IOWA'S WALKING CLUB AT A GLANCE
GDMVA, Iowa's Walking Club sponsors walks and bike rides based on the the concept of "volksporting." Volkssporting started in Germany and, simply defined, is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing. You choose when to participate, and can participate in the sport at your own pace. Walking – also called “volksmarching” – is the most popular of all the volkssporting activities.
Routes often include historic and scenic sites. Trails are carefully laid out and marked and easy to follow directions or maps are provided. Trails are rated based upon the challenge the route presents. The designated Start Point is open for several hours to allow you to begin your volkssporting adventure at your leisure. Trails have checkpoints along the route and are monitored for security and safety.
In the volkssporting tradition, you frequently find volkssporters gathered at the Finish Point where they take time to enjoy friends, and at some events, entertainment or refreshments.
Iowa's Walking Club is a non-profit run 100% by volunteers. The club was established in 1985 and has more than 150 members. We are associated with the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV).
All of our events:
Are open to everyone - you don't have to be a member to participate.
Are non-competitive - go at your own pace.
Can be done on your schedule.
Can be done for a nominal cost ($2-$3)
We meet on the third Monday of each month for a business meeting, guest speaker, food, and conversation. Meetings are held at 6:30 PM at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines St, Des Moines. Map Street parking is available; members have access to off-street parking.
Jan 21 Minutes
Feb 18 Minutes
Mar 18 Minutes
Apr 15 Minutes
June No Meeting
July 15 Minutes
Aug 19 Minutes
Sept 16 Minutes
Oct 21 Minutes
Dec 16 Christmas Party Potluck, 6:00-9:30 PM
Iowa's Walking Club is run by volunteers. The term for the officers runs from July 1 to June 30.
President. Diana Ronk 515.491.8903 email@example.com
Vice President. Jan Knock 641.340.0114 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary. Barb Stone 515.249.5594 email@example.com
Treasurer. Susan Pinneke 515-277-3653 firstname.lastname@example.org
Historians. Phyllis Olson and Norma Wessel 515-270-6920 email@example.com
Director of Strategic Planning. Nora Hudson 435-640-4982 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Programs. Deb Gaskins 515-238-2486 email@example.com