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AVA: America's Walking Club



Why Give?"

I give to AVA because it is an organization that gives back to me. That sounds like a selfish statement, but I have reaped the benefits of being a volkssporter for the past 20 years and want AVA to grow in the future.

-I have done volkswalks in all 50 states and in more than 20 other countries. It is a great way, and inexpensive way, to travel. A volkswalk in a city or other part of the country will highlight the historic, scenic, and/or significant nature of the area.

-I have gained many new friends in my local club and the world. Walking may be our common link, but you soon are involved together in other social activities too.

-I have maintained a level of fitness that I would not have if I didn’t regularly do volkswalks. Yes, I could walk without volkssporting, but volkssporting gives me a reason to walk."

-----Anonymous AVA Member
Give online April 27 - May 4, 2017. Or you can send check to AVA National Office anytime through the months of April and May.  






2017 Convention Online and Mail-In Registration Instructions

Online registration for the 20th AVA Biennial Convention opened February 1, 2017, and will run until midnight April 30, 2017. To register online click here.

If you prefer not to register online or need help registering online, please call the Convention Message Line at 303-785-6177 and leave a message with your name and number and we will contact you as soon as possible to assist. If you have access to email you may also contact us at info@2017AVAConvention.org and we will get right back to you. Although we do not have a mail-in registration form you can register by mail by calling the Convention Message Line. They will register for you online and advise on the mail in payment process.

You may also register onsite at the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana on June 7th – 9th, 2017. The prices are listed on the Convention Registration page shown above.The convention events will be from June 5th, 2017 through June 11th, 2017.

The Convention headquarters will be at the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana, located on 1223 Mullowney Lane.



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