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 2019 Board of Directors

Vice President: Vern Scott

Secretary: Glen Lerch

Treasurer: Gayle Brondyke

President: Mark Scholten

1st year Director: John Wells

2nd year director: Michael Wolgamott

     3rd year director: Jim Stuart                                                                                                                                                       

Meeting Minutes




November 13, 2019

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: Gail Brondyke

Newsletter: Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the November 13, 2019, meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

Roll call was taken with 56 in attendance including Lance and Brennan Brower, new members.

We watched a touching video honoring our nation’s veterans. Then we honored ten veterans who were present.

Minutes:

Minutes of the October 9, 2019, meeting were read. Motion made, seconded, and carried to accept the minutes as read.

 Open Issues

The Tractor Pulling Committee proposal of discontinuing the $3,250 pull at our 2020 tractor show and continue with the $1,500 Test and Tune Pull was discussed at length. Motion was made to discontinue the $1,750 portion of the $3,250 pull and continue with the $1,500 Test and Tune Pull. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Mark will work with the West Michigan Pulling Club to arrange the date.

Feature tractor for the 2020 show was discussed. Motion was made, seconded, and passed for John Deere to be the feature tractor, garden tractor & gas engine.

The Wishing Well is here for donations to LOVE INC for Newaygo County Food Bank. Motion was made and seconded to donate $500 from our club treasury. Motion passed.

New Business

Brad Devries requested to be removed as secondary signature for our checking account. Motion was made, seconded, and passed for Mark Scholten to be placed on the account as secondary signature.

Announcements:

Corrections were made regarding two items for sale that were listed in the last newsletter. The Camero has a new power top (not a newer power top), and the Durango is a 2011 model.

Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 757 pm.

Pictures of our veterans and the Board members were taken, and the raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted,

Glen Lerch, Secretary


October 9, 2019

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: Gayle Brondyke (616) 843-4047

Newsletter: Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the October 9, 2019, meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Roll call was taken.

 Minutes of the September 11, 2019, meeting were read. Motion made, seconded, and carried to accept the minutes as read.

Treasurer’s Report: There was no monthly report. Gail Brondyke, Treasurer, will go through the June show papers, etc., to report on those figures. Profit from the show is $1,371.00 unless there are any unpaid bills

. Open Issues

The Tractor Pulling Committee proposal of discontinuing the $3,250 pull at our 2020 tractor show and continue with the $1,500 Test and Tune Pull will be voted on at our November meeting.

Our Fall Color Tour will be Saturday, October 19, a change from October 19. Tractors are to gather around 9:30 a.m. at Jim Stuart’s farm on Wisner Avenue for coffee and donuts. Travel will be to 7 Mile Inn, Warner Avenue and 7 Mile Road for lunch.

The Wishing Well for charity donations to the Food Bank of LOVE INC is here tonight and will be here at our November meeting.

A volunteer is needed to assume the position of Secretary.

New Business

Dates of our 2020 tractor show are June 11-13. The feature tractor for the 2020 show will be voted on at our November meeting.

Announcements: A small tractor show by AFPC members took place at North Park Montessori School, Grand Rapids, on October 4. School children had a great time.

Upcoming Events: October 12, Harvest Moon Festival, Grant, with pedal pull at 1:30 a.m.

November 13, our next meeting when our veterans will be honored.

Dinner and fellowship at 6:00 p.m. followed by our meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 7:35 pm, and raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted,

Glen Lerch, Secretary


September 11, 2019

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: David Vande Bunte 616 293-4162 dave@vbffarms.com

Newsletter: Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the September 11, 2019, meeting to order at 7:01 p.m

Roll call was taken with 48 in attendance.

A moment of silence was held in honor of the September 11 victims.

Minutes: Minutes of the August 14, 2019, meeting were read.

Motion made, seconded, and carried to accept the minutes as read.

Treasurer’s Report: No report, Treasurer was not present.

