Our luncheon meetings are held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive in Madison. Registration begins at 9 am. Seating with ongoing projected announcements begins at 10:00. At 11:00 the program begins with our Youth Grants awards followed by a brief local Public Affairs speech. Following lunch, the main speaker's presentation starts, at noon. The meeting ends after the main speech and question-and-answer period, which is usually no later than 1:00 pm.
If you expect to sit with others in your party, be sure to arrive early. Seats cannot be "saved" after 10:45. If your party is unable to sit together, we hope you will appreciate the opportunity to make new acquaintances.
Coat racks are available in the meeting room at no charge. For safety reasons, coats may not be left on the backs of chairs (Monona Terrace policy).
Reservations & Cancellations
Online event registration (for members and guests) opens approximately 3 weeks before each event and closes at 7 pm on the Friday one week prior to the meeting (that is, 8 days before the meeting date).
Members may request to receive a postal announcement of each event registration, with a returnable registration postcard.
The fee for nonmembers and member guests is $40 ($20 for qualified students).
If you are unable to attend a luncheon for which you have already made a reservation, please email Reservations@madisoncivicsclub.org or call (608) 422-3062 as soon as possible. If you cancel your unneeded reservation before the deadline, we can apply the meal cost savings to a student group; even if you cancel after the deadline, this will permit us to admit additional guests. We appreciate your attention to this detail.
Parking is available within the Monona Terrace Complex for $5.00. You may enter the parking lot from either John Nolen Drive or West Wilson Street. Additional parking is available at the Government East Ramp, located at the corner of Doty Street and West Wilson Street, and at other ramps. There is a covered drop-off area at the main entrance on Level 4 of the Monona Terrace parking area.
In the unlikely event that a meeting must be cancelled due to bad weather or other emergency situation, an announcement concerning the cancellation will be broadcast on WIBA 1310 AM and posted on this website. Cancelled meetings will not be rescheduled, and unfortunately we cannot offer refunds. Cancelled meetings are a very rare occurrence. Unused meals are donated to local food pantries.