Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day

The 43rd Annual Earth Day will be celebrated this April 22nd.

It began in 1970 with US Senator Gaylord Nelson who began a teach-in about environmental concerns, which has now grown to a movement with 193 participating countries.

In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day

Cities throughout Europe are gearing up for Earth Day. With several events going on across the continent, Europeans will surely find somewhere to celebrate and promote a more sustainable and healthy planet this Earth Day.

In Geneva, Switzerland, the International School of Geneva is hosting a “green sale” and an organic food sale to raise money to plant trees on the school grounds. There will also be activities like recycling games and environmental arts and crafts.

Then, in the Chisinau, Moldova, the Gutta-Club will host an assortment of Earth Day events with clean-up efforts in 30 villages, a tree planting movement, and the building of nesting boxes for birds. There will also be a central event in Chisinau’s central square with concerts, workshops, and contests for anyone who wants to participate.

In Dublin, Earth Day Network partner ECO-UNESCO is running its annual ECO-Explorer Camp for kids from April 22nd to April 25th at the Greenhouse in Dublin City Center. Campers, or ECO-Explorers, ages 5-12 will explore the local urban ecology, take weather measurements, investigate city wildlife and discover Dublin’s green spaces like never before. The ECO-Explorers will also participate in the designing of future Green Cities using drawings and 3D art.

Earth Day is alive in well in Europe. Best of luck to all the participants!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

INF Focus - April 2014

Federation Focus
April 2014


The INF-FNI Congress 2014 will take place from the 11th to the 14th of September 2014 in the Lough Allen Hotel and Spa, Drumshanbo, Ireland.

Important Dates!
  • Deadline for motions from federations: May 9, 2014
  • Deadline for proposals to modify the INF statutes: May 9, 2014
  • Deadline to nominate people for positions in the INF Central Committee: May 9, 2014
  • Deadline for federations to nominate delegates: July 11, 2014
The dates are when they must arrive at the INF General Secretariat. You can send them by:
Given that email is not always reliable, we recommend that you call the office at +43 (0) 7221 72480 to confirm receipt.
  • Fax: +43(0) 7221 72358
  • Postal mail: INF-FNI, Eduard Nittner Strasse 14/6 Hörsching A-4063, Austria
But if you are sending by postal mail, you are responsible to ensure that they arrive at the INF office by the date stated.

Important: you must reserve your room and register for the congress with the INF.

Don’t forget to reserve your room:

Documents will be posted on the Download Centre as they become available.


 The INF would like to welcome our new Secretary Anna Puett.  She is 32 years old and resides in Austria with her two children aged 8 and 5 years old.  She is studying Social Science at the University of Linz since 2012.  Anna’s hobbies include hiking, climbing, jogging, reading and cooking vegetarian meals.  


June’s 50 naturist years

By: Donna Miller

Under clear blue November skies, June Campbell-Tong, the first woman President of the New Zealand Naturist Federation and current Secretary, celebrated 50 years as a naturist and NZNF member with a special afternoon tea at her club, Wellington Naturist Club.
June was joined at the special celebrations with friends and members of her club, Wellington Naturist Club at Te Marua along with past and present Executive of the Federation.
After joining Pineglades in 1963 when first married, June and the family then shifted to Wanganui where they joined the club and she became Secretary – the first of many committee and executive positions. The family transferred again in 1980, this time to Wellington, and not long after joining the club there was soon on the committee, again as Secretary.
Over the years she has held many committee positions from President, Secretary, Grounds Person and Social Officer to Membership and Visitor Services Officer. Her talent and experience is undeniable as is her natural, friendly and genuine personality. June was also the NZNF Delegate at the 2012 INF World Congress in Croatia.
During the afternoon tea two cakes were cut and a presentation was made to June of a native tree by the President of Wellington Naturist Club, Ken Mercer - himself an NZNF Delegate to the previous INF World Congress in Italy.
As well as being fervent about promoting naturism, June is an avid gardener. Jeff Hatfield had started developing rhododendron gardens at the club and June soon became passionate about clearing noxious plants and rejuvenating the native bush, while also developing gardens for members and visitors to enjoy. So as well as maintaining her garden at home and at her cabin, she lovingly maintains the beautiful grounds at the Wellington club – allowing her to enjoy many hours gardening in the nude.
While also serving as National Secretary, June is a trustee of the Percy Cousins Trust, and a member of the steering committee responsible for bringing the 35th World Congress of Naturism to New Zealand.
Most recently at the 2013 NZNF AGM held at Rotota, the Federation honoured June’s many years of service and acknowledged her huge contribution to naturism by presenting her with the Pat Trott Memorial Trophy. Having personally known Pat for many years, June was particularly delighted to receive this recognition.

May 28 - June 1, 2014 Italy

June 19 - 22, 2014 Croatia

June 28 - July 6, 2014 Austria

July 28 - Aug. 8
Camping Solaris, Croatia

August 29 - 31, 2014 Germany

Sept. 11-14, 2014
Lough Allen Hotel & Spa
Drumshanbo Co Leitrim

Sept. 26 - 28, 2014 Netherlands


Remember to tell your member clubs to keep their listing up to date. They can login and edit their own club listing. If they have forgotten their login or need to register, just tell them to contact the INF.

About Focus

Focus is published by the INF for its member federations. You are welcome to redistribute it to your members or use any of the content in your local country's publications. If you need any of the texts or images in another format, please contact the INF General Secretariat at: naturism@inf-fni.org

We also welcome contributions from member federations. Please send us news about what is happening in your country and we will share it with the rest of the world.

Central Committee of the INF:

Sieglinde Ivo (AT) - president@inf-fni.org
Mick Ayers (ES)- vicepresident@inf-fni.org
Rolf Beat Hostettler (CH) - treasurer@inf-fni.org
Assessor Europe:
Bernd Huijser (NL) eu-assessor@inf-fni.org
Assessor Non-European countries and Publisher of Focus:
Stéphane Deschênes (CAN) ww-assessor@inf-fni.org
President Legal Commission:
Hervé Begeot info@inf-fni.org

2nd Annual Naked League Run

INF Card members will receive a discount.
The cost will 5€ instead of 7.5€.
Every runner or walker will receive an event t-shirt and a medal for their participation.
Distance will be 5 km.
Last year we had 29 runners and this year the organization expect to double it.
This event is organized by a non-naturist runner José Sousa and the Portuguese Naturist Federations in association with Clube Naturista do Centro (a naturist Club affiliate on FPN) and Lebres do Sado (a textil Club) will be sponsoring the event.
90% of the runners are non-naturist so this will have a great impact on runners in the community, press and social networks.
Event on facebook:
Meco is an Official naturist beach nearby Sesimbra.

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