DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

Winter Wanderland Weekend for Young Adults
The second weekend (December 10-12)

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COVID-19 Update

Sunsport is open to guests.
Good news! Most Sunsport residents and visitors have now been vaccinated to avoid Covid 19. Thus, Sunsport's Board has determined that people will no longer be required to wear masks indoors at Sunsport. However, people not vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask inside buildings and to practice social distancing.

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

Rentals

Stay One Night a Week or a Month

We have beautiful Cabins and RVs to suit your desires.
To see pictures and descriptions of all our rentals and a map of locations.....go here.
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December is always a busy, fun month at Sunsport.
It starts with a Community Drum Circle on Friday, December 3, and a Bloodmobile visit on Sunday, December 12, from Noon to 3:00 pm. If you are able, give the "gift of life".
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Winter Wanderland Weekend for Young Adults

The second weekend (December 10-12) is the Winter Wanderland Weekend for Young Adults. There will be music, yoga, raffles, games, and a number of interesting workshops. Each evening there will be campfires.

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Although people aged 18 - 30 will have a special rates of $20 for the whole weekend including free tent camping, people of all ages are welcome to participate in many of the Winter Wanderland events.

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Rootz NFLuX will be organizing the Full Moon Ritual and writes :

" A full Moon Ceremony is a time to honor all that we have come through as a collective consciousness and be with the community in a way that allows for the walls to come down, and to return with one another in merriment, singing and being"

Each ritual will be different with various participants bringing the season with them, in whatever way resonates at the time, This is a rotational circle with the leaders as to what happens at each circle. Bring your heart, a smile, something to sit on, and perhaps things to share. Know you are welcome, and appreciated.

Location : The Gazebo
December 17th on a Friday At 8pm - January 18th on a Monday at 8pm

Of Course, December Features a Number of Wonderful Holiday Events.

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Lighting of beautiful luminaries followed by caroling will be on Friday, the 17th, beginning at 5:30 pm.

The pavilion will be the location of the following activities:
A Holiday Dance in the pavilion with masks required on Saturday, the 18th.
Christmas Eve, Friday, brings the traditional Yankee Gift Swap at 6 pm followed by a visit from Santa at 7:30 pm with gifts for all Sunsport's children and caroling .
Please let the office know soon of children who will see Santa. Contributions for Secret Santa presents are much appreciated and may be made in a jar in the office.

A Community Holiday Pot Luck Meal will take place on Saturday, December 25th at 5:30 pm. Please indicate what you plan to bring on the list on the office counter.

There will be a New Year's Eve party in the pavilion starting at 9:00 pm with a sparkling cider toast at midnight. Please bring snacks to share.

Community Happenings

Drum Circle

Saturday Night Dances

Check the website for the Saturday Night Dance schedule.

Wednesday

On Wednesdays when the restaurant is closed, there will be a pot luck meal at 6:00 pm in the pavilion.

Daily Events

Ongoing activities include daily afternoon PĂ©tanque at 2, Tai Chi at 11am is daily in good weather on the Orchid Law often followed by Yoga in the pavilion at noon, Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10, Line Dancing is Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 9:00 to 10:30, morning Pickleball.

Monthly Drum Circle

The December 3rd First Friday Community Drum Circle is ON!

2022 events at Sunsport

Midwinter Naturist Festival - February 17-22
Family Youth Camp - July 9-17
Young Adult Weekends - April 9-11, August 12-14, December 9-11

Important!

The Sunsport Gardens Board of Directors has adopted three new policies:

The first is a modification of pandemic safety protection requested by members.

"People may dance in the pavilion if they wear masks covering their mouth and nose and if the pavilion windows are open."


The next two deal with maintaining a positive, happy community.


"Making negative, misleading, or false comments about the Sunsport community or its management is discouraged. Members are encouraged to first report issues directly to Sunsport management so that they can be addressed. In the event that a member disseminates false or misleading information, this act may result in cancellation of membership."


"The showing of possible sites at Sunsport to prospective site renters may be done only by Sunsport's management or employees."

Employee Wages
Florida law requires that all employees be paid at least $15 per hour by 2026. The Sunsport Board has decided to raise employee wages by $1 per hour each year until the $15 per hour is reached. Sunsport's wonderful and capable staff certainly deserves the raises.

