Club News from November Meeting

First – did you get our most recent newsletter by email? Club members get the full newsletter emailed directly to them, hot off the press, errr, computer desktop!  See it here:  November – December 2019 Newsletter

Our annual Pie Walk is coming up this Saturday, November 9th, from 9 a.m. to noon (off the trail by 3 p.m.) at Countryside Community Church at 13130 Faith Plaza, Omaha, NE (132nd and Pacific).  $2 for Fun Walkers, $3 for book stampers.  Oh – and be sure to bring a pie to share! Extra pies donated go to New Visions, a homeless shelter in Council Bluffs.  (Hint: refrigerated pies don’t transport well after the walk, but we love to sample them after walking!). 

Later this month, club members will have the opportunity to vote for our 2019 “Walker of the Year”, for our 2020 slate of officers and for an amendment to our bylaws.  “WOTY” nominees are listed in the newsletter and Club President Lee sent out an email this morning about officers and the proposed amendment.  Voting will be by electronic ballot, mail (for those without email access) and by paper ballot at our December 2nd meeting for those who have not already voted.

Our club is still planning to make an outing of the Le Mars, Iowa Seasonal Walk – see the Le Mars, Iowa December 7th outing announcement for all of the details.  Thank you to club members Denene Turner and Sandy Spaulding for putting this together! Maybe they deserve an extra scoop of that great Blue Bunny Ice Cream while on the 5k/10k walk?  

October – November events

Saturday, October 15 – Shelby, IA Meet and Eat  We will start walking at 10 a.m., so arrive 15 minutes to sign paperwork and pay the $3 fee ($1.50 for Fun Walkers).  If you drive yourself, park on the north side of The Corn Crib (the gas station that look like a barn just north of the interstate on the west side)  Carpools from Westroads at 8-8:15 or Mall of the Bluffs at 8:45.  We will have lunch at the Corn Crib after the walk.

Saturday, October 29 – Lincoln, NE  Hosted by the Lincoln Volkssport Club The walk starts from the City Impact Building, 1035 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE. Start times are 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and you must be off the trail by 12:45 p.m. The 5k and 10k trails go through Wyuka Cemetery and surround neighborhoods. $3 fee.

Sunday, Oct. 30 -Pie Walk workers’ walk  Meet at 1:45 at New Cassel parking lot near the auditorium (lower level parking area on the north).  We will start walking at 2. Exact change of $3 per person ($1.50 for Fun Walkers) is appreciated.

Saturday, Nov. 4 – Pie walk starting at New Cassel  See the list of volunteers needed for this walk (at the end).  There is no refrigerator in the auditorium, so if you bring a cream pie, please make arrangements to keep it cool.

Monday, Nov. 7 – meeting at Morning Star Lutheran Church at 7 p.m.  Speaker will be from the Kim Foundation.  We are still accepting nominations for walker of the year.  Either email them to Julie Brown or Jim McGahan.  Or bring them in a sealed envelope to the meeting.

Volunteers needed for pie walk:
  • Registration 9 a.m.-12 – 1 person
  • Kitchen-Cutting pie, making coffee, cleaning up-10-3 – 2 people
  • Greeter – 1 person
  • 10 K group walker-9:30 – 1 person
  • 5 K group walker-9:30 – 1 person

Let President Sandy know if you would be able to help in any of these areas – email