Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund
Give to the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund to support those affected by COVID-19. 100% of the fund will be invested back into the community – United Way will not collect administrative support through this effort.
United Way of Dane County (to distribute to nonprofits who apply for funding for COVID-19 relief)
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.
This is a poem written by Kitty O’Meara, a retired teacher, who lives in our community, to help her process the anxiety she felt as she watched the COVID-19 pandemic unfold. Her poem went viral causing Oprah Winfrey’s Magazine to label her the poet laureate of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I want to thank all of our TEMPO Madison members who are helping our community deal with this pandemic. From the health care professionals, to the caretakers, to the scientists, to the educators, to the non-profit leaders, to the government officials, to the community leaders, to the small business owners, to the large business executives, to the artists, to the parents, and to all of us who stayed home in order to help flatten the curve, I appreciate everything our TEMPO Madison members have done and sacrificed for our community. I also know that you will all be there when we have the opportunity to rebuild and heal.
I am disappointed that we will not be together for the April luncheon. I had planned to take time during my remarks to announce our new Executive Administrator, Erin Fabrizius of Blumenfeld and Associates LLC. Erin started working with TEMPO Madison on April 1, 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism with distinction.
Erin has extensive organizational experience that includes planning legislative advocacy days, press conferences, association meetings and summits. In addition to her work at Blumenfeld & Associates, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for NewBridge Madison, which provides services to older adults living in the greater Madison area. We look forward to introducing you to Erin. We are confident that, with Erin’s assistance, support and leadership, TEMPO Madison will be able to continue to offer exceptional programming, interesting events, quality service, and exciting initiatives for our members.
Just a reminder that we will not see you for the April luncheon or any previously announced events in April. We are working to reschedule the New Member Orientation and the Leadership Series Breakfast. As soon as we have new dates to share, we will do so. In the interim, please take care of yourself and your families.
TEMPO Member: Laura Cataldo, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Date: Wednesday, March 18th
Time: 3:30 tour followed by happy hour
Save the date!
Ideal Builders is hosting a WIC tour of the almost-complete Lodgic building on University Ave.
Project description: Lodgic isn't your typical co-working space. An "all-encompassing destination", it also offers onsite daycare, a full-service restaurant and bar, an outdoor patio, an event space, and conference rooms. We began this project with extensive sitework of digging over 20' below grade to pour 22' tall walls for two levels of underground parking. Two-stories of structural steel sit on top to create the framework for the building.
Inside the new Lodgic building on University Ave you will find Kids Camp. A flexible drop-in, pay-as-you-go daycare for children 12 months to 12 years old.
Please RSVP by March 13th to Laura Cataldo
Location and parking info will be given once registered.
TEMPO Member: Mary Bartzen, Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools
A signature initiative of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, the Adopt-a-School program facilitates community partnership and investment in schools, thus expanding educational opportunities for the 27,000 scholars in our 50 public schools.
The 2020 Adopt-a-School Summit and Community Breakfast is your chance to:
New this year: The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools will host a Community Breakfast as part of the Adopt-a-School Summit. Join us to learn directly from current Adopt-a-School partners about their relationships with Madison’s public schools, and the mutual benefits of this program.
There is no charge to attend the Adopt-a-School Summit and is open to anyone with an interest in supporting our public schools and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). Registration is required by Friday, March 13.
Learn more and get registered here.
Questions? Please email Mary Bartzen, Community Partnerships Director or call (608) 237-7723.
TEMPO Member: Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Forward Theater
The Amateurs by Jordan Harrison
March 19 - April 5
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St., Madison
Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray
Hollis is a performer in an itinerant troupe of actors attempting to outrun the Black Plague in this 14th century-set comedy. The Renaissance is still in the future, and so is the concept of self-determination. So when Hollis stops a performance to wonder why Mrs. Noah would get on that ark, she throws her castmates into chaos.
This thought-provoking and centuries-spanning play delights in the imaginations of theater-makers and theater-goers everywhere. And in a tale as inventive and hilarious as its characters, The Amateurs ponders the purpose of art in turbulent times.
