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
November 6
Imperial Gardens
2039 Allen Blvd, Madison
11:00am Social Hour
12:30pm Lunch

Hi ARC members,

Well, it’s officially fall, and you know what that means—stacking firewood, getting ready for hunting seasons, and – for us ARC folks—gearing up for the Holiday Party.

Here’s your first notice:Our reservation is confirmed for December 4, 2019 at Rex’s Innkeeper, 301 N. Century Avenue, Waunakee.  Per tradition, the meal will be served family-style and consist of  Roast Chicken, Roast Sliced Prime Rib, Crispy Cole Slaw, Whole Kernel Corn, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Fruit Salad.  Coffee and Milk are included.  Cost to attendees will again be just $19.00 including tax, tip and $1.00 towards treasury.  Thanks to Linda Netzer for making the arrangements.

Sheree Vande Brink has once again agreed to honcho the white elephant raffle.  Another great ARC tradition, proceeds from this fun activity go to Second Harvest at a time of year when families can need help with a holiday meal. Sheree plans to award an extra raffle ticket to anyone sending a description of what they’re donating to her by NOVEMBER 24.

What should you donate? You can donate a craft of your making, a baked good, spirits or wine, a useful household or other item in good shape, or anything else you think one of us ARC colleagues would value or covet.  Sheree is also looking for a volunteer to help her check items in and help manage the auction.  Barb Wolf has generously volunteered Mike Staggs to announce winners.

That’s the skinny.  In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing you all at a special new lunch venue on Wednesday, October 2.  Linda has charmed the proprietor of Café LaBellitalia, 1026 North Sherman Avenue, into opening just for us—we will have the whole restaurant for a private party.  Fancy. 

Thanks, Laurel