Upcoming Events

September 18, 2017, Meeting – Back To School!

It’s “Back to School”, but we won’t ask you to be smarter than a fifth grader!  All you need is your general knowledge and a few facts about Wisconsin for your chance to experience the next step in Team TriviaRic Mitchell, Game Show Man and local radio personality will be asking the questions and we will be answering on electronic tablets on Monday, September 18th at 7 PM at Colony Cottage Rec. Center.  Ric makes the night go fast and truly enjoyable.  This is a return visit to our Club having entertained us several years ago.

If you will be in the Villages, we hope you can attend and get our 2017-18 meeting schedule off to a rousing start.  If you have friends with Wisconsin ties, invite them to join in the fun.

Attending members with last name starting A-H please bring non-sweet or salty snack or appetizer like cheese crackers, chips and dip, cocktail meats, or salad; I thru P, please bring a fresh fruit or veggie type snack or appetizer; Q thru Z please bring a dessert(sugar-free options are always appreciated).  Plates, napkins etc. along with decaf coffee will be provided.

October 16, 2017 – Oktoberfest-5:30 PM start.

Oktoberfest returns to Colony Cottage on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 5:30 PM with special food and entertainment.  It’s a Pig Roast catered by Hill’s BBQ from Gainesville.  Whole roast pig, brats, buns, sauerkraut if desired, German potato salad, green beans, iced tea, German beer, and apple crisp.

Ron The Music Man will entertain us with his endless variety of German music.  Bring your dancing shoes because he will get you on your feet throughout the evening.  Tickets at $15 each will be required

The $15 Tickets will be available from Hal Baumann at our Packer Game viewing parties or our September meeting.  Tickets are also available from Hal Baumann by sending him a check (made out to WISCONSIN CLUB LAKE SUMTER) to his home at 2003 Ridge Spring Drive, The Villages, Fl 32162.  Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if you want the tickets mailed to you.  Otherwise, the tickets will be held for you at the door.

Holiday Party – Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Summer is almost over and it’s time to reserve the date for our joint Wisconsin Club Holiday Party, scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center; doors open at 6 pm, food at 6:30.  Cost is $32 per member, $37 per guest.

Entertainment will be provided by Vinyl Recall from 6-9 PM.  Buffet Food service will be by LaHacienda Catering.  Our entrees will be Herb Roasted Chicken w. garlic and paprika; and Beef Tips in Burgundy Wine Sauce w. mushrooms, peas, onions, and carrots.  Side dishes are Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potato Casserole, and Green Beans Country Style with Bacon and Onions.  Table service includes Family style tossed salad with Italian dressing, coffee, iced tea, water; and Apple Cobbler with whipped topping for dessert.

Tickets ($32 member; $37 guest) will be available from Hal Baumann at our Packer Game viewing parties or our September, October, or November meetings.  Tickets are also available from Hal Baumann by sending him a check (made out to WISCONSIN CLUB LAKE SUMTER) to his home at 2003 Ridge Spring Drive, The Villages, Fl 32162.  Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if you want the tickets mailed to you.  Otherwise, the tickets will be held for you at our September, October or November meetings.  Ticket sales will need to be finalized by November 20th so make your plans to attend and get your tickets early.

Our Club is hosting the event this year.  I am acting as the event chair.  If you would like to help in any way, please call (608-444-9610) or email me @ rhthies41@gmail.com.


Joint Wisconsin Club Golf Outings

Signup for the Joint Wisconsin Club Golf outing on May 6th (Hawkes Bay or Saddlebrook) is now underway. Cost is $2. Marylyn Butenhof will be at our next meeting to sign up interested members. The fall event will be on September 30th. Foursomes are picked at random. Participants get a ticket for a pitcher of beer or a soft drink. The group gathers after golf at a local restaurant for drinks and awarding of prizes. It is a great way to get to know other former Wisconsin people. Ray Haas (352-750-5142) of the Paradise Club is the event Chair.

 

Game and Card Nightcards

Game and Card night is held at the Bacall Recreation Center on the 4th Monday of the month, 6:00-9:00 pm.  The card games of Bridge and Sheepshead are prevalent, however, any card game or board game is welcome. If you have a favorite, bring it to game and card night. You can also bring a snack to share if desired. This event occurs every 4th Monday and continues throughout the summer.