Linda Horn
November – A Time for Being Thankful

Vagabonds are the nicest, most helpful people there are! They help each other and they help the Club by serving as event leaders, ambassadors, Board members, performing a countless number of jobs behind the scenes, and by attending and participating in events and activities. A big THANK YOU to all of you for keeping the Club strong, healthy, and thriving for so many years!


And now there is an opportunity for all members to help the Club, and to reap some great benefits at the same time. How? By receiving the email version of the Life, which is usually available about 2 weeks before the printed version.


How does it help the Club? You have probably heard by now that producing, printing and mailing the Life is by far the single largest expense for our Club – over $12,500 per year. Switching to the email Life saves the Club money by eliminating printing and mailing costs. And you may ask “What’s in it for me?” You will have ADVANCE notice of events, activities, and trips about 2 weeks sooner than with the printed version. You will receive an email each month with a copy of your electronic Life attached so you will know as soon as it is available, and can start learning about all of the new events available.


If you are currently receiving the electronic Life via email, THANK YOU so much. If not, please consider switching to the electronic Life. With the electronic version, you get the latest Club information (articles about events, activities, and trips) about 2 weeks sooner and you help the Club reduce our printing and mailing expenses. Please see the next page (Page 3) for more information about how to switch to the electronic Life.


Printed Directory - Do you need one? With the addition of the online Directory being available on our electronic devices, several members mentioned that they no longer need a printed copy of the Directory.  An option to bypass receiving the printed version is now available, too. Please see Page 3 for How Not to Receive a Printed Directory.


I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and Many Blessings!

Linda Horn


Board of Directors

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


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




How to Receive the Vagabond Life Newsletter Electronically:

• Log in to the Members Only Website



• Scroll down until you see “Vagabond Life Newsletter” and click the box next to “Electronic”

• Click SAVE


How to Indicate that You Do Not Need A Printed Directory:

With the addition of the online Directory available on our electronic devices, an option to bypass receiving the printed Directory is now available. All you need to do is:

• Follow the same procedure as above for the electronic Life

• Scroll down until you see “Printed Directory” and indicate “No”

• Click SAVE


Logging in to the Members Only Website (For the First Time)

• Go to

• Click Members Only Access on the right hand side of the screen

• Click the Icon in the upper right-hand corner

• FIRST TIME LOGIN – Click Forgot Password • An email will be sent to you – be patient – sometimes there is a short delay

• Follow the instructions to establish your password

• Enter your email address and password





There comes a time when everybody feels they have enough knowledge to get by. Whether it’s car repairs, knowing a foreign language, home maintenance, etc. With computers, smart phones and tablets, it is a different story. Look at how electronic devices have changed just within the past few years and it’s a never-ending process. Tom Martini, one of our Vagabond members, made me aware of a club he belongs to called Wisconsin All-Computer Users Club (WAUC). WAUC offers a series of weekly meetings that will help keep you up-to-date and answer any questions you have about computers, computer programs, navigating the internet, staying secure online, using your smart phone or tablet (Android or Apple), and much more.


WAUC dues are $25 per year, but they are offering Vagabonds an opportunity to attend meetings at no charge for a limited period of time so you can determine if you have further interest in their organization. More information about WAUC and the topics for their meetings will be coming. In the meantime you can check out their website at or contact Tom Martini ( or 414-276-0479).


Jan Breitbach

Jan Thank you to the many members who renewed on time, and Welcome to all new members.

It is very important that each member check the privacy settings on Wild Apricot online to verify that the information you want published is published. If you have a problem doing this feel free to call me for assistance. If you have candy left over from Trick or Treat, consider donating it to the membership table for our candy dish.


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