Tickets at forwardtheater.com
Did you know that there are presently 231 members of TEMPO Madison? Our members are influential women of diverse backgrounds and experience in business, public service, academia, and the arts. We provide members with the opportunity to connect with women in various industries, including, finance, agriculture, marketing, law, medicine, art, education, media, technology, and more. However, there are many exceptional women in executive and leadership positions in the Madison area, who are not yet TEMPO Madison members.
While we appreciate TEMPO Madison’s intimate size because it fosters deep connections among fellow members, as well as the ability to be among group of high achieving peers at the peak of their careers, and the chance to learn new things and interact with a diverse group of women, in the broadest sense, we also know that there are women in our community who would bring great value to our organization.
To that end, I want to remind you of TEMPO Madison’s membership process and encourage you to consider whether there are women in your professional and personal circles who would be a great fit for TEMPO Madison.
Criteria for Membership. In order to be considered for TEMPO Madison membership, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
In addition, the Membership Committee and Board of Directors are responsible for balancing the membership to ensure a wide range of members, diverse in terms of industry, professional background, company/organization, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.
Member Nomination. The first step in the membership process is for a TEMPO Madison member to nominate the candidate. Any current TEMPO member may nominate a candidate for membership. Nominees should have attended at least one monthly luncheon. Ideally, the nominee will not be aware that she is being considered for membership at this point in the process. This helps protect the integrity of the process, as well as the feelings/reputations of all involved.
In order to nominate a candidate for TEMPO Madison membership, the TEMPO Madison member must submit the Membership Endorsement Form
It is imperative that a TEMPO Madison member who nominates a candidate for membership refrain from promising or implying to anyone that a membership offer is forthcoming. The only way to become a TEMPO member is to go through this process, and membership is NOT confirmed until the applicant has received her welcome letter and invoice. Nomination/application is NOT a guarantee of admission.
Membership Committee Review. Once we receive a Membership Endorsement Form, the Membership Committee reviews the nomination at its next quarterly meeting. The Committee either recommends moving forward with the application process, or not. In either case, the nominator(s) is contacted by the Membership Committee Chair. It is important to note that, depending upon when the nomination is received, there could be several months between the time a nomination is submitted and when a decision is made about recommending the candidate for membership.
Board Review. At the next board meeting following the quarterly nominations, the Membership Committee Chair submits her recommendations regarding the candidates for membership. The Board then votes on whether to invite the candidate to join TEMPO Madison.
If the candidate has been invited to join TEMPO Madison, we will send a welcome letter, membership form, as well as an invoice. The TEMPO Madison member who nominated the successful candidate will also be notified of the invitation to join.
If not invited to join, the Membership Committee Chair will contact the nominator(s) and the candidate to let them know of the decision, and the reasons why, if appropriate.
Target List. The Membership Committee maintains a list of recruitment targets – women whom we believe would be incredible assets to TEMPO and whom we actively recruit to join. Periodically, TEMPO Madison will host a target list mixer to encourage those women on the target list to consider TEMPO Madison membership.
If you know if a woman in your professional and personal circles who would be a great fit for TEMPO Madison, please consider nominating her or suggesting that she be added to the Target List. If you have any questions about the membership process, please contact the Membership Committee Chair, Michelle Vetterkind, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shana Lewis, 2019-2020 President
The opening song from The Lion King, Circle of Life, starts:
“From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done.”
My new niece, Mila Jane, was born in the afternoon on January 21, 2020. I was fortunate to be able to meet her less than 24 hours after she came into this world. As I held her that first day, I started to think about her future. She will start Kindergarten in 2025. She will enter high school in 2034. What will the world look like when these milestones occur? Will there be environmental changes in the world? What kind of technology will she use to perform her job? Will she be encouraged to enter fields like science, business, medicine, and athletics? Will she be paid at the same rate as a male in her field? Will the media instigate her to struggle with her body image?
