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covid-19 updates

Stay up-to-date with the latest Covid-19 information regarding the club and what we are doing to keep members & staff safe during this time.


May 26, 2021

Dear OLC Member,


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently announced new guidance regarding COVID-19 and vaccines. Among other things, the CDC now says that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most settings, except where required by state and local laws. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine.


Based on this new guidance regarding vaccine effectiveness, beginning May 25, 2021, we are modifying our policy regarding face coverings at the Oconomowoc Lake Club.


We will allow members of OLC to utilize the club for all activities without a face mask or face shield. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for members’ responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy.


Beginning Thursday, May 27, 2021 OLC staff members will not be required to wear masks. Should an employee feel most comfortable continuing to wear a mask we ask that everyone respect their decision. If you are a member that would prefer that the OLC staff member serving you wear a mask please make this request at the time of making your dining reservation.


As before, our goal is to continue to provide a safe environment for our members and guests and to provide a safe work environment for our employees, while following public health advice and applicable laws.



Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.



Julie Bartol

General Manager

Oconomowoc Lake Club

June 26, 2020

To the members of the OLC,


As of July 30, 2020, Governor Tony Evers has issued a statewide public health emergency requiring

face coverings within any “enclosed space” effective August 1, 2020. Face coverings will be required to any individual indoors, other than a private residence, who are not of the same household or unit present in the same room or enclosed space. Face coverings are mandatory in all other settings, including outdoors.


Effective August 1, 2020, the Oconomowoc Lake Club hereby requires the members of the Oconomowoc Lake Club to follow this order until September 28th or until further notice. Face coverings will be required upon entry of the clubhouse, tennis pavilion, and office building. Upon arrival of the clubhouse, face coverings will be required for all member interactions with ALL staff members of the OLC and any fellow members. TNTT will require a mask should you enter the tennis pavilion for a beverage or any other reason. For general use of the courts, a mask is not required.


The use of face coverings will now be required at Dockside Dining (Inside & Outside) when not actively eating or drinking. Under 2 circumstances are members exempt from wearing masks at Dockside:


  1. Members are enjoying the club on the lounge chairs or the couches at dockside and will not interact with the staff.

  2. Members are eating on their boats distancing from the members & guests on the Dockside.


In any case, if the member moves and has any interaction with a staff member, a face covering is required. Once members are clear from interaction with any staff members or fellow members of the OLC while outside, they are free to remove their face covering.


For any questions or concern on this emergency order, please feel free to reach out to the club. Thank you to all members who have continued to support the club and its staff and have respected our COVID policies set forth throughout the club establishment.


Your COVID team,


Bill Sturm, Commodore                                                  Julie Bartol, General Manager

Dan Hlavachek, Board Member                                     James Krause, Membership Experience

Laura Randa, Board Member-Tennis                             Maggie Miller, Event Director

Kristen Russell, Board Member- Membership              Denise Nelson, Accounting

Mike Bickler, Board Member-Building &                       Jud Shaufler, Tennis Pro


Scott & Jennifer Seefeld, Board Member- Finance

July 2, 2020

Click below to see our updated COVID Reservations Policies beginning this July 4th weekend.

June 26, 2020

Click below to see our policies and procedures regarding when a confirmed case of COVID-19 occurs.

May 19, 2020



While signs are showing some relief, we need to be cautious to keep our members and staff safe.  To date we have been given the go-ahead to reopen our doors, with safeguard restrictions in place.


We are asking that our members/guests continue to use all of the recommendations that have been communicated frequently during the COVID-19 outbreak:  maintaining social distancing of at least 6’, hand washing, avoiding direct contact and covering coughs/sneezes.  If a member is feeling sick in any way, we ask that they do not visit the club.


Clubhouse Usage

  • For Memorial Weekend we will be postponing the curbside “pre-order” for this week and recommend that members that would like meals to-go reference the Dockside menu online and place their orders for when they would like to pick them up.  Just a reminder that these meals will be hot and ready to eat, not the usual curbside we have been offering that came with reheat instructions.

  • Dining at the club is by “Reservation Only” until further notice.  As stated in our prior emails we have limited seating due to maintaining social distancing, so we encourage you to make your reservations early.  This includes dining on the pier. Place your reservations here:

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be setup throughout the clubhouse and on the pier for member use.

  • Tables have been spaced 6’ or more a part.

  • No parties larger than 6 at a table, please.

  • Tables and chairs will be sanitized between guests.

  • Tables will be set with rolled silverware in all dining rooms.

  • The Commodore is in its final stages of the remodel and will be available for our members that are considered higher/at risk starting the weekend after Memorial Day.

  • Menus will be sanitized after every use.

  • Staff will be wearing face masks and gloves during service.

  • Guests checks will be presented by request only at this time.

  • There will be no self-service meals/items (popcorn) until further notice.

  • There will be limited seating available at the bar.  Signs marking seats as not available will be placed between guests for proper distancing.



  • Jud Shaufler’s 2020 season starts at OLC on Saturday May 23rd.

  • Jud will be communicating with the membership on drills, leagues etc. and how they will work this season.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located between courts as well as inside the pavilion.

