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    • September 19, 2019
    • (CDT)
    • August 20, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St.

    TEMPO Happy Hour 

    Do you want another opportunity to get to know and network with your board and other TEMPO members in a casual setting. We welcome members to join us at our TEMPO Happy Hour! These Happy Hours will follow our board meetings on the third Thursday of each month. 

    TEMPO Board members will be on the club level bar, or third level pub. We hope you can join us.

    No registration necessary. 

    • July 16, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • The Madison Club

    Thursday, July 16 6:15 p.m.
    TEMPO 3rd Quarter Birthday Party
      If you have a birthday in July, August, or September, please join us at The Madison Club for the Q3 Birthday Celebration! If you weren't able to attend the party during your birthday quarter, you are more than welcome to join your TEMPO friends at the next event. 

    Please RSVP to the event online so we can order the right amount of food and drink.

    • July 16, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (contact Teri Venker)

    July Title: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir. Unabridged. Translators: Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier.

    Joy Rice will be the discussion leader. Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Contact Teri Venker for details.  

    About The Second Sex

    Simone de Beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. Unabridged in English for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as when it was first published, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.

    • July 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    July Title: “Chances Are” by Richard Russo

    The meeting will be held on Zoom. Please contact Carol Schroeder for the log-in information. 

    About the Book 

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Russo--in his first stand-alone novel in a decade--comes a new revelation: a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship

    One beautiful September day, three sixty-six-year-old men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today--Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971. Now, forty-four years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives and that of a significant other are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are . . . also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship's bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community.
    For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, Chances Are . . . is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement.

    • August 04, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • The Madison Club Patio

    Join TEMPO Madison's Networking Committee on Tuesday, August 4 at 5 p.m. for a private, in-person chocolate and wine tasting featuring TEMPO Madison member Driftless Chocolates. 

    The Madison Club is opening up the Club's patio just for TEMPO Madison members for this exclusive event. Due to COVID-19, registration will be capped at 10 people. Registration will be opening up soon!

    Driftless Chocolates will feature chocolate from 5 countries which will be matched with a sample of wine. 

    • August 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Implicit Bias with Deborah Biddle (Registration Opening Soon)

    About our Speaker

    With a calm, level-headed approach, keen listening, insightful questioning, and a passion for individual and organizational belonging and thriving, Deborah Biddle influences individuals and teams to successfully rethink and redo the ways they engage with people and make decisions. Deborah runs the diversity and inclusion consulting, coaching, and training firm, The People Company LLC.

    She works with organizations who want to leverage the power of change to heighten development and performance for their people. Deborah designs and delivers thought-provoking and challenging experiences that help people THINK better, DO better and BE better at what matters most.

    • August 20, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CDT)
    • In-person or Zoom (contact Teri Venker)

    August Title: Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

    If we're able to cook together, Christine Lidbury will plan menu and procure ingredients. If we decide not to gather together at that time, we can still discuss the book via Zoom. Donna Beestman will host either way. Please contact Teri Venker for the Zoom log-in information. 

    About Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

    A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters.

    In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.

    Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs.

    • September 08, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • The Madison Club

    Did you join TEMPO Madison in the last two years?  Are you looking for ways to get involved?

    TEMPO Madison Membership Chair, Michelle Vetterkind, will host a New Member Orientation before the TEMPO March Luncheon.  The orientation will start at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.

    This is a great opportunity to learn about TEMPO Madison, and what the organization has to offer.  From book clubs, to breakfast clubs, from the nonprofit Pay it Forward, to awarding scholarships to female high school students. This is your chance to learn what it means to be a member in TEMPO Madison.  Meet and hear from the Board of Directors and TEMPO Madison representatives from the various groups.  Or, maybe you're more interested in joining a group that plans an annual event, or participate in the process of awarding TEMPO Madison scholarships to deserving young ladies each year. 

    After a Q&A session, the group will adjourn followed by the September luncheon and networking.

    • September 17, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom or TBD

    September Title: Leadership: in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Please contact Teri Venker for information. 

    About Leadership: In Turbulent Times 

    Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

    In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.

    Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times.

    No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.

    • October 15, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom or TBD

    October Title: How to read the Constitution and Why by Kim Wehle

    Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Please contact Teri Venker for information. 

    About How to Read the Constitution and Why 

    An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes—essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government.

    The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In How to Read the Constitution and Why, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means. In compelling terms, she describes how the Constitution’s protections are eroding—not only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacy—and why every American needs to heed to this “red flag” moment in our democracy.

    This invaluable—and timely—resource covers nearly every significant aspect of the Constitution, from the powers of the President and how the three branches of government are designed to hold each other accountable, to what it means to have individual rights—including free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an abortion. Finally, the book explains why it has never been more important than now for all Americans to know how our Constitution works—and why, if we don’t step in to protect it now, we could lose its protections forever.

