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TEMPO Traveler Group

If you’re interested in travel or just want to casually lunch with fellow TEMPO women, come to one of our lunches! Although we share adventures, plans, information, experiences, and tips, there is no real agenda or expectations.

Monthly lunch at noon, first Monday of the Month at Imperial Gardens, 2039 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562

We learn from each other about various tour groups, cruise options, eco-tourism and destinations. We share info and inspiration about anything from international cell phones, to Global Entry, to recommended travel shoes. Some of us have even learned how to travel for 3 weeks with just a carry-on!

Although we send out a monthly email reminder, no RSVP is needed. We most always have the lower level of the restaurant to ourselves. Feel free to just show up. Our lunch size can vary from 4 to 16 or so. 

Questions? Contact Sue Studz, 798-4410 or Aleta Murray 608-276-8531 

TEMPO WOW (Women of Wisdom – rewirees)

WOW-zers are TEMPO women (past, present, and friends) who enjoy fellowship and taking time to play. Mostly retired (we prefer “rewired”), we plan and enjoy lunches, day trip adventures, and even some overnights. We’ve visited art museums, businesses; travelled to botanical gardens, and taken trips to Chicago and Door County. We’ve taken bread-baking and watercolor classes together and spent afternoons at Sundara.

We have a yearly ideation session – usually around New Years, usually at Sue Studz’s home in the country outside Black Earth – where we draw up a rough plan of events that interest us.  We use Doodle to poll and sign up for events, to volunteer to drive, etc. Sue Studz sends out the doodle poll and reminders, although others organize the outings.  

Questions? Contact Sue Studz, cinemon6@gmail.com or 798-4410 or Aleta Murray, a-murray@sbcglobal.net or 608-276-8531. 

Join the Non-Fiction Lovers (NFL) Book Club!

TEMPO’s Non-Fiction (NFL) Lovers Book Club welcomes new members through out the year to join our discussions, lend your opinions, enjoy some laughter, and make new friends through this smaller group of TEMPO.

We meet the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. and during Covid we’ve been meeting via Zoom with meetings ending at 8:30 p.m.
(In normal times, we meet over refreshments in a member’s welcoming home for a lively exchange of ideas. Some members come to every meeting; others may only make it several times a year. Eight to 12 people usually show up, so it’s easy to have your voice heard.)

We’re a friendly bunch who takes turns leading discussions and hosting. We make it a point to read a variety of books covering the arts, biography, world events, history, nature, economics and so much more. Once a year we read a book and incorporate an experience: one year we read a local Madison history and did an architectural history walking tour.

To join, ask questions, and/or get on the list serve so you get notices of all upcoming books and meeting locations, please contact Teri Venker at terivenker@gmail.com, or 608-206-1405

Tempo Book Bags

TEMPO Book Bags is for members who enjoy reading fiction. Each month a book nominated by members of the group is selected for each month, and the group rotates both discussion leaders and hostesses.  

For more information contact Orange Schroeder at orange_dean@mac.com or 608-770-1953 or Sally Peterson at sallygpeterson@gmail.com

TEMPO Breakfast Club – Middleton Hills Branch

Show up at the Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend.  We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. 

Contact Jane Grabowski-Miller at janegrabmiller@gmail.com or 608-770-6672.

TEMPO WOW Spokeswomen

Remember taking off the training wheels and the freedom of flying down the road on your bicycle for the first time? Kim Donovan & Lauri Morris have formed a new WOWser bike group, Spokeswomen, to recreate the experience.

The plan is to ride midday on weekdays every other week from mid-May through mid-September. Starting points and routes will vary, but riding will primarily be on different area trails with street riding limited. The average distance will be +/- 20 miles. Bike helmets required – spandex is not. Optional lunch after the ride usually in the vicinity of the starting point. Rain dates for bad weather. 

Upcoming rides:  August 6, and August 20

Questions? Contact Kim Donovan, kimdonovan@gmail.com, or Lauri Morris, lauri@ldmorrislaw.com.

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