Member of the Month
Member of the Month
Name: Margie MacLeish
Title: Vice President
Business: First State Webfooters
Address: P.O. Box 2041, Dover AFB, DE 19902
Hours: Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week
Phone: (302) 222-8269
Tell us a little about your business/organization: how did it begin; what are your services/products, etc.
The First State Webfooters Walking Club formed in 1981 at Dover Air Force Base. We continue 41 years later offering noncompetitive walking, biking, and swimming events with an emphasis on fun, fitness and friendship.
Tell us about your role in the business/organization.
As Vice President, I help the Club President (Karen Kaufman) in any way needed to lead the club. I am a former President, Vice President, and Secretary; I bring leadership experience to my latest role.
Tell us something that makes your business/organization unique.
I believe the fact that our events are noncompetitive makes us unique. Everyone goes at their own pace. There’s no prize for finishing first. The goal is to complete the event, usually a 5k (3.1 miles) or 10k (6.2 miles) in distance. We walk all over Delaware, in neighboring states, in any of the United States and in other countries. Our organization is national, the American Volkssport Association, America’s Walking Club, and is part of an international organization
What do you see for the future of your business/organization?
We will continue to offer our free Couch to 5k eight week program each Spring to the community, providing group walks starting with 1/4 mile and ending with a 5k (3.1 mile) walk in safe, interesting places in Kent County. We are also hosting our Atlantic Region’s biennial conference in April 2024 here in Dover, bringing more than 150 walkers and business to Kent County for 3+ days.
How has the Chamber helped your business/organization grow?
We’re learning a lot about marketing our club. We’ve gotten involved. We earned our 5 Star Membership in just a few months. We attend CDCC mixers, member to member expos, and I’m a member of the Military Affairs Committee. We’ve gotten to know many other local businesses by attending CDCC events. We have new members in our club because of the CDCC. I have to say everyone in the CDCC is very friendly and helpful – thanks!
What is your best advice to other businesses/organizations?
Stay true to your purpose, offer something of value to your community and support your community
Do you want to be a future Member of the Month?
Enter your business card in the drawing at the
Any Sunset Business Mixer
Last Wednesday of the Month (see Event Calendar for details)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm