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.

Member Benefits

  • 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

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.

Sept 21 Legion Park, 301 Vine St, West Des Moines. Come as early as 4:30 pm 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!


Jan 20     Minutes

Feb 17     Minutes

Mar 16     Canceled

Apr 20     Canceled 

May 18    Canceled

June 22   Canceled

July 20     Minutes

Aug 20     Minutes

Sep 21

Oct 19

Nov 23

Dec 21



Jan 21   Minutes

Feb 18   Minutes

Mar 18   Minutes

Apr 15   Minutes

May 20                               

June      No Meeting

July 15   Minutes

Aug 19   Minutes     

Sept 16  Minutes

Oct 21    Minutes

Nov 18   Minutes

Dec 16   Christmas Party Potluck


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.


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