AVA Future Special Programs


Notice to all participants: Most programs allow the participants up to (12) twelve months starting from the official end date to complete any Special Program. Completed books are to be returned to the point of contact or club hosting the program to receive recognition and award.books are to be returned to the point of contact or club hosting the program to receive recognition and award.

Our appreciation goes to all Committee Members of the Special Programs for the hard work in implementing and maintaining the programs as well as the financial contributions made to AVA as a result of each of the Special Programs.

Patch Image To Be Added IVV-Americas
Program starts on January 1, 2023 with no end Date. In 2022, the America's Walking Club joined the IVV-America's regional organization. The regional organization hosts its own special program that asks its participants to participate in 15- IVV events anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, especially in the national associations of the AVA and the Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF). In anticipation of the association assuming the Oceania area of Australia and New Zealand, any event in those countries and the South Pacific also will count. Successful participants will earn a certificate or a certificate and a patch depending on the award that they pre-register for when they sign up. Participants in the United States may register by sending a check for $10 USD (certificate only) or $12 USD (certificate and patch award) along with the following information: full name, address, email, and phone number to: Walk Special Program (IVV), c/o Walking Club, PO Box 2422, Woodbridge, Virginia 22195. Finished books will be sent to the IVV-Americas administration in Canada. Make checks payable to the Wood and Dale Wanderers. Books can be ordered from POC: Tim Miner Phone - (703) 583-2916 or timothy.miner@walkvirginia.org.

Patch Image To Be Added Lighthouses II
Program runs January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025. Redeem completed books by December 31, 2026. Beacons from coast to coast, lighthouses are linked historically to the development of maritime expertise and used to warn of dangerous conditions so as to secure safe passage. The US Lighthouse Society has listed under the J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Catalog page after page of descriptions taken from the National Park Service Inventory. With approximately 700 lighthouses in the United States the Qualifier must include any sanctioned IVV event (traditional, seasonal or YRE) that passes or is in view of a lighthouse. One stamp per event per year. IVV participants outside of the United States are welcome to register and participate while logging lighthouses along any IVV event. Cost of book is $12 USD. Complete 12 walks to receive a patch featuring a lighthouse and also a completion certificate. Make checks payable to the Baltimore Walking Club. Books can be ordered from POC: Sue Capp, 100 Grace Manor Drive, Havre de Grace MD 21078. Phone - (717) 968-6611

Patch Image To Be Added Par For The Course (aka Jouez sur le Parcours*)
Program runs January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025. Redeem completed books by December 31, 2026. Fitness for all ages is a core value of America's Walking Club and its programs. Family is an important part of AVA's future. During this special program, participants will be collecting IVV event stamps (each event stamp may only be used once per year) for event trails that go past outdoor physical activities including but not limited to: exercise stations (par course/stations), golf (frisbee and miniature too), playgrounds, baseball, basketball, soccer, bocce ball, racquetball sports, volleyball, hop scotch and the list goes on. Examples of non qualifiers are skateboard parks, bike parks, treasure hunting and geocaching. Participants are encouraged to find their inner child and "play on the path*" with family and friends. The special program is hosted by the First State Webfooters of Delaware. There will be 3 levels of awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold magnets. You must complete one book per award. To purchase a book please make out a check for $12 (per book) payable to the "First State Webfooters". Mail your request and check to: First State Webfooters, c/o Karen Kaufman, P.O. Box 2041, Dover AFB, DE 19902-5510. For more information, contact Karen Kaufman at, fswpcsp@gmail.com, 302-233-6615.

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