I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. A lot is going on between now and the end of the year. I hope we can share some of the holiday season together. It is the first Saturday of the month this week and, as you know, that’s when we do the Winans to Winans route.
Here’s what you will find in the newsletter this week:
- Village Lights – Next Sunday – December 2
- Shorter Workouts
- Creating Healthier Food Culture at Work
- Hitting and Maintaining Your Happy Weight
- Winter Clothing Drive to Benefit For All People Free Store – December 8
- GVWC Holiday Party – December 16
- GVWC 2019 Annual Memberships Dues Renewal
- GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
- Gift Ideas from Winans
Village Lights – Next Sunday – December 2
Village Lights, the German Village Society’s annual holiday season kickoff, takes place this year on Sunday, December 2 from 5pm – 9pm. To promote the Club, the GVWC will have a booth on the StrietzelMarkt on the Platz (outside the German Village Meeting Haus at 588 S. 3rd St.). We’re looking for volunteers to be in the booth for one-hour shifts (2 people per shift) from 7pm – 8pm and 8pm – 9pm. If you can help, add your name and select a shift. We’ll give you instructions, so you’ll know everything you need to know. Many thanks!
Short on time? Here are eight mini-workouts from the Verywellfit blog that you can fit into your busy holiday season. These are workouts that work the entire body, and are very effective.
Creating Healthier Food Culture at Work
There are lots of food distractions at work, particularly this time of year. A vending machine stocked with cookies and candy beckons me, co-workers coax me out to lunch, and people bring in homemade goodies. Oh, the humanity! But it doesn’t have to be this way. Or at least it can be healthier. Check out these four ways to create a healthier food culture at work from our friends at the Wellness Collective. At my company, The Mannik Smith Group, we have a wellness program that promotes all kind of wellness ideas. You can accumulate points for each of your healthy habits, and those points translate directly into lower health insurance premiums for employees.
Hitting and Maintaining Your Happy Weight
This article from the mgbHealth blog may help you find another approach to achieving a weight you are most happy with. It has a lot to do with training your mind to visualize and see food and hunger from a different angle. Interesting stuff.
Winter Clothing Drive to Benefit For All People Free Store – December 8
As we’ve done in years past, the GVWC will collect winter clothing to benefit our friends at the United Methodist Free Store operated by the Church for All People. While the goal is for each of our members to bring one article of new or gently used winter clothing, the free store is pleased to take as many items as you have to donate. (Unfortunately, there are many people in our southside neighborhood who can use something warm.) On the morning of the 8th, prior to gathering at the Schiller statue to start your walk, drop off your items off at the silver Hyundai Tuscan parked at the head of the park (by Stewart School). Many thanks for your generosity!
GVWC Holiday Party – December 16
Leave your walking shoes at home. For this event, you’ll want to put on your party shoes for GVWC’s Annual Member Holiday Party! This year, we’ll be at Local Matters for a cooking demonstration and food sample on the theme of Healthful Celebrations – perfect timing as we head in to the holiday season. We’ll also have snacks and beverages (beer, wine, soft drinks) and raffle items from some of our partners. Afterward, we’ll head over for dinner at The Crest Gastropub on Parsons, conveniently located in the same parking lot as Local Matters.
WHAT: GVWC’s Annual Member Holiday Party
WHEN: Sunday, December 16 from 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Local Matters, 633 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206
WHO: All GVWC members and one guest
RSVP: Space is limited at Local Matters so registration is REQUIRED by Tuesday 12/11
COST: $5.00/person via Paypal Money Pool (learn more here)
Space is limited at Local Matters. Registration is required and is first come, first served. Early registration is your best bet. All are welcome to join us at The Crest–regardless of whether you attend the event at Local Matters. So we can provide the restaurant a head count, you should RSVP (same as link above) if you plan to go to The Crest.
Each attendee to the event at Local Matters should “chip in” $5.00 (+ $0.45 credit card transaction fee) to offset the cost. Dinner and drinks at The Crest, of course, are at your own expense.
GVWC Annual Membership Dues Renewal
Your $15 annual membership fee for 2019 is due by December 31. If you joined the Club after September 30 this year, you do not need to pay the membership renewal for this year. Mail checks made out to “German Village Walking Club” to 41 W. Frankfort Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206. Thank you for your support. You all make the Club a great success!
GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
- Congratulations to Chris Tayman for her 3rd place age-group finish at the “Thanks For Giving 4-Miler” race this past Thanksgiving. See, Chris, hanging with all these fast walkers has paid off! Way to be!
Gift Ideas From Winans
We love to treat ourselves to a coffee or more at Winans after our regular walks. Why not give the gift of Winans this Holiday Season? Check off your holiday gift list all at once at Winans. Whether you are looking for gifts for Employees, Clients, Friends + Family Winans has the perfect assortment of Chocolate, Coffee + Wine. Customize the perfect gift or pick from ready-made gifts available in stores. Winans ships, and local and out-of-town deliveries are available. Contact Monica Thomas at email@example.com to place your order.
Route of the Week
This week’s route can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all this Saturday. Until then, whatever you do, finish strong!