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CWN President's Letter -
Spetember 2019

Published at - Click for Google Maps Map

Stevens Point, WI

Central Wisconsin Network, Inc. (CWN) - Newsletter
5410 Woodland Street
Stevens Point, WI 54482

Bringing Singles Together

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The Prez Says --

“Single and looking for something to do?”.

It requires lots of volunteer efforts to make all of the CWN events happen. We usually don't single out everyone's efforts, but we send a special shout out thank you to Sara and Floyd, both relatively newer members, for putting together a well attend and successful camping experience at Big Lake. About 12 campers and 8 other people hanging out at other accommodations in the north woods - biking, kayaking, camp fires, swimming and dining.

The next CWN Dance is at the Moose on September 21 . See the newsletter or web site for the details, Also in September a "The Pack is Back" event on Thursday September 4, and sign up/info on the Door County Camping , the Fish Fry and Dance Party at the Moose September 13, and two Sundays of Country Two Step Dance Lessons. This is in addition to all the other events like a Two Lakes Dine Out, Book Club, biking, golf, and socials.

Help Still Wanted (and needed)

We are looking for people interested in helping with the Social Committee, -- coordinating, sometimes sponsoring, and always communicating our events. We also need a Vice-President, Secretary, and additional Board members. Like many organizations, CWN also faces the challenges of keeping our club active and getting enough member participation. Please contact me or another Board member if you are interested or have other ideas.

Leaf through the whole Newsletter for the details and info about the other fun events, then get out there and say yes to adventure.

Contact: Joe Tylka: President, 715-321-2999 or joetylka@yahoo.com

Social Committee Planning -
Good times with old and new friends

Plan Events in and around - Click for Google Maps Map


Do you have any ideas for activities and want help in planning or would you like someone to co-host with you? Contact Deb, from our social committee , at debzura@att.net, 715-344-3402.

Contact: Deb Purucker
Deb at 715-344-3402 or debzura@att.net

2019 CWN Dances - Full Schedule -
Dances are on Saturdays, except December 31

- Click for Google Maps Map

Stevens Point, WI

2019 CWN Dance Schedule


Moose Family Center - 1025 Second Street North, Stevens Point

Ashley Ballroom - 2297 County Rd X, Mosinee, WI 54455 - 14 minutes north of Stevens Point

Dancing from 7 p.m to 11 p.m.
Admission - $12 for CWN Members --- $15 for non-members


Dance dates for 2019

January 19, 2019 - Moose

February 2, 2019 - Moose

March 16, 2019 - Moose - Saint Patrick's Celebration

April 13, 2019 - Moose

May 11, 2019 - Moose

June 22, 2019 - Ashley Ballroom

July 13, 2019 - Moose - DJ Bill "The Hit Man" Dickerson

August 24, 2019 - Ashley Ballroom - DJ Ed Klein

September 21, 2019 - Moose - DJ Ed Klein

October 19, 2019 - Moose - DJ Ed Klein

November 2, 2019 - Moose - DJ Ed Klein

December 14, 2019 - Moose - DJ Ed Klein

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - New Year's Eve - Moose
DJ Bill "The Hit Man" Dickerson
Special pricing for NYE -- Members $15 -- Non-members $18


SAVE THESE DATES! MAKE A PLAN! Some may be Public Events or some for -

Here is a list of some fun activities to enjoy in the future. Save the dates, join us and enjoy!

Beautiful Central Wisconsin - Click for Google Maps Map
venues in and around
Stevens Point, WI 54481

January 24-26, 2020 -- Minoqcua Winter Getaway

Contact: Check for contact person when more info for particular event becomes available

Weekly Social Hour for Singles at the Charcoal Grill -
Every Thursday ( except September 5 )
5:30 p.m

Charcoal Grill - Click for Google Maps Map
190 Crossroads Drive
Plover, WI

Let's meet at Charcoal Grill for laughter, food and drink!


Welcome! Please join us for laughter and camaraderie. We will be meeting at the tables in the northeast corner of the bar. Tell the restaurant host you are with "The Singles". We're typically there until 7:00. Bring your ideas for fun activities, and enjoy our Thursday night get-togethers.


