News & Events

Sat, June 27, 9:30 a.m..

It's Country Club Weekend! Join us for a leisurely breakfast at Bay5 Diner in Mazomanie.

Mon, July 6, 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.

Sat, July 11, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club: Middleton Hills Branch  **NEW BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET** Show up at the 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!

Thurs, July 16, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Karen Streudel.  The book to read is American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard.  Donna Beestman will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Karen.

Tues, July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Book Bags will be at the home of Sally Peterson.  The book to read is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult.  Please RSVP to Sally.

Wed, July 29, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
EPIC Tour TEMPO members are invited to a private one hour tour of EPIC's campus.  If you need assistance walking, please note that in your RSVP.  Wear comfortable shoes!  After the tour, we will regroup at The Draft House, 1010 Enterprise Dr. in Verona for food and beverages - dutch treat.  

Limited to 30 people.  TEMPO members first priority - may open to guests depending on registration numbers.

There is no charge for TEMPO members. Please register by Friday, July 24, 2015.  EPIC Tour July 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Chocolate Tasting at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier Enjoy deliciously exotic hand crafted chocolates with your TEMPO friends.  We’ll travel around the equator, exploring the deep, complex flavors of six different origin chocolates, and taste how Gail brings out those flavors in her truffles.  Wine is included.  Registration is limited to 24 participants so sign up today! 

Free for TEMPO members. TEMPO members only until August 1st, guests are $15 after August 1.  Please register by August 14, 2015.  Chocolate Tasting at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier








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Olbrich Botanical Gardens: "Better Than Versailles!"

Join us on Tuesday, July 14 to hear Roberta Sladtky present Olbrich Botanical Gardens:   “Better Than Versailles!  Hands Down!”  Please plan to meet at Blackhawk Country Club at 11:30 for networking; we will be seated promptly at 11:55 for lunch. Your entrée choices are Seafood Crepes or Mushroom Crepes, both served with Wild Rice and Fruit Garnish.  Please register by Thursday, July 9.  July 2015 Luncheon Registration

Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ strong sense of place and high quality design caused one visitor to comment:  “Better than Versailles!  Hands Down!”  Learn more about why this is so and about the Gardens’ strong education mission.

Roberta is a native of Wisconsin who spent her professional life in the Twin Cities until 2006 when she became the Director of Olbrich Botanical Gardens.




Coming in August: Police Chief Mike Koval

Join us on Tuesday, August 11 to hear Police Chief Mike Koval present An Update of Madison Police Department Initiatives.  Please plan to meet at Blackhawk Country Club at 11:30 for networking; we will be seated promptly at 11:55 for lunch. Your entrée choices are Grilled Chicken Craisen Berry Salad, or Craisen Berry Salad. 

Chief Koval will discuss neighborhood and mental health initiatives,  burglary and violent crime units, and engagement with youth.

Michael C. Koval began his career with the Madison Police Department in 1983. His educational background includes being a proud graduate of Madison West High School (which he still proclaims to be the best high school in Madison), a graduate of UW-Madison with a Journalism Degree and obtaining his Law Degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Before becoming the Chief of Police in April of 2014 he was a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and subsequently returned to MPD and served in Patrol Services. Koval then became the Sergeant of Recruitment and Training for 17 years.

During Koval's tenure he has served in a variety of roles which include police officer, field training officer, field training supervisor, SWAT hostage negotiator, critical response team supervisor, primary legal instructor and sergeant. He is a certified trainer in many State-endorsed subject areas, but favorites include Professional Communications, Crisis Management, Community Policing, Constitutional Law, and Ethics. Koval was an original member of the team which introduced the Department's first narcotics detection dog, assisted with the City of Madison's first police staffing analysis team, created open enrollment recruiting, served on the State of Wisconsin's Law Instructor Advisory Committee and led the Department's legal transition team in teaching mandatory arrest for domestic violence.

Chief Koval is a native of Wisconsin. He enjoys all kinds of sports (in his college days he was Bucky Badger for football, basketball and hockey for three years), but dating back to his childhood days he is particularly passionate about Notre Dame Football! GO BUCKY!! GO IRISH!!



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


TEMPO MADISON MAIN_060812_VIMEO sdws.mp4 from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.

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