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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The first step is to rebuild the Continental engine.001

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

schoolhouse toys 218

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:

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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

 

 

 


Fall News Letter

From the Seat of the President

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

Hello everyone,

Can you believe it? The show has come and gone once again. It seems that all the time and effort that is spent in preparing for the show is gone within an instant. That is ok. I believe the best thing that we should do now is step back, reflect on the issues that you saw, and ponder on how those issues can be corrected.

Now is the best time to resolve any issues while they are still fresh in our minds. All team leaders need to address any of the difficulties that they may have accrued, or suggest any ideas to make their area or job much easier. I am all for easier and less work. It is very simple. Make your corrections, bring your ideas to the board members, or to someone who can help you, and get them ok`d. Remember, we are all in this together, and we are pulling for you. Let’s work together and help each other. The more we help each other the easier our jobs will be.

Our ultimate goal should be for everyone to work their positions for a minimum of just two hours. That way everyone would have the opportunity to enjoy the show. I know that there are many of you who would greatly appreciate that. And if you want to do more, that is certainly appreciated as well. I know many of you have given mega hours of your time, and your effort has not gone unnoticed. I have noticed several others that I have not met before, filling in some places that were in need of assistance. As for the show, it seemed to be a great success. The numbers have not all been tallied and brought forth yet, but judging from the number of spectators for Friday and Saturday, attendance was extremely good. The weathermen appeared to be against us on Sunday, but then again, there were many functions being held at that time making it more difficult to bring in the crowds. Most people I had the chance to talk with were quite pleased with the whole show, and some did not realize that we served breakfast each day! Also, I would like to thank all those ladies for baking so many pies. We asked, and you supplied. This makes me realize how easy it is sometimes to overlook a few important things, and this, obviously is an important thing! We seem to be growing, and we may not realize it.
Our post show meeting was held on the following Sunday afternoon after the show. There was a very good turn out from the membership, and by the time we got through the complaints and compliments, we had quite a lengthy list. They were well received, good or bad, but we do have some much needed input from you as well. Many of these issues will be brought up to the membership at the next annual meeting.

The next fun event was the tractor ride to the Farm Tech Days Show. Some of our members in conjunction with the Ixonia club, hosted this ride. This event had been in the making for approximately two years. Many hours and meetings have taken place, and I want to thank those involved, like Jim Zahn, Dick Kraemer, Harvey Zeimer, Tom Triplet, and Curt Pernat.

Members of the Ixonia club included Aaron Gettleman, Red Walters, and Gary Skalitsky and others.
The workers’ party will be held on September 13th, followed by the banquet on October 4th. Please get your forms in early so you do not miss out on it. This is always a good time, and so is the workers party. Be sure to invite those who worked so hard next to you, or have done some things that were needed, or even donated their time. Team leaders, this is part of your responsibility. I believe that we all deserve this. You all have given your best, so sit back and enjoy the food and camaraderie. This year the main course will be catered in and by all means, desserts and the extra “fixings” are very much welcomed.

There is still time to purchase your raffle tickets and several shows left to take the raffle tractor to. Talk with Marion Reissetter at (920) 210-8908 or Harvey Ziemer at (920) 206-1262 for the list of shows that are scheduled, and where you would like to take it for display. They will be happy to help you. You only have until Oct. 4th when the drawing will be held at the banquet. The Dairy Display team still has a meat raffle as well. They have a small freezer with plenty of meat to fill it. Those tickets are $5.00 each. You only have until Nov. 1st when their drawing will take place at 4:00.

Be sure to fill out the form for the banquet on Oct. 4th. A pallet 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.

Attached to this newsletter is a list of sponsors who have helped us in some way. 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. If my memory serves me correctly, we did not have many or any sponsors until the last few years. They are important, and an asset to us. They need to be recognized, and more importantly, thanked.

Shine up those moldboards, we have a plow day planned. Sunday, October 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Tylor Schwartz farm. Located at N6474 North Grove Rd. Juneau, approximately 30 acres in need of some good old iron to turn some dirt over. You may contact Tylor Schwartz at (920) 988-3281 or Jim Zahn at (920) 650-1960, to get ahead of the plan.

