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CWN President's Letter -
February 2018

Published at - Click for Mapquest Map

Stevens Point, WI

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

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Prez Says

Read the Newletter and check out all the fun activities for February and beyond.

As January draws to a close, CWN will have a record number of members – 23 – in Minocqua for the Winter Getaway Weekend at the Beacons. Others will be dining and dancing at the Passport to Paradise in Stevens Point.

Jazz Fest is only about a week away on February 2, so get your tickets soon.

Attend the CWN All Members Annual Meeting before the CWN Dance on February 3. We will be electing the 2018 CWN Board of Directors, getting the annual treasure’s report, and answering any questions. Then stay for the dance.

Dance lessons begin Sunday February 11.

On February 17, plan your Valentine Week celebration with a special dinner at the Moose, then stay for the CWN Dance.

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.


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

2018 Dance Schedule -
Dances are on Saturdays, except December 31

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Stevens Point, WI

2018 CWN Dance Schedule


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

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


January 20, 2018 -- Moose -- Ed Klein DJ
February 3, 2018 -- Moose -- Ed Klein DJ
February 17, 2018 -- Moose -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ
March 10, 2018 -- Moose -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ
March 24, 2018 -- Elks -- Ed Klein DJ
April 7, 2018 -- Elks -- Ed Klein DJ
April 21, 2018 -- Moose -- Ed Klein DJ
May 5, 2018 -- Moose -- Ed Klein DJ
May 19, 2018 -- Elks -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ
June 16, 2018 -- Moose -- Ed Klein DJ
July 14, 2018 -- Moose -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ
August 25, 2018 -- Moose -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ

September 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in April
October 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in April
November 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in April
December 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in April

December 31, 2018 (Sunday 8 pm to 1 am) – Moose Family Center
Special New Years Eve - 5 hours of dancing, party favors, and food
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 Mapquest Map
venues in and around
Stevens Point, WI 54481

- April 15 and 22 - Basic Country Two-Step Lessons - Camping in Door County - September 7-9, 2018

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

Downhill Skiing - Granite Peak - Wausau -
Wednesday nights starting in January 2018
6:00 P.M. or come early to ski more

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

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

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.

2018 Ticket prices : 4:00-9:00 p.m. (Night) $29 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 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

Winter Weekend in Minocqua -
Friday, January 26, 2017
Check in starts at 4:00 p.m.

The Beacons - Click for Mapquest Map
8250 Northern Rd
Minocqua, WI

As of December 26 at 6 p.m., there were only one or two openings left, contact Mike to see is any are still available.

Beacons Winter Getaway Weekend - January 26th and 27th for in Minocqua. Please send your check, no later than January 1, 2018, for $75 to confirm your reservation to:

Mike Miller
1261 River Ln
Mosinee, WI 54455

Make the check payable to MIKE MILLER. Any questions - call and leave a message at (715) 693-1650 or send an email to mgmiller.miller26@gmail.com

Everyone will be responsible for their own arrangements. On request, Mike can provide list of names and email addresses of everyone attending in the event you wish to carpool.

We can check into the Beacons at 4 p.m. Friday. Check out is 10 a.m. Sunday. Just give them my name when you get there. The number of the unit you are in is listed on the list of participants. They will have several keys for each unit at the front desk. The website is www.thebeacons.com, and their phone number is 715-356-5515.

Take I39 North to Minocqua. Watch for the bowling alley on the left hand (West) side of the road on the south end of Minocqua. The road right past the bowling alley is Northern Road. (If you cross the bridge into Minocqua you have gone too far. Turn around and come back!!) Turn left (West) onto Northern road. Go 1.25 miles and turn right into the driveway The building we are staying is on the right side (east) of the parking lot. We are in units 350 and 352. You can take the elevator up right from the parking lot with bags and belongings. The check-in desk is in the main building just to the north of the building we are staying in. If you have a Garmin or smart phone, simply enter in the destination address for the Beacons at 8250 Northern Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548.

Bring your own snacks and beverages. Saturday night we will do a potluck. I will bring a main dish of some kind and am open to suggestions/requests. We always have an abundance of food, so if two of you want to go together to bring one dish to pass to go with it I think that will be fine, or if you want to bring a bottle of wine or other beverage to share, whatever you would like.

What to Bring:
SWIMSUIT if you want to take advantage of the pool and sauna.
Ice Skates for the lighted rink at The Beacons.
Food and Beverages for snacks, breakfasts, and lunch..
Dish to pass for Saturday night dinner
Games and/or reading material
(All sheets, blankets, towels, cooking dishes and utensils, coffeepot, microwave, refrigerator, etc. are all provided)

Friday Night Dinner:
We will continue with tradition and enjoy an excellent fish fry at the Polecat & Lace in downtown Minocqua located at 427 Oneida St. Cocktails at 6 PM and dinner upstairs at 6:30 PM.

Members and their guests welcomed.