In order to pay for the raises, rental accommodation rates, membership fees, and site rental rates will be increased by 5% commencing January 1st, 2022.
Some examples:
For memberships, the annual couple fee will be raised $39 to $982, the annual single fee will be raised $24 to 617, the 3 month couple fee will be raised $20 to $413, the 3 month single fee will be raised $12 to $252. For year around site rentals, the monthly rent for full hook-up sites will be raised $28 to $598, the monthly rent for standard sites will be raised $24 to $504, the monthly rent for primitive sites will be raised $15 to $293.
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The 2021 Winter Wanderland

Young Adult Naturist Festival

will be the second weekend in December. Although special low rates and free camping are available for naturists aged 18-30, the weekend events are open to naturists of all ages.

Mid-Winter Naturist Festival

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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.

Sunsport Tee Shirts.......

We now have a variety of Sunsport Gardens T-shirts available.

The shirts have attractive designs by Christopher Vuk.

Purchase them at the office or online on our website (coming soon)

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

Sunsport grown Vegetables!

Sunsport's restaurant, the Naturally Nude Cafe, is open from 6-8 pm daily except Wednesday. The restaurant also provides catering at other times.

Call 561-330-5684 to place your order for delicious meals or snacks of your choice.

The Smoothie Bar will be open afternoons to provide tasty treats when there are hungry people poolside.

Christopher Vuk has returned to the restaurant as the primary chef!

He is known for his creative, nutritious, and delicious meals. There will usually be three specials in addition to the regular menu. Meals will generally be served at the smoothie bar.

People have been raving about his offerings.

Tom Vuk is the restaurant manager.
Lele Jones has moved to a restaurant job in Arizona.
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Reminder:
A word on recycling and trash removal: For recycling, please use the yellow and blue containers located throughout Sunsport. 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. You may leave small yellow and blue bins or bags roadside at you lot, but not overnight. You may also use the main dumpster area. However, please place discarded carpeting, furniture, appliances, or any other large item on the side of the roadway near your lot, not in the dumpster. The maintenance team will pick up such large items.

To help Sunsport and the environment, *please deposit aluminum cans in a special bin with a round hole in the top in the main recycling area.
  • 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 the large grey or black trash bins with tops.
Please secure all trash cans tightly since raccoons are skilled at opening containers and making large messes. Thanks.

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ArtBox Gallery

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the pond at Serenity Garden at the Art Box is almost done.

The place looks amazing!

Birds Life with Theresa

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Yondu

A memorial statue has been placed in Serenity Garden to honor Yondu.

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Permaculture Sunsport News

Unusual Residents:

as the Sun gets lower we thought we would recognize some of our more unusual inhabitants.

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Thorn Bug - Umbonia crassicornis

treehopper, (family Membracidae), any of approximately 3,200 species of insects (order Homoptera) that are easily recognized by their vertical face and grotesquely enlarged thorax, which may extend anteriorly over the head to form one or more spines and expands posteriorly over the body to form a hoodlike covering. They are sometimes called insect brownies because of their elflike appearance. They range in colour from green and blue to bronze and are often marked with spots or stripes.

Penis Snake

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Native to Colombia and Venezuela, the eel-like animals are more properly called Typhlonectes natans, and are a type of caecilian, which can range in size from a few inches to 5 feet long, depending on the species.
Caecilians, which roughly translates to “blind ones” in Latin, have poor eyesight, but use a pair of sensory tentacles to help them find food. Little is known about Typhlonectes natans, but experts say they are a completely separate order of amphibians, distinct from frogs, toads, salamanders and newts, and prefer warm, slow-moving bodies of shallow fresh water with aquatic vegetation.

Florida Leatherleaf

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Leidyula floridana, is a species of tropical air-breathing land slug, shell-less terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Veronicellidae.
Florida leatherleaf slugs, like other terrestrial slugs, eat fungi, decaying plant matter, and sometimes live plants. They are generally active in damp, dark areas because they need to keep their bodies moist.
They are close relatives of snails, and, like snails, leave a trail of slime/mucus wherever they go — this sticky coat helps them conserve moisture and helps them adhere to whatever they’re moving on.
Most slugs are hermaphrodites, able to perform male or female reproductive functions, or even both at once. This makes them especially pestiferous, because even one slug can give rise to a whole population of them.
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Hey What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a philosophy of design for creating a sustainable human culture. That is, it's a way of thinking about how we set up the support systems around us: shelter, food, water, energy, society and business. Well designed permaculture systems allow us to live as a beneficial part of the ecosystems around us.


