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...more than a ski club!
Calendar of Activities
List of Activities Available
General Meeting Info
Board of Directors Contact Info
We’re back socializing at the East Side Club’s Tiki Bar on the second Tuesday of the month from June through September. Also, at the VFW on Cottage Grove Rd. on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 

The second hike October 12 at 1:00PM.   Steve Morton Park. Exact location and directions to be sent out later.

The third hike October 19 at 1:00PM. at Blue Mounds State Park. This hike needs a leader. To volunteer, contact Mary Ann Fitzsimmons 608-358-0007 or marzifitz@msn.com. We’ll meet in the east end of the parking lot at the top of the hill in the park. There are miles of hiking and x-country ski trails. After the hike, we will gather at the Grumpy Troll for a late lunch.

HALLOWEEN TGIF The regular Oct. 28 TGIF will have a Halloween party flavor, this year. Don’t be scared away, bring a friend and join the bunch at the Esquire Club.

HOLIDAY PARTY Dec 15, 4:30-8:00; Brennan’s Cider Farm, 8216 Watts Rd. If you liked last year’s holiday party, you’ll love this one. Bring a gift for Mr. and Mrs. Santa to hand out in the Secret Santa Giveaway. Bruce Nichols and friends will lead and play holiday songs, and the best appetizers ever will make everyone wish there were more. Watch the Skilaufers website for updates on this event or contact Mary Ann Fitzsimmons. Reservations required. 

Sunday Evening Sheepshead
Begins at 6:30 p.m. Tully's II 6401 Monona Dr. This gathering is open to all card players who enjoy the game of Sheepshead.

Club Activities Continued Skilaufers Newsletter September 2022 Page 3​

Club Officers
President: Curtis Armstrong 608-514-5767 craarmy@yahoo.com
Vice President: Diane Martin Liebert 608-698-4143 dwliebert@gmail.com
Treasurer: Lin Carlson 608-239-3287 linpete2611@yahoo.com
Membership/Secretary: Pam Julian 608-225-3044 jp1870@yahoo.com
Web Master: Dan Eggerding 408-583-7021 de_vista@hotmail.com
Activities: Mary Ann Fitzsimmons 608-358-0007 marzifitz@msn.com
Newsletter Editor: Position Open


Skilaufers (pronounced "she-law-fers") is an outdoor and social activities club.  We ski, bike, hike, canoe and kayak, camp, dance, golf, play cards and more, depending on the season.  Most members are from the Madison area. 

We host weekly TGIF happy hours on Fridays at local restaurants where we meet, eat, and visit – guests are welcome! We also host a “Keen Cuisine” outing to restaurants on the third Wednesday of the month, September through April.  Our monthly social get-to-gethers are held the second Tuesday of the month at the VFW Club on Cottage Grove Rd. This is a safe, social environment in which to enjoy yourself. Beverages are reasonably priced, guys and gals are friendly, and the music is always good.

Skilaufers was organized over 45 years ago by a group of young, single professionals working in the Madison area. The club is still a singles group, although married people, who may have met at club functions, can and do participate in our activities. Our club has a 12 member board of directors to guide us. They plan and execute activities, with input from the members, during the year. Membership rewards you with many things to do with other singles, good music every month, a newsletter, and the fun of TGIFs, skiing, hiking, dancing and more! Membership is $15 or $20; $15 if you are interested in viewing the newsletter here on our website, or as an email attachment instead of receiving a newsletter in the mail.  It is $20 if you are interested in receiving a newsletter in the mail. Both memberships include free admission to General Meetings. 

We WELCOME new members and invite you to come and meet new people and join in on our fun activities!



Skilaufer Hike on Sept 21.
The weather was beautiful, and the hike perfect. After the hike at Indian Lake State Park and all enjoyed libations at the Goat Garden in Roxberry. We even got to see the goats. There was so much enthusiasm over the hike that another hike was added to the hike schedule. The next hike will be at Steve Morton Park Wednesday Oct. 12. 1 PM. The final hike will be Oct. 19 1PM at Blue Mounds State Park.

Thank you to Bob Kreul and Pam Danielson for organizing and leading this season's final bike event. We biked from Riley's Tavern to Blue Mounds. We had Lunch in Blue Mounds, and then biked back to Riley before the rain ruined our day.

President’s Message (9/23/2022)
Summer is coming to a close, but there’s plenty of nice weather to still get out and do activities. Hope you all had an enjoyable summer!

We’ have a lot of activities planned for the next few months, you’ll see them listed beginning on Page 2. If you want to run or suggest an activity, get ahold of our Activity Director Mary Ann Fitzsimmons.

Several members have asked me to hold a membership meeting to discuss the Club’s future. We’ll meet Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Hawthorne Library. (Details on Page 2) There’s lots to talk about; recruiting former members, activities, newsletter frequency, changes to the website, and even changing the Club’s name.

We’ll need to elect a new Club President as I’m not seeking re-election. After 13 years on the board and about 12 years as president, it’s time for a change. I’m also spending more winter months in Florida and the Club needs someone here year-round.

In addition to finding a new president the Club will need a new newsletter editor as Kevin Murphy is resigning that position effective next month. Thanks for your years of service, Kevin. Let a Board Member know if you’re interested in that job.

- Stay safe and healthy!  - Curt Armstrong 

Club Anniversary
Photos from our activities see more by clicking on Photo Gallery tab.
50th Anniversary - see more photos by clicking on Photo Gallery tab. 
(This space is now being reserved for announcements or events that come up after the current month's newsletter is published.)  
Keen Cuisine is cancelled until further notice.
​Next newsletter will be in May.