1626Atlantic Regional Conf - make reservations by TODAY
- Feb 14, 2014The 2014 Atlantic Region Conference is in Lancaster, PA from March
14-16. Reservations can be made at the Lancaster Host Resort at the rate
of $99.00 plus tax. Reservations must be made by February 14. Call (717)
299-5500 and ask for “reservations”. Tell them it is for the American
Volkssport Association block of rooms. Conference brochure and
registration form is at www.ksva.net Registration must be mailed by March 4.
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City / State: Baltimore, MD
Event Name: BMoreHealthy Expo
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 98329
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 K and 10 K - 1A
Description: The walk distance includes walking through the exhibits at
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: 9 am to 2 pm, finish by 5 pm
Location: Baltimore Convention Center, BMoreHealthy Expo
Start Point / Driving Directions: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt
St, Baltimore, MD 21201 at the corner of Pratt and Charles Streets. The
walk views the downtown areas of Baltimore through the eyes of a walker!
It goes through the Inner Harbor and waterfront areas. It will pass the
unique town houses that comprise Fells Point and Federal Hill. It will
look at the Oriole stadium and some of the downtown museums and
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Dogs are welcome to participate in the walk but are not
allowed in the convention center. They must be leashed and cleaned up
after according to city ordinance.
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Contact: Susan Kenyon (410) 870-6616
E-Mail Contact: suethewalker@...
2014 Atlantic Region Conference
Three Walks and One Swim
(also available – Eight Year-Round Walks in Lancaster County)
DATE: Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16, 2014
SPONSOR: Keystone State Volkssport Association
START LOCATION: lower level of Lancaster Host Resort, 2300 Lincoln
Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17201. Registration is on Friday, 9 am - 5
pm; Saturday, 8 am - 2 pm; Sunday, 8 am to 1 pm. IVV books must be
stamped by Sunday, 4 pm.
Walk #1: AVA Event # AT14/96224 5K & 10K Trails, Rated 1A
Shop ‘Till You Drop Walk – This is the featured walk on Friday, March
14. This walk starts from the resort and features the two extremes of
Lancaster County. The first part of the walk is in the commercial,
tourist oriented Lancaster County, and passes the Rockvale Square
Outlets and the Tanger Outlets. The second part is along rural roads
bordered by Amish and “English” farms and homesteads.
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, S.N.O.B
Walk # 2: AVA Event # AT14/96178 6K & 10K Trails, Rated 1A
Strasburg Walk – This is the featured walk on Saturday, March 15. After
registering, you must drive 5 miles to the start at the Strasburg Rail
Road in Ronks. This walk will pass the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
and visit the village of Strasburg.
Special Programs: Fraternal Organizations, Grist Mills, Honoring Our
Flag, Main Street, National Register of Historic Places, S.N.O.B., Water
Walk # 3: AVA Event # AT14/96390 5K & 10K Trails, Rated 1B
East Lampeter Walk – This is the featured walk on Sunday, March 16.
After registering, you must drive 1 mile to the East Lampeter Township
Community Park. The walk goes on paved trails in East Lampeter Township
Community Park, Bentley Ridge Apartments and Condominium Development,
and in the Amish Farm and House Complex. You will pass Amish farms, the
Willow Hill Covered Bridge, and the American Music Theater.
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, S.N.O.B., Trekking with the Trees
300m Swim: AVA Event # AT14/96177
Consider doing the swim event each day
The indoor pool is open daily from 7 am – 11 pm. Due to insurance
reasons, only guests of the Lancaster Host Resort may use the swimming
pool. Therefore in order to do this swim event, you must be a guest of
the Lancaster Host Resort.
Saturday Afternoon Activities
3:00 pm Workshop #1:: ”AVA: Past, Present and Future” (How can AVA help
clubs and how clubs can help AVA) by Chuck Blische, AVA Marketing Director.
4:00 pm Workshop #2:: “The Perfect Event” by Bob & Suzanne Wright,
President, Loudon Walking & Volkssport Club.
5:00 pm Atlantic Region Meeting.
Volunteers are needed. If you want to help at the conference, please
attach a note and let us know when you are available and which jobs you
are interested in!
SANCTIONED BY: This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport
Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular
Sports. This event counts towards the acquisition of IVV Achievement awards.
