News & Events

Monday, October 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.

Tuesday, October 6, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cambridge Winery Madison Tasting Room Join your TEMPO friends for a private event at The Cambridge Winery's new Madison Tasting Room located at 1001 S. Whitney Way, Madison. They will do a presentation of several pairings while we nosh on delicious appetizers. Afterwards, members can socialize with a discounted cash bar. Any wine purchases that evening will be discounted as well. Minimum of 25 people needed.

The Tasting Room is an elegant and sophisticated establishment that serves proprietary wines that the owners, Laurie and Frank Peregrine, create in the central coast of California. They serve small plates of food and also offer many Wisconsin beers and top shelf liquors.

Free for TEMPO members. Guests are $15. Please register by October 1, 2015 Cambridge Winery Madison Tasting Room

Saturday, October 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!

Thurs, October 15, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Dana Erlandsen. The book to read is The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall by Mary Elise Sarotte. Joy Rice will be the discussion leader. Please RSVP to Dana.

Tues, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Eve Galanter. The book to read is the "Go Big Read" selection, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Please RSVP to Eve.

Sat, October 24, 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.

Mon, October 26, 5:00 p.m.
No Strings Attached will hold its next quarterly meeting Monday, October 26, 5 pm at Eve Galanter’s home, 109 North Roby Road.  This is a Pay It Forward group; members can contribute any amount at any time that is convenient for them. Donations to the group are completely anonymous as are the gifts we make to women in need.

If you wish to join or if you have any questions, please email Eve Galanter ( or Mary Hamre (  We would love to have you join the group!

Tuesday, November 10, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TEMPO 4th Quarter Birthday Celebration
Michelle Taschek invites the TEMPO ladies celebrating their birthday in October, November, and December to the 4th Quarter Birthday Celebration at The Madison Club.  Please RSVP to Michelle.



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Dane County Access to Opportunity

Join us on Tuesday, October 13 to hear Tamara Grigsby present Dane County Access to Opportunity.  

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 Turkey and Roasted Vegetable Tetrazzini Pasta or Roasted Vegetable Tetrazzini Pasta (sauce has onions, mushrooms, peppers, and cream).  Please register by Thursday, October 8.  October 2015 Luncheon Registration

In 2014, Tamara Grigsby was appointed to serve as the Dane County Community Relations Director. In the past year, she has been working on Dane County Executive Joe Parisi’s number one goal: to work with Dane County’s entire community to ensure that every single resident has access to opportunity. In this role, her main focus has been the Access to Opportunity Initiative which identifies racial disparities among Dane County residents, especially in employment opportunities and contact with the criminal justice system, and finds nuts and bolts solutions to address the varied experiences of Dane County residents.

Tamara will talk about what she has learned about racial disparities in Dane County and why these disparities persist. She will discuss the work of the Access to Opportunity Initiative, what has been accomplished, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future.

Tamara Grigsby currently works as the Community Relations Director for Dane County Executive Joe Parisi where she is charged with engaging the voices of marginalized populations, building stronger county - community connections and championing efforts to combat racial disparities in well-being throughout Dane County.

Tamara attended Memorial High School, received her Bachelors at Howard University in Washington D.C. and her Masters in Social Work from UW Madison. After graduating, Tamara worked for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families in Milwaukee as a Program Manager.  She has also practiced as a Youth & Family Social Worker, A Community Organizer and a Child Protective Services Worker. In 2004, Tamara was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 18th Assembly District in Milwaukee.  She stepped down in 2011 and worked as the Community Engagement Manager for Milwaukee Public Schools. She has also been an Adjunct Instructor at various colleges and universities throughout the state including UW Milwaukee, Carroll College, and Cardinal Stritch University. In 2014, Tamara returned to Madison and began her work at Dane County.

Coming in November:  TEMPO Holiday Bazaar


Join us on Tuesday, November 10 for the TEMPO Holiday Bazaar at Blackhawk Country Club.

Bring Your Friends and Win an Edgewater Spa Package

We encourage you to invite friends to attend the Bazaar with you.  The additional participation at the Bazaar increases the exposure and receipts for the non-profit vendors that join us each year.

The Bazaar is a fun way to get a jump on your holiday shopping while at the same time financially helping a good cause.

The member that brings the most guests to this year's Holiday Bazaar will be the lucky recipient of a three month spa membership at the beautiful Edgewater Spa.

Many thanks to the Edgewater for its very generous donation.

The Edgewater Spa - 3 Month Wellness Membership package Includes:
Access to three movement studios, relaxation pool, full service locker rooms, steam rooms, unlimited yoga and wellness classes, discounts on spa services and hotel retail. Complimentary covered parking is also included.

Guest registrations are $25 per person and can be done on the TEMPO website.

Questions regarding the Holiday Bazaar should be directed to Beth Bennett at


“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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