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An update from Skilaufers President Curt Armstrong coming soon.


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 meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Eastside Club, uniquely situated on the shore of Lake Monona with a beautiful view of downtown Madison. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and include dance music provided by live bands at 7:30. 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!



The monthly meetings have been suspended thru August 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The October 12 Skilaufers meeting has been cancelled due to concerns caused by the Coronavirus. Uncertainties surrounding the current public health emergency make planning upcoming events difficult so, no future meetings are scheduled at this time. 

Our 55th anniversary, originally 
set for October, is being postponed
until spring

The Board of Directors will meet to consider the monthly meeting schedule and locations, membership dues and other matters. Those decisions will be announced in the newsletter and posted to the Club’s website.

We look forward to meeting again. Until then, stay healthy.

The Board of Directors
October 7, 2021

     (To be continued below.)

Pete Melone, P J to those who knew him, died on Sunday September 26th. A party to celebrate his life with us will be held at Buck & Honey’s Monona on Saturday October 23 from Noon to 3:30 PM. Please join his friends and family to share your remembrances & PJ.
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.) 
Next earliest Newsletter will be
 September 2021!
Keen Cuisine is cancelled until further notice.