THE MAINE BARE

The Maine Coast Solar Bares, Inc., P.O. Box 1464, Auburn, ME 04211-1464     info@mcsb.ws

Affiliated with: and

Ogunquit

Fees:

Members: Singles $15.00; Couples $25.00

Non-Members: Singles $20.00; Couples $35.00

Towels are supplied by the resort; MCSB supplies the beverages and sandwiches.  However, you are asked to bring some sort of snack or dessert to share with the group.  You are also reminded that the rules are that you shower before entering the pool or the hot tub. 

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Fall 2017 - Summer 2018

Hopefully our 2017 – 2018 season will be less exciting than last season!

But that was not meant to be... We continue to have 'growing pains' with the new owners, losing our October event at the last moment. BUT they changed their closing date to mid-December so we are able to add two Pool Parties.

MCSB Pool Parties for 2017-2018

NOTE: Contact www.natnh.com for all NNH events!

Aug. 11 - 13, 2017 – Friday - Sunday ----------------------- NNH Trip to Dyer Woods Resort. Info: www.natnh.com NNH

Aug. 19, 2017 – Saturday ----------------------- Pilgrim/NNH Trip to Martha's Vineyard. Info: www.natnh.com/vineyard.html NNH


October 1, 2017 - Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm _____ Postponed _____Ogunquit The Resort was full and they made a last-minute decision to cancel us.

October 29, 2017 - Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm _________ NNH Halloween Party

November 5, 2017 - Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm _________ Ogunquit CONFIRMED on 11/3

December 3, 2017 - Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm _________ Ogunquit

December 17, 2017 - Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm _________ Ogunquit



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Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

Our 2015 – 2016 season was certainly eventful! Our resort surprised us prior to our November party by informing us they were going to be sold and thus unavailable for that Pool Party. We tried to keep active by having a party in North Conway but it's a long way for most of us and unreasonably expensive. Then …. we discover that the sale did not go through and our April & May pool parties were a wonderful and well-attended surprise. We are looking for backups to our resort and continue with fingers crossed for this coming season!! 

Latest update is the motel sold but will continue to host us. They are still doing remodeling but verified that we're able to use the facility on May 7th. We will send out mailings shortly!

MCSB Pool Parties for 2016-2017

NOTE: Contact www.natnh.com for all NNH events!

Sept. 10, 2016 Saturday Noon to 4 pm. -------------------Cookout at A Sacred Place ---NNH

October 2, 2016 - Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm ___________Ogunquit

October 30, 2016 - Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm _________ Ogunquit ---- NOTE DATE CHANGE

February 12, 2017 - Sunday ----------------------------------- Wilmot, NH ----- NNH

March 19, 2017 - Sunday ----------------------------------Southwestern NH ---- NNH

April 2, 2017 __________________________________ Ogunquit CANCELLED ---- construction still going on

April 9, 2017 - Sunday ------------------------------------------ Wilmot, NH ---- NNH

May 7, 2017 Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm _____________Ogunquit

12 June - 18 June 2017 –-------------------------------------- Eastern Naturist Gathering, Camp Westmont, Penn


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Fall 2015 - Summer 2016

Our 2014 – 2015 season continued our strong attendance! We added members and our ratios and age distribution maintained levels.  

MCSB Pool Parties for 2015-2016

NOTE: Contact www.natnh.com for all NNH events!

4 October 2015 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

1 November 2015 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- CANCELLED

22 November 2015 – Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm ----------------- North Conway, NH

13 December 2015 – Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm ----------------- NNH’s annual XMAS party at an inn in southwestern NH

03 January 2016 – Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm ------------------- NNH Nude Year Party at Four Seasons

13 February 2016 – Saturday ----------------------------------- NNH Bowling

3 April 2016 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ---------------------- in Ogunquit

16 - 17 April 2016 weekend -------------------------------------Spring Clean-up – Dyer Woods – Foster, RI www.sunchaserstravelclub.com

