We’re excited to announce a new feature coming to this year’s annual show. An artist will be creating sculptures from donated tractor parts, which will then be auctioned. Be part of the art-making process, donate parts!
Saturday, April 16th, 7 pm
Saturday, May 21st, 7 pm
Saturday, June 18th, 7 pm
This year will be our 56th annual show. We’ll be featuring Ford and Fordson.
SWAP MEET WORK DAYS
Work days for the Swap Meet will be April 30th and May 1st (if needed). Bring a dish to pass for a potluck dinner.
SWAP MEET, MAY 6TH & 7TH
The 32nd annual Michiana Antique Engine & Tractor Swap Meet will be held at Boothill Ranch in Jones, MI.
SWAP MEET FOOD SHOP WORKERS NEEDED DESPERATELY
Whatever amount of time you can commit would be wonderful. If we don’t get helpers, we won’t be able to keep it open. It’s a valuable source of income for the club. Please call Dolores Stemen at 269.651.3919 if you have questions or would like to volunteer.
1937 Allis Chalmers WC Unstyled. Tractor is restored and running. $1,500 OBO. Call 269.435.8008.
Note: Sturgis, White Pigeon, and Centreville have major changes. Others subject to possible change.
June 16th – Three Rivers Water Carnival
Line up at 6 pm, step off at 7 pm. Our club meets at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Arnold St.
June 24th – Sturgis
Friday night line up at 7:45 pm, step off at 9:15 pm. An electronic parade: decorate in lights. Not sure about trailer parking at this time.
July 4th – Constantine
Line up at 10:30 am, step off at 11 am.
July 4th – Colon
Line up at 10 am, step off at 11 am. Meet at the high school parking lot.
July 4th – Schoolcraft
Line up at 10 am, step off at 11 am.
July 15th – White Pigeon
Line up at 5:30 pm near the water tower behind Wagner’s grocery store. This is the only year for this location.
July – Centreville Covered Bridge Days
Date not set yet (White Pigeon changed to the date they usually have it).
August 20th – Mendon Riverfest
Line up at 11 am, step off at noon. Meet at corner of Burr and State streets.
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 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.
1937 Allis Chalmers WC unstyled. Tractor is restored and running. $1,500 OBO. Call 269-435-8008.
Our 2016 calendar is now available online.
“I haven’t failed – I just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” – Thomas Edison
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 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!
July 17-19th, 2015
Scotts Mill Park
8451 S. 35th Street, Scotts, MI 49088
SJVOEA club members are invited to bring tractors for one or all three days. For details, visit www.sotpea.org.
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Bob Smalley will be auctioning his tractor and antique collection, including pedal tractors and toys. For more information, visit the Brian Hasty auction website.
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Show Directories are for sale for $12. They will be available at meetings and the Swap Meet.
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).
18876 Centreville-Constantine Road
Constantine, MI 49042