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SFFB / Haulover Beach Newsletter - September 2017
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September 2017

Guest message from President
of B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation

SFFB introduces limited-edition,
embroidered Haulover Beach
towels

Beach Ambassador training
Florida free beach updates
SFFB September Board meeting
Paris opens naturist zone in one
of its forest parks on trial basis

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 3, 2017
Crossed Oaks Haven Travel
Club nude bowling

Kissimmee, FL

September 8-10, 2017
Back to the 60's Weekend
Cypress Cove Nudist Resort
Kissimmee, FL

September 9, 2017
SFFB Board meeting
Haulover Beach
Miami, FL

September 15-17, 2017
Streak at Cheeks Weekend
Cypress Cove Nudist Resort Kissimmee, FL

September 16, 2017
Treasure Coast Naturists
Beach cleanup — Inter-
national Coastal Cleanup Day

Blind Creek Beach
Fort Pierce, FL

September 16, 2017
Palm Beach Naturists
Beach cleanup — Inter-
national Coastal Cleanup Day

John D. MacArthur Beach
North Palm Beach, FL

September 16, 2017
Solar Exposure
2017 Summer Concert Series

Eden RV Resort
Hudson, FL

September 22-24, 2017
Tampa Area Naturists
1st Annual TAN Tribal Council
& Beach Days

Sunnier Palms Nudist Park
Fort Pierce, FL and
Sunsport Gardens
Family Naturist Resort
Loxahatchee Groves, FL

September 22-24, 2017
Duct Tape Weekend
Cypress Cove Nudist Resort
Kissimmee, FL

September 23, 2017
Oktoberfest
Lake Como Nudist Resort
Lutz, FL

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017
Super Mega Trivia Summer
Championships Weekend

Cypress Cove Nudist Resort
Kissimmee, FL

September 30, 2017
Tampa Area Naturists
Beach cleanup — Inter-
national Coastal Cleanup Day

Honeymoon Island State Park
Dunedin, FL

September 30, 2017
Treasure Coast Naturists
membership drive and
naturist pool party

Jupiter, FL

October 6, 2017
Monthly Friday night
nude drum circle

Sunsport Gardens
Family Naturist Resort
Loxahatchee Groves, FL

October 14, 2017
Beach Ambassador training
Haulover Beach
Miami, FL

October 14, 2017
SFFB Board meeting
Haulover Beach
Miami, FL

October 15, 2017
14th Annual Classic Car Show
Lake Como Family
Nudist Resort
Lutz, FL

October 20-22, 2017
10th Annual Nude-A-Palooza
Cypress Cove Nudist Resort
Kissimmee, FL

October 21, 2017
4th Annual 5-K Boo Run/Walk
Hidden Lake Resort
Jay, FL

November 10-12, 2017
Freedom Festival
Lake Como Nudist Resort
Lutz, FL

November 24, 2017
Keep Our Beaches Bare
Fundraising Raffle

Last day to order raffle tickets

November 26, 2017
Keep Our Beaches Bare
Fundraising Raffle

Drawing for prizes at 2 p.m.
Haulover Beach
Miami, FL

December 8-10, 2017
Young Adult Naturists
Winter Fest: Music Medley

Sunsport Gardens
Family Naturist Resort
Loxahatchee Groves, FL

December (?) 2017
Florida Young Naturists
Winter Gathering

Lake Como Nudist Resort
Lutz, FL

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Beach Education Advocates for
Culture, Health,Environment
& Safety (B.E.A.C.H.E.S.)

501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and charitable adjunct to SFFB

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Providing the luxury of deciding
what
not to wear



Cypress Cove Nudist Resort & Spa
Kissimmee, FL
just as nature intended ...

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Agent for Hidden Beach Resort and Grand Lido™ Negril Resort


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Au Naturel Resort by Karisma

Kantenah, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Secluded, so you don't have to be
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Negril, Jamaica
An upscale and elegant naturist resort
Represented by Fox Travel American Express

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Bay Harbor Islands, FL
A unique and stylish boutique hotel

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Sunsport Gardens
Family Naturist Resort

Loxahatchee Groves, FL
Bare with us for a day or a lifetime!

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Learn all about Haulover Beach! Click on above image to download this informative, 20-page booklet, pick up a free copy from a dispenser unit at Haulover Beach, or order by mail (S&H, US$5.00 in U.S. or Canada, US$10.00 elsewhere). Send request to address below (in e-mail version of newsletter).


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Gay Naturists International, Inc.
Life is Great; Live it Nude! ©

Find a men's naturist club or naked yoga group to join!

Read GNI BuffBuzz, GNI's official blog, updated semi-monthly.


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Looking for naturist places in Florida?

Click on above image to search for naturist clubs, resorts, yoga classes, and other businesses statewide. See alphabetical and geographical listings and an interactive map. Also includes a list of beaches.