Some other events to take notice of are the Old Time Gathering at the fair grounds. One or two people haulers will be there and so will the raffles. Your help and support is always welcomed. Sorghum Fest at Fall River may be the same day this year. I am not sure, but I know that the kiddie train is always a big hit there. The toy show will be coming in Dec. at the Waupun Rock River Intermediate School. We are looking for a team leader to take over for Sue Bintzler. Sue has the contacts and the list of what the needs are. If you are willing to be a team leader, please contact Sue at (920) 979-0536 and discuss this matter with her. Please get involved and show your support for the club. You may be surprised how fun some things can be.
The annual meeting will be held on Nov. 1st. Elections for board members will be held, and up for elections this year are Marion Reisetter, Jim Richardson, and Roger Beal. 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.

There are still plenty of projects waiting to be completed. Come on out to the grounds on your off time, in between the shows, to finish anything that has already been started, or to take care of any items that need to be repaired. Jim Richardson has a list of those projects, and you can contact him at (920) 319-1773. He will be glad to assist you to get started or get what you need to start with. Remember, you do not need to be at the grounds on Wednesdays. You can go there at your convenience. You are beneficial to the club for your support and dedication. I know that I can not thank you enough for your time and dedication. To everyone who helped to make this show a success, and to all those behind the scenes, and for those going the distance, you really do make this club the success that it is. Thank You


Respectfully Submitted,
Dale Schwantes,
Club President


From the Secretary

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

Greetings to all,

Well, another year is behind us. Where does the time go! We had a wonderful show this year. The weather was good all three days, the people came by the carloads, and the workers and helpers were amazing. Sue and I started
our week on Monday before the show. We de-winterized everything and started cleaning. Tuesday started our weeklong deliveries. We cleaned, made tremendous meals for the workers all week, and got prepared for the three-day show. There are lots of things that need to get done behind the scenes that the average show goer doesn’t realize has to happen to make the show happen. We were a little traumatized this year when we received news that we were not receiving any help from the Burke center and very little help from the Huber center. No one can understand what significant help these individuals give us. We want to thank them for years past and hope to have them return in years to come. So because of this, Sue and I had a little more stress put on us but due to one of our members (Jen Welch), the stress was soon relieved a little. She called in some favors from friends of hers and we started to get help in from all over. We also would like to say thank you to JoAnn Muegge and all the ladies who volunteered to help Sue and me during the week in the Kitchen to relieve some of the workload and stress. I want to send out a very special thank you out to a very special man that helped us. He has been waiting for a heart for 4 years and literally is wearing his heart on his back. THANK YOU DALE OESTREICH! I also would like to thank the Yerges and Schroedl family. They do an awesome job on our bathrooms and that goes hand in hand with the food stand. HA HA! THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE! Sue and I had a nice turn out this year for help. Without everyone’s help before, during and after the show, Sue and I could not do this and make the food stand a great success. I also want to thank Stuart and Beth Mueller and Jeff Peters and family. The help these people have given us is more than a thank you can cover. Sue and I are gratefully appreciative of everything you do. For those of you who had a chance to have a fish dinner or chicken dinner, you would have had a chance to taste the homemade potato salad and if you didn’t, you missed out on some very delicious salad. Thank you to Brenda (Jeff Peters Sister and Al Peters daughter) for making it. If you see her, please let her know how great it was. So as you can see, it takes a lot of people to make a successful show and Sue and I only have a little part of it. Again, thank you ONE AND ALL for all your help whether it was cleaning, making desserts, cutting fish, making salads, grilling, frying, serving, numbering tickets/clothes, cashiering, inventorying, washing dishes, folding clothes, or helping Sue and me in anyway possible. We appreciate every little thing that you do to help and we hope to see you again next year! Have a great summer and remember; there are lots of people in this state who are waiting for organs. PLEASE consider donating your organs and talk to your families about doing the same. Lots of people’s lives depend on donor organs.

One last note; I want to thank Sue’s husband and my significant other (Dale and Tom). Without their patience and understanding, Sue and I would not be able to do what we do. Thank you, guys! You are amazing. That also goes for all the significant others out there. Thank you for letting DCAPC borrow them for a week. It is greatly appreciated! With all this said, I hope to see everyone at the appreciation dinner. THANK YOU!

