September 2019 News Letter

From the Seat of the President by Bill Frank
815.219.0537
N9419 Hwy 33, Fox Lake, WI 53933

Hello!
All our efforts throughout the year was well worth it! Our 51st Show was outstanding!! We all worked hard and all had fun. We can all be proud of our efforts. I was pleased with all the positive feedback from vendors, exhibitors and members. I would like to hear from you. Send me an email or give me a call and tell me what you thought of our show.(democat150@yahoo.com) Our 52nd show will feature John Deere, let’s get together to make this another great show!
Just want to let you know that our forklift needed a new clutch and right drive tire. The walk-in freezer has a small leak that will need to be repaired. The kitchen needs to have the sliding door coolers upgraded and the gas oven is not working. The shop will also be working on our trains. The engines need to be tuned up and some cosmetic work done.
Let’s all understand a few rules that the board and general membership have voted on:
1. No more tires are needed.
2. The metal dumpster will be ordered by the shop crew leader only.
3. No more burning of junk on the grounds other than generated by the shop.
4. No tapping of beer kegs on the grounds.
Please remember the treasurer provides cash for cash boxes, and to pay invoices. Please contact Sue well in advance of when you need cash or a check. I have had phone calls to provide money, and the president doesn’t have the authority to do this service.
October 6th is our annual banquet at Iron Ridge Inn. Cocktails start at 4:00pm, dinner at 5:00pm. Click here for Registration Form.
We all need to thank Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc., for the donated SCAG lawn mower. (This is a correction from the previous newsletter.)
Thank you again, EVERYONE for another great show!
Your President, Bill Frank


Shop Notes:

Bud’s Bench

by Dale Schwantes
Earlier this year one of our very active members, a man most knew by the name of Bud, Alfred Affeld passed away. He was a little rough around the edges, but a teddy bear on the inside. Bud liked to keep himself occupied. He did a lot of work at the club grounds keeping things running and in good shape. If he could tinker with an engine he was happy. Those who worked with or knew him knew that he was happier still if he had a beer and a cigarette at the same
time.
Some of Bud’s friends got together and decided to build or purchase something for the club in remembrance of Bud. They threw around a few ideas. Along the way they found out that Lyle Kurtz’s son, Randy, builds custom benches out of steel. With a bit of brainstorming the team came up with a design and Randy put it together. Of course, with Bud being the avid IH (International Harvester) man that he was, said bench was painted IH Red.

I invite you to look for this bench on the grounds during our annual show. We haven’t decided yet where we will place it, but there has been talk of setting it near the dyno testing area. One of Bud’s jobs during our Show was dyno testing the pulling tractors, so that seems to be a logical location. We may add a few milk cans to
the display as well, to commemorate the many years that Bud spent hauling milk the old fashioned way, hoisting those cans of milk to his truck before the age of bulk tanks. He will be missed.

The bench is a donation to the club from some of his many friends.


Update from the Barn Committee:

It has been quite a whirlwind year for members of the DCAPC Barn Committee. The 50th anniversary show in 2018 will always be a landmark for us, as thankfully the barn roof and walls were completed in time for the show. Through the many struggles and setbacks that none of us will soon forget, we were quite proud to show off what could be accomplished when a small group of good folks put their minds and abilities to work.

With the barn up and ready, the focus for the 2019 show turned to the next piece of the puzzle; the dairy display. This proved to be more than just a small project.

With the gracious help and guidance of our good friend, David Paul, we built some sturdy shelves along the girths on the western end of the barn. The club has inherited a wonderful collection of milking machines, the majority of which came from Lyle Kurtz. After the equipment was moved from the Engine Building, we cleaned and displayed the 50+ machines on the shelves. We were ready to present the display to the public just a few short days before the show began. What was truly gratifying for me personally was when Lyle and Helen Kurtz, chaperoned by their son-in-law Dennis Nell, came tooling up the barn bank in a golf cart Friday afternoon of the show. Lyle had spent many years collecting a variety of beautiful milking machines. Year after year he displayed them during the show in a small area in the Engine Building. As years went by, Lyle was unable to manage moving and cleaning all of his prized equipment, and as a result, his display fell into disrepair. When the club voted to build the barn back in 2012, it was with the intent of housing a dairy display. Lyle’s collection was the perfect antidote to fill the requirements of the grant written by David Laatsch to “preserve Dodge County’s rich dairy history.”

Lyle was very pleased to see how we had displayed and labeled his prized machines and arranged them on the shelves for folks to view. I will never forget the teary look in his eyes when I commented to him, ”Lyle, do you know how many people have come to look at your milking machines? A LOT!” We are indeed proud to house and display Lyle’s collection, as well as several pieces from other donors. As long as the Barn Committee is able, we will care for this entire collection so it can be enjoyed for many more years and generations to come.

Speaking of the folks who came to check out the display, this was probably the next most poignant moment for me. Several times each day, a group of 3 or more, obviously a grandfather, a father and a son or two, would walk into the barn together. Led by the granddad, they would stroll over to a group of milking machines and you could hear the grandfather tell the story of using that particular milking machine as he grew up on his family’s dairy farm. He shared with his grandchildren, “this machine ended hand milking for us.” That was amazing for me to witness…a grandfather sharing his story with his children and grandchildren. Our display undeniably preserves dairy history, allowing us to show and tell the next generation stories of the past.

The Barn Committee still has work to do on the dairy display, including replacing much of the worn rubber tubes and inflations. The winter months will be a good time to do more research involving some of the more obscure models of milking machines. “Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of milking machines anyway?” I lost count of how many times I heard folks make that comment. Additionally, we need to contemplate placement of the milking stanchions and other equipment that remain in the Engine Building. We will have all of this on display for the 2020 show, which, as we all know, comes quicker every year.

The beautiful barn quilt, donated by Winfred and Lois Braemer, was carefully hung in time for the show. The quilt is bright and cheery and many people commented on how it dressed up our barn. Facing toward the east, it is quite visible from the farthest end of the show grounds. Indeed, this was a
generous and thoughtful gift from the Braemers. We love it and are sure all of you do too!

We are very appreciative to Dave Vande Zande and Larry Schears for sawing up the battens for the barn. We managed to get them primed, painted and partially hung on the east end of the barn. Unfortunately, time ran out for us and we will now have to wait until we can acquire a lift to get the rest of the battens hung. This is a job we definitely want to get out of the way before winter rolls around again.

The Barn Committee agreed to build turn of the century horse stalls on the lower level of the barn. Robert Schroeder volunteered his guidance and help to assist Bill Madison in building 3 impressive horse stalls. I do not profess to know much about horse stalls, but I do believe there are none finer to be found. In exchange for helping out with other sawing, Matt Harvey donated the sawing of the lumber for the horse stall project. For the second year, Emily Feucht and children brought their menagerie of small farm animals to the lower level of the barn, including miniature horses and a pet pig. This family affair has added a lot of color and fun to our barn and we appreciate them sharing their love of livestock with us and all of the guests who came to visit us in the barn.

On the surrounding area outside of the barn, you will find a wonderful new addition of a reconstructed corn crib. Again, our friend Dave Paul stepped up to the plate to offer his assistance. Using an old corncrib as a pattern, Dave fashioned and built this new corncrib in memory of his stepfather, John Davis. John was a charter memory of the DCAPC and Dave held great respect and admiration for him. Bill Madison paid for the materials and Roberts Brothers from Randolph donated the paint and labor to complete the project. It looked great for the show and will look even better next year when we put together some displays for inside the corncrib.

The latest project we recently fell into is the donation of a milk house from the Gary Mechkovcch homestead. Hopefully you noticed it sitting alongside the drive leading to the barn. We plan on restoring this building as time and funding are made available.

Lastly, late Saturday evening of the show brought a few showers through the club grounds, which left folks looking for a place to congregate. Groups of good people from all over the club grounds gathered together inside the barn for some good old-fashioned fellowship. It was a great party and a fun way to end a busy day. Barns are gathering places, not just for hay bales, livestock and machinery. Barns can bring folks to a common place, to sit and listen to one another, share stories, a beer or two and just get along. There is something about a barn that is warm and inviting. Many of us are drawn to the beauty you can find in the structure of a well-built barn. I think our barn is all of that and more!
Barnfully Submitted,
Diane Schacht


A note from the Treasurer:

Top of the day to all members, We had a very good show this year. All the numbers in are preliminary but it looks like we had one of the best shows in years. We had 541 people register in the office this year. The office staff did a wonderful job keeping people moving in and out. Thank you for all your amazing help in the office. I will have more definite numbers on how all departments did at our annual meeting in November.

We had more compliments this year than complaints. Of course we need complaints (suggestions), because there is always room for improvement. One of the compliments this year was, “the show was fun and everyone seemed so happy!” This makes the board very happy to hear! We want everyone to work together and have fun! Our PA system will be up and running next year which will help a great deal with communication throughout the grounds! As most of you know, I had many hats to wear for the show, so that being said, I would like to thank Jim Richardson andCindy Pieper for all their help in the treasurer’s office and for teaching me what I needed to do.

To switch gears a little, I would like to thank everyone who stepped up to the plate to help Sue Schwantes and me in the kitchen, fry shack, concessions, cash registers, selling pies, fish fry and, most importantly, cleaning up! It truly takes a group effort to accomplish good food, fun times, and a positive income. Without everyone’s help, we could not get the job done.

Another compliment we heard was during the lunch hour, where the lines were long, the people made it through the line in 8 minutes! This is an amazing time! The help we have in the kitchen area and throughout the show grounds is fantastic! Keep up the good work and with everyone’s help, our show will continue to grow and be fun!

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
Respectfully yours,
Sue Michael
DCAPC Treasurer


SCHOOLHOUSE NOTES:

We had a lovely time, once again, in the schoolhouse during the show. Several members of DCAPC, along with members of Michelle’s spinning guild, spent each of the three days doing their favorite fiber arts.

We had an impressive display of spinning wheels and fiber preparation tools on display, numbering over well over 50 pieces. The age of these tools and wheels ranged from modern to over three hundred old. We thank all who managed to bring pieces for display, and we  encourage you to join us again, next year when we will feature looms, weaving tools and hand-woven textiles.

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2020
Looms, Weaving tools, Hand-woven textiles
Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day
Classes to be announced
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We were fortunate to obtain a vintage map of Wisconsin from the 1800’s. Thanks to Tylor Schwartz (and friend) for hanging it above the chalkboard for us. If you haven’t had a chance to come in to see it yet, please make a note to do so next year. It looks like we are finally going to have windows made for those
four windows missing panes. Thanks to Peter Wellbourne for stepping up the plate. Hopefully we have them in place before winter sets in.

We hosted two teachers during the show this year. Donna Thomas, of Mauston, taught two different methods to make rugs using rags, old sheets and fabrics. She’s a good teacher. All students had a great time, if laughter in the house throughout the day was any indicationof how much fun they were having.

Each student went home with a good start on a rug (from each of the two sessions) and supplies, patterns and the confidence to finish on their own. Thank you, Donna, for sharing your knowledge with us!

Jane Brown, of Randolph, brought silk scarves and dyes to teach silk painting. She demonstrated a very clever method using genuine leaves to transfer beautiful colors and patterns to the silk scarves. Our Diane Schacht joined us for this class and created an absolutely gorgeous scarf painted on black silk!

Thank you, Jane, for sharing your skills with us. It was a joy to see each of the scarves progress from plain to beautiful throughout the afternoon.