Cribbage anyone? -
If there are enough interested members, we’ll plan a place and time to shuffle and “ peg “ …….

To be determined - Click for Google Maps Map

Cribbage anyone ?

“ Fifteen two, fifteen four ….” “ Nobs & nibs “ “ GO “

If that sounds familiar, you just might know how to play cribbage. If there are CWN members interested in getting together for some Cribbage games, please contact Christine by email (preferably) cneidlei@uwsp.edu or by phone 715-341-7238.

If there are enough interested members, we’ll plan a place and time to shuffle and “ peg “ …….

Contact: Christine by email (preferably) cneidlei@uwsp.edu or by phone 715-341-7238.

CWN Roving Golfers -

Every other Sunday afternoon - April through October weather permitting

Central Wisconsin Golf Courses - Click for Google Maps Map


The Roving Golfers travel to golf courses all over Central Wisconsin to play golf Sunday afternoons or other special days, then have a dine-out at a local spot or pot luck at a golfer’s home. We often have non-golfers join us for the dining. All levels of golfers can join in the fun. Guests are always welcomed. If you would like to host an outing, have any general questions, or want to be added to the Roving Golfers’ email list let Randy know. He can be reached at smith1640@gmail.com or 715-252-4672 after 10 a.m

Arrangements for the individual outings are made by the host. Other dates are possible, last year we arranged some shorter notice weekend and weekday golf.





See You on

golf courses around Wisconsin

great places like

Roving Golfers

Sunday, May 26, 2019


Mikey's in Plover

Randy Smith

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Rib Mountain


Bill Olson

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Marshfield CC

@ Club House

Gail Lasecke

Sunday, June 30 , 2019

Ridges - Wis Rapids

Sportsmen's Bar

Lucie Cutler

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Wisconsin River

Rusty's Backwater

Mike Miller

Sunday, August 11 , 2019

Ridges in Wis Rapids


Nancy Hansen

Sunday, August 18 , 2019

Glacier Woods

Iron Grille

Kim Miller

Saturday, September 7 , 2019

Pensulia Park


Randy Smith

Sunday, September 22 , 2019




Contact: Randy at smith1640@gmail.com or 715-252-4672 after 10 a.m.

Bike the Green Circle Trails -
Every Wednesday, May 1 through September 25
5:30 p.m.

Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center - Click for Google Maps Map
2419 North Point Dr
Stevens Point WI 54481

Bike the Green Circle Trail -- Enjoy beautiful scenery, great exercise, and a chance to explore new routes with fellow bikers.

Wednesdays, May 1st through September 25th – Weather Permitting

Meet at 5:30 p.m.; Depart promptly at 5:45 p.m.

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center Parking Lot at 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point.
Speed and Distance: Pace is moderate (about 10 miles per hour) and distance is at least 10 miles.
Suggested items: Bike, water bottle, helmet, bright or reflective shirt/vest, bike lights and a sense of adventure!

Members and their guests welcomed.

Extend your evening: Some riders enjoy a beverage and/or meal together after the ride.

Contact: Mary Readel 715-446-2728 or mreadel3@gmail.com and Robin Tanke 715-423-5446 or danandrobin@solarus.net

$5 Movie Night -
Tuesday, XXXX XX, 2019
early evening

A movie theater in Stevens Point - Click for Google Maps Map

Stevens Point, WI 54481

Movie with Friends

No movie night currently scheduled in August - the weather is too nice and too many other things to do.

Our once a month movie group will be going to the theater Tuesday evening XXXXX XX, XXXXXX. We are a small group of regulars who get together to enjoy an evening out. The movie is agreed upon a few days in advance, usually at a dine out or by contacting Carolyn 715-544-0493

Contact: Carolyn 715-544-0493

CWN August 24 Dance -
Saturday, August 24, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ashley Ballroom - Click for Google Maps Map
2297 County Rd X
Mosinee WI 54455

Ashley Ballroom - 2297 County Rd X, Mosinee, WI 54455 - 14 minutes north of Stevens Point

A lovely ballroom with a great wooden floor – take exit 171 – DB - off I-39, East on DB for 2.9 miles , turn left on X, follow X North 1.3 miles, Ashley Tavern is on the left. The ballroom is in the building in the back. Admission - $12 for CWN Members --- $15 for non-members


Labor Day Pot Luck and Campfire -
Monday, September 2, 2019
5:30 p.m.