I almost got overwhelmed by these questions and concerns about the future – about Mila’s future, but then I remembered about all of the amazing work being done by TEMPO Madison members to change things for the better. I thought about women like Sara Alvarado, who is the co-creator of Step Up: Equity Matters, a community organization committed to sparking conversations and creating change around inequities in the workplace and community. I considered that there are women like Fatou Ceesay, who take care of our vulnerable loved ones. I reflected on our members, including Sharyl Kato, Donna Ulteig, Nancy Fulton Young, and Elizabeth Zeidler Schreiter, who are dedicated to serving people with mental health concerns and to removing the stigma associated with such mental health concerns. I remembered that our world includes women like Shannon Barry and Patti Seger, who work hard and dream of a world without domestic abuse. Finally, I thought about the countless hours of time, the enormous talent, and the large amounts of money that the women of TEMPO Madison contribute to improving our community. With all of the amazing ways in which TEMPO Madison members are working to make our world a better place, I feel much more comfortable with the world that Mila will inhabit.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Journaling Tips to Get What You Want in Life with Chicago Author and Life Coach, Judith Joy, Hosts FREEMini-Workshop on How to Accomplish Your Dreams—Through Journaling!
Barnes & Noble, East Towne Mall
Come and Meet Author Judith Joy for her Workshop, Book Talk, Sales & Signing
Judith Joy, the author of the new book, Dear Future Lover: Bring Your Book Boyfriend to Life says, “Strategies that worked for me –bringing my ‘book boyfriend (now husband) to life, can work for you, too.” Joy is a Chicago-based dream creation coach, Matrix Energetics Certified Practitioner, teacher, author, speaker, wife, mother and grandmother. www.yeswithjoy.com
The author coaches lifestyle workshops and gives presentations to groups of all sizes about finding future (best) relationships, new opportunities, even jobs. During the workshop she will describe her own journey and the process she used to find true love.
Saturday, February 8 2pm
Celebration of the life of Sandra Gajic
Overture Lobby, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
A Celebration of Life for Sandra Gajic, the CEO and president of the Overture Center for the Arts who passed away on December 6 after a seven-month battle with cancer, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Overture Hall Lobby with light desserts and coffee/tea in Promenade Terrace afterward. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the celebration free and open to the public. Sandra was a Tempo member.
She was the first woman to run Overture Center. She had relentless energy, passion for her work and a strong business acumen, leading Overture Center during one its most successful seasons ever. A seasoned executive in the arts with more than 28 years of experience to her credit, Gajic began her Overture tenure on August 13, 2018.
Sunday, February 9, 2002 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
13th Annual Beer and Chocolate to benefit The Breast Cancer Recovery
Dexter’s Pub, 301 North St
Enjoy an afternoon of cookie, beer, wine, and spirits tasting with over 30 different area breweries and distilleries from the Southern Wisconsin area! $25 at the door, along with a fabulous silent auction and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds support Breast Cancer Recovery’s Infinite Boundaries Retreats.
Jennifer Uphoff Gray
Sunday, Feb. 16 from 5:00 pm - 8:00pm
Forward Theater Game Night Featuring BINGO
Goodman Center Brassworks Building, 214 Waubesa St., Madison
Bring the whole family and enjoy good eats, fun games, and great company at the 3rd Annual Forward Theater Game Night Featuring BINGO!
In addition to an epic night of some high-stakes BINGO games, you can bring a gently used board game or puzzle for the Game Swap, or enter the Super Raffle to win experiences and treasures from area businesses such as:
· Dave & Buster's
· Conscious Carnivore
·Willy St. Coop
·Bricks & Minifigs, I'm Board!, and Noble Knight Games
All proceeds benefit Forward Theater! Seating is limited.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 8-9:30 a.m.
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center 1 John Nolen Dr.
United Way brings community together to address our most difficult human challenges. If you care about homelessness, our local youth, health and education access, how non-profits collaborate, or individual and corporate social responsibility, this is an inspiring event that you won’t want to miss.
Non-profit organization the event proceeds benefit: United Way of Dane County (no charge to attend thanks to sponsors and this isn’t a fundraising event)
Friday, February 28, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Leadership Roundtable on Alzheimer’s
Panera Bread, 3416 University Avenue
As a leader in our community, your input is invaluable. We know that Alzheimer’s disproportionately impacts women – both those living with the disease and as caretakers. We cordially invite you to join Alzheimer’s Association staff and other community members for a roundtable discussion about growing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease and build awareness of the needs of those impacted, available support and research surrounding Alzheimer’s. Together, we’ll brainstorm how you and your network can help lead the way to a future without Alzheimer’s.
