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AVA: America's Walking Club

Request for Proposal 2018-001 for public relations/promotional services is now open for qualified vendors.

Project: AVA America's Walking Club
Event Open Date: August 6, 2018
Pre-Conference Teleconference Call: September 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. CT
Event Close Date: October 5, 2018 at 5 p.m. CT
Issuing Company: AVA America's Walking Club

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To see Pre-Submittal Conference Questions and Answers click here.

Don't forget to pre-order your Starting Point book. Deadline is October 14, 2018.

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2019 Convention Hotel

A block of rooms for the 2019 AVA Convention has been reserved with the Red Lion Hotel Albany. We have blocked room nights for June 11-15 at a discounted group rate of $109 + tax per night. Complimentary continental breakfast is included per guest in each room per day.

The hotel will begin taking reservations starting July 20, 2018. To make your reservations: please dial (518) 458-7250 ext. 440. Please make sure to ask for the American Volkssport Association Block to get the discounted rate. Stay tuned for Convention updates on Facebook and website.

Red Lion Hotel Albany
205 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

Registration coming soon! For more information please vistit the 2019 Convention site by clicking here or on the logo.


Appalachian Trail Join us as we hike portions of the Appalachian Trail, America's first National Scenic Trail. Pristine lakes, rugged peaks and quiet forests await us.

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A New Virtual Online Program (VOP) beginning May 1, 2018
Tour of Italy - VOP
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If you are doing any Holiday Traveling you might want to take advantage of the Red Roof Inn discount for AVA members and their families and support the AVA!
The AVA will receive 5% of all room revenues when you book at a Red Roof Inn using the Volume Plus Number (623002)! Red Roof’ Inn’s great rates and quality rooms means that you won’t be breaking the bank to afford a comfortable room. Through the American Volkssport Association , Red Roof Inn is also offering additional value. When you book your reservation using Volume Plus Number 623002, you’ll save 15% off Red Roof Inn’s Best Available rate. Red Roof Inn’s Volume Plus Number works just like an online coupon code. Use this link — https://www.redroof.com/deals/partner/American_Volkssport_Association — and Red Roof Inn’s online discount code will automatically be filled in for you! Or go to www.RedRoof.com to make a reservation. All you have to do to receive a discount at participating inns is enter Volume Plus Number 623002 in the VP+ / ID # slot. You can also make a reservation with an inn directly by calling 1-800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663). You are required to provide the Volume Plus Number 623002 to the reservationist when you make your reservation, BEFORE arriving at any Red Roof Inn property


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