1 May 2016 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------------- in Ogunquit

7 May 2016 Saturday ------------------------------------Happy Trails: Icebreaker Hike – NNH


13 June - 19 June 2016 –------------ Eastern Naturist Gathering, Camp Westmont, Penn

June 18, 2016 Saturday Noon to 4 pm. --------------------Cookout at A Sacred Place ---NNH


July 15 – 17, 2016 Sunday ---------------------------------- Weekend Getaway to Coventry Resort, Friday – NNH

July 23, 2016 Saturday ------------------------------------- Martha's Vineyard ---- NNH


Aug. 12 – 14, 2016 Friday - Sunday------------------------- Weekend Getaway to Dyer Woods Nudist Campground --- NNH

August 11 – 14 Thursday – Sunday ------------------------SOLAIR Volleyball

Aug. 20, 2016 Saturday ------------------------------------- Martha's Vineyard ---- NNH



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Fall 2014 - Summer 2015

Our 2013 - 2014 was great as usual! We continue to add members and attendance maintained levels. In particular our Spring Pool Parties were a VERY welcome relief from the endless Winter.

A fine representation of Solar Bares was had at this year's Eastern Naturist Gathering and the weather was the best in years. Indoor volleyball was non-stop and we got in enough warm sun for tennis, swimming, slip-n-slide and pudding toss. Dancing & Scrabble, along with many other activities and programs kept us going strong!!

We are finally producing our newsletter for members and continue looking at some t-shirts and sweaters with the MCSB logo.

 

MCSB Pool Parties for 2014-2015

5 October 2014 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

2 November 2014 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

12 April 2015 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm -- * Nominations of Officers and Board Members ----- in Ogunquit

3 May 2015 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm * * Election of Officers and Board Members ---- FOOD FEST   in Ogunquit

14 June - 20 June 2015 – ---------- Eastern Naturist Gathering, Camp Westmont, Penn _____ Contact Naturist Society or us for any details

18 July 2015 – Saturday 9:30 – 5:00 ---------------------- Martha's Vineyard nude beach Pilgrim@sunclad.com or Vineyard  for more information

22 August 2015 – Saturday 9:30 – 5:00 ---------------------- Martha's Vineyard nude beach Pilgrim@sunclad.com or Vineyard  for more information

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Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Our 2012 - 2013 season was another fine success. We maintained a good turnout at all of our pool parties and continue to add families and couples, as well as singles.

There was a once again a good representation of Solar Bares at this year's Eastern Naturist Gathering and though the weather was not helpful this year. Indoor volleyball was non-stop and we got in enough warm sunny for tennis, swimming, slip-n-slide and pudding toss. Dancing & Scrabble, along with many other activites and programs kept us going strong!!

We are getting closer to getting our newsletter together and also are looking at some t-shirts and sweathers with the MCSB logo.

 

MCSB Pool Parties for 2013-2014

6 October 2013 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

3 November 2013 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

6 April 2014 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm -- * Nominations of Officers and Board Members ----- in Ogunquit

4 May 2014 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm * * Election of Officers and Board Members ---- FOOD FEST   in Ogunquit

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Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Our 2011 - 2012 season was another fine success. We maintained a good turnout at all of our pool parties and continue to add families and couples, as well as singles.

Unfortunately Maine remains a naturist wasteland, so not much occured, except for a few private get-together. There was a good representation of Solar Bares at this year's Eastern Naturist Gathering and the weather helped us all have a fine time with volleyball, tennis, swimming, pudding toss, dancing & Scrabble, along with many other activites and programs!!