Please join us. We are not asking you to serve on the Walk Planning Committee – unless, of course, you’d like to. Rather, we would like to take this opportunity to gather your feedback on who you think might be a good leader and partner within our community to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Free event – Come learn more about the resources the Alzheimer’s Association provides and how to help. RSVP to email@example.com or 908.203.8500, ext. 8003 by February 26, 2020
For more information: Martha Sullivan, Partner, Honkamp Krueger & Co.; Executive Committee and Board member – Alzheimer’s Association – Wisconsin
Saturday, Feb. 29 from Noon – 6 p.m.
Madison West High School, 30 Ash St.
We'll have all of your favorite mascots, media personalities, mayors, and maybe even Miss Wisconsin! The event is scheduled a few weeks later than normal, so please mark your calendar to join us at Madison West High School on Saturday, Feb. 29 from Noon - 6 p.m. Last year’s event served more than 1,400 attendees over 200 gallons of soup! We hope to see you there! The cost is $15 for a bowl (including soup, salad, bread and dessert); or $35 for a family of four (two bowls, four meals). We also will have soups that are vegan/vegetarian/gluten free!
Eve Galanter & Megan Purtell
Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arty Party: Leaping into Our New Space
HotelRed, 1501 Monroe St, Madison 53711
Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, raffles, and games as you hop from station to station to collect stamps on your trail map! Arty Party is Monroe Street Arts Center’s major fundraising event of the year, we are also celebrating (and raising money...) for our move this summer down the street to a larger space!
Ticket Options: $65.00 per person or $200.00 for group of four
Holly Cremer Berkenstadt
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 5:30 to 8 PM
Goodman Community Center's:
5th Annual International Women’s Day Event
Working theme: Stronger, Smarter, Bolder Together
Monona Terrace and Convention Center, Madison, WI
With all Madison has going for it, it also has some of the most extreme racial disparities in the country. Dane County repeatedly ranks near the bottom in national studies of racial disparities in economic status, health, education, justice and child welfare for African Americans as well as for Hispanics and Asians. That’s simply not right, and until that changes, Madison cannot be counted as a great place to live and work — for everyone.
$100 per person
Purchase Your Ticket
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
2020 LUNAFEST Film Festival -- Films by, for and about women
Marcus Point Cinema, 7825 Big Sky Drive
Zonta Club of Madison is part of an International organization working together to empower women worldwide through advocacy and service. This is the second year Zonta has brought LUNAFEST to Madison, and last year it sold out!
LUNAFEST was created to provide a platform for women to share their untold stories with the world. Ticket proceeds will support the “Bring the Basics. Period.” project and a variety of other efforts that support women and girls in the Dane County area.
April 9, 2020 from 5:00 pm -8:00 pm
Downtown Madison Spring 2020 Wine Walk
Tickets on sale February 1, 2020
Join Madison’s Central Business Improvement District for the Downtown Madison Spring Wine Walk on Thursday April 9, 2020 from 5-8pm. This evening event is a fun, safe way to shop and to enjoy downtown. Attendees will explore the shops and businesses in Downtown Madison as they taste a variety of wines. All attendees can register to win one of three great prizes, including a grand prize bag worth between $300 and $500. Tickets are $37 and include a commemorative wine glass, wristband, shopping bag, drink samples, and shopping specials at a variety of Sip Stops. There are 20+ stops. Free tickets are available for designated drivers. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2020. For more information, please see our event page here: https://bit.ly/38FEpor
On-going through June 2020
Bring the Basics. Period.
Donate products through Annette Knapstein or make checks payable to Zonta Madison Foundation
Zonta Club of Madison’s “Bring the Basics.Period.” project is collecting period products and monetary donations to address period poverty in the greater Madison area. The products will be distributed to almost 20 local agencies that serve women and girls in need.
