U.S. and has spawned international formats in various countries. Read the article
AANR Western Regional Spring Board Meeting
March 19-20, 2024
6 PM - 9 PM each night
AANR Western Regional General Assembly 2024
August 9-11, 2024
Shangri La Ranch
AANR Western Regional Fall Board Meeting
The Barefoot Bikers
The Barefoot Bikers is a story of friendship, adventure, and freedom. It all started on a warm summer's day when five friends decided to embark on a thrilling bike ride in the countryside. The wind was blowing through their hair and the sun was shining on their faces as they rode through the winding roads, taking in the beautiful scenery. After a few hours of cycling, they stumbled upon a quiet riverside spot and decided to take a break.
As they sat there, admiring the peaceful surroundings, one of them suggested taking a dip in the cool water to cool off. Without hesitation, they all stripped down to their birthday suits and jumped in. The feeling of the water on their skin was exhilarating and liberating at the same time. They felt free and alive, and it was a moment that none of them would ever forget.
From then on, their naturist expeditions became a yearly ritual, eagerly anticipated by all. They explored new places, met new people, and experienced the beauty of nature in its purest form. They learned to appreciate the simple things in life and the joy that comes from being in harmony with the natural world.
The Barefoot Bikers is more than just a story about a group of friends who enjoy being naked. It's a story about the transformative power of adventure and the importance of cherishing the beauty of the world around us.
Our organization has undergone significant changes over the past few decades, with a focus on providing more detailed and comprehensive descriptions of the locations where we practice and enjoy our nudist lifestyle. While terms such as "nudist colony" or "nudist camp" may have been accurate in the past, we now prefer the use of terms such as "nudist clubs," "parks," or "resorts," which better reflect the diverse and welcoming nature of our community. Additionally, we have adopted new terminology to describe ourselves, including naturists, nudists, or members of clothing-optional organizations, highlighting the positive and respectful aspects of our lifestyle.
We believe that our lifestyle is grounded in basic human rights, such as the freedom to express oneself and the freedom to be comfortable in one's own skin. Our organization is committed to ensuring that these rights are protected and respected, and we work tirelessly to promote acceptance and understanding of our way of life. In addition to advocating for top freedom, social nudism, and family nudity, we also support a range of initiatives aimed at promoting body positivity and inclusivity, including educational programs, community events, and outreach activities. By working together, we can build a more open and accepting society that values diversity and celebrates the beauty of the human form.
We, at ShangriLa Ranch, are committed to protecting your privacy when you access our website, and this policy explains how we may collect and use information about you through our website. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, want to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we may hold about you should be corrected, please contact us by phone 800-465-8760.
Club Relations focuses on communicating with the local clubs and members of AANR West to inform and promote other events within the region with the goal of avoiding scheduling conflicts, especially for major events. Another goal is to encourage participants of events to share their stories and experiences with AANR West for publication on the website and newsletter for promotional purposes.
When it is found that AANR-West By-laws or procedures need to be updated to comply with federal, state, local laws, or AANR International bylaws and procedures, or simply need to be updated, the Bylaws & Procedures committee assembles the appropriate motions to be presented to the Board of Directors at its next scheduled meeting for discussion and possible action.
By-law changes can only be made by the regional assembly once each year. Procedures can be changed at one of the three Board meetings or by email in the case of an emergency.
The goal of the Family Committee is to ensure that clubs and events are family friendly and to encourage clubs to include activities that are attractive to families, regardless of age, gender, or orientation. Included in this goal is to promote the acceptance of single men and women of all ages at clubs and events.
The members of this committee are familiar with QuickBooks, and they supervise the budget-making process each Fall. During the rest of the year they approve all major expenditures and help the committees manage their allocated funds. They periodically review and make recommendations regarding reimbursement procedures.
Government Affairs is one of the more important committees as it monitors news stories and legislative bills to be sure no government entity (federal, state, county, local community) is proposing any laws or other restrictions on our ability to enjoy our nudist way of life.