Come join us next year, when we will have yet another fun thing to learn!
Michelle Zahn, Chair,
Chair Women’s Committee


• Featured Recipe

Escalloped Corn

1 stick butter
1 medium onion
1 stack (1/4 box) saltines
1 can creamed corn
about 14 ounces frozen whole kernel corn
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 T sugar.
Grease (with butter) a 2 quart casserole dish. Set aside.
Coarsely chop onion.
Saute’ in half stick of butter till transparent.
In large bowl mix onion/butter with 14 ounces whole kernel
corn (frozen), creamed corn, half the saltines, (crushed), 3 eggs
and milk. Turn all into casserole dish and bake at 350 about 45
minutes.
Meanwhile, melt remaining 1/2 stick of butter in cast iron
frying pan. Crush remaining saltines and saute’ in the melted
butter over medium heat until they are toasted brown. Midway
through baking, sprinkle browned saltines over corn dish and
bake until firm. Makes about 2 quarts.
-from the kitchen of Pearl Colburn
(Great grandmother of Michelle Zahn)

DATES TO REMEMBER

Oct 6 4pm Cocktails – Banquet (Registration Form)
5pm Dinner - Raffle Drawing to follow dinner
Oct 12 1pm Board of Directors Meeting at grounds
Nov 3 1pm Annual Meeting –Election
Short Board Meeting to follow annual meeting.
Dec 6 6pm Toy Show Table Set up
Dec 7 - 8 9 - 4, 9-3 Toy Show
Dec 8 12pm Board of Directors Meeting at Toy Show
Dec 14 10am - 4pm Winter wonderland at Show Grounds
(Snow/Rain Date Jan 11) (Contact Sue Schwantes)


Board Members’ Contact Info

Pres Bill Frank (815) 219-0537 democat150@yahoo.com
VP Tylor Schwartz (920) 988-3281 johndeerecountryboy6200@gmail.com
Sec Craig Vierck (920) 210-9412
Treas Sue Michael (Bintzler) (920) 979-0536 bintzler@gmail.com
Jeff Peters (262) 305-4032 grnthumb43@gmail.com
Dale Schwantes (920) 210-6744 ds.schwantes@att.net
Daryl Wuenne (920)296-1021 darylwuenne@gmail.com


Standing Committees:

• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773
• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105
• News Letter – Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565
• 2020 Feature: John Deere
• Co-Chairs: John Deere: Bill & Don Frank (815) 219-0537
Small Engines: Russ Sponem (920) 728-1378
• Women’s Center Committee –
Chair Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565
• Music and Entertainment – Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073
• Gardening – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894
• The Toy Show – Chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and
Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376
• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105
• Advertizing – Betty Stork (920) 728-3139
• Children’s Activities – Needs a Chair
• Plow Days – Needs a Chair
You do not need to be a board member to chair a committee


Wish List

• Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894.
• Still accepting batteries and scrap iron donations
Absolutely NO TIRES!
• Need volunteers interested in developing displays of our many historical farm and factory items. Please contact Jim Richardson at (920) 319-1773

Summer 2019 News Letter

From the Seat of the President

by Bill Frank
815.219.0537
N9419 Hwy 33, Fox Lake, WI 53933
June 2019
Hello to all our DCAPC members and friends,  Did we have spring this year? When out at the club grounds please use caution when off of the gravel roads, the grass areas are soft due to all the rain we’ve had. We are well into our grass cutting program; volunteers are always welcomed. When working around the club grounds, please use caution; we want to avoid damage to our buildings and/or equipment.

Spring and summer are always busy times on the grounds. The barn crew will be working on the dairy display, and batten boards need to be installed on the siding. Playground equipment needs to be painted, and the big water tank also needs to be painted. Repairs are needed on equipment in the steam building and the grounds can always use sprucing up. Wednesday there is always a crew on the grounds, come on out and volunteer, we always have a good time!

Volunteers are the backbone to the success of our organization. The need for your help is greatly needed. Kitchen help is always needed; we also need help in the fry shack. Our club makes a lot of money off of food sales. However, a lot of time and energy is needed to provide the food and drink. Please consider helping out, drop me a call if you want to volunteer your time. Our annual show worker sign-up meeting will take place on Sunday, July 28. Please consider joining us at 2:00 on that day to sign up for an hour or two to help out somewhere during the show. Every little bit helps.

I would like to thank Lisa and Todd Wanie for their efforts in securing a brand new Scag zero turn mower for our raffle this year. DCAPC is very thankful to Metalcraft of Mayville for their donation of the Scag lawnmower.

When you bump into Lisa Wanie, thank her for last year’s term on the board of directors. Lisa was our treasurer last year. I forgot to thank Lisa in our last news letter. I’m very sorry for that Lisa and thank you very much.

Our raffle crew is in need of help this year selling tickets. Please come out to help if you can.
Let’s all have fun this year!
Your President, Bill Frank


2018 Raffle Winners, The Allen Schmitz family of Juneau County, WI are pictured below with DCAPC Board member, Harlow Stork.

It is with great sadness that we inform you that we have lost another valued member of our club. Harlow Stork passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 23. Not only was he a member of our board of directors, he also handled
our music, the raffle and advertising for the show. We will miss him dearly.  RIP Harlow and thank you for all your hard work.


Update from the Barn Committee:

With winter finally in our past, the Barn Committee has been busy working on 
the dairy display on the upper level of the barn. Wooden shelves are being secured
to the girths on the western end of the barn to keep the equipment off the floor and at a good viewing height for the folks who will be attending our show in August. Along with displaying the various pieces of equipment we possess, we are planning on creating placards which will tell more about each item. No doubt show attendees may have additional information to share with us regarding the dairy equipment, so we feel the placards will be an on-going project, being updated as needed.

The barn quilt, which was donated by Winfred & Lois Braemer (in photo, right) has been completed and is awaiting its permanent placement on the eastern end of the barn, facing the flea market. Gini Ellens created the quilt for us and it turned out beautifully! It is bright and cheery and will look amazing on our barn. We are all quite grateful to the Braemer’s for this thoughtful donation.

Plans are being drawn up to install one of the manure carriers  
from the Engine Building into the lower level of the barn.

On the outside of the barn, plans to re-grade the barn bank are in the works and should be completed in the next few weeks  It was suggested we add one more layer of stone to
the stone wall, so that is also on our agenda to complete before the show. Dave Paul recreated a new corn crib for us using measurements from the broken down one located near the roadway. The finished project looks great and we are grateful to Dave for taking on the challenge. We have several ideas as to what we will display inside the corn crib during the show. Additionally, Hugh and Paul Roberts of Roberts Brothers Painting
in Randolph, have donated their materials and skills to paint the corn crib. Thank you to the Roberts Brothers, we do appreciate your help!

Barnfully submitted, Diane Schacht

Donations wait for their place in the barn.


SCHOOLHOUSE NOTES:

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2019
Spinning Wheels, Hand Cards, Spindles, Fiber prep tools
Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

•She’s back! Donna Thomas will teach No-sew Braided Rugs
Learn to make a braided rug with “rags”. No sewing required! Donna Thomas will teach two sessions of this class on Saturday August 3, 2019 in the schoolhouse during our show. #1 Class time 9:00 – 11:30 am #2 Class time 12:30 – 3:00 pm Class fee $15 includes pattern, instructions and materials enough to make a table mat. Class fee does not include event gate fee of $7. Call Michelle Zahn @ 920-386-2565 to register early (or show up for class and hope there is still room for you!) Limit 10 students per session.
• Paint a silk scarf with Michelle Zahn
Learn to paint using real leaves & sundries to design your very own silk scarf. Michelle will teach two sessions of this class Sunday, Aug 4 in the schoolhouse during our show. #1 Class time 10:00 – 11:30 am #2 Class time 12:30 – 2:00 pm Class fee $20 includes black silk scarf, instructions & materials needed to create your own uniquely designed, hand-painted silk scarf. No prior
experience is necessary. Class fee does not include event gate fee of $7. Call Michelle Zahn @ 920-386-2565 to register early (or show up for class and hope there is still room for you!) Limit 5 students per session.
• We really appreciate quilts for our silent auction! If you have time to make one for us, please contact Michelle (920)386-2565 or thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net and let her know. A quilt on the back wall to be seen as you enter the schoolhouse adds color and festivity to whole room! Needless to say, it also keeps bidders coming in all weekend long to compete for winning
the big item. Quilts, afghans, baby blankets, bedspreads all work wonderfully, and they need not be new. Anything in clean, like new condition is appreciated. We also particularly like anything handmade. Woodwork, needlework, crafts of all kinds. We are very happy to promote your skills and/or business. I am always willing to meet you at the schoolhouse during the week before the show, or anytime during the show, if you would like to add something to our auction or display.
• Our schoolhouse is seriously in need of 4 double hung windows on the east side of the building. The original windows were removed by the Jefferson County Historical Society and boarded up long before we acquired the building. We have functioned this way since December 2010 (when we moved the building to our grounds) with temporary storm windows inserted into the openings. It is time we replaced the temporary storms with real windows. Is there anyone out there with an interest in duplicating the design of the original windows currently in place on the west side of the building? Another option would be to purchase ready-made windows and have them installed by someone who knows what he/she is doing. We also have need of repair to the lovely hardwood floors in the back room area, and we would like to proceed with plans to remove the “deck” that once covered stairs down to the basement from inside the school. Michelle and committee would love to work with someone to improve our schoolhouse! Please call or email Michelle if you would like to get involved.


Shop Notes:

What a winter!
We started with no heat in the shop and found that a new water heater
was needed before we could start the in-floor heat.
Several Wednesdays were missed due to bad weather.
The oldest people hauler has been refurbished. We would like to add a
steel roof, to replace the old canvas when funds are available.
A large surface planer is being readied for display in the sawmill building.
The Continental engine restoration was completed by Bud Affeld before he passed away. Now we need to complete work on the number 61 IH combine prior to next year’s show. Bud will be missed on the Wednesday crew as most of our engines need regular (weekly) maintenance to get any work done on the grounds.
Any mechanics out there looking for a challenge in retirement? We need your help at the club grounds.
Respectfully submitted, Jim Richardson


Feature Recipe:

Baked Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes

1 1/2 pounds chicken breast meat, chopped
12 large, ripe tomatoes, stemmed, cored, reserve pulp
1 cup grated cheese (your favorite)
1/2 cup bran
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
Juice of one lemon
Olive oil
2 onions, chopped
1 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley

Saute’ onions, garlic, green pepper and parsley until tender. Add tomato pulp, basil and fennel. Stir.Add chicken.
Cook 5 minutes to blend flavors.
Add lemon juice, bran and cheese.
Stuff tomatoes with mixture. arrange in baking dish. Bake 20-30 minutes at 350.
-from the kitchen of Marie Colburn
(mother of Michelle Zahn)


DATES TO REMEMBER

July 28     1pm    Board Meeting at the Grounds
2pm   Show Meeting/Set up Work Groups for Show
August 2 – 4        DODGE COUNTY ANTIQUE POWER CLUB SHOW
August 5 – 10      Show Grounds clean-up week, all day, all week.
August 11 1pm   Board Meeting at the grounds
(show complaints/compliments)
August 12 – 16   Girls Scout Event at grounds
August 14           Newsletter Articles due to Michelle Zahn
Sept 15   11am   Board of Directors Meeting at the grounds
1pm   Workers Appreciation Party for at the grounds
October 6 4pm   Cocktails – Banquet
5pm   Dinner – Raffle Drawing to follow dinner
October 12 1pm Board of Directors Meeting at grounds
November 3 1pm Annual Meeting –election of board members
Short Board Meeting to follow annual meeting.


Board Members’ Contact Info:

Pres Bill Frank (815) 219-0537 democat150@yahoo.com
VP Tylor Schwartz (920) 988-3281 johndeerecountryboy6200@gmail.com
Sec Craig Vierck (920) 210-9412
Treas Sue Michael (Bintzler) (920) 979-0536 bintzler@gmail.com
Jeff Peters (262) 305-4032 grnthumb43@gmail.com
Dale Schwantes (920) 210-6744 ds.schwantes@att.net
Daryl Wuenne (920)296-1021 darylwuenne@gmail.com


2019 SHOW CONTACTS :

SHOW AREACONTACTPHONE
Oliver FeaturesBill Frank
Darrell Pollesch
815-219-0537
920-928-2392
Bolens 100th Anniversary


T-Shirts ->
Russ Sponem
Aaron Sluder
Bryon Birzer
920-728-1378
Facebook
920-988-9966
Blacksmith ShopRuss Sponem920-728-1378
CampingMatt Feucht920-319-2281
Economy TractorsPete Welbourne920-648-3247
Feature BuildingBill Frank815-219-0537
Flea MarketTony Brugger262-269-6130
Gas EnginesRuss Sponem920-728-1378
Tractor PullMatt Feucht920-319-2281
Women's CenterMichelle Zahn920-386-2565
EntertainmentTony Schwantes920-382-9073
Raffle & Advertising
Children's Activities

Wish List

• Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894.
• Still accepting batteries and scrap iron donations
• The schoolhouse needs windows on the east side. Do you have some that might fit? Can you build to fit? Call Michelle (920) 386-2565 to get involved.
• Need volunteers interested in developing displays of our many historical farm and factory items. Please contact Jim
Richardson at (920) 319-1773

February 2019 News Letter

From the Seat of the President

By Bill Frank  815-219-0537

Welcome to 2019!
I am William (Bill) Frank. I have a long history in the equipment business. The preservation of John Deere history runs thick in my blood.

