Did you know that British Naturism operates through six regions across the whole of the UK? Everyone who joins BN – with the exception of overseas members – is automatically allocated to one of the regions.
Each region is managed by volunteers who administer what is formally known as the regional association. They oversee organisation of events in the region – creating lots of opportunities to practise Naturism close to home – as well as local campaigning, recruiting new members, supporting national campaigns (such as the Great British Skinny-Dip and Women in Naturism) at local level, and defending the interests of individual members and clubs within the region.
Many people will know that we’ve dedicated much time lately to scrutinising various aspects of our organisation to make sure we deliver – now and in the future. It’s been a long time since we last looked at how effectively regions were working, how well they were meeting members’ expectations, and the relationship between the regional volunteers and the national organisation.
The 2020 Annual General Meeting of British Naturism mandated the Executive Committee to carry out a review, in consultation with interested parties, of they way regions were operating. This work has been undertaken by a working committee within the EC. It’s chaired by Edwin Kilby, the International Director, and its membership includes all the regional coordinators and others.
The working group was unanimous about the importance of building structures that contribute significantly to the overall effectiveness of British Naturism and providing a really valuable local service to all members.
We’ve now launched a survey in order to understand better what members would like and to help the organisation work better. We’d be grateful if you’d complete it. The closing date is 31st October 2021.
We’re looking forward to learning what you think!