Message from the President

Helen 1How fast the year has flown by…it is Christmas time already! May I take this time to thank all of our loyal volunteers and officers of our terrific WI Club for their support and input. Thank all of you loyal members for joining this great Club…without you, we would not be so successful! May you all have a very Merry Christmas, and Joyful Holiday Season. Happy New Year to you all, and I will see you onJanuary 18, 2016, if not before!


In my December newsletter, I attached a flyer re our 2016 Cruise. It has a form for you to fill out. It is important you do this by Dec. 29, in order not to miss out on the 2-tier Cabin Upgrade, and the $170.00 Panama Canal Shoreline Tour, which is already built into the cost, but needs to be signed up for! Call member Barb Sphar352-259-1372 or 414-793-2337, or email her at, if you need more info or help with registering! PLEASE DO IT NOW, so you don’t miss out on this rare Cruise special to enjoy with other Wisconsinites!

For those of you who like to play cards and other games, in December, we will play on Monday, December 28 from 7:30-10:30 PM at Bacall Recreation Center. NOTE the change in start and ending time!

Basketball Battle at The Villages Tournament

The players arrive at The Waterfront Inn on December 27. We have been requested to provide greeters when they arrive by bus at 7:30-8:00 p.m. All volunteers should contact Helen Feeney. This will be a wonderful way to start off this very special event. You are able to purchase tickets for the ensuing Games via The Villages Box Offices or their Online site.

Scooter the DJ tickets still available!

Our Scooter the DJ event is Monday, January 18, 2016. If you are interested in joining us for this fun-filled evening, which will include pizza, dessert, and fun games for all attendees, you can contact Hal Baumann Tickets are $3 per person and we will also be selling them at the door. Hal will sell tickets at all the afternoon Packer games at Cody’s in Brownwood, as well. We have room for 200 people that evening and once the room is full, we won’t be able to allow additional entries. Everyone with a pre-purchased ticket will have priority. We will start our meeting that night at 5:00 PM to be able to take advantage of the full show which Scooter has to offer. You will not want to miss this fun night! Tickets are going fast!


We, also, still have room for 34 more people for the Tampa Bay Downs Derby event on March 12, 2016. Tickets are $57 per person and include transportation via Lamer’s Bus, entry, program, private Party Room, our own Mutuel Windows and fabulous Buffet…along with a cash bar and our own Bartender service. Hal Baumann is the point of contact for these tickets as well. The cutoff for purchase will be February 15, but we anticipate being at capacity prior to that so be sure you don’t miss this opportunity for a fun-filled day with your WI Club friends at the horse races. More information re the Bus boarding site & time will be sent to all attendees as we get closer to March 12. WE NEED YOUR EMAIL IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED TICKETS…if you did not provide it, please do so now, as all communication will be handled that way! Don’t be left out!

Check out our new website and join our facebook page!

Make sure you have the WI Club website bookmarked. It has the latest information on our upcoming meetings and events.
Visit the site at

JOIN OUR Facebook page!!
It’s a great way to keep up-to-date with activities and talk to your WI Club colleagues! To join the Facebook page:
At the top of your Facebook page, there is a box that says: Search Facebook


Type in: Wisconsin Club Lake Sumter

The group is a closed group…. ask to join it!!

If you have any questions about the website or the Facebook page,

Packer games

A reminder that the WI Club meets at Cody’s in Brownwood for all afternoon Packer games. If you want to join the group, send a message to Bill Cammack at and let him know how many people in your group so we can provide an accurate count to Cody’s. Join your fellow WI Club Packer fans to cheer on your team!

Please join me in congratulating Janet McCallum on her hole in one!

McCallum hole in one

We look forward to seeing some of you at the joint WI Club Holiday party being hosted by the Paradise Club this year. I will have Scooter tickets with me if you need them!!

Enjoy the rest of this very festive month wherever you may be…and, please, stay safe till we meet again!

Helen Feeney
WI Club Lake Sumter