DCAPC has a new board of directors, packed full of energy and talent. Tylor Schwartz is once again Vice President, Craig Vierck is Secretary, Sue Michael is Treasurer. Our new board members are Jeff Peters and Dale Schwantes. The returning board members are Harlow Stark and Daryl Wuenne. I can’t go on without thanking our past president Daryl, Treasurer Lisa Wanie, and board members Russ Sponem, and John Kasmiski for their dedication last year.

This year’s show feature will be Oliver (their state show), White, Cletrac, Hart Parr and celebrating Bolens 100th Anniversary. The school house will feature vintage spinning wheels, hand cards, spindles and fiber prep tools.

Members, please remember this is your club. As your board, our job is to manage the day to day needs for the club to function. Our club survives and grows with donations and volunteers. DCAPC needs club members to volunteer labor, ideas, and stories are equally important.

As your president, I will focus on volunteering and getting our younger members involved. Learning how to do this is my goal. Club members please write down changes (anonymously) you would like to see that will bring excitement and happiness to your DCAPC involvement.

“Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain to benefit another person, group or organization. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served.” – Wikipedia
– Attitude is contagious
– Focus on happiness
– Lets have a fun year
– Call me, let’s talk!
Your President, Bill Frank


Update from the Barn Committee:

Just as late summer brings busy
steam shows and harvesting, winter
brings a slower time of year, perfect for
gathering together to make plans for the
upcoming year.
With the barn mostly enclosed,
the Barn Committee is prioritizing
what needs to happen on the inside of
the barn. We are hopeful to get as many
of the following projects done as possible before the 2019 show. Even with winter beating on our doorsteps, we all know the show is always just around the corner!
On the upper level of the barn, we have drawn up plans for the Dairy Display. With the help of a local expert, we have acquired and documented valuable information on each piece of milking equipment which was previously located in the Engine Building. This has helped immensely in arranging and identifying each piece for the display.

On the lower level, we have a few good folks who are interested in building the horse stalls. Plans are also in the works for a manure carrier to be installed. For demonstration purposes, as well as lighting the displays, we need to run electrical service to the barn.

Outside of the barn, we will patiently wait for good weather so we can regrade the barn hill. If you climbed the barn bank even once last year, you know what we are talking about! By late summer the barn should have cured enough that we will be able to attach the battens onto the barn, closing up the cracks between the barn boards. The barn will look very
finished at this time!

What is quite exciting for all of us on the Barn Committee is the generous donation of a barn quilt. The quilt will be attached on the eastern end of the barn, facing the flea market. The quilt will be lifted into place at the same time we acquire the lift for attaching the battens. So many members of the club truly appreciate the barn and the history of dairy farming it represents. This thoughtful donation will add beauty to our efforts in preserving that history.

Two summers ago we received a donation of an old style corn crib, which was placed on the show grounds near the barn. Unfortunately, it has seen better days and is beyond repair. Our good friend Dave Paul has graciously stepped forward and is building a new corn crib, using the old one as a pattern. David greatly helped the committee last year by recreating the louvered windows for our barn.

Lastly, the Barn Committee has received a number of logs as a donation. We are hopeful February will bring us some good weather so we can do a bit of sawing out at the sawmill. The boards are needed for many of this year’s projects, as well as future barn projects. The Barn Committee is truly blessed with talented folks willing to step forward and help get the job done. Thank you everyone for your support!
Barnfully submitted,
Diane Schacht


A Note From Your Secretary:

There is a work day every Wednesday during the day and in the evening, at the grounds. Help is always appreciated to keep our grounds looking nice and updated.

We have a list of projects that need to be worked on, so if you can’t make it on Wednesday during the day and in the evening, we can arrange for you to take a project home and work on it or come on a weekend of your choice to the grounds.

Our project leader is Jim Richardson. You may reach him if interested in a project at  920-319-1773 or you may call any board member. Our evening (4-7pm) project leader is Bill Madison, 920-319-2105. Evening work on Wednesday is temporarily suspended til spring.

Respectfully submitted by your secretary,
Craig Vierck


ATTENTION:

We are in need of a dedicated to chair the raffle committee. Our annual raffle item is traditionally taken to events around the state in an effort to sell tickets in an effort to raise funds for our club. Please contact any board member if you have an interest in this position.


Schoolhouse Notes:

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2019
Spinning Wheels, Hand Cards, Spindles, Fiber prep tools
Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

•She’s back! Donna Thomas will teach No-sew Braided Rugs
Learn to make a braided rug with “rags”. No sewing required! Donna Thomas will teach two sessions of this class on Saturday August 3, 2019 in the schoolhouse during our show. #1 Class time 9:00 – 11:30 am #2 Class time 12:30 – 3:00 pm Class fee $15 includes pattern, instructions and materials enough to make a table mat. Class fee does not include event gate fee of $7. Call Michelle Zahn @ 920-386-2565 to register early (or show up for class and hope there is still room for you!) Limit 10 students per session.
• Paint a silk scarf with Michelle Zahn
Learn to paint using real leaves & sundries to design your very own silk scarf. Michelle will teach two sessions of this class Sunday, Aug 4 in the schoolhouse during our show. #1 Class time 10:00 – 11:30 am #2 Class time 12:30 – 2:00 pm Class fee $20 includes black silk scarf, instructions & materials needed to create your own uniquely designed, hand-painted silk scarf. No prior
experience is necessary. Class fee does not include event gate fee of $7. Call Michelle Zahn @ 920-386-2565 to register early (or show up for class and hope there is still room for you!) Limit 5 students per session.
• We really appreciate quilts for our silent auction! If you have time to make one for us, please contact Michelle (920)386-2565 or thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net and let her know. A quilt on the back wall to be seen as you enter the schoolhouse adds color and festivity to whole room! Needless to say, it also keeps bidders coming in all weekend long to compete for winning
the big item. Quilts, afghans, baby blankets, bedspreads all work wonderfully, and they need not be new. Anything in clean, like new condition is appreciated. We also particularly like anything handmade. Woodwork, needlework, crafts of all kinds. We are very happy to promote your skills and/or business. I am always willing to meet you at the schoolhouse during the week before the show, or anytime during the show, if you would like to add something to our auction or display.
• Our schoolhouse is seriously in need of 4 double hung windows on the east side of the building. The original windows were removed by the Jefferson County Historical Society and boarded up long before we acquired the building. We have functioned this way since December 2010 (when we moved the building to our grounds) with temporary storm windows inserted into the openings. It is time we replaced the temporary storms with real windows. Is there anyone out there with an interest in duplicating the design of the original windows currently in place on the west side of the building? Another option would be to purchase ready-made windows and have them installed by someone who knows what he/she is doing. We also have need of repair to the lovely hardwood floors in the back room area, and we would like to proceed with plans to remove the “deck” that once covered stairs down to the basement from inside the school. Michelle and committee would love to work with someone to improve our schoolhouse! Please call or email Michelle if you would like to get involved.

Just one of many happy winners in our silent auction last year. Come join the fun!

The kid sized Lincoln Log cabin is always a hit at the Schoolhouse.

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 Feature Recipe
German Apple Pancake

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 green apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite sized pieces
1/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
brown sugar and butter for topping
Heat oven to 350°. Put 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch iron skillet and place in oven (to preheat the skillet).
Beat eggs at high speed until foamy. Gradually add milk alternately with flour. Add granulated sugar. Continue beating 3 minutes more. Pour into heated skillet and bake 25 – 30 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.
Meanwhile, in small skillet melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add apple pieces, raisins, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir over low flame until apples are tender. Set aside.
When pancake is done, immediately pour apple/raisin mixture on top, add brown sugar and butter, if desired, return to warm oven to melt. Serves 2 – 4. Recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a larger skillet.


DATES TO REMEMBER

March 10    1 pm    Board Meeting at the Grounds
April 14       1 pm    Board Meeting at the Grounds
May 10 – 12           Horicon Living History Days
May 14                  Newsletter Articles due to Michelle Zahn
May 19     11 am    Board Meeting at the Grounds 12 pm    Potluck Dinner 1 pm    General Meeting
June 2       9 – 1     Dodge County Dairy Brunch
June 8       8 – 3     Brat Fry @ Ballwegs Beaver Dam
June 8       7 – 12   Green Lake County Dairy Brunch
June 9       8 – 12   Juneau Fly-In Breakfast @ Dodge County Airport 12 pm     Board Meeting at Airport
July 28      1 pm     Board Meeting at the Grounds 2 pm Show Meeting/Set up Work Groups for Show
August 2 – 4           DODGE COUNTY ANTIQUE POWER CLUB SHOW
August 5 – 10         Show Grounds clean-up week, all day, all week.



Standing Committees

• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

• News Letter – Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• 2019 Feature – Oliver (State Collectors Show), White, Cletrac, Hart-Par Co-Chairs Bill Frank (815) 219-0537  and Darrell Pollesch (920) 928-2392

• 2019 Feature – Bolens 100th Anniversary – Russ Sponem (920) 728-1378

• Women’s Center Committee – Chair Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• Music and Entertainment – Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073 and Harlow Stork (920) 728-3139

• Gardening – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894

• The Toy Show – Chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and Dave Vande Zande, Jr. (920) 324-0376

• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

• Advertising – Harlow Stork (920) 728-3139

• Children’s Activities – Needs a Chair

• Plow Days – Needs a Chair

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


Wish List

• Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894.
• Still accepting batteries and scrap iron donations
• The schoolhouse needs windows on the east side. Do you have some that might fit? Can you build to fit? Call Michelle (920) 386-2565 to get involved.
• Need volunteers interested in developing displays of our many historical farm and factory items. Please contact Jim
Richardson at (920) 319-1773

Fall 2018 News Letter

From the Seat of the President by Daryl Wuenne

darylwuenne@gmail.com

920-296-1021

Thank You,

The bills for the show are not all in, but the income for the show looks good. The feature of Minneapolis Moline and Cushman attracted many. The huge number of steam and gas engines kept the plows, saw mills, threshers, and rock crushers busy. All the exhibits around the grounds held people’s attention and made people think of years gone by and educated the younger show goers on how work was done. Some people looked for treasures in the flea market or remembered a toy they played with on display in the School House. Down the road was the Blacksmith shop and Shingle Mill with their one of a kind souvenirs. WOW. I’m Hungry. Off to the kitchen for the Great food everywhere. Reminiscing with friends over Pie.

Get on the people hauler, I am too big for the Kiddie Train, and see where all that noise is coming from. It was the tractor pull. During a break in the pull Bob Frank, Lee Wanie, Judi Rhodes, and Don Frank were honored as the remaining founders of our club. They were given a commemorative hard cover 50th Anniversary Club History Book, the wooden Anniversary Plaque, and a Walking Stick made by the Saw Mill crew. Earlier in July they had received the 50th Year Plaque for the newspaper picture. Don and Bob gave speeches thanking members for keeping the show going. Bob mentioned a Calliope was playing at the first show.Saturday of the 50th Show a Calliope was playing in the Engine Building. The Barn was a Big attraction and the barn was full for the dance Saturday night. When the band took their break, everyone watched the spark show.The Popcorn Wagon was a nice addition, and I didn’t know there was a Wisconsin Tractor made. This one was at the first Show. The Toy Trains in the shop are always a hit. Back to the Kitchen for more Pie. Thanks to Everyone for a Great Show.

Thanks, Daryl

President, DCAPC


A NOTE FROM A BOARD MEMBER:

A Great Donation

On the evening of 28 March 2018 I took a phone call from an Allen Roeder from Glenbuhla. He stated to me that he had six pieces of antique farm equipment to donate to the DCAPC. I right away decided that since I was the one he had contacted, I would make this my project to see to it that these items got to our show.

Allen is 88 years old and he indicated to me that he gets around on a 4 wheeled motorized vehicle, so I would have to wait until it got warmer and the mud was gone before I could come to inspect it all.

On 4 April I went by Daryl Wuenne to tell him about this good fortune, and he readily agreed that we should move on getting this stuff.

On 22 May I took a helper with a smart phone along to get some pictures. These items were all in good shape and were all stored in the hay barn. No better place to store old farm machinery as far as I’m concerned. We then transferred the photos Daryl and he was quite pleased with what he saw.

Finally on 1 July Bill Frank, my nephew ( Derrick Zarling), and I went to load up. We had a few delays due to the high winds and very heavy rain that is quite typical of heboygan County. On 2 July we carefully unloaded everything into the Feature Building.

