January 2016 Newsletter Part 2

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January ’16 Newsletter part 2

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Now for the rest of the story…a continuation of January’s President’s letter for WI Club Lake Sumter members! All this in time for the January 18 meeting on Martin Luther King Day!



All ladies who volunteered to make brownies: thanks, but save ’em for another time. Not necessary for this meeting, but much appreciated.

Please come early–between 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Monday. We will have check-in tables for renewal of memberships–all due this month–and ticket sales tables for Scooter show, Tampa Bay Downs, Divina Cruise, etc. The tables will be in the ‘Study’–a room to the right of our Regular meeting room door for this meeting only. This will avoid a traffic jam outside the regular door and provide additional space for the dining and entertainment part of this special ‘Scooter’ meeting in our main room. All the sign up tables will be ready for you after 4:00 p.m.! Then go into the meeting room and choose your seat! I can’t wait to see you all there!
Enjoy the Pizza and Dessert!

ALERT! Please put your name on the back of your Scooter ticket before you turn it in…it may help you win one of the many door prizes to be given away throughout the evening!


DIVINA CRUISE to Panama Canal – NOVEMBER, 2016

A note from Barb Sphar:

Hi folks!
You may recall that the cruise that I, Barb Spahr, have put together for WI club members had its cut off yesterday, the 14th, to get the special discounts. However, you can still go on the cruise and sign up at a later date if there are cabins available. I will be at Monday’s meeting to take your reservations and answer questions for this great DIVINA Ship cruise. I will have a flyer which shows the rates going forward from today.
To make reservations or if you have questions, please contact Barb Sphar at 352-259-1372



This is a note from Judy Cimbalnik, the Chairperson of our very Popular Dining Out Group:

Hello Diners,
It is time again to start our Winter Dining out. Those that participated enjoyed the Fall dining out session. We had 8 groups enrolled. They made new friends, found new restaurants, and had a lot of fun getting to know each other.

We have a lot of snowbirds back now, and a lot of new members eager to join in on all the fun! Here how Winter Dining Out works:
* Dine around months: February, March, April, May
* Groups will be made up of 8 – 10 people and usually meet once a month.
* Each month one couple hosts the event – they pick the restaurant and time
* After dinner, the group returns to the host’s home for dessert and friendly conversation.
We do have a singles group available too

You don’t have to make every month to join!!! Make as many as you can, and bring your company along to meet your friends!
Please EMAIL me–jcjudycim@gmail.com-as soon as possible to let me know if you want to join us. I will also have sign up sheets for you at the WI Club Meeting Jan.18th.
So let’s go Dining! Thank you, Judy 262-391-9869

Tampa Bay Downs


Note: If you did not receive your Tampa Bay Downs ticket for this trip when you paid for it, and have not turned in your email address with your reservation, please email Hal Baumann: hal.baumann1959@gmail.comto do so. This will let him know who needs to pick up a ticket when boarding the Bus on March 12! Very important! We do not need any problems with this on the day of the trip…you know how aggravating that can be for you! Now…members have had their chances at getting reservations for this trip…it is now possible for you to invite any friends you may have to make this Day Trip with us to the Downs. $57.00 all inclusive per person. It is important they make their reservations through Hal Baumann by the 5th of February! Hal must turn in that money to the Downs by then! Let’s fill this second bus up and have a great day at the Track together! Boarding the buses will be done at the Depot in Spanish Springs….as long as we park our Golf Carts and Cars in the Publix parking lot–waaaay out along the Bichara Blvd. edges of this lot! Those are the rules Lamer’s Bus Co. must follow! Please arrive there at 9:15 to do this, and pick up your tickets. GO, Baby, GO!!



Member, John Krivitz has put together a wonderful day trip for us in April. Find some time to discuss it with him at the meeting Monday. All details re this trip will be published on our website by February. Look for it!!
I guarantee you it will be a fun day!



Member Lee Konczak has an opportunity that many of you might want to take advantage of. Please see the attachment to this newsletter regarding it, and find a little time to talk with Lee about it at the meeting. It may make for a very exciting summer for you abroad! Hint….Lee belongs to the WI International Educational Scientific Cultural Organization in Wausau, WI (WIESCO) Don’t miss this!

whispering oaks


I have made an arrangement for lunch at Whispering Oaks Winery on Tuesday, February 23. 19 Ladies will be able to join me there for a relaxing lunch of a wide choice of Flatbreads , Cheese Trays, and, of course, Wine.
I will draw your names from a Hat at this meeting if you decide you would like to join me there. The hat will be up front on the stage in our meeting room, and a pen and blank slips of paper will be next to it! You know what to do……put your name on ONE slip and drop it in the Hat….that’s it.! 19 of you will know by the end of the evening if you are joining me! Let’s just have a little fun together! Times and directions will be found on the website in enough time to help direct you there! After lunch, we will go to the Russell Stover outlet for cappuccino… or ice cream… and to do a little shopping!



Don’t forget game night is Monday, January 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 at Bacall Recreation Center.


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 wiclublakesumter.org

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, contact:nancykmiller54@gmail.com


Go Pack Go!!

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Last but certainly not least… congratulations to our Packers for winning the wildcard playoff! The above photo was in the Green Bay Press-Gazette this week. Let’s all cheer them on when they play the Arizona Cardinals tomorrow (Saturday)! Go Pack!


I’ll see you Monday at our January WI Club meeting. Scooter the DJ puts on a fun show – plus we’ll have pizza and desserts! Please come early to learn about all the great upcoming events…

Helen Feeney
WI Club Lake Sumter