Open Issues Election of Officers:

Mark Scholten was elected President;

Vern Scott was elected Vice President;

no one accepted nomination for Secretary and Glen Lerch will continue to serve as Secretary until the position is filled;

Gail Brondyke was elected Treasurer;

John Wells was elected to a three year term on the Board of Directors.

Mark reported for the Tractor Pulling Committee. He had talked with West Michigan Tractors Pulling Association letting them know we are not continuing the $3250 pull. They are willing to continue the $1500 Test and Tune pull. The matter is tabled until October or November for vote.

The fall plow day has been canceled.

The charity wishing well will be here at the October and November meetings. It was concensus to give our donation to the Food Bank of LOVE INC.

Paul Brondyke, liaison with the Fairgrounds Board, reported that they will accept money toward repair of the lighting and volunteer help to do the work in the Early Days Barn. The matter is tabled until our February meeting.

Grass at the Fairgrounds may need to be mowed one more time this year.

Mark reported that 63 tractor drivers and 13 buddy riders crossed the Mackinaw Bridge. The people from Nebraska and Colorada are coming back next year.

Request was made for a financial report of our June show. Mark will work with Gail to have this reported.

Fall Color Tour from Jim Stuart’s farm will be Saturday, October 12.

Announcements: Ken Church of Scottville has passed away.

Upcoming Events: October 3 – Fremont Harvest Days parade. Vern Scott has applications that are due September 19.

October 9 – next meeting, 6:00 pm for dinner and fellowship, 7:00 meeting.

October 12 – Harvest Moon Festival, Grant

Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 7:46 pm, and raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted, Glen Lerch, Secretary


June 12, 2019 After the show informal meeting

47 were in attendance

1500 programs were ordered.  Approx 725 left over

1500 buttons ordered we ran out early on Saturday

There was a suggestion to stop selling show tickets at 3:00 Saturday as the show is basically over at 3:00. A lot of tractors go directly to the trailers following the parade.

It seems that less than half of the tractors join in the parade.

Large signs are needed to indicate when and where the parade will start and be announced.

It was agreed that we had the best displays this year.

There was confusion on the doodle bug pulls due to changing times

The Sanctioned pull was far less than adequate, only a few tractors showed up. The sales job of the president of the West Michigan pullers club over promised and under delivered.

At the meeting I said the number of admissions to the grounds was 75, sorry to report that was a mental transposition, the true amount was 57 sold between 7:00 and 9:00 PM Thus any sold at the grand stand was to folks already on site. From what I heard there was approx 100 in the grandstand, and fewer in the bleachers. A task force consisting of Jerry Arends, Irv Boersen, Vern Scott, Leon Pelfrense & Mark Scholten will study the event and bring a report to a future meeting for determining what should be done in 2020. Eastgate had about 15 paid.

Many exhibitors did not put placards on the tractors.

There was a suggestion to have Thursday be a free night for ladies.

The safety rules should be printed in bold type and placed in every exhibitor package Making everyone a safety officer failed, we need a designated person to review all the displays.

The sign at the entrance could be better utilized after the mortorcross is over.

A truck load of people in a truck pulling in a garden tractor is not doing anything for our bottom line. Perhaps a note to the club could encourage the back seat to pay. We pay them $150 to put on their pull. Does it help our show?

Parts in the coral were sparse, we need members to get serious about letting go of stuff not used in the last 20 years. Total sales was $526. 2012 was $2000, 2017 was $1116

Put a large sign at the entrance to get people to use the exhibiter lane or guest lane

Bradford DeVries

616-901-7048

Coopersville, MI 49404


May 8, 2019

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: David Vande Bunte 616 293-4162 dave@vbffarms.com

Newsletter: Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the May 8, 2019, meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and welcomed all. Roll call was taken with about 80 in attendance. Guest Brian McFarrin of the Muskegon County Fairboard was introduced. He thanked us for cleaning up the fairgrounds. A dumpster will be on the grounds for our use.