On 30 July Daryl and I got the machinery all out to set it up for display, which was quite an honor.

The items were as follows: a 2 cylinder bone grinder manufactured by Standard in Milford, MA; a corn husker made by VIM Tractor Co. in Slinger, WI; a John Deere sulky beet cultivator; a Deering husker-shredder; Deere beet digger; and a ground drive weed sprayer from Bateman Mfg with an Iron Age pump.

I hope that I can in time get all six of these items set up in their own permanent area so that we don’t have to continually move this stuff around each show time.

I am very grateful to Allen and Janet Roeder to have made this donation to our club in particular.

Submitted by,

John Kasmiski


A NOTE FROM THE KITCHEN:

Well, summer is almost gone and it was a hot, humid one! I enjoyed my peaceful afternoons out at the grounds all summer long maintaining the flowers and beds. Thank you Sue and Valerie for your donations of flowers. The grounds are looking more attractive all the time.

I would like to thank everyone who helped us in the kitchen and in the fry shack to make the show a success. Thank you to Sue Bintzler for her partnership with me in management of the kitchen over these past 16 years. I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s time for me to step down. I would love to show someone what I know about how we have done things in the past. If anyone is interested in taking over this big challenge please contact the board and let them know. I would be happy to help them out for a year or two until they get their feet on the ground.

I love this club and I love my time out at the grounds. I look forward to enjoying the show in years to come without quite so much responsibility.Thank you.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Schwantes


DATES TO REMEMBER

Sept 16 11am Board of Directors Meeting at grounds 1pm Worker Appreciation Party at Grounds Bring a healthy appetite and a dessert to pass.

Oct 7 Banquet at Iron Ridge Inn. 4 pm cocktails, 5 pm dinner contact Sandy Frank 920-885-4879

Nov 11 1pm Annual Meeting (with elections) at the Grounds Russ Sponem, Lisa Wanie, Tylor Schwartz Board meeting to follow general meeting

Dec 7 6pm Toy Show set-up, Waupun Rock River Intermediate

Dec 8-9 Toy Show Sat 9-4, Sun 9-3


Board Members’ Contact Info

Pres Daryl Wuenne (920)296-1021 darylwuenne@gmail.com

VP Tylor Schwartz (920)988-3281 johndeerecountryboy6200@gmail.com

Sec Kristin Schaefer (920)296-4487 Kristin@feuchttruckinginc.com

Treas Lisa Wanie (920)296-2477 iggy1e82@gmail.com

Harlow Stork (920)728-3139 harlownbetty@charter.net

Russ Sponem (920)728-1378 505 N. Center Ave, Jefferson 53549

Bill Frank (815)219-0537 democat150@yahoo.com

Craig Vierck (920)210-9412 wabbitwancher@gmail.com

John Kasmiski (920) 387-3376 PO Box 189 Mayville 53035

Club Phone (920)296-2650


Dodge County Antique Power Club Inc.

Burnett Corners, Wisconsin

You are invited to the Annual Banquet for

the Dodge County Antique Power Club

On Sunday, October 7, 2018

At

Iron Ridge Inn

131 S. Main Street Iron Ridge, WI 53035

4:30pm Happy Hour

5:30pm Dinner

Cost: $20.00 per person, $9 per child, 10 and under

Price includes tax and tip

Meal includes broasted chicken, tenderloin tips, buttered noodles, roasted

red potatoes, buttered corn, dinner rolls, Black Forest cake, coffee, and milk.

Please RSVP (with payment) by September 30th, 2018.

Questions please call Sandy Frank at 920-885-4879.

To print your reservation form click Here


SCHOOLHOUSE NOTES:

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2019

Spinning Wheels, Hand Cards, Spindles, Fiber prep tools

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

The Schoolhouse wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who contributed items for our silent auction. Your generosity helps us to raise funds necessary to keep up with needed improvements to our schoolhouse. We hope to find time and volunteers to help us paint the outside of the building sometime next summer.

This past year we featured classes in no sew spiral rag rug braiding, taught by Donna Thomas. From the comments heard throughout the classes, I’d say they were a hit. Plans are in the works for a new class next year. Do you have an interesting skill that you would like to demonstrate (or teach) in the schoolhouse during the show in 2019? Give me a call!

We really, really appreciate quilts! If you have time to make one for us, please call Michelle (920)386-2565 and let her know. A quilt on the back wall to be seen as you enter the schoolhouse adds color and festivity to whole room! Needless to say, it also keeps bidders coming in all weekend long to compete for winning the big item. Quilts, afghans, baby blankets, bedspreads, all work wonderfully, and they need not be new. Anything in clean, like new condition is appreciated. We also particularly like anything handmade. Woodwork, needlework, crafts of all kinds. We are very happy to promote your skills and/or business. I am always willing to meet you at the schoolhouse during the week before the show, or anytime during the show, if you would like to add something to our auction (or display).

Feature Recipe

Baked Zucchini, Tomato Casserole

2 or 3 medium zuchini 2 or 3 medium onions, sliced –  2 or 3 roma tomatoes, sliced

2 or 3 medium early potatoes – 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese cheese, sliced grated parmesan cheese

fresh sweet basil, cut into thin strips olive oil – salt and pepper to taste –  balsamic vinegar

Cut all vegetables into slices 1/4 inch thick. In greased casserole dish form a layer of zucchini, brush with oil, then potatoes, brush with oil, then tomatoes, sprinkle with sweet basil. Add onions. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover with cheddar cheese slices. Repeat until all is used. Sprinkle with salt & pepper between layers as desired. Finish with cheddar cheese. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over top. Bake 60 minutes at 350, or until cheese is nice and brown.

– Recipe from the kitchen of Michelle Zahn

Michelle Zahn Chair, Women’s Committee


My View from the Barn:

With grateful thanks to God, as well as to John Schrock of Woodside  Construction, our barn was ready to unveil at this year’s steam show. What a memorable and special way to commemorate our 50th anniversary as a club! Truly a blessing for all of us!

I was given the job, actually it was an honor, to greet our visitors and club members on the upper level of the barn, as well as offer them the history of how the club acquired and built the barn.

As I write, I do not know this year’s attendance; however, I can attest nearly EVERYONE stopped by to check out the barn. It was impossible to miss our new addition to the club grounds! As folks entered the barn, their immediate response was to turn their gaze upward as the 120 year old beams gracefully intertwined into the architecture of our gloriously tall barn. I can also tell you that every single person I spoke with, and it was a lot, thought our barn was wonderful and a great addition to our Show Grounds. The response was overwhelming positive!

What struck me most, is how our new barn prompted folks to share pieces of their past with me -a total stranger. I listened to countless stories of hard work and sweat, good times and bad, -all deeply driven memories that suddenly resurfaced because of our barn. Occasionally, there were misty eyes as soft-spoken retired farmers recounted how the barn on their family farm had to be torn down due to disrepair. This was inevitably followed up with the comment “I am so glad to see a barn go up instead of falling down.” My sentiments exactly!

If you were lucky enough to hang out at the grounds Saturday evening, perhaps you got a chance to witness our first annual barn dance. Music was provided by Mozart’s Cadillac. Many folks came to enjoy the music and “ka-bitz” with others at the end of a busy day. As darkness fell, the barn lights could be seen twinkling far off in the distance as the music wafted through the air. It was magical!

The building of the barn did not go as smoothly as we had hoped, and there were folks who were less than thrilled over the expense of this daunting project. But for me, upstairs in that barn, on the 50th anniversary of the DCAPC, it was very obvious this was a good thing for us to do, a very good thing indeed. Preserving a small part of Wisconsin’s history on 60 acres of Dodge County farmland brought much joy for many of the show’s attendees. God willing, our barn will stand for many generations to come, allowing us opportunities to showcase the dairy industry as we remember them, before those days may be gone forever. It is our duty to preserve our heritage and teach them to our children.

-Lastly, thank you to all who contributed countless hours toward getting the barn and surrounding area ready for the show. Dave Paul was able to recreate the original louvered windows and then guided the Barn Committee in the assembly process of all 11 windows. As one visitor told me, “They are the cat’s meow!” Just prior to the show, Bill Madison, along with his brother Ray, spent many days toiling through some very steamy weather grading the barn bank and getting the stone wall in place. Ted Sponem built the hay barn doors, as well as handcrafted all the barn hardware for the doors. Emily Feucht and children, along with Natalia Krahn and her brother, Henry, provided great entertainment for many of our younger visitors by bringing in a few mini ponies and a pot belly pig. Hopefully, you got a chance to visit this little “mini farm” set up in the lower level of the barn.

The barn project could not have succeeded without the dedication of many people who cared and were driven to see it through. Whether you helped thru time, materials or money, we salute you. Additionally, we are extremely grateful for the support and leadership from our Club President, Daryl Wuenne.

Barnfully submitted, Diane Schacht

Our Barn was ready for this year’s show!


Standing Committees

• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920)319-1773

• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920)319-2105

• News Letter – Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565

• Women’s Center Committee –

Chair Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565

• Music and Entertainment – Tony Schwantes (920)382-9073

and Harlow Stark (920)728-3139

• Gardening – Sue Schwantes (920)210-9894

• The Toy Show – Chairs Curt Pernat (262)567-0566 and

Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920)324-0376

• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920)319-2105

• Advertizing – Harlow Stork (920)728-3139

• Children’s Activities – Needs a Chair

• Plow Days – Needs a Chair

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

 

Summer 2018 News Letter

From the Seat of the President by Daryl Wuenne

darylwuenne@gmail.com

920-296-1021

Happy 50th,

Yes, that is right. This year we will feature Prairie Gold Minneapolis Moline Tractors and Cushman Engines and Scooters. We will need everyone’s hard work, ideas, input, demonstrations and displays. Going the extra mile to help the guy next to you. Follow the Golden Rule. Yes, this is the same thing I wrote last Newsletter. Everyone, prepare for YOUR show.

As president I look at old reports from DCAPC Inc. just to see. The financial report given in 1972 submitted by Wilbur and Helen Laznendorf, (treasurer and secretary to the treasurer). The larger expenses were $497.50 for hauling. There were no show grounds of our own. Advertising was $253.25. Food – $204.95, Soda – $60.00 (Coca Cola by the way), Ice Cream Bars – $44.16 and Beer – $214.35. Insurance for the event was $300.00 (no show grounds). The ticket takers (Gate) were the Dodge County 4-H JR. leaders – $80.00. Other disbursements were posters, tickets, buttons, ribbons, posts, rope, PA rental, a deputy, Steve Berg (half beer stand profits) – $69.88 ???, and almost $600.00 for a food stand.

Receipts for the club were $1174.00 for gate and advanced tickets, food stand – $862.76, beer – $450.90, and the flea market brought in $5.00. No camping. Total receipts were $4,690.06 and disbursements of $2,702.50. Interest from pass book savings of $1,876.02 was $81.63. Thirteen memberships were added.

Back to present. Lawnmowers are again needed. Decision to be made at May 20th, general meeting. June 3rd will be the Dodge County Dairy Breakfast @ Siegman Farm Cty Hwy N, Rubicon, WI 9 – 1PM and the Fly-in Breakfast @ Dodge County Airport 8 – Noon. Board meeting to follow at airport at noon.

May 28th is Memorial Day, attend a service of your choice and give a prayer of thanks for those who gave so much to give you a choice. July 4th Independence Day, Let us Celebrate.

Thanks,Daryl


A NOTE FROM OUR SECRETARY:

Hello one and all!

Well, is that four letter word that starts with an “S” and ends in a “W” finally done! Boy, I hope so! It has been a long winter and now it’s time to warm up and start with the summer’s activities. Speaking of summer activities, our 50th show is soon approaching and we want this to be the best show we have ever had! We have multiple committees working very hard at making this a great show! This cannot happen without everyone’s help!

I am working hard at making the office a brighter and better place to visit. Stop in and see what we are working on. Les McCullough has been hard at helping me and I think it is taking shape! This year, I want to implement a bag system. When you enter our office at the grounds, you will be handed a bag with everything in it you will need to have, along with plaques, buttons, rules of the grounds, upcoming events and much, much more. The ladies in the office will have so much time on their hands that maybe I can convince them to give out massages. JUST KIDDING! I truly hope to make the office a better flow and a quicker place to visit! (Who wants to stand in lines when we have such a great show to see?)

< align=”LEFT”>I also am planning, not saying it is definite yet, but I would like to have the office open earlier for “handing out bags” than in previous years. Don’t worry Ruth, I will take care of that LOL! So as you can see, there are lots of things new and improved and that is just the office. I hope to see everyone at the show and remember, WE ALL MAKE A DIFFERNCE, NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE CAN HELP!!!!!

