Monday, January 26, 2015

Newsletter Winter 2015

January 25, 2015

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes

Greetings and Happy New Year everyone!

A new year is now upon us. Wow, last year went fast. Just think, seven more months and it will be show time again. No need for cabin fever, think spring. So maybe think about warming up those engines, or shining up the tin. I know you do not want any cobwebs or dust on them.

I am pleased to announce the winners of our raffles that were held during the banquet that was back in October. This year we had four prizes. The winning recipients were drawn as follows. Fourth prize of a 1/16th scale Co-op farm toy tractor is Deanna Chadwick. Third prize is another 1/16th scale Co-op farm toy tractor to Wyatt Breselow. Second prize of the Cockshutt pedal tractor went to Richard Hupf, and first prize, the golf cart painted up in the Cockshutt scheme went to Margie Kline. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and for supporting our club.

There has been some complaining about the newsletters not getting to you in a timely manner, and also some members are not receiving the newsletters. This was discussed at the annual membership meeting, which was held last November. We have now set due dates for everyone to get their reports or information to Michelle Zahn by the 15th of each month before the newsletter is sent out (January, April, July and September). Please send your committee reports, photos (in jpeg format) information, buy/sell ads, etc., to Michelle Zahn at or W6378 State Road 26, Juneau, WI 53039. Also, we need your help. If you know of any members who are not receiving their newsletters please contact Sue Bintzler at (920)979-0536. 

We are in the process of updating our membership list. If you know of anyone who has moved, please let us know. This is every member’s responsibility. Printed copies of the updated membership list will be available upon request once updates are complete.

During our annual membership meeting, nominations were held for the board of directors. Up for re-election to the board of directors this year, were Bill Madison, Jim Zahn, and myself, Dale Schwantes with each of us having accepted nominations. Also accepting nominations were Sandy Frank, Matt Feucht, Dick Kraemer and Harlow Stork. The winning board members this year are Dale Schwantes and newly elected Sandy Frank and Dick Kraemer. Thank you to Harlow Stork and Matt Fuecht for running for the board and also thank you to Jim Zahn and Bill Madison for their many years of dedication and service to the board of directors.

After the annual meeting, elections were held for the officers. Sandy Frank is newly elected as Treasurer, taking over for Jim Richardson, and Dick Kraemer is newly elected as Vice President taking over for Jim Zahn. Sue Bintzler remains as Secretary, and Dale Schwantes remains as President.

The toy show was a huge success again this year with many new vendors in attendance. The Waupun FFA and alumni served food and helped with the set up/take down of the tables and chairs. We had very good attendance of spectators. Many thanks go out to everyone who contributed their time and effort in making this event a success, and to Sue Bintzler and Les McCullough for co-chairing this event.
Two lovely ladies enjoying the Toy Show
There is more to this show than you think!
Christmas shopping!
Children are fascinated by the train sets.
Grown-ups like the trains, too!
Just look at that sweet little face!
We had a discussion at the annual meeting about having a raffle again. Last year’s raffle was not very successful. The restoration of the golf cart took longer to complete than what was expected. Some parts needed to be fabricated, which delayed the painting as well. As the cart was not completed, it was not taken to the shows, and the people that normally displayed and sold tickets at the shows did not do so. This caused the raffle to be unprofitable for us last year.

For this year’s Annual Steam Show we are featuring Massey and Vintage Garden Tractors. We will be hosting Massey as a State show, and the Vintage Garden Tractors as a National show. The support team for this year’s show are Harvey Ziemer, (920)206-1262, Russ Sponem, (920)728-1378, and Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744.

Harvey has purchased a Massey Harris Pony as our first place raffle and a 1/16th scale toy tractor as the third place raffle. 

Second place raffle prize is a Massey pedal tractor from Bob Frank. Thank you Harvey and Bob for being prompt in getting the raffle prizes for this year.

The world is in constant change, and so are people and their priorities. For the benefit of the club more people are needed to display and sell tickets for these raffles and other projects and events. During the Annual meeting, and a board meeting, it was mentioned to give all members one to two books of raffle tickets to sell. This would help to defray the costs involved for the raffle. Funds are always needed. The club has grown and is still growing. There is always a need for you, as a club member, to do your part, or what you can. Remember, this is your club.

The club has been asked by numerous organizations to be a part of their events. Many of those events are included on our calendar. Please help us to represent DCAPC at these events. Horicon Living History Days has invited us back on May 8th through the 10th. They are looking for working and static displays. We will also be running the people haulers to and from the park. If you would like to be a part of this event, please contact me, Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744.

