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October 27, 2012 – Pam Begins Executing Her Duties As An Honoray Mayor Candidate

11 am – Attended Fancy Frock ribbon-cutting ceremony. This was my first in an on-going series of “highly encouraged” appearances.  The unique selection of gowns and dresses made me want to say “Yes” to all of the dresses.  Honorary Mayor candidates are encouraged to attend all chamber functions and to promote Shop Local First.   Candidates are asked to create and promote their own fundraisers.  [see associated post – Honorary Mayor’s Race Rules]

3 pm – Later in the day I attended the Pet Halloween Costume Contest hosted by East-West Animal Hospital at Seneca Apartments in Lutz.  This is FUN!

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Links to Endorsements and Supporters

“A vote for candidate Pam Oakes is a vote for the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce and increased tourism and business in Pasco county.” – George Clamp, Owner of Great Britain Tile

Please let me know how I can help your Pasco County Business or club! I am available to appear at your event, give a presentation on my platform issues, OR let’s create an event!

Thank You!   To the Generous Individuals and Businesses listed below.       May your generosity be returned to you manyfold….

Goods or Services

  • Pizza Villa –  % of Proceeds in January to Campaign, Food Supplier for 1/22/13 Toast of the Town Fundraiser – $100 Gift Basket [Winner:  Ron Raimondi], FREE Event 4 Kidz Fundraiser 12/22/12 – email
  • Cooper Financial – Host location for 1/22/13 Toast of the Town Fundraiser, wine and other supplies – Cooper-Financial.com
  • Under The Sun Boutique – Vendor Space Como Blues Fest – $100 Gift Basket [Winner: Joey & Cindy Young] – Under The Sun Boutique
  • Kevin Tambling – Web Design & Photography Accelerated Global – SEO, Web and Marketing ServicesLinkedIn, Raffle Items
  • David Apostle – DFA International, LLC, Consulting – email
  • Kelly Feldkamp – Tax Preparation
  • Blenus Martin – Photography, Graphic Design, Computer Repair – email
  • Mark Banjak – Graphic Design & Promos
  • Andrea Webb – Banner Eagle Photos – email
  • Pasco County Recycling – Promo Items – email
  • Nusa SUN – Advertising – email
  • Julie Rinaldi – LOLA (advertising) – email
  • Wyndy Olson – Logo Artistry, Face painting at Pizza Villa FREE Event for Kidz
  • Point to Point Printingemail
  • Bill Pawson – RPM Printing email
  • Creative Printing – Printing – email
  • Target Super Store (Lutz) Candy for Pizza Villa FREE Event for Kidz
  • Ierna’s Heating & Cooling – Doggie Christmas Gift Basket – $50 Gift Basket [Winner:  Patty Turrell] Ierna’s Heating & Cooling
  • Quality Care Automotive Center– Raffle Items – qualitycareautocenter.com
  • Mark Vesh – VESH Catering cateredbyvesh.com
  • D & D Pressure Washing – Raffle Items – ddpressurewash.com
  • Bay Cities Bank/Lutz Branch – Novelty Give-away Items
  • Advance Auto Parts – Raffle Items – email
  • Anthony V. Masella, Jr. – Photography – OurTownFLA.com
  • Deb Bowen – Entertainment – email
  • Joyce’s Teirs of Joy Garden Art – Raffle Items – email
  • All Smiles Denistry – Raffle Items
  • Evolutions of Beauty – Raffle Items
  • Gateway Chiropractic – Raffle Items
  • Rosane Gibson – Life Coach – Raffle Items
  • Karri Sheltons Hair Studio – Raffle Items
  • Copperstone Exec. Suitescopperstone.info – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Music Fest Sponsor
  • McFarlane’s Appliances Centermcfarlanesappliance.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Sponsor
  • Sun n’ Fun Realty, Inc.sunnfunrealty.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Sponsor
  • Hungry Harry’s BBQhhbbq.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Sponsor
  • Arbea – Fraternal Order of Police (FOP 29) – pascofop.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Gift Certificates
  • Gordon – Fraternal Order of Police (FOP 29) and 2 of his Boy Scouts – Labor, Parking Attendants
  • Lake Como Family Nudist Resortlakecomonaturally.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Under the Sun BoutiqueUnder The Sun Boutique – Gifts/Certificates
  • Kevin TamblingAccelerated Global – SEO Audit Certificates
  • Ling Christensen – Campaign Manager/Accelerated Global
  • Karri Shelton’s Hair Studio – (813) 817-3451 – Gifts/Certificates
  • Gateway Chiropracticgatewaychiropractic.net – Gifts/Certificates
  • All Smiles Dentistryallsmilestampabay.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • D&D Power Washingddpressurewash.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • New Tung Tung 2 Chinese Restaurantnewtungtung2.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Keeleys Custom Marine Cover & Upholstery – (813) 727-6199 – Gifts/Certificates
  • Hello Beautifulhello-beautiful-boutique.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • J. Joseph Salonjjosephsalon.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • All Tune and Lubealltuneandlubelandolakes.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Pasco Iron & Metalpascoironandmetal.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • RPM Printersrpm2print.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Dunkin Donuts – Land O’ Lakes/Lutz – Event Food
  • Winn Dixie – Land O’ Lakes/Lutz – Gift Certificates
  • Home Depot – Carrollwood – % off event supplies
  • Office Depot – Carrollwood – % off event supplies
  • Sams Club – Carrollwood – % off event supplies

