January 2016 Newsletter

Weather Alerts
As Steve announced in December, our meetings will be cancelled if on that day the state or county roads are closed due to weather conditions. The officers have the option to cancel a meeting due to bad weather even if roads aren’t officially closed. Watch our Facebook page for updates.

Dues
Dues are $1 for children 17 and under and $8 for all others. We operate on a calendar year basis for dues. Dues can be paid by mail. Make checks payable to St. Joe Valley Old Engine Assoc. and mail to Judy Holllister, 3220 Detroit Road, Niles, MI 49120. If we haven’t received your dues for 2016 by April 1st, you will not receive future print newsletters. You must be a paid up member to vote.

For Sale
1937 Allis Chalmers WC unstyled. Tractor is restored and running. $1,500 OBO. Call 269-435-8008.

2016 Calendar
Our 2016 calendar is now available online.

2015 Financial Report

“I haven’t failed – I just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Judy Hollister
Membership Secretary

St. Joe County Grange Fair 2015

October 2015 Newsletter

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St. Joe County Grange Fair // Sept 2015

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St. Joe County Grange Fair // Sept 2015

Important Upcoming Dates
Meetings will be held at the Three Rivers Lions’ Club.

  • Saturday, Oct. 17th, 7 pm // Regular monthly meeting and annual election of officers.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21st, 7 pm // Regular monthly meeting, followed by the annual fall bake sale. Bring your baked goods and craft items!
  • Saturday, Dec. 5th, 6:30 pm // Annual holiday party and potluck supper. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. Drinks and rolls will be provided by the Club.¬†White elephant gift exchange: if you’d like to participate, bring a gift labeled ‘man’ or ‘woman.’ If you’re bringing a child, please bring a gift with their name on it.
  • Sunday, Jan. 17th, 2:30 pm // Regular monthly meeting.

St. Joe County Grange Fair
We would like to congratulate the Club on our tractor display at the Fair. The weather was great and the tractor exhibit topped 100! On Saturday, the tractors were officially escorted during a parade around the fair grounds. It was well attended. We have had positive comments from visitors and members. Thank you!

56th Annual Show, Aug. 2016 // Next year’s featured tractor will be Ford & Fordson.

Membership Dues
Membership dues for 2016 can be paid at the meetings or by mail. Club dues are $8 for adults (18+ years of age) and $1 for children. Membership is by calendar year (Jan-Dec 2016). Renew your membership by April to continue to receive paper newsletters.

Congratulations! // Gene and Yvonne Greenman will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary this month! We wish you much joy, friendship, and happiness!

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new members and welcome back our returning members. We’re glad to have you with us!

Hope to see you at the meetings and holiday party!
Susie Hensell
Membership Secretary

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.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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

ST. JOE COUNTY GRANGE FAIR

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

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

FOR SALE

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

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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 sjvoeajudyh@gmail.com 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!

REMINDERS

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