Access the layout for Menomonie registration here

Access the layout for Eau Claire registration here


In-person Registration Is Wednesday, August 23!

at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie and The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire.


Steps to Register for Fall Classes and Trips

1. Renew your membership. Everyone’s membership has expired.

2. Complete the membership form for your renewal. Let us know any address, e-mail, or phone changes. Go to and print out  additional copies. Send your renewal at least a week in advance or bring it with you to registration and process it there.

3. Receive a new membership card. You will keep your current membership number. Find it on the mailing label of your pink fall booklet

4. Register in person Wednesday, August 23. You may also register for one other person. Use that person’s membership number and name
when registering for him or her.

5. Attend in-person registration if at all possible. Since we operate on volunteer effort, your participation at in-person registration takes
pressure off our volunteers. If you absolutely cannot attend, then mail in your registration. In-person and mail-in are the two ways to register.In-person registrations get priority over mail-in registrations.

6. Write a separate check for each class or trip before in-person registration. Having your check ready will speed up the process.


Before You Get to In-person Registration

Since everyone needs to renew their memberships this fall, either send in your membership renewal at least a week before registration to Elizabeth whose address is on the membership renewal form or come early to registration. Membership opens at 9:00 a.m. at both locations.

Before in-person registration only, select your classes and list them in order of priority for you. Do not do this for mail-ins.

Have your checks for any classes or trips with fees ready when you walk into registration. Put the class/trip number and your member number on the check.

Access the map. For both cities, we have planned where the sign-up sheets for each offering will be placed and created a map showing their location. You can access these maps at under “How to Register.” Go to the site, find the map for your city, click on it, and print it out. Use it to discover where your priority classes/trips are located and plan your sign-up. We will also have them available at the door at registration.

Sign up for classes you know you will attend. If others interest you and you find later that you are able to attend, watch for “These classes next week have openings” e-mail and respond to it. If the class has a limit and you do not show up, you have taken the spot of someone else who really wanted to take the class.


Procedure at In-person Registration August 23

The doors open at 9:00. Once you are in the building, get in line for admission to the registration tables. If you have difficulty standing, we have a place for you to sit and will hold your place in line. Just ask.

We will be letting members into the room to stand in line at the table for their top priority class/trip at 9:30 a.m. If you think the line for your number one selection is too long and you don’t think you can get into the class/trip, go to the second one on your list. As soon as everyone has lined up in an orderly fashion, we will start sign up, anywhere between 9:30 and 9:45. Do not start sign up until those manning the sign-up sheets in front of you say that you may do so. Registration ends at 10:30 a.m.


Important Information about Classes with Limits

Register at either the Menomonie or Eau Claire in-person registration location for the entire line-up of classes and trips. Split the classes/trips with limits with a buddy who also wants to attend them. You get in one line, and your buddy gets in the other. Then you sign up for each other.

Remember classes with limits are split half to Menomonie and half to Eau Claire. For example, if a class has a limit of 30, 15 sign-ups will be available at in-person registration in Menomonie and 15 will be available in Eau Claire. Plan your sign-up accordingly.

If you do not get into a limited offering, sign up on its yellow Overflow Sheet. These sheets are to handle a situation where one location receives more than its limit in sign-ups and the other has fewer. In that case we use the names on the Overflow Sheet to fill the openings from the location that did not reach its limit. If a fee is required for the class, leave your check with the Overflow Sheet. You will be informed within a couple of days if you are in the class or not. If you are not, your check will be returned.


If You Cannot Attend In-person Registration…

If you cannot attend in-person registration but want to take a trip or a class with a fee or a limit, mail in your registration for the non-limited and non-fee classes. The day after registration, you will receive an email about the openings available in the classes with limits, both fee and non-fee. As soon as you receive the e-mail, e-mail or call Elizabeth to reserve your seat. Once she confirms you have one, send her your check if a fee is involved. The seats will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Be early. Everyone will receive the list of openings so don’t be surprised to receive one if you already signed up at in-person the day before.