April 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

Monthly Program
Please join us on Tuesday, April 9 to hear Yoyi Steele present What's Happening with Birds in Wisconsin Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Please register by Thursday, April 4.  April 2019 Luncheon Registration Spring bird migration is underway. Many of the early birds will soon be arriving in Wisconsin. And of course, certain species stayed with us all winter. How did they fare? How healthy are our bird populations? Which birds are threatened or endangered and why? What birds are doing extremely well? What can we do to help our feathered friends? Our speaker has worPked on the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative for the Department of Natural Resources and is a self-described “Bird Geek”. Yoyi Steele…
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March 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

Monthly Program
Please join us on Tuesday, March 12 to hear Emily Auerbach, Professor of English and Director of the UW Odyssey Project present From Poverty to Power: The Multi-Generational Impact of the UW Odyssey Project Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Please register by Thursday, March 7. “The Odyssey Project helped me unwrap my gifts and rewrite the story of my life,” commented one single parent. How can an award-winning humanities course help break a cycle of poverty not only for adult students in the classroom but also for their families and communities? Eloquent graduates of Odyssey will join Emily Auerbach at the podium to share their journeys of transformation. [caption id="attachment_995" align="alignleft" width="300"] Josephine and Emily[/caption] Emily…
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February 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

Monthly Program
Please join us, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to hear Steve Ackerman and Jonathan Martin present Ask the Weather Guys: What Does Our Weather Say About Climate Change? Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Steve and Jonathan are professors in the UW-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Known as “The Weather Guys”, they are regular guests on Wisconsin Public Radio on the last Monday of each month. They also author the monthly column “Ask the Weather Guys” for the Wisconsin State Journal. What does our weather say about climate change? When its colder than usual during a Wisconsin winter, does that mean global warming is not occurring? Why did we see such devastating flooding in Wisconsin last…
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Theola Carter

Theola Carter

Member Spotlight
[caption id="attachment_1024" align="alignright" width="196"] Theola Carter, B.A., M.P.A.[/caption] Actress. Leader. Advocate. These are a few of the words that can be used to describe Theola Carter. Above all else, Theola lives a life full of compassion, empathy, and dedication. As the current Manager of Policy and Program Improvement with the Dane County Government, Theola takes pride knowing that she is helping people every day. Outside of her profession, she continues to pour into other organizations and individuals to further support those around her as well as those who are in need. Theola truly exemplifies altruism in every sense of her life. When she gives, she gives her all. Ms. Carter lives by the virtue that it is better to give than receive. Growing up, Theola recounts on how her family…
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Megan Purtell

Member Spotlight
[caption id="attachment_1021" align="alignright" width="200"] Megan Purtell[/caption] “So I was saying to myself, self…” When Megan Purtell asks herself this question, she evaluates what impact her work is making not only for her company, but her entire community. Through a career built on dedication, creativity, and loyalty; Ms. Purtell has built a successful consulting business while also volunteering her time to help hundreds of young professionals achieve their goals. Graduating from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a History degree, Ms. Purtell built a career in the Financial Industry through a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Following her graduation, she remembers working for a Temp Agency in San Francisco where management was ecstatic over the “Midwestern worker” who showed up on time and even stayed until the…
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