May, June, 2017 -
There will be group walks most Saturday and Wednesday mornings. Tom is sending out weekly emails. The times will be changing according to the weather. Listed below is a schedule of all walks and club activities. Andrew is posting events on our website: .
Our next meeting will be a picnic on Tuesday, May 16, details below.
Saturday, April 29 Group Walks at St. Joe/Savannah at 9 am
Sunday, April 30 Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Walk by Sunflower Sod Stompers
starts at 10 am at Visitors’ Center near Mound City in Holt County, MO
Saturday, May 6 Group Walk at Independence at 9 am
Saturday, May 13 Rolla Roadrunners (TBD)
Saturday, May 13 Group Walk-
Sunday, May 14 Workers’ walk for the Anniversary walk in Kearney.
Starts at 2 pm at Community Covenant Church.
Saturday, May 20 25th Club Anniversary Walk at Kearney, MO (more info below)
Saturday, June 3 Group Walk at Parkville at 8 am
Crazy Horse Event and start of AVA Convention
Saturday, June 10 Group Walk at Gladstone at 8 am
Saturday, June 17 Group Walks at Watkins Mills/Wallace S.P. at 8 am
Saturday, June 24 Group Walks at Lawrence/Topeka at 8 am
Wednesday, Sept. 6 Tator Tours Bus trip to walk Monument Walk & Westport(All members welcome)
Saturday, Sept. 11 March to the Arc, St. Louis Event starts at 9:11 am
Saturday, Sept. 23 Events by Dogwood at Bolivar and Stockton
Saturday, Sept. 30 Pacesetters’ Walk
Sunday, Oct. 1 Pacesetters’ Walk
Saturday, Oct. 7 Event at Fort Leonard Wood
Saturday, Oct. 28 Pacesetters’ Walk
Sunday, Oct. 29 Pacesetters’ Walk
November 15 Start of Seasonal Walk: Lights on the Plaza
All group walks are Year-
Congratulations: Ken Parkes-
Our Annual Club Picnic will be held Tuesday, May 16. It is be hosted by Phyllis Gall at the “Heights” apartment building located at 601 NE 70th Street, Gladstone, 64118 starting at 5:30. Barbeque sandwiches will be furnished by the club. They will also provide plates, utensils, and water. Please bring a dessert, vegatable or salad to share. Directions & Parking: You can park on 70th St. just east of N. Oak St. or turn by Dentist office for parking and continue to lot behind the Linden Square Park. Enter by the main door under the sign “Heights.” If the weather is nice, we will eat outside on the patio.
Summertime Volkssport Celebration in Kansas May 26, 27, 28 and 29 (Memorial Day Weekend)
by Sunflower Sod Stompers’: The walks will be in Washington, Belleville, Mankato,
Concordia, Beloit, Minneapolis, Kansas & Chester, Nebraska. Some of these are traditional
May & June, 2017 WEDNEDAY WALK SCHEDULE
The Wednesday Walk group usually starts at 9 am and stops for lunch after the walk. They will start earlier when the weather gets hotter. Check Barb’s emails for more details. Email to receive weekly info.
May 3 Merriam
May 10 Line Creek
May 17 TBD
May 24 Chillicothe/Trenton
May 31 Westport
June 7 Independence
June 14 St. Joseph/Savannah
June 21 Monument Walk
June 28 Shoal Creek/Gladstone
(Subject to Change)
The Saturday Group walking the Westport walk are pictured in front of the Thomas Hart Benton house in Roanoke.
The Saturday group walking in downtown Harrisonville. We had a visitor from Olympia, WA.
Pictured above are the Gregory’s, Teddy Eisler and sister in front of two of the beautiful murals in Chillicothe, MO. The storefronts were painted with murals also. It was a nice walk sponsored by the Topeka Sunflower Sod Stomers.
Excerpt from “The American Wanderer” listing reasons for keeping AVA Books:
A sense of accomplishment as milestones accumulate
Can help reinforce/compliment your personal fitness goals
Approaching another milestone motivates you to get our and support a club event, or even drive an hour or more to another club’s event
Best of all, you have a record of the walks you have done, along with your memories, photos and friendships made
Thoughts from the SCRD-
Everyone reading this is a volksmarcher and knows how much fun our walking hobby can be. What many of you never see is the work your club officers put in to make sure that you continue to have a good time. Some of these folks need a rest as they find themselves continuing to fill officer positions year after year.
It is my hope that some of you who have never served as an officer will decide that now may be the time for you to say “ yes.” Most of our clubs are months away from the nomination and election of officer process, but now is the time to start considering if this might be the time for you to get more involved in your club’s activities.
Let’s not lose our way or our clubs through neglect. Everyone of you can make a difference.
Nine club members traveled with “Tater Tours” through the Mid-