We have scheduled a full load of activities again for this year. Please see the attached calendar of events. Don’t miss out on the Ponderosa Ride scheduled in May. If you are looking for a good time, you can meet by the sawmill at the grounds. You can contact Harlow Stork at (920)728-3139 as he will be leading the ride from our club grounds to the Ponderosa in Beaver Dam. A people wagon will also be used for anyone who would rather ride than drive. So be there with a healthy appetite and enjoy the ride!

Many great things are happening at our club. Please do not miss out. Be a part of it.

Respectfully Submitted: 
Dale Schwantes, Club President 


Happy 2015 to everyone!

I want to thank everyone for the warm wishes as I again underwent surgery in October. This time it was repairing my right shoulder. I am starting to hate to see fall come. I am slowly recovering but it is going to take me a long time to recover from this one, too. It’s amazing how much we take for granted using our dominant hand and then when you can’t use it, you really miss it. Everything is a chore. Things are improving and time will heal all.

Along with the New Year, we have new beginnings and new starts. I want to inform you that I have moved again. I am now living just outside Juneau. I will enclose my new address at the bottom of this article if you need to send me anything. My phone number is the same. Ok, enough about me.

I want to thank everyone who helped me with the toy show this year. A special thanks goes out to Les and the FFA for getting the school set up. Thank you to everyone who came on Friday and helped to set up and everyone who helped throughout the whole weekend. Without your help the toy show could not have been the success it was. I want to thank everyone for their hard work during all of 2014. We had an awesome year! KUDOS! This club is an exciting club to be a part of and truly a great hobby to be a part of. 

We have added two new board members to our team, Sandy Frank and Dick Kraemer. Sandy also has accepted the treasurer’s position. Thank you, Sandy! We want to send them a very warm welcome! If you see them, stop and say "hi" and feel free to give them or any board member any ideas that you may have for improving our club. I am so excited to see all of you again this year and as well as I am so excited about all the events happening in the club. I can’t wait to see you all again.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Bintzler
DCAPC Secretary
W6032 State Rd 33
Juneau, Wi  53039

Please contact me if you have a questions, concerns or problems with the newsletter, events, website, or if you just want to chat. I am always willing to listen.  

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me to be on the board. I appreciate your giving me the opportunity to help the club.

Secondly, for those who don’t know me well, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. The Dodge County Antique Power Club has been a big part of my life. My grandfather, father, and uncle were three of the original founders of the club and the first show was held at my house when I was a baby. I have been to every show and have worked every show in some capacity for as long as I can remember. I was secretary for two terms in my late teens and early twenties and am now taking on the huge job of treasurer. I only hope I can do as good of a job as Jim has done. I have no accounting experience but can definitely balance a checkbook and I am confident that I have the ability to learn what needs to be learned.  

Thirdly, for several years l have worked in the kitchen building as the cashier.  Now that I am treasurer, I will no longer be able to do that job. I mention this now so everyone has several months to think about who could take on this job. There is a cash register that does the adding for you so that helps a lot. Once one gets the hang of it, it is a relatively easy job. I really enjoyed it and liked having a chance to meet lots of people. I will miss doing it.  

Lastly, I promise you that I will do this huge task to the best of my ability. I love this club and I will work to do what is best for the club. I welcome any ideas or advice that anyone has to give.

Respectfully submitted,
Sandy Frank
Treasurer, DCAPC
A NOTE FROM THE WEDNESDAY CREW: by Jim Richardson                                                     

  • Work on the Hefty tractor continues. A governor and generator have been installed. The next job will be placing a gas tank.
  • The wood corn planter has been repaired and cleaned up. It will be ready for display in the feature building when the seat is painted.
  • Parts for one of the lathes, donated by Kirsh Foundry, have been cleaned and are ready for storage until a display can be completed in the Engine Building.

Stop in on a Wednesday and join our work group!
The club has been very fortunate to receive many fine donations from people who want to see the history of farming and industry preserved. There is now a need to catalog and preserve these memories of the past in an organized fashion so that future generations will be able to understand the history represented.
There is a need for a number of volunteers to catalog the numerous items received in the past. In addition the club needs several people, interested in history, to step forward and create displays of the items collected. If this is not done soon, items may be lost along with the names of the donors, and a part of our heritage will be lost.
Please consider donating a few hours a month to this worthy cause. Material and construction assistance is available. Please contact a board member with your interests. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
CPA or tax consultant to complete tax form 990 and other related forms for the club’s annual reports to IRS and State. Club accounting records are on Quick Books. Please contact Jim Richardson at 920-319-1773 or Sandy Frank at 920-885-4879.

