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2017 Travel Circle Series

Posted by ScottC on November 3, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (4)

Spend an afternoon with Maumee Valley Adventurers. Hike or ski at 1 p.m., weather permitting. At 2:15 p.m., enjoy a slide show, presented by a guest speaker. Each week features an exciting, new world travel destination. Free. 


January 7
Antarctica by Laura Schetter
Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve


January 14
Perimeter of U.S. Bicycle Journey for Charity by Al Thompson
Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve


January 21
S. America Journey: Argentina to Chile by Holly Lewandowski
Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve


January 28
Biking in Utah by Larry Lindsay
Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve


February 4
Walking Historic Boston by Tom Garey
Buehner Center, Oak Openings Preserve


February 11
Waterway of the Russian Tsars and Beyond by Tom and Nancy Verner
Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve


February 18
Cruising Croatia, Italy and Athens by Judy Pfaffenberger
Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve


February 25
Family Tenting Across America by Sheri Rodgers
Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve


March 4
Teardropping Across the Sierra and Rocky Mountains by Tom Grover
Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve


March 11
Iceland and Faroe Islands by Richard and Christine Weisfelder
Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve


March 18
Picturesque Gibraltar and Portugal by Barbara Laird
Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve


March 25
Cuba: Emerging from a Time Warp by Ron Randall
Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve 

Make MVA Your Community Rewards Designee at Kroger

Posted by ScottC on August 29, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Its official! Maumee Valley Adventurers has been accepted into the Kroger Community Rewards program. It is one of the easiest ways for you to support our organization. Based on our collective purchases each quarter, Kroger will make a contribution to Maumee Valley Adventurers. There is no extra charge to you; it comes directly from Kroger as part of their community involvement.

 

If you already have an online Kroger account and wish to select Maumee Valley Adventurers as your Community Rewards designee or if you have already made a Community Rewards selection and wish to change your designation to Maumee Valley Adventurers, you may do so by following the instructions below:

 

  • Sign on to your account.
  • Click the Community option and then select Kroger Community Rewards.
  • On the next page, select View Your Rewards Details and click EDIT in the Community Rewards section.
  • You can then enter our organization number 41609 or our name, Maumee Valley Adventurers, in the appropriate space.

 

Remember, you must renew your Community Rewards designee in May of each year by following the above instructions.

 

If you need help in obtaining a Kroger Plus Card or creating a Kroger online account or if you need help with any of these instructions, please call Tom Verner at 419-878-6440 or send an email to tom@verner.me

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Tom Verner, Treasurer

Maumee Valley Adventurers

 

Metroparks Bike Tour July 16 in Whitehouse

Posted by ScottC on July 11, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The 28th annual Metroparks Tour offers bicyclists the opportunity to visit up to four scenic Metroparks and with stunning views of the Maumee River.

 

There are four routes:

 

  • 15 mile route through Oak Openings Preserve
  • 31 mile route that includes the Fallen Timbers Monument plus Oak Openings and Farnsworth Metroparks
  • 62 mile route that continues on to Secor Metropark
  • 100 mile route that adds rural roads through Fulton County.

Maps and marked routes, lunch and water stops, as well as SAG service for emergencies or non-repairable breakdowns are included.

 

Sponsored by Maumee Valley Adventurers and Metroparks.

 

Click on the Bike Tours link above to register.

2016 Travel Circle Series

Posted by ScottC on November 3, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Spend an afternoon in the Metroparks this winter with Maumee Valley Adventurers. Hike or ski at 1 p.m., weather permitting. At 2:15 p.m., enjoy a slideshow presented by a guest speaker. Each week features an exciting, new world travel destination.


Free


Saturday, January 2, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Holiday in Paris and Cruising by Judy Pfaffenberger
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge


Saturday, January 9, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Novgorod, An Ancient City With A Modern Touch by Tatiana Gorbunova
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion


Saturday, January 16, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Journey To Japan by Jasman Young
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge


Saturday, January 23, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Kauai, Hawaii's Garden by John Borton and Judy Wright
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion


Saturday, January 30, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
From Athens To Dubai by Chris and Richard Weisfelder
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge


Saturday, February 6, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Backpacking Wrangell, St. Elias National Park, Alaska by Allen Duncan
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion


Saturday, February 13, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The Highlights of China, Tibet and Hong Kong by Nancy and Tom Verner
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge


Saturday, February 20, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Hiking The Inca Trail To Manchu Picchu by Vince Walsh
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion


Saturday, February 27, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Brazil, Samba, Soccer and Security by Bill Hoover
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge


Saturday, March 5, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Grand Tetons And Yellowstone National Park by Jim Hagan
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion


Saturday, March 12, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Hiking And Biking In New Zealand by Larry Lindsay
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge


Saturday, March 19, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
An Adventure To The Tropical Paradise of Trinidad And Tobago by Sally and Bernie Albert
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion


Saturday, March 26, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Spain, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Granada by Barbara Laird
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge

 

MVA Purchases Fixit Station For Metroparks

Posted by ScottC on May 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Five Groups Work Together To Improve Cycling For Everyone

Maumee Valley Adventurers recently helped bring the first self-service bicycle repair stations to northwest Ohio. MVA was one of five local clubs to purchase Dero Fixit stations, four of which have been installed. Board member Keith Webb, who proposed the idea to Metropark and contacted the bike clubs, and President Judith Wilkinson (left) visited the first bike station at the McCord Road access to the University/Parks Trail May 15, along with representatives of the other clubs and Nate Ramsey, supervisor of the trail and adjacent Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

[See Metroparks News Release]

Maumee Valley Adventurers Seeks Grant Proposals

Posted by ScottC on February 17, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Maumee Valley Adventurers, a local group known for hosting bike tours and travel-related programs, is seeking applications for grants to support initiatives that further the group’s healthy lifestyle mission.

