News & Events

Mon, December 5, 12:00 p.m.

TEMPO Traveler Group  If you've got the time and want to talk travel, join the TEMPO Traveler Group on the first Monday of each month at Sofra Bistro in Middleton.

Wed, December 7, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gallery Marzen Event  Celebrate the holidays with your TEMPO sisters at Gallery Marzen.  Enjoy appetizers and beverages while you peruse the FROM HERE TO HER Artist Collective, an alliance of female artists based in Milwaukee who share a strong belief in the power of art to create social change and to transform lives – both the life of the artist and the lives of people who are touched by their work.

The 2016 travelling exhibition, Mothers of Our Nations, is a tribute to women leading positive change in our community. This project explores the unique role of women at the forefront of change-making initiatives. Each of our artists and poets has partnered with a women-led group taking action to improve our communities. They have become familiar with the organizations over a period of six months and created original work to honor them and inspire other women to be change agents in their own lives and communities.

This event is free to TEMPO members and guests.  Please register by Friday, December 2.  Gallery Marzen Registration

Sat, December 10, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club:  Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend!

Tues, December 13, 7:00 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Sally Peterson.  The book to read is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.  Please RSVP to Sally.

Thurs, December 15, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Maureen Lokrantz.  The book to read is The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. Julie Underwood will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Maureen.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Knitting for Knockers  Calling all knitters!  Learn to knit Knockers.  For all knitters who are looking for a charitable opportunity, joint TEMPO members at The Knitting Tree for wine, snacks and a knitting session to benefit Knitted Knockers, a nationwide 501(c)(3) non-profit, based in Tempe, AZ, that provides free Knitted Knockers to women who have had a mastectomy.  There will be DK yarn for sale as well as knitting needles if needed.  More information is available on their website:\ and FAQs:

Beverages, snacks and instruction are Free for members and guests.  This event will be held at The Knitting Tree, 2636 Monroe St., Madison.  Please register by Tuesday, January 10.  Knitting for Knockers Registration

For more information, please contact Kim Donovan.




TEMPO Madison


Charles Franklin - The 2016 Elections in Wisconsin and the Nation



Join us Tuesday, December 13 to hear Charles Franklin present The 2016 Elections in Wisconsin and the Nation.  Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m.  Your entree choices are Rosemary Encrusted Salmon or Rosemary Fall Mushroom Strudel, both served with Rice pilaf, sautéed greens, cranberry emulsion.  Please register by Thursday, December 8.  December 2016 Luncheon Registration

The 2016 campaign has provided more than the usual surprise and drama of an election year. What are the divisions among voters and how do these divides structure political conflict in Wisconsin and in the nation?  Drawing on data from the Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin and national polling plus other data, Professor Franklin provides a look at the state of public opinion and vote preference that structured the November elections in both presidential and congressional elections.

Charles Franklin is Professor of Law and Public Policy at Marquette Law School, where he directs the Marquette Law School Poll. Since its inception in 2012 the poll has correctly predicted the outcomes of 11 out of 11 statewide elections. The Marquette Law School poll is widely cited as one of the most reliable polls in the nation.  Since it began in 2012 the poll has been cited in over 10,000 news articles and more than 25 hours of television news coverage.

While the poll is known for its accuracy in predicting elections it has also focused on state budget issues, economic issues in the greater Chicago megacity running from Milwaukee through Chicago to northwestern Indiana, the role of public libraries in Wisconsin and the value of technical training in the workforce.

In 2005 Franklin co-founded, an award winning website for the analysis of polling data. The site received the “Innovators Award” in 2006 from the American Association for Public Opinion Research, was featured in the New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas” of 2007, was cited by graphics author Edward Tufte (tuff-Tee) for best visualization of the 2008 election and by Time magazine as one of the 50 Best Websites in 2008. In 2010 the Huffington Post acquired Pollster.

Franklin was Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison for 22 years before leaving to join the Marquette Law School. He is past president of the Society for Political Methodology and an elected Fellow of the Society. He is also a recipient, with his wife and co-author Liane Kosaki (lee-ann co-sock-ee) of the “Lasting Contribution Award” of the American Political Science Association Law and Politics section. Since 2002 he has been a member of the ABC News election night Decision Desk.




Thursday, February 9, 2017
Learn New Leadership and Communication Strategies
The NEW Rules of Engagement and Persuasion
Wisconsin School of Business
Grainger Hall
975 University Ave.
7:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.; Breakfast Session

Chris Westfall specializes in helping people create powerful and compelling messages to advance their professional success. His communication strategies put leadership into action. Learn from the U.S. National Elevator Pitch Champion, the publisher of eight books, producer and host of "Win the Interview, Land the Job" on, and an award-winning MBA instructor. Chris's strategies have helped student leaders raise more than $3 million in funding for social causes, innovation, and new technology. He has helped hundreds of students excel, by landing and even creating jobs. As a career coach, his clients have been part of Shark Tank, Dragon's Den, and Shark Tank-Australia.

Register Here!


“Supporting the Next Generation of Women Leaders” from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.


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