Contact: MIKE MILLER - call and leave a message at (715) 693-1650 or send an email to mgmiller.miller26@gmail.com

Passport to Paradise - Dancing, Music, Buffet -
Friday, January 26, 2018
7:00 p.m.

SentryWorld - Click for Mapquest Map
601 Michigan Ave N
Stevens Point, WI


A benefit for the youth of Portage County

Friday, January 26, 2018
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Register Now



Featuring LIVE music by The Presidents!  Stroll down the Red Carpet into our 16th Annual Passport to Paradise event. An exciting evening of dancing,
live music and fabulous buffet. Your invited to be on the A list.

Dress to the nine’s or just be casual (Glitz and Glam costume contest) and be ready to dine and dance the night away for the youth of Portage County.






COST $25 per person in advance  --  $35 per person at the door

To Register and Purchase Tickets -
Purchase your tickets at the Stevens Point Area YMCA; 
or call 715 342 2980;

or Online Registration;
or print a PDF mail-in registration form:
Invite Flyer 2017

CWN Member Jan Miller will purchase advance tickets for those interested in attending who are not from the Stevens Point area and will reserve a group table. 



Contact: Jan Miller

Dance Lessons -
Sundays starting in February 2018

Moose Family Center - Click for Mapquest Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point, WI

Winter / Spring Dance Lessons 2018

Attend our dances!! There are CWN members who are willing to help you work on your dance steps!

Winter/Spring CWN Dance Lessons

Dance lessons begin on Sunday, February 11th with Dale and Heidi again providing both fun and expert instruction.   In the first session, Intermediates will learn new Waltz moves.  Beginners will learn Cha Cha basics.  The second session (in April) will be Country Two Step for all levels.  Location:  Moose Family Center, 1025 Second St. N  Stevens Point.

Session 1 Dates:  February 11th, February 25th, March 4th, & March 11th.   No lesson February 18th.


Time:     5:30-6:30   Intermediate Waltz lessons

               6:30-7:00   Dance Mixer/Practice time for both levels

               7:00-8:00   Beginner Cha Cha lessons

Cost:       Session 1   Members $10 per lesson or $35 for 4

                                    Non-members $12 per lesson or $44 for 4


Session 2  Dates:       April 15th and April 22nd

Time:      5:30-6:30   Basic Country Two-Step

                6:30-7:15   Dance Mixer/Practice time

  Cost:       Session 2   Members $10 per lesson

                                     Non-members $12 per lesson                                   

Please arrive 10 minutes before class to assure everyone is checked in and class can begin on time.

Please note: Intermediate lessons contain more challenging steps and proceed at a faster pace.  Beginner lessons proceed at a slower pace and include more repetition.

 Questions about dance lessons?  Contact Mary Smuda @715-573-5892 or marysmuda@gmail.com or Mary Readel @ 715-446-2728 or mreadel3@gmail.com

Come to our CWN dances!  There are always CWN members who will help you work on your steps.



CWN Board Meeting -
TBD February ??, 2018
6:00 p.m.

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Stevens Point, WI 54482

CWN Board of Directors Meeting
At this organizational meeting, election of officers will be held by the 2018 CWN Board.
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

Jazz Fest - UWSP -
Friday, February 2, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Michelsen Hall - Noel Fine Arts Center - Click for Mapquest Map
1800 Portage Street
Stevens Point, WI

JAZZ up your evening.

UWSP will be hosting nationally known jazz artist Ryan Keberle and Catharsis for a public performance on Friday, February 2 , 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center.
Tickets may be purchased for $18, or $15 for seniors by calling 800-838-3378 or 715-346-4100, or online at http://uwsptickets.universitytickets.com.
Join hosts Carolyn Sauer and Tim McKnight. Let us know you are coming by calling 715-544-0493 and we will meet you at the entrance to Michelson Hall.

Contact: Carolyn Sauer and Tim McKnight 715-544-0493

CWN Annual All Members Meeting -
Saturday, February 3, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Moose Lodge - Click for Mapquest Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point, WI

CWN Annual All Members Meeting

Held before the dance this evening.
- Treasurer's Annual Report
- Election of the 2018 CWN Board of Directors Members
- Questions and Discussion

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

Swing City Dance Band -
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:30 P.M.

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


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

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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

Dine Out at Bullheads -
Friday, February 9, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Bullheads - Click for Mapquest Map
3368 Campsite Dr
Stevens Point WI 54482

Followed by Book Club Meeting and Discussion.
See separate listing.

Contact: Reservations: 715-321-2999 or joetylka@yahoo.com by Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Book Club Member Meeting and Discussion -
Friday, February 9, 2018
8:00 p.m.

Joe Tylka - Click for Mapquest Map
4591 DuBay Drive
Mosinee WI 54455

Co-Host: Kathleen Daley
Discussion Leader: Kathleen Daley
February Book Selection: Defending Jacob by William Landay
Next Book: End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Preceded by a dine out at Bullheads - see separate listing. Members and their guests welcomed.