Sara Bredesen’s House - Click for Google Maps Map
N3657 County Road E
Waupaca WI 54981

For CWN Members and their Guests

If the weather cooperates, we will start at 5:30 p.m. with obstacle croquet. This is not your every-day croquet! New this year will be a water hazard. If you have a set of croquet balls and mallets available to share, please mark your name on the equipment and bring it along. Also new this year will be horseshoes!

We plan to eat at about 7 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass for what promises to be another notable CWN potluck. (The grill will be available if you feel like cooking.)

Some liquid refreshments will be on hand, or you can BYO. Eating utensils and plates will be provided.

For the diehards who are having too darned much fun to go home (or are coming late), we'll light the backyard fire pit down by the pond about 8:15. (Mosquito repellent and makings for s'mores provided!)

Sara's address is N3657 County Road E, Waupaca. If your GPS takes you south of town, turn around and head the other way through Waupaca on E. Her place is two miles north of the viaduct (or Neimuth's Steak and Chop Shop) on the way to Ogdensburg. Coming from the north, just watch the fire numbers and don't get rear-ended on the curve.

Contact: Please RSVP to Sara at 715-360-7253 or stbrede@gmail.com

Packer Pot Luck Party and Kayak -
Thursday, September 5, 2019
4 p.m. kayak, 6:30 pot luck, 7:20 kickoff

Diane Shufelt’s home - Click for Google Maps Map

Stevens Point WI 54481

Calling all Packer Fans!
Packer Pot Luck Party
First Regular Season Packer Game!
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Potluck 6:30 p.m. with Kickoff scheduled for 7:20
Bring a dish to pass, your favorite beverage, and your Packer Spirit<
Please RSVP to Diane Shufelt - dianes3@charter.net or 715-919-1532. See your August or September newsletter for address or contact Diane.

Kayaking in the pond.
If anyone is interested, we can kayak at 4 p.m., then pot luck at 6:30-ish, and then the game at 7:20.

Contact: Diane Shufelt - dianes3@charter.net or 715-919-1532 for address / directions

Door County Campout -
Friday, September 6, 2019

Peninsula State Park - Click for Google Maps Map
4020 Main St
Fish Creek WI 54212

Door County - Fall Campout

Peninsula State Park

4020 Main St
Fish Creek WI 54212

Friday to Sunday - September 6-8

State park stickers are required on each vehicle. This fee is your responsibility.


 Our CWN fall campout will be at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek on the Door Peninsula. This year our sites (# 355, 357, 359) will be located in Tennison Bay. We have four campsites each of which can be shared by up to six people. 


Each site can accommodate only one camper trailer; so the first three with trailers who register and pay will get one of those sites. We are allowed multiple tents, but others with camper trailers will have to pay for their own campsites nearby in Peninsula State Park. 

No camping experience is needed. If you don’t have a tent or equipment, we will match you up with someone who does.


Four group meals are provided. These include:

·        Friday’s evening meal (Everyone bring chili for our famous chili dump!)

·        Saturday’s breakfast and dinner (lunch is on your own)

·        Sunday’s breakfast. Coffee, juice, and water will be provided.

Bring additional beverages, if you wish, for yourself.



$40.00 Members

$45.00 Non-Members.

$20.00 Members who are not camping with us, but wish to join us for meals.


To Register:

Send a check made out to CWN and the Registration Form on next page to:


Dave Stepanik, CWN Treasurer

5410 2612 Nightingale Lane

Wausau, WI  54401



 Questions?  Call Mary Readel at 715-446-2728.



Door County - Fall Campout

Peninsula State Park

4020 Main St.
Fish Creek WI 54212

Friday to Sunday - September 6-8

Deadline:   September 3rd


Make your check out to CWN:

                $40 members

    ­            $45 Non-Members

   ­             $20 Members meals only




Phone ____________________________________




Camping with_______________________________


Plan to arrive at (day/time)____________________


I will bring:


    ____ Pop Up Camper

    ____ Small RV

    ____ Just Me!



Send your check and this Registration Form to:


Dave Stepanik, CWN Treasurer

5410 2612 Nightingale Lane

Wausau, WI  54401


Questions?   Contact Mary Readel at 715-446-2728.

