Moving Forward with AANR

AANR is making some exciting changes to better serve its members. We are currently implementing a new member portal, which will allow each individual member access to their own information in the system. You will be able to access your membership information wherever you are and will be able to print a membership card at anytime. This will also allow clubs instant access to your current status as a member of AANR, which means your information can be obtained even when the AANR office is closed. The new system will allow all members to see current information about what is happening in their region. Clubs will have links that they can use to give weekly updates on upcoming events. The updated website will be able to allow members access to back issues of The Bulletin, as well as other AANR documents.
 
AANR is listening to its members. All memberships will become individual memberships. This means if you are currently in a dual membership, in a few short months both members of the dual membership will have their own individual memberships. This change will improve services through the AANR office, while allowing the individual member access to their own information. Members will be able to update their own information with a few, simple clicks from their own computer.
 
In order to continue providing you with the level of quality service you expect from us, the board of directors has made the difficult decision to increase AANR’s dues. After much discussion and analysis of the fiscal needs of maintaining a strong association, it was decided to increase the annual membership dues by $6 per member. It has been ten years since the last dues increase. AANR’s operational costs have continued to rise due to inflation in costs such as utilities, office equipment maintenance, staff salaries and related taxes, office supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses. Over time, increased operational costs are outstripping our current budget capacity. Like everyone else, our association has had to make adjustments to respond to the rising cost of inflation. The association has been working diligently over the past years to review the fiscal forecast, and determined that both cost containment measures and revenue increase measures were necessary in order for AANR to continue to provide valuable services to our members. We have a knowledgeable, hard-working office staff who are always ready to assist the members, by providing quality service. With their assistance, all of the new services will help to make your membership to AANR bigger and better, while defending your rights. 
 
AANR will continue to support its mission, “To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.” Through advocacy, AANR will continue to support individuals who need our assistance supporting their right to be nude. Your Bulletin will still appear monthly online, as well as the printed version. We ask that you call the AANR office at 1-800-TRY-NUDE if you want to continue receiving the printed version. Our web presence has grown in content and resources. In addition to our web page, we can now be found on Facebook and Twitter.  AANR is committed to maintaining relationships with national and state-level policymakers and other stakeholders. For the past 26 years, AANR has met with lawmakers at the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) to discuss how to make better laws that will not affect nudists with unintended consequences.
 
Don’t forget, AANR is working on your behalf, keeping your favorite spot to be nude available for future use. Help AANR continue its mission with your continued support as a member.
Thank you again for being a part of AANR and supporting AANR’s cause. 

Taken from the AANR Monthly Bulletin, "Across the Board" brings information and thoughts from the Governing Board of AANR to you. The Board values your membership and wants to make sure that it is doing what is right for the members and clubs. The first step is good two-way communication.