News & Events

Tues, November 1, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Wellness on the Water
TEMPO is investing in your wellness..... as a follow up to our October luncheon visit The Edgewater Spa for an evening of Wellness on the Water.  This private event features a lesson on the practice of Mindfulness, an introduction to Foundation and Yamuna Ball Rolling, and a tour of the Madison’s best spa. Mingle with other TEMPO members and enjoy appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks.  Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.

Bonus: Book a service that evening and receive 50% off a class package. Plus enter a raffle to win a free signature massage!  Just in time for the busy Holiday season!

Free for TEMPO Members!  Please register by Monday, October 24.  Wellness on the Water

Mon, November 7, 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, November 12, 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!

Mon, November 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.TEMPO 4th Quarter Birthday Celebration  Join your fellow TEMPO friends that share a birthday in October, November, or December to celebrate you!  Celebration will be at The Madison Club in the Mendota Room.

Tues, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Kathleen Jeffords.  The book to read is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.  Please RSVP to Kathleen.

Thurs, November 17, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Eunice Gibson.  The book to read is My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinham. Donna Beestman will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Eunice.

Sat, November 19, 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.




TEMPO Madison
As you know, the November lunch has traditionally been reserved for the annual TEMPO Holiday Bazaar.
This year on November 8, TEMPO will be transforming its holiday event into one that celebrates and showcases the members of TEMPO.

That means you!

We want to feature you in the first-ever TEMPO Shares, A Not-so Silent Auction. [Background on why we're doing this amazing new event is in the last newsletter - you can read it here.]

Consider sharing something of yourself with fellow TEMPO members. There is no question that by virtue of being a member of TEMPO you have remarkable professional skills as well as personal interests that you can donate for a price to benefit the charitable work of the TEMPO Foundation. We're asking you to support the TEMPO Shares, A Not-so Silent Auction by sharing what you do and what you know.

Sharing what you do and what you know may mean:
  • Offering mentoring advice that reflects your professional expertise, be it corporate board service, marketing, executive recruiting, estate or financial planning;
  • Holding an event that showcases your passion for sushi making, wine tasting, gardening, prairie restoration or the arts;
  • Sharing your love of life through tennis lessons, a round of golf, a lunch with one of your prominent connections, or a weekend rental of your vacation home; or
  • You choose your muse. If it is something that excites you, we know that TEMPO members will be excited by it, too!
Then, get ready to bid on one-of-a-kind services and experiences offered by the fabulous women of TEMPO to benefit our future -- all while networking and enjoying a sumptuous buffet.

TEMPO's November luncheon has traditionally focused on making a difference in our community. This year's luncheon, TEMPO Shares, A Not-so Silent Auction expands that mission to:
  • Highlight TEMPO members' professional expertise and personal passions
  • Provide more opportunities to get to know fellow members
  • Raise funds for our charitable TEMPO Foundation
  • Raise funds for women in need through TEMPO's No Strings Attached
  • Help each other do better in business and have more fun

Proceeds from the silent auction will support the TEMPO Foundation; contributions (anonymous or otherwise) of any amount will be welcome for TEMPO's "No Strings Attached" - and we'll have a few fun calls to action throughout the luncheon for same. Need to know more about "No Strings"? Consider attending the upcoming welcome briefing for members who are curious about this great initiative.

The success of the TEMPO Shares, A Not-so Silent Auction relies on the creativity and generosity of our members - yup, that means you; and our goal is to include each of you.

Submit the form attached by October 20 and show that you care about advancing women in our community through TEMPO Shares.
The TEMPO 35th Anniversary Celebration
Continues with TEMPO Leadership Series

 In honor of our 35th anniversary, the TEMPO Foundation is pleased to offer active members a chance to attend an exclusive, three-part Executive Leadership Series created for TEMPO by the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program at the Wisconsin School of Business.
As a leader in Madison looking to hone your professional skills and learn from other smart, inspiring business women, the Executive Leadership Series is not to be missed.
Join us for one or all three sessions each offered over breakfast or lunch. Cost for the series is $35 for the first 60 active TEMPO members who register, including meals and parking.
This is an incredible value for executive education from one of the top business schools in the country. Among U.S. public, part-time MBA programs, the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program is ranked #13 by U.S. News and World Report and the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program is ranked #15 by the Economist.
~Register Online~


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. 

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.





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


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