Contact: Questions? - Mary Readel at 715-446-2728

Swing City Dance Band -
?? Tuesday, September 10 , 2019 ??
7:30 P.M.

Wausua Elks Club - Click for Google Maps Map
414 Scott Street
Wausau WI

The Big Band is taking the summer off. Stayed tuned for the official September date.


Free --- No cover charge

The 17-member Swing City Dance Band performs on the first (or sometimes the second) Tuesday of each month (except June, July, August) from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Elks Club in Wausau, 414 Scott Street, Wausau, ( just off the 400 block in downtown Wausau).

The Elks Club also sponsors a reasonably priced dinner before the dance which consists of a main course selection, soup and salad bar, beverage, and dessert.
The band is terrific! This is a public event which CWN members regularly attend.

For more info look about the Wausau Elks on their Facebook page.

Contact: Deb 715-344-3402

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, September 12, 2019
7 to 9 p.m.

Springville Sports Bar/Memories - Click for Google Maps Map
2811 Plover Springs Dr
Plover, WI

Enjoy the music of THE SWING DOCTORS at Memories

Do you know where your CWN friends are?! They just might be a Memories tonight!
This 17 piece jazz band plays from 7 to 9 p.m.on the 2nd Thursday of each month for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Can’t dance, you say? Not to worry, sit and visit. We would also be happy to show you a few steps!

CWN – Where the Socializing Begins!

No cover charge! But if you enjoy the music tips are much appreciated.


Fish Fry at the Moose -
Friday, September 13, 2019
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

Moose Family Center - Click for Google Maps Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point WI 54481

Dine Out Fish Fry at the Moose. The Moose will donate part of the proceeds toward CWN activities. Followed by Dale's Dance Party (and short Salsa lesson), see the separate listing.

Dine–out on Friday, September 13th Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

We’ve been invited to enjoy a delicious, reasonably priced meal at the Moose Lodge before our 6:30- 9:00 p.m. dance event. Because we are choosing this site for our dine-out, we may use the dance floor for free! All CWN members and their guests are invited to this dine-out.

Reservations required.
Choose a fish fry for $10, shrimp dinner for $13 or steak for $14. This includes the bountiful salad bar!
For reservations contact: Mary Readel at 715-446-2728 or mreadel3@gmail.com. Please indicate your meal choice of 1) Fish, 2) Shrimp, or 3) Steak. Deadline for reservations: Monday, September 9th.

Contact: Mary Readel 715-446-2728 or mreadel3@gmail.com

Dale's Dance Party -
Friday, September 13, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Moose Family Center - Click for Google Maps Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point WI

Dale's Dance Party with a short Salsa lesson on Friday, September 13th.

6:30-7:00 -- Bonus event: Salsa with Dale! Half hour lesson to introduce the basics of Salsa dancing. Dancers of all levels welcome.

7:00-9:00 -- Dance to a variety of ballroom music. DJ Dale will be available for questions and assistance.

Cost: $8 for members, $10 for non-members

Preceded by a Dine Out Fish Fry at the Moose. See separate listing.

Contact: Mary Readel mreadel3@gmail.com or 715-446-2728

Dine Out before Book Club -
Saturday, September 14, 2019
6:00 p.m.

TBD - Click for Google Maps Map

Dine out at ????. Followed by the Book Club. See separate listing.

Contact: Al

Book Club Member Meeting, Discussion, and Desert -
Saturday September 14, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Al Hlavachek - Click for Google Maps Map

Wausau WI

The Book Club Meetings and Discussions are starting again in September.
The September book will be ===> A Captive Queen by Allison Weir
Host: Al Hlavachek
Co-Host: TBD
Discussion Leader: Al

The book for October will be Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, a memoir by J. D. Vance about the Appalachian values of his Kentucky family and their relation to the social problems of his hometown of Middletown, Ohio, where his mother's parents moved when they were young.


