JOHN KUNDERT

A planner, designer and builder of
Naturist Legacy Park
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (first half)

A first director and incorporator of
Naturist Legacy Inc.

Naturist Legacy Inc. president
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Naturist Legacy Inc. treasurer
2014 (first half)

Resigned from the board
July 1, 2014

These were interesting years.

Subsequent years have been
even more interesting.

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Manitoba nudist

In April of 2010, the current owners of the campground that hosted Crocus Grove Sun Club for the past 40 years decided to go textile for financial reasons.... With only $10,000 in the bank and few other tangible assets, the task of staying alive as a club and rebuilding at first looked impossible.... The club executive met and an amazing brainstorming session took place from which a whole new concept for social nudism in Manitoba was born!... Crocus Grove Sun Club officially evolved into Naturist Legacy Inc. on September 11, 2010.... Our business plan calls for financing in the form of membership fees paid forward and donations.... We estimate that we will require $250,000 to fund the full development of our project.... We eventually found and purchased what we believe to be the perfect property for our new home.
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Excerpts from "Crocus Grove Sun Club Rises From The Ashes To Become Naturist Legacy Inc." by John Kundert
The Bulletin, American Association for Nude Recreation, February 2011
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Manitoba naturist

It appears former members of the Crocus Grove nudist colony have found a new place to let it all hang out.... Many of the 60 members of the onetime clothing-optional getaway north of Beausejour pitched in to help buy 80 acres of farmland in the RM of Brokenhead, 10 kilometres east of Libau.... A group led by ___________ and John Kundert searched familiar surroundings and found the well-treed cattle pasture less than a half kilometre east of their old site, but on the south side of PR 317. The group purchased the property in September for an undisclosed but 'substantial' amount. The group is now in the process of having it serviced with hydro and are moving forward with plans for tent and mobile unit lots, a new pool, hiking trails, volleyball courts and a rec centre by the end of the summer.... Naturist Legacy is a private membership-based nonprofit corporation created to own and manage land held in trust for naturist use.
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Excerpts from "Nudists get new hangout" by Mark T. Buss
The Clipper Weekly, April 25, 2011
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Manitoba nudism

Manitoba nudists have a new place to enjoy their pastime. A piece of 80-acre land 10 km east of Libau has been purchased and has officially become Naturist Legacy, the legacy of Crocus Grove Sun Club, which for 40 years was Manitoba's premiere nudist club.... According to its website, Naturist Legacy believes in and supports the principle of providing a safe and secure environment where naturism suitable for all ages can be legally practiced in a natural and non-sexual setting. Modelled after a land trust (also known as a land conservancy), this new private non-profit corporation will both own and manage Naturist Legacy. The park will be open for use this summer, but John [Kundert] said it won't be until next year that actual facilities are available. Plans include the installation of bathrooms, a swimming pool, and eventually a clubhouse.
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Excerpts from "Nudists purchase new camp near Libau" by Marc Zienkiewicz
The Selkirk Journal, May 6, 2011
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Manitoba naturism

In early 2010, Manitoba's oldest landed naturist club lost its home of 40 years when the campground's owners decided to take it textile.... So how did we go from absolutely nothing to something quite amazing in just two short years? Countless hours of "outside the box" thinking and planning produced a solid business plan for a naturist park that inspired enough confidence in our members to both fund it and build it. We owe money only to ourselves, with not one thin dime owed to any external bank or lender.... Naturist Legacy's business structure is somewhat unique. It's not a "mom and pop" club, a co-op or a commercial, for-profit corporation. We are instead a membership-based non-profit (non-share) corporation. No one "owns" Naturist Legacy. It's governed and managed by a board of directors (elected by the membership), who are in turn governed by the corporation's by-laws.
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Excerpts from "Manitoba's Naturist Legacy is open for business" by the Naturist Legacy Board
Going Natural magazine, Winter 2012-13
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