The Moto Cross Race is June 1. Mark is working on brining of the roads.

Don Doyle, representing the Alpine Historical Society, announced that the tractor mini show is May 19, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm., with free coffee, donuts, and hot dogs. Two prizes will be awarded, best of show and most unusual.

Minutes: During our April 2019 meeting we voted to post minutes on our website, in the newsletter, email to those having internet service, and have copies of the minutes available at the next meeting, purpose being to eliminate reading of the minutes during our meeting time. From Robert’s Rules of Order, it was noted that minutes are to be read and approved at each meeting. Motion was made and seconded to have minutes read at each meeting. Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:  Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made, seconded, and passed. Tractor Show

 Dan Engel will take care of club sales on Saturday of our show and put things away.

Discussion took place regarding the cost for the Saturday evening tractor pull. During our April meeting the motion to charge $5.00 per vehicle at the gate and $10.00 per persons age 13 and over to enter the grandstand that had passed was rescinded. Motion was made to charge $5.00 per person at the gate and $5.00 per person age 13 and over to enter the grandstand. Motion was seconded and passed. Fencing at the grandstand for the tractor pull will be put up at 5:00 pm.

Flyers for the show were taken to the printer.

Buttons have arrived and we are waiting for the dash plaques and ribbons.

A 4H mentoring group of about 20 students with some parents will attend our show on Saturday. Adam Winters will guide their tour and explain the demonstrations and history behind various displays. There is a small sawmill with edger and dust collector for sale near Flint for $2,000.00. Motion was made for Mark Scholten and Vern Scott to inspect the sawmill and purchase it for $2,000.00 if it is okay. Motion was seconded and passed.

Sheet are here to sign up for volunteer work at the gate, security, and Early Days Barn. Show flyers are here for distribution.

Mackinac Bridge Crossing – A representative from Owosso Tractor Parts was not able to attend our meeting tonight.as scheduled. Mark will take care of applications to cross the bridge. tonight.

Upcoming Events: May 11 – Plow Day May 18 –

Mackinac Bridge representative meeting May 18 –

Alpine Historical Society tractor show May 19 –

May 22 show meeting and work bee to stuff vedor & exhibitor bags 6:00 pm dinner at Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant, 7:00 pm to discuss show plans and pack goodie bags

May 27 – Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Parade

June 1 – Spring Lake boat show

June 6-8 – AFPC Tractor Show

September 5-7 – Staging and Mackinac Bridge Crossing

Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 7:49, and raffle was held

. Respectfully submitted, Glen Lerch, Secretary



April 10, 2019
President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com
Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com
Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com
Treasurer: David Vande Bunte 616 293-4162 dave@vbffarms.com
Newsletter: Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com


President Mark Scholten called the April 10, 2019, meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and welcomed all. Roll
call was taken with 85 in attendance. We welcomed new members Carol Stuart, Matt Hehl, Herb Zahm,
Pete Twork, and Brandon Young.


Minutes: Minutes of the March 13, 2019, meeting were read and approved. Motion was made to
include meeting minutes on our website, in the newsletter, emailed to those having internet service
and, USPS mailed to members without email. Printed copies will be available at the next meeting for
review. This will eliminate having the minutes read at each meeting. Motion was seconded and passed.


Tractor Show – June 6-8, 2019. Fred Grice of West Michigan Pullers was present and explained about
their club and how they operate. They have eight classes of pullers. Questions and much discussion
followed. Classes to be determined late.
Motion was made to pay West Michigan Pullers $3,250 for a half show which is three sanctioned
classes. Motion was seconded and passed. Fred encouraged us to advertise highly and get sponsors.
Next we discussed how to pay for the cost. Motion was made to continue to charge the $5.00 at
the gate after 5:00 pm. Discussion followed and motion was rescinded.
Following further discussion, motion was made to charge $5.00 per vehicle at the gate after 5:00
pm and $10.00 per person age 13 and above to enter the grandstand for the Saturday night pull.
Motion was seconded and passed.