Volunteers

  • Shane Boyd
  • Ling Christensen
  • Kevin Tambling
  • Cindy Palmer
  • Chuck & Roberta Farrow
  • Judi Miller
  • Kim Norman
  • Cathy Winters
  • Brenda Netz
  • Deb Z.
  • Jill Gravino
  • Mallika Albert
  • Jean Clark
  • Linda Kaye “The Pink Chick”
  • Paul Tucker
  • Amanda Malhoit “Former Honorary Mayor”
  • ReneVanHout
  • Cyndi Kerrigan
  • Renee Christian
  • Mary Martin
  • Santa Claus
  • Claudia Harris
  • Jim & Hilda Holt
  • Bob & Carolyn Van
  • Larry & Jeanne Icenogle
  • Bill & Sharon Wascher
  • Reid & Margaret Wilson
  • Xzanthia LaRiviere
  • P.J. Medina
  • Melinda Asbel

My Donors

  • Peggy Oakes thanks Mom
  • Lake Como Family Nudist Park & Community website
  • Dan & Deb Nockels
  • Patrick Lowe
  • Carl Young (IN)
  • Beth & Gerry Harding
  • Sun-n-Fun Realty – website
  • Jack and Sally Dupree
  • Carol Carson
  • Michael Bolton
  • Mark Trierweiler (MI)
  • Pink
  • Frederick Richards (NY)
  • Ken McCalvey
  • Lake Como Blues Festival (60 Individual Donations)
  • Margie A. Merrill
  • Chuck & Roberta Farrow
  • Anonymous
  • Anna Steneker
  • John & Timberly Newcomer
  • Bob & Carolyn
  • Traditions on the Green (19 Individual Donations)
  • Bill & Sharon Wascher
  • Gary McDonald CoastToCoastSolar.com
  • Jim Miller
  • Dan & Cindy Palmer
  • Sean Hall
  • Judy B.
  • Lin Malzone
  • Pizza Villa FREE Event 4 Kidz (Countless Individual Donations)
  • Nautical Nudists
  • Jack Rinaldi
  • George & Ela Dybicki
  • Bill Engle
  • Doug Stuart
  • Ted DeLong
  • Kevin & Shannon Young
  • Ian & Debi Hunter
  • Dale Harp & Edie Jones
  • Rich & Julianne Pasco
  • Bob K.
  • Lisa Caruso
  • Mark & Jane Gamble
  • Tim Sullivan
  • Keith Eschelman
  • Nancy & Bob Moore
  • Toast of the Town (79 Individual Donations)
  • Housewalk Home Hosts (6 Households)
  • Housewalkers (120 Individual Donations)
  • Paradise Pines RV Park Friday Meet & Greet Group
  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Music Festies
  • Greg & Janet Gunnels
  • Fred D.
  • Charlotte & L.J.’s Houseguests
  • Clothes Closet Shoppers (Countless Individual Donations)
  • D. Nemeth
  • Kurt K.
  • Pam Taynor Colker

