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.​



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. 

Refreshments are provided.


Jan 20     Minutes

Feb 17     Minutes

Mar 16     Canceled

Apr 20     Canceled 

May 18    Barb S

June 22   Norma W and Phyllis O

July 20     Diana R

Aug 20     Jan D 

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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