More Details on Weekend Events

COVID: We have designed all weekend events to reduce the risk of COVID transmission (e.g., outdoors), are continually monitoring COVID in the community, and will follow our local health department's recommendations and requirements. 



Picnic on Picnic Point - Friday, 11 AM - 3 PM
Parking, Map, and Fire Rings
Parking, Map, and Fire Rings

We are planning an informal gathering of classmates and their guests at Picnic Point on Friday, August 26th, between 11 AM and 3 PM.


Where are we meeting? We have reserved two fire rings (see B below):

#3 – located at the beach on the north side of the Point (see C to right). Stop here on your way out.

#6 – located at the end of the Point (see D below). We’ll plan for food and beverages at this site.


What to bring? Walking shoes and long pants (in case of mosquitoes). Bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to swim.


What is provided? If you’d like to have lunch, RSVP the survey link below, and we’ll bring a variety of sub sandwiches, chips, fruit, and drinks. We’ll ask for a $5 contribution to cover these costs.

How do I get there? You can bike, take a free bus (the UW 80), or drive. Parking is available at 2003 University Bay Drive, Madison WI 53706 (see A to right). Payment is required. Rates are $1 per 30 minutes for the first 3 hours; $1 per hour after. Credit card or exact change only. For more information, see:


Handicap/Wheelchair Accessible? Yes. Wheelchairs are permitted on the main path. 


What if it rains? We’ll meet if there’s a chance of rain, or light showers (bring a raincoat and umbrella). We’ll cancel in the event of heavy rains or thunderstorms. Check back to this page if in doubt.


Any questions or suggestions? Email Pat Remington at

Boating on Lake Mendota - Friday, 12 noon to 2 PM
  • What: Betty Lou Cruise on Lake Mendota
  • When: Friday, August 26th, 2022; 12:00 noon – 2:00pm (be on dock at 11:45am)
  • Where: Mariner’s Inn Boat Dock (5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI)
  • Food: Deluxe Appetizer Buffet (see menu below)
  • Beverages: Cash Bar
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Handicap/Wheelchair Accessible? Unfortunately, no.
  • Estimated Cost per person $65
  • Capacity: Excellabella Yacht – 50 persons.
  • Menu: Assorted chips and dips, Gardetto’s snack mix, vegetarian variety platter, Wisconsin cheese & cracker platter, mini artisan sandwiches, pesto chicken skewers, spinach stuffed mushrooms, Cajun meatballs, pot stickers, bacon wrapped water chestnuts
  • The Betty Lou Cruise is the only boating option on the Madison Lakes that would be suitable for our group. The cruise requires food service (on a per person basis), so there is not an option to do the ‘cruise-only.’
  • RSVP to our Reggie Regent email address ( or to Bob Lucas ( if you would like to join us.  Indicate the number in your group including your spouse/partner/significant other, or guest. 36 people have already confirmed, so there are 14 spots remaining. We will give you payment options when you RSVP.

Golf at Blackhawk - Friday, 12 to 5 PM



Location: Blackhawk Country Club in Shorewood


Date: August 26, 2022


Time: 12:00 pm start of tee times.  Tee times between 12:00 pm and 1:00 PM


Cost$95/player– Includes 18-hole golf, cart (2 golfers per cart), practice range in advance if desired.  Refreshments will be available on a cash basis.


Format: 4-person team/2-person Best Ball  -  All four players will play their own ball.  The two lowest scores per hole will count toward a team score.  OR Scramble: All four players work together to play best shot.

  • Each player must play their own clubs.  Since this is a private country club, club rentals will not be available. We are working on some small prize for the winning foursome. We expect that some people will want to play with others.  That can be arranged on requests, but we would like to try to make each team’s overall skill level fairly even.  If you have a registered handicap or you can give me an average score for 18-holes, we may try to handicap the teams.  But all skill levels are welcome.
  • There are 12 spots still available.  It is on a first come first serve basis. 
  • Please respond back if you want to be on the outing list. Payment for the outing will be due by August 15.  I will be handling those payments.  I will provide details about payment later. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you at the reunion.


