Why become a club member?
- Club members can vote for club officers and for the annual Walker of the Year award.
- Club members get a discount on the Annual Dinner and other club events.
- Club members take $1 off the cost of walking a Year Round Event for credit more than once in a year’s time.
- Club members also receive the newsletter, Footsteps, and are recognized for their birthdays, anniversaries and walking achievements.
- Finally, by being a club member, you help support the costs of running the club, from rental fees to technology costs.
How do I become a club member?
What does it cost to walk and where does the money go?
Why all the German?
How do you pronounce the club’s name?
- Nebraska – like the state
- Wander – like the English verb, “to wander”
- Freunde – “froyn’ duh” – German for “Friends”
- Trailblazers – “trayl’ blay zers”
So, what’s Volkssporting?
What is the AVA and the IVV?
How do I become a member of the AVA?
Membership in the AVA is separate, and not required to walk any of our club’s or any other clubs’ walks, but is encouraged. By doing so, you receive The American Wanderer, published every quarter, full of information about walks and events across the country and about Special Programs for walking. AVA Associate Membership also supports the national organization and its administrative functions.
What are Special Programs?
Special Programs are sponsored by AVA member clubs, and create excitement and appeal and a little extra challenge for walkers. Typically, programs are organized around a theme, such as walking all 50 states, or taking part in a walk that goes past a historic or quirky feature. Sponsoring clubs set the rules, such as walking a set number of events that qualify for the special program, the cost of the program and award special patches or pins to celebrate the completion of the program.
The NWFT has sponsored Walking the Lincoln Highway program in several states in the past, and will partner with the Greater Des Moines Volkssport Association to sponsor the “Walk 20 in 20 Program”, walking 20 different Iowa State Parks in 2020.
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