Mark went to Reuter’s about a 3pt sprayer for mosquito control. Reuter’s offered to lend us a
sprayer.


Suggestion was made to hold the potluck on Saturday night instead of Thursday in order to keep
people on the grounds. After discussion, consensus was to not change the potluck this year because of
the changes regarding the Saturday night pull.


Suggestion was made to park the tractors in the inner circle. Motion was made, seconded, and
failed to pass. Tractors may be parked in area north of the school building or in the inner circle.


MOKA will be bringing 120 special needs residents from Muskegon to our show on Friday.


Show work schedules need to be filled out. Security and mowing schedules are available tonight
for sign up.


Craig Mayo has volunteered to be the Parts Coral chairman.


Mark will ask Dan Engel to take care of club sales and put away Saturday while Vern Scott is
away.


Show flyers are here for distribution.


Mark will order show handouts this week.


Fairgrounds cleanup is Saturday, April 20, beginning at 8:00 am. Leaves will be going to the same
place as last year.


New Business: Two guests will be present at our May meeting – Brian McFarrin representing Muskegon
County Fairgrounds and someone from Owosso Tractor Parts regarding the bridge crossing.

Announcements:
Dan Engel had knee replacement surgery on April 8.
Leonard Brock, age 91, passed away.


Make bridge crossing registrations on line.

Upcoming Events:
April 20 – Fairgrounds cleanup
May 11– Plow Day
May 8 – Regular monthly meeting 7:00 pm following dinner at 6:00 pm.
May 22 – 6:00 pm dinner at Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant, 7:00 pm discuss show plans and pack
goodie bags
June 1 – Spring Lake boat show
June 6-8 – AFPC Tractor Show
September 5-7 – Staging and Mackinaw Bridge Crossing
Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 8:28, and raffle was held.


Respectfully submitted,
Glen Lerch, Secretary


Antique Farm Power Club

www.antiquefarmpowerclub.biz

March 13, 2019

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: David Vande Bunte 616 293-4162 dave@vbffarms.com

Newsletter: Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the March 13, 2019, meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. and welcomed all.

Roll call was taken with 57 in attendance.

We welcomed new members Alan Benton and Arden Bouchard.: Minutes of the February 13, 2019, meeting were read and approved with the correction of the fairgrounds cleanup date to April 20 from April 30.

 Bridge Crossing: September 6-7, 2019.

Registration may be made through Mark Scholten by credit card or check. Cost is $58.00 for drivers and $50.00 for riders. See more information on AFPC website.

Plow Day: May 11, 2019. Clarence Korson shared how Plow Day began and gave information about this year’s Plow Day. It takes place at 11921 Hall Road, Ravenna, with additional land owned by Seitsema Farms that may be plowed. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be provided and potluck lunch is around 12:30 p.m. Reminder – only AFPC members are covered by our insurance.

Tractor Show – June 6-8, 2019. Cleanup date is April 20. Bring rakes, tarps, and equipment to move leaves.

Discussion was held regarding whether to continue to pay $1,500 for Saturday night pull. Bill Pike shared that West Michigan Pullers offers more classes of pullers and will ask someone from West Michigan Pullers to contact Mark for a representative to come to our April meeting.

Mark showed a sign similar to what may be posted at gates being closed 9:00 am to 4:00 pm during show time. To be discussed later.

Special needs people from a home in Muskegon will be visiting our show on Thursday. Motion was made and seconded to continue the tradition of treating the special needs people with ice cream at club expense. Motion passed.

Mark is looking for a 3pt orchard sprayer to be used for mosquito control.

Announcements: Ezra Dunn had knee replacement surgery yesterday, March 12.

Dues are due. Members are not covered by AFPC insurance until dues are paid. See Dave Vande Bunte if you paid your dues and have not received a current membership card.

Bill Pike reported on the International Harvesters Collectors Club Convention in Kalamazoo last month.

Mark reported on his trip to Florida for the Florida Flywheelers show where he signed up a new member.

