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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The April luncheon at Imperial Garden has been canceled.

Watch for an email around the 15th of April regarding the status of the May meeting.

Thank you for your consideration.

Hi guys,

At our March meeting, we discussed the looming coronavirus pandemic and whether it might affect our meeting plans in the future.

Well, right now you can't turn on a radio or TV without being knocked over by news of closures and cautions to wash your hands and socially distance yourself. Clearly many of our group fit in the “at risk” category for the virus.

Accordingly, out of an abundance of caution, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL OUR ARC MEETING PLANNED FOR APRIL 1ST AT IMPERIAL GARDENS. (Nope, it's not an April Fool's joke.)

Cautions regarding group gatherings already extend well into the first week of April, and canceling seems like the prudent course of action for ARC to take. I will miss seeing you guys, but please do cross the April 1st meeting off your calendar.

So far, we are still on for the May 6 meeting at the New Glarus Hotel. We will continue to keep an eye on coronavirus guidance and by mid-April will report where we stand on a May meeting. Thanks for your patience and please stay well.