President’s Message – June 2016

What do I wear; Red and White; Green and Gold; or just golf attire. Most Saturdays, especially football season, my golfing buddies see me in Badger or Packer gear. The same colors also dominate landscaping at our Village of Hemingway home. As I prepare this message, I am taking a break from watching U. S. Open golf (golfing is my favorite village activity).


Welcome to the WISCONSIN CLUB LAKE SUMTER website. I am pleased you are visiting our Buckywebsite as a first time or a multiple visit user. Our members and others can find information on upcoming events, both for our club and those we do jointly with the ON WISCONSIN club and the WISCONSIN CLUB, BADGER CHAPTER. If you are not a member, I hope you will attend one of our meetings and choose to join. Dues remain $5 annual per member. Meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at Colony Cottage Rec. Center at 7PM. Special event times will vary.


A little about myself – I worked for MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC until retiring in 1996. Dinah and I visited The Villages in March 2007, right after the tornado. A few of our club members were significantly affected by the storm. We became seasonal residents in 2009, and full time in 2012. We are still Wisconsin people and have retained our Badger football season tickets. When LSU plays WISCONSIN at Lambeau Field on September 3rd, we plan to be there.


cardsWhile our first club meeting is not until Monday, Sept. 19th, game night activities still take place the fourth Monday of each month at 6 PM at the Bacall recreation center on Canal Street. If interested, just show up and have fun.


Looking ahead, there is an inter-club golf outing on September24th. If interested, contact Ray Haas (352-750-5142) or Marilyn Butenhof (352-430-2268). We will again be inviting members to watch Badger or Packer Football at Cody’s; Bill Cammack will be accepting reservations. Consider trying DINING OUT where 3-4 couples are paired for a series of monthly dinners at restaurants of their choice. We have gotten to know a lot of our members this way.


Once the fall programs are set, event information will be posted on our website. Members will also receive emails alerting them to the event.

DECEMBER 6, 2016 is the date of the winter gala hosted this year by the ON WISCONSIN CLUB. We expect tickets to be available at our September meeting. Tickets for our club’s OCTOBERFEST (Oct. 17th) will also be available early in September.

Enjoy your summer and GO PACK; GO BADGERS!!

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