Veterans Group Events

Are you or someone you know a veteran that may enjoy getting together with other veterans?  The Verona Vets Group meets monthly on the second Thursday at 3 PM  for coffee, discussion and guest speakers.  In addition to our monthly groups, our vets plan trips throughout the year with the assistance of Becky and me.  This spring we went to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Other things that are on our schedule already for 2019 include a pontoon ride, a baseball game and an out-of-town day trip.  All vets are welcome to join us for our monthly group and/or trips.  Contact me for more information and to get on our mailing list.



August 2019


Madison Veterans Museum


Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Possible replacement date Thursday, August 15th, 2019 (see email below “Hey Vets”…)

Update 8/1/19 – email: Hey Vets,
Becky and I are involved in multiple hiring processes with the city right now to staff the senior center. HR scheduled us to be in interviews next Thursday so we cannot have our vets group that day.  We had planned to go to the vets museum in Madison.  We’d like to move it to the 15th.  Respond and let me know if that works. –  Julie
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Regular Meeting


  • Second Thursday, August 8 @ 3:00 PM
  • Verona Senior Center

Details will come later



July 2019


Regular Meeting


  • Second Thursday, July 11@ 3:00 PM
  • Verona Senior Center
  • Not going on the trip? We will still have the group meeting. Come Join us.




Oshkosh Bus Trip


Choice of Outlet Mall or EAA Aviation Museum


    • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    • Cost: $50 which includes bus, admission to museum, and lunch (does not include bus driver tip).
    • Cost: $25 for Vets which includes bus, admission to museum and lunch does not include bus driver tip).
    • Sign-up information – at the Senior Center front desk:
      • Sign-up 1: June 3-7: Sign up time for Verona city citizens & active volunteers
      • Sign-up 2: June 10 & after: Sign up for all others
      • Sign-up deadline: July 2
      • You will need to know your choice of activities when you sign up.
    • Choice of Activities:
      • either shopping at Oshkosh Outlet Mall or touring the EAA Aviation Museum
    • Schedule:
      • We leave Verona Senior Center at 9:15 AM
      • First stop will be for lunch at Delta Family Restaurant
      • We return approximately 5 PM




Click here to go to the Trips Page for more information on the Senior Center Bus Trip.




June 2019


Pontoon Trip – June 13


    • June 13, 2019
    • Meet at the Senior Center at 9:30 AM (return by 5:00 PM)
    • RSVP: to Julie (608) 848-0440 by June 11th if you haven’t already.
    • Verona Senior Center



Annual Veterans’ Picnic – Now Fall 2019  (June 24)

Postponed until Fall 2019 (email from Julie 6/11/19)

The annual picnic is scheduled for June 24 @ 3:00 PM 

Sugar River Airport (7550 Sugar Ridge, Verona)

Meet at the Senior Center at 2:30pm to Car pool or meet at the airport.


Please RSVP Becky by June 17 (don’t forget, it’s for the food order!)





May 2019

Regular Meeting


  • May 9  @ 3:00 PM
  • Verona Senior Center



April 2019:


Regular Meeting


  • Thursday, 4/11/19
  • (15:00 – 16:30) 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Verona Senior Center


Trip: Harley Davidson Museum


  • Tuesday, 4/30/19 


Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(click image to zoom in)


Verona Vets Group on a tour at the Harley Davidson Museum



March 2019:

  • Thursday, 3/14/19 (13:30 – 16:30) 1:30 – 4:30 PM Normal Time 3:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Verona Senior Center
  • Topic: Shindler’s List Movie.

Breaking News: (email 6pm on 3/11/19 Schedules Plus) ==> “We will be having out Vets Group at the regular time of 3pm on Thursday. No movie this time around.
… Sorry for the last minute change of plans. We have a staff meeting conflict.”



January 2019:

  • Thursday, 01/10/19 (15:00) 3:00 PM
  • Verona Senior Center
  • Topic: Second Half of Wisconsin Vietnam documentary with Bill Rettemund.  (Follow through from the 11/8/18 meeting)



December 2018:

  • Thursday, 12/13/18 – Lunch (11:00 AM)
  • Sugar River Pizza  
  • No meeting in the afternoon on 12/13.



November 2018:

Thursday, 11/08/18 – Meeting (14:00) 2:00 PM 

We will watch a documentary on Vietnam that our own Bill Rettemund is in.

Also, I still have not received any Veteran’s photos back from Jeff. For anyone who had their photo taken, thank you for your patience



This group is also active outside of our meeting time with different events such as an annual picnic at Sugar Ridge Airport, an annual pontoon ride and lunch on Lake Wisconsin, various tours of places such as the Dane County 911 center, the Madison Veteran’s Museum, the EAA, New Glarus Brewery and more! For more information, call Becky Losby at 845-7471

Vets at Sugar River Airport

Vets at Sugar River Airport

Vets tour EPIC campus

Vets tour EPIC campus