message From the board

Did you know that over 75% of our members need to renew their membership before the end of September? Your renewal date depends on when you joined the club. If you joined after mid-2018, your renewal is due by the anniversary of your joining. For members who joined before 2018, the renewal deadline is Sept. 30. No matter when your renewal is due, there are three ways to renew.


The easiest method is online. When you receive your renewal reminder email, simply click on the renew button and follow the instructions. (Be sure to check that your personal and emergency contact information is correct.) Missing your renewal email? You may renew your membership at any time using the Wild Apricot app on your smartphone or tablet. Simply open the app, log on if necessary, be sure you’re on your profile page, and tap RENEW.


U.S. Mail – Complete the renewal form provided in this newsletter (on Page 7) or available at (Click on membership.) Mail the form to the address at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include your check.


In Person – While at the monthly membership meeting, complete the renewal form, and submit it with your renewal fee. (check, cash or credit card)


Once you have renewed, stop at the Membership Table and update your Membership Card. We will again be placing a new date in the corner to indicate your renewal year. Purple 2023 stickers are currently available.


Plan your Labor Day weekend with the Club
The Vagabonds will again have a Labor Day picnic, Sept. 4, at Whitnall Park, Area No. 5. The area is available to us from 10 a.m. until evening. Please bring your own food and beverage; desserts to share are accepted.

Board of Directors

  • Officers:
  • President Open
  • Vice President Linda Horn
  • Secretary Carol Gavigan
  • Treasurer Les Radtke


  • Board Members:
  • Finance& Bylaws Open
  • Membership Jan Breitbach
  • Meetings Tom Wendt
  • Public Relations Open
  • Social Activities Denise Kremel
  • Sporting Activities Mary Beth Braun
  • Racquet Sports Linda Horn (interim)
  • Ski Activities Open

Payment Options for all events (unless otherwise noted):
1. Online Registration with Credit Card payment
2. In person with completed Event Coupon and credit card or check
3. By mail, send completed Event Coupon with check to Event Leader



from membership
Jan Breitbach


WELCOME NEW OR RETURNING MEMBERS: (Up-to-date information is available in the online directory.)

The club is looking for friendly and smiling faces to assist at the Welcome Desk on meeting nights.


Call (414) 732-9749 or email



help wanted

As we have been talking and writing about for the last several months, we have a number of board positions that are currently open (or will be open soon). Each position requires different skills, but one thing is constant: Board members are eager to spend the time and energy to move the club forward.



From the vice president

Linda Horn

Tech Tip
Below is a little refresher covering how to register yourself and another person for an event with one payment.

Using a Computer:

• Go to and click “Members Only Access” on the right hand side.


• Click REGISTER below the event you want to attend.

Note that the screen displays information about the event with your email address below.

• Click NEXT. View your profile information and click NEXT again.

- If you are registering yourself only, click PAY ONLINE. Continue with the payment screens.


To register another person for the same event:

- When you get to the “Review & Confirm” screen, click INVOICE ME.

• On the next screen, click NEW REGISTRATION.

• Delete your email address and enter the email address of the person you are registering.

• Continue clicking NEXT as you did for your registration until you reach the “Review & Confirm” screen.

• Click PAY ONLINE. Continue with the payment screens. The two registrations will be added together and you can pay for both with one payment.


Please note that using a computer is required to register yourself and someone else for an event. If you are registering only yourself, you can use a smartphone, tablet or computer.



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