Interest Groups

Afternoon Literature Groups

Members of this interest group select fiction and non-fiction books to read and discuss at small-group meetings from September through May of each calendar year. New members to the interest group may select to join either the Wednesday or Thursday group. Both groups read the same books and meet on their respective 3rd week of the month. Highlights of the year include our annual September Welcome Back Tea, our December Holiday Luncheon, Book & Movie months, and the May End-of-Year Luncheon. Contact Judy Goodnight at (920) 729-9553 for further information.

Reading List for 2017-2018

       2017 Summer Reading Highlights

These are books recommended by group members from their summer reading.

       2016 Summer Reading Highlights

Evening Literature Group

Members of this interest group select fiction and non-fiction books to read and discuss at small-group meetings from April through December of each calendar year. Books are selected for the year at a May dinner meeting. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. Contact Pam Ulness at (920) 735-2852 for further information.

Reading List for 2017-2018

Ethnic and Elegant Dining Group

Learn about new cuisines, try new recipes while enjoying a dinner out with fellow members. Participate as a single or as a couple with spouse or with another member. The group meets during the fall for an appetizer & dessert cocktail party at which menu packets are handed out. Hosts and their assigned guests are rotated for three preset dinner menus to be held in Jan/Feb, Mar/April, and May/June. Contact Nancy Samson at (920) 733-9161 for further information.

Bridge Group I

This bridge group plays two tables in the evening each month. Contact Chris Calhoun at (920) 933-1446 to be placed on the sub list.

Bridge Group II

This bridge group plays on the second Thursday afternoon each month. Contact Trish Brehm at (920) 739-8522 to join or be added to the sub list.

Travel Group

From art museums to lighthouses, planetariums to historical sites, this interest group is open to all branch members and prospective members. Monthly excursions are planned to places of interest for either day trips, overnight, or weekend trips. Contact Judy Goodnight at (920) 729-9553 for more information about upcoming travel or to make suggestions for future travel plans.

Summer Mystery Book Group

This group meets for lunch and discussion of a mystery book the third Wednesday of the month during June, July, and August. Members get an added chance to sleuth by solving a custom mystery of where the lunch will be held. Never fear, even if you can’t solve it, the location is revealed ahead of time. At the June lunch, books are selected for the rest of the summer and June of the next year so bring suggestions along that day. Contact Betty Pontius at (920) 725-1302 for further information.

7/19/16 – Book: Dead Angler by Victoria Houston

8/16/17 – Book: Clammed Up by Barbara Ross

6/20/18 – Book: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Mah Jongg

American-style mah jongg is played weekly at members’ homes. New learners always welcome; orientation sessions to learn the game are set up on an as needed basis. Contact Laurie Leonard at (920) 734-7455 for further information.

Membership Outreach

When hard times hit, we want to support our branch members whether it’s with a card to cheer you up, a meal provided, a visitor to chat with, or a transportation need filled. Contact JaneAnne McCabe at (920) 382-0031 if you’re available to help out or if you’re in need of assistance.