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Author of Nudist Site. Cofounder of Naturist Portal. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid read er. Feminist. 70% vegan, 30% vegetarian. When I’m not active eating, I am writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other interesting topics. I like feedback, so plz leave a comment when you have got something to say! Bill Schroer Goes on The Record About Being Fired By AANR
and AANR Naturist Clubs Ratings And Update On The Firing Of Bill Schroer.
For people who mightn’t know, Bill was recruited by http://wwwthoun.com/most-popular/ . He went through the interview procedure and then was hired by the American Association For Nude Recreation – AANR. It was during the previous administration when Susan Weaver was president of AANR. He was fired October 15 by AANR’s new president, Beverly Price.
I asked Bill how he felt about being approached and subsequently hired, last May, as their new executive director.
His response was as follows:
“I considered the job a privilege. I ‘ve been involved with naked recreation for several years and was truly honored to be given such a great chance. I ‘d also like to mention which I enjoyed working with the AANR staff who are a fantastic and committed group of people.”
Ever since the news came out about AANR firing Bill Schroer, there continues to be endless speculation and yak about what occurred. There also have been lots of personal attacks and claims about Bill that just didn’t appear to add up. So naturally, I was really happy when Bill agreed to have a sit down with me and explain once and for all his perspective about what occurred. In this post I ‘ll do my very best to explain the main issues and correct any misconceptions that I ‘ve been able to verify centered on my conversation with Bill, together with other sources from within AANR (many of whom who were reluctant to be named or go on the record).
So what actually happened? Let’s start in the day Bill’s contract with AANR was terminated.
Bill Schroer Goes On The Record About AANR
On October 15 at 8:00 in the morning, Bill was sitting by his computer in his office when recently elected president of AANR, Beverly Price, walked into the room accompanied by Julie Erlenmeyer, who’s on the Board of AANR Florida. (I presume that Beverly brought Julie in as a witness and because she works in Human Resources at a neighborhood theme park.)
Beverly turned to Bill and only said that AANR decided to terminate his employment contract – and that was that. Bill, quite shocked by her statement, didn’t put up a fight nor assert. He simply acknowledged it, collected his things, said goodbye to the staff and walked out.
Since Bill accepted what she said without any argument, I requested him to describe why. Here is what he said:
It was not until after I learned the board had not been educated. I may have responded differently had I known then what I know now.”
Since, predicated on the AANR bylaws, just the board could terminate the ED’s contract, I tried to determine why Beverly acted on her own, clearly in violation of AANR’s own rules. Since Bill had no information to supply, I had to look elsewhere to find the answer.
After some conversations with folks within / close to AANR, I started to get the feeling that Beverly, for whatever reason, simply determined that she no longer needed him there. Nevertheless, the Board had a scheduled meeting only a month away. Why not wait and present her case to the board? I simply couldn’t comprehend the rush to action, especially since that action was in clear breach of AANR’s own bylaws?
Not only did he feel that she would not have been able to get the motion passed, he went to say that based on his understanding / feeling, Beverly did not need to have to justify her actions to the board with Bill in the room.
* Bill, nonetheless refused to suppose.
Maybe realizing that she had overstepped her bounds, Beverly brought up the vote on terminating Bill’s contract five days later in an emergency telephone meeting with the Board (the motion to terminate passed 10 to 4).
This really is an indication that about 30% did not agree with her actions and were courageous enough to cast their vote in a fashion that revealed their true feelings.
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