  • Court reservations will be required, and we ask that you use the new Salix reservation system. Please contact the club for the link to the reservation site.

  • Please maintain social distancing while in the tennis area.

  • Disposable gloves are available for members for their non-racket hand.

  • Tennis balls will be sanitized between use by tennis staff.

  • Towels will not be available at this time.  We ask that whenever possible OLC members bring their own towels and water bottles from home.


We will continue to communicate any updates we may receive from the DHS or Legislature that apply to the club and our members.

May 15, 2020


OLC – Upcoming Dining Information


Hello to all OLC members!  As most of you know by now, the Safer At Home order was overruled by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wednesday night, May 13, 2020.  While that allows OLC, along with many other businesses, the opportunity to open our doors to our members I wanted to send you out the protocols OLC will have in place as we start offering dinner service and lunch service next week.


First and foremost, we will be following the CDC and WEDC guidelines for continued social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting whenever possible and best practices for our industry.


We will be offering dining times at OLC as outlined below:

  • Thursday May 21st Dinner Service 5:30 pm – 9 pm in Dockside and on the Pier

  • Friday May 22nd through Sunday May 24th Lunch Service 11:30 am – 3 pm and Dinner Service 5:30 pm – 9 pm in Dockside and on the Pier.

  • Monday May 25th Lunch Service 11:30 am – 3 pm in Dockside and on the Pier


The Commodore Dining Room and Sam’s Bistro are almost complete of the remodel but will not be accessible to our members the weekend of Memorial Day due to drying times on the flooring.  It is our hope to be able to offer those areas for any of our “At Risk” members that would like the opportunity to dine out starting on Friday May 29th.  We will update you should that date need to be pushed back any farther.


At this time all dining at the club will need to be “By Reservation Only” for us to be able to maintain social distancing.  We ask that you not book a reservation for any group larger than 6 people until further notice.  Below are the number of tables we can accommodate each day by dining space.  We will start taking reservations for 11:30 am for lunches and 5:30 for dinners.  Please see the approximate time we are calculating before we can take another reservation for a table.   Thank you in advance for your patience. We are very excited to see all of our members again dinning at the club, but we want to do things as safely as we can!!  THANK YOU!!!



Lakefront (pier) Tables Available – We are calculating 2 hours between tables for reservations

  • We can accept up to 11 reservations depending on party size.

Dockside Indoor Dining – We are calculating 2 hours between tables for reservations

  • We can accept up to 6 reservations depending on party size.

 Our bar in Dockside will be staffed during meal service. 

  • We will have card markers letting the members know which seats are currently not available to allow for social distancing.  The bar staff will move these around as needed as our guests are being seated to dine.

May 11, 2020

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Dear OLC Members,
The summer season is fast approaching!  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back at the club, enjoying our fabulous food, beautiful views, summer activities and welcoming members.
The safety of our members and staff is our priority. In order to ensure that our summer is both safe and enjoyable, the OLC COVID Response Team created this communication to inform our members of the safety measures we are putting in place for all areas of the club, effective immediately.
Please review the information below.  It is categorized by topic, so that you can locate your areas of interest and see what new safety measures will be incorporated. 

April 22, 2020


Dear Oconomowoc Lake Club Members,


The COVID-19 virus affects both our professional and personal lives. The summer season is fast approaching, and we know that there are many questions from our members surrounding COVID-19, OLC, and the operation of the club for the upcoming summer.


Our priority is to ensure the safety of our members and staff. Our second goal is to provide clear and consistent communication to our members regarding issues. To achieve these goals, we have established the OLC COVID-19 Response Team. This team consists of the Commodore, new General Manager, select members of the OLC Staff, Board Members, and OLC members. The purpose of the Response Team is to develop new safety procedures, report matters to the Board of Directors, and provide communication regarding these issues to OLC members.


We want to assure our members that OLC is open for business and will be ready to welcome our members back to the club shortly. Even though there will be changes in how we operate the club, we are confident that these changes will not significantly reduce the overall experience that our members have enjoyed for 130 years. 


As this team makes recommendations for new safety procedures, we are following local, state, and national guidelines. To date, these guidelines have changed weekly, daily, and even hourly. As a club, we may have to pivot quickly to keep the experience at OLC both safe and enjoyable for everyone. We appreciate your understanding as we move into uncharted waters.


The response team will be sending out another email in the next couple of weeks that will outline the new COVID-19 safety procedures for each department. Dining, special events, sports, children’s camps, and boat rentals are some of the areas to be addressed.


Thank you again for your patience. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out Julie Bartol or myself.



Yours in the OLC,


Bill Sturm


March 20, 2020


Dear Oconomowoc Lake Club Members,


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event, and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus.


OLC's highest priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our members and service professionals. Therefore we have implemented comprehensive protocols and procedures issued by agencies like the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are committed to upholding these high standards for our team members and your comfort, safety, and peace of mind.


The OLC will remain closed until April 9th. Starting on April 9th, we will be offering family-style meals for you to pick up and bring back to the comfort of your home. We will also provide an Easter feast for you to pick up as well.


We have canceled all events inside the club through May 1st. We will monitor the Governor's mandate and hope to be open soon.


Yours in the OLC,


Bill Sturm


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