See you soon!

Sincerely,Sue Bintzler  DCAPC Secretary

 


 

SHOP NOTES:

The two flair side wagons owned by the club were serviced this winter with complete lube jobs and minor repairs.

The Continental engine is in the reassembly stage. This is the engine for the International number 61 harvester that we hope to have restored by the IH show.

 

Continental engine before repair

Continental engine before repair


Continental engine during repair

Continental engine during repair

Work has begun on table rebuilds for this year. Also the boiler has been inspected and is being readied for the show. Water needs to be turned on prior to the potluck lunch on May 20. If you would like to help with any of our club projects, come join us anytime on Wednesday of each week. Call if you wish, or just show up.

• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

Respectfully submitted by Jim Richardson


 

SCHOOLHOUSE NOTES:

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SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2018

Vintage Toys

Dolls, Doll Houses, Rocking Horses

Trains, Trucks, Tractors, Games, Mechanical Toys

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

summer toys

We are looking for vintage (antique) toys of any kind. This is going to be so much fun! Please call me at (920) 386-2565 to let me know that I can count on you for a display item. So far I have commitments from Todd Birkel, Russ Sponem, Pete Klinner and Bob Frank. Do you have an interesting, unusual vintage toy? We would love to display it during this year’s show in our schoolhouse! Give me a call to arrange a good time for us to meet at the schoolhouse prior to the show.

NEW! Make Spiral Braided Rugs. 2 classes during our show.

Register today!

Spiral Braided Rug Class

Learn to make a braided rug with “rags”. No sewing required! Donna Thomas will teach two sessions of this class on Saturday August 4, 2018 in the schoolhouse during our show. #1 Class time 9:00 – 11:30 am #2 Class time 12:30 – 3:00 pm Class fee $15 includes pattern, instructions and materials enough to make a table mat.

Call Michelle Zahn @ 920-386-2565 to register early (or show up for class and hope there is still room for you!) Limit 10 students per session.

Feature Recipe

Baked Zucchini Stacks

2 or 3 medium zuchini

2 or 3 medium onions, sliced

2 or 3 roma tomatoes, sliced

1 pound Italian sausage, bulk

fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

fresh sweet basil, cut into thin strips

olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Cut zucchini into slices 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick. With melon baller, scoop out center to make a small well. Brush with olive oil. Fill well with ball of Italian sausage. brush again with olive oil. Top with thick slice of onion and tomato, finish with slice of fresh mozzarella, sprinkle with basil pieces. Bake 30 – 35 minutes at 350, or until cheese is nice and brown. Can be done on covered grill.

– Recipe from the kitchen of Michelle Zahn

Michelle Zahn Chair, Women’s Committee

920-386-2565 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net

 


 

RAFFLE COMMITTEE UPDATE:

We are looking for people to sign up to be on raffle committee and sell tickets at shows. Give me call @ 920-296-6449

Thank you, Gary Raatz, Raffle Committee Chair


OTHER NOTES:

Hi Everyone! We are planning a 50th Anniversary History Book for our 50th Show. If anyone has any interesting Photos or stories about the past shows or projects we would hope to use them to show our progression though the years. Please Contact Russ. Photos will be returned after we copy them for our book

Call evenings or weekends 920-728-1378

Or mail: 502 N Center Ave, Jefferson,WI 53549

– 50th Anniversary Chair, Russ Sponem


DATES TO REMEMBER

July 29 1pm Board of Directors Meeting at grounds

2pm Show Meeting. Set up work groups for show

Aug 3-5 DCAPC 50th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

FEATURES ARE PRAIRIE GOLD MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE,

CUSHMANS ENGINES AND SCOOTERS

August 6-11 Grounds cleanup.

Free lunch served for all workers on Monday

Help would be appreciated.

Someone will be available all week/everyday


Standing Committees:

• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

• News Letter – Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• 2018 Feature Minneapolis Moline/Twin City Tractors &

Equipment, Minneapolis Moline Garden Tractors

Co-Chairs: Bob Dykstra (920)210-5533, Scott Feucht (920)296-9321

John Kasmiski (920)387-3376 and Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

• Women’s Center Committee

Chair Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• Music and Entertainment – Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073

and Harlow Stark (920) 728-3139

• Gardening – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894

• Jam’N Juneau – Cochairs Jim Zahn (920) 650-1960 and

Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536

• The Toy Show – Chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and

Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376

• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

• Advertizing – Harlow Stork (920) 728-3139

• Children’s Activities Needs a Chair

• Plow Days Needs a Chair

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


Wish List:

• We need a washing machine for the kitchen. Call Sue

Schwantes 920-210-9894 if you have one to give.

• Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue

Schwantes 920-210-9894.

• Still looking for a wooden silo

• 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

February 2018 Newsletter

From the Seat of the President

by Daryl Wuenne
darylwuenne@gmail.com
920-296-1021
Happy 50th,
Yes, that is right. This year we will feature Prairie Gold Minneapolis Moline Tractors and Cushman Engines and Scooters. We will need everyone’s hard work, ideas, input, demonstrations and displays. Going the extra mile to help the guy next to you.  Follow the Golden Rule.
The 2017 Banquet was a success. Good food, drink, and conversation. So much so, that the group agreed to have the event at the Iron Ridge Inn in 2018. Thanks to everyone who donated door prizes for the Banquet.
Raffle winners were Dean Mueller, Carl Kohloff, Harrison Russel, Frank Wiese, Molly Buhrow and Dennis Kempf.
At the November general meeting it was voted to have the 2017 audit report ready for the May general meeting, the board to make a decision on the 120 x 120 steel building, the board proposal for non-club equipment  stored at the club grounds, and tabled decision what to do with the batwing mower and lawn mowing. Please come to the May 20th potluck, 12 noon;
general meeting at 1PM. Elections had three new members to the board; John Kasmiski, Bill Frank and Craig Vierick. Thanks to all who attended, your input was needed.
Following the general meeting, the board had its first meeting to elect officers. They are Daryl Wuenne, President; Tylor Schwartz, Vice-president; Lisa Wanie, Treasurer; and Sue Bintzler, Secretary. Russ Sponem and Harlow Stork are also on the nine member Board. The club would like to thank the outgoing officers and board members Dale Schwantes, Dick
Kraemer and Sandy Frank.
The Club Christmas was a lot of fun for those who attended. The weather was almost perfect for the food, crafts, blacksmithing, camp fire, car hood sledding and, of course, Santa. The club thanks all who were involved.
Remember, May 20th potluck at noon and general meeting at 1 PM.
Thanks, Daryl


A NOTE FROM OUR SECRETARY:

Happy 2018! Can you believe it? These years are just flying by!  Seeing as I was the only executive board member left after the election in November, I would like to thank all the outgoing board members! It has been a pleasure working with you throughout all these years and I hope for you the best in the future! I also want to thank all the members that ran for the board, in hopes that those of you that did not get elected, remember that there is another election coming in November and best of luck to you. Now for the members that were elected to the board, I look forward to working with you on a close basis and together we can guide this membership to a great time and fun things in the future!

This club is facing their 50th year of existence! It is amazing how the membership has grown to now. Through all the hustle and bustle throughout the years, we tend to forget all those members that we have lost throughout the years. At this moment I would like to say thank you to them! Some of these were founding members and the rest were very dedicated workers that helps build what we have today. On paper, it’s hard to express our gratitude but we can all keep them in our thoughts and remember, that without our founding members, we would not be here!

I would like to welcome all the new members that have recently joined, and I would like to thank all the members that have dedicated all or most of their time building the club to what it is today. This is a FUN club and the people are amazing! We need to show everyone how amazing we are by presenting them with a spectacular show this year! After all, it is our 50th and I would like to see the biggest and best and most fun show EVER! If you have any ideas or would like to help add a feature to our show, please contact Russ Sponem with your ideas.

With all the changes to the board, I ask you for patience. We are going through a lot of changes and hopefully they are for the best. Please help our new President (Daryl Wuenne), Treasurer (Lisa Wanie) and Vice President (Tylor Schwartz) by being patient and understanding, they are learning the ropes and will need time and your understanding. Thank you!

The board has been working hard in making some changes for the upcoming year and I am very excited about these changes. Stay in touch for future announcements. This is going to be a spectacular year!

Here’s wishing everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing everyone in the spring!

– Sue Bintzler, DCAPC Secretary


WEDNESDAY CREW UPDATE:

The Wednesday crew has just completed restoration of the straw elevator for the bell city threshing machine and has started restoration of the International Harvester number 61 thresher-harvester.

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If you would like to help with any of our club projects, come join us
anytime on Wednesday of each week. Call if you wish, or just show up.
• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773
• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105
Respectfully submitted by Jim Richardson


SCHOOLHOUSE NOTES:

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2018
Vintage Toys
Dolls, Doll Houses, Rocking Horses
Trains, Trucks, Tractors, Games, Mechanical Toys
Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

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We are looking for vintage (antique) toys of any kind. This is going to be so much fun! Please call me at (920) 386-2565 to let me know that I can count on you for a display item. So far I have commitments from Todd Birkel, Russ Sponem, Pete Klinner and Bob Frank. Do you have an interesting, unusual vintage toy? We would love to display it during this year’s show
in our schoolhouse! Give me a call to arrange a good time for us to meet at the schoolhouse prior to the show.

NEW! Make Spiral Braided Rugs. 2 classes during our show. Register today!

Spiral Braided Rug Class:
Learn to make a braided rug with “rags”. No sewing required!
Donna Thomas will teach two sessions of this class on Saturday August 4, 2018 in the schoolhouse during our show.
#1 Class time 9:00 – 11:30 am   #2 Class time 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Class fee $15 includes pattern, instructions and materials enough to make a table mat.
Call Michelle Zahn @ 920-386-2565 to register early (or show up for class and hope there is still room for you!) Limit 10 students per session.

Feature Recipe
Cream of Mushroom Soup
12 – 16 ounces fresh mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped fine
3 – 4 tablespoons butter
3 – 4 tablespoons flour
3 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups Half & Half
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
Slice mushrooms. Melt butter in heavy 2 quart soup pot. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until onions are transparent. Remove from heat. Blend in 3 tablespoons flour. Return to heat and add chicken broth. Cook and stir until thickened. Add additional 1 tablespoon flour and seasonings to Half & Half , then stir the mixture into the soap. Heat to thicken.
Makes about 5 cups of soup.
I use puffball mushrooms (when I am able) to make my mushroom soup, but any sort will suffice. When the mushrooms are ready to pick my son brings them to me. I brush of any dirt, trim away the stem and then dice the flesh of the mushrooms. I saute’ them in butter and freeze in quart bags to make this soup later in winter when I want something warm and delicious!
– Recipe from the kitchen of Michelle Zahn
Michelle Zahn Chair, Women’s Committee
920-386-2565 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net


BARN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

The Barn Project has been moving SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
along slowly but surely. Not surprisingly,
lifting and placing the bents into place
proved to be a more challenging process
than expected. Charlie Mayhew, (of Rebarn)
mounted a small pine tree on top of
the roof line facing west when he and his
crew finished placing the bents in late fall. Erecting a tree at the very top
of new construction is called “topping out.” Wikipedia describes “topping
out” as an ancient construction tradition associated with the raising of a
building to its highest auspicious point. The DCAPC barn is indeed tall!
If you have not ventured out to the grounds to see it, please do so. It is an awesome sight! During the show in August, the Barn Committee booth drew lots of positive attention through the pounding of pegs for the barn. Charlie Mayhew devised a fixture that allowed folks to pound a peg through various sized holes in order to create round pegs to fit within the barn structure. Pounding
the pegs required significant effort. However, many folks eagerly pounded away and then forever sealed their handiwork into our barn by writing their name on the peg. It was truly enjoyable to watch children of all ages work so hard to contribute in the barn project. It is our hope that these same children will return in August to marvel at our beautiful barn and wonder where their peg was finally placed. This is a wonderful story that they can someday share with their children and grandchildren!

