NAC Advisory
The Naturist Society Changes Ownership

January 4, 2002


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                     NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE

DATE   : January 4, 2002
SUBJECT: The Naturist Society
TO     : All naturists

The Naturist Society is under new ownership.

Officially, the TNS leadership change came on Jan. 2, when founder and longtime benefactor Lee Baxandall turned the organization over to a team of TNS veteran staffers: Judi Ditzler, executive editor of N magazine; Margaret Thornton, TNS comptroller, who has been with the organization since its inception; and Nicky Hoffman, TNS's administrative director.

Quoting from a statement released by Nicky Hoffman:

"It's a little hard for us to imagine The Naturist Society without Lee at the helm. Lee's name is practically synonymous with naturism in America. His wisdom, courage, and intellect will be missed.

"Still, we will do our very best to carry on in the Baxandall tradition. It was Lee who coined the now familiar expression 'Body Acceptance is the Idea, Nude Recreation is the Way.' We pledge to hold true to the philosophy that expression implies.

"Sadly, Lee's retirement was hastened by his struggle with Parkinson's Disease, with which he was diagnosed in 1995. Being Lee, he didn't want to leave without a fight. In the last year or so, however, Lee's deteriorating condition forced him to conclude that it was time to pass the torch.

"To Lee, what else can we way but thank you? Naturists the world over owe you a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid."

Nicky Hoffman
TNS Network Coordinator

Naturist Action Committee (NAC)  - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Chairman & Exec. Dir. Bob Morton - <>
Online Rep Dennis Kirkpatrick    - <>

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