2019 Show Books are here to purchase at $12.00 each.

Upcoming Events:

April 10th Dinner at 6:00 PM with the regular business meeeting at 7:00 PM

April 20 – Fairgrounds cleanup

May 8th Dinner at 6:00 PM regular business meeting at 7:00 PM

May 11– Plow Day at the Clarence Korson's Ranch Hall Rd & Ravenna Rd

May 22 – 6:00 pm dinner at Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant, 7:00 pm discuss show plans and pack goodie bags

June 6-8 – 28th annual Antique Farm Power Club Tractor & engine Show

September 6-7 – Staging and Mackinaw Bridge Crossing  

Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 7:39, and raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted, Glen Lerch, Secretary


Antique Farm Power Club

www.antiquefarmpowerclub.biz

February 13, 2019

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: David Vande Bunte 616 293-4162 dave@vbffarms.com

Newsletter: Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com


President Mark Scholten called the February 13, 2019 meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and welcomed all. Roll call was taken with 34 in attendance. We welcomed Pete Anton, new member.

Minutes: Minutes of the November 14, 2018, meeting were read and approved.  

New Business: June Tractor Show – June 6-8, 2019.

Concern was expressed about traffic during the show, entrance gates need to be manned to stop traffic.

Request has been made for 60 residents of a retirement home to visit our show. Consensus is Friday would be the best day for them and that they determine their entrance fee.

Suggestion was made that a three-day pass be issued for $10.00.

Members are encouraged to think about show details, items for the parts coral, etc.

Someone is needed to handle club sales on Saturday when Vern Scott and his wife will be away.

Bridge Crossing – Registration begins March 1st, cost per driver is $58.00. There are new rules for buddy riders including a picture being sent with registration. Go to www.mackinacbridgecrossing. com for more information.

Website – Mark and Fred Junke are working on a memorial page of deceased members for the website.

 Pages that have been added to the website include pictures, 64 videos, and 22 repair and restoration supplier links.

Announcements:

Larry Bull had knee replacement, is home, and in good spirits.

Mark displayed items that he is willing to make and sell, such as cups, travel mugs, license plates, etc. with pictures like tractors, etc.

See Vern Scott about club tee shirts and sweatshirts available for purchase.

It was consensus that meals for veterans will be paid for by the club in November when we honor our veterans.

Mike Bannink shared an article from the Farm Collector about Case & Old Abe.

Upcoming Events: February 20-23 – Florida Flywheelers, Ft. Meade, Florida
February 28-March - International Harvestor Collectors Club Winter Convention, Kalamazoo. February 28-March 2 – Pioneer Days, Zolfo Springs, Florida April 30 - Fairgrounds cleanup May 18 – not to be Plow Day June 6-8 – Tractor Show

Next meeting is March 13, 2019; 6:00 pm for dinner and social time, 7:00 for meeting. Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 7:31, and raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted,

Glen Lerch, Secretary


November 14, 2018

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: David Vande Bunte 616 293-4162 dave@vbffarms.com Newsletter:

Tami Stob 616 322-4585 tamibushard@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the November 2018 meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and welcomed all. Roll call was taken with 49 in attendance, plus guest Matt Lindgren of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Minutes: Minutes of the October 10, 2018, meeting were read and approved.

The CD renewal is coming due soon. No decision was made regarding the renewal period.

New Business: Ameriprise Financial Services representative Matt Lindgren gave a brief history and overview of the state of our economy and how the market has been going. He invited interested members to arrange a complimentary initial consultation with him.

We recognized and honored nine veterans present, each identified himself, branch and years of service. We viewed two Veteran Day videos, why we honor veterans on November 11 and the other honoring each branch of service.

Old Business: The wishing well is here for donations to our charity, Love INC. Motion was made and carried for our club treasury to match the amount donated by club members. It will be given to the Fremont Foundation that will be partially matched by them.