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The committee exhibited an outreach display during the show in hopes to find someone who could help build louvered windows for the barn. David Paul (of Randolph) stepped forward to assist with this project. Dave built a prototype from the sample window we had acquired from the original barn. Dave is an excellent woodworker and we truly appreciate him donating his time and talent to help craft our barn so beautifully! Thank you David!
In addition to unique windows, our barn will have handcrafted hardware provided by the volunteers from our very own blacksmith shop. This will include door hinges and latches crafted in the old style, again gracing the beauty of our barn, making it an example of craftsmanship of years past. With much appreciation, we also acquired multiple donations for the club including a wooden corn crib, milk cooler, and grain truck- just to name a few.
Currently, Steve Newman is working on painting the barn boards and nailing them into place. Due to personal commitments, weather complications, and an insufficient amount of lumber, this project is taking a bit longer than initially anticipated. However, we are quite happy with the work being done and love seeing the tangible progress. The committee is assisting Steve with the building process by constructing the five barn doors required; three of the five doors have been completed to date.
The Barn Committee will be meeting all through the winter months to continue brainstorming for funds as well as develop plans for the Dairy Display that will be located within the barn. All of us on the committee are looking forward to August 2018, our 50th anniversary, to celebrate the completion of the barn project! The barn promises to be a wonderful means to promote the dairy industry, plan events, and hold demonstrations that will enrich the lives of many others.
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Note the pine tree topping out our beautiful barn
Barnfully submitted,
Diane Schacht,
member DCAPC Dairy (Barn) Committee


 

RAFFLE COMMITTEE UPDATE:

We are looking for people to sign up to be on raffle committee and sell tickets at shows. Give me call @ 920-296-6449

Thank you, Gary Raatz, Raffle Committee Chair

This year’s first prize is a brand new John Deere Gator!.  Get your chance to win from DCAPC member Gary Raatz. Better still, give him a call @ 920-296-6449 and volunteer to sell raffle tickets or show the Gator (and sell tickets) at other shows you might attend.


OTHER NOTES::

Hi Everyone! We are planning a 50th Anniversary History Book for our 50th Show. If anyone has any interesting Photos or stories about

the past shows or projects we would hope to use them to show our progression though the years. Please Contact Russ. Photos will be returned after we copy them for our book Call evenings or weekends 920-728-1378 Or mail: 502 N Center Ave, Jefferson,WI 53549

– 50th Anniversary Chair, Russ Sponem

 


Tractor Tour To England, Wales & Ireland

Great Dorset Steam Fair (final 2 days of trip)

August 15 – 25, 2018

Deadline to register for trip May 1, 2018

Contact Wayne Larson (920) 387-2248

 


 

PHOTO GALLERY:

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Once again the DCAPC toy show, held in December at the Rock River Intermediate School in Waupun, was a great success.


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Dean Mueller of Hustiford, pictured here with family and Harlow Stork, is winner of the DCAPC 2017 first place raffle prize.

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Les McCullough manned his own booth at the toy show. What kind of tractor do you suppose this one is?


Jim Richardson sold some of his beautiful woodwork at the toy show.

Jim Richardson sold some of his
beautiful woodwork at the toy show.

 

Standing Committees:

• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773
• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105
• News Letter – Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565
• 2018 Feature Minneapolis Moline/Twin City Tractors &
Equipment, Minneapolis Moline Garden Tractors
Co-Chairs: Bob Dykstra (920)210-5533, Scott Feucht (920)296-9321
John Kasmiski (920)387-3376 and Bill Madison (920) 319-2105
• Women’s Center Committee –
Chair Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565
• Music and Entertainment – Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073
and Harlow Stark (920) 728-3139
• Gardening – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894
• Jam’N Juneau – Co-chairs Jim Zahn (920) 650-1960 and
Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536
• The Toy Show – Chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and
Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376
• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105
• Advertizing – Harlow Stork (920) 728-3139
• Children’s Activities – Needs a Chair
• Plow Days – Needs a Chair
You do not need to be a board member to chair a committee


Wish List:

• We need a washing machine for the kitchen. Call Sue
Schwantes 920-210-9894 if you have one to give.
• Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue
Schwantes 920-210-9894.
• Still looking for a wooden silo
• 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

Fall 2017 News Letter


From the Seat of

the President by Dale Schwantes

ds.schwantes@att.net

920-210-6744

Hello everyone.

It looks like we had another successful show, and what a show it was with the combined features of Ford, Fordson, Sears Economy and Blacksmithing. There were some very impressive lineups of items that certainly stood out and demanded to be seen. Thank you to all those who exhibited this year’s featured items and to all those who exhibited their cherished iron icons. The weather may not have been perfect, but we still had a plethora of exhibits and a very good crowd of spectators. I believe we can say that we had a successful show, and being successful is what we really want to accomplish.

All team leaders are expected to be present at one of the next board meetings. This is the time to represent your area by making any requests or reporting how things went during the show, or even during the year. The board needs to know if you have any ideas for improvements or what you may need to make things better. This is your responsibility to communicate to the board with any concerns that you may have. The board cannot possibly know your needs unless you present them and we want to give you any assistance that we can. Improvements are important to all of us. That is why the teams have been put into place. This is your area, be responsible for it.

A huge number of THANK YOU’s need to be given to the HARD WORKING members who have put their ALL into making this year’s show the success that it was. It is your passionate dedication that makes DCAPC what it truly is. Thank you to all who worked behind the scenes and to everyone in-between, especially to those who spent endless hours mowing the lawns this summer. Every ounce of your time and help is appreciated. You all deserve a pat on the back and a thank you.

The Board of Directors invited all workers including non-members to the workers party held at the grounds on Sept. 10th at 1:00. A catered meal was provided along with refreshments and comradery. Attendance was impressive! Thanks to team leaders for inviting all their helpers to join us for a fun afternoon. It is always an extra special treat to sample the delicious desserts some of our members contribute to the meal.

Have you purchased your raffle tickets yet? There is still some time, but remember, you only have until Oct. 8th to purchase them. If you are interested in taking the raffle tractor to one of your favorite shows, talk with Harlow Stork (920)728-3139 for the list of shows that are scheduled, and where you would like to take it to. He will be happy to help you. The drawing for the winner will be held at the banquet. If you have not already done so, please be sure to fill out the form in this newsletter for the banquet on Oct. 8th. A palate-pleasing menu is coming your way and you will not want to miss out on that. Not only will there be a delicious dinner, but you will not want to miss out on the drawing of the raffle and the door prizes. I look forward to seeing you there.

In this newsletter is a list of sponsors who have helped us in some way during the show. Please thank these people for being a huge part of our show. Let them know that you are members of the club and give them your (our) support in return. They are important and an asset to us. They need to be recognized and, more importantly, thanked. Show them what DCAPC really is. Our sponsors are very important to us, and we need their support as much as yours.

The toy show will be coming in Dec. at the Waupun Rock River Intermediate School. The team leader for this event is Curt Pernat. He can be reached at (262)567-0566. He has the contacts and the list of what the needs are. Help is also needed to set up and take down tables, take admissions, serve food, and etc. Please get involved and show your support for the club. You may be surprised at how much fun some things can be.

The annual meeting will be held at the grounds on Sunday, Nov. 6th. Elections for board members will be held. Up for election this year are Sandy Frank, Dick Kraemer, and myself, Dale Schwantes. If you or someone you know would like to become a board member, please be at the meeting to nominate them. Remember, we are looking for members who will support the best interest of the club. Several other topics of interest will be brought up too, so do not miss out on an exciting time.

An Old Fashioned Christmas is in the game plan once again. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this year. There will be sleigh rides, provided there is snow, or wagon rides if not. The school house will have a Christmas tree and Santa will be there for the kids. Many activities are planned, including cookie decorating, ornament making, and more fun for the kids. The blacksmith shop will be giving demonstrations on making Christmas bells. Contacts for this event are Rae Geb (920)344-9541, and Sue Schwantes (920)210-8984. They are also looking for volunteers to exhibit their antique snowmobiles. Please join in on the fun. Proceeds will go to the Dodge County Food Pantry. You will not want to miss out on this.

This is a good time to work on any incomplete projects. Come on out to the grounds on your off-time in-between shows to finish anything that has already been started, or to take care of any items that need to be repaired. Team leaders take care of your projects. Jim Richardson has a list of projects. You may contact him at (920) 319-1773. He will be glad to assist you in getting started. Remember, you do not need to be at the grounds on Wednesdays. You may go there at your convenience.

You are beneficial to the club for your support and dedication. I know that I cannot thank you enough for your time and dedication. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s Show a success. Thank you also, to all those who help behind the scenes throughout the year and to those going the distance. You really do make this club the success that it is.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dale Schwantes, Club President


Please thank our sponsors!

Burnett Fi r e Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Water for Steam Engines

John N e i t z e l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grain f o r threshing

Russell Kottke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corn f o r Shelling

Vogt Excavating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moving the loading dock

DCERTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Security

B a l l w e g I m p l e m e n t , K n o w l e s P r o d u c e , P o w e r S p o r t s C o. and R i e s t e r e r & S c h n e l l , I n c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .U T V s

Everyone who helped to mow the lawn on the grounds


Our Club’s Thomas the Train

For many years, the DCAPC Express (the kiddy train) has brought smiles to those youngsters to who have ridden it. Show after show, season after season, who knows how many miles have been traveled? For all of those years the DCAPC Express has been a hit with our young enthusiasts. But, like anything else, all good things must come to an end…………..Or do they?

A few years ago three of our members had some foresight about replacing the Express engine. Miles (or hours) were adding up making it a bit worn and weary. Along came Harvey Ziemer, Craig Veirik and Jerry Coughlon, who came up with the idea to build Thomas the Train. Soon they had it complete. They brought it to the grounds to put it to use. I don’t believe that it is a big deal to the passengers on board which engine is pulling the cars Like everyone else, they just want to ride.

Over the past several years our kiddy train has branched out to several other depots. It has been seen at numerous June Dairy Brunches and as it is exposed to new places others have inquired “whose train is that?”, and “can it come to my event?” Yes, it does go to other events, and yes it finds itself being wanted for more.

The latest event at which it was employed was in Juneau at the park for a fund-raiser for special needs children. The event’s theme was Bring Your Favorite Ride. Cars, trucks, bikes and anything ride-able was solicited. Of course, the club was asked to have a tractor display and to bring Thomas the Train. Unfortunately, the County Fair and the Baraboo show were at that very same time, so we did not have any tractors for display there, but, we did get Thomas the Train there.

All exhibitors registered when they entered the park with their ride Throughout the day visitors voted for their favorite ride. At the conclusion of the day trophies were handed out to the exhibitors with the most votes. Yes, Thomas the Train won a trophy too! Thanks to Harvey, Craig, Jerry and all the people involved with the building (and rebuilding) of the club’s train. It’s a good thing that some of our members are train enthusiasts!

by Dale Schwantes

 

RAFFLE COMMITTEE UPDATE:

 

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The raffle tractor is selling tickets very well. We are are almost out of tickets. As of this writing, we still have 6 tractor shows to go. It would be nice to see other members step in to give some of us a little break . It can be fun meeting people from other areas and talk to them and help the club with the raffle. To get tickets to sell, or to volunteer to show the tractor, you may call me at 920-728-3139 or Matt Feucht 920-319-2281. The tickets sell at 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 each.

Thank You, Your Raffle Cordinator, Harlow Stork


BARN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

The Barn raising has begun! Work on raising the frame began during the Annual Show in August. Members of the Barn Committee continue to work on reconstruction of our barn as weather permits.

Call Bill Madison @ (920) 319-2105 if you would like to join in the fun!

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Schoolhouse Notes:

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We scraped and painted the front porch, the back porch railing and the cellar doors before the show this year.  Thank you Sue S. for the flowers!

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The plan is to scrape and paint the entire outside of the house some time next summer.  Volunteers would be absolutely awesome!

A spring storm took a tree down in our playground area, damaging the teeter totters. Repairs are planned. Some serious tree trimming was done on the cottonwoods in the schoolyard to avoid future damage from falling trees and/or limbs.

We are in the process of installing a swing set in the schoolyard.

We are still looking for someone to help with building windows for the east side of the schoolhouse. The end plan is to also have working storm shutters built to fit each window so that they can be pulled shut from the inside and locked up for the winter.


SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2018

Vintage Toys

Dolls, Doll Houses, Rocking Horses

Trains, Trucks, Tractors, Games, Mechanical Toys

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We are looking for vintage (antique) toys of any kind. This is going to be so much fun! Please call me at (920) 386-2565 to let me know that I can count on you for a display item.

Michelle Zahn Chair, Women’s Committee

920-386-2565 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net


OTHER NOTES:

I would like to thank all members and non-members for helping out during the Show. A big thank you to all Girl Scouts. Thank you to all the wonderful women who made desserts for the show. Thank you to everyone who bought in food for workers during the week before the show.

