Thursday, March 2, 2017

Call for Nominations for the Murray Kaufman Natural Man Award

Help us choose this years' Natural Man Award!

Every year during the Fall / Winter Board meeting, the Board of Directors take nominations of possible candidates for the Murray Kaufman Natural Man Award and votes for the individual that best fulfills the requirements for receiving the award. Nominations are suggested by board members only, but this year, we are desiring to change the nomination process up quite a bit. Rather than relying solely on board members who may or may not know of men who might be deserving of the award, we are asking for *your* help in nominating potential recipients.

The annual award is given for one’s “recognition of his outstanding long term contribution to the growth, achievement, and good fellowship of the gay naturist movement.”  Recipients do not have to be members of GNI, nor are they required to attend a Gathering, so keep that in mind if you have any thoughts on whom might be this years’ winner. We’ve have awarded this award to non-GNI members and to men who do not identify as gay, but who’ve still met the award requirements.

If you believe that you know someone who best fulfills the requirements, send an e-mail to the GNI Business Office with the following:

·         Name of your nominee.
·         Reason for why you are nominating him – what has he done to contribute to the growth, achievement, and fellowship of naturism?
·         Any additional details of why your nominee should be considered.

Please submit your e-mail before April 1, 2017 and the board will vote on all submissions after the deadline. Don’t tell your nominee that you’ve suggested he win the award – it’s a surprise! The award winner will be announced at The Gathering on Thursday, August 24, 2017 during the intermission of the Mr. GNI contest. Put some thought to this and let us know by the deadline, and we hope to see you at The Gathering – August 18 – 27, 2017!