Please note: Personal info in a ‘comment’ will appear as written. For private correspondence, please use e-mail.
Please take the time to fill out the FOMB 2014 Survey / Mailing List Update as soon as possible.
Click the link below for the Word document:
Mail the completed survey to:
FRIENDS OF MAZO BEACH, PO BOX 42, SAUK CITY WI 53583-0042
or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
All information provided is kept strictly confidential, but valuable information has been gained by being able to number crunch and provide statistical information to the DNR, legislators, and others who have power to decide how the beach is managed.
As always, if uncomfortable answering any question at any time, just don’t answer it and move on to the next question.
Remember, a survey must be filled out each year to be on the current mailing list. (Also, in addition to keeping you updated with current accurate beach information, the mailing list is used for sending off-season activity invitations – the infamous Halloween Party, etc…)
With all the arrows pointed at the beach from various directions this year, it is more important than ever before to both let your voice be heard and to be able to stay informed as changes occur.
Thank you for caring and letting your voice be heard!
And thanks to the tens of thousands who have taken the time to do surveys since 1992. The statistical information provided in the surveys has many times proven invaluable in providing information to the various powers that be, and continues to play a major role in helping keep Mazo Beach clothing-optional.
So, if you agree with the following statement, click on the above link to be a part of making a difference.
2015 FRIENDS OF MAZO BEACH SURVEY / MAILING LIST UPDATE
(kept strictly confidential)
“I support FOMB’s efforts in representing me and my interests, and working on my behalf and behalf of other naturist and non-naturist users from various user groups along with local business owners to help maintain our rights to use the public lands of Mazo Beach in a harmonious, respectful manner. I support the continued inclusion of long-standing traditional clothing-optional usage of Mazo Beach on the Wisconsin River as a part of a multi-use management plan for the Mazomanie Unit of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway. Whether or not I choose nude recreation as my personal option, I oppose any action by the DNR or any other public officials to restrict or eliminate such usage. I strongly urge public officials to allocate the resources to make my visits to the beach safe and enjoyable, and I request that priority be given to preserving this site for the many who use it each year in a clothing-optional manner.”
[If uncomfortable answering any question at any time, do not answer it.]
The links above are your invitation and reservation form for this year’s upcoming hubbub harbinger of Hallowmas happiness:
SAMHAIN CARNEVIL !
“But,” you ask, “Why would I want to go? What sort of fun could I possibly have?”
Well, to mention just a few of many options:
* Explore bite-licious delights & dilemmas of too many sweets as you sink your fangs into curious concoctions at this freaky fiesta.
* Hiss and howl to finger-snapping, toe-tapping mysterious melodies that will cause your body to spasm with tantalizing orgone-accumulating holographic sonic moves of shaking shoulders and wiggling hips turning you into a wild frenzy as you monster mash into the wee hours.
* Wander through the wonders and woes of costume selection, and the fun and fantasy of masks, both real and imagined, as you experience the ultimate in costume contests.
* And remember ladies, pain free “mammo-grahms” will once again be available at the CarnEVIL!
So beware the curse of the witch, avoid the vampire’s bite, run if you hear the werewolf howling at the full moon, and most important, come capture the spirit and celebrate the opposing forces of darkness and light at this feast of Samhain where the boundaries of our world and the otherworld are broken and you will be able to mingle with the likes of candy comaholics, insecure monsters, feisty pumpkins, obese vampires, beauty-obsessed monstresses and more.
Back by popular demand, we will once again be offering an early start option for those who want to arrive on Friday, November 7th.
And if you had a room last year, let us know if you would like the same room.
Hope you can join us,
Badger Naturists and Friends of Mazo Beach
For those who have not heard, “Naked at Amazo” is returning! After performing six shows to nearly full houses in Mazomanie last summer, the play is being staged THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY ONLY (Oct 23-25) at the Bartell Theatre in Madison. For those who have not yet seen this wonderful full-length comedic play written by Bill Stokes and produced by the Amaz(ing) Players Company, now is your final chance.
Showtimes: Thursday and Friday, October 23rd/24th @ 7:30pm and Saturday, October 25th @ 1:30pm
General ticket price: $20. Please direct questions about ordering tickets to the Bartell Theatre at 608-661-9696.
Amaz(ing) Players Company Website: http://www.amazingplayerscompany.com/
The road cleanup is this weekend, Saturday October 11th. Meet in the beach parking lot at 10:00am if you like to help us tidy up the roadways.
As for the annual Halloween party, it’s a weekend later than usual. The weekend of November 8th. Rooms are going fast, so give Jim a call at 608-798-1954 to pre-reserve. I use the term “pre-reserve” since it’s not official until the paperwork and payment is done. The flyer isn’t out yet, but will be posted here when it’s available.
[Note: This post is written by the webmaster after a brief conversation with FOMB.]
Yes, you read the title correctly — it isn’t a typo. If you haven’t heard about it yet, a play titled “Naked at Amazo” has been written about the historical issues surrounding the beach. Oddly enough, it opens during Nude Recreation Week (this week). For more info, check out the WSJ article, Sauk Prairie article, and the company’s website. Performances are July 11, 12, 13 and August 1, 2, 3.
We encourage naturists to attend. It’ll be an entertaining play and it is supporting a local new business. However, there are some things to beware of:
- The writers claim to be unbiased, and they do try, but they aren’t. (All-Nudist points this out, but it was known prior to that.) To their credit, they do link to this website and attempt to educate people about naturism within the play.
- The play makes naturists look like idiots, however it makes just about everyone else involved look like idiots too. It’s a comedy play, so don’t take it too seriously.
- It’s intended to be fiction, but nonetheless it’s quite inaccurate at portraying the beach history. For example, it assumes it was originally a textile beach and the naturists slowly took over. Really, our grandparents were skinny-dipping in nearly every secluded area. (Swimming pools too — most high schools required nudity and the YMCA required it up until the 70’s.) There was a time when a nude beach and little-used textile beach peacefully co-existed, but that ended when flooding took out a lot of the beach area in the early 90’s. Sand is back though, so there’s plenty of room for both user groups again if the DNR allowed it.
- Although Ralph Ovadal’s protests are a piece of history that probably won’t return, the play does bring up another piece of history which could. (Especially after they put the idea in people’s heads.) Be prepared for this, naturists, just in case.
The schedule shows that Sunday’s performance will include a Q&A session afterwards. I’m sure discussions will follow each performance, but Sunday’s might be the lengthiest and most interesting.
Hopefully we’ll see you there!