happy nude year


Meet The Board Thursday, the 23rd
January is a wonderful month at Sunsport. We have a reunion with our many friends from the North. This year we have many new visitors as well. Activities are in full swing days and evenings.

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Get the latest on our commitment to Naturism, Permaculture, Health, Nutrition, Spirituality and Community.

Seasonal Rentals

January is the month when members can sign up for seasonal sites and cabin and trailer rentals for next year with people getting choices based upon their length of stay. Don't miss this opportunity to select the site or accommodations you want. A list of available sites and accommodations is in the office. The website now features pictures and descriptions of all rentals and a map of locations.....go here.
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See details in this newsletter and
on the bulletin boards for seasonal agreement details.

Community Events

We had a beautiful Holiday Season at Sunsport. The start was the Music Medley Weekend for young adults. The weekend was lots of fun with a drum circle, workshops, water play and several bands playing poolside. There were many returnees as well as first timers. One of the objectives of the young adult weekends is to introduce new young people to naturism. It was a great success. It was a pleasure to see naturists of all ages intermingling and having fun together.

Santa and his Elves

The caroling along the luminary lighted Sunsport roadways is always special. Thanks to all the members who prepared and placed the magical luminaries. On Christmas Eve, the pavilion was full for the traditional Yankee Present Swap. Then Santa arrived with presents for all the Sunsport children, a joyous time for all. Thanks to Santa and all the elves who decorated the pavilion and helped Santa to bring the gifts. On Christmas the pavilion was again full for the community Holiday Pot Luck. The New Year's Eve Dance Party was a huge success, free for the first time in many years, with Chris and Tom Vuk serving at the Smoothie Bar and many contributing snacks to this gala community gathering.

Special events for January

start with an Entertainment Committee meeting Thursday, the 2nd, at 7 pm. All are encouraged to bring your ideas for fun. The monthly Community Drum Circle will be on Friday the 3rd. The annual Yard Sale takes place on Saturday the 18th from 8 am to 1 pm. On Saturday, the 25th, return to the '60s with the always popular Age of Aquarius Costume Party and Dance. The second Petanque Tournament of the season will be the 25th and 26th. Enjoy a special Mexican theme Pot Luck on Wednesday, the 29th.
Check the bulletin boards and the website for additional events.

Ongoing activities include daily afternoon:

  • Volleyball at 1 and Petanque at 2
  • Water Aerobics are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
  • Poker is Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Line Dance Lessons are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Beginning Classes are at 9:30 am followed by Advanced Classes at 10:00 am.
  • Yoga Wednesday
  • Pot Luck meal followed by Game Nights on Wednesday evenings
  • Poker Tuesday evenings at 7
  • Square Dances Mondays at 8 pm
  • Karaoke is on Friday evenings
  • Dances are on Saturday evenings
  • Ice Cream Social to benefit the Children's Family Camp on Sunday afternoons at 3
  • Conversations With God Discussion Group Sunday evenings at 7
As you can see, Sunsport has a full schedule of activities with something for all tastes. Thanks to Francine Goulet, Marty Menane, and Barbara Skinner who are coordinating the activities and to all the volunteers leading the activities.
Contact Marty at fourgaia@hotmail.com or Barb at barbaraskinner2664@gmail.com.

the Naturally Nude Cafe.......whats cookin.....

Sunsport Grown Fruits and Vegetables!

Kyana and Loreida Jones are creating delicious and healthful meals in the Naturally Nude Cafe, sometimes using produce grown at Sunsport. Some people have labeled their meals 5 star, the best they have tasted in Florida.

The Naturally Nude Cafe SPECIAL Mid Winter Naturist Festival menu is now online.
Check out the great dishes that are coming your way!

