Let’s Walk. Let’s Hike!

Let’s Hike

Join us in hiking at Indian Lake.   We will hike the trails and then plan a picnic or stop at a local establishment for beverage and food.   RSVP to Magdi.  She will provide maps and specific meeting locations.

The park has a complex trail system on gently rolling terrain. We can pick our hike to be easy, or a bit more challenging. None of the trails is really strenuous or difficult. Dogs are allowed on the trails, but they must be leashed. However, there is an adjacent dog-park, as well, where they can run off-leash at the end of our hike. So, bring along your furry family members, if you wish to!

 

FFWIS Book Club

FFWIS Book Club —

Our next selection is Forgiveness written by Mark Sakamoto. The book is a memoir and portrays the Canadian treatment of the Japanese during WWII.

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Olbrich Gardens Bolz Conservatory 

Olbrich Gardens Bolz Conservatory

Garden to Glass Experience. A guided sensory tour of the plants, people and stories that make the Conservatory a Madison icon.

This is a new program developed to bring a wide variety of audiences into the Conservatory.  As part of raising funds for the future enhancement of the Garden, the contribution is $25.00.  This experience is available for a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 20.   Make $25 Checks payable to Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

FFWIS Book Club

FFWIS Book Club

Book:  Code Talker by Chester Nez.  The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WW11-includes rare photos and the actual code.

Let Jane know if you are coming at 608 836-0324 or email at jpkessenich@charter.net.

Second Harvest

Join us at Second Harvest for our volunteer activity.  Contact Lois Schulz by January 21st

Winter Party Potluck

Winter Party Potluck

Join in a social time of friendship and fellowship and meet old and new members by arriving about 11:30. For the noon potluck, please bring a dish to share such as a main dish, meat, salad, dessert, or your specialty. Non- alcoholic beverages will be provided.

There will be a short program to share experiences from the last journey to two clubs in Japan, news about our 2019 journeys, and other club news.

In the spirit of giving, we will be collecting personal items to donate to PEP- Atwood (Personal Essentials Pantry). Suggestions include toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorant, baby and adult diapers, comb/brush, shampoo, lotion, disposable shavers. Most useful is money to buy products most useful for the guests. Checks made out to “PEP-Atwood” or cash in an envelope would be most welcome.

Reservations are due by Wednesday, January 9. Seating and tables are limited in the Fireside Room. Looking forward to seeing you as we gather to welcome a new year with fun and joy!

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Japan Outbound Journey

October 27-November 3, 2018 – Aichi Prefecture

November 2-10, 2018 – Oita Prefecture

This Journey by sixteen of our ambassadors to Japan begins with a week of home-stay in Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture) followed by a flight south to Kumamoto (Oita Prefecture) where they’ll stay in the small town of Taketa. Throughout their journey, they’ll visit shrines and castles, taste the food and get to know their host families!

FFWIS Book Club

FFWIS Book Club

Book: Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve, Lenora Chu, author

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Open World – Delegates from Georgia

Open World – Delegates from Georgia

We have been approved for a grant to host an Open World delegation from the country of Georgia. The topic is Urban Planning/Environmental Planning/Clean Air.  We need volunteers for planning purposes. Check the FFWIS June 2018 Newsletter for details!