September 2018 President’s Message

Hello Wisconsin Club of Lake Sumter!

I am looking forward to a great year as your President. Thank you, Dick Thies, for paving the way but you’re going to be a tough act to follow! A huge Thank you to our past officers, Pres. Dick Thies, VP Jeanne Engle, Treasurer Hal Baumann, Secretary Bill Cammack, and Membership Joanne Schachtner.

Some officers will be continuing on this year, some in different roles. Please Welcome back VP Jeanne Engle and Treasurer Hal Baumann! Rejoining our Officers, but in the role of Secretary, Dick Thies and a super big welcome to our new Membership Chairman Roxanne Evans. Our Officers have a board meeting the first Thursday of each month. Please mark your calendars for our Club Meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month.


September Entertainment – George Locke!

Lots of laughs are in store for Wisconsinites at our first meeting on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m., Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Comedian George Locke is on tap with humor and song. This multi-talented natural showman has been performing for 20 years in and around The Villages.

In addition, we’ll hear a presentation from a representative of Stanton-Weirsdale School, one of the charities our Club supports. Please bring an appetizer, snack, or sweet of your choice to share with everyone. Tables will be set up in the back for your food items. BYOB if course!


October Meeting – Oktoberfest!.

Plan to join in for our annual Oktoberfest celebration on Monday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. The pig roast returns! We’ll serve up an authentic German dinner with brats and German beer, too. The Villages German Band will perform our favorite tunes.

Contact Hal Baumann at or 352-259-6552 for tickets – $20 for Club members and $25 for guests. You can also get tickets when you watch the Green Bay Packers at Cody’s at Lake Sumter. 
Note we will begin serving dinner at 6:00 p.m. Please note the earlier start time


Holiday Party 2018

The On WI club will be hosting the holiday event this year. The event will occur on December 17, 2018 at Seabreeze Rec Center. More details to follow!


Dining Out

Judy Cimbalnik will again be organizing dining out groups. Dining out will start in October and will occur in Oct., Nov.. and Dec. This is an excellent way to get to know other club members. If you are a single, Judy has a group for you. If you want to sign up contact Judy at ASAP or by phone at 262-391-9869. To learn how dining out works click here.


Game Night

WI Club Game Nights are the 4th Monday, of every month at 6 PM at the Bacall Rec Center on Canal Street. We’re open to any card games! If interested, just show up; BYOB and snacks. These fun nights continue each month on the fourth Monday unless otherwise announced.


Support the Pack at our viewing Parties!

We will be supporting the Green Bay Packers at the Cody’s in Lake Sumter this season. Please, kindly RSVP to Bill Cammack at or 312-304-7757 within 2 days of the game for reserved seating. This is very important so you have your seats and you do not lose out. In other words, RSVP or you’re NOT getting a seat!

See you on the 17th!!!

MaryKay Childress