Sue Bintzler, Secretary, DCACP
bintzler@gmail.com, (920)979-0536
W6032 State Rd 33
Juneau, WI 53039


From the Treasurer

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

Well, we have survived another year. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I know I did though I missed seeing all the people while cashiering at the kitchen. Thank you to Carolyn Dehler for replacing me at my old job. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have in the past. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to Cyndi Pieper and Jim Richardson for helping me in my new job. I could not have done it without your invaluable expertise. Not all of the bills have come in yet but it is looking like we may have had one of our better years. We grossed almost $76,000.00. It will take a few months before we will know exactly how we did though. Thank you to every one of you for all your hard work. It is because of you that we were able to have a successful show. The worker party will be on Sunday, September 13th at 1:00 at the show grounds. Anyone and everyone who helped at the show or at any time during the year is invited to join us for a delicious meal and fabulous companionship. Hope to see you there!
Sandy Frank, DCAPC Treasurer


From the Board

We had a good turnout at the show. The after-show meeting was well attended and people had many new ideas. Hopefully the people with the good ideas step forward to apply those ideas. There were a lot of complaints by people who are just there for the show times. We have 500 plus members and I would like to see more participation for 2016.

We also need a system for tickets handed out next year. We need qualified people at the gate. No Gate should EVER be closed. Camping went well; of course it should have for only $10.00. We need security on the grounds at all times.
With that said, I look forward to 2016.
Jim Breselow


DCAPC BANQUET

OCTOBER 4 TH, 2015
4:00 P.M. SOCIAL HOUR—
5:00 P.M. MEAL IS SERVED
PLACE: JUNEAU COMMUNITY CENTER
(Directions – TAKE HWY 26 INTO JUNEAU (COMING FROM THE SOUTH,
GO STRAIGHT BY KWIK TRIP, ABOUT TWO BLOCKS FOLLOW THE SIGN
THAT SAYS COMMUNITY CENTER TO THE RIGHT.
COMING FROM THE NORTH ON 26, TURN LEFT AT THE KWIK
TRIP AND FOLLOW SIGN THAT SAYS COMMUNITY CENTER TO YOUR
RIGHT. GO ALL THE WAY TO ALMOST THE END OF THE STREET AND
THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE ON YOUR RIGHT. PARKING IN THE
BACK. Its right next to the park)
MENU: Breaded chicken in sauce, pork loin in apple chutney, baby red
And yukon gold buttered potatoes, corn, rolls, salad, raw veggies, and dessert
PRICE: $16.00/Person tax and tip included
(kids 5 – 10 $9.00) 4 and under free
_____________________________________________________
PLEASE RETURN BOTTOM PORTION OF THIS PAGE WITH
YOUR PAYMENT BY SEPT. 27TH SO I CAN GET ACCURATE
NUMBERS TO THE RESTAURANT IN A TIMELY MANNER.
Checks can be made out to – DCAPC
Name:_______________________________________________________
Number Attending _____________________________
Return to: Sandy Frank
W9044 Spruce Rd
Beaver Dam, WI 53916


SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2016
Photography & Lamps
Antique Cameras, Photographs,
Darkroom equipment, Films
Antique Lamps, (electric, gas, and oil)
Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We will have scheduled lamp wiring demonstrations and we will make pin-hole cameras throughout the weekend. If you have or know of someone who has antique cameras, photographs, lamps, etc. please have them get in touch with Michelle Zahn at thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net or (920) 386-2565. Do you have a collection of jewelry, clothing or books that feature photography or lamps? Anything goes!

Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s committee


Old Fashioned Baked Beans
baked in one day!

2 lbs yellow-eyed red beans 2 medium onions, chopped
2T bacon grease 1/2 cup black strap molasses
3 large, meaty tomatoes, cut up 1 tsp. baking soda
1lb bacon, crisply fried 1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. salt< 13 cups water, divided

Heat oven to 350° F. In ovenproof (cast iron) Dutch oven heat 10 cups of water, the beans, 1 tsp. baking soda and 2 T. bacon grease to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except for tomatoes. Cover and bake for 4 hours, stirring at least once per hour. Add up to 3 cups more water as needed. Add tomatoes. Bake another 2 1/2 hours uncovered, again adding water as needed.
Michelle Zahn

The DCAPC Cook Book is available in the Schoolhouse each year at the Show for just
$3 or call Michelle to get your copy! Would you like to share your recipe here? Send to
Michelle Zahn, W6378 State Road 26 Juneau, WI 53039 or email to
thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net


BARN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

wiota-barn-1024x768_Cropped With August right around the corner, and the foundation of the barn nearly complete, the Barn Committee stepped it up to get a few last minute details done before the Show began. E.L.B from Waupun finished pouring the barn floor the week before the show. The area around the barn was graded, and just in time to catch some of Mother Nature’s rain, grass was seeded. Daryl Wuenne donated his time and some of the windows, finishing up installing as exhibitors were checking in for the weekend. A power-point was created, acknowledging the good folks who have donated and helped with the project along the way. Photos of the barn before it was taken down, as well as photos showing progress made, were in the presentation as well. The power-point ran continuously during the show and was located in the wall inset of the dining area. Hopefully, you all got a chance to see it. We will be adding pictures as we go along. We are optimistic there will be many more generous donors to acknowledge at next year’s show!