 

MCSB Pool Parties for 2012-2013

14 October 2012 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

4 November 2012 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

7 April 2013 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm -- * Nominations of Officers and Board Members ----- in Ogunquit

5 May 2013 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm * * Election of Officers and Board Members ---- FOOD FEST   in Ogunquit

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Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

 

MCSB Pool Parties for 2011-2012

9 October 2011 - POSTPONED to next Sunday -------------- in Ogunquit

16 October 2011 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit Pool contacted Saturday night -- all set for us

6 November 2011 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

1 April 2012 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm -- * Nominations of Officers and Board Members ----- in Ogunquit

6 May 2012 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm * * Election of Officers and Board Members ---- FOOD FEST   in Ogunquit

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Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

 

MCSB Pool Parties for 2010-2011

17 October 2010 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm -------------- in Ogunquit

7 November 2010 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm ----------------- in Ogunquit

19 November 2010 – Sunday 1:00 - 7:00pm --------------- Dirigo in Jefferson, Maine lenz172@yahoo. com for info

5 December 2010 Sunday 12:30 - 4:30pm ------------------- AquaSpa - in Ipswich, Mass.

9 January 2011 Sunday 12:30 - 4:30pm ********* in Ipswich, Mass Cancelled - Heater broken

3 April 2011 - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm -------------- in Ogunquit

1 May 2011 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm * * Nominations of Officers and Board Members ---- FOOD FEST   in Ogunquit

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Summer 2010

 

MCSB Pool Parties for 2010

10 January 2010 Sunday 12:30 - 4:30pm -------------- in Ipswich, Mass

7 February 2010 Sunday 12:30 - 4:30pm ********* in Ipswich, Mass POSTPONED

7 March 2010 Sunday 12:30 - 4:30pm ----------------- in Ipswich, Mass Email for details

11 April 2010 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00 Nomination of Officers and Board

28 April 2010 --- Wednesday 8:00 - 10:30pm ----------------- in Ipswich, Mass nude@natnh.com for details

2 May 2010 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00 Election of Officers and Board Members -------- FOOD FEST                     

30 June 2010 – Wednesday 8:00 - 10:30pm ----------------- in Ipswich, Mass

28 July 2010 – Wednesday 8:00 - 10:30pm ----------------- in Ipswich, Mass info@mcsb.ws for details

26 August 2010 – Thursday 8:00 - 10:30pm ----------------- in Ipswich, Mass info@mcsb.ws for details

22 September 2010 – Wednesday 8:00 - 10:30pm ----------------- in Ipswich, Mass info@mcsb.ws for details

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Last Meeting of 2008-2009 Season Sunday April 26

 

MCSB Gatherings for 2008-2009

All Sunday gatherings are from 12:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m..

Saturday gathering is from 4:30p.m. to 9:00 p.m..

5 October 2008 Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm

18 October 2008 Saturday 4:30 - 9:00pm

2 November 2008 Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm

30 November 2008 Sunday 12:30 - 5:00pm

3 January 2009 Saturday 12:00 - 4:00pm Buck's Naked BBQ

7 March 2009 Saturday 12:00 - 4:00pm Buck's Naked BBQ

5 April 2009 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00 Annual Food Fest and Nomination of Officers and Board

26 April 2009 – Sunday 12:30 - 5:00 Election of Officers and Board Members -------- FOOD FEST                     

March/April 2008

 

Minutes to the Meeting 3/2/08

1. This was the next to the last meeting of the season and we had our food fest. Bob did a wonderful job of providing all the goodies. Jim wanted to thank him and extend our debt of gratitude for all his hard work. Thank you Bob.

2. Eastover is the last week in June, the 23rd – 29th.

4. March 16 is the next NNH meeting in Troy , N.H.- www.natnh.com

5. Free visit goes to Paul, and Lee won the new issue of N magazine.

6. Birthdays are Phil, Vanessa, Mike and Junior. Best wishes to all.

7. Last, and most important, is the nominations of officers. Use the ballot in this newsletter to vote or write in someone. The ballots can be mailed to our P. O Box or brought to the next meeting April 6th when they will be counted. The following have been nominated:

1. Vice president: Harry D

2. Secretary: Chris B

3. Two board positions: Nancy M and Wayne D

Submitted: Chris, Secretary

 

Letter From The President

 

