From the Seat of the President
by Dale Schwantes
The show has come and gone, like our summer has, and WOW, what a spectacular event we had. This had to be one of the best yet. We were blessed with perfect weather for three days, countless fascinating exhibits, many vendors and a whole lot of smiling faces enjoying the show. If you had a chance to join us, thanks for coming! If not, please consider putting us on your calendar for next year.
The old, gray garage on the east end of the grounds is one of our latest new projects. This building will be moved to the Economy area. The target area has been scraped, dug out and fill has been added. A concrete slab and footing base will be poured and one coarse of block added. It will be used as a dealer shop/garage for the Economy King group. They will add final touches with signs and such to make it complete.
It is wonderful to see club members involved with other functions as well as ours. Recently the club hosted a tractor ride from the show grounds to Ponderosa in Beaver Dam with Harlow Stark organizing the event. This particular ride was not well attended, but it was well appreciated by patrons who were there. The ride sparked a lot of interest in having another ride sometime in the near future. Harlow has more ideas for interesting rides, so if you are interested in a club ride, give him a call (920)728-3139.
DCAPC will host the 2014 National Cockshutt Show. Russ Sponem is the chairman for this feature. He has been working on this for a couple of years and has done a tremendous job. Traditionally Russ also has the task of setting up the small engines display for our annual show. These are big events to organize and now he would like someone to help with setting up the small engines. If you have an interest and are willing to give him a hand, please contact Russ at (920)728-1378.
• The feature for 2015 is Massy Ferguson/Massy Harris with David Bradley and Graham Bradley tractors and equipment in conjunction with Economy engines and Vintage garden tractors.
• Allis Chalmers with Fairbanks / Morris engines will be the feature in 2016.
We are currently looking for chair persons to represent these future features. Contact any board member and remember, we are also there to help you.
This is your club, and you have made this club what it is today! Please continue to support Dodge County Antique Power Club, and see you at the show.
|Even the young enjoy lending a helping hand when the "work " looks like fun!|
|Dorothy Pollesch, Joanne Dykstra and Helen Kurtz are in the kitchen|
|Angel Schwantes, Jan Pieper, Carolyn Dehler and Lorraine Prothro would like to know|
“what do you want for lunch?”
|Connie Kraemer, Ruth Pieper and Jim Zahn are on the job in the office to help you register.|