In 1912, Roald Amundson and R. F. Scott raced to the South Pole. One man made it; the other perished. This is the story of how that happened. Reviews have been awesome. Lee Kernen said he was cold for a week after reading Dennis' book. Dennis is a recipient of the U.S. Antarctic Service Medal, and survived winter in Antarctica in -58 F. temperatures in a tent. My guess is he knows what he's talking about on Antarctic survival.
As you have probably heard by now, Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Sheboygan County Administrator Adam N. Payne to serve as secretary of DNR, filling the vacancy created by the November retirement of former Secretary Preston Cole. Payne has held his current position for more than two decades, and previously served as executive director of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association. He also worked for the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection from 1990 to 1995. According to a news release from the governor’s office, Payne has overseen two major conservation efforts in Sheboygan County: cleaning up the Sheboygan River and Harbor and purchasing and preserving the Amsterdam Dunes along Lake Michigan. [Gee, I wonder if I could pull off getting him as a guest lunch speaker, huh?] Payne's appointment needs state Senate approval.
Linda Netzer has been working very hard to get us lunch venues that keep prices in check. Since Covid, many restaurants have added room rental charges to the cost of food, which, frankly, has pretty much priced our group out of a lot of places. If you have ideas for restaurants in the Madison area that have a private area for up to 45 to 50 people, send them to Linda
Once again, the holiday party was wonderful. Thanks to everyone! Our next meeting is this Wednesday, January 4, at Imperial Gardens in Middleton.