Winter 2014 Newsletter

From the Seat of the President

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

Greetings and Happy New Year everyone!

A new year is now upon us. Wow, last year went fast. Just think, seven more months and it will be show time again. No need for cabin fever, think spring. So maybe think about warming up those engines, or shining up the tin. I know you do not want any cobwebs or dust on them.

I am pleased to announce the winners of our raffles that were held during the banquet that was back in October. This year we had four prizes. The winning recipients were drawn as follows. Fourth prize of a 1/16th scale Co-op farm toy tractor is Deanna Chadwick. Third prize is another 1/16th scale Co-op farm toy tractor to Wyatt Breselow. Second prize of the Cockshutt pedal tractor went to Richard Hupf, and first prize, the golf cart painted up in the Cockshutt scheme went to Margie Kline. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and for supporting our club.

There has been some complaining about the newsletters not getting to you in a timely manner, and also some members are not receiving the newsletters. This was discussed at the annual membership meeting, which was held last November. We have now set due dates for everyone to get their reports or information to Michelle Zahn by the 15th of each month before the newsletter is sent out (January, April, July and September). Please send your committee reports, photos (in jpeg format) information, buy/sell ads, etc., to Michelle Zahn at thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net or W6378 State Road 26, Juneau, WI 53039. Also, we need your help. If you know of any members who are not receiving their newsletters please contact Sue Bintzler at (920)979-0536.

We are in the process of updating our membership list. If you know of anyone who has moved, please let us know. This is every member’s responsibility. Printed copies of the updated membership list will be available upon request once updates are complete.

During our annual membership meeting, nominations were held for the board of directors. Up for re-election to the board of directors this year, were Bill Madison, Jim Zahn, and myself, Dale Schwantes with each of us having accepted nominations. Also accepting nominations were Sandy Frank, Matt Feucht, Dick Kraemer and Harlow Stork. The winning board members this year are Dale Schwantes and newly elected Sandy Frank and Dick Kraemer. Thank you to Harlow Stork and Matt Fuecht for running for the board and also thank you to Jim Zahn and Bill Madison for their many years of dedication and service to the board of directors.

After the annual meeting, elections were held for the officers. Sandy Frank is newly elected as Treasurer, taking over for Jim Richardson, and Dick Kraemer is newly elected as Vice President taking over for Jim Zahn. Sue Bintzler remains as Secretary, and Dale Schwantes remains as President.

The toy show was a huge success again this year with many new vendors in attendance. The Waupun FFA and alumni served food and helped with the set up/take down of the tables and chairs. We had very good attendance of spectators. Many thanks go out to everyone who contributed their time and effort in making this event a success, and to Sue Bintzler and Les McCullough for co-chairing this event.

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