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Read an article about the club that was in
 "The American Wanderers" or TAW.

The photo below won week #4 of the #LoveMyGreenway contest.




OSB (Online Start Box) is at https://my.ava.org/index.php

To further embrace our mission of Fun, Fitness, Friendship (and Food), the club is launching 3 new special challenge programs, plus keeping a club favorite:

  1. East Lakeshore Trail Challenge

  2. Food Truck Challenge

  3. Live Music Challenge

  4. I Did A Walk Challenge

There is no fee to participate in the challenges, but you need to be a member of the East Tennessee Wanderers.  Please check out our Membership Information page. 

Members will use GroupWorks to help manage the challenge communications.  The challenges are designed so members will pursue their walking goals with the support and encouragement of others with similar interests on a timeline that fits their schedules. 

Members need to email the Club President the challenges they would like to pursue to be added to the respective subgroups on GroupWorks.  There is even a rating system that can be very beneficial when partaking in the Food Truck Challenge. 

When members complete their club challenges, their names will be added to the Wall of Fame.  Plus, they will receive recognition from the club. 

Members who complete an AVA distance, event, or special program are listed at Kudos.html.

Congratulations to the members/pets who completed the Club's "I Did A Walk" Challenge!!!  They walked at least 1,049 minutes from February 1st to March 31st.    For a complete list, please visit our Wall of Fame

2021 "I Did A Walk" Finisher Photos

Photos of the 2020 "I Did A Walk" are located at 1,049!

In Memory of Past Club President/Treasurer, Linda Nelson

AVA's Certificate of Service in 2018 -- Joe Mitchell

LETTER to the Editor by Kathryn King.

In the  February/March 2017 edition of the "The American Wanderers" or the TAW, there was an article written by   Linda Nelson and Kathryn King The article was about Gatlinburg and titled "Smoky Mountain Strong."

Special Congratulations! 

At the 2021 AVA Convention, our club won third place in the photo contest! Photo taken by Kathy Nash. 

At the 2017 AVA Convention, the club's founder, David Bonewitz, was elected AVA President and the club's website won second place!


At the 2015 AVA Convention, members from the club received recognition for service, club photography and the club website. 

  • David Bonewitz -- 2015 AVA President’s Award
  • Jerrie Mitchell -- Photography People - Second Place
  • Kathy Nash -- Club Website - First Place

AVA's Certificates of Service (2015):

Mindy Bonewitz Jerrie Mitchell
Eileen Jennings Joe Mitchell
Kathy Nash Kathy Swartz
Linda Nelson Ned Swartz

Fourth F -- Looking for something good to eat?  Check out the Progressive Picnic Recipes at Recipes.html.

Read the article about our club written by David Bonewitz and published in "The American Wanderer" at AVANews.html.

SIX YEARS --Relay for Life of Blount County 2012 to 2017

Public Service Announcement

Per David Bonewitz, "On Sunday morning, April 2, 2011,  the East Tennessee Wanderers got a plug on a public service program, The East Tennessee Report. . .   It was fun taping the show with Frank Murphy of Star 102.1." 

If you want to listen to the program, this link will download an mp3 file of the show.

Updated 08/04/21

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