O Naturismo é uma forma de viver em harmonia com a Natureza caracterizada pela prática da nudez colectiva, com o propósito de favorecer a auto-estima, o respeito pelos outros e pelo meio ambiente.

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Focus: Outubro de 2014

Federation Focus
October 2014

2014 Congress

The 34th INF Congress was a great success!  This was the 60th anniversary of the first INF Congress which was held in Vienna in 1954. The Irish were generous and gracious hosts to the 25 countries represented. They even arranged for unseasonably warm and sunny weather. The people of Ireland showed a great deal of interest. Most major Irish media outlets covered the event. We were also honoured to be joined by several government officials.

The minutes of the Congress will soon be sent out by email and posted in the download area. But in the meantime, here are a few of the highlights:

Working plan
The new INF Working Plan is being implemented. If we can deliver on all of the action items identified, it will herald an unprecedented level of cooperation among the international naturist community. But as we discussed during the congress, the INF does not have the resources to implement the Working Plan alone. We need all federation to provide volunteers to serve in the working groups. You can review the Working Plan in the download area. Please contact the INF office if you are interested in serving on one of the Working Groups.

Nick Caunt, the BN delegate, suggested that web-based forums would be a good solution to improving communications between the INF and its member federations. BN has found this method to be quite effective in their federation. Given that it can be done at minimal cost, there was consensus that we should try it. The new forums have now been setup. The official contact at each federation will soon receive information about how to login. Initially, only one login will be created. However, federations can request that additional people be added.
The forum is located at: http://forum.inf-fni.org/

Central Committee
Two new members of the INF Central Committee were elected. Jean Peters (FLN) is now Vice President and Garmt Kolhorn (NFN) is now Assessor for European Countries.
We thank Bernd Huijser whose tenure was brief but whose commitment and persistence is responsible for the Working Plan that is going to drive the direction of the INF. We also owe a debt to Mick Ayers whose decades of tireless dedication to the INF resulted in so many successes that it is impossible to list them all here.

Download Area
The motion by the Swiss Naturist Union to password-protect some of the download area was passed. As a result, you will soon receive instructions on how to access the password-protected download area.

Ireland Congress Photos
the photo album of the congress in Ireland is now finished and can be ordered at the INF-FNI office. The price is € 30,-- including shipping costs.

Did you attend the 2014 Congress in Ireland?  If yes, we would appreciate getting your feedback. Please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2XNBWZR
2016 Congress
The 35th Congress will be held in New Zealand.

Delegates from Spain, Denmark, Slovenia, and Croatia being interviewed by an Irish reporter during the congress.


Delegates pose for the official 2014 Congress photo

Kay Hannam from NZNF who convinced the General Assembly that the 2016 congress should be in New Zealand.

A working group discussing problems and solutions relating to censorship of naturism during the INF Congress.

World Naturist Day 2015
The world naturist day for the year 2015 was agreed on the 28th of June.


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.

Focus is published in February, April, June, August, October, and December.  The deadline for material to be included is the end of the month prior. e..g. July 31 for the August issue.

Central Committee of the INF:

Sieglinde Ivo (AT)

Jean Peters (FLN)

Rolf Beat Hostettler (CH)

Assessor Europe:
Garmt Kolhorn (NFN)

Assessor Non-European countries and Publisher of Focus:
Stéphane Deschênes (CAN)

President Legal Commission:
Hervé Begeot

INF Office Hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 8h00 – 11h00

Alton Towers 2014
There are still rooms available for British Naturism’s 2014 BN Alton Towers water park event on November 14-16. All INF members get the BN member rates. http://www.bn.org.uk/activities/big_days_out.php/_/upcoming-events/alton-towers-r2


Dear Federations,
South Africa now has  the possibility to establish its first naturist beach. For that purpose it needs your support in terms of signatures and comments.

Serge Pavlovic, President WCNA, thanks you sincerely for your support! Can you please forward this to your clubs.
First Family Naturists Weekend in Serbia

Dear friends, members of INF-FNI!

We invite you to participate in a unique Family naturist weekend which will be held for the first time in Serbia!  As  one  of  the  youngest  member  of  INF-FNI  we  try  to  develop  naturist  movement  even  though  our  country doesn’t have a sea. We perform the action to develop and improve the accommodation and the vacations of people who support the freedom of living and the naturist life style.  We want  to show you  the  traditional  Serbian hospitality,  to introduce you to  our country  and its  beauty  as well as  our  naturist  organization. We want to learn from you how to improve our work and, in a joint gathering, to represent that Serbia has a lot to offer to the naturists from all over the world.
Tourist Resort "Relax", which is our residence place of this weekend, although it is not  a naturist resort, offered us  all their capacities and capabilities  with the goal to make this weekend for You very nice, special and pleasant and to create a general feeling for all participants like in a proper naturist center of the highest level.
This resort is located only 50km from Belgrade (our capital) in the beautiful small town Kovačica, which is world-wide known for many of extremely talented naïve painters.  Thematically, our naturist weekend will be dedicated to this kind of art.  Nearby this resort there is a village Idvor, the birthplace of Mihajlo Pupin, our world-wide famous scientist in the field of telecommunications.  Also,  in  Kovačica  You  can  visit  the  home  and  workshop  of  Mr. Nemček who is a famous master - builder of handmade violins.
For more information please visit: http://www.nos.org.rs/index.php/aktivnosti/24-first-family-naturist-weekend-in-serbia


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