Welcome to
 SKILAUFERS

 
...more than a ski club!
Calendar of Activities
List of Activities Available
General Meeting Info
Board of Directors Contact Info
TGIF
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. 

Biking is Back
Bob Kreul will be leading 5 easy bike rides on the 3rd. Tuesday of each month, 5PM, from May through Sept. Please call Bob @ 608-445-0333 the day before you ride to confirm that you will be joining hum. He will look for you and wait for you.

May 17  Meet in the parking lot of The Green Lantern in Mc Farland. 5PM.

June 21  Riley Tavern. Meet at trail parking lot across from Riley Tavern. 5PM.

July 19  Olbrich Park Pavillion Lot. 5PM.

Aug 16  Fish Hatchery Rd. DNR parking Lot. 5PM.

Sept 20   Mt. Horeb Railway Station. Parking Lot near the Grumpy Troll. 5PM.

​MSCR Pontoon Boat Trip June 18. 5PM  This will be an absolutely fabulous 2-3 hour trip. Steve Holtzman will be our captain tour guide for the evening. We will cruise on Lake Mendota, The Yahara River and Lake Monona. No alcohol on board, but you can bring non-alcoholic drinks, food for one or to share. Cost to you is $7. Reservation capacity is 15. IF this trip interests you, make your reservation now by making out a $7 check to Skilaufers Pontoon Trip. Please send a check to Mary Ann Fitzsimmons, 440 N. Westfield Rd., Madison 53717 by June 11. No checks or money will be accepted on June 18th. Already there are 7 people who have indicated interest.

August 7, Betty Lou Cruise Sunday evening, August 7 is the trip date for Skilaufer's 2nd Lake Cruise. To have a private cruise there is a 20 passenger minimum. This trip will be the 2nd level Appetizer-Sunset Cruise. Alcohol will be sold at the cash bar. I think the choice is beer or wine. There is a head on the boat. The Betty Lou will cruise only on Lake Mendota. Trip cost is $37. Watch for more detailed information about this cruise. To date there are 13 people who want to go on this cruise. email Mary Ann Fitzsimmons, marzifitz@msn.com, is you are interested in this trip.

Sunday Evening Sheeps Head Cards
Begin at 6:30 PM, Tully's 2 on Monona Dr. This gathering is open to all card players who enjoy the game of Sheeps Head.

Labor Day Party
Labor Day Party will take place on Sep 05,2022 in Goodland Park.

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: Kevin Murphy 608 833-3803 kj-murphy1@outlook.com

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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!
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TGIF
NEW ACTIVITIES _ SEE BELOW!

MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC MONDAY, 
MAY 30 
Join us at W. G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park Shelter #2 for an afternoon of friends, food and fun! Your adult guests are welcome. We’ll have our own volleyball court and a pier. Plates, napkins, utensils and charcoal are supplied by the club. Bring our own beverages, meat to grill, a dish to pass and your favorite picnic games. Lake Farm Park, 4330 Libby Rd. Madison. Questions? Call Curtis Armstrong at 608 515 5767

President’s Message (4/16/2022)

Here we are coming out of Covid, Hope everybody is still safe & healthy! 

The club resumed collecting dues again in January. $15 gets you an emailed copy of the newsletter, $20 for a mailed hard copy. Fees aren’t prorated no matter when a member joins. Or, pay $5 as
a visitor for each event this year. 

Currently we have about 40 members with more joining. 

 We’re back socializing at the East Side Club’s Tiki Bar on the second Tuesday of the month from June through September. For dancing, the VFW on Cottage Grove Rd. is supposed to have music on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. You might want to give that a try and let us know.

Our Memorial Day picnic will be at Lake Farm Park, see details above.  Labor Day Party will take place on Sep 05,2022 in Goodland Park.

Bob Kruel is planning some monthly bike rides (see below). TGIF's have been going strong all winter. 

Covid interrupted a lot of ongoing activities and if members would like to get together for hiking, day trips or some else, contact Activities Director Mary Ann Fitzsimmons marzifitz@msn.com to organize or publicize it. See below for boat trips.

Next newsletter will be about the end of Aug. I've heard comments that there isn't much going on. Covid shut a lot down. This is a member run club. It's not up to the officers to run everything. You like hiking, walking, going somewhere, let others know. We can post on website and send out emails on activities.

Get out and enjoy the summer! We've been cooped up too long.
                                                     - Curt Armstrong 

(To be continued below. More Activities!)


Membership
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 newsletter will be in August.
Keen Cuisine is cancelled until further notice.
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