Edible Hibiscus

Those exotic looking leaves outlining the plate are fresh picked here at Sunsport. You can see them growing outside the restaurant in the Edible Landscaping Garden.
They are Edible Hibiscus, Abelmoschus manihot, bele or abika, is a nutritious, high in protein, perennial shrub grown for its large leaves. The plant grows up to 12 feet tall, has leaves as large or larger than a plate, and a beautiful hibiscus flower. This plant is extremely hardy, vigorous and abundant. Its also a beautiful ornamental.
The new Planning Committee chaired by John Dodge working with the Maintenance and Grounds Team has designed several projects.
The new community gazebo with the help of volunteer Don VandeKrol will be opening soon as a beautiful meeting place for all in the activity center.
The reconstructed labyrinth is attractive and designed to hold up well.
There is now a golf cart nature trail in addition to the rerouted on-foot nature trail so that all can experience Sunsport's natural jungle. The Maintenance and Grounds Team led by Roger Byrd keep everything safe and functioning smoothly, not an easy task. You may have noticed the new lighting in the central area and the smoothness of the roads.
The Office Team led by Theressa Frazier does an amazing job of finding spots for everyone and overseeing the funds. We all appreciate how the Housekeeping Team. Daniel Watier and Missy McCoy keep the showers, rest rooms, community buildings, and rental units incredibly clean. Most important are our community members and guests whose spirit inspires us all.

A word on recycling and trash removal:

Please help recycle. Leave word in the office if you need yellow and blue totes or small bins which can be placed roadside near your site for pick-up. Most important, place large items such as platforms and furniture near, but not in, the dumpster. Place only bagged garbage in the dumpster.
  • The yellow containers are for paper and flattened cardboard
  • The blue containers are for aluminum cans, glass, juice boxes, and plastics except styrofoam, bags, and utensils.
  • Deposit other trash in trash cans.
Please secure all trash cans tightly since raccoons are skilled at opening containers and making large messes. Thanks.

On Thursday, the 23rd, individual members have an opportunity to Meet The Board to ask questions, make suggestions, or simply comment. Please sign up in the office.

The most recent issue of N Magazine (39.1), published by the Naturist Society Foundation, had five articles about events at Sunsport and many photos. Thanks to LaDonna Allison, Dominic DeLaney, Breland Parker, Karl Harris, and Lauren Sousa for the well written articles. Sunsport supports the Naturist Society Foundation's important work to educate people about naturism and expand opportunities for clothing-optional recreation.
sunsport winter festival
Sunsport's largest event, the Mid-Winter Naturist Festival, is coming soon, February 14th-19th. All regular camping sites and accommodation rentals are booked, but we have tent and dry camping sites available. The full schedule of workshops and activities is on Sunsport's website. Sunsport always shines at the event thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff and the many volunteers from the Sunsport community.

If you haven't yet, please register for the Mid-Winter Naturist Festival soon. The registration form as well as the full schedule of activities is on Sunsport's website. If you are flying in, reserve airline tickets now to avoid very high ticket prices. The Festival is always our biggest event of the year.

Many friends from the North have now arrived with more people arriving daily. Many seasonal activities have resumed. It's a wonderful happy time at Sunsport.

Permaculture Sunsport News

New Nature Cart Trail
The new Nature/Cart Trail named Thala Trail after the Seminole word for palm is coming along nicely. A winding path thru an edible food forest.
It will enable everyone regardless of mobility ability to enjoy the progress of our Permaculture Project.
Make sure you visit often to watch the progress as it comes together.
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Check out our FaceBook page for more details and meetings of the SunSport Permaculture Group.

Art & Naturism.......naturist spirited art

kirsty whiten........artist lover friend mother of two

These are people made of each other; the vulnerable, the intimate, the real, the true of families; of mothers, fathers, helpers, raisers of children, protectors, connectors.
Nature and Nurture; what’s natural, instinctual, innate. What’ll do for now. What’ll keep us safe.

These scenes of the mammalian pastoral are set to take our Victorian ideas of motherhood as selfless and self-sacrificial and show it awkward, raw: mother as a brimming cup. A woman in demand, and in danger.

The beauty and complexity of naturalistic, animalistic, instinctual behaviours.

Their commonplace involvement in everyday life.

The meaning they impart about our existence

Our e v o l u t i o n .

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Friday evening, January 3rd, is Sunsport's monthly Community Drum Circle.

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