Monday, January 16, 2017

GNI Board Needs You

GNI Board Elections 

The GNI Board Needs You!

GNI thrives on the work of its volunteers, whether it is a couple of hours at The Gatheringhosting an evenings entertainment, or serving on a committee or the Board. All of these volunteer positions represent a commitment to the success of GNI and our annual events. One way of giving back is to serve as a GNI Board member. Board members are crucial to GNI's success. Besides their work related to our annual events, they are the glue that keeps GNI working from year to year. The GNI Board has five members with staggered, three-year terms. In 2017, three (3) Board positions will be up for election. Two positions are for three (3) years, and one position is for one (1) year.

If you have ever thought of joining the Board, now is the time! Don't assume that we already have enough candidates to fill the three spots. GNI benefits when there is a competitive election, so throw your name into the hat!

The qualifications of candidates for Board membership include:

1. Membership in good standing for at least one year.
2. Must have attended at least one (1) GNI Gathering or NakedFest event.
3. Must have shown active participation in advancing the vision and mission of GNI through volunteer and/or committee work to benefit the organization, active participation in GNI-sponsored events and/or other evidence of the promotion of gay naturism.

Board members serve a term of three (3) years. Responsibilities of Board members include:

1. A three-day, mid-winter meeting.
2. Membership and active participation in one or more committees.
3. Availability for Board meetings prior to and during The Gathering and/or NakedFest.
4. Tasks and responsibilities during and after The Gathering and/or NakedFest.
5. Monthly board conference calls.
6. Reliable e-mail service and Internet communications.

While there is a significant commitment of time and energy, there are many rewards in working with a dedicated group of individuals who have the health and welfare of GNI in their hearts and minds.

Do you have questions? Contact the Election Committee at

If you are interested in running, e-mail the following to the Elections Committee ( or, by April 1, 2017:

1. A short biography indicating your reasons for running for the Board, and
2. A shirtless headshot (or indicate that your profile picture in the GNI member directory is sufficient).

Or mail to (postmarked by April 1):

GNI Elections
5175 W Ajo Hwy #A-14
Tucson AZ 85735-9723 / USA

Ballots will be sent out mid-April and will be due June 1, 2017. Our voting is done by e-ballot, so please check to make sure that your GNI profile and e-mail address are up-to-date, you've added GAYNATURISTS.ORG and to your safe senders list, and your spam filters allow electronic communications from GNI.

Results of the election will be announced shortly after ballots are tabulated.