Mission: East Texas Trekkers exists to promote and stimulate health and personal fitness, relaxation, recreation, fun and fellowship through non-competitive walks and other activities while exploring new trails, activities and communities throughout East Texas. The organization is affiliated with the American Volkssport Association which has more than 300 active walking clubs in the United States. In addition to weekend events, these clubs host year-round events that can be walked almost any day of the year. Regular quarterly general membership meetings are conducted at various indoor and outdoor locations. Times and dates may vary. Unless otherwise designated, these meetings are open to prospective members.