 

One-time grants, typically under $1,000, will be made to non-profit organizations, schools and similar civic-minded organizations. In awarding grants, the MVA board will be guided by the following priorities established by its purpose and bylaws:

 

• To promote and encourage outdoor activities and healthy lifestyle.

 

• To train and educate MVA members and the local community by using outdoor activities, educational and recreational travel and related programs; to develop fit, self-reliant, well-informed citizens

 

• To advise, support, and assist community groups in furtherance of the uses of bicycles for recreation, travel, and transportation by cooperation with schools, colleges and other educational, recreational and civic organizations in the development of programs of mutual interest

• To assert, safeguard, and advocate the rights of all bicyclists and to seek better public understanding and respect for existing rights and greater cooperation with the public authorities in the observance of traffic regulations by all users

 

Complete grant guidelines and an application are available at www.mvadventurers.org/grants.


Maumee Valley Adventurers, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, was formed by the board of the former Hostelling International-Toledo Area Council, to promote healthy, social lifestyles for the betterment of the community. MVA is funded by four annual bike tours: The Portage River Tour, Metroparks Tour, Irish Hills Tour and the Tombstone Tour/Family Haunted Bike Ride. The group also hosts weekly hikes or bike rides, participates in community events and sponsors a winter Travel Circle travelogue series in various Metroparks attended by more than 1,000 people.

 

Annual Meeting Wrap-up

Posted by ScottC on February 16, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Judith Wilkinson was elected president of MVA at an organizational board meeting following the annual meeting February 15. Judy Wright was elected vice-president. Judy had been president and Judith vice-president since MVA was formed. Tom Verner was re-elected treasurer and Scott Carpenter was re-elected secretary.


At the annual members meeting earlier in the day, Kelsey Whelan was elected to serve on the board. Pat Squire and Scott Carpenter were re-elected.




Judy was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award. During her time as president of the former Hostelling International-Toledo Area Council and MVA, Judy lead the split from HI-USA and the formation of the new group. MVA has since achieved 501(c)3 status, which allowed a $15,000 loan from HI to be converted to a grant.




Jasmond Young, a University of Toledo Senior, presented a program about her travels in Japan as a study abroad student. MVA made a contribution to Jasmine to help with her travel expenses.

Annual Meeting Rescheduled For Feb 15

Posted by ScottC on February 4, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Maumee Valley Adventurers

Rescheduled Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Secor Metropark in the Secor Room

 


Please join your MVA friends for a fun-filled day at Secor Metropark off Central Avenue six miles west of Reynolds Road!

 

12:00: Guided tour of the newly renovated National Center for Nature Photography and Window on Wildlife by Scott Carpenter.

 

1:00: Lunch by the roaring fire in the Secor Room. Chili, vegetable soup, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

 

2:15: Business Meeting including update on MVA and the election of MVA Board Members.

 

3:00: Meet Jasmond Young, a UT scholar who MVA supported on her adventures in Japan. Jasmond is a senior at The University of Toledo with a double major in entrepreneurship and marketing and a minor in Japanese. From May 12-31, 2014, Jasmond was a participant in UT’s Study Abroad Program in Japan. Experience her trip through her photo presentation.

 

Everyone in attendance will be in a raffle drawing for a free MVA membership!

RSVP: Judith.Wilkinson@utoledo.edu or call 419-882-5707 and leave a message by February 13th.

 

Annual Meeting Postponed

Posted by ScottC on February 1, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The MVA Annual Meeting scheduled for Sunday, February 1 at Secor Metropark has been canceled because of the heavy snow forecast for approximately the same time as the meeting. The decision was made for the safety of our members. We will reschedule as soon as possible with the same program at the same location, if possible.

MVA Annual Meeting Feb. 1 At Secor Metropark

Posted by ScottC on January 8, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, February 1, 2015 in the Secor Room

 

Please join your MVA friends for a fun-filled day at Secor Metropark off Central Avenue six miles west of Reynolds Road!

 

12:00: Guided tour of the newly renovated National Center for Nature Photography and Window on Wildlife by Scott Carpenter.

 

1:00: Lunch by the roaring fire in the Secor Room. Chili, vegetable soup, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

 

2:15: Business Meeting including update on MVA and the election of MVA Board Members.

 

3:00: Meet Jasmond Young, a UT scholar who MVA supported on her adventures in Japan. Jasmond is a senior at The University of Toledo with a double major in entrepreneurship and marketing and a minor in Japanese. From May 12-31, 2014, Jasmond was a participant in UT’s Study Abroad Program in Japan. Experience her trip through her photo presentation.

 

Everyone in attendance will be in a raffle drawing for a free MVA membership!

RSVP: Judith.Wilkinson@utoledo.edu or call 419-882-5707 and leave a message by January 30th.

 


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