PROCEDURE: AVA policy requires that every participant, fee or non-fee,
sign the insurance waiver and obtain a numbered start card which is
stamped at control points along the course. At the Finish, the validated
card is turned in and IVV books are stamped for official credit, if the
credit fee has been paid. The trail may be walked a second t me on the
same day using the same start card at no additional cost.
ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. Children 12 and under
must be accompanied by an adult. Walk at your own pace. Runners are welcome!
REGISTRATION and FEES: IVV credit is $3.00. IVV credit w/ “A” Award is
$6.00. There will be no refunds. Preregister using the form enclosed
with this brochure or on the KSVA web site: www.ksva.net
CONDITIONS: The event will be held regardless of the weather. There will
be no littering. Wildlife and plant life are not to be disturbed. Pets
must be on a leash at all times and are not permitted in any buildings.
AWARD: The “A” Award for each of the three walks is one of the 1” hat
pins that are featured on the cover of this brochure. We have 100 of
each hat pin; there will not be a reorder.
RESTROOMS: Restrooms are available at the start and at least one other
location on each 10K trail.
REFRESHMENTS: Water and hard candy will be available at the start/finish
DISCLAIMER: The American Volkssport Association or its subsidiary clubs
are not responsible for theft or loss of personal belongings or
property. All participants must sign a waiver.
Directions to the Lancaster Host Resort:
2300 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602 Phone: (717)
299-5500. It is located on US 30 just east of Lancaster.
From I-76; take the Route 222 Exit, follow Route 222 to US 30 and
follow US 30 East. After passing Dutch Wonderland on the left, Lancaster
Host Resort will be on the right.
From I-83 at York: follow US 30 East After passing Dutch Wonderland on
the left, Lancaster Host Resort will be on the right.
From Coatesville: follow US 30 West. After passing the Rockvale Square
Outlets, the Lancaster Host Resort will be on the left.
Parking: Follow the signs and park on the right side of the hotel where
there is plenty of parking.
Join us for the Friday Meet ‘n Greet Buffet at 7:00 pm. Instead of the
usual finger foods, a buffet will be served which includes salad, Beef
Bourguignon with noodles, grilled Tilapia with mango chutney and breast
of chicken Veronique There will also be risole potatoes, carrots, a
squash medley, rolls and bread, and assorted desserts. Cost is $27.00.
There will be a cash bar.
The Saturday night banquet will begin at 6:30 pm and will feature a
“Pennsylvania Dutch Buffet” consisting of roasted pork and sauerkraut,
Pennsylvania Dutch style chicken potpie, honey baked ham with raisins,
salad, freshly baked breads, mashed potatoes, green beans and ham,
buttered corn, shoo fly pie, Dutch apple pie, chocolate cake, and
whoopee pies. The guest speaker is Jeff Bach, Director of the Young
Center for Anabaptist & Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College. His
topic is “Wanderers to Pennsylvania”. Cost is $33. A cash bar will be
open prior to seating.
In lieu of a registration fee, there will be a silent auction to raise
funds to support the conference. We encourage every attendee to
contribute an item and make a bid on the items contributed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joan Lampart at home phone (215) 529-5686). Email:
HOTEL RESERVATIONS can be made at the Lancaster Host Resort at the rate
of $99.00 plus tax. Reservations must be made by Feb 14, 2014. Call
(717) 299-5500 and ask for “reservations”. Tell them it is for the
American Volkssport Association block of rooms. There will be a drawing
for free lodging during the conference for some lucky person, but only
those registered at the Lancaster Host Resort are eligible.
2014 Atlantic Region Conference
Conference Package: $80.00 _____________
The package includes the three walks w/ “A” Awards, the conference
patch, Friday Meet ‘n Greet Buffet, and Saturday Night Buffet.
Meet ‘n Greet Buffet: $27.00 _____________
Saturday Night Banquet $33.00 ______________
Conference Patch: $6.00 ______________
Walk #1 Credit $3.00_______ Credit w/ “A” Award $6.00 _________
Walk #2 Credit $3.00_______ Credit w/ “A” Award $6.00 _________
Walk #3 Credit $3.00_______ Credit w/ “A” Award $6.00 _________
Swim Credit $3.00 ______________
Total Enclosed: ______________
Checks should be made payable to “KSVA”
Mail registration and check to KSVA, c/o Pat Eby, 19 N. 27th St, Camp
Hill, PA 17011
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