Next year I hope we see new faces in the kitchen. All we ask is that you work two hours during the Show. Again, I would like to thank everyone who stepped up the plate. Your help is greatly appreciated.

– Dale Schwantes

If you could make a note in the news letter regarding trimming of some trees and wrapping of others. Planning to set something up for the month of October. If anyone is interested in helping they just need to call me with their interest and I will save their number and call them when we have something scheduled. My number is 920-296-2477. Thank You

– Lisa Wanie


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Banquet Oct 8, coctails at 4:30, dinner at 5:30

Annual Meeting Nov 5, 1 pm at grounds

Toy Show Set-up Dec 8, 6pm

Toy Show Dec 9, 9am-4pm & 10, 9am-3pm

Board Meeting Dec 10, 1pm at Toy Show

Winter Wonderland Dec 16, 10-4 at Grounds (snow date 1/13)

Board Meeting Jan 7, 2018, 1pm location TBA

Board Meeting Jan 20 & 21, 1-4pm Crystal Creek Cabin Fever

Board Meeting Feb 11, 1pm location TBA


Tractor Tour To England, Wales & Ireland

 Great Dorset Steam Fair (final 2 days of trip)

August 15 – 25, 2018

Deadline to register for trip May 1, 2018

Contact Wayne Larson (920) 387-2248


Standing Committees

• am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

• pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

• News Letter – Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• 2018 Feature Minneapolis Moline/Twin City Tractors & Equipment, Minneapolis Moline Garden Tractors

Co-Chairs: Bob Dykstra (920)210-5533, Scott Feucht (920)296-9321

John Kasmiski (920)296-9326 and Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

• 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 – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894

• Jam’N Juneau – Cochairs Jim Zahn (920) 650-1960 and

Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536

• Plow Days Needs a Chair

The Toy Show – Chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and

Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376

• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

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

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Wish List

• We need a washing machine for the kitchen. Call Sue Schwantes 920-210-9894 if you have one to give.

• Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue Schwantes 920-210-9894.

• Still looking for a wooden silo

• 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

Summer 2017 News Letter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes ds.schwantes@att.net 920-210-6744

Hello everyone.

You can argue about the old saying, an old wives tale, or a quote from the farmer’s almanac, that April showers bring May flowers. Well, as I am writing this, (the month of May), and the weather still wants to keep crying. Of course, we have not been hit like some states have, thank God, and we do not need to build an ark yet either. One thing that is for sure, is that when the weather does decide to break, there will be a flood. Rest assured, the flood will not be from the high water level, but you can expect that the flood will be from people pouring out to their yards and gardens, and fields to get to long awaited planting of flowers, vegies, and crops.Maybe this will bring us a long awaited abundance of pleasure.

The Wednesday crew has been busy with several projects, and so has the Wednesday “Night Crew”. Yes, you read that correctly. A Wednesday afternoon, evening crew has also started to get together and do projects after they are done working their jobs. Jim Richardson is still leading the projects with the “day crew” and Bill Madison is the “night crew” leader.When you have extra time available, and are looking to be a part of the crews, or if you have a project that you are committed to, please come out to the grounds. We do not limit anyone to Wednesdays only, you can decide what days work best for you. Contact Jim at (920)319-1773 or Bill at (920)319-2105, they will be happy to assist you. There is an abundance of things to do.  Please come out to the grounds and do your part.

Just imagine, there are only a few months left before our next show. We are gearing up to host Ford, Fordson and Ferguson, represented by David Bradley (920)928-2531. Russ Sponem (920)928-2531 will represent Blacksmithing, Graham Bradley and Sears Economy Gas Engines. The feature building contact will be Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744. Although these may seem to be of lesser quantity items, there are several featured. so do not expect a small turn out. You may be surprised. Please direct any questions, needs or concerns that you may have to the feature contacts. If you know of anyone with these items that are featured, ask them to show their prized possessions. Promote your show.

The raffle for this year is a `51Ford 8N tractor, a Ford peddle tractor, a women’s basket, and three toy tractors. To see these items and to purchase tickets, please contact the raffle team, which consists of Harlow Stork, (920)728-3139, Betty Stork (920)728-3140 and Matt Feucht (920)319-2281. Please consider taking the raffle tractor to your favorite shows to sell tickets, and help each other. In doing so, will ease the burden for the same people traveling each week to the shows. A few hours at each show, lessens the burden as well. Lets all give each other a little help and consideration. Direct your questions, comments, or concerns to any of these team players.

If you are a team leader, now is a good time to get your team together and to get organized. Please understand that your area is important, and you and your team are responsible for preparing for the show. The board of directors are here to guide and direct you, not to prepare or do inventory for you. That is your responsibility, not the board of directors, nor the Wed. crew. Consult with your team to find what can make your area more efficient, or any ways to make things easier for you, and bring those ideas to the board for approval. You are involved with the success of our show. Take some initiative and be responsible.

Calling all lawn mowers. The grounds are getting in need of some assistance. Yes, the grass is growing like yours at home. As of this writing, John Deere is unable to mow the grass this year, or until further notice. Due to John Deere`s business structure, they are not manufacturing garden tractors, as they have turned to their Gater line of production. They have but a few lawn and garden tractor models in Horicon that are being manufactured. That limits the number of experimental models that are being used, therefore, limiting the availability of mowing areas. So now, the mowing of the grounds is back to us to do. Please feel free to go to the grounds anytime that you can. Your help is appreciated.

This will be the last newsletter that can be published by Michelle Zahn. Michelle has decided to step down from this duty. She is not going to renew the lease on her copier/printer. These machines are extremely expensive and it is no longer a justifiable expense for her business. The age of this machine has become a limiting factor, and the unit that she is getting will not have all the features of the old model (no more collating/stapling). Michelle has assembled/printed our newsletters and has donated our show posters for the club for many years. We thank Michelle for her many years of service and dedication to the club. Are you interested in chairing the Newsletter committee? Call me!

DCAPC and I request your assistance with the performance of your club. The strength of this club relies on you as this club is growing stronger and growing in size. Growing with more added points of interest, more added exhibits, more spectators and so on. Please show some initiative by preparing in advance to make DCAPC what it really is. The best little show to go to see, and to be a part of, the comradery, the enjoyment, and the fun that you do not want to miss out of. We are one big team, and we are making this happen. Stay involved and keep the ball rolling. Be proud of yourselves, you are the DCAPC. The success of this club relies on you. Please do not miss out. Be a part of it.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dale Schwantes,

Club President

 

A NOTE FROM OUR SECRETARY:

Hey all, the summer is final here, I think! Before you know it, the show ill be here and gone. The time goes by very fast. We have an exciting year planned for our show. Blacksmithing is new this year and Russ Sponem has a lineup of things going on to excite everyone. We are all very busy trying to get things lined up for the show to make it a great show. All this cannot be done by the board alone. Each one of you is a huge part of this and makes the show what it is. We have many committees to help the board. These head people are a huge help to us as a board. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to the plate. I want to remind everyone that if you sent me a money for a newsletter, you will be reading this in paper copy. If you did not send me money for your subscription for the newsletter, you will be needing to read this on line. You still have time to send me your $10.00/year for a paper copy. Remember to send your money along with your correct address.

That’s all for now. See you all at the show!!!!!

Sue Bintzler, Secretary, DCACP

bintzler@gmail.com, (920)979-0536

Mail to: W6032 State Rd 33 Juneau, WI 53039

RAFFLE COMMITTEE UPDATE:

2017ford raffle

Here we are another tractor show season ready to start. We have a very nice looking 1951 Ford 8N and some nice prizes on the raffle. The raffle is a good money maker and promotes or club. I have a schedule made up of shows that the raffle is going to. We can always use help selling tickets for even 2 or 3 hours to give the one selling tickets a break for lunch and check out the show. To find out where it is going to be you can call me, Harlow Stork, at 920-728-3139. To get tickets to sell you can call me at 920-728-3139 or Matt Feucht 920-319-2281. The tickets will be 6 for 5.00 or 1.00 each.

Thank You,

Your Raffle Cordinator, Harlow Stork

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BARN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

BARN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

The Barn Committee is ready to go with materials and labor to begin working on the barn floor. We are awaiting a building permit, which needs to be secured by the Executive Board.

Barnfully submitted,

Diane Schacht

 

 

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2017

Place Settings,

Table/Silver Ware

Antique Table Linens,

Antique Kitchen/Dining Chairs

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We are looking for ONE place setting of antique china or pretty dishes. We are looking for dinner plates, salad plates, bread plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, glasses, cups, saucers, etc. and table/silver ware that would make up one complete place setting at the dinner table. Coupled with this idea is to display antique table linens, including napkins and table cloths, and a different kind of chair at each place as well. Please call me at (920) 386-2565 to let me know that I can count on you for a display item.

Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s Committee

920-386-2565 or thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net

OTHER NOTES:

I have volunteered to be the contact person for the sponsorships and donations for our club. We hope to keep a more accurate record of these things and try to eliminate repeat requests. So, if you receive a donation for the club please let me know whom it is from, what it is designated for and how much it is. If you are thinking of contacting someone about a donation, please check with me to make sure that hasn’t been done by someone else. Many places have forms to fill out for requests. So next time you are at the bank, insurance office, grocery store, or other places of business, ask them if they have a donation form. Then you can give them to me or to any board member and I will fill them out and send them in. If you would like to fill it out yourself, please check with me to sure one has not already been filled out for that place. Hopefully at the annual meeting I will be able to report on our donations for the year. You may contact me, Sue Wuenne at wuenne@bertramwireless.com, call or text 920-387-5790. If you have any questions please ask and I will try to answer your questions.

Thanks, Sue Wuenne

Board Members

2017 Board

President Dale Schwantes (920) 210-6744 ds.schwantes@att.net

Vice Pres Dick Kraemer (920) 392-2003 connie_k@frontier.com

Secretary Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536 bintzler@gmail.com

Treasurer Sandy Frank (920) 885-4879 fsandy27@yahoo.com

Tylor Schwartz (920) 988-3281 johndeerecountryboy6200@gmail.com

Russ Sponem (920) 728-1378

Harlow Stork (920) 728-3139 harlownbetty@charter.net

Lisa Wanie (920) 296-2477 iggy1e82@gmail.com

Daryl Wuenne (920) 296-1021 darylwuenne@gmail.com

Important Dates to Remember

  • Girl Scout Week at DCAPC Show Grounds July 23 – 28

    Board Meeting July 30, Show Meeting, worker sign-up

    Show August 4 – 6

    Grounds Clean-up August 7 – 12

    Board Meeting Aug 13 (compliment/complain about show)

    Board Meeting Sept 10, 11:00 at grounds

    Worker Party Sept 10, 1:00 at Grounds

    Banquet Oct 8, coctails at 4, dinner at 5

    Annual Meeting Nov 5, 1 pm at grounds

    Toy Show Set-up Dec 8

    Toy Show Dec 9 & 10

    Board Meeting Dec 10 at Toy Show

     


Standing committees:

• Am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

  • Pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

    • 2017 Feature Ford Tractors& Machinery Chair David Bradley (920)928-2531

    • Blacksmithing – Chair Russ Sponem (920)728-1378

    • 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 – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894

    • Plow Days Needs a Chair

    • The Toy Show – Co-chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376

    • Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

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

    WISH LIST

    We need a washing machine for the kitchen. Call Sue Schwantes 920-210-9894 if you have one to give.

    • Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue Schwantes 920-210-9894.

    • Still looking for a wooden silo

    • 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.

  • Looking for volunteers to mow lawn

Winter 2017 News Letter

From The President:

Greetings and Happy Blessed New Year everyone.

As 2016 drew to a close I found time to reflect on the past year. I soon realized that it was a truly busy and fast year. Many items were purchased, mostly for the kitchen and shop. Many projects were worked on, not all were completed and several are still in progress. I am requesting a pause button that I can use when I need to take a deep breath and catch up on time. Rest assured, seven months from now it will be show time once again.

As we enter into 2017, we also enter our 49th year. Just think, next year we hit the BIG 5 O. Take a step back and look at all that has transpired. Look at what the club has accomplished and how we have grown. Do you see the things that have changed? Can you recall how things were ten or twenty, even thirty or forty years ago? Man, time flies by fast.

