News & Events

Mon, August 1, 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.

Tues, August 9, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. State Capitol Tour  Take a little extra time before our August luncheon to enjoy a guided tour of the State Capitol.  It is a fascinating look at Wisconsin’s history and government in a breathtakingly beautiful building.  The interior of the Capitol features 43 varieties of stone from around the world, decorative murals, glass mosaics, and hand-carved furniture.  The tour should last around 90 minutes and includes a step out to the upper balcony to get outstanding views of Madison (weather permitting).
Free to TEMPO Members and guests.  Please register by Monday, August 8, 2016.  State Capitol Tour

No August Meeting
Book Bags

Friday, August 12, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Watch cranes dance and call!  Join our exciting tour of the International Crane Foundation, three days after hearing our August 9th luncheon speaker:  Jeb Barzen, who has worked to conserve cranes in various parts of the globe.  

This special TEMPO tour of the International Crane Foundation ($7.00 per ticket, cash please) begins at 10:15 a.m. and concludes at 12:15, rain or shine.  This is the only place in the world to see all 15 crane species, so come prepared to have a great time.  After exploring nature trails on our tour, we will lunch in Baraboo (suggestions, please!); and there is a possibility of a tour of the revitalized Ringling theatre in Baraboo, following lunch.

If you are interested in carpooling, we will meet up at the Park n' Ride at 4817 Parmenter St./Schneider Rd. at 8:50 a.m.  

Please sign up via the following doodle: Friends welcome!

Thanks, Consuelo Lopez Springfield, for organizing.

Sat, August 13, 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!

Thurs, August 18, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Donna Beestman.  The book to read is The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Pamela Westby will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Donna.

Sat, August 27, 9:30 a.m.
It's Country Club Weekend! Join us for a leisurely breakfast and wide-ranging conversation at Spring Garden Restaurant in Mount Horeb. Dutch Treat.




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Jeb Barzen, International Crane Foundation


Join us Tuesday, August 9 to hear Jeb Barzen from the International Crane Foundation.  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 Summer Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken or Black Beans.  Both with sweet corn, tomatoes, avocado ranch dressing, hard boiled eggs, and cotija.  Please register by Thursday, August 4.  August 2016 Luncheon Registration

In just a few generations our Midwestern landscape has changed so much that our grandparents would not recognize much of Wisconsin. Prairies have become forests as often as they have become croplands in 150 years.  Yet all is not lost.  The graceful dancing of both Sandhill and Whooping Crane have returned to Wisconsin.  Restoration of prairies, wetlands and savannas now color our back yards as well as our back 40’s.  Just as we can clearly trace our culture back to ancient Greece, so too can we trace our ecological heritage back to a time of the Ho-Chunk.  Thus, though so much has changed in so short a time, there still remains enough basis to rekindle our spirit and renew our hope for moving towards a more sustainable future.  Cranes symbolize that hope and our native ecosystems provide us with the foundation with which that hope can advance our cause.

Jeb has an M.S. from the University of North Dakota (UND), he did his graduate research through Delta Waterfowl and Wetland Research Station in Manitoba as well as at UND, and worked as a field ecologist at ICF for 28.5 years.  While at ICF he worked on restoring prairie, wetland and woodland ecosystems ranging from old corn fields on site to remnant wetlands in the Mekong Delta.  With cranes he has predominantly worked to conserve Sandhill, Whooping, Siberian and Eastern Sarus Cranes in the U.S., China and Southeast Asia.  At the end of June Jeb left his position with ICF and hopes to focus on developing tools that can facilitate private landowners to implement the Land Ethic on their own lands in the future – which is now!

TEMPO Madison Dues Renewal 2016-2017

Coming in September: 


Join us Tuesday, September 13 to hear Craig Culver, Founder of Culver's Restaurants.  Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m.


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


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