Jim Stuart reported on the October tractor drive from his farm on Wisner to the intersection of Warner and 7 Mile where participants enjoyed a meal at the restaurant there. Plans will be made to hold another drive in October 2019.

If you want to receive our newsletter by mail, be sure Tami Stob has your mailing address.

Membership dues are due for 2019, $20.00 per person.

Announcements: Larry Bull will be having knee replacement surgery followed by rehab.

April’s birthday today, she serves our dinner. Cupcakes were provided to celebrate with her.

Next meeting is February 13, 2019, 6:00 pm for dinner and social time, 7:00 for meeting. Motion was made and passed to adjourn at 7:51, and raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted,

Glen Lerch, Secretary




September 12, 2018

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholten@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: David Vande Bunte dave@vbffarms.com Newsletter:

Tami Stob tamibushard@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the September 2018 meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and welcomed all. Roll call was taken with 47 in attendance. We welcomed three new members, Tami Stob, Keith Foote, and Dee Jones.

Minutes: Minutes of the August 8, 2018, meeting were read and approved. Treasurer’s Report: Irv reported the August beginning balance of $9,380.27, income was $791.96, expenses were $500.64, and an ending balance of $,671.59. Our Savings Account is $7,477.13. The CD is $10,168.90. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report passed.

Old Business: During last month’s meeting consensus was not to develop a scholarship fund for a student continuing in agriculture. Another suggestion is to award money for books to student in the family of a club member. Discussion followed, consensus was not to do this and the matter is dropped. We discussed the printing of a 2019 calendar. There was not enough interest and the matter is dropped. There was no report regarding the purchase of the Farmall Super C tractor from the fairgrounds for our club to repair and raffle off.

New Business
Election of officers took place:

Mark Scholten was nominated as President, nominations ceased, and Mark Scholten was elected President. Vern Scott was nominated as Vice President, nominations ceased, and Vern Scott was elected Vice President.

Glen Lerch was nominated as Secretary, nominations ceased, and Glen Lerch was elected Secretary.

David Vande Bunte was nominated as Treasurer, nominations ceased, and David Vande Bunte was elected Treasurer. Mike Bannink had completed his term as member of the Board of Directors. Roger Jones and Michael Wolgamott were nominated as member of the Board of Directors. Vote was taken and Michael Walgamott was elected.

Tami Stob accepted the position of Newsletter Editor.

A contest was held to name the newsletter. Suggestions were Rusty Reader, Old Power Print, Tractor Factor, Old Tractor Connection, Tractor Times, Tractor Bytes, and Old Iron. Vote was taken and Tractor Times was chosen.

Mackinac Bridge Crossing: David Vande Bunte, Roger Jones, and Michael Wolgamott, who crossed the bridge for the first time, commented on their experience.

Upcoming Events: September 20 – Fremont Harvest Festival Parade. Vern gave instructions for those participating and exhibiting at the Transitional Nursing Home on 48th Street.

October 6 – Fall Plow Day at Alvin Kober’s, 10 Mile and Peach Ridge, Sparta. October 20 is the alternate date.

October 6 – Red Flannel Days in Cedar Springs. Dick VanDyke commented that sight, sound, and motion attract people. We need tractors and hit and miss equipment at the show.

Next meeting: October 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. for dinner and 7:00 for meeting. Meeting will take place upstairs at Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant and we will order from the menu.

Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m. and the raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted,



Glen Lerch, Secretary


April 2018

President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholton@yahoo.com


Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com


Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com


Treasurer: Irvin Boersen 616 846-0898 iboersen@sbcglobal.ne


Newsletter: Brad DeVries 616 901-7048 bradforddevries@yahoo.com


President Mark Scholten called the March 14, 2018, meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and welcomed all. Roll call
was taken with 62 presnet.

Roger Jones, new member was recognized.
Minutes: Minutes of the February 14, 2018, meeting were read and approved with the correction of Plow Day
date to May 12 from May 15.


Old Business:
Treasurer and Club Historian positions are still open.