And the need is real! A recent study by Always brand found that one in five girls in the U.S. miss school because they lack access to pads and tampons. More Information
Eunice Gibson traveled to Oliveros, Santa Rosa, Guatemala with the Rotary-sponsored Guatemala Medical Resource Partnership for a week-long medical mission, providing doctors, nurses, vision and dental care and pharmacy services. Eunice served to translate English to Spanish for the pharmacists.
Annette Knapstein has had photography juried into several local and regional shows. Over the next several months she will have an image in the 40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition at the Trout Museum in Appleton, two in the Wisconsin Visual Artists’ Art is in the Air exhibit at the Dane County Airport, one in the Fourth Biennial Wings and Water exhibition at River Arts in Prairie du Sac, and five in the PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo Photography Competition at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall. She also has two photographs in the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople’s show at UW Hospital.
Voices of Women in America Survey: Open now through January 31, 2020
Christine Lidbury is the state coordinator for a national online survey of women across the US to identify the issues women across the United States self-identify as impacting the daily lives of women at home and in the workplace. The survey is led by the National Association of Commission for Women. The survey is designed to be non-partisan and responses are confidential.
I need your help! We want a strong and diverse turnout from Wisconsin both for the national study and for use for a Wisconsin-specific report. Please take the survey and share it with your networks. The survey is available in English and Spanish.
Wisconsin Women’s Council (state agency & state commission on the status of women and girls). If there is a strong turnout, the Council will get a copy of all the Wisconsin data (responses are anonymous).
Link to register / For more information: https://womenscouncil.wi.gov
Jennifer Uphoff Gray
Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillian
January 23 – February 9, 2020 at The Playhouse at Overture Center, 201 State St., Madison
A one-actor play featuring David Daniel (Core Company Member at American Players Theatre)
Directed by Tyler MarchantAn immersive storytelling experience blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of a boy growing up in the shadow of mental illness, and learning to grapple with his own adult experiences with love, loss and depression. Every Brilliant Thing provides a life-affirming jolt of humanism, reminding us that hope comes from the miracles of life’s minutiae.
“One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop...” – The Guardian (UK)
Tickets at forwardtheater.com
TEMPO Traveler Group
January 6, 2020 • 12:00 pm
Imperial Gardens, 2039 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562
TEMPO Breakfast Club – Middleton Hills Branch
January 11, 2020 • 9:00 am
Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation
TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
January 16, 2020 • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
The Madison Club
Is your birthday in the months of January, February, or March? Join the TEMPO board to celebrate!
NFL Book Club
January 16, 2020 • 7:15 pm
"A Good American Family: The Red Scare & My Family" by David Maraniss, this month's meeting will be held at Linda Brei’s house. Contact Teri Venker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend.
January 21, 2020 • 7:15 pm
"The Woman in the Window" by AJ Finn. The meeting will be held at Maureen Torphy's home, please RSVP.
For more information contact Maureen Lokrantz or Orange Schroeder.
Networking Event: Wisconsin Women's Hockey for Fill The Bowl at the Kohl Center
Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 pm
We will meet for brunch beforehand at noon at Laura Rose’s condo on West Main Street, an easy walking distance from the Kohl Center.
More Information & RSVP
Happy New Year TEMPO Madison members! If you are like many people, you have made at least one New Year's resolution. Maybe you have made a commitment to eat better or exercise more. Perhaps you plan to get organized, travel more, or save money. In addition to one of these traditional resolutions, I would like to encourage you to consider making a resolution to connect more with other TEMPO Madison members by serving on one of our committees, participating in a networking event, or joining a club.
Serving on a committee is not only helpful to TEMPO Madison, but it is also a great way to meet new people and get to know other members better. If you are interested in serving on a committee, the first step is to contact the chair of that committee.
Finally, TEMPO Madison members work together to plan several social events and fundraisers, including our Annual Celebration in June and TEMPO Shares in the fall. We are also starting to plan our 40th Anniversary Celebration, which will take place in 2021. If you are interested in helping with any of the committees established to plan these events, contact me and I will make sure you are connected with the right person.
Whatever you decide to take on as a resolution, I hope 2020 is an amazing year for you personally and for TEMPO Madison.
TEMPO of Madison, Inc.16 N. Carroll St. Suite 800 Madison, WI 53703
Board of Directors
TEMPO Madison Foundation