    How to Read the Constitution and Why is essential reading for anyone who cares about maintaining an accountable government and the individual freedoms that the Constitution enshrines for everyone in America—regardless of political party.

    • November 19, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CST)
    • Zoom or TBD

    November Title:  The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

    Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Please contact Teri Venker for information. 

    About The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

    A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.

    Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.

    Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.

    Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease.

    Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.

    • December 17, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CST)
    • Zoom or TBD

    December Title: The Body: a Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

    Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Please contact Teri Venker for information. 

    About The Body: A Guide for Occupants

    In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

    Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

    A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

  • Register

    "GEM MEMBERS" are Members who have voluntarily contributed additional dollars to TEMPO Madison personally or through their companies. Select any GEM level to participate, knowing that your gift will help TEMPO Madison achieve an extra level of excellence through your generosity. 

    Ruby ($500)
    • Discount of up to $50 to one TEMPO Madison event per year
    • Promotion of your business on the TEMPO Madison website for 12 months
    • Promotion of your business in the annual TEMPO Madison booklet
    • Free TEMPO Madison t-shirt
    • Listed as a sponsor of one luncheon during the year with information on the power point and verbal acknowledgement at the podium.
    • Sit at the head table at one luncheon per year
    Sapphire ($250)
    • Promotion of your business on the TEMPO Madison website for 6 months
    • TEMPO Madison lapel pin
    • Discount of up to $25 to one TEMPO Madison event per year
    Pearl ($100)
    • Promotion of your business on the TEMPO Madison website for 3 months
    • One free beverage at one TEMPO Madison Happy Hour per year (once we are able to gather in-person)

Past events

July 14, 2020 July Virtual Luncheon: Emergency Preparedness with Ric Ransom
July 09, 2020 Networking Event: Virtual Happy Hour
June 30, 2020 Networking Event: Rhubarb and Rose Cooking Class and Wine Tasting with the Madison Club
June 24, 2020 Networking Event: Spa-at-Home with KOSA Spa
June 18, 2020 June NFL Book Club
June 16, 2020 June Book Bags Meeting
June 09, 2020 Annual Meeting and Luncheon with WCO's Andrew Sewell and Joe Loehnis
June 04, 2020 TEMPO Madison Virtual Happy Hour
May 21, 2020 May NFL Book Club via Zoom
May 21, 2020 TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
May 19, 2020 May Book Bags Meeting via Zoom
May 12, 2020 May 2020 Virtual Luncheon with Richard Davidson
May 07, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
April 28, 2020 Session 2: 2019-20 Leadership Series--RESCHEDULED
April 26, 2020 CANCELLED: Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon at KOSA Spa
April 16, 2020 April NFL Book Club
April 14, 2020 April 2020 Luncheon CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 Cancelled: March NFL Book Club
March 18, 2020 Member Supported Event: WIC Tour of Lodgic Building
March 10, 2020 March 2020 Luncheon
March 10, 2020 TEMPO PROJECT REACH: Business Board Search and Selection
March 05, 2020 Tour of Summit Credit Union Headquarters
February 20, 2020 February NFL Book Club
February 16, 2020 Networking Event: UW Women’s Hockey v. Ohio State
February 11, 2020 February 2020 Luncheon
February 11, 2020 TEMPO PROJECT REACH: Different Types of Boards and Corresponding Liabilities
January 16, 2020 TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
January 14, 2020 January TEMPO Luncheon
January 14, 2020 TEMPO PROJECT REACH: Skill Sets
December 10, 2019 December 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
December 05, 2019 Tour of Promega Corporation
November 23, 2019 TEMPO Networking: Lunch & Play at the Overture Center
November 12, 2019 November 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
October 22, 2019 Session 1: 2019-20 Leadership Series - October 22, 2019
October 17, 2019 NFL Book Club October Meeting
October 17, 2019 TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
October 16, 2019 Tour of Electronic Theatre Controls
October 15, 2019 Book Bags - October Meeting
October 08, 2019 2019 TEMPO Shares
September 28, 2019 Badger Backyard Tailgate Party
September 19, 2019 NFL Book Club September Meeting
September 17, 2019 Book Bags - September Meeting
September 10, 2019 September 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
September 10, 2019 TEMPO New Member Orientation
August 15, 2019 NFL Book Club August Meeting
August 13, 2019 August 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
July 18, 2019 NFL Book Club July Meeting
July 16, 2019 Book Bags - July Meeting
July 13, 2019 TEMPO Breakfast Club - July
July 09, 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
July 02, 2019 TEMPO WOW Spokeswomen
July 01, 2019 TEMPO Traveler Group
June 19, 2019 Mansion Hill Architectural, Historic Walking Tour and Reception
May 14, 2019 May 2019 Luncheon
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