Linda Horn

What a great Club we have! A Club that offers a wide variety of events, hundreds and hundreds of them each year, for over 1,000 Vagabond members to enjoy. Think of the thousands of daily things done by volunteers over the course of a year, some of them clearly visible and many of them in the background behind the scenes that keep our Club the dynamic organization that it is. And all of this comes together because of you, our members, who participate in Club activities and the many, many volunteers who dedicate their time so that we can all enjoy being part of such a great Club.


At the Club’s annual Recognition Dinner, the Board of Directors has an opportunity to thank the many volunteers who have contributed their time during the past year. And, the Board of Directors may, but is not obligated to, nominate certain volunteers for special awards for their service during that year or over many years.


The members who received special awards at this year’s Recognition Dinner were:


Lifetime Achievement — Sally Borchardt


Outstanding Achievement — Pat Walslager; Marilyn Gellings; Dick Kowalski;
Jim Mashock; Sue Pavlik


When you see these outstanding volunteers, please congratulate them and thank them for their continued contributions in making this such a great Club with so much to offer!


Speaking of so much to offer, look at all of the great activities to take advantage of this summer – Sunday bike rides, tennis, golf, kayaking, dining, sheepshead, dominoes, scrabble, dining, theater, a painting party, sailing, a tour of Ten Chimneys. And, this being our Club’s 60th Anniversary, be sure to check into all of the special 60th Anniversary celebration events. There’s a 60th Anniversary Voyageur Party Boat Ride, Golf Scramble, Dinner Dance, and Sock Hop.


It’s true that there really is something for everyone in this Club. So Get Up and Go and enjoy the summer!


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


The up-to-date information is available in the online Directory.


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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    NEED HELP? Contact one of the members of the Website Committee: Linda Horn, 262-707-1450; Jan Breitbach, 414-732-9749; Joyce Szulc, 262-886-9328; Cindy Hummer, 262-781-5235.


    60th Anniversary Diamond Anniversary Dinner/ Dance Banquet Event Now Open
    Friday, August 24, Silver Spring Country Club 5 PM Cocktails, 6 PM Dinner, Big Band 8:30 PM

    The 60th Anniversary Diamond Dinner/Dance at Silver Spring Country Club on Fri., August 24, is now open for signing up by current and former Vagabond members and guests.


    This gala event will feature a superb buffet dinner, a cocktail hour starting at 5:00 followed at 6 by the dinner, our own Mary Kelling offering piano keyboard music with bass accompaniment during the cocktail hour, (thanks, Mary), a wonderful and memory-filled program honoring many past presidents and others who helped the Club move forward for all these years, a variety of memorable videos to delight long-time and former members as well as many hundreds of more recent members, the singing of the famous Vagabond Greyhounds’ singing group led by former president Lyle Thompson, dancing to the sounds of the fabulous Command Performance 19-piece Big Band, and other surprises to make the event a tremendous memory.


    Just $45 for current members and $50 for former members and guests, and to top that off with something so very special, everyone signing up will receive a fantastic bonus -- a just-completed SIXTY-YEAR HISTORY of the Vagabond Club, year by year, from 1958 to this year, 2018, compiled by former president Lyle Thompson. A real wow once you start reading it with all the names and all the events recorded from 1958 on. To sign up with credit card, go to the website,, OR make out checks to VSSC for the number of tickets you are purchasing and send the check, along with a SASE, to Ron Sonntag, 9406 N. 107th St., Milwaukee 53224.


    Tickets will be sent to you in your return envelope within days after you send it in. Questions? Call Ron at 414-788-4907. Hurry, though, space is limited, so respond as quickly as you can. A Sign-Up Table will also be set up at the July 5 Vagabond General Meeting for checks or credit cards.


    60th Anniversary Sock Hop Is Coming Your Way Sat., August 25
    Silver Spring Country Club Downstairs Persimmon Room 5:30 PM
    Bar Opens 6:30 PM Grand Cookout Buffet 8-11 PM Band/Dancing
    Come one, come all, if you like fun, music, nostalgia, dancing, playing games such as hula hoops, twisting contest, and much more, including group dances so nobody has to sit out, fantastic music by Vagabond Nick Pumilia’s Advance Band playing the big hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, plus a wonderful Cookout Buffet of Johnsonville brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni salad, American potato salad, a fresh vegetable tray with dip, chips and dip, and even watermelon.


    Oh my, what a way to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of our terrific Club that we love so much. Bring your friends, bring guests, bring your spouses, your significant others, and celebrate together by having a great time with Vagabond friends and friends to be.


    All of the above for just $30 a person. But space is limited, so hurry and sign up as soon as possible. To sign up with credit card, go to the www.vagabondskiclub. com website and click on the Sock Hop event OR make out checks to VSSC for the number of tickets you are purchasing and send the check, along with a SASE, to Ron Sonntag, 9406 N. 107th St., Milwaukee 53224.


    Tickets will be returned to you in your envelope within days after you send it in. Questions? Call Ron at 414- 788-4907. A Sign-Up Table will also be set up at the July 5 Vagabond General Meeting for checks or credit cards.



    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.


    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