CONTACT - Bob Emmerich -Madison West HS Class of 1972

Cell – 608-220-7952

Memorial Union Terrace - Friday, 5 PM to 10 PM

West High 50th Reunion – Gathering on the Memorial Union Terrace

Friday, August 26th, 5 PM – 10 PM


We are planning an informal gathering of classmates and their guests at the Memorial Union Terrace on Friday, August 26th, between 5 PM and 10 PM


Where are we meeting? We will arrive early and try to grab some tables on the “Sunset Deck” or in the area above the “Sunset Lounge.” You can access this area from the north end of Park Street. See the red circle on the map below.


How do I get there? Parking:


What if it rains? We’ll meet if there’s a chance of rain, or light showers (bring a raincoat and umbrella). We can meet inside in the Rathskeller in the event of heavy rains or thunderstorms.

Farmers' Market on the Square - Saturday 8 - 10 AM

What: Meet at the Farmer’s Market on the Capitol Square.


When: Saturday, August 27th, 2022:  8 – 10 AM - Meet between 8:00 - 8:15 am


How to get there: You can drive your car, walk, bike, or take a bus. More information about getting there is available at:


Where to rendezvous? The Farmers’ Market can be busy on a Saturday morning in August. To help connect with other classmates, we’ll meet at the “Information Booth” between 8:00 and 8:15 am.  The booth is located at the top of State Street, at the corner of West Mifflin St and North Carol St. Meet with Ellen Roenneburg Emmitt ( or (262) 627-0310) and Betsy Paton Duren ( They will be at the Information Booth, to give directions and help answer questions.


Handicap/Wheelchair Accessible?  Yes. See:


West High "2020 Renovation" Presentation - Saturday 11 AM to 1 PM

Presentation: 2020 Referenda - Future Ready* by Melanie Thiel

Saturday, August 27th, 11 AM at West High School Auditorium


11:00 AM—11:15 AM: Gather at the Ash Street entrance of West

11:15 AM—12:30 PM: West High Auditorium. Melanie Thiel** will talk about the 2020 Referenda - Future Ready and what’s happening at West High. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

12:30 – 1:00 PM: Free time to reconvene outdoors, walk around the neighborhood, get lunch, etc. Note that given the ongoing construction, we will not be able walk around inside the building.


*On November 3, 2020, Madison voters approved an operating referendum and facilities referendum, of $317 million, to support the most pressing building projects in support of the district’s academic vision. The goal is to lift Madison up as a thriving, equitable, and inclusive community for generations to come. More information about the district referendum, see: And for more details about West High renovations, see:


**Special thanks to Melanie, for volunteering her time. She spent the past 22 years in public education, first as a marketing teacher and for the past 13 years as an assistant principal at West High School. In July, she became the principal at Jefferson Middle School.

Blackhawk Country Club - Saturday 5 -11 PM

What: The West High School Class of 1972, 50th class reunion 


Where: Blackhawk Country Club in Shorewood Hills; 3606 Blackhawk Dr, Madison, WI 53705


When: Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 5 PM-11PM


Handicap Accessible: Yes


Decription: Mingle style event with heavy appetizers, desserts and cash bar and more - Business Casual dress.  Indoor and Outside spaces available.


Cost: $60/person until July 31.  Price increases starting August 1, 2022 (to $75/ticket)

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are now on sale

Click here to buy a ticket(s):

Potluck Picnic at Bear Phillips - Sunday, 12 - 5 PM

Location: 1915 County Road PB, Verona, WI

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What's planned?  This will be a very informal event, with lots of room for people to relax, mingle, and share a meal. 

What to bring? If you are able, you can either bring a dish to pass, or your own food and beverages. But don't worry if you don't, as there will be plenty of food and drink for everyone to enjoy.

What about rain? There's room on the porches, and we'll have a tent in case of rain. It might help to bring a raincoat.