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Please note the starting time and the locations for the November and March meetings. All four meetings will again be starting at 10:00 am this season.
The first and last brunch meetings are held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive in Madison. The November 17 meeting will be held at the Central branch of Madison Public Library, and the March 23 meeting will be held at Olbrich Gardens. Registration begins at 9 am. Seating with ongoing projected announcements begins at 9:15. At 10:00 the program begins with our Youth Grants awards followed by a brief local Public Affairs speech. Following brunch, the main speaker's presentation starts, at 11:00. The meeting ends after the main speech and question-and-answer period, which is usually no later than noon.
If you expect to sit with others in your party, be sure to arrive early. Seats cannot be "saved" after 9:45. If your party is unable to sit together, we hope you will appreciate the opportunity to make new acquaintances.
The coat racks at Monona Terrace are available in the meeting room at no charge. For safety reasons, coats may not be left on the backs of chairs at the Monona Terrace location (Monona Terrace policy).
Reservations & Cancellations
Online event registration (for members and guests) opens approximately four weeks before each event and closes at 7 pm on the Sunday prior to the meeting (that is, five days before the meeting date).
Members may request to receive a postal announcement of each event registration, with a returnable registration postcard.
The per-meeting fee for nonmembers is $40. Guests of current members may attend a meeting for $35 ($20 for qualified students).
If you are unable to attend a brunch 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. The Central Public Library is near six city parking garages, one a block from the library. The Olbrich Gardens location has free parking.
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.