Members make our mission possible
Through your membership you support our mission to promote and organize noncompetitive fitness activities that encourage lifelong fun, fitness, and friendship for all ages and abilities.
Beyond that, members enjoy meeting new people, are motivated to walk more, and are notified of special member-only walks and events.
Monthly electronic newsletter.
Email alerts about special events, weekend trips, and trips through the Midwest.
Printed calendar and guide to events.
Opportunities to join organized tours to out of town events such as the AVA National Biennial Conventions.
Select the membership that is right for you.
Individual | $10 One Year
Benefits for one named person.
Family | $12 One Year
Benefits for multiple named adults and dependents living in the same household.
America's Walking Club
Our national organization has a searchable database of over 2,500 events. The best way to know when and where unique events are about to happen is to visit their website at ava.org.
We recommend that you join America's Walking Club to get their quarterly newsletter filled with news, pictures, and stories of special events.
While weather permits, we will meet outside on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM for a business meeting and friendship. The meeting location will be published in the newsletter and on the website. Bring a chair, bug spray, and water. We will be sitting far apart to protect our health. There will not be a program or refreshments.
Before the weather turns cold, we will decide how and if we can meet in person.
Aug 17 Gray’s Lake, John Grubb Lane, Des Moines. Follow the road to the end (far) parking lot. Come early and do the Des Moines Waterways walk (walk box will be at the meeting). Bring bug spray, water, and a chair.
Sept 21 Legion Park, 301 Vine St, West Des Moines. Come early and do the West Des Moines Historic Valley Junction walk (walk box will be at the meeting). Bring bug spray, water, and a chair.
NOTE: This will be a coin drive—pay with your change! People have not been spending coins at places like laundromats, banks, restaurants, or shops because the businesses are closed, or people are not visiting them as often as they were before the pandemic. There’s a coin shortage!
Many hands make small work
Good people are hard to find.
Do you want to help but feel that you don't have enough experience? We’ll be at your side while you gain knowledge. Worried about the time commitment? You can volunteer for a couple of hours once a year, or more frequently as it fits into your schedule.
Contact any of the officers with your questions.
Please lend a hand:
Attend more events.
Invite a friend to join you.
Organize a new walk or bike ride.
Join a committee: Membership , PR and Social Media, Branding, 20 in 2020, Travel
Answer questions at a community fair or present to community organizations.
Work the registration table at a special event.
Create a walk or ride, or be a contact for an existing one.
Run for office.
Help anywhere you see a need.