1 P VA M A NEWS Volume 14 Issue 7 Inside This Issue June Highlights 1 Officers and Board of Directors 2 PVAMA June Minutes 3 www. July 2018 June Club Meeting 19 members enjoyed a pot luck lunch at Crystal Lake followed by PVAMA Club meeting (see page 3 for June minutes) Members toured around Crystal Lake to view what The Village of Ayr, NRD & other investers have contracted to have work done to the lake area. Dredging has begun to improve the lake area, by reshaping and stabilizing the shoreline, and creating additional access for fishing. Work is expected to be near completion by the August show. Members then helped with clean up around the park. Prayer & Praise 4 Calendar 5 Independence Day 6 The Lighter Side 7 All NE Tractor Drive 8 Membership Renewal Welcome New Members 9 Upcoming Events Items for Sale 10 35th Annual PVAMAShow Flyer 11 Next Club Events 12 June highlights continued on page 6. Please help promote the 35th PVAMA Show at Crystal Lake. See page 10 for details. Mission and Objective Today, preserve yesterday for tomorrow. To join together, to restore and preserve the implements of earlier years for our future generations. To cultivate and enjoy the friendship through social and cultural meetings, displays and shows of farm equipment of any nature, toys, crafts, and other complimentary equipment.
2 President: John Howsden 1425 Lock Street Huntley, NE H , C Vice President: Dennis Nelson US Hwy 183 Holdrege, NE Treasurer: Ken Stein 4070 S. Wabash Ave. Hastings, NE Secretary /Newsletter Editor Eileen Dawes PO Box 387 Juniata, NE Board of Directors Rod Brooks 3240 S. Bladen Ave. Juniata, NE Joed Dibbern 7280 W. Airport Rd. Grand Island, NE Sue Uhrich 7312 S. Bluff Center Rd. Shelton, NE Officers and Board of Directors Roger Hanousek 299 N. Bluff Center Rd Cairo, NE Past President: Dave Babcock Birch Rd. Glenvil, NE Ex-officio Members Larry Holmberg 2370 L Rd. Riverton, NE (Show tractor drive coordinator & All NE Tractor Ride Coord.) Donna Wilton 600 S. Baltimore Ave. Hastings, NE (Show Coordinator & All NE Tractor Ride secretary) Rich Wilton 600 S. Baltimore Ave. Hastings, NE (equipment coordinator co- farm manager) Historian: Deby Bieck 5505 S. Wabash Ave, Hastings, NE Board Meetings Are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for December). 6 p.m. for a meal and 7 pm business meeting. These are open meetings, meaning any member is welcome to attend. Ideas are always welcome. Contact the President or Secretary for the location. Membership dues are $20 per year Any member renewing their membership prior to the annual show, send your payment directly to the treasurer Ken Stein. If you are renewing your membership at the annual show in August, go to the show office to pay dues. Ken will then notify both the secretary & newsletter editor so they may keep their records up to date. Membership forms will be updated to reflect this change. If dues are not paid by October 1st, member will no longer be considered a member as per the by-laws. New members joining after January will have their membership fees extended to the 2nd show (i.e.: pay on/or after January 2018, membership expires August 2019). This does not apply to members who let their membership lapse and then renew after January. Any member 65+ years of age may pay $150 one-time for a lifetime paid membership. 60+ $200 for lifetime membership (Non-refundable). Keep Information Updated The secretary will need to know if you change your address/ / phone number. This will keep your newsletter and notices coming. 2 PVAMA NEWS
3 Monthly Meetings March through August the monthly meetings will be held on the first Sunday of the month at various locations. Watch the newsletter for the locations. June Monthly Minutes June 3, 2018 PVAMA Club meeting at Crystal Lake 19 members present John Howsden called the meeting to order at 2pm Old Business: Discussion about Friday August 17 th having someone available while the tractor drive is going on, for early registrations. Sue Uhrich, Deby Bieck, Linda Carllson, John Howsden and Eileen Dawes said they could be available to help with early sign up. Brad suggested to take up counter top boards and replace by where food is served by kitchen outside window. Larry