Dear Members,
            At the last voter’s meeting, it was voted not to have a raffle for 2015.  Harvey Zimmer and Dale Schwantes head the committee for the featured tractor for 2015 which is Massey Harris.   Later, at the meeting it was voted, seconded and passed to let the committee decide if they want to have a raffle.  They said they did.  The committee has found a real nice Massey pony tractor and a Massey Ferguson pedal tractor for the raffle. 
            So, as members, let’s get behind this raffle and support it.  It was mentioned that if every member would sell or buy a book of tickets it would bring in $3000.  This would go a long way toward making a profit on the raffle.  
            If anyone has an event they would like to sell raffle tickets at or would like to sell tickets at another club’s show, please notify a board member.   There will be more information in the next newsletter.

Thank you,
Marion Reisetter,
Board member DCAPC

1939 Farmall H FBH 9949. Make an offer. Marilyn Blank (920)420-7623
1940 Farmall H with saw rig 52531. Make an offer. Marilyn Blank (920)420-7623
1991 Chevy Truck-1500 - Pick-up/Ext Cab, C1/2 ton/4 wheel drive. Make an offer. Marilyn Blank (920)420-7623                                                    

Antique Musical Instruments
Phonographs, Gramophones, Records, Music Scores, Clothing, Jewelry, 
Anything that has musical features
Demonstrations throughout the day
The schoolhouse committee elected to feature music and antique musical instruments, along with the standard fiber arts demonstrations for our show in 2015. If you have or know of someone who has antique music scores, instruments, Victrolas and records, etc. please have them get in touch with Michelle Zahn at or (920) 386-2565. Do you have a collection of jewelry, clothing or books that feature music? Anything goes! 
Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s committee

Butterscotch Cookies

1 cup butter, softened 2 3/4 cups flour
1 cup white sugar 1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. salt
2 eggs 12 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla until lightly fluffy. Beat in eggs. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold in chips. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Makes about 5 dozen 3-inch cookies.
Joann Neumann, Waupun, WI

Published in the DCAPC Cook Book available in the Schoolhouse each year at the Show for just $3 or call Michelle to get your copy!

Would you like to share your recipe here? Send to 
Michelle Zahn
W6378 State Road 26 or email to
Juneau, WI 53039

Pending approval from the Board to obtain a building permit, the Barn Committee has moved forward by discussing and making a decision as to the location and direction the barn should face for best advantage on the Show Grounds.  Stakes have been placed and excavation will commence as soon as the permit has been approved and weather allows.
Mike Westimayer, a local resident, has donated a barn floor for our project, as the floor from the barn itself was not salvageable.  Several other residents have expressed interest in making similar donations necessary to the project. 
The Committee has received several bids for cement work; however, due to poor weather on Feb 1st, the vote to approve the contractor has been delayed.  
Full-color pamphlets have been created explaining the project, as well as providing a donation form, and information on how to make a contribution. In the next few weeks, we will be contacting local newspapers in order to introduce and promote our project to Dodge County and the surrounding areas.  
Diane Schacht, Dairy Display Committee

Harlow Stork Invites you to join him for outdoor events throughout the year!


  • Board Meeting March 8th @ Club Grounds 1:00 pm
  • Board Meeting April 12th @ Club Grounds 1:00 pm
  • Pot Luck Picnic May 17th @ Club Grounds 1:00 pm with Board Meeting afterward
  • May 8-10 Horicon living History Days
  • May 16th Ponderosa ride
  • June 7th Juneau Fly-in
  • June 28th Dodge County June Dairy Brunch

    • Still looking for a wooden silo in salvageable condition
    • Still accepting batteries and scrap iron donations
    • Need volunteers interested in developing displays of our many historical farm and factory items.  Please contact Jim Richardson at 920-319-1773.
    • Wagon running gears to be used for mounting signs for the show.

    Wednesday Crew - Chair Jim Richardson (920)319-1773  
    Policies and Procedures - Co-chairs Bill Brehmer (920)474-7309 and Les McCullough (920)324-0916    Bill and Les would like to see three more members to help out with this project.
    News Letter  - Co-chairs Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536 & Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565
    Massey and Vintage Garden Tractors (2015 Feature) - Co-chairs Harvey Ziemer (920)206-1262, Russ Sponem (920)728-1378, and Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744
    Women’s Center Committee - Chair Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565
    Music and Entertainment - Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073 and Harlow Stark (920)728-3139
    Children’s Activities - Needs a Chair
    Gardening - Ruth and Cindy Pieper
    Jam’N Juneau (Augustfest) - Co-chairs Jim Zahn (920)650-1960 and Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
    Plow Days - Needs a Chair
    The Toy Show - Co-chairs Les McCullough (920)324-0916 & Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
    Dairy Display - Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105 

    You do not need to be a board member to chair a committee