Another great season is coming to a close. Thank you all for making our club successful. We all make the club what it is, and are fortunate that we have varied mix of couples, singles and kids. As we look forward to the summer Wayne and I will be at Eastover again for The Naturist Society gathering from June 23 thru June 29. We are in the VW Vanagon parked under the trees with the Maine Coast Solar Bares sign on the side. Stop by and say “Hi” …… as long as it’s not too early for us “party people” who close the dance at night. It would be good to get together Saturday afternoon for cocktails if anyone is interested. Since Eastover is a dry place, bring your favorite beverage. Come and take advantage of the workshops, people, games, dancing, buffaloes, sports, food, swimming, local color and fun, fun, fun. We can not say enough good things about the experience. We had nearly two dozen Solar Bares at the resort last year. Some stay the whole week, like us. Others stay for a few days. Check into it and ask us or the Naturist Society any questions.

 

Chris

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Bob’s Bits

 

44 members and guests, including one family attended our February 3, 2008, Gathering. Tom C., of Naturist New Hampshire, announced the NNH March 16, Gathering in Troy , NH . He donated a copy of NNH’s ’Living Great’ DVD to the club. Everyone was reminded that we will hold nominations at the March Gathering for Vice President, Secretary, and two Board positions; and one can self-nominate. Gene C. won the Free Gathering Visit Coupon. We gained one new member at this Gathering. Welcome Joe!

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A record number of 55 members and guests attended our March 2, 2008, Gathering! The pool was set at 82F and the Jacuzzi at 103F. The Food Fest went well. Gatherers created their own sandwiches and for side dishes there was macaroni and potato salads ... with veggies and desserts also. Nominations were held: Harry D. as Vice President, Chris B. as Secretary re-elect, and Wayne D. and Nancy M. to continue as Board Members. Paul G. won the Free Gathering Visit Coupon. The MCSB’s gained a new member-couple today; welcome Phil & Lynne! And also, welcome back Walter C. As your Treasurer, I am pleased to report a healthy Treasury balance of $6,877.28 as of March 10, 2008.

 

Respectfully submitted, Bob C., Treasurer

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We had about two dozen Solar Bares at Eastover last year. Try to attend if you can June 23rd thru June 29th. Whether camping or tenting or staying in a room, it’s a wonderful experience for any nudist. And it’s very kid-friendly, with programs offered by the staff, morning and afternoon. You can stay for a day or spend the whole week. Visit www.naturistsociety.com and see the schedule. They post an agenda on the site. Look for the Maine Coast Solar Bares banner!! Wayne D.

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October 2007

 

October, 2007

 

Towels are supplied by the resort; MCSB supplies food and drink. However, you are encouraged to bring some sort of snack or desert to share with the rest of the group.

 

From the President:

 

Greetings Solar Bares and friends, A late summer hello and wishes that your summer was fun and nude. It has been fairly quiet Naturist-wise since Eastover with a couple of small house parties and friends for this couple. Although this season's end is never looked forward to, it does bring us closer to our monthly swims starting in November. I also want to mention sad news. Out of respect to the families, we have delayed announcing that we have lost two members over the past year. Robyn of Skip & Robyn and Don of Don & Jan have both passed away. They were both active members of the club and left us much to soon

 

As we approach the first meeting of our club. I'm looking forward to our next season of fun and friendship. Since summer in New England is so short, it is nice to have a place to “be“ for the rest of the time. I hope to see all of you healthy and happy and ready to approach the winter.

 

Chris

 

BOB’S BIT

 

Our April 1, 2007 Gathering was well attended by 44 members and guests. Jim L. arrived early and helped Bob C make four dozen chicken salad club rolls. A variety of meats and cheese and four types of bread were provided for “create-your-own” sandwiches. A thirsty group consumed all 13 two liter bottles of soda and fruit juices. $72.58 of MCSB Treasury funds sere spent. Your dues money at work. Mike S generously provided a meat and cheese party platter. A fruit plate was also provided by a gatheree. Jacuzzi and pool temperatures were agreeable to all. April birthday announcements were made. Deb H and Laurel D. graciously tallied the ballots.