The Barn Committee elected to put up a tent near the barn site and
staff it during the show. Besides answering questions regarding the barn, we were able to take donations and promote our project. Many people were curious and stopped by. We were quite delighted to find so many people as excited about the barn as we are!

The next phase of the barn project involves getting the floor in on the upper level. The committee has received several calls from local folks wishing to donate usable sections of their vacated barns. We should be able to secure some of the needed timbers for the floor from these contributions. If, by chance, you stopped in at the sawmill during the show, you may have seen some huge logs
being cut down into workable sizes for use in the stalls and stanchions. A great conversation piece to share!

The committee recognizes the importance of fund-raising in order
for the project to keep moving forward. We are currently selling tickets for an upcoming raffle. Tickets are available from any Barn Committee member. The drawing will be held on Sunday, November 1st, at Rock River Tap in Horicon at 4:00 p.m. Along with the grand prize of a chest freezer and certificates for meat from many area meat markets and grocery stores, the raffle includes a
John Deere 4020 peddle tractor from Ballweg Implement. Additionally, there are various gift cards/cash from area businesses. If you are not busy on November 1st, please join us at Rock River Tap. There will be great prizes awarded hourly just for being there and enjoying the afternoon with us!

If you have any questions regarding the raffle, or are inclined to make any size donation, please contact Bill Madison at: 920-319-2105.
Barnfully submitted by Diane Schacht, Dairy Display Committee


Economy / Power king News

MORE THAN A TRACTOR REUNION,
IT’S A FAMILY REUNION
by Cheryl & Dan Boehmke

Every August, ancient, mighty and monstrous machines chug to life at the annual Dodge County Antique Power Show in Burnett Corners Wisconsin. We witness the gigantic and powerful engines of old – steam engines, antique tractors and gas engines – plowing, threshing, powering sawmills. Some “battle for best” in antique tractor pulls; there is a flea market and craft show, farm toy collection, pedal pull, school house display and great food.

For 47 years this Dodge County Wisconsin Show has attracted antique
tractors and each has its own story. Some tractors have big names and a long history; this story is about a little tractor with a huge following. It’s also about the Economy/Power King Reunion at the Show. This reunion is about more than tractors, it’s more like a family reunion.

James E. Turner Sr started his career in 1929 at Allis Chalmers and soon went to work at Pioneer Manufacturing in West Allis WI. It was a company owned by Harry Welbourne. They made portable milking machines and 2 wheeled walk behind tractors. While there Jim met and married his life partner Dorothy Welbourne, daughter of the owner. Jim left Pioneer to design and manufacture a 4 wheel tractor but was interrupted by WW II. He went into the service and Dorothy saved their money so that when the war was over they could start their own company.

Almost 70 years ago, in 1946, James E. Turner Sr. and his partner
Dorothy Welbourne Turner started Engineering Products Company to build garden tractors. And so it began with the belief that they should “Give the customers a lot for their money”. The first tractor was called an Economy and it was a chain steer. The first employee hired at Engineering Products was Marion Hazelberg, a veteran. Jim was proud to hire veterans. People hired often worked most of their careers at this little company. Their children worked
there too.

In the first model year, 23 tractors were built and in the highest production year of 1979 4,438 tractors were built. During the years between 1946 and 1996 there were many models with names like Economy, Power King, Power Queen, Country Squire, Farm King and Jim Dandy. Some 66,000 tractors were built in those 50 years, not many by big company standards. You would think it was more, based on continuing interest.

In 1972, after his father passed away James E. Turner Jr. became only the second President of Engineering Products. Consistent with the family tradition Jim Jr.’s wife Jean McWhorter Turner also worked in the company. With company growth there were many physical moves from the start in Milwaukee where they spilled over onto the sidewalk to build tractors to several locations in Waukesha. In the 1980s Jim Turner Jr. built a huge building on the west side of Waukesha, but its purpose was still to build this small and mighty garden tractor.