Volunteers for the In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Event

  • The Lint Rollers Band – Joey Donovan, George Valaes, Mike Cusumano and Dennis Toerpe
  • Ling Christensen, Campaign Manager
  • Skip & Susan Palmer
  • Mallika Albert
  • Robert Farnell
  • Christine & Brad Shattuck
  • Nicola Johnsen
  • Jane & Mark Gamble
  • Lin Malzone
  • Kim Armentrout
  • Frank Pridgen
  • Sarah Sprague
  • Irma Tieger
  • Chris Pawlowicz
  • Gary Moore
  • Deborah Bogan
  • Dave Fuson
  • Cyndi Kerrigan
  • Amanda Malhoit
  • Nancy Moore
  • Nora Rusch
  • Sandy & Bill Neuwirth
  • Rosane Gibson
  • Randy Gailit
  • Kevin Tambling
  • Arbea Bond
  • Gordon Bond

Vendors for the In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Event

Marquee Sign Supporters

The election is over. Thank You for donating!

Pam Oakes is Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes for 2013/2014 raising $8291.25 for the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, with 10 percent to the Mayor’s choice of charity!

Peace, Love, Unity & Respect,

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“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has”. — Margaret Mead

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Hi Everybody,

The old-timers on the Lansing (MI) Fire Department will whimsically recall this new recruits uniformed a** (literally!), up in the air most mornings, bent over the big trash bins, digging through, picking out the recyclables.  It was before curbside recycling service and big fancy bins and such (1983).  I eventually placed and maintained recycling containers (cardboard boxes) in all 9 fire houses.   Now, LFD has curbside recycling.  And you do too!

Pasco County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer L. Seney, FMN, FMG reminds us all to “Curb Your Blues”. Not that it isn’t excellent and timeless advice, but she’s not referring to putting your depression on hold.  Moreover, she’s encouraging us to use those attractive Blue Bags for curbside recycling.  Thanks for all that you do, Jennifer, and of your tireless Pasco County Utilities Fiscal & Business Services Department teams over there in New Port Richey.  Thanks also goes to Eric Keaton and Ed Caum of Pasco County Tourism Development Office, who just today at the PascoCounty.com/7th Annual Tourism Summit  reiterated the close link between tourism and maintaining a pristine environment.

Pasco County has long served as a quintessential family vacation destination, also known as the Southernmost County on Florida’s Nature Coast.  Whos motto is ‘It’s Only Natural‘,  her natural ‘eco.tunities‘, international sporting events and Gulf coastal attractions [see: Vimeo.com/Nature Coast FAM], do just that  ~attract ~  a lucky several hundred thousand adventure seeking visitors each year from all reaches of the world.   As John Webb, President of Florida Sports proudly pronounces “Florida ~ Where the World comes to Play”.  To me, this also begs the difficult question.  “How can we develop our (tourism) resources while still protecting our parks and communities ~ our environment?”

Some statistics show that for every 82 tourists, 1 job is created.  But what kind of impact does that same amount of visitors have on the environment?  Theodore Roosevelt once said “Conservation means development as much as it does protection, but the nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired in value.”  So, in addition to awareness and education on the subjects of Tourism and Naturism, the Environment will be a concurrent theme during my tenure if I am elected as Honorary Mayor of Land O’Lakes and for the multitudes of trips around the sun into the ever after.  I would propose to Jennifer that we work closely to understand, and perhaps, take the lead in managed growth as it relates to the tourism industry.  What are they doing over there in Polk?  I’d like to hear how they’re handling  these types of things.  From what I heard at the Pasco County Tourism Summit today, I gather very well.

Kudos to Eric and Ed for an all-star line-up again this year.  It’s my 3rd Summit.  I enjoy seeing faces, known and new, and come away with new perspectives on a myriad of complex subjects concerning tourism.   Each year very different, and always informative.   Eric and Ed say good-bye to our beloved Colleen, and a cheery hello to their new assistant, Audrey.  Her inaugural Summit, Audrey’s performance was a stellar  display of efficiency and good old fashioned Southern hospitality .  Friendly as a puppy, I think she is happy to have found a new ‘home’.   Best wishes Audrey!

Peace, Love, Unity & Respect,

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Oakes 4 O’Lakes
P.O. Box 2975
L.O.L. 34639
pamoakeslol@gmail.com

“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.  In fact, it is the only thing that ever has”.  — Margaret Mead

For more information please call Pasco County Recycling (727) 847-8041 or visit www.pascocountyutilities.com

A Pam Promise: I will make every attempt to offer recycling at any events that I organize and encourage others to follow Pasco County’s commitment to the environment. See HOW TO OPTIMIZE RECYCLING AT YOUR PASCO COUNTY EVENT.

Classifieds:  I am actively seeking Volunteers  in many areas to assist with the Pam Oakes 4 Land O’Lakes campaign which runs through to its conclusion in March 2013 at the Central Pasco Business Expo.  Please contact me at pamoakesLOL@gmail.com

Classifieds:  Intern Opportunities!!!  Volunteer Recycling Coordinator and as many elves as possible to assist a small town hopeful.  Apply at pamoakesLOL@gmail.com

Classifieds:  Your Ad Could Be Here!   Contact:  Classified Ad Department pamoakesLOL@gmail.com

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Nekkid Chef

Pam Oakes, The Nekkid Chef

Pam Oakes, The Nekkid Chef

Pam Oakes, Nekkid Chef

As a regular  Nusa SUN Magazine contributor for 2 years, my column, What’s Up Now Pam?  chronicled my journey from a rambunctious youth to a trailblazing firefighter.  Also, the how, when and why I adopted the naturist lifestyle nearly 20 year ago.

20 Easy to Prepare Delicious and Nutritious Recipes for the Au Natural Chef in YOU!

This Special Edition of Nusa SUN Magazine is a collection of my favorite What’s Up Now Pam? columns as Nusa’s Health & Fitness writer Nekkid Chef.  Witness my personal transformation from premature poor health to optimal health as I ‘bare’ my soul through my humorous take on life and epicurial anecdotes.  Beautifully illustrated color photos, I impersonate over a dozen famous  females of stage, film and history!

  • Includes Gluten Free & Vegan Recipes
  • Nudist Resort Living
  • 20% of Proceeds to Charity

What’s Up Now Pam?” was a popular column in Nusa SUN Magazine from 2010-2012.  As a Nekkid Chef, I’m currently on hiatus from my regular health & fitness column to pursue community service work as a volunteer for The Pasco International Tourism Committee (P.I.T.), a subcommittee of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce.  Nusa SUN has partnered with P.I.T. Committee to promote it’s international naturist tourism efforts and frequently features stories in this colorful and fun, informative and edgy magazine serving the largest nudist community in the world.

Note:  Pam is not a professional nutritionist or chef.

Pam Oakes - Naked Chef ad

Pam Oakes – Naked Chef ad

Up, up and away!

Up, Up and Away! Photo by Images jimmaloy@gmail.com
Nusa SUN’s Nekkid Chef, Pam Oakes hands off winning tickets to an ecstatic Valerie Finch for a FREE Naked Hot Air Balloon Ride as witnessed by Jessica Warren of American Balloons on Hwy 41 in Land O’ Lakes. Valerie is a resident at Caliente and the owner of Tails A Waggin’ Pet Sitting Service. Pam ran the free offer contest during the summer sales of her Special Edition of Nusa SUN entitled The Best of Pam Oakes. Once a popular column in Nusa SUN, this Nekkid Chef will toss her chef’s hat into the ring and is announcing her bid for Honorary Mayor of Land O’ Lakes.

