The Association of Retired Conservationists was organized by a group of retirees from the Wisconsin Conservation Department in the 1960's. By the mid-1970's, the WCD had been combined with the Department of Resource Development to form the Department of Natural Resources, and the retirees group had grown significantly, met monthly for lunch and began inviting speakers to address the group on issues of interest to the members. Today, the organization has more than two hundred members.

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Next Meeting

Our June meeting will be a picnic held Tuesday, June 6th, at Lakeview Park.

Similar to the holiday party registration, you will need to pre-register using a credit card or check.

Watch your email for all the details!!

Hey, ARC Members,
I know you are busy planting vegetables and flowers and hoping you can stand seeing the grass so long during "No mow May," so I will make this short.
That wasn't a typo you saw in Rick's message.  We are having a picnic in June.
Why?  You may ask?
Well, it's getting a little tougher to find lunch venues. The restaurant we use in McFarland (Maple Tree) had a fire and is taking a good while to rebuild.  The Great Dane-Fitchburg is enforcing policies that make our lunches there harder.  For example they won't include beverages as part of our minimum, so to get use of the whole room, we have a pretty high food amount to reach.  We know it's convenient and one of your favorite places, so we will try to negotiate with them some more.  I
Anyway, Angelo's has been very good to us price wise, so we thought we would experiment with a second summer picnic.  It's June 6, 11-2:30, at the usual place, Lakeview Park in Middleton.  Please come out and attend, and let us know what you think.  Meanwhile Linda Netzer is working hard to find centrally located places, with a private room and total charges that keep us at $20.00 or less--that's our goal (except for the Holiday Extravaganza.)   She's open to your suggestions.
We will also still be having our traditional summer picnic on August 2.  It's wide open on attendance, so if you know a retiree--even if they are not an ARC member--please reach out, invite them and get it on their calendar.
Happy spring,  Hope to see you soon.