News & Events

Thursday, February 21, 7:15 p.m.

NFL Book Club will meet at Sequoya Library, Rm A, 4340 Tokay.  The book to read is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Hariri. Karen Numbers will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Teresa Kobelt

Monday, March 4, 2019, 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.

Thursday, March 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
First Quarter Birthday Party
If you have a birthday in January, February, or March, please join us at The Madison Club for the Q1 Birthday Celebration! If you weren't able to attend the party during your birthday quarter, you are more than welcome to join your TEMPO friends at the next event.

Please RSVP to the event online so we can order the right amount of food and drink.

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club  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!

Tuesday, March 12, 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
New Member Orientation
There will be a New Member Orientation before the March Luncheon.  The orientation will be in the Mendota Room at The Madison Club.  Please plan to attend if you have joined TEMPO in the last two years. Please register by Thursday, March 7. New Member Orientation March 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Meal Prep Workshop 2019
Hy-Vee – 2nd floor, 675 S Whitney Way, Madison

Let us help you make more meals at home this New Year!
Hy-Vee does the shopping and preps the ingredients. You put together the meal kits at the store, and finish cooking them at home when you're ready for a fresh home-cooked meal. Choose from 10 different meal options and make as many as you would like. All are freezer-friendly. Wine and cheese will be provided.

Each participant pays for the meals they order. The $50 registration fee will be applied toward the order total.

Please register and place meal order by March 1. Meal Prep Workshop 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
TEMPO Happy Hour
  Do you want another opportunity to get to know and network with your board and other TEMPO members in a casual setting. We welcome members to join us at our TEMPO Happy Hour! These Happy Hours will follow our board meetings on the Thursday following the monthly TEMPO luncheon.  No registration necessary.  TEMPO Board members will be on the club level bar, or third level pub. We hope you can join us.

Tuesday, March 19 19, 2019, 7:15
Book Bags  The book to read is Behind the Scenesat the Museum by Kate Atkinson.

Thursday, March 21, 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tour, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Appetizers at Estrellon
Overture Center VIP Tour RESCHEDULED
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street

Join TEMPO for an exclusive VIP tour of Overture Center, including Overture Hall and the historic Capitol Theater with Glenn Weihert, Overture’s facilities director who has worked there for 36 years, when the city first purchased the Capitol Theater to become the Civic Center!  Please do not wear heels, as we will have the opportunity to go up on the catwalk overlooking Overture Hall – if you dare!  Tour will start promptly at 4:15, from Overture Hall Lobby.  Tour will run 4:15-5:30 then we’ll head to Estrellon for a cocktail and appetizers. TEMPO will cover your first drink and appetizers.

Pricing is $10 for members and non-members.  There is a maximum of 20 people.  Please register by Thursday, March 14. Overture Center Tour and Happy Hour 2019

Thursday, April 11, 12:00 p.m.
Madison College Luncheon
Madison College, Truax Campus, 1701 Wright St.

Madison College Culinary graduates prepare and serve lunch!  Diane’s Delicious Diner is a live classroom, you may observe instruction and attention to service times will be observed to the extent possible.

This event is open to TEMPO members. Registration is limited to 20 attendees.  This event has been very popular in the past so sign up early to reserve your seat at the table!  Parking is available in the visitor lot.

Price is $27 (includes tax, NOT TIP)
Please register by Tuesday, April 2 Madison College Luncheon 2019

April 17, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Olbrich Garden to Glass Experience
Olbrich Botanical Garden – Bolz Conservatory

Escape to the tropics and explore the wonders of the rainforest in the Bolz Conservatory. Get an insider's view of this indoor tropical oasis and discover the plants, stories, and people that make it one of Madison's most iconic places!

As you smell, touch, and taste your way through this guided sensory tour, you'll encounter plants both familiar and unique. More than 650 species of tropical plants call the Conservatory home, along with a rushing waterfall, free-flying birds, and colorful koi.

At the end, enjoy a signature cocktail created with ingredients derived from rainforest plants. You will take home a souvenir glass along with recipes to make your own botanically inspired drinks.