 

President: Chris B. (32)

 

Treasurer: Bob C. (32)

 

Board Members: Harry D. (18); *Chris D. (24); *Mike R. (19) * indicates person elected.

 

Mike S. was drawn as the winner of the donated Lake Como Club t-shirt. Wayne D brought a box full of give-away things from The Naturist Society. Gatheree names were drawn; MCSB members chose a t-shirt. Non-members were given their choice of the other items. Chris and Laurel D. won the free Gathering Visit Coupon. Bob C. set the 2007-2008 gathering schedule with Brad, the manager. Gatherings will be on the FIRST Sunday of each month from November thru April. Brad said that the owner is raising the monthly day fee for the use of the pool/Jacuzzi complex to $450 due to the increased cost of heating oil. To soften the impact of the increased monthly Gathering expense, she increased our Gathering time to 4.5 hours. She is pleased with our group’s use of the facilities. It would make sense for our gathering time to be from 12:30 to 5:00, so Bob C will plan to be prepared to greet gatherers at 12:20 p.m. As your MCSB Treasurer, I am pleased to report a healthy Treasury balance of $6,272.93 as of April 30, 2007.

 

Respectfully submitted. Bob C. Treasurer.

 

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A reminder: Please look at your mailing label to find out the anniversary month of your membership. Bob would appreciate your looking to the future.

 

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There is a restaurant in Greenville which said that if one were willing to jump naked into Moosehead Lake, the person would be given a free “skinny-dipper sandwich”. Someone became upset at the idea. It was not reported whether the complainer was upset with the idea of people getting naked, skinny dipping, the restaurant offering free sandwiches, or all of the above. It did make the national news, however. It has now been reported that the owner of the restaurant is NOT going to withdraw the offer. If one is willing to jump naked into Moosehead Lake , you’ll get the free sandwich. If the person doing the complaining, however, is so offended with even the idea of a body being naked, it seems to me that person must shower or bathe in some kind of covering with offends me! I mean how clean can you get if you stand under the running water with clothes on. The soap can’t get near or skin. I am upset with the idea of all these people who are offended by the idea of nudity being somewhat dirty. I mean really.

 

Your editor managed a somewhat naked summer. I sailed a fair amount without the benefit of cloth – not entirely true, the sails are made of cloth. I suppose the boat is too, being fiberglass, but there was little or nothing on my skin. My organic, seamless, tan wasn't too bad. I was talking to a friend who had been to her dermatologist and was complimented on the fact that she had no tan-lines, as many of her patients did. I said that I knew a lot of people for whom the words “no tan lines” meant something completely different. Knowing my tendency to do without clothes, she understood my meaning and laughed. Members

 

 

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Fees:

Members: Singles $15.00; Couples $25.00

Non-Members: Singles $20.00; Couples $35.00

Towels are supplied by the resort; MCSB supplies the beverages and finger food.  However, you are asked to bring some sort of snack or desert to share with the group.  You are also reminded that the rules are that you shower before entering the pool or the hot tub. 

Summer 2007

Meeting April 1, 2007

1. Bob wished everyone a happy birthday for the month of April.

2. Bob gave away a Lake Como T-shirt he had had for awhile but never used.

3. The free visit went to Joan.

4. The Naturist Society was kind enough to give us a box of goodies. The contents ranged from T-shirts, sun glasses and message clips to paper cutters etc. Names were picked at random for people to take what they wanted.

5. The last item is the results of the election. Chris was re-elected president, Christopher and Mike are on the board and Bob was re-elected as treasurer for another term.

 

Letter from the President

A big thank you for everyone who voted me in again as president. We certainly have an active club with great members. I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer enjoying all of the nudist places and activities that we have available here in New England. Wayne and I look forward to seeing many of you at Eastover and the rest at our next meeting in November.