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Seth Paronick September 2017 Guest Message

by Seth Paronick, President, B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute*

Here's your chance to win a nude Caribbean cruise for two!
Order tickets on line

B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute and South Florida Free Beaches (SFFB) / Florida Naturist Association launched in mid-August our 2017 Keep Our Beaches Bare fundraising raffle.

Make a donation† and enter the drawing for a chance to win a deluxe, Ocean Suite stateroom for two on Bare Necessities' The Big Nude Boat Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Victory, sailing round trip from Miami, FL, February 2-12, 2018, to the Dutch ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao), the Dominican Republic, and a private island in The Bahamas, with four days at sea, or one of eight three-day, two-night naturist vacation packages for two in Florida (except as otherwise noted), including stays at

• Hidden Beach Resort – Au Naturel Club by Karisma, Kantenah, Riviera Maya in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula (four days / three nights, all-inclusive, near Playa del Carmen and an hour from Cancún)

The Big Nude Boat 2017 cruise

• Grand Lido™ Negril Au Naturel All-Suite Resort, Negril, Jamaica (four days / three nights, all-inclusive)

• Cypress Cove Nudist Resort & Spa, Kissimmee (near Orlando, two prizes)

• daddy O hotel miami, Bay Harbor Islands (textile, but near Haulover Beach)

• Lake Como Family Nudist Resort, Lutz ("loots," near Tampa, two prizes)

• Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort, Loxahatchee Groves (near West Palm Beach).

Get all the details and order your raffle tickets at: beachesfoundation.org/fundraiser

You may order raffle tickets on line through Friday, November 24, 2017. The drawing is to be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. on Haulover Beach in Miami, FL at the North Chickee (thatch-roofed shade structure) near lifeguard tower 15. Winners need not be present to claim their prize; they will be notified. Send your friends the above link or give them a flyer and encourage them to get raffle tickets!

We are grateful to our prize donors, without whom this fundraiser would not be possible. Please patronize them!
How you can help get the word out

1) Visit the Facebook listing for the raffle and do the following:

• Click on Share.

Important: Make sure that Include Original Post is checked to retain B.E.A.C.H.E.S.' introductory message!

• Share on your timeline and in every naturist group or page that you follow. (If you're not comfortable sharing on your timeline, share with specific naturist friends.)

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Download a flyer for a friend!

2) Visit the tweet for this event and retweet it to your Twitter followers.

3) Download and print a flyer to give to friends, or pick some up on weekends at SFFB's information booth near lifeguard tower 15 on Haulover Beach.

† Donations to B.E.A.C.H.E.S., which are a deductible expense for U.S. income taxpayers to the extent allowed by law, will be used for naturist education, free beach advocacy, capital improvements to Haulover Beach or other clothing-optional beach sites, disability beach access program, and other purposes as listed in the scope of B.E.A.C.H.E.S.' mission (below) and SFFB's mandate.

* Beach Education Advocates for Culture, Health, Environment & Safety (B.E.A.C.H.E.S.) Foundation Institute is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational and charitable adjunct to South Florida Free Beaches (SFFB) / Florida Naturist Association. Its overall mission is to establish, protect, maintain, and improve the physical, social, and legal integrity of naturist (clothing-optional) beaches in the United States and Canada. See B.E.A.C.H.E.S.' full mission statement for details.

The President's Message column by Richard Mason, SFFB President, resumes in the October 2017 issue of this newsletter. On his behalf, I am including below his usual message about joining and/or donating to South Florida Free Beaches.

If you are not a current member of South Florida Free Beaches, please consider becoming one — numbers matter. At $35 per year for your household, it costs just 67¢ per week. A key benefit is the continued, clothing-optional use of Haulover Beach. How much is that worth to you? Join or renew at sffb.com.

SFFB also has a separate Legal Defense & Political Action Fund that supports its government affairs efforts and assists individuals cited for nude sunbathing. Even if you're not ready to (re)join just yet, please consider donating to this fund (not tax-deductible) to help with current challenges. Donations by bank check should be mailed to the address below (in e-mail version of newsletter). Thanks!

SFFB introduces limited-edition, embroidered Haulover Beach towels

SFFB towel in U.S. flag theme
SFFB towel with multi-colored stripes

South Florida Free Beaches has commissioned a limited edition of custom-embroidered Haulover Beach towels in two styles, multicolored stripes and U.S. flag-themed. Both feature the phrase, "Happiness is no Tan Lines at Haulover Beach," followed by SFFB's website domain name.

These soft, beautiful towels are made in Egypt of 100% cotton and embroidered in Miami, and their dimensions are 40" by 72" (101 cm by 182 cm). They are available at the SFFB information booth near lifeguard tower 15 on Haulover Beach. The operating hours vary with the availability of volunteers to staff it, but it's usually open, weather permitting, at least one day of each weekend from late morning to mid-afternoon and occasionally on weekdays.

