Category: Newsletter

November Newsletter 2017

November Newsletter 2017

  • I’m happy to see Sunsport’s members returning from their summer trips.  This month we will begin to welcome our friends from the North.  People will see a newly completed beautiful pergola type roof over the hot tub spa and a new aquarium in the clubhouse lounge.   They can enjoy cookouts with organic smoothies at the new smoothie bar on the restaurant deck.

Every two years the Board reviews and adjusts rates.  Last year membership and ground fee rates were adjusted.  This year we looked at rates for site and accommodation rentals.   Effective in May, 2018, rental rates will increase about 3%.  This is the rate of inflation over the last two years.  This rate increase is necessary since Sunsport’s expenses have increased by at least that amount.   I am proud that Sunsport always increases the pay of our dedicated, talented staff to match the change in the cost of living.

This month Sunsport will celebrate Thanksgiving with our traditional community pot luck dinner in the pavilion.  Please describe what you will bring on the sign-up list in the office.

Another Music Medley Weekend for Young Adults 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.

I’m sad to report that Young Naturists of America is going out of business at the end of this year.  However, Sunsport will continue to provide a discount to people aged 18-30 with YNA membership cards until the cards expire.

I am happy to welcome to Sean Shaw to Sunsport’s grounds and maintenance team.  Sunsport’s roads are the smoothest they’ve been in a long time thanks to new gravel and Sean’s persistent grading.   Also, in the last couple of months Mary Willoughby has joined the great housekeeping team and Britney Blair has joined the restaurant team.  Both Britney and Elijah Meckstroth started as dishwashers and have grown into accomplished chefs producing delicious and healthful meals.

October Newsletter 2017

October Newsletter 2017

We made it through Hurricane Irma.  No person at Sunsport was injured.  The only structure damaged was a small maintenance shed.  We reopened the day after the hurricane with electricity for most of the resort and the pool, hot tub, and restaurant in full operation.  No flooding.  We were very fortunate.  We have had massive clean-up with many trees, tree limbs, and palm fronds down.  I am very appreciative of the many volunteers as well as the staff who worked hard both preparing for the storm and cleaning up afterwards.  Community members really came together to help each other.

A program on Zika, its symptoms, and how it spreads will be presented by Darlene Crawford of the Palm Beach County Department of Health and Chris Reisinger of the Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management Mosquito Control Division on Wednesday, October 11th, at 8:00 pm at Sunsport.  This will be an opportunity to learn more about controlling our annoying mosquito population.  Some of you may remember Darlene who participated as a candidate in the debate at Sunsport of candidates for the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council.

Halloween is this month with a naturist costume dance on Saturday the 28th, a haunted hayride on the 29th, and of course Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Halloween evening.  Anne and I always opt for small toys as treats rather than unhealthy candy.  The children and some of their parents seem appreciative.

There is a great article by Bettina Levy in this month’s AANR Bulletin about this year’s Naturist Family Youth Camp at Sunsport.  Both the American Association For Nude Recreation (AANR) and the Naturist Education Foundation of the Naturist Society made substantial financial contributions to support the camp.

Welcome to Sunsport’s newest employee Sierra Jones who with her new baby daughter Luciana will be a server at the Naturally Nude Cafe.

September Newsletter 2017

September Newsletter 2017

The Summer Daze Music Medley for Young Adults was a success.  Ten Bands performed Saturday and Sunday poolside with jams extending into the evenings.  Many thanks to Brandon Steinbrecher of The Tribe, a local group of musicians and artists, for coordinating the music.  Brandon has agreed to help again with the next weekend for young adults at Sunsport on the second weekend in December.
On Sunday, September 3rd, the Island Brothers will play reggae music poolside in the afternoon.  People will be dancing in and out of the pool.  You won’t want to sit still during their lively performance.
On September 22-24, the Tampa Area Naturists (TAN) are hosting a “Tribal Council” at Sunsport.  There will be a meeting and campfire drum circle on Friday evening with a day at Haulover Beach on Saturday and a day at Blind Creek Beach on Sunday.  TAN welcomes all naturists to join in.
September is the month I organize the program for the Midwinter Naturist Festival.  The 2018 Festival will be February 15-20 .  If you would like to lead workshops or activities for adults or children, please call me at (561) 791-1361 or email me atmorleynaturist@hotmail.com.   I will need to know the title and a one sentence description of your workshop(s).  I will also need to know which days you will be attending the Festival, hopefully the whole time, and any special needs for your workshop/activity.
Sunsport’s maintenance team is building a shelter on the restaurant deck which will house a new permanent Organic Smoothie Bar and Grill, an all weather extension of the restaurant.   This is part of a project to correct weak spots in the deck.  Another shelter is being constructed over the hot tub spa equipment area which is needed to extend the life the pump, heater, and other equipment.  Pool lounge chairs are being cleaned and repaired.  Sharp leafed wild pineapple plants have been planted to create an impenetrable barrier on the east border to deter intruders.
Check out the beautiful new fish in the restaurant aquarium.
In early August, I coordinated the Northeast Naturist Festival in Central New York State.  The weather was perfect.  There were six theatrical performances, sweat lodges, and many interesting workshops.  A number of attendees plan to visit Sunsport this winter.  Sunsport has an excellent reputation as a friendly resort and community where people can enjoy healthful, natural living.