Ron Sonntag

Check Out Some of the New Things in Our Club

I’m sure our members are not like those in many other organizations who simply take for granted that things will always just move along smoothly and new things will just happen. I think many of you know that it actually takes a lot of time and effort to have the new events, new features, and new ideas that our Club offers. Years ago, for example, we created the system for you to get your monthly Life newsletter via email up to 2-3 weeks before it would otherwise arrive in your regular mail. That not only got you the news faster, but by members agreeing to get it via email instead of the hard copy by mail, saves our Club hundreds of dollars a year when we don’t have to pay for printing, addressing, and postage.


More recently our Club opened a new Website created by Vagabond Nick Pumilia with tons of help from Linda Horn! You will see all the wonderful new features on it including a new Photo Library where you can see photos and even videos from recent events that you can also share with friends and family to show them what you and the Club are doing. Jeff White is in charge of that area, and you can send photos of your events to your Event Director to possibly get them added to the Photo Library. Coming soon, the new website will also be able to accept credit cards for membership and for virtually all events requiring payments. Just this past month we instituted a new system in which you can pay for events with a credit card at our meetings, get the points or mileage benefits from your card provider, plus you no longer need to write out and send in checks or bring extra cash to the meetings. Simple and quick processing is done right in the new Event Processing Area set up in the Treats Room that lets the social fun, talking, and dancing continue while business is handled in that area. Thanks for the positive feedback about how well the new system is working. Stay tuned for some other big developments coming your way, thanks to work by your Board of Directors.


Also, if you have a chance sometime, think about thanking Board members for working the many hours on events, behind-the-scenes work, paperwork, trips to the bank to make deposits, etc., and coming up with great ideas to help make the Club even better. Thanks is about all that your volunteer Board members get for doing all the work they do.


Your President, Ron

Board of Directors

  • Officers:
  • President  Ron Sonntag
  • Vice President  Pam Cole
  • Secretary  Ann Jankowski
  • Treasurer  Pat Walslager


  • Board Members:
  • Membership  Jan Breitbach
  • Finance & Bylaws  Sue Cummings
  • Meetings  Mike Paskov
  • Public Relations  Judy Daniel
  • Sporting Activities  Carol Gavigan
  • Tennis/Pickleball  Linda Horn
  • Ski Trips Director Joyce Szulc
  • Social Activities  Cindy Hummer

Judy Daniel


Time for Autumn Fun!

September 6th’s General Meeting is “Cover Free.” That means guests will not have to pay the usual $5 admission fee. What a Deal! They can check us out, attend the Roundtable and meeting, eat dinner, and dance to music by Tom Anthony’s Band. Invite everyone, so they can enjoy meeting our wonderful members and have a chance to join the Vagabond Ski & Social Club that evening and sign up for future fun activities. Share our unique Vagabond experience.


Remember: renew your membership now to ensure you will be listed in the 2018 Vagabond Directory. Time for Autumn Fun!



Jan Breitbach

JanRenewal Time is Here!

The Membership Renewal/Application form is in this newsletter. It is also on the Club website www. Please complete the form (be sure to sign and date) and send with the payment to the address on the form. ALL members must complete and submit a form whether payment is due or not. If you attend the September meeting you may submit your Membership Renewal/ Application, and pick up your new membership card at the same time. The final deadline to have your information in the new Directory is in October, so please renew as soon as possible. Thank you to the many members who have renewed at the August meeting and via mail.


Volunteers are needed to spend time at the Registration Renewal and Membership table at future meetings.

If you have any questions or are willing to volunteer, contact me at 414-732-9749 or