November 2014 Newsletter

2014 Tractor Tour

2014 Tractor Tour
21 tractors/drivers drove 42 miles, stopping at a restored Sinclair gas station and Classic Boat and Car Museum, both in Cassopolis.


Saturday, November 15, 7 pm – Regular monthly meeting followed by the annual fall bake sale. Don’t forget to bring your baked goods and/or craft items.

Saturday, December 6, 6:30 pm – Annual Holiday Potluck Supper.
Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. Drinks and rolls will be furnished by the Club. There will be a White Elephant gift exchange for those who wish to participate. Bring a gift marked ‘man’ or ‘woman’. If you are bringing a child, bring a gift with their name on it.

Sunday, January 18 2015, 2:30 pm – Next meeting.

Next year’s featured tractor is John Deere.

2014 Tractor Tour

2014 Tractor Tour


We would like to congratulate the Club on our tractor display at the Fair. The committee and other helpers, who worked in the rain and spent hours setting up, played a big part, and we couldn’t pull it off without those who brought their tractors for display and food to share, as well as donations to defray the costs.

We have had positive comments from visitors and members. THANK YOU!


Membership dues for 2015 can be paid at meetings or by mail. Club dues are $8 for adults (18 or older) and $1 for children. Membership is by calendar year. Members who have not renewed by April 1st will no longer receive newsletters.

Mail renewals to:
Susie Hensell, Membership Secretary
18876 Centreville-Constantine Road
Constantine, MI 49042


John Deere 4-16″ trip bottom pull type plow with hydraulic lift and good bottoms – $500

International H or M 11×38″ rear rem, good condition – $100

Please contact Gary Zielke at 269.506.6936.


July 2014 Newsletter


Saturday, July 19, 7pm – Regular monthly meeting at the Lions Club in Three Rivers, MI. The main topic of discussion will be our Show.

Saturday, July 26, 9 am – Work day at the Jones Showgrounds. All help is appreciated. There will be a potluck around 12 pm. Please bring a dish to pass. A club meeting will be held after lunch.

Sunday, July 27 – Work day at the Showgrounds, if needed. Please call Steve Ammer (269-651-8478) or Susie Hensell (269-435-7206) before you leave home.

Thursday, July 31 – SJVOEA Tractor Tour. The tour will leave the Showgrounds no later than 7:45 am in order to arrive at the restored service station in Cassopolis by 9:30 am. The museum operator will open the station for us.

Registrations will be taken between 7-8:00 PM on Wednesday the 30th, and 7:7:30 am on Thursday the 31st. We encourage you to obtain and fill out the forms in advance. Duane Hollister will have forms available at the July 19th meeting, or call Duane at 269-683-9537, or email to request electronic forms.

Please be on time. There will be a drivers’ meeting at 7:30 am on the 31st, and a follow-up upon return. For more information, please contact Duane Hollister.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, August 1-3 – 54th Annual Show at Boothill Ranch, in Jones, MI. This year we’ll be honoring Minneapolis Moline.

Help is needed to oversee parking at the show! Contact any club officer to volunteer. Please also confirm that you have a yellow membership card for up-to-date dues. Sign up for the St. Joe County Fair exhibit will be available at the registration booth during the Show. Deadline for sign-up is September 1st.

Saturday, August 16, 7 pm – Regular monthly meeting at the Lions Club in Three Rivers, MI.

September – no monthly meeting

Sunday-Saturday, September 14-20 – We will have a display of tractors, engines, and miscellaneous antique equipment at the St. Joe County Grange Fair in Centreville, MI. See the Fair Rules and Regulations if you’re interested.

Saturday, October 18, 7 pm – Regular monthly meeting and Annual Election of Officers at the Lions Club in Three Rivers, MI. Show your support!


If you’re interested in serving on the Election Committee or would like to be on the Board, please call Steve Ammer.

The Club is making up a Color Guard to raise and lower the American Flag at the Show. If you’re interested, please see a Club officer.

Click for Annual Show Rules and Regulations.

2014 Membership Dues

Membership dues for 2014 can be paid in person at a meeting or by mail. Dues are $8 for adults and $1 for youth 17 and under. Your dues support club activities and earn free show and swap meet entry (must present membership card).

Susie Hensell
Membership Secretary
18876 Centreville-Constantine Road
Constantine, MI 49042