During its history, tractors were sold factory direct, through dealers and then through manufacturer representatives. In the mid-1970s employee Dan Boehmke located the first tractor ever built. It was still owned by the man who bought it in 1946. Thus #1 was bought back and restored to use in promotions. At dealer meetings and lawn and garden expositions it was fun to get your picture taken on #1. Many stories are shared about the tractors that are not just for show and fun, but are working every day. It speaks volumes about loyalty and the reliability of this mighty garden tractor.

John Welbourne Jean Turner  Pete Welbourne  at Reunion    2015

The Economy/ Power King Reunion is held at the Dodge County Show for two reasons. First, in 1990 the Turners sold Engineering Products and it became Power King Products Company, a Division of Support Services International and it moved to Beaver Dam WI. They built the tractors there until 1996 when the 50 year era ended. Next the puzzle of where #1 had gone persisted until 2008 when Dan Moss of Watertown WI found it and bought it. He showed it at The Dodge County Antique Power Show that year and the Economy/Power King Reunion idea was spawned. The first Economy/ Power King Reunion was in 2009 and it has been growing every year.

Today there are almost 4,000 people on a Yahoo internet group that
share pictures, information and stories about their beloved Economy/Power King tractors. Many come to the annual Economy/ Power King Reunion at the Dodge County Show and bring their restored or natural looking tractors and visit with others. We see Turners, Welbournes, Hazelbergs, former employees, vendors, pick up and, delivery drivers, former owners, new owners and we learn something from each other every year. Sometimes we are able to display #1 so people can get their picture taken with it just like in the old days.

Our Reunion is a great experience and now the Dodge County Antique
Power Club allows us to use a building that we call the Economy/Power King World Headquarters. We hope to continue the tradition for a long time.

Dan Boehmke and Dan Moss with 1

Dan Boehmke and Dan Moss with 1


DCAPC History

 


by Jim Richardson

Dodge County Antique Power Club, Inc.
Articles of Incorporation

(As amended 14th of November, 1982)

Executed by the undersigned for the purpose of forming a Wisconsin corporation under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin statutes, WITHOUT STOCK AND NOT FOR PROFIT.

Article 1. The name of the corporation is Dodge County Antique And Power Show, Inc.

Article 2. The period of existence shall be perpetual.

Article 3. The purposes shall be (Amended November 14, 1982)This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable educational and scientific purposes, including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). And to further establish an organization of people interested in antique and historical engines, machines, vehicles, and tools, to provide the means of exchanging knowledge relating to their purpose and operation, to promote the collection of documents pertaining to their origin and history to arouse and encourage maximum interest in the events concerning their contribution to society. To take option, lease, or otherwise acquire any lands, buildings, easements, or property, real or personal, or to borrow money deemed necessary to fulfill the purpose of the corporation for which security will be given.

Article 4. Location of the principal office shall be in the city of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI.

Article 5. Name of the initial registered agent Jack G. Rhodes.

Article 6. Address of the initial registered agent 723 Lake Shore Drive, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

Article 7. The number of directors may be fixed by by-law but shall be not less than three.

Article 8. The number of directors constituting the initial board shall be 7.

Article 9. Names and addresses of the initial directors:

Jack G. Rhodes 723 Lakeshore Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Oscar Frank 116 Center Street Fox Lake, WI 53933
Wilbur Lanzendorf 508 North Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Lee Wanie 212 Lake Street Horicon, WI 53032
Robert Frank R.R.#1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Carl W. Messer R.R.#1 Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Donald Frank R.R.#1 Fox Lake, WI 53933

Article 10. (Membership Provisions) The members of this corporation shall consist of the persons hereinafter named as incorporators. New members shall be admitted upon payment of dues and compliance with requirements of membership set forth in the by-laws.

Article 11. (Other provisions)(Added June 6, 1982)
(1) No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officer, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered.

(2) No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

(3) In the event of dissolution, any remaining assets shall be distributed to organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Article 12. These articles may be amended in the manner authorized by law at the time of amendment.

Article 13. The name and address of incorporator (or incorporators) are:

Wilbur Lanzendorf 508 North Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Jack G. Rhodes 723 Lakeshore Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Robert Frank R. R. #1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Donald Frank R. R. #1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Executed in duplicate on the 12th day of August A.D. 1969 (also see amendment dates).


