From the Seat of the President
by Dale Schwantes
Greetings and Happy New Year everyone,
The Holidays have come and gone, but it feels like Jack Frost is here to stay for awhile. With the snow and cold hanging around, why not sit back and reflect on the events that have taken place this past year? Many club functions have taken place. Judging by the smiles on many faces, they were very enjoyable. Now looking ahead to this years events, I look forward to seeing more happy people enjoying their hobbies. After all, isn’t that why we play around with our old stuff, explaining what it is or how it works or what it does? Please continue to make the best of your hobby and to enjoy yourselves. I believe that is why I am constantly looking forward to the events that are ahead of us and I hope you feel the same way.
During our banquet, held in October, the names were drawn for our annual raffle prizes. This year’s winning recipients for third prize were Max Tolzman, for second, Ben Schaefer, and for first, the hit and miss engine, is Jill Achterberg.
Upon receiving the engine, Jill was quite thrilled. Jill said that is just what she wanted. I told her that she needs to bring it back next year to our show to display and run it. It turns out, that was already being planned. Looks like we have some more people hooked on this hobby. Congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you and your family at this year’s show.
The annual membership meeting was held in November with several committee reports given. Numerous projects are in progress, but the two biggest are the 120 X 120 steel building, and our new (old) dairy display (barn). There was much discussion by those in attendance about both projects. In the end it was agreed upon by the majority to split them into two separate projects with each having its own committee. The committees have been assigned to determine the costs for excavation, concrete, erection, etc. If you are interested in serving on the committee of either of these projects, please contact Jim Richardson (920)319-1773 120 x 120 steel building or Bill Madison (920)319-6839 dairy display.
Positions up for election to the board of directors this year were Darryl Pollesch, Bill Bremer and Sue Bintzler with each accepting nominations. Also accepting nominations were Darryl Wuenne, Jim Breselow and Matt Feucht. The winning board members this year are Bill Bremer, Sue Bintzler and, newly elected, is Jim Breselow. Thank you to Darryl Wuenne and Matt Fuecht for running for the board and also Thank You to Darryl Pollesch for your many years of dedication and service. Also, Jim Zahn will replace Marion Reisetter as our new vise president. All other officers will remain the same.
|The toy show was a grand success. Many came to shop.|
|All toy show photos courtesy of Harlow Stork|
The toy show was a huge success again this year, even with other toy shows having taken place on the same weekend. Surprisingly, there were several new vendors that appeared at the show. The Waupun FFA and alumni served food and helped with set up and take down of the tables and chairs. Thank you!
|President Dale is shopping, too!|
|Matt greets visitors|
|Russ and Denise man the table for a while|
|So much to see!|
|Waupun FFA members are ready to feed you!|