These towels are intended as a fundraiser for SFFB's Legal Defense / Political Action Fund, which supports SFFB's government affairs program, including a paid lobbyist in Tallahassee, Florida's capital, who also represents SFFB to Miami-Dade County government. The fund also assists individuals who are cited for nude sunbathing. SFFB suggests a donation to the fund of $20 or $30 per towel, depending on selection.

Beach Ambassador training

Beach Ambassador training

Do you spend a lot of time on Miami's nude beach? If so, you have a chance to give back by volunteering as a Beach Ambassador (BA) to help maintain naturist standards on Haulover Beach and keep it safely nude for all to enjoy. Sign up for and attend a training to become part of a wonderful corps of volunteers.

BAs serve as beach monitors and greeters, a combination of block watch and welcome wagon. For their service, BAs at Haulover Beach get a cool hat, ID badge, and free parking on their duty days. Seasonal residents are welcome to participate.

The final Beach Ambassador training of 2017 is scheduled for Haulover Beach in Miami on Saturday, October 14. If you have any questions or wish to sign up for a training session, contact Ken.

Florida free beach updates

 

Reminder: Three Florida free beach groups plan a beach cleanup in their respective area in September in conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day. Community service is followed by social time. Read on for details.

Treasure Coast Naturists (TCN)'s September 16 coastal cleanup takes place on Blind Creek Beach in Fort Pierce from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included is a fundraising raffle with great prizes centered on the theme, nudist destination vacations and gear. Raffle tickets are available at the TCN booth on the beach until 1 p.m., and must be submitted for the drawing before 2 p.m. Raffle rules, terms, and conditions are posted on the events page of TCN's website.

TCN actively welcomes new members and donors to help care for Blind Creek Beach, including the expense of maintaining port-a-potties in the parking lot, which TCN provides (not St. Lucie County). Annual dues are $20 per household, and you can find a TCN membership form via the first link in this paragraph.

To that end, TCN holds its next membership drive and naturist pool party at a private home in Jupiter, FL in Palm Beach County on Saturday evening, September 30. The party is for TCN members, but you may join on the spot. Save time at the door by filling out your membership form in advance. Dinner is potluck, so bring a dish to share. Follow instructions via the above link to RSVP and let the organizers know whether you will bring an appetizer, main dish, vegetable dish or casserole, or dessert.

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Tampa Area Naturists (TAN) has its September 30 coastal cleanup on the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL, 2-4 p.m. The 1st Annual TAN Tribal Council takes place at Sunnier Palms Nudist Resort in Fort Pierce, FL and Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in Loxahatchee Groves, FL, September 22-24, including time on Blind Creek and Haulover Beaches. Get dates and details of other TAN events at facebook.com/TampaAreaNaturists/events.

As TAN continues to build support for a clothing-optional beach in the Tampa Bay Area, it is actively seeking additional signatures on its online petition. Please sign it if you haven't done so yet, and ask your friends to do the same. (Article continues at top of next column.)

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Palm Beach Naturists (PBN) has its September 16 coastal cleanup at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach, FL, 8-10 a.m. "Like" PBN's Facebook page at facebook.com/pbnaturists and subscribe to its e-mail list to be kept informed of developments.

PBN has a new website at palmbeachnaturists.org. Some key sections, such as membership, donations, and gear (PBN-branded merchandise) are still under development, so keep checking back for updates. PBN plans to offer, for a limited time, a Founding Member lifetime membership with a package of PBN swag for a one-time donation of $250. General membership will be available for $25 per year.

SFFB Board meeting on Haulover Beach, September 9

Haulover Beach chickee

The Board of Directors of South Florida Free Beaches usually meets on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00 p.m. under the North Chickee (thatch-roofed shade structure) near Lifeguard Tower 15 on Haulover Beach unless another date and time or location is announced. See below for the remainder of this year's schedule. Any planned exception to the second Saturday pattern is noted with an asterisk.

The meetings are open to SFFB sponsors / members, supporters, and invited guests. Prior to setting out, check the upper left-hand corner of SFFB's home page at sffb.com (under Today's Beach Reports) for any change in date, time, or location due to unavailability of Board members or in case of bad weather, when the meeting may take place indoors.

Don't miss an SFFB Board meeting — add the schedule to your calendar now!

September 9, 2017
October 14, 2017 November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017


Paris opens naturist zone in city park on trial basis

We reported in the July 2017 issue that the City Council of Paris, France had postponed until 2018 implementation of a public, clothing-optional zone in Bois de Vincennes, one of the city's forest parks, which it had approved in September 2016. On August 31, however, the zone opened on a trial basis through October 15. For details, read Revealed: Paris opens first nudist park but no voyeurs allowed.

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