Photo Gallery

Oil Pull
Three Advance Rumley tractors we hope to see at our show next year, owned by Aaron Schmidt.
parade
Harlow Stork drives his Allis Chalmers WD pulling an Allis Chalmers Roto Baler behind Sara Brown who is driving her father’s (Jim Zahn) Farmall M pulling an IHC 75P chopper. The event took place on Sunday, August 23, when a group of tractor enthusiasts joined the ride/drive from Burnett, WI to Sun Prairie to celebrate Farm Technology Days 2015.

Summer 2015 Newsletter

From the Seat of the President

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

Hello everyone,

Summer is just around the corner and things are starting to heat up at the grounds. Maybe the weather will heat up soon too. It’s been a bit of a cold one lately. With most of the gardens and crops being planted, Mother Nature is still taking charge. Sooner or later things will warm up. The schoolhouse will be getting a concreted basement floor soon. Dirt will be dug away from the window wells to allow the cement trucks to run their shoots down to pour into the basement. A crock has been dug in for the sump pump and an electric supply has been installed to the power box for the existing electrical wires. Moving the dirt back and landscaping will need to be done afterwards. This should be done in time for the show. The basement can be used for storage.

The Economy building is in place on the concrete slab. The building has been squared up and the garage door is installed. The siding is removed and waiting for paint. We are hoping the Economy group will be able to do the painting. The front overhang still needs to be installed and the Wednesday crew is running out of time to complete some of these tasks. The Dairy Display team has been working hard on their project. They are promoting the barn by means of funding. They have assembled a raffle consisting of a chest freezer and meat from several local businesses and they have numerous other prizes. They have the project area staked as to where the barn will be located and they have hopes for ground breaking very soon. It is very important to preserve these buildings and the history of the equipment that was installed in the structures. As the saying goes, they sure don`t build them like that anymore. And they don’t. The pot luck lunch and general meeting went real well. First of all,the food was so delicious, and the deserts were out of this world. Many thanks and complements to all the cooks and chefs who prepared the fantastic food. The meeting was held to a relatively short amount of time. I found that some of the members were not receiving their newsletters. I sent a sheet of paper around the room to those to write their addresses or e-mails on so that we can correct them. Please help us keep this information up to date.

We do not want anyone to miss out on any news, functions or events. You can check with the office during show time, or contact any member, including board members, for any changes. This is every members responsibility. The feature raffle tractor has been completed and is starting to make the show circuit. Harvey Ziemer took it to Ixonia on Memorial Day weekend and sold tickets for it there. This is a start and we have a long summer with many shows to get to. We are in need of you to take the raffle tractor to other shows and events to sell tickets. Please contact Harvey Ziemer at (920)206-1262, or Marion Reisetter at (920)210-8908 for a show that you would like to take it to. The tractor is on a trailer and you can leave it on there. The table, chairs and tent are on the trailer too. This is not a difficult job. It just needs your time and effort. For the benefit of the club more people are needed to display and sell tickets for these raffles at other events. Show time is almost upon us and many projects are still in need of completion. Sue Schwantes, Lisa Wanie, Ruth and Sue Pieper are doing a tremendous job of weeding the gardens and planting flowers. Our flower beds are really looking great. John Deere has been mowing the lawns. Plans for landscaping by the schoolhouse will take place after the basement gets poured. Many improvements are being made. Take a little time to come out and see if you can find all of them.

We have received a huge response of complements from the membership and the Legionnaires for the flag ceremonies held each day at the show. By popular demand the Legionnaires will return for the beginning and ending of each day of the show. Please continue to show your support of these brave men and women by welcoming them to our show and going to the functions and events that they have.

It has been mentioned that we should be involving the youth more than we are. I believe you are right. Let’s find out what their interests are. My grandpa took me along to the shows when I was a kid and caught my attention. He showed me and explained things that have always stayed with me. I will bet that most of you can relate stories like that as well. It is not too late. We need to stop talking about this and start doing. Parents and Grandparents, bring your children and grandchildren to the show, or better yet, bring them beforehand so they can see even more.

Team leaders, now is a good time to start to get your areas ready. Take charge of your area. This is your part. Contact and get your help together to as yor concerns to the board. Do not wait for the board to do it. We cannot possibly know your needs without your help.

