by Patti Sarver
Crossed Oaks Haven is officially a non-landed AANR club, but that does not really describe everything that we do!
The formation of our little group started and has grown through multiple media sources. Originally, the idea came from a group of about six, and we became a chartered AANR club with the required minimum 15 members in less than a year. The concept of being an official “card-carrying” nudist group was formed because nudists are the best people in the world. Three years later, we have 23 AANR members as well as many potential members. Our contact list of affiliated people is over 100!
Through the AANR events such as the skinny dip in 2009, we were able to meet our neighbors that we did not have knowledge of before. Friendships formed, and people started to attend events together, have house parties and meet more people. Attending events hosted by internet groups brought more people with this common bond together. Every event or resort visit or group we connect to shifts and changes our membership and brings more interesting things into our life.
There are some events that we attend regularly, such as the luau and birthday party at Sunny Sands. Many of our membership attend the Nudist Clubhouse and Single Nudist.com events at Cypress Cove every year. We have pool parties/pot luck gatherings at members’ homes as well. Despite the club only officially being three years old, we will be having our 5th annual cookie baking/exchange in December. Patti's house is known by some as COH central, and we enjoy the pool and hot tub.
Sometimes we create events that bring other groups together that we don't see in the resorts. Have you ever been Nude Bowling? Do you want to go on a naked hike? How about getting in motion for the promotion of a nude-friendly world? Do you like cruising? Then consider going with us on a cruise and finding the naturist activities wherever we go!
The age range of our group is from 18 to 92. However, we did have an 18 month old at an event and a 4 year old has been known to be around as well. We have singles and couples in our group, though we have a reputation for being mostly singles. Many of the couples attend the house parties more than traveling to the resorts. There is even a photo in the Bulletin of one of our couples getting married at Cypress Cove.
We call our newsletter/calendar Naturally Fun Times because that is what happens in our group. We get together in our natural state, and the fun times begin. More than one member has told me that they are much happier now since they met and joined with us. We invite you to hang out with us and hope you all have Naturally Fun Times as well!
Indicates a non-landed club that does not own property.
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Hudson, Fl. 34667-6141
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Lutz, FL 33549
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Lutz, FL 33558
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