Holmberg said he has boards to use as the replacements. We will not be able to use the Clay Center shuttle this year. The lowboy will be available but has no roof so something will need to be done for a roof. The All Nebraska Tractor Drive June 15 th and 16 th starting at Imperial Mall and stopping at Stolley Park for lunch returning to Imperial Mall for supper and to present check to Veterans for the activities fund. Saturday leave Imperial Mall travel to Glenvil, Walt Miller will talk about the naval depot. Travel to Hastings to drive around Good Samaritan village and College view. All Nebraska Tractor Drive for 2019 plans are travel to Minden, Pioneer Village, and Fort Kearney. Discussion about the amount that PVAMA to donate to the Veterans activities fund this year is in the amount of $2,000. John Howsden reminded everyone the reason that the tractor drive was started in the beginning was to raise funds for PVAMA which at the June Meeting Minutes time needed money and in hopes to raise enough money to buy property for PVAMA. New Business: John Howsden donated banner flags for the gates. Amount of flags donated $45. Discussion of putting feature tractors first in line for the parade. A chalk line for designated feature tractors first can be used. The tennis court needs attention. The weeds have taken over. Cleaning up this area with weed killer is a concern so it does not kill the grass around. The ongoing work at the lake is expected to be completed by the August show. Show flyers and brochures available to take and put up at businesses or areas that will promote PVAMA show. John Howsden talked about having NTV here for TV coverage of the show. Raffle items need turned in. Brad Harpham mentioned that a place is needed to work on the wheat binder in the winter months. Any suggestions as to where. Rich Wilton (not in attendance) has let us know that the wheat should be ready by July 4 th. Help will be needed. Call Rich for more information. Next club meeting July 1 at Crystal Lake. Potluck lunch at 1 pm followed by meeting and clean up the park. Dave Babcock motioned to adjourn the meeting. Second by Bard Harpham. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 3:12 pm Submitted by Eileen Dawes Secretary The Next Club meeting : July 1 Work Day at Crystal Lake Recreation Area, Ayr NE Potluck lunch 1pm Followed by general maintenance of Park. Including cleaning, checking bleachers for repairs, mowing, and trimming. Bring your own supplies and tools. PVAMA NEWS 3
4 Prayer, Praise, and the Lighter Side Please keep members AJ and LaJeanne Bohler s daughter in your prayers. She has been diagnosed with cancer and they are still doing tests. They have been going back and forth with her to the docotors. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and safety on the road. Leon Meyers, formerly of Hastings, passed away recently in Arizona. He is the brother to Bonnie and Larry Holmberg and of Jim and Diana Meyers; uncle to Stacy and Cal Rasser and Andy and Brandi Eiseman (all PVAMA members). He is survived by his wife Marilyn and other family members. Celebration of Life service was held Saturday June 16 in Hastings. Former Hastings resident Leon D. Meyer, 87, of Green Valley, AZ, passed away on May 27, 2018, in his home. A celebration of life was held at Desert Hills Lutheran Church in Green Valley, AZ on June 9. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings Food Bank, or given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. He was born February 8, 1931, to Herman and Florence (Koch) Meyer in Campbell, NE. Leon was one of 13 children. 4 PVAMA NEWS After graduating from Campbell High School in 1948, he joined the U.S. Army and was a hospital corpsman in Japan during the Korean conflict. In 1952, Leon began a 40-year career as a railroad switchman, brakeman, and conductor. He spent eight years with the Union Pacific and 32 years with the Burlington/Santa Fe. In 1956 Leon married Marilyn Kuhlman of Campbell and on April 29th they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. They had two children, Jeffrey and Susan. They moved to Hastings, NE in In 2010, they became full-time residents of Green Valley, AZ. Music was always a part of