Stay nude and natural,

Chris

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March 2007

Next month's pool party will be on April 1 (no fooling) from 1pm until 5pm at our Ogunquit location. We had 50 members and visitors at our March Food Fest. Nothing like a great meal to bring out nudists! This was our best-attended pool party of the season and we all appreciated the escape from these brutal temps.

We will also be presenting some information on the Eastern Naturist Gathering which occurs in June. The Naturist Society has provided us with some giveaways and prizes. Note that the site, as of March 14th, was under construction; but the registration form was working. We have a number of Solar Bares attending and welcome even more, particularly if you tent/camp or can come early in the week. The President and I will be there from Monday thru Sunday, though many attend only a portion.

Fees:

Members: Singles $15.00; Couples $25.00

Non-Members: Singles $20.00; Couples $35.00

Towels are supplied by the resort; MCSB supplies the beverages and finger food.  However, you are asked to bring some sort of snack or desert to share with the group.  You are also reminded that the rules are that you shower before entering the pool or the hot tub. 

Minutes for the Meeting

1. The best part of the meeting was food fest that Bob provided which probably was the reason for our huge crowd. He did his usual stellar job. Lots to eat and many great deserts ..oink, oink. We do love to eat. Thank you Bob.

2. Someone suggested that Wayne include info about the web site in next months meeting reminder. We are able to put information immediately on the site which may include cancellation due to weather etc., so please check it out occasionally. We will be placing summer events there also.

3. Next month is election of two officers and two board members. Ballots will be sent out in the newsletter and will be counted at the next meeting.
Nominated are: President - Chris B.
                          Treasurer - Bob C.
                          Board (2) - Christopher D., Harry D., Mike R.

4. Free visit went to Michael S.

 

Treasurer's report

Greetings Everyone. A record 55 members and guests, including one family, attended our March 4, 2007 gathering! With a total of 48 seats around the pool/Jacuzzi, it was handy that a few people left early making room for other arrivees. Bob C. and Harry D. arrived at 11:20 and unloaded the car. Jim L. arrived at 11:45 to assist with food preparations. The Food Fest went well! Greg C. spoke about the Eastern Naturist Gathering, June 18-24, 2007, at Eastover Resort in Lenox , MA . He provided an event brochure. More information is available from The Naturist Society at 1-800-VACA-FUN. New members, Mary & Roger L, who joined that day, were welcomed. Thanks go to all who attend the Gatherings and support the group.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bob C. Treasurer

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A reminder: Please look at your mailing label to find out the anniversary month of your membership. Bob would appreciate your looking to the future. Voting: Enclosed you will find an envelope with an MCSB label on it. It is requested that you put your return address on the envelope so that your name can be checked against the member ship list. It is also requested that you try to have your vote mailed in by WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH 2007. Or you can bring it to the gathering on 1 April 2007. Remember that house rules are that one showers before entering the pool or hot tub. Thanks. There will be some sandwiches provided but nothing like the spread that was the Food Fest, so please remember to bring something to share on the tables. Have you noticed that the food tables are no longer right under the sign which says that no food or beverages are allowed in the pool area?

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February 2007

Another excellent and so relaxing pool party was had on February 4th. We had a great turnout with more than 40 nudists in attendance .... both couples and singles. The draw of the perfect hot tub and friendly gathering drew the crowd in spite of (or maybe because of) the cold temperatures and pre-Super Bowl shows.

Harry won the FREE visit the next time he attends. Chris & Wayne won a MCSB sweatshirt. Don & Jan won the special prize drawing!!

At our next event, March 4th, we have our Cabin Fever Food Fest where we will provide snacks, sandwiches, salads, and deserts, along with soda and juices. Once again we meet from 1pm to 5pm at our southern Maine motel. Please write for directions.

Also next month we will have nominations for: President, Treasurer, and 3 Board positions. All members are welcome to be nominated.