If you have not been to the grounds in a while, now is a good time to come out and join us. Things are looking a bit different lately. There are still several jobs that need to be completed. Jim Richardson has a list of projects. Come out to the grounds to do your own projects, or check to see what Jim has for you. You can contact Jim at (290)928-3460. There is plenty to do and you can do them at your convenience, just please consider helping out. The Wednesday crew cannot possibly do everything. As the summer goes by a lot of wonderful events are happening. Please enjoy them, and also find some time and dedication for the club. June Dairy Brunch is at the Tony Schumacher farm on Grant Rd. by Rubicon, from 9:00-1:00 on June 28th. Jam N Juneau is at the City Park on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. Your displays are always appreciated. The next general meeting is the show meeting on July 26th at 2:00 at the grounds. See you there.

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


Respectfully Submitted,
Dale Schwantes,
Club President


From the Secretary

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

Hey everyone,

Showtime is just around the bend! Once again we in the kitchen are looking for a little help from anyone who has an hour or two to spare on any of the three days of the show. Really! Just an hour or two in the kitchen where we have lots of fun serving up good food and drink. You could work at the counter where you get to meet some awesome (hungry) people, or you could wash a few dishes. Honest, we won’t keep you any longer than the hour or two you choose to sign up for, so let’s get that sign-up sheet filled up before the show begins. I’ll see you at the show meeting, Sunday, July 26 and I will have a schedule for you. No pressure! Just an hour or two. Help us out and have fun while doing it!

Sue Bintzler,
Secretary, DCACP


From the Treasurer

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

Greetings everyone,

Here it is July already. It is less than a month to the show. Where has the time gone? I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. I have been busy with painting signs for the club and setting up the advertising. We have added a third radio station to advertise with and Bill McCollum is signed up to do the Barn Show at our show on Friday once again.

The raffle tickets have been selling well. Thank you to the hard workers who have been taking the raffle tractor to other shows and selling tickets.

Sandy Frank,
Treasurer, DCACP


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Our board of Directors: Marion Reisetter, Sue Bintzler (secretary), Dale Schwantes (president),Jim Richardson,Sandy Frank (treasurer),Jim Breselow, Bill Bremer,Dick Kraemer (vice-president). Not Pictured, Roger Beal.


Shop Notes

by Jim Richardson

The 7th to 12th grade Girl Scouts from Dodge County Day Camp #23
met at the Club grounds on May 31 to assemble picnic tables for the Club.

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Scouts included Emily Schliesman, Emily Tenfel, and Kim Wiese. Adult leaders present were Donna VanCasler, Michelle Schliesman, and Jen Welch.
Club member Wayne Sodeman, and volunteer Linda Schmidt, assisted with
the project.


Tractor Ride:

DCAPC is sponsoring a tractor ride to Farm Technology Days 2015 on Sunday, August 23. There are two starting points; one at the DCAPC
grounds, the other at the Gerry Coughlin farm near Watertown. Tractors from both starting points will travel to Waterloo to meet at approximately
2:30 pm. They will then combine into one group and continue on the ride to arrive at the Statz farm, home of Farm Technology Days, at 4:00 pm.

Those who begin the ride at the DCAPC show grounds will start the line-up at 8:00 am with a leaving time of 10:00 am. They will travel to Astico Park for a ‘bring your own sack’ lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. (There will be room on the people hauler for your coolers.)

Those beginning in Watertown will start the line-up at 11:00 am with a departure time of 1:00 pm. They will then travel to Waterloo where they will meet up with the first group.

After lining up the tractors for display at Farm Technology Days from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, a bus will transport drivers to one of the three following locations:
The Gary Skalitzky farm for a 6:00 pm potluck supper, The Gerry Coughlin farm or The DCAPC show grounds. Trucks and trailers may remain parked at any of the starting points until they can be retrieved. The cost to participate in this event is $10 per person. (No extra riders will be permitted unless proper seating is provided.) There will be no extra fee for implements pulled by tractors for the ride. This $10 fee helps to cover the cost of insurance, but you must be a current member of the DCAPC to participate. You must also have a valid drivers license and you must drive your own tractor. If you are not currently a member of DCAPC, a one-year membership may be purchased for $5 or a lifetime membership for $25.
A people hauler will be provided for guests if so desired, at $10 per person. The fee to participate in the ride is separate from the $10 required to display your tractor at FTD. Although complimenting each other, the tractor ride and the heritage display are two separate activities. You may participate in one or the other or both. You must register for each event separately. If you choose to participate in the ride only your tractor must leave the Statz farm that same evening. If that is difficult for you other arrangements can be made. You may drive your tractor to the Skalitzky farm and stay for supper or you may be picked up by the bus and taken to one of the two starting points. If you choose to participate in both events, your tractor will remain at FTD after the ride.