There is a maximum capacity of 20 so this will be members only event. Price is $25 for members. Please register by Wednesday, April 10. Olbrich Garden to Glass Experience

Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.
Container Gardening Workshop
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd, Cottage Grove WI  53527

Join us for our fourth annual Container Gardening Workshop!

Spring is right around the corner!  Join other TEMPO members in creating beautiful container gardens for your home.   This private event features a short presentation with examples of sun and shade gardens.  Then you are off to create your own beautiful container or hanging basket with help from the experts.  The staff will help you select and plant your custom flower, herb or vegetable planter.

You can bring your own container (empty) or purchase one from their beautiful inventory.  They will provide potting soil so make sure your container is empty if you are bringing one from home (to prevent spread of disease and pests).  Make as many as time permits.  Minimum purchase is $10 per container.

FREE to TEMPO Members and guests.  Please register by Friday, May 10. 2019 Container Garden "Make and Take" Workshop

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March 2019 Program

Please join us on Tuesday, March 12 to hear Emily Auerbach, Professor of English and Director of the UW Odyssey Project present From Poverty to Power: The Multi-Generational Impact of the UW Odyssey Project

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Please register by Thursday, March 7. March 2019 Luncheon Registration

“The Odyssey Project helped me unwrap my gifts and rewrite the story of my life,” commented one single parent. How can an award-winning humanities course help break a cycle of poverty not only for adult students in the classroom but also for their families and communities? Eloquent graduates of Odyssey will join Emily Auerbach at the podium to share their journeys of transformation.

Emily Auerbach is an award-winning English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She serves as Project Director of the UW Odyssey Project, a free, life-changing college humanities course for low-income adults. In addition, Emily Auerbach is co-host of University of the Air, a one-hour program broadcast statewide on Wisconsin Public Radio on Sundays from 4-5 PM featuring interviews with faculty in a variety of disciplines. She created the “Courage to Write” series of radio documentaries and written guides on women writers and published a book on Jane Austen called Searching for Jane Austen.

Emily has received numerous teaching, broadcasting, arts, and humanitarian awards for her work, including a national award for promoting campus access and diversity.



We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with the Wisconsin Evening & Executive MBA Programs at University of Wisconsin-Madison for the TEMPO Leadership Series. Tickets for members and guests are $50 for the two-part series or $30 for one-session; parking is an additional $10 per session.  These events are held at the Wisconsin School of Business in 1310 Grainger Hall (Plenary Room) at 975 University Avenue. Your payment for participation in these sessions directly benefits the TEMPO Foundation and supports TEMPO scholarships. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests at this year’s series.

2018-19 Session 2: OwnIt. EarnIt. GiveIt Registration

Session 2
Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Mollie Bell, 4everMoxi™ and Chief Development Officer at Ent Credit Union
OwnIt. EarnIt. GiveIt.™

What is it anyway? It is leadership and we all lead. Through stories of disappointment and triumph, this inspirational, candid, and reflective discussion and workshop will introduce you to the theory of deeply understanding your leadership story; owning your authentic self; and, applying your knowledge to create a path for your future success and those around you.

Mollie Bell joined Ent Credit Union, Colorado’s largest credit union, in December 2018 as Chief Development Officer leading people and community development. Mollie has a passion for the credit union movement and has worked on behalf of credit unions since 2007 when she went to work for CUNA Mutual Group, where she served as the Vice President of Program Management Office and led transformational change initiatives. Mollie then spent over two years as Chief Engagement Officer at Filene Research Institute, a financial cooperative think tank, and, subsequently, three years at Credit Union National Association as Chief Engagement and Transformation Officer. Her roles in engagement provided Mollie an opportunity to travel across the United States working directly with credit unions and serving as a presenter and thought leader for diversity, transformation, leadership, adaptability, and growth strategies.
Prior to her experience in the credit union industry, Mollie held roles as an attorney, a consultant, secondary school teacher, and business owner. Mollie earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 2001 and a Bachelor of Business Administration at Lamar University in 1992 where she graduated with honors.

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