There were 5 tractors at the March 10th Grand Opening of Tractor Supply Co. on Alpine

.
There will not be a pony pull at our June show, negotiation to lower the $1,500 fee was denied.


New Business:
Fairgrounds clean-up is Saturday, April 21, beginning at 8:00 am. Bring your tools and equipment. Lunch
will be provided.


Registration for the Mackinaw Bridge Crossing may be made online with payment by credit card. We are
encouraged to register early.


Fee for the tractor pull at our show is $1,500, up from $1,000. Motion was made and seconded to approve
the additional $500 fee. Motion carried.


Regarding the policy of 80 year-old members having free membership, we discussed people must be paid
members before the 80 year-old free membership is effective. Five years was suggested. No action taken.


Upcoming Events:
May 12 – Plow Day
May 19 – Lamont Festival and Tractor Show
June 7-9 – June show
June 21-24 – National Threshers Show, Fulton County, Ohio, Fairgrounds


Announcements:
Representative from Owosso Tractor will be here at our April meeting to speak about the Mackinaw Bridge
Crossing.


Thank you note was read from Connie Brantman for the club donation to Hospice in memory of Ron
Brantman.


Leonard Brock is not doing well.
There are still some 2018 calendars here to buy at $10.00 each and 2018 show books for $11..00 each.


Next meeting: April 11, 2018, 6:00 pm for dinner and 7:00 for meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
and the raffle was held

.
Respectfully submitted,


Glen Lerch, Secretary


February 14, 2018

 President: Mark Scholten 616 293-1961 markjscholton@yahoo.com

Vice President: Vern Scott 231 834-1143 joanscott1951@gmail.com

Secretary: Glen Lerch 231 834-9611 glenlerch@gmail.com

Treasurer: Irvin Boersen 616 846-0898 iboersen@sbcglobal.net Newsletter:

Brad DeVries 616 901-7048 bradforddevries@yahoo.com

President Mark Scholten called the February 14, 2018, meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and welcomed all.

Roll call was taken with 39 were present. New members Jim and TJ Brantman were introduced, son and grandson of Ron Brantman who had passed away on February 2, 2018.

We paused for a moment of silence for the victims of the Florida school shooting today.

Video: We enjoyed a brief video of pretty paintings that Harry Sellock had sent with Brad DeVries..

Minutes: Minutes of the last meeting, November 8, 2017, were read and approved.

Old Business: We are still looking for volunteers to fill the positions of Treasurer and Club Historian.

Mark read a thank you letter from LOVE, INC for the donation of $972 from club members and club treasury,  and an email from EDGE & TA regretting our withdrawal.

There are still a number of 2018 calendars here for sale.

New Business: The 2018 Farm Show Collector books are here to purchase at $11.00 each.

The new Tractor Supple Store in Comstock Park grand opening is March 20. They would like some tractors there on display if the weather is nice. Tractor Supply Stores in both Comstock and North Muskegon would like tractors on display on their Black Friday sale in April.

Our club built a sled for the pony pull for last year’s show. This year they have asked $1,500 for the pony pull. Consensus is that is too much money, it would not be profitable. Mark will check further with them.

Open Issues: Registration for the Mackinac Bridge cross will begin on March 1. Registration is $55.00 for drivers and $45 for buddy riders with a max of 1,500 tractors. Owosso Tractor urges registrations with money be sent in ASAP. Fees increase on July 15 with a deadline of August 15 for registration.

Upcoming Events: May 15 – Plow Day at Clarence Corsen’s

June 7-9 – June show

June 21-24 – National Threshers Show, Fulton County, Ohio, Fairgrounds. Brad will take his van of 14 people one day during the show.

Mike Bannink had found and displayed three odd looking wrenches made late 1800s or early 1900s

. Next meeting: March 14, 2018, 6:00 pm for dinner and 7:00 for meeting.\

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. and the raffle was held.

Respectfully submitted, Glen Lerch, Secretary