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CWN President's Letter -
July 2017

Published at - Click for Mapquest Map

Stevens Point, WI

From the July 2017

Central Wisconsin Network, Inc. (CWN) Newsletter
Bringing Singles Together
P.O. Box 752, Stevens Point, WI 54481

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Help Wanted

Prez Says

Greetings CWN’ers. I hope your summer is going well.

Our big event for July is the Waupaca Chain o’ Lakes cruise and potluck on the 23rd…please see the enclosed write-up. The annual Waupaca cruise is a highlight of the summer and always a great time. Seats are still available. Please sign up as soon as you can.

Your Board of Directors is currently seeking an individual or individuals to help with Publicity Chair. This position makes sure that our advertising is reaching as many people as possible and our events are listed correctly. This is a critical job to ensure that folks are hearing about us and we continue to grow. If interested, contact myself or any Board member. Many thanks to Kathy Brazaitis for serving in this role.

We are also looking for someone to assist with the Social Committee. It is the many diverse and interesting events that keep the group going. Please bring your fresh ideas to the table.

Lastly, I would like to encourage all members to consider hosting an event. It can be anything you’re interested in and it’s never too late to post a new event – we can simply send an email update to all members. It’s your involvement that keeps this organization vibrant and active.

Have a super July!

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 Mapquest 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, our social committee chair, at debzura@att.net, 715-344-3402.

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

2017 Dance Schedule -
Dances are on Saturdays, except Sunday October 29, and Sunday December 31

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2017 CWN Dance Schedule

$12 Members - $15 Non-Members

Dancing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Elks Lodge - 1132 Clark Street, Stevens Point
Moose Family Center - 1025 Second Street North, Stevens Point


June 10 – Elks Lodge

July 8 – Elks Lodge

August 19 – Elks Lodge - the date is now a week later than originally listed

September 16 – Elks Lodge

September 23 - Moose Family Center

October 14 – Elks Lodge

October 29 (Sunday) – Moose Family Center

November 18 – Elks Lodge

December 9 – Elks Lodge

December 31 (Sunday 8 pm to 1 am) – Moose Family Center


CWN Roving Golfers -

Every other Sunday afternoon - April through October

Central Wisconsin Golf Courses - Click for Mapquest Map

The Roving Golfers travel to golf courses all over Central Wisconsin to play golf Sunday afternoons or special events, 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, July 2, 2017

Glacier Woods - Iola

The Millstone of Iola Mills

Host Joe Tylka

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Course TBD

Dining TBD

Host Lucie Cutler

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Course TBD

Dining TBD

Host TBD

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

Bike the Green Circle Trails -
Every Wednesday, May through October
5:45 p.m.

Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center - Click for Mapquest Map
2419 Northpoint Dr,
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Welcome to the 2017 Biking Season

Here's your opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery, great exercise, and good company.

Weather permitting; we leave from the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center parking lot, 2419 Northpoint Drive at 6:00 p.m. sharp each Wednesday, May through September. We select a route and bike at a moderate pace. So, dust off your bike, grab your water bottle and helmet, and get ready for a fun season of biking on the Green Circle Trails.

Questions? Contact Mary Readel (715-446-2728) OR Randy Bradley (715-252-0525)

Contact: see above

Riverfront Rendezvous Dine Out and Music -
Friday, June 30, 2017
6:00 p.m.

near the Riverfront Art Center - outside - Click for Mapquest Map
1200 Crosby Ave
Stevens Point, WI

Annual Riverfront Food and Fun

Join us on Friday, June 30 at the Riverfront in Stevens Point as we partake in some of the best Portage County fare on the scenic banks of the Wisconsin River. We will meet at 6:00 at the wooden bridge next to the Riverfront Art building in Pfiffner Park. From there we will check out the many food vendors for dinner and music under the dining tent.

Please RSVP so we know to look for you to; Joe Tylka @ joetylka@yahoo.com or Richard Glinski @ dglinskiofs@gmail.com . See you there!

Contact: Joe or Richard

Fireworks over DuBay (and potluck) -
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Joe's House - Click for Mapquest Map

Mosinee WI

Join us for a July 4th celebration on beautiful Lake Dubay.

We’ll begin with a potluck at the Tylka residence, email or call for directions, Mosinee at 6:00 PM. Please bring your favorite beverage and dish to share and possibly a game to play. Afterward, we will walk down to Tiki Beach on the Lake for what promises to be an excellent fireworks show at dusk. Tiki Beach will have live entertainment beginning at 7:00. Bring a portable lawn chair to enjoy the show. If you have any questions and to RSVP, please contact Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com.

(Tiki Beach Bar & Grill, 1126 County Rd DB, Mosinee, WI 54455 - about 12 minutes north of Stevens Point’s north side on I-39. )

Contact: Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, July 13, 2017
7 to 9 p.m.

Springville Sports Bar/Memories - Click for Mapquest 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!
Contact Randy Bradley if you have any questions or want us to save you a chair.

CWN – Where the Socializing Begins!

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

Contact: Randy Bradley 715-252-0525 or handyrandybradley@gmail.com

CWN Board Meeting -
Tuesday, July 18,2017
6:00 P.M.

Emy J's - Click for Mapquest Map
1009 First Street
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: Contact: Joe Tylka: President, 715-321-2999 or joetylka@yahoo.com

Cruise and Pot Luck -
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Boat leaves at 4:30 p.m.