CWN members and their guests welcomed. Preceded by a dine out at ?????. See separate listing.

Contact: Al

CWN Board Meeting and Coffee -
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Emy J's - Click for Google Maps Map
1009 1st S
Stevens Point WI 54481

CWN Board of Directors Meeting

Come participate or observe the board in action.

Call before heading out for any change in date, time or location.

Contact: Joe Tylka at 715-321-2999

Dine Out at Two Lakes near Almond -
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
gather starting at 5:15; dine at 5:45

Two Lakes Supper Club - Click for Google Maps Map
9915 Two Lakes Rd
Almond WI 54909

Meet with other CWN members on Tuesday , Sept. 17th for a dine-out at Two Lakes Supper Club, Almond, WI before their season ends this Fall - -

They open at 5 p.m. ; gather starting at 5:15; let’s plan to dine at 5:45 .

Contact Christine if you’d like to join us –
e-mail preferred to cneidlei@uwsp.edu or call 715-341-7238 by the Sunday before .

Contact: Christine

CWN Dance Sept. 21 -
Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Moose Lodge - Click for Google Maps Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point WI 54481

September 21, 2019 - Moose - DJ Ed Klein

Admission - $12 for CWN Members --- $15 for non-members


Country Dance Lessons -
Sundays, September 22 and 29, 2019
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Moose Family Center - Click for Google Maps Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point WI 54481

Mike and Deb Moe, Country Dance Instructors from Madison, will be guest instructors for two Sundays of CWN Country Two-Step Lessons. They report 27 years of experience and come highly recommended by one of our members! Lessons will follow our format of Beginner and Intermediate lessons. Choose your level by the amount of experience you have with ballroom and/or country dance and dance lessons.

4:00-5:00 Intermediate lesson
5:00-5:30 Mixer/practice dance for all levels. Variety of ballroom and country music played.
5:30-6:30 Beginner lesson

Place: Moose Family Center -1025 Second St. North, Stevens Point, WI

Cost for each lesson: $10 for members -- $12 for non-members

Dates: Sundays, September 22nd and 29th

Note: Fall Ballroom Lessons with Dale will begin in October. Look for details in the September Newsletter!

Contact: : Mary Readel mreadel3@gmail.com or 715-446-2728

Dance Lessons -
Fall 2019 Dance Lessons

Moose Family Center - Click for Google Maps Map
1025 2nd St N
Stevens Point WI 54481

Sunday Fall Ballroom Lessons with Dale will begin in October 2019.

Lessons will be on Sunday evenings at the Moose Lodge (tentative starting on 10/6).

Tentative schedule:
Intermediate lessons - Bolero from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Practice/Mixer for both levels 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Beginner lessons - Foxtrot from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Check back later for final details and cost.


Dining Options -

- Click for Google Maps Map

Dining Options available to Members ---

- every Thursday at the Charcoal Grill - see Weekly Social Hour
- some Sunday afternoons - see Golf
- at Springville Bar - see Social at Memories
- every Wednesday after biking - see Biking
- informal dine outs after dances
- official Dine Outs
- the Cruise
- CWN Annual Picnic


Downhill Skiing - Granite Peak - Wausau -
Wednesday nights starting in January 2020?
6:00 P.M. or come early to ski more

Granite Peak - Click for Google Maps Map
3605 N Mountain Rd
Wausaau, WI 54402

CWN is considering a possible 2020 skiing season.

Contact Al if you are interested in skiing starting up for 2020.

If you are planning to ski, you MUST reserve with Al ahead of time.

Wednesday Night - Downhill Skiing – Granite Peak -3605 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54402

CWN Ski Night at Granite Peak Ski Resort in Rib Mountain. Wednesdays of each winter month, we will meet at the Old Chalet next to the bar at 6:00 PM, be ready to ski by 6:15 p.m.

So purchase your ticket and if necessary pick up your rentals before meeting the group at 6:00 PM.

We usually ski for about an hour, take a break to socialize and then back out for skiing.
Come join in the winter fun, socialize and get plenty of exercise!

Be sure to call Al ahead of time so he will be there and will know to look for you.

Contact: RSVP to Al Hlavachek at 715-571-5439 and he will be there to look for you




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