Contact: Reservations: 715-321-2999 or joetylka@yahoo.com by Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike -
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Leave Plover at 5 p.m. - events runs 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Caribou Bay Retreat - Click for Mapquest Map
N795 Co. Rd. JJ
Coloma, WI

Join us Saturday February 10th for an awesome evening of candlelight hiking, music, chili, and camaraderie in Waushara County.

Waushara County Chapter’s 19th Annual Candlelight Sweetheart Event ~ Hike & Snowshoe


Dust off your snowshoes and hiking boots. Gather your family, friends and sweethearts.

Join us for a night of winter fun for the whole family on the Wedde Creek Segment of the Ice Age Trail. Come ready to snowshoe and hike the mile-long candlelit trail, socialize and roast marshmallows around the retreat’s newly renovated bonfire area.

Inside  – you’ll be greeted by volunteers serving hot drinks and homemade chili while you warm up in the well heated venue and enjoy live music by local variety band, the Nic Rossi Xperience.

Be sure to stop by our display booth to learn more about upcoming events and what’s happening on the trail in Waushara County 2018. Also, take a moment to check out our NEW exclusive Ice Age Trail merchandise.

As always, you can take part in our signature “Rustic Raffle”. All raffle proceeds go directly to creating, protecting & supporting the trail in Waushara County.

Raffle Tickets – $5/each, 3/$10, 10/$20

Admission: $5/person, $15/family of 4

Admission includes:

• Hike & Snowshoe a mile-long candlelit trail

• A bowl of homemade chili, hot beverages and sweet treats

• Winter Bonfire

• FREE Kid’s Drawing

• Live Music & more!


The Snowshoe/hike is headquartered at Caribou Bay Retreat, N795 Co. Rd. JJ, Coloma, WI, about 40 minutes south of Stevens Point.  Carpooling options will be available – please indicate if you are willing to drive.  I anticipate leaving from Shooters in Plover at 5:00 PM.  If interested, please RSVP to Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com or call (715) 321-2999 by February 7.


Contact: RSVP to Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com or call (715) 321-2999 by February 7.

Dance Food Games - Waupaca -
Friday, February 16, 2018
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Waupaca Ale House - Click for Mapquest Map
201 Foxfire Drive
Waupaca, WI

Casino Royale, a fundraiser for the Waupaca Rotary Club from 7-11 PM. Cost of $20 at the door includes a drink ticket, door prizes, pizza and desserts. Live music by the Charlie Justmann Band. Casino games also available.

Contact: RSVP to Kathleen at kdaley914@gmail.com or 715-258-6552.

Dinner at the Moose before the CWN Dance -
Saturday, February 17, 2018
4 p.m. drinks, dinner 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Moose Family Center - Click for Mapquest Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point, WI

Special tables at this Moose for this event would be designated CWN.

Kathleen Daley will be your CWN contact.

Doors open at 4 p.m. for drinks. Dinner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – the menu is prime rib or butterfly shrimp for only $13.99. There will be special hall decoration for this special day.

The Moose needs our RSVP number and menu choices by February 9, so they have an accurate idea of how much to order. When sending the RSVP to Kathleen’s gmail, please include your name and phone number, menu choice and a preference for doneness. ( If you want it rare, come early.)

Contact: RSVP Required to Kathleen Daley at kdaley914@gmail.com by Feb. 9

$5 Movie Night -
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
early evening

A movie theater in Stevens Point - Click for Mapquest Map
1009 1st St
Stevens Point, WI

We will decide on the show by the preceding Sunday.

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

Dine Out at Old 10 Bistro -
Friday, February 23, 2018
5:30 p.m. dinner

Old 10 Bistro - Click for Mapquest Map
1222 County Road HH
Stevens Point, WI

Table for 10 at the Old 10 Bistro (Formerly The Red Mill).

We are limiting this to a table of ten due to the close quarters in the dining rooms.
If you RSVP and later realize you are unable to attend the dinner please let Dick know so that someone else could have your chair.

Contact: Dick Glinski at 715-344-8512 by Sunday, February 18

CWN Roving Golfers -

Every other Sunday afternoon - April through October

Central Wisconsin Golf Courses - Click for Mapquest Map

Golf is over for the season - See you in April 2018

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

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

Bike the Green Circle Trails -
Every Wednesday, May through October
5:15 p.m.

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

Biking is over for the season, see you next season on the trails

Due to loss of daylight hours, starting Wednesday September 6th bike riding will begin at 5:30 p.m. rather than 6:00 p.m. Please meet in the Schmeekle Reserve parking lot at 5:15 p.m..

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 5:30 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

Camping at Peninsula - Door County -
September 7-9, 2018

Peninsula State Park - Click for Mapquest Map

Fish Creek, WI

Save the date


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

To be determined - Click for Mapquest 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.




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