This year I am asking for each and every member to step up and do your part for the club. Many of you have already stepped up, but this is every member’s duty and responsibility. This club has not gotten this far by doing things alone. This is a team effort. There is more than projects to be worked on. Your input is also needed as to your thoughts and suggestions. The board of directors is doing their best representing you and we want to do what is needed for the club, too. You cannot rely on the board of directors alone. You need to realize that you need to do your part for the club as well. We are all in this together.

Back in Oct. we had our annual banquet which was held at the Bayside Supper Club. After the delicious meal we held the drawing for the raffle prizes. The winning recipients were drawn as follows. First prize, the Allis Chalmers “C” tractor, Scott Vick. Second, Sean Setter, third Cole Rappl, fourth, Art Grunewald, fifth, Rick Firari, sixth, Jake Herman, seventh, Anne Jones, and eighth, Joann Kikkert. Congratulations to our winners and Thank You to everyone for purchasing tickets and supporting our club.

We are still having recurring issues with the newsletters not getting to some members in a timely manner. During the last scheduled mailing a whopping fifty plus newsletters were returned. Most of those were wrong addresses or no forwarding address. Due to the high cost of mailing these newsletters this is the LAST time that you will receive it. This was voted on at our annual meeting. More on this issue later. Please read carefully to understand the options that will be best for you.

During the annual membership meeting in November, nominations were accepted for the board of directors. Up for reelection to the board of directors this year were Bill Brehmer, Jim Breselow and Sue Bintzler with Jim and Sue accepting nominations. Also accepting nominations were Daryl Wuenne, Katie Polsen, John Kasmiski, Bill Madison and Harlow Stork. The winning board members this year are Sue Bintzler and newly elected are Daryl Wuenne and Harlow Stork. Thank you to Katie Polsen and John Kasmiski for running for the board and also Thank You to Jim Breselow and Bill Brehmer for your many years of dedication and service. The officers will remain the same as before. Dale Schwantes as President, Dick Kraemer as Vice President, Sue Bintzler as Secretary, and Sandy Frank as Treasurer.

The toy show was a success again this year. Saturday turned out to be busy, even with the storm on its way. Attendance was down considerably on Sunday but the hard core toy shoppers managed to get through the snow. The storm was over by midday but not the football games. Most everyone was carrying something in their arms as they were leaving. I want to thank Curt Pernat for chairing this event for us and for recruiting several exhibitors and members for helping with the set-up and take-down, serving food, and to Randy Draeger for pick up and delivery of the trailer with the tables in it.

The feature for this year will be Blacksmithing, Ford, Fordson, Ferguson, Sears / Economy, and engines, and implements. This is a long listing for this year, and as of this writing, no one has come forth to promote this feature for the club. Where are our Ford enthusiasts? Who has connections with the Ford clubs? This is not that difficult of a job to do. We need someone to be a contact with these clubs, to communicate with them and us. Someone who can report information to the board and advertising. Someone who already has contacts and corresponding journals would be a plus. I know that one person cannot do this alone. Please contact me, Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744.

Old Fashioned Christmas had to be canceled due to the stormy weather we had back on Dec. 17th. The event will be held on Feb. 19th and will be themed Winter Wonderland. The dog pullers and horse rides will not be available, but many other activities will still be happening. Come out to the club grounds and join us for a fun filled day. All proceeds will be donated to the county food pantries. Several people have inquired about this event and are still looking forward to being there. The chili cook-off competition of the board members is still on so don’t miss out. Be there.

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 many fun events that are happening this year. The club has been asked again from numerous organizations to be a part of their events. Please represent DCAPC at these events. Some of these events are included on the calendar. There is always a need for you, as a club member, to do your part, or what you can do. Remember, this is your club. Be that beneficial person that you are needed to be. Many great things are happening at our club. Please do not miss out. Be a part of it.

Respectfully Submitted, Dale Schwantes,

 A Note From Our Secretary:

Hello one and all,

I hope everyone had a great holiday and hopefully 2017 will be a better year for all.

There is so much going on in the club that I don’t know where to start. I guess I will start with the most important thing and that is the newsletter. At our annual meeting the general membership decided to charge for the newsletter if you want one sent to you. The cost for the newsletter will be $10.00 per year from now on. This will be THE LAST FREE NEWSLETTER going out to everyone. When I receive your $10.00 you will go on my mailing list. You may send the money to me, W6132 State Rd 33, Juneau WI 53039 with your name and correct address to verify I have a current one on file. I will work very hard with Jim to keep the website up to date and as current as possible.

Now if you have the internet and access to a computer, you still can read the newsletter free because it will be on the website. The membership thought that this would eliminate a good portion of the problems we have been having. We would then leave the membership dues alone for now and see how this works. For those of you who can access a computer our website is www.dcapc.org. I am in the process of learning how to go to this site and change things but as of now, Jim Richardson has been doing a mighty fine job at keeping it current.

We have two new members to welcome to the board and they are Daryl Wuenne and Harlow Stark. If you see these two, welcome them to the board. I also want to thank Jim Breselow and Bill Bremer for their dedicated time and efforts in giving the club fresh and new ideas and for their dedication. THANK YOU guys!!!!!!

The OldFashioned Christmas was postponed and has been rescheduled for February 19th. The committee decided to call it a Winter Wonderland at DCAPC. The committee consists of Sue Schwantes and Rae Geb. They are looking for more people to join them to help organize this. They have a lot of exciting things to do but we are in need of more people. Even the blacksmith shop is going to be open and making bells. The dog sleds can’t come and the horses can’t come either. I do think they are planning on having a vintage snowmobile showing. They do have lots planned, so it would be wonderful to have a great participation from the club.

The board has been busy getting things together for our show. Before you know it August will be here and gone and we won’t have blinked an eye. Okay, well maybe not that fast but it creeps up pretty fast. My dad always told me that the older you get, the faster the time goes. Well, of course I didn’t think he knew anything but IT IS TRUE. The kitchen will be making some changes and we are hoping it is for the better. For the last 10 years or more the kitchen was blessed with a wonderful lady who did all our dishes for us. We can’t thank her enough but it was time that we stop relying on her and get a dish washer. I purchased an industrial dishwasher for the kitchen. Hopefully the guys will be able to fit it in the kitchen and get it hooked up for us. Now this doesn’t mean that we don’t want this wonderful lady in kitchen. NO! NOT AT ALL! On the contrary, this just means that her job got easier and should she decide to take a break in the middle of the day she can do that now without getting behind! THANK YOU MRS DYKSTRA!

The board has implemented a sponsor sheet and we have a volunteer to take care of all our sponsors, so we don’t forget anyone and we can get this going as soon as possible to catch bigger businesses when they make out their budgets. Thank you Sue Wuenne! Please contact her if you have any questions.

OKay! Whew, there are so many other things but I can’t mention everything. Remember that our board meeting is not just for the board. Everyone is welcome. With all this said I am going to sign out now but I want to leave you with a few last comments.

1) The Board is there only there for guidance. We can’t do everything. Without your help, this club couldn’t exist. You all need an applause for all the hard work that goes into this club and our show!!! KUDODS!!!

2) This will be your last written newsletter unless you send me your correct address & $10.00 to cover printing costs & postage for 3 newsletters each year.

Thank you and I hope you all have a wonderful 2017.

Sue Bintzler, Secretary, DCACP bintzler@gmail.com, (920)979-0536

Mail to: W6032 State Rd 33 Juneau, WI 53039

BARN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

 Logs for the barn floor were purchased by the Barn Committee from Triple A Hardwoods to be sawed during our Show last August. Unfortunately, the Sawmill Team was not able to get all the logs done that are required to complete the barn floor. The plan is to start on the barn floor in spring….right around the corner!

The second annual Barn Raffle drawing was held on November 13th at The Rock in Horicon. We sold 675 tickets for a profit of over $3000 for the barn. A list of the raffle winners can be found on the Club’s website. Many thanks to all those who gathered donations, sold, or purchased tickets. Also thank you to those folks who came down to The Rock in support of the Barn Committee and the raffle drawing. It was a good time!

Sue Wuenne is spear-heading a new approach in fund raising for the barn. She has been reaching out to larger organizations for sponsorship and donations. Sue has also volunteered to expand her efforts to include fund raising for the club.

Last, but not least, the Barn Committee has added 3 new members. Welcome to Dick Aide, as well as Todd and Lisa Wanie. 2017 promises to be a great year and we hope to get much done on our barn project!

Barnfully submitted by Diane Schacht Dairy Display Committee

SHOP NOTES:

Wednesdays have been occupied with restoration projects during the past months. The largest to date has been rebuilding the wooden wagon running gear that gave out during the annual show. New axles had to be shaped and most of the other wooden parts replaced. Work has begun on the elevator for the corn husker. The corn husker was restored two years ago and this will complete the project. The third project has just entered the shop. It is a Climax six cylinder engine with an attached 75 kw generator. This unit was donated by Judi Rhodes. The engine is free and we will be trying to start it in the near future.

Wagon Running Gear

Wagon Running Gear

Running Gear Complete

Running Gear Complete

Husker Elevator

Husker Elevator

Climax Generator Set

Climax Generator Set

 

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SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2017

Place Settings,

Table/Silver Ware

Antique Table Linens,

Antique Kitchen/Dining Chairs

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We are looking for ONE place setting of antique china or pretty dishes. We are looking for dinner plates, salad plates, bread plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, glasses, cups, saucers, etc. and table/silver ware that would make up one complete place setting at the dinner table. Coupled with this idea is to display antique table linens, including napkins and table cloths, and a different kind of chair at each place as well. Please call me at (920) 386-2565 to let me know that I can count on you for a display item.

Michelle Zahn 920-386-2565 or thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net

Chair, Women’s Committee

OTHER NOTES:

At the last board meeting, I volunteered to be the contact person for the sponsorships and donations for our club. We hope to keep a more accurate record of these things and try to eliminate repeat requests. So, if you receive a donation for the club please let me know whom it is from, what it is designated for and how much it is. If you are thinking of contacting someone about a donation, please check with me to make sure that hasn’t been done by someone else.

Many places have forms to fill out for requests. So next time you are at the bank, insurance office, grocery store, or other places of business, ask them if they have a donation form. Then you can give them to me or to any board member and I will fill them out and send them in. If you would like to fill it out yourself, please check with me to sure one has not already been filled out for that place.

Hopefully at the annual meeting I will be able to report on our donations for the year. You may contact me, Sue Wuenne at wuenne@bertramwireless.com, call or text 920-387-5790. If you have any questions please ask and I will try to answer your questions.

Thanks, Sue Wuenne

IN THE MAIL:

Thanks for the newsletter. I’m sure glad it was again a success. My husband Lloyd Schaefer joined as a permanent member when we 1st moved out here to Horicon. He worked, then retired after 38 years from Waukesha Engine. He had many friends who collected engines, especially the brothers who collected John Deere and fixed them up, they did many shows over the years, I believe they were the Lund Family.

Lloyd had trouble walking and was very sick leading up to the show, but determined to go, this year, he passed away July 28 after suffering a heart attack. He was 76 years old. He so enjoyed watching from our home a mini farm (on Hwy 28) as the old tractors came and went from your show. If he had ever been able he would have wanted to volunteer, he did miracles with metal at work and also loved to work in wood.

I wish you and all your elves keep up the good work it is enjoyable to see you using the grounds for other things, rather than once a year, but I used to do volunteer work and know how hard it is to get others as motivated as you. Thanks again for all the enjoyment you brought into my husband’s and my life.

Crystal Schaefer, Horicon

 

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Board Meeting March 12, show grounds
  • Board Meeting April 9, show grounds
  • Horicon Living History Days May 12 – 14
  • Ponderosa Ride May 14
  • Board Meeting May 21
  • Pot Luck Picnic May 21 1:00pm
  • Fly-in Breakfast Juneau June 4
  • Board Meeting June 4 Noon at Juneau Airport
  • Dairy Brunch June 4 at Russell Warmka Farm
  • Brat Fry June 17 at Ballwegs in Beaver Dam
  • Dairy Brunch June 24 at Green Lake
  • Board Meeting July 9
  • Girl scout Week at DCAPC Show Grounds July 23 – 28
  • Board Meeting / Show meeting July 30, worker sign-up

Standing Committees

• Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

• News Letter – Co-chairs Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536 & Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• 2017 Feature Ford Tractors& Machinery (needs chair) & Blacksmithing – Chair Russ Sponem 920)728-1378

• 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 – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894

• Jam’N Juneau (Augustfest) – Cochairs Jim Zahn (920) 650-1960 and Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536

• Plow Days Needs a Chair

• The Toy Show – Co-chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376

• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

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