If you choose to participate in the display only, you may bring your tractor to FTD on Sunday, Aug 23 or Monday, Aug 24. All display tractors must be removed from the FTD show grounds either Thursday evening, Aug 27 or Friday Aug 28.

Tentative Schedule for the day

• 8:00 am unload tractors at the grounds and line up (group I)
• 10:00 am leaving time
• 11:00 am unload tractors and line up at the Gerry Caughlin farm (group II)
• 12:30 pm group I arrives at Astico Park
• 1:00 pm group I leaves Astico Park
• 1:00 pm group II leaving time (leaving Caughlin farm)
• 2:30 pm arrive and meet in Waterloo
• 3:00 pm leave Waterloo
• 4:00 pm arrive at the Statz farm (Some continue on to the Skalitzky farm. Some line up for FTD)
• 5:00 pm bus leaves the Statz farm
• 5:15 pm bus drop off at the Skalitzky farm
• 5:30 pm bus leaves the Skalitzky farm
• 6:00 pm supper at the Skalitzky farm
• 6:30 pm bus drop off at the Caughlin farm
• 6:45 pm bus leaves Caughlin farm
• 7:15 pm bus drop off at the grounds

Questions? Call Jim Zahn @920-650-1960
We look forward to having you join us!

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

The Dairy Brunch was a grand success. Thank you to all who volunteered to help!

The Dairy Brunch was a grand success. Thank you to all who volunteered to help!


The breakfast area was filled to capacity.

The breakfast area was filled to capacity. 


The line of people waiting to eat wound around the farm yard.

The line of people waiting to eat wound around the farm yard.


The club train was a big hit.

The club train was a big hit.


Donated tractors ready to pull the people haulers.

Donated tractors ready to pull the people haulers.


Members selling tickets for the tractor raffle and the dairy display raffle.

Members selling tickets for the tractor raffle and the dairy display raffle.


 

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2015

 

Music

Antique Musical Instruments

Phonographs, Records, Music Scores

Clothing, Jewelry, anything that has music related features

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

If you have or know of someone who has antique music scores, instruments, victrolas and records, etc. please have them get in touch with Michelle Zahn at thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net or (920) 386-2565. Do you have a collection of jewelry, clothing or books that feature music? Anything goes!

by Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s committee

Apple Strudel

1/2 cup flour melted butter
1 tsp. salt apple slices
1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup warm water
raisins 1 egg, beaten
walnuts or hickory nuts

Mix flour, salt and egg, then add water: mix dough quickly. Knead on board, stretching to make elastic. Toss on floured board and cover with bowl. Set in warm place 2 hours or more.
Lay on floured cloth or table and stretch until very thin (almost transparent). Brush with melted butter. Spread with apple slices, raisins and nuts. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar or small marshmallows.
Lift one edge of cloth to roll and coil in a flat cake pan with approximately 1/2 inch thick milk. Bake at 375° about 1/2 hour. Watch closely: baste occasionaly with milk.

Bob Frank, Fox Lake, WI

Published in the DCAPC Cook Book available in the Schoolhouse each year at the Show for just $3 or call Michelle to get your copy! Would you like to share your recipe here?
Send to Michelle Zahn, W6378 State Road 26 Juneau, WI 53039 or email to thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net

 

Barn Committee Update:

 

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Foundation ready.

Foundation ready.


Approval from the Board to obtain a building permit has been accomplished. Groundbreaking took place at the site on June 3. Excavation was done June 6 through 8. Forms were set up for the foundation and concrete was poured for half of the lower barn floor during the week of June 6.

Mike Westimayer, a local resident, has donated a barn floor for our project, as the floor from the barn itself was not salvageable. Several other residents have expressed interest in making similar donations necessary to complete the project. Full-color pamphlets have been created explaining the project, as well as providing a donation form along with information on how to make a contribution. In the next few weeks we will be contacting local newspapers to promote our project to Dodge County and the surrounding areas.


Members of our committee have been active in the distribution of our promotional pamphlets at local events such as dairy breakfasts, tractor shows and the like. Hopefully donations will come in as needed. Plans for the barn-raising are in the works. Discussion amongst the committee members continues as floor plans for static displays are laid out. The next committee meeting will be held at the show grounds on Sunday, July 12. For more information please call Gary @ 920-296-6449.

by Diane Schacht, Dairy Display Committee