Clear Water Harbor - Click for Mapquest Map
N2757 County Road QQ
Waupaca, WI


on the Chief Waupaca STERNWHEELER

For CWN members and their guests


DATE:                    Sunday July 23, 2017


TIME:                    Please be fashionably early so the cruise can depart at the appointed time.


CRUISE TIME:     4:30 – 6:30 PM                      COST:   $12.50 per person


DIRECTIONS:      Mapquest or GPS address is N2757 County Road QQ, Waupaca WI, 54981


                                or:          From the intersection of Hwys 10 and 54 in Waupaca, take County Hwy QQ

                                                to the south approximately 1½ miles.  The Harbor Bar will be on your right.


PARKING:            Free parking in Lot #2 directly across the street from Clear Water Harbor, and Lot #3 located two blocks east.  Please do not park in the restaurant parking lot (Lot #1).  You may unload your vehicle in Lot #1 before parking in Lot #2 or #3.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


POTLUCK:            Please bring a cold dish to pass, with serving utensils and condiments if appropriate.  Paper plates, napkins, and dining utensils will be provided by CWN.


BRING:                 Your friend, dancing shoes, CDs for dancing if you wish, and your own beverages.

                Clear Water Harbor now prohibits carry-on of alcoholic beverages.

                Bottled water, soda, and other non-alcoholic drinks may still be brought on board.

                Appropriate clothing might include a hat for the sun and a light jacket for the breeze.


SPECIAL NOTE:  The Chief Waupaca has an open-air upper deck, enclosed lower deck, and restrooms.  We always

hope for great weather, but if the day is something less than perfect, the lower deck will provide a comfortable refuge from the elements.


WEBSITE:             www.clearwaterharbor.com


CWN TOUR COORDINATOR:       Dave Stepanik   715-803-3841 (Cell) or 715-845-0293 (Work)   or davestepanik@mindspring.com     Feel free to contact me with questions.


TRANSPORTATION:     On your own.  However, if you are willing to carpool or need to carpool, please indicate that

            on  the registration form, and I will do my best to coordinate that via e-mail.


-------------------------------------------------------Detach and return to Dave Stepanik -------------------------------------------------------


EARLY REGISTRATION is encouraged and appreciated.  Final numbers must be reported to the cruise operator on

June 30.  However, registrations with payment will be accepted  absolutely no later than Wednesday,  July 19.

Make out your check to CWN, then send this form and your check to:   Dave Stepanik  -  2612 Nightingale Lane -  Wausau, WI  54401


Name: _____________________________      No. of persons@ $12.50 each: ______      Amount of check $ __________

Willing to carpool (drive)?     Yes    No               Departing from/returning to: ____________________________________

Need to carpool (ride)?          Yes    No               Departing from/returning to: ____________________________________

If you answered “yes” to either question above, please provide your email:                                                                        _____



Non Fiction Read and Discussion -
To be determined

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Interested in a Non Fiction Read and Discussion? Plan now for a date later this summer.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2011) by American author Rebecca Skloot

Winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work helping the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine.

The immortal cell line, known as HeLa, came from Lacks’ cervical cancer cells in 1951.

Named best book of the year by more than 60 media outlets.

Dwight Garner of the New York Time wrote …”one of the most graceful and moving nonfiction books I’ve read in a very long time… It has brains and pacing and nerve and heart.”

Contact Deb 715-344-3402 debzura@att.net if interested in this read and follow up discussion. We will agree on a date for the discussion for end of July or early August.


Dance Lessons -
Dance Lesson will return in the Fall

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Dance Lesson will return in the Fall


Book Club Member Meeting and Discussion -
Returns in the Fall
8:00 p.m.

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Spend some time this summer reading the next book: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult


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 Mapquest Map
venues in and around
Stevens Point, WI 54481

- Paddle Wheel Cruise and Pot Luck - Waupaca Chain July 23, 2017
- CWN Picnic August 20, 2017
- Door County Camping Etc. Sept. 8-10, 2017
- Winter Getaway in Minocqua - January 26-28, 2018

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

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

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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.

Downhill Skiing - Granite Peak - Wausau -
See you next winter 2018 == during ski season - Wednesday nights
6:00 P.M. or come early to ski more

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

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.

2015-2016 Ticket prices : 4:00-9:00 p.m. (Night) $22 per person includes Lift Tickets and Free Rental on Ski Equipment. So, with a ticket, free rentals are provided.

You may come earlier and ski on your own since the ticket is good from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 or Jesse ahead of time so they will know to look for you.

Contact: RSVP to Al Hlavachek at 715-571-5439 or Jesse Kluck at 715-470-3112, so they know to look for you.

DANCE & SOCIALIZE at Great Northern -
Nothing currently scheduled. Check back later.

Great Northern Distillery - Click for Mapquest Map
1740 Park Ave
Plover, WI 54467

CWN - Where the Socializing Begins

Special Schedule for ???? 2016!! .

Enjoy the sound of the ????? Band on

Great Northern Distillery

1740 Park Ave, Plover, Wisconsin 54467

(south of Hwy. B, between IHOP and Mark Motors) You don't want to miss a relaxing night out! No cover charge.

Check their Facebook page for confirmation.

Contact: Great Northern

Swing City Dance Band -
Suspended for the summer
7:30 P.M.

Wausua Elks Club - Click for Mapquest Map
414 Scott Street
Wausau, WI

Suspended for the summer - See you in the Fall 2017


Free --- No cover charge -- First Tuesday of the Month

The 17-member Swing City Dance Band performs on the first Tuesday of each month 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 on Wausau Elks Facebook page.

Contact: Deb 715-344-3402




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