The Bare Naked Mainers group that has bowling in Old Town has been getting national press. A number of our own members have partaken and our own Mike R. was featured prominently in photos. AANR’s last press release featured a story about it.

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January 2007

MCSB Gathering Dates for 2007

All gatherings are from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm.

4 February 2007

4 March 2007 – Annual Food Fest and Nomination of Officers and Board

1 April 2007 – Election of Officers and Board Members.

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38 members and guests attended our Jan. 4, 2007, Gathering.  The inside lights were turned on for us before we arrived.  Herman D. brought 14 issues of the Summer, 2006 TNS magazine to give away to those interested. He also brought two small, blue TNS key-chain bottle openers won by drawing. The pool and Jacuzzi temperatures were an agreeable 81F and 101F, respectively.  Both pool and Jacuzzi were a magnet to many. Mike to his shock and disbelief won the free visit.

 

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December 2006

42 members and guests attended our December gathering.  Harry had the opportunity to get his exercise swimming laps in the pool before it filled with people.  2006-2007 event cards were again available.  Wayne D. addressed the group about options for the (new) name for our website.  There was lots of robust and exuberant activity in the pool by members.  The pool temperature was comfortable, but the Jacuzzi could have been about five degrees warmer.  Bob C. will request this of CVR manager Brad for January and subsequent gatherings.  Kurt K. won the free visit coupon.  MCSB members who belong to TNS, The Naturist Society, please note that annual TNS dues are only $48.00.  Actual TNS dues are $53.00.

 

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November 2006

40 members and guests, including two families, attended our November Gathering.  Information was provided to the group about the naked bowling II event in Old Town.  Erica J. presented a gift from Rich and Gail F. to John S. to celebrate his birthday.  Wallet sized MCSB Schedule Event cards created by our TMB editor, JDL, were made available to those attending.  Temperatures of both Jacuzzi and pool were comfortable.  Christopher and Laurel D. won the free visit coupon..

 

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This just in!  On Tuesday 30 January, there was a front page article in the Bangor Daily News (A picture of the blacked out butt of our own Michael R was prominent.) about the naked bowling in Old Town which was reported to police by a man who expressed upsetment with the party. The fact that he had to open two sets of doors that were covered with paper and sported signs saying that there was a private party happening was also reported.  Nothing was found out of order by the police or the courts.  What happens now, of course, will be of interest.  Will Old Town try to pass anti-Naturist ordinances as Orono did after the three girls streaked?   Hessa was interviewed for the article and features in it. And Friday February 2, the Portland Press Herald featured a FRONT PAGE story on the event. It was done with a slight snicker, but it was not negative so we’ll take it.

The price of heating oil being what it is, I have taken to a somewhat unnaked life.  Bother.  I did turn up the heat a bit so that I could be properly unattired while producing this issue of TMB.  In order to fold and stuff, I’ll light a fire.  Warmth should creep back into our corner of the world in another month or so.  Sigh.

Just a reminder that in the upper right corner of the mailing label is either the abbreviation of a month or a month.  That is the anniversary of your membership.  Bob would be very happy if you might automatically send in your dues so that he doesn’t have to work quite so hard. 

In March Nominations will be submitted for the President and Treasurer of The Maine Coast Solar Bares. Chris has said that she would be interested in continuing as President.  Bob has volunteered to be Treasurer again.  Two board members will have to be nominated also.  Harry and Michael can be re-elected if they choose to be nominated again.

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Air Dressed is best dressed

Happiness is a bare bottom

Skin Clad is best clad

Nudity is a fact of life not a way of life

 

September 2006

 

MCSB Gatherings for 2006-2007

All gatherings are from 1:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m..

5 November 2006

3 December 2006

7 January 2007

4 February 2007

4 March 2007 – Annual Food Fest and Nomination of Officers and Board                     

1 April 2007 – Election of Officers and Board Members

 

 

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Because your editor and publisher found himself cleaning and painting rowboats, oars, and other maritime pursuits, as well as acquiring the beginning of an organic, seamless, tan, he did not rouse himself from his sloth enough to put out a final TMB of last season.  Hence, much of the material in this issue will be old stuff to most of you.  Sorry about that. 

