5175 W AJO HWY #A-14
TUCSON AZ 85735-9723 USA
Phone: (954) 567-2700
9am – 5pm MST (UTC-7) M-F
The best way to contact the Business Office is by e-mail.
This section contains a listing of GNI Staff members. Click on any link to contact the corresponding Staff member or for a summary of the responsibilities that are assigned to him. For best results, write to the person that handles the area about which you are inquiring. If you’re unsure of whom to contact, start with Rick, Executive Director. If it’s not something that he can take care of directly, he will route your inquiry promptly to the person best suited to respond. File attachments are limited to 10MB.
Board of Directors
The GNI Board of Directors is always glad to hear from GNI members and others with feedback, suggestions, and general discussion about GNI policy and planning, development, strategy and objectives, organizational vision, etc.
Directors are not in the office, however, so they’re generally not in an ideal position to respond regarding day-to-day administrative matters. It’s best to contact Staff with inquiries about items such as membership applications and cards, event registration and attendance documents, Gathering volunteer assignments and scheduling, event housing, database updates, accounting and billing questions, submissions for publication in The Gay Naturist E-former, etc.
Please first contact the appropriate Staff member with any operational matter that he is responsible for. If you’re unsure of whom to contact, start with Rick, Executive Director. If it’s not something that he can take care of directly, he will route your inquiry to the person best suited to respond. File attachments are limited to 10MB.
In the rare instance that a Staff member may not provide a response that you consider timely, complete, and satisfactory, then feel free to contact a director to look into the matter.
The Executive Director deals with membership, change of address, Gathering registration, bus transportation, payment, refunds, housing, etc. If you’re unsure of whom to contact, start with Rick, Executive Director. If it’s not something that he can take care of directly, he will route your inquiry promptly to the person best suited to respond.
Rick serves on the following GNI committees:
Information Technology (chair)
The Event Coordinator deals with volunteers, activities, Crafts Fair, NAC Auction, variety shows, dance club, theme parties, etc. for the GNI Gathering.
Joe, the editor of The Gay Naturist E-former works with articles, photographs, advertising, club newsletters, etc.
Joe was born in Québec City, Canada and grew up in a small town in Ohio. After too many years in the cold and snow, he moved to Florida, where he soon learned the joys and freedom of going to the beach sans clothing. Although Joe was introduced to the social aspects of gay naturism in the mid-’80s, it wasn’t until the early ’90s that he decided it was more than a day at the beach, and he became involved in both his local club and GNI. Joe attended his first three GNI Gatherings (1996-1998) as a “civilian” and then decided it was time to put his talents as a videographer to work in producing the 1999 GNI Gathering video.
Since then, Joe has served as the Editor of The E-former and as official photographer of The Gathering, having cataloged nearly 20,000 images so far (some of which are part of this web site). In his continuing quest to produce a quality quarterly publication that fellow GNI members find fun and informative, Joe is always looking for members’ input via articles and photographs. Help him out and send something to him today!
Joe serves on the Club Relations Committee.
Dan, President, is an ex-officio member of every GNI standing committee. In particular, he serves on the following GNI committees:
Marketing / Public Relations
Vision and Strategic Planning (chair)
Peter is the chair of the Marketing / Public Relations committee.
Jon serves as chair of the Bylaws committee and is the Clubs Liaison.
Ed serves on the following GNI committees:
Nick serves on any committee as appointed by the President.
David serves on the Gathering and Events committees.
This section contains a listing of GNI standing committees (plus a few special functions). Click on any link to contact the corresponding committee or functionary or for a description of their areas of oversight and what they do. File attachments are limited to no more than 10MB.
GNI’s President is an ex-officio member of every committee, but is individually listed on several committees where he is particularly involved.
The Bylaws Committee reviews and updates GNI’s Bylaws, subject to the direction and approval of the Board of Directors. The committee advises the Board of Directors and Staff on operational and procedural requirements of current bylaws, and suggests and drafts proposed revisions to help GNI accommodate new opportunities and challenges as they arise. Current GNI members may read the bylaws on the Welcome & Information page of the GNI Directory. You must be a current member in order to access this section of the online Directory. The following individuals serve on this committee:
GNI’s Club and Naturist Outreach Liaison chairs the Club Relations Committee, which interfaces with nearly 200 local men’s naturist clubs worldwide. He maintains GNI’s club database. He also interfaces with mainstream naturist organizations such as the Naturist Action Committee, The Naturist Society, and regional groups.
If you are a club official, please check your club’s listing and use this form to report any update to the Club and Naturist Outreach Liaison.
Naked Yoga class instructors or coordinators may also use this form to report any change or addition to their class listing.
The following individuals serve on the Club Relations Committee:
The Elections Committee is very important to GNI because it facilitates the critical process of locating, presenting to the membership, and counting the ballots of the men who are qualified to run the business of GNI. The duties of the Election Committee are as follows: When a current board member’s term is about to expire, it is the Election Committee’s responsibility to let the membership know that a position is available. The Committee informs the membership that elections are to be held and requests interested members to send in their bios. After the bios are reviewed and potential candidates are identified, the Committee distributes the electronic and paper ballots, and then collects the data, tallies the votes, and reports the results to the Board. The Committee is entrusted with implementing protective measures to ensure the accuracy and honesty of the results. Any member in good standing that is not a candidate in a current Board election may be a member of the Elections Committee. The following individuals serve on this committee:
The Events Committee is charged with developing new nude events for men, apart from GNI’s signature annual nude Gathering in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania (USA). (For inquiries or input regarding the annual Gathering, contact the Event Coordinator or Gathering Committee.)
The Events Committee launched and continues to oversee a series of nude sailing cruises and all-inclusive, tropical resort experiences for men that GNI sponsors in collaboration with a gay travel operator. It has also taken the Naked Getaway™ concept of nude extended weekends, introduced originally at The Gathering, on the road in collaboration with local gay naturist clubs and clothing-optional resorts. See Events and Travel for details.
The Events Committee is always looking for new venues. A finder’s bounty is available under certain conditions for a lead provided by a GNI member that results in a signed contract for a major event. The following individuals serve on this committee:
The Gathering Committee is probably the most involved, time-consuming committee that GNI has. The mission of the Gathering Committee is to make the Gathering appear as seamless and effortless as possible to our attendees while providing the most fun and excitement anyone could imagine.
The preparation certainly is anything but effortless! It’s a lot of hard work and a big commitment in terms of time and effort. There are numerous meetings and discussions during the seven months prior to each year’s Gathering. Early in June, the Committee holds a pre-Gathering meeting in the Pocono Mountains where the final negotiations and arrangements are made with the camp owners for the August Gathering. Between June and August, there are literally hundreds of e-mails and phone calls dealing with every last detail of the Gathering with the other Committee members and our great staff of Rick J. (GNI Administrator and Gathering Event Coordinator) and our Gathering Committee.
The following individuals serve on this committee:
The Marketing / Public Relations Committee is responsible for communicating GNI’s mission, values, message, and program within the organization, between GNI and the affiliated and unaffiliated local gay naturist/nudist clubs worldwide, and to the media, other organizations, and individuals, including gay and mainstream, naturist and non-naturist. The committee coordinates advertising, promotion, publicity, exhibits and presentations at conventions, festivals, and expos, and media contacts. The following individuals serve on this committee: