September 30, 2016 Presidents Message
Welcome to our newest members. I hope to see you at one of our next meetings. Congratulations Martha Miller, Joanie Schachtner, Mary Lynn Krueger, and Gary Miller for your Packer/Badger spirit wins.
What isn’t there to like about Wisconsin sports. #8 BADGER FOOTBALL (4-0); #1 Women’s Hockey (2-0); #3 Volleyball (10-1); Men’s Hockey has new life under new Head Coach Tony Granato; and Men’s Basketball has it’s starting 5 back and a chance to be better than last year under Head Coach Greg Gard. Keep up to speed on your favorite by going to UWbadgers.com.
Our Badgers play at #4 Michigan (Oct. 1) and #2 Ohio State (Oct 15) at home followed by at Iowa, and at home against Nebraska so they face a daunting task to keep up their early success. Wisconsin needs to continue solid defensive play, avoid turnovers, and injuries (placekicker, especially). If they do, it could be a very good year but for now I am sticking with my original 10-3 prediction.
Our PACKERS (2-1) can still have a great year but can use this bye week to solidify the pass coverage and consistency on offense. Next are the NY Giants at Lambeau Oct. 9 @ 8:30 PM.
October 17th Club Meeting
We will celebrate Oktoberfest on October 17th at 5:30 with WIS Brats n’ Burgers; possibly even some Beer to taste. Plans are set for a Potato Salad contest. Ron the Music Man will entertain us. Tickets are $15 and are available from Hal Baumann by sending him a check (made out to WISCONSIN CLUB LAKE SUMTER) at his home at 2003 Ridge Spring Drive, The Villages, FL 32162 and the tickets will be held for you at the door. Include a stamped, self addressed return envelope if you want the tickets mailed to you.
2017 Dues – $5 per member
Joanie Schachtner will be collecting dues for 2017 and issuing new magnetic name holders at no charge. If one is lost, there will be a nominal replacement fee.
November Club Meeting
November 11th is Veterans Day. We will honor our members who are Veterans for their unselfish service to our country at our meeting on November 21st. Invite a veteran you know to come as your guest.
December Holiday Party
Mark your calendars for December 6th at Colony Cottage Rec. Center for the 2016 Holiday Party hosted by The On Wisconsin Club. Tickets are $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Food catered by Lil Bits Café; Entertainment by Vinyl Recall. Doors open at 6, food at 6:30.
For tickets, see Hal Baumann at the Sept. meeting, at Packer Game viewing at Cody’s, or send him a check (made out to WISCONSIN CLUB LAKE SUMTER) at his home at 2003 Ridge Spring Drive, The Villages, Fl 32162 and the tickets will be held for you at the door. Include a stamped, self addressed return envelope if you want the tickets mailed to you. We expect a big turnout so don’t dally, get your tickets ASAP.
Monday, October 24th, and Monday November 28th are the next two game nights at Bacall Rec. Center on Canal Street at 6PM. If interested, just show up; BYOB and snacks. These fun nights continue each month on the fourth Monday.
Dining Out Coming Soon
Signing up for the first 3-month Dining Out is underway. Email Barb Cammack firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th if you have not already signed up and want to be included. This is a great way to get to know more members of your club. Three or four couples are grouped and take turns setting up a monthly Dining Out for their group. Dinah and I can attest to the good friendships we have developed and have signed up again. January-March signup will start in November.
Safe travels for those returning to the villages or heading out for special events. We hope to see you all at a meeting this fall. GO BADGERS; GO PACKERS!!!