Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn Newsletter 2014



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes
           ds.schwantes@att.net
                (920)210-6744
It is hard to believe that another show has come and gone. And what a spectacular show was had. After a few years of preparation work, Russ and Denise Sponem can take a well deserved break. They, and their associates, have done a tremendous job of organizing, and setting up the Cockshutt feature. As expected, there was a very good turn out of Cockshutt tractors and equipment, and many super nice displays. In fact, there were so many items, the feature building could not hold all of them. This is the first time that the toy farm displays could not use the building. The Cockshutt club made this years event a very enjoyable time.

The show was well attended, again this year. Friday and Saturday had huge crowds visiting and taking in the sights. I can not say there were record spectators, since I do not know any numbers, but it certainly had respectable numbers of people moving throughout the grounds. And it appeared to me that everyone was enjoying themselves. We were blessed with some mighty comfortable weather, good food and drinks, and plenty of action. People came from far and near. One couple came here from Prince Albert Island, many from Canada, and throughout the states.

I am proud to say that several of our members have (taken the bull by the horns) and have taken on tasks and duties that have normally been done by others. There were countless positions that needed to be filled. You members, and non members, have done a tremendous job of filling in those much needed tasks. They all needed to be done, and they were done by the kind people that have the foresight to understand and know the importance of each and every task. Without your kindness and enthusiasm, the show would not have been as successful. Congratulations on a job, very well done.

There is a lot that goes into a show to make it a success, and not just a lot of hard work. There is the satisfaction of knowing that what you have done is rewarding in several ways. Not only for the success of the club, but also the enjoyment that it brings to others, and having a good time ourselves, possibly hashing things over with someone that you have not seen since last year. Satisfaction can bring enjoyment. Your hard work and dedication continues to make this club what it truly is. You certainly deserve more that a pat on the back.

A way of paying you back, is a workers party for an appreciation of your time and efforts. For all workers that have spent time, and some countless hours, during the show, any time throughout the year, working on projects, or keeping the grounds looking good, by adding your special touch. This is what you deserve, and earned, and the board of directors wants you to know that you certainly are appreciated. So come to the grounds for some roast pork and the fixings on Sept. 14th at 1:00 for some fun and camaraderie. A dish to pass, or desserts are always welcome. Do not forget to invite anyone (that includes nonmembers) that have so graciously helped us This is the board of directors way of saying THANK YOU.

The show may be over, but there are still other shows scheduled. Please check your calendars for other club involved functions as well. If you have other functions that you would like to see the club be evolved with, please let us know. Go to another show, and enjoy yourselves. The community needs to know who we are and that we do exist. Also, if you see any of our sponsors from our show, do not forget to thank them.

Another event that you do not want to miss, is the banquet which will be held on Oct. 5th at the Juneau Community Center. Cocktails begin at 4:00 and dinner is at 5:00. Forms will be available at the workers party. More details to follow in the newsletter, or you may also contact Sue Bintzler at (920)979-0536 for your reservations. Do not miss out on a fun time. I look forward to seeing you there.

The Annual Meeting will be held on Nov. 2nd. Up on the board of directors for reelection this year is Bill Madison, Jim Zahn, and myself, Dale Schwantes. If you, or someone you know, would like to be on the board of directors, please bring it to the attention of the board of directors, or nominate them at the annual meeting, along with any concerns comments you may have. Please plan on being there. We look forward to seeing you.

The toy show will be held at the Waupun Intermediate School again this year. This is the last of the events scheduled for this year. There is something there for everyone. Food and refreshments, Christmas gifts, and anything that may be for yourself. There is plenty of interest for everyone. Set up will be on Friday evening, approximately 6:00, with take down after the show on Sunday. Waupun FFA alumni will be helping again this year. We will be looking forward to seeing you.

The feature for 2015 is Massy Ferguson / Massy Harris and the Vintage Garden Tractors. I have not as yet, heard from anyone that is interested in being the chairperson for this coming years feature, so I will be the chairperson for these features. If anyone has any interest, or would like to assist me, I certainly would appreciate it. This will be a state show for Massy, and a national show for Vintage Garden Tractors. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This is your club, and your support has made this club what it is today!

Respectfully submitted

Dale Schwantes, Club President

A NOTE FROM OUR SECRETARY: 
Hello everyone and happy summer.  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  When I look at the calendar, I can’t believe that it is September already and winter is right around the corner. Where does the time go?  Again this year, our show was a huge success!  The weather cooperated and the people were in abundance.   We sold lots of food, had lots of fun and the comradery was nice.  I have been terribly busy as most of you are.  I am planning for our workers party, the banquet and catching up on show things.  I do want to take this time to thank everyone that helped Sue and I in the kitchen area.  Everyone stepped up to the plate and helped out to make my job so much easier.  I want to take this time to thank a couple of key people that helped me and without them, Sue and I could not have done this.  First I want to thank Brenda Rumppe, she was the mastermind and chief chef behind our awesome potato salad this year.  Thank you Brenda, the potato salad was awesome and it saved the club money by you doing this.  Next I would like to thank the Swan City Ice Skaters and the Girl Scouts for helping us in the concession stand and kitchen.  You did a great job and it will not go unnoticed. Next I want to thank Stewart Mueller and Dave Strassman, you guys ROCK!  You worked so hard at making those bloominggv onions and they turned out great.  I could NOT have done it without the two of you.  You stuck with it through all the heat and frustration and still gave everyone a pleasant smile.  I can’t thank you two enough!! A very special thank you has to go out to the whole Peters family.  Al, your family helped me so much during the show that I will never be able to repay them.  Thank you so much for helping me.  Finally I want to send out a HUGE thank you to Jeff Peters.  This kind hearted wonderful gentleman worked so hard and helped in the grill, fry shack, and kitchen and was there for whatever I needed, whenever I needed him.  He has helped me not only with show things but also with other club events.  He truly has been my right hand and I truly, truly from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!  I know there are many of you that stepped up to the plate and helped Sue and I and there are way to numerous to mention but to you, I want to thank everyone for all you have done to help Sue and I to make the Kitchen/Food Stands a huge success.  Sue and I could not do it without all of you.  THANK YOU!  As I am writing this article  the clock is ticking and it is almost midnight, I have to go for now and catch some shut eye but before I do, I want to remind everyone to get your banquet reservations in to me as soon as possible.  Hope to see everyone at the workers party!  Thanks you again!
Respectfully
Sue Bintzler

