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Potomac Rambling Bares essential information
(See the frequently asked questions page for
We are a member-run organization, staffed entirely by volunteers. We elect
a Board of Directors comprised of up to nine members who make policy and fiscal
decicions about the club. The Board of directors consists of 4 elected
officers: President, Treasurer, Membership Chair, and Activities Chair;
and 5 Directors-at-Large. General membership meetings are held 3 times
of Bares Activities:
The Bares explore the varity of nude recreation available within one to
several hours drive of our greater Washington base. We try to schedule at least one activity each and every month year-round, and most activities
are attended by 10 to 15 or more members. Our largest events are the annual
PRB Birthday Party and Corn Roast in July or August, and our Super Bowl party in early February. During the summer and sometimes in other seasons, we
schedule visits to clothing optional clubs, resorts, and beaches, such
as one at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Many Bares are also members of one or
more of the landed nudist clubs locally or in other parts of the country
where they vacation.
PRB was formed in 1984 by a group of people who enjoyed participating in
and introducing others to the joys of nude recreation. Two active nudists,
Roger Bishop and Frank Beach, got together and hatched a plan to bring
a longtime dream of Roger's to reality. On July 22nd the Rambling BARES
of Northern Virginia held their first event at Roger's home in Triangle,
VA with about a dozen members.
Since then the name was changed
to the Potomac Rambling Bares, and the club grew to more than 80 members (our current membership is about three dozen). We adopted a logo, incorporated in the State of Virginia, become an AANR club, and became one of the most active and enduring non-landed clubs in the country.
As a non-landed club we do not own a facility or property, but enjoy the relaxed atmosphere
at members' homes during the winter months and outside in the extended
summer. We schedule many visits to local landed nudist clubs, and clothing
optional beaches and other sites, weather permitting.
Our membership extends from Baltimore,
Maryland to Fredericksburg, Virginia, and sometimes west into West Virginia's eastern panhandle. Most of our members live
within a 25 mile radius of Washington, DC.
PRB, in accordance with AANR principles, maintains ethical standards of
behavior in a wholesome, friendly atmosphere that promotes positive attitudes
toward body acceptance and self esteem. Our clothing optional policy for
most activities makes them ideal for the nervous first timer or hesitant
partner. As the atmosphere is always warm & friendly, it rarely takes
long for a new comer to "bare" with us. Membership is by invitation only.
Families, couples, single men and women are welcome to contact us for more
information and to arrange for their first visit, after reviewing our "How Can I Join the Bares?" page.
Nude Year's Eve
The Unwearing of the Green (St.
Homespun Music evening
Trips to clothing optional beaches
Halloween Costume Party
Trips to local landed clubs (Avalon,
MaHeSo, Pine Tree Associates, White Tail Resort)
And lots more…
American Association for Nude Recreation
AANR-Eastern Region (formerly Eastern Sunbathing Association)
The Naturist Society
The Bares ramble from time to time
to these nudist or clothing-optional landed clubs:
Avalon (Paw Paw WV)
Maryland Health Society (Davidsonville MD)
Tree Pine Tree Associates (Crownsville MD)
White Tail Resort (Ivor VA)
(See the frequently asked questions
page for more information)
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