Welcome to

...more than a ski club!
Calendar of Activities
List of Activities Available
General Meeting Info
Board of Directors Contact Info
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. Bob Kreul (608-445-0333) is host. He requests that all players be vaccinated.

Club Activities Continued Skilaufers Newsletter September 2022 Page 3​

Club Officers
President: (vacant)
Acting President: Diane Martin Liebert 608-698-4143 dwliebert@gmail.com
Vice President:    Diane Martin Liebert 608-698-4143 dwliebert@gmail.com
Treasurer: (vacant)
Membership/Secretary: Pam Julian 608-225-3044 jp1870@yahoo.com
Activities: Mary Ann Fitzsimmons 608-358-0007 marzifitz@msn.com
Meetings: Diane Martin Liebert 608-698-4143 dwliebert@gmail.com
Web Master: Dan Eggerding 408-583-7021 de_vista@hotmail.com


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!



Winter Walks! (Dates changed due to frigid 1st week in Feb.)
February's sun brings warmer days to our Wisconsin Winter,. It is a good time to enjoy some special walks with your Skilaufer friends. Three walks are planned. All are on a Wednesday afternoon at 1PM. After each walk, there will be a gathering for after walk nourishment in a nearby restaurant.

February 15:   Cherokee Marsh is located at the end of Sherman Ave. It is an easy walk along the marsh, a few sloping for the view and Indian Mounds for spirituality. Jane Aldrich will be leading the walk. Jane’s no. is 608-381-5614. jaldrich7788@charter.net. Call Jane to let her know you will be joining her for the walk. 

March 1:   The Zoo Walk. Want to see if Polar Bears really do come out of their caves in the winter? Now's your chance. The exact meeting place TBD. We need a leader for this walk. Anyone out there a Zoo specialist? Call Mary Ann Fitzsimmons 608-358-0007, or email marzifitz@msn.com.

March 15:   The walk location TBD. Last year the fall hikes created such enthusiasm among the hikers that the hikes were extended by two additional hikes. Hopefully this will happen with the Winter Walks. They will come up with their ideas of where they want to walk for the March 1 walk.

Directions to walk location will be announced a few days before each walk. 

Board Game Day in March   
Diane Liebert is planning a Board Game afternoon. Time, Place, and Description TBD. Diane can use some help for this event. Call her at 
608-698-4143. dwliebert@gmail.com

President’s Message (12-04-2022)
Hi – I’m Diane Liebert (formerly known as Diane Martin). I am currently serving as acting president for our organization. My mission is to reactivate our club. 

To do this we will start by all interested members paying dues of $15 by February 1st. Please include your name, email address and phone numbers with your checks and send them to Skilaufers, PO Box 8511, Madison WI 53708.

In order to do this, we will hold four large activities per year, our two picnics (memorial day and labor day) the Holiday party that our Activities Chair, MaryAnn Fitzsimmons is currently planning. (See article on this website) and one other activity. Mary Ann and I are open to suggestions however I am considering holding an indoor games party one afternoon during March.

Also during this season, Mary Ann is planning some outdoor hikes.

Bob Kreul (608-445-0333) is hosting the Sunday night Sheepshead at Tully’s IIat 6:30pm on Monona Dr.  He requests that all players be vaccinated.

Currently we are in need of several board members. Please consider signing up to help.

Benvenutos (Northport) is closed permanently, so the TGIF on Jan20 is changed to Banushis Bar & Grill (BBGs) in Stoughton at Bob Kreul's suggestion. 

Diane (Martin) Liebert

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.