DCAPC Secretary

DCAPC BANQUET
OCTOBER 5TH, 2014
4:00 P.M. SOCIAL HOUR---
5:00 P.M. MEAL IS SERVED


PLACE:  JUNEAU COMMUNITY CENTER
(DirectionsTAKE HWY 26 INTO JUNEAU (COMING FROM THE SOUTH, GO STRAIGHT BY KWIK TRIP, ABOUT TWO BLOCKS FOLLOW THE SIGN THAT SAYS COMMUNITY CENTER TO THE RIGHT, COMING FROM THE NORTH, TURN LEFT AT THE KWIK TRIP AND FOLLOW SIGN THAT SAYS COMMUNITY CENTER TO YOUR LEFT. GO ALL THE WAY TO ALMOST THE END OF THE STREET AND THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE ON YOUR RIGHT.  PARKING IN THE BACK. Its right next to the park)

MENU:  Bacon Ranch Chicken, roasted pork loin, baby red potatoes & Yukon Gold Potatoes, Corn, Raw Vegetables and all the fixings. Desert included


PRICE:  $15.50/Person - tax and tip included (kids 5 – 10 $8.50 , 4 and under free)
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PLEASE RETURN BOTTOM PORTION OF THIS WITH YOUR PAYMENT BY SEPT. 28TH SO I CAN GET ACCURATE NUMBERS TO THE RESTAURANT IN A TIMELY MANNER.  Checks can be made out to - DCAPC

Name:______________________________________

Number Attending_____________________________

Return to:      Sue Bintzler
                       122 S Milwaukee St Apt #2
     Theresa, Wi  53091


BARN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

The Barn Committee of the Dodge County Antique Power Club recently took possession of the barn they inspected last spring near Wiota. The barn beams had been previously numbered before it was disassembled and loaded onto our trailer. After the trip back to Dodge County, the barn has been safely tucked into one of the exhibit buildings at the Show Grounds, awaiting resurrection at its designated spot on the northwestern end of the show grounds.
Arrival of the barn has sparked energy into the project, and committee meetings are being held to acquire needed building permits and surveying.  Excavating, as well as the cement contractor is being discussed as well. 

The committee also continues to seek out donations through distribution of an informational brochure. Any additional ideas for fund-raising should be forwarded to Committee Chairman, Bill Madison at 920-319-2105.



NOTES FROM THE SCHOOLHOUSE

The show this went off without a hitch. We featured antique clothing, jewelry, shoes, purses and such. Our display was lovely. I hope you had a chance to stop by! 

There were several wedding dresses on display, some dating as far back as the late 19th century, as well as a "Dress the Bride" demonstration featuring a dress shared by the Jefferson Historical Society.

We had two demonstrations of "Dress the Bride" with Ashley Walther as our model
Our Schoolhouse always hosts local fiber artists welcome to spend the day doing their favorite fiber arts.
Bee Hahn showed a young visitor how to spin wool using a drop spindle.

Someone showed up with a great idea! He designed a log house kit for children to build all by themselves! When his truck arrived, the children surrounded him, peppering him with questions. Soon they were cooperating with one another, each helping the next to complete necessary building steps.
A fan brought his log house kit!
Children flocked in to help build a log house
They learned construction and cooperation
When they finished, they had a house in which to play!
We were all very grateful to this retired schoolteacher for showing up with his fun project! We hope he comes again next year!

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2015

Music
Antique Musical Instruments
Phonographs, Records, Music Scores
Clothing, Jewelry, anything that has music related features


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 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net or (920) 386-2565. Do you have a collection of jewelry, clothing or books that feature music? Anything goes! 

Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women's committee 

The Dodge County Antique Power Club would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who were instrumental in helping us to have a successful show this year.

Cole Oil And Propane
Dave Hanefeld
Knowles Produce                                              
John Deere
Ballweg Implement                                          
DCERTS
Wondra Excavating                                          
First Responders and Fire Department of Burnett               
St. Lawrence Equipment                                 
Ranger Scouts    
Waupun Equipment                                         
Swan City Ice Skaters   
R n S Repair                                                        
4H
Down Home Collectables                                
Mayville Legion
Century 21                                                         
Beaver Dam Legion
Integrity Real Estate in Jefferson                   
Theresa Legion
Peachey Brothers Elevator Inc.                      
Fox Lake Legion
Persha Equipment                                            
Juneau Legion
Gutschenritter Tire LLC                                   
 Horicon Legion
Nitty Gritty Shop                                               
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Richelieu Foods
Pastor Steven Thomas and Vicar Tim Sallach 
            of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Burnett

Sincerely,
Dale Schwantes