American Turners - A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

Welcome to American Turners - Founded 1848

The American Turners is a national organization founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1848 by German immigrants. Our motto, "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body", explains the purpose of the American Turners. We are a family organization, encouraging people of all ages to be mentally and physically active.

Our 51 Societies, located in 12 Districts throughout the United States, participate in athletic and cultural activities. Many have gymnasiums and teach gymnastics and other sports to people of all ages. We have yearly national competitions in gymnastics, golf, bowling, softball, volleyball, and cultural activities. In addition there are regional events in other sports.


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Upcoming Events


» National Jr Bowling
   Feb 15 - Mar 15

» National Bowling - Ft Wayne
   April 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

» National Jr Golf - Covington
   June 29-30

» National Softball - Aurora
   June 29-30

» National Golf - Keystone
   July 11-13

» National Convention - Concordia
   August 3-4

» National Council Meeting - Delaware
   October 5-6 (Tentative)


» 55th National TurnFest - Ft Wayne


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Recent News

» ** NEW Turner Topics: Jan/Feb/Mar **

» ** NEW National Scholarship Rules & Application Form**

» ** NEW Youth Membership Application form


Topics: July/Aug/Sept Issue **

American Turners in Special Olympics Winner Circle**

A Salute to Gymnastics


Operational & Procedural Manual

Jahn Fund Cultural Activity Program 

Endowment Trust Grants

ETF Grant Program - Application form

WebDocsNetwork - Healthcare for American Turners that are on the go! **

Active Aging - Embracing Change