Latest news from the American Volkssport Association, a national walking organization.


AVA: America's Walking Club

Leading the Way to 70K!

Raised: $72,711

Goal: $70,000

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How Will 2018 Big Give Funds Be Used? You Make the Call!
This year you can earmark your Big Give contribution to be applied towards the work of any of the AVA committees listed below. If you will be sending a check by mail note in the memo line the name of the committee you would like to earmark your contribution for. If you are making an online contribution on the Big Give website write in the name of the committee in the comment section of the donation page.

AVA Big Give Committees You Can Earmark Your Contribution For
Publicity-To develop a national publicity campaign & purchase marketing materials for the AVA and Clubs
Club Development-To support struggling clubs and help develop new clubs
Programs-To develop new programs for existing and potential new members
Membership-To develop new membership benefits and services
National Programs-To develop new national programs and events
Information & Technology-To support upgrades and advancements of AVA systems like convention registration, AVA database, AVA website, online startbox, etc.
General Operations-These funds will be used to support all areas of the organization

A New Virtual Online Program (VOP) beginning May 1, 2018
Tour of Italy - VOP
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Appalachian Trail Join us as we hike portions of the Appalachian Trail, America's first National Scenic Trail. Pristine lakes, rugged peaks and quiet forests await us.

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401K Invest in Your Health Thank you to our sponsors.

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If you are doing any Holiday Traveling you might want to take advantage of the Red Roof Inn discount for AVA members and their families and support the AVA!
The AVA will receive 5% of all room revenues when you book at a Red Roof Inn using the Volume Plus Number (623002)! Red Roof’ Inn’s great rates and quality rooms means that you won’t be breaking the bank to afford a comfortable room. Through the American Volkssport Association , Red Roof Inn is also offering additional value. When you book your reservation using Volume Plus Number 623002, you’ll save 15% off Red Roof Inn’s Best Available rate. Red Roof Inn’s Volume Plus Number works just like an online coupon code. Use this link — https://www.redroof.com/deals/partner/American_Volkssport_Association — and Red Roof Inn’s online discount code will automatically be filled in for you! Or go to www.RedRoof.com to make a reservation. All you have to do to receive a discount at participating inns is enter Volume Plus Number 623002 in the VP+ / ID # slot. You can also make a reservation with an inn directly by calling 1-800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663). You are required to provide the Volume Plus Number 623002 to the reservationist when you make your reservation, BEFORE arriving at any Red Roof Inn property


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