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

Why Is Nudity Important in Art?

Article written by Nick Hilden

A few years ago I was visiting my mother, sister, and ten-year-old nephew in Seattle after spending several months in Paris. We were sitting around my laptop looking at pictures I’d taken throughout the city, I hoping to inspire my artistically inclined nephew in some way, they probably somewhat bored with what to them amounted to little more than vacation photos. And I would not begrudge this boredom—destination photos are usually only interesting to the person who took them.

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by A. Crommen and dated 1918.
Anyways, I was clicking us through the shots I’d taken at Musée d’Orsay when we came upon a photo that caused them all to sit up straight and break out of their torpor. It was L’Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) by Gustave Courbet—a big, tufted, photorealistic vagina.
The change in the room was noticeable. Both my mother and sister became visibly nervous, and one of them urged me to move on to the next photo. Meanwhile, my nephew was peering with interest.
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'Nude Descending a Staircase' by Marcel Duchamp (1912)
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'Untitled' by Cindy Sherman (1997)
“It’s a very important painting,” I said before clicking on to a less circumstantially-discomforting photo—another painting by Courbet in which a stag is being torn apart by hunting dogs.
This brief incident made me wonder, why did this sudden imposition of nudity—nudity beautifully captured in a renowned masterpiece, no less—have such a startling effect on its viewers? Was it because they were uptight Americans rather than salacious French? Was it because the painting is so lifelike? Or perhaps because the organ-in-question itself was depersonalized by a lack of head and limbs? Maybe the bigger question is—what role does nudity play in art?
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'L’Origine du monde' by Gustave Courbet (1866)

The Changing Role of Nudity in Art

Nudity has been present in art for just about as long as humans have been creating it.
The earliest depictions of nudity were often homages to fertility, which eventually gave way to the ancient Greeks’ expression of appreciation for the human form—usually male depictions of nude gods, heroes, athletes, and warriors. The Greeks tended to clothe women in their art, a tradition that wasn’t broken until the fourth century BCE, when Praxiteles sculpted a nude Aphrodite. Around then, seduction began creeping into western art (though it is worth mentioning that the Hindus had worked sexuality into their art for some time)...............continued at Artzine.com
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This months Friday evening,
December 3rd monthly Community Drum Circle is ON!!!

Please Support These Important Organizations

Fighting for Our Freedoms

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The Naturist Society Foundation

Vision: Creating a clothing-optional world where your body does not define who you are.Mission: Promoting a culture of body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation, education, and community outreach.Values: Naturism, Understanding, Diversity, Education
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The Naturist Action Committee is the political adjunct to The Naturist Society Foundation. NAC exists to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists throughout North America, and supports the responsible recreational nude use of public lands.

The Naturist Education Foundation is the nonprofit informational and educational adjunct to The Naturist Society Foundation and is dedicated to improving the awareness of naturism and body acceptance among both naturists and non-naturists, including business leaders, legislators, and the college community. NEF seeks to achieve an understanding and acceptance of naturists and their activities throughout North America.
NAC and NEF are 501(c) nonprofit corporations.
American Association for Nude Recreation
Our Mission: Simply put, we exist “To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.”
The American Association for Nude Recreation is the largest, most long-established organization of its kind in North America. With roots dating to 1931, we have grown from our humble beginnings to an organization that has served 213,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and beyond. These members enjoy their own backyards and pools with family and friends, as well as over 180 nudist resorts and affiliates.
the Federation of Canadian Naturists
The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) is Canada’s national nudist organization. Along with the Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN), the FCN represents and promotes the naturist lifestyle as wholesome, healthy, and enjoyable.

Our Mission Statement

The Federation of Canadian Naturists is a member-supported, not for profit organization dedicated to fostering a greater understanding, acceptance and appreciation of naturism as a way of life throughout Canada.
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Beach Education Advocates for Culture, Health, Environment & Safety (B.E.A.C.H.E.S.) Foundation Institute aims at establishing amicable and mutually beneficial working partnerships with government, business, naturist beach advocacy groups and the public to design, establish and manage designated clothing-optional or naturist areas at public beaches.
B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, former Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department Programming Partner for Haulover Beach and an adjunct of South Florida Free Beaches (SFFB), founders of Haulover Beach’s naturist section in 1991.
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