American Volkssport Association (AVA) 19th Annual Convention

2015 Biennial Convention

June 13 – 21, 2015

Salem, Oregon

Save these dates for some walking adventures.  Details will follow once available

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Walking Convention

The convention fun is over for another two years.  The next convention will be in 2015 and it is scheduled to be in Salem, Oregon.

Some figures from the walking events of this year’s Convention:

Clearwater Beach,  April 27,  330 people participated.
Hillsborough River State Park,  April 28,  330 people participated.

Winter Park,  April 29,  352 people participated.

Titusville Fox Lake Sanctuary,  April 30,  386 people participated

Christmas Wetlands Park,  May 1,  385 people participated

Leesburg,  May 2,  405 people participated (and walked in the rain to do it)

Orlando,  May 3,  405 people participated

DeLand,  May 4,  297 people participated

Daytona Beach,  May 5,  257 people participated.  And this is the event that I liked the best.

In addition to the walks there were socials where people gathered for food and fun.  Picture from the American Wanderer Newspaper.

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There was a silent auction and raffles to raise money for the American Volkssport Association (AVA).  There was a workshop to train clubs on creating maps for their walks.

There was also the AVA business meeting where new officers were elected and other decisions were voted on.  There was also a memorial to members who’d passed away since the last convention.  Then there was the presentations of recognition awards for a variety of meritorious service.  Winners of the photography contest were announced as was the winners of the the club website awards.  There were also prizes for the best club logo, club mascot, club newsletter, and event brochure.

There were over 230 walking clubs nationwide represented at the above meetings.  If you are a walker mark your calendar for June 13-21 and come join us in Salem, Oregon.

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Deland Convention Event 5/4

I missed posting these pictures from our walk in the pretty town of Deland.  This town is home to Stetson University.  We walked on city streets and on the campus.  Nice walk.

 

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Daytona Beach 11K

The last event was on Daytona Beach.  We started out with sprinkles and then it cleared up and we had a great walk.

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Orlando Convention Event

It was a beautiful day!  Only partly cloudy and not too hot.  Walk was very interesting.

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Leesburg Convention Event

It was a little soggy today.  Rained for most of the walk, but the down pour held off until we were finished.  There were still a lot of other walkers out there that had to finish in that stuff.

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Orlando Wetlands at Christmas, FL

This was a good volksmarching event.  It was an 11K around a series of lakes where we looked for gators and were rewarded with several sightings.  We saw deer also but I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture of them.

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