The following text is off the MadTownTalls (Madison Tall Club) Newsletter.

Saturday, September 7, Oktoberfest, 700 W. Lexington, Glendale

3:00 pm  Old Heidelberg Park 


Wisconsin’s oldest and most authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in the Midwest. It includes continuous, traditional German brass bands, folk dancing, singing, yodeling, German food, such as spanferkel, and rollbraten and pigs and chickens, roasted on the spit, beer and dancing!  You will see musicians on the tables, conga lines snaking through pavilion, wild fun and laughter!!

Tall Friends from Tall Club of Milwaukee and Paramount Tall Club of Chicago will be joining us!!

Reserved tables: Section 6, Row M, Tables 3 & 4

Ein Prosit (The Oktoberfest Anthem)

Tickets: $10 at gate – Rain or Shine Event

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Photographer needed for Marfan Walk

Dave is working UWM’s Commencement otherwise he would.

Milwaukee we need YOU!! We are looking for a volunteer photographer for the Walk for Victory on Sunday May 19 2019 • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The event will be held at Greenfield Park #3A, 2028 S 124th St, West Allis, WI 53227. If you are interested in capturing some precious moments on film, please contact me at ssobers@marfan.org. Thank you for your support – it will make a difference!


Suśan Sobers, Director of Volunteer Engagement

516 883 8712 x116

The Marfan Foundation

Know the Signs. Fight for Victory.

Marfan.org  Facebook  Twitter

Register now for The Marfan Foundation Annual Conference

35 Years of Victory and Growing Stronger Together


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Milwaukee Marfan Walk

Join the Tall Club of Milwaukee hand in hand with the Marfan Foundation in supporting the country wide walks that help spread awareness and funds for solutions to this condition.  https://give.marfan.org/event/2019-milwaukee-walk-for-victory/e216854


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Tall Club of Milwaukee 2019 Holiday Party

The Tall Club of Milwaukee is billing it’s annual holiday party as its New Years Party this year like last, soon to be advertised on Facebook for Saturday Jan 12th. Please share with your tall friends.

Barry has bought the ham and doesn’t want to eat it all himself. So we are having a party and he says:

As scheduled before, it will be held at my house in Menomonee Falls and follow the same pattern as in the past.

The party will start with drinks and appetizers around 6:30pm. Dinner will be served around 8:00pm with the White Elephant Gift Exchange occurring around 10:00pm.

There is no cost for attending the party if you bring a dish to pass. TCM will supply the main course of baked ham and all the drinks.

Please call me to RSVP and to discuss what food item you will be bringing to pass. I will also then give you the address and directions to my house if you need them. I hope to see you all.

Belated Merry Christmas and a fantastic new year.

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Miss Tall International, Sheryl Lutz from Portland, at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

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Oktoberfest in Milwaukee

The Tall Club of Milwaukee Invites You to our Oktoberfest in Milwaukee Gathering, September 7-9, 2018.

Dave Rasmussen, President

Barry Umbs, Treasurer

This is our first Milwaukee Gathering.
It is formatted differently than a traditional Tall Club Weekend.

We have selected the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Glendale Wisconsin as our Gathering hotel. They have offered us a rate of $115.00 per night plus tax including a continental breakfast. The rooms are all large two room suites. Book your rooms early at 414‐962‐6767 to assure you can get a room at this rate. Let them know you are with the Tall Club of Milwaukee room block. The hotel is conveniently located near the Bavarian Bierhaus and the Bayshore Mall. You can drive to the hotel with free parking or if you fly into Mitchel International Airport in Milwaukee you will be picked up and shuttled to the hotel by locals.

Friday evening will start with a short walk to dinner at a nearby restaurant and then drinks plus conversation at a local bar. There will not be a formal Afterhours, but we will be able to congregate at the hotel later in the evening. It is BYOB.

On Saturday we will have tours to the Harley Davidson Museum, shopping in Cedarburg and the Potawatomi Casino as optional daytrips plus we can refer you to lots of other Milwaukee tourist attractions on your own. On Saturday night we will walk to the Bavarian Bierhaus for an evening of old world Gemütlichkeit at Oktoberfest. The Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago Clubs have been enjoying this event for many years. The admission is $5.00. Be prepared for lots of German food and drink at your
expense while you enjoy German bands and entertainment until the cows come home. There won’t be a formal Afterhours but a BYOB area will be available again at the hotel.

There is no registration fee for this gathering. As you should have noticed, you will cover your own expenses during your visit. Please let us know ASAP that you plan on attending so we can give you more information and reserve enough tables in the sheltered Bier Hall.

To register call or text Barry at 414‐520‐1324 or email him at xxtallbarry@aol.com.

There is a flyer for download and sharing at tall.org’s weekend page or


For a Map of the area, see here: Note the Kopps Frozen Custard is between our hotel and the Bavarian Bierhaus. https://www.google.com/maps/place/La+Quinta+Inn+%26+Suites+Milwaukee+Bayshore+Area/@43.1155352,-87.9195794,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!3m7!1s0x88051e8a5c82ab3f:0xe2b6f59435be9047!5m2!1s2018-10-09!2i4!8m2!3d43.1155313!4d-87.9173907

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Jason Daniel Gosz Memorial Scholarship winner for 2018 – Parker Gunnison

Congratulations to Parker Gunnison from Hartland Arrowhead as our selection for our 2018 Jason Daniel Gosz Memorial Scholarship Award from the Tall Club of Milwaukee for $250, recently (and on time) submitted to Tall Clubs International Foundation for their Kae Sumner Einfeldt, Virginia Linquist Winker & Robert Rader Academic Scholarship.


Here are links to his essays of What Being Tall Means to Me and for the Tall Club of Milwaukee, What Marfan Syndrome Means to Me.


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Tall Club of Milwaukee Gathering

The Tall Club of Milwaukee will host TCI’s first “Gathering” the weekend surrounding September 8th, 2018, of Oktoberfest at Old Heidelberg Park in Glendale run by thebavarianbierhaus.com. Details are being worked on and office announcements will follow in the next 2 weeks. We thank our sister club, the Mad Town Talls of Madison Wisconsin for their annual event there since 2002 for us to expand this to our TCI friends. Here is a picture from one of the past years.oktoberfest-2013

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Article on Flying Tall

Article from former 6’10” NBA player on flying.

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Dinner adventure sun feb 26

Some members of the Tall Club of Milwaukee and the Mad Town Talls are going to sample the German Buffet at Feil’s Supper Club in Randolph Wi on Feb 25 at 5:30.

Those of us in Milwaukee proper will likely leave around 4pm and pick some up along the way (West Bend. Menomonee Falls).

Dave Rasmussen will coordinate car pooling. I can be reached at 414 962 1685 or damtalldave@gmail.com

The price is $17 per person. The German Fest buffet is served the last Sunday of the month.

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