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DOLLAR$ = VOTES = WIN!

Vote Early! Vote Often!

The Central Pasco Honorary Mayor’s Race is a Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce fundraising tradition and is held solely for the purpose of raising donation funds for the Chamber. There is no political office that is won. There is no salary or compensation for serving as Honorary Mayor. The Chamber members who run, do so for fun and to fund raise for the Chamber and to create some visibility for themselves and their business.

Whichever candidate collects the most donations for the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce by the Community Spotlight/Expo March 15 & 16 2013 WINS!

“100% of all monetary contributions become the property of the  Central Pasco Chamber” – Honorary Mayor Ground Rules

The election is over. Thank You for donating!

Pam Oakes is Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes for 2013/2014 raising $8291.25 for the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, with 10 percent to the Mayor’s choice of charity.

Thank You for Your Vote of Confidence and Support of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce!

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“I Want You To Vote….”; Photo by Blenus Martin
Pam Oakes is excited about her candidacy for Honorary Mayor of Land O’Lakes. This race is a Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce fundraising tradition

“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.  In fact, it is the only thing that ever has”.  — Margaret Mead

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The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Honorary Mayor Tradition

This race is a Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce fundraising tradition. There is no political office to be won. But winners we all shall be if I am elected. If elected, I will be steadfast in my efforts to promote all businesses, and help keep Pasco County beautiful so she may continue to be the quintessential family vacation destination. In the words of a recent visitor from London, England “The people here have been so warm and accommodating. This is your greatest asset when welcoming visitors to Pasco County, you know. It is this upbeat spirit you have that has made our experience so very special” – Dr. Steve Pierpoint.

Join me now in my ‘dash for the sash’ and please consider to Shop Local!

Peace, Love, Unity & Respect,

Pam Oakes signature
Oakes 4 O’ Lakes
P.O. Box 2975
L.O.L. 34639
pamoakeslol@gmail.com

“The Central Pasco Honorary Mayor’s Race is a Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce fundraising tradition and is held solely for the purpose of raising donation funds for the Chamber. There is no political office that is won. There is no salary or compensation for serving as Honorary Mayor. The Chamber members, who run, do so for fun and to fund raise for the Chamber and to create some visibility for themselves and their business.”
– from Honorary Mayor Ground Rules 2012 rev Sept.

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What is Naturism?

All are welcome so long as they respect others and our natural beach environment. You can take your own time to adjust. Of course it isn’t polite to stare, but if you look around you’ll see a wide range of shapes and ages.

How can you describe the experience of naturism?

  • Becoming one with Nature and nature’s God as the sun warms your body and the water caresses your skin
  • A feeling of liberation as you shed your status, pretensions and fears along with your clothes, and learn to ‘be at home in your own skin’
  • Nudity as freedom, not as exhibitionism, voyeurism or exploitation
  • A return to Eden in the company of family and friends

The thousands of naturists (nudists) who live and work in Pasco and surrounding county’s, in addition to the equal number of annual visitors seeking a Nakation (naked vacation) have pumped millions of dollars into the local economy for over 70 years. “Did you know that Pasco area naturists are of the largest donors to the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank Feeding Tampa Bay, and are the largest donors in a tri-county area of live giving blood? According to Cindy St. Lawrence of Florida Blood Services we are,” says Pam Oakes.

Recommended:  Paul’s LeValley’s book Naturists: Upholders of Strong Family Values

Above quotes from SFFB’s Guidebook to the Naturist Beach

Watch here for future articles on:
• Naturist Etiquette
• Women & Naturism

Links:
www.AANR.com
www.naturisteducation.org

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