Registered Individuals

 Name Nbr of Walkers Home City
Chad Jones1 to 3Winter Park
Amanda B1 to 3Tri Cities
Rain Larson Rain1 to 3Swannanoa
Jennie Smith-Pariola4 to 6Fairview
Alex Matthews1 to 3Clyde
Lori Blankenship1 to 3Cherokee
Trista Pruitt4 to 6Chattanooga
Karen Cherish Noel1 to 3Candler
Chris Oaks1 to 3Black mountain
Diane Drake1 to 3Asheville
Robin Altman1 to 3Asheville
Russ Root1 to 3Asheville
Lilli Rayne-Starr7 to 10Asheville
Russ Root1 to 3Asheville
Barbara Weitz1 to 3Asheville
Sean James1 to 3Asheville
Christina Bailey1 to 3Asheville
Julie Lehman1 to 3Asheville
Abigail Griffin11 to 20Asheville
Donald Roland4 to 6Asheville
Ashley Rutter-Hanzel4 to 6Asheville
Eleanor Daniels1 to 3Asheville
Meagan White1 to 3Asheville
Rada Reyes1 to 3Arden
 Name Nbr of Walkers Home City
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User's Guides - Welcoming Groups

Tips suggested by users

  • Prepare. There is no save-and-resume button, so have all the information on hand. (But you can return to edit it.)
  • Recurring Events. Powerful, but a little confusing the first time:
    • To enter a meeting on the same date each month (e.g., the 5th), select “on the same day”. 
    • To enter a meeting on the same day and/or week (e.g., 1st Monday), select “on a different day”. 
  • Categories. As a rule, you will want to select at least three categories, one from each of the following.
    • Event Type
    • Target Audience
    • Welcoming Pages
  • Venues / Organizers.
    • Enter the name of the organizer and location. 
    • If it is already in the database, the calendar will populate your event with relevant contact and location information. 
    • If you have to add a new organizer or venue, please fill in all the fields.  It will help others.
  • Review. Once you submit an event, it will be reviewed before appearing on the calendar.

Help Us

We find the calendar pretty intuitive. Please use the feedback button to suggest tips to add here.

Give us feedback!  And, please be patient.

This is our pilot release.  We will assemble user feedback to guide our second release in 2020 Q2.

We encourage and welcome donations.

We welcome everything from modest donations to immodest endowments. If active users and directory listers kick in a little something each year, we think that we can sustain and build this virtual center for the community.

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Why?  We don’t allow these because we don’t have the resources to monitor such links. You are welcome to link to pages on your site that include these. 

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