Linda Horn

Thank you so much for electing me President of this great Club. It is a privilege and honor to serve you in this capacity, and I will do my very best to honor the traditions that have made this Club so strong and vibrant while continuing to move us forward into the future, too.

A sincere thank you to Ron Sonntag, our former President, who has given so much to this Club. I am happy to say that Ron will continue to be on the Board. He will continue to run events, spearhead the many 60th Anniversary celebrations, as well as continue to keep us all informed with his newsworthy biweekly emails.


Congratulations and thank you to our returning Board members Pam Cole, Jan Breitbach, Joyce Szulc and Cindy Hummer whose current terms were completed and were re-elected for another term. Your continued service is very much appreciated. Please welcome our newly elected Board members, Jennie Aiello and John Podsedly, who will bring fresh ideas and outlooks to the Board. Please thank them for volunteering. And, a hearty thank you to our resigning Board members, Judy Daniel and Carol Gavigan for their years of dedicated service.


Welcome back to our snowbirds. It is so nice to see all of you again. The Club’s summer activities are ramping up, so take a look at all of the great things to do with your fellow Vagabond friends. You’ll find so many in this issue of the Life newsletter. Enjoy biking, golf, tennis, dining, theater, music, a Brewer game and tailgate party, and on and on.


So enjoy summer and Make Life Happen!!!


Board of Directors

  • Officers:
  • President  Linda Horn
  • Vice President  Pam Cole
  • Treasurer  Les Radtke
  • Secretary  Ann Jankowski


  • Board Members:
  • Public Relations  Ron Sonntag
  • Meetings  Mike Paskov
  • Membership  Jan Breitbach
  • Sporting Activities  John Podsedly
  • Tennis/Pickleball  Jennie Aiello
  • Finance & Bylaws  Sue Cummings
  • Ski Activities  Joyce Szulc
  • Social Activities  Cindy Hummer


Jan Breitbach


If you have an old Directory you are going to get rid of, I am looking for Directories 2011 and earlier. Please contact me if you have one or more.


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



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    60-Mile (or less!) Bike Ride Sat., June 9, 9 am
    It’s the Vagabond 60th Anniversary this year, so to commemorate this milestone occasion it’s a 60-mile bike ride! But wait, not only is it a 60-mile ride, but it also could be any percent of 60, such as 70% of 60 (42 miles), 60% (36 miles), 40% (24 miles), 25% (15 miles), 10% (6 miles), so YOU can be part of this fun and ceremonial salute to our wonderful Club.


    It all starts at Brown Deer Park where we gather at 8:30 at the parking lot between areas 6 & 7. Whatever total you decide on for riding, you just ride for half of that length, then turn around and come back to the starting place and you’ll have the total miles that you wanted and be eligible for a 60th Anniversary bike ride certificate. How fun. Bring a bike, helmet, water bottle, and be ready to take off at 9 am. We’ll be getting onto the Ozaukee Urban Trail that will take us through Brown Deer, Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, and then over the I-43 bridge and into Port Washington where we’ll stop for a brief pause, then continue through town and along the roadways to Belgium, grab some food and drink and rest a while, then head back to Brown Deer Park and meet the others who rode part way and came back.


    If you are interested in going on this commemorative bike ride, email me at or call Ron Sonntag at 414-788- 4907, and I’ll send you the exact meeting place in Brown Deer Park and the route for the ride we’ll be taking. Hope to see lots of you there for this fun and exercise bike ride.


    Voyageur Party Boat Rides Again for the 60th Anniversary & the Festa Italiana Fireworks Fri., July 20, 8-11 pm
    Back by popular demand and to help us celebrate the 60th Anniversary of our Vagabond Club, the beautiful Voyageur will get its turn again to take Vagabonds out on the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan for a fun party with music, food, drinks, and laughter, plus viewing the opening night Festa Italiana fireworks spectacular from nearby right on the lake.


    Just $45 – includes box lunch and a drink ticket. Boarding at 7:30 pm, boat leaves promptly at 8 pm for a 3-hour ride and party. This event opens immediately and will be for current Vagabonds as well as persons who have been members for lots of years in our club’s history. As a result, the event will sell out quickly because space is limited to a maximum of 100-125 persons.


    Send a check, made out to VSSC and specify your choice of tuna, ham, turkey, or veggie as your sandwich in the box lunch, to Ron Sonntag, 9406 N. 107th St., Milwaukee, WI 53224 or register online for this event.


    Questions, call Ron at 414-788-4907


    This one will fill fast, so hurry and get your checks in the mail right away. Tickets will be handed out at the dock by the Milwaukee River next to the Clybourn Ave. bridge where parking is also located. People can also sign up with a credit card at the General Meetings and at Monday Night Tennis at Alioto’s.


    Other 60th Anniversary Dates to Put on Your Calendar


    Wed., August 1, the General Meeting at which special attention will be given, during the playing of the Anniversary Waltz, for those couples who met in the Club, married or had significant relationships to dance to and signify how many the Club has helped to meet. Cake and ice cream will be served.


    Sat., August 4. A 60th Anniversary Golf Scramble at Songbird Hills, with golf, dinner, prizes, mixing, socializing, and fun.


    Fri., August 24, for the gala and formal Vagabond 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance at Silver Spring Country Club, with a salute to many former and current members of the Vagabond Club, big band music for dancing, and a variety of videos and other surprises to make the event a great memory.


    Sat., August 25, also at the Silver Spring Country Club downstairs, for a Sock Hop and music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s by the Nick Pumilia Band - Advance, with brats, burgers, hot dogs, and popcorn to go along with the drinks you have. Great fun.


    Details about all of the above will be announced in future Life newsletters and promotional flyers that will be distributed.


    Questions? Contact Ron Sonntag, Chairman, 60th Anniversary Celebration, 414-788-4907 or