The committee chair(s) sit on the AANR Government Affairs Board and attend a monthly telephone conference call with our counterparts in other regions to decide courses of action on issues that may occur at any time.
The committee’s goal is to create and maintain a book of standard policy positions, so we can be consistent with our mission statement’s goals.
The committee works with the Naturist Society’s Naturist Action Committee (NAC), our GAT counterpart, to be sure all actions are aligned.
The Internal Affairs committee is tasked with making sure that AANR-West complies with all federal non-profit regulations, state corporate law, and local business regulations. It also assures that AANR-West follows all bylaws and procedures as specified by AANR International.
The committee also seeks out and vets private practice attorneys interested in providing legal advice to the attorneys of nudists who may have received tickets for simple nudity in areas where it is traditional to be nude. The attorneys will also provide advice or appropriate assistance to AANR members involved in legal custody disputes where nudity has become one of the issues.
Direct Members associated with AANR West are mostly administered by the main office in Kissimmee, Florida. However, AANR West also communicates with these members directly to inform them about the services we can provide and events in our region, as well as activities hosted by the clubs in our region. Direct Members associated with AANR West are also delivered our monthly Newsletter directly via email.
The Membership Committee also continues effective marketing channels and discovers new methods of promoting AANR West including, but not limited to, events and promotional material to be distributed at clubs and events.
The Public Relations Committee focuses on public outreach programs, educating those unfamiliar with social nudity through the AANR-West website, social media, and gathering written material for feature articles created for publication.
Through social media, AANR West posts positive and inspiration information to promote social nudism movement and to encourage our exiting members and to possibly attract people who have never engaged is social nudism. AANR-West does this through their various social media accounts.
The AANR West website is continually updated with current content including announcements, information about clubs and events, and articles for those seeking information about nudism.
The AANR West Newsletter is hosted on the AANR West website and links to the newsletter are sent out monthly via a mass email service (currently MailChimp).
The AANR-West Scholarship Program accepts applications from high school seniors, college students, and people returning to class for technical training in order to return to work or get a promotion.
The Sports Committee creates, coordinates, and promotes various sport events at AANR clubs, typically, at the AANR West Summer Convention and Fall Festival. When requested, the Sports Committee can also provide assistance at other inter-club competitions sponsored by groups or local clubs.
The committee also promotes the annual 5K races held at regional clubs and provides awards for those participating in most or all the races.
The Women In Nude Recreation (WINR) Committee promotes issues of interest specific to women in social nudity. They have their own promotional material and events, sometimes host information booths at trade shows, and host their own events. WINR also has a dedicated page on the AANR West Website and space in the AANR West Monthly Newsletter.
Other special committees sometimes also exist. Currently these committees are the Western Nudist Library Committee, Conventions & Facilities and Delegates, and the Nominations and Awards Committee. These committees exist to take on a specific task.
The Conventions & Facilities and Delegates Committee is overseen by the Vice President and are required to meet only a few times each year as they secure the locations of the three Board of Director meetings and the Annual Regional Convention, and assign the number of delegates each club may have at the Regional Convention and administers their credentials.
The Nominations & Awards Committee is also overseen by the the Vice President and are responsible to seek out the names of persons interested in seeking election to the Board of Directors or as elected Officers of AANR-West, confirm any necessary qualifications, and collect/distribute candidate statements for review by the convention delegates prior to the annual election process.
They also gather the names of persons from the various clubs who are the “unsung heroes” of the region, those volunteers who do so much at the local level who deserve recognition as Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Family of the Year, Young Man/Woman of the Year, and the Hall of Fame Award (Lifetime Achievement). Other awards are given out to individuals in such categories as Sports, Government Affairs, etc. Clubs also receive annual awards for membership increases and other categories of merit.
From time to time we will add a temporary (Ad Hoc) Committee to handle a specific task that is not expected to need long to complete.