Report of the YEM AGM - British Naturism Yorkshire and East

Welcome to the June 2014 edition of Yemprose, the magazine for the Yorkshire and
East Midlands Region.
Dates for your diary
June 14th
Spa Night at the Doncaster Dome (To book a place you need to contact John
Oliver either by phone mobile 07817531271 or by email:
[email protected] )
June 15th Ashdene
Region Volleyball Competition,
June 29th
Chapeltown Swim
July 12th
Helmsley Walled Garden
August 30th
Yorkshire Sculpture Park – more details to follow in a future edition
September 27th
Harrogate Turkish Baths
10th - 12th October 2014.
3rd National Convention Yarnfield Park near Stafford.
October 11th
Naturist Disco at Bentley Pavilion Please note this event has been
Report of the YEM AGM
This was held at the White Rose Club near York on Sunday 18th May. These
notes are based on my notes at the meeting, not the official minutes which
have yet to be agreed. The weather was glorious and the meeting was held on
the patio by the pool after lunch had been provided by the catering team at
White Rose.
The only change to the committee was that John Rushforth, who had done a
splendid job as Regional Secretary has stood down and has been replaced by
Julie Udris.
Two existing officers on temporary placements Paul Battey (Youth Officer)
and Andrew Calow (PRO) were both accepted for two year terms.
There are changes made to the Region Constitution.
There is also talk of having regional swimming competitions. Three of those
attending the meeting had all taken part in the national BN gala over the
years (though seemingly not at the same time).
Saturday July 12th
5-15pm to dusk.
Helmsley Walled Garden
Due to popular demand we will be inviting all genuine naturists and
newcomers to join us for another excellent evening at Helmsley Walled
Garden, to strip off with like-minded people and enjoy the fully enclosed
garden and greenhouse, all on a five acre site so there is plenty of-room for
Tickets are £ 6.00 in advance or £8-00 on the gate. Tickets must be paid for by
the 8th July to qualify for the £ 6.00 entry price. See the Flyer for more
August 30th
Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
This is led by Hester Reeve, an artist who has shown live works both
nationally and internationally over the last 15 years and lectures in Fine Art at
Sheffield Hallam University. Based initially on Plato's philosophy it will be a
celebration of everyday passions by working with interest groups that have
been formed by individuals dedicated to activities that enrich their own lives.
Since it appears that Plato was a naturist, one hopes that BN members will be
taking part au naturel.
The groups include Cantabile choral group, Hand Tools Users United, The
Magick Lounge Club, The Royal British Legion, Wakefield Pagan Moot, West
Yorkshire Astronomical Society and Yorkshire Sun Society.
All I can say is to keep this date free in your diary (and remember the
Chapeltown Swim the day after.
Saturday September 27th
19-00 to 22-30
Harrogate Turkish Baths
An excellent opportunity to visit the unique refurbished Victorian Turkish
Baths which are as much a part of the Harrogate scene as betty's Tea Rooms.
The cost will be £17-50 (money in an envelope please). Please note that you
will need to register by emailing [email protected] providing your
name and address and saying how many places are needed. Also state if you
are a BN member.
By the time you read this Nudestock V will be just a memory.
This even was held in May and let's face it, some of the weather was not
conducive to naturist activities on the field. Fortunately the green barn (also
known as the Corn Store after the midweek comedy gala) provides a shelter
from the elements.
My memory of Nudestock this year will not be winning at Bingo, or the
comedy, but the sight and sound of two swans flying over the barn before
landing some distance away. The sound of the beating of a swan's wing is
something rare for me. To have two flying overhead is a sight and sound which
will live long in the memory.
Once again a special vote of thanks to the Wood family for hosting this event
once again.
BN National Convention & AGM
3rd National Convention: 10th - 12th October 2014. Yarnfield Park near Stafford.
Note - there is a specific deadline – we must book 150 rooms by June 28. There are 340 rooms in total. When you
book your credit/debit card details and British Naturism membership number will be taken but payment not taken
until the day of the event. Should we not reach that number of bookings by June 28, the event will be cancelled
and no charges to cards will be made. PLEASE... don’t make the assumption before booking that it might not
happen and wait to see if it does. We have seen before that if too many people wait, it won’t go ahead. There is no
risk in booking now.
We are returning to Yarnfield Park near Stafford which proved to be an ideal and popular
venue last year and the staff there are as keen to have us back as we are to return. The
agreed dates for the Convention are Friday 10th to Sunday 12th October with the AGM
taking place on the Sunday afternoon.
Cost per person
Weekend delegate £138.60 (£115.50 + VAT)
Day delegate £30 (£25 + VAT)
AGM attendance only FREE
To book, call Yarnfield Park 01785 762906
Members of BN can now download a pdf of the special 50 th anniversary issue
of the BN Magazine.
So that's it for this month. If you've anything you'd like included either here or on the region
website ( ) then contact me via email [email protected]
Also, if you want the newsletter sent direct to you rather than getting it second hand, then
email me.
Andrew Calow (PRO Yorkshire and East Midlands Region)