President’s Message: May 2014

What you need to know:

Membership – Pay your $5 at the May meeting or mail a check to Lois Meidenbauer, 2185 Ellison Place, The Villages, FL 32162. Information about later than May sign-ups will be sent in the next newsletter from your new President, Helen Feeney.

May 19th Picnic – You received a separate email regarding the picnic. We need a head count to order chicken. Please call Helen at 430-1024 to RSVP. Details – starting at 6 PM, bring a dish to pass. The club will provide fried chicken, plates and utensils and cups and napkins and garbage bags. If your last name begins with the letters A – I, please bring a dessert item; if it begins with the letters J – Q bring

a salad dish..any type of salad–leafy green, pasta, fruit, potato or Oriental; and those of you beginning with R – Z, bring a hardy side dish.

Thank yous – This is my last newsletter as your President. I want to thank all of you who helped make this a very successful year for the Wisconsin Club Lake Sumter. First, I want to thank the members who came to the meetings, participated in the activities, provided valuable feedback, and enjoyed getting to know other members. You really made this a fun year. Our Dining Out and Game Nights have been particularly successful in helping people get to know the other members of the club. A great big Thank You to your new Vice President, Judy Cimbalnik, for organizing these events. Of course, we really appreciate Gary Gerke, our webmaster who also sent out all your emails. I would especially like to thank the officers who have served with me while I was Vice President and President: Helen Feeney, Vice President; Mary Zarse, Secretary; Bob Doome, Treasurer; and Lois Meidenbauer, Assistant Treasurer in charge of membership. They were an outstanding board and wonderful people to work with. I want to thank them for all their support and hard work. I also join Helen in thanking all our other volunteers.

In addition to our monthly meetings, dining out, and game nights, the club also coordinated the Tampa Bay Downs trip, the Lombardi play, Badger Bowl game, the Wisconsin Singers, set up the October cruise and 2 golf outings. We are an active group of fun people.

At our last meeting, you elected the officers for 2014-15. They are: Helen Feeney, President

Judy Cimbalnik, Vice President, Janice Collins, Secretary

Hal Baumann, Treasurer

Barbara Sphar, Assistant Treasurer–membership

The new board members have met with the current board twice. I was thrilled to see the energy, ideas, and commitment of the new board members. You can look forward to a wonderful new year with the Wisconsin Club Lake Sumter. Remember that we don’t meet in June, July and August.

Board Action – As you know, each year we donate the money from our 50/50 to a local charity. This year we only had a little over $500 in 50/50 money so the board voted to contribute another $500 from our treasury to make the following donations: $500 to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen and $500 to the Vincent de Paul Food Bank. We will ask the members to approve this donation at the May meeting. We want to thank Jane Berse and her helpers for running 50/50 each month.

Game Night and Dining Out will continue throughout the summer on the fourth Monday of the month. Bring a snack to share at Bacall 6-9 PM

Golf in September – Unfortunately, our May golf outing was rained out. We will have another golf outing in September. The Wisconsin Club Golf outing is 9/27/14. For those who wish to golf, please contact Marilyn Butenhof at the May meeting /picnic. The fee is $2 per person. It will be held at Saddlebrook & Hawks Bay golf courses with a social time at Glenview Country Club. It is a scrabble format and foursomes are picked randomly. I hope to see a good turn at this will social event and meet new friends.

Other Information

Continue to check the website, for the current news, pictures of past events, and contact information.

Wisconsin Club Shirts can be purchased at Custom Apparel in Southern Trace between Publix and Bealls. You can pick out the shirt that you want in red or white, they will put the club logo on the left side for the price of the shirt. If you want your name on the right side, it will cost $5 more.

Have a wonderful summer Mary Viegut