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
January 8
Buck n Honeys
800 W. Broadway, Monona
Social Hour
11:00am Social Hour
12:30pm Lunch

Hey ARC members,

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 [shereelynnvb@yahoo.com] 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.

Ugh.  I have a new computer.  My laptop finally crapped out.  Geez, software has changed a lot in the last six years, so while I struggle to get this note to Rick, I will cut the message short.

Do you know retirees not active in ARC??  Invite them to the Holiday Party – everyone, member or not is welcome!