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
March 4
Great Dane Brew Pub
2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg
Social Hour
11:00am Social Hour
12:30pm Lunch

Hi guys,
Hope to see you all this month at the Great Dane across from south central district. It's always a favorite.
This month I want to explain a new ARC experiment. (Yeah, yeah, I know, crazy management team rocking the boat!)
At our January meeting, we discussed having a loose reservation system for attending lunch. Not to take anything away from Linda Netzer's almost freakish ability to predict monthly attendance, but Linda and Rick Wojciak want to try out a new system in order to get a better handle on how many members will be attending monthly meetings. It can be a big help for Linda to have some idea how many to expect for lunch so the restaurants can set enough tables, and have staff available to serve. And the rest of us do not have her finely honed skills if we are ever called on to give a number to the restaurants.
How it will work: Rick sends the e-mail announcement out one week prior to the meeting, asking members to reply if they plan to come. If so, just hit the “Yes, I am planning on attending” button.
REALLY IMPORTANT: This is NOT intended to discourage last minute attendees who haven’t replied. Just show up as you always have—and bring a guest or prospective member, if you like. YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME JUST TO DROP INTO THE MEETING, EVEN IF YOU DID NOT SEND IN A RESERVATION UNDER THIS NEW SYSTEM. Heck, we want to see you at ARC. But everyone agreed we should give this a trial for a few months and see if it helps with estimates.
This grand experiment starts with this March meeting. Please help in getting the word out to our members.
Sturgeon season is over. That means spring is just around the corner. WHOOHOO! Take care and I'll see you at the Great Dane on Fish Hatchery Road.