 

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The minutes of the meeting of 4/2/06:

 

1. Bob mentioned that TNS has increased their dues to $53.00.  Keep in mind that the club gets $5.00 back for each membership through MCSB, which we, then, give back to the members. 

2.  Naturist N.H. is trying to get an outing together.  They had gone there last year for a weekend.  It would be the first weekend in May.  Prices have gone up so they need a head count of interested people.  They can be reached at nude@natnh.com. 

3.  We received a newsletter from the Naturist Action Committee regarding the Cape Cod Beach Clean-up.  It is Saturday, June 10 and the rain date is the 11th.  They do need a head count in advance to have services available.  Free visit goes to Marcus W.

5.  The ballots were counted and Stan was re-elected Vice-President.  Chris was elected Secretary.  Nancy and Wayne were both re-elected to the board.  The voting was unanimous.

6.  Wayne thought it would be nice to have some type of summer outing for the club.  We’ll see what we can come up with.  If anyone has any ideas let us know.  Unfortunately our only realistic way of notification is by e-mail.

7  A mention was made of the Eastern Naturist Gathering in Lenox , MA .  This wonderful event is the last full week of June and is attended by nudists throughout the country.  Many of our Solar Bares will be there to enjoy the many activities.  Some will attend the whole week, others for a weekend.

Respectfully submitted, Chris, Secretary

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Bob’s Bits:

27 members and guests attended our April 6, 2006 Gathering, and it appeared at all had a good time.  The MCSB’s gained two new members, one in April and one in May.  Bob set the upcoming Gathering dates with Brad on April 28th.  The dates will be easy to remember: the First Sunday of the month.  The final gathering will be held on

April Fools Day.  As Treasurer, Bob will plan to provide some type of staple food at each Gathering to supplement the goodies that members and guests bring for the food table, i.e., sandwich ingredients – meats, cheeses, breads, finger rolls; or Bob will buy finger rolls, fillings, and prepare the finger rolls at  prior to the gathering.  This will add to prep time prior to the gathering, but Bob and Harry will plan to arrive  early enough to be ready for the Gathering attendees at 12:45 p.m..  Board members and Officers agree that this will be welcome addition for Gathering supporters.  Your treasury dollars will be working for you.  We’ll try this and see how people like it.  The food is NOT intended to replace, but to supplement the wide variety of goodies that people bring.  PLEASE continue to contribute to the food table as you all have been so kindly doing. 

Respectfully submitted, Bob C, Treasurer.

 

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The Naturist Society Gathering at Eastover was held once again in June. As usual it was a wonderful experience. We had about a score of MCSB members and visitors in attendance. We (President and spouse) displayed the banner proudly and always get a few inquiries about the club. Next year is the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Naturist Gathering occurring at Eastover. I suspect the resort will be making it special for us.

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On the mailing label you will find somewhere to the right of your name either the name of a month or the abbreviation.  This indicates when your membership should be renewed.  It would be a great kindness if you would take the initiative of renewing without Bob having to remind you.  Thanks.

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The Maine Bare, Newsletter of the Maine Coast Solar Bares, P.O. Box 1464 , Auburn , ME 04211-1464 .  Editor; JDL;  President: Chris B (07); Vice President: Stan W. (08); Secretary: Chris B (08); Treasurer: Bob C. (07); Board of Directors: Wayne D (08); Harry D (07); Nancy M (08); Brian R (07); JDL, e.o. The Maine Bare, Newsletter of The Maine Coast Solar Bares

 


There are those who wouldn’t dream of being caught dead not wearing clothes.  Me?  I dream of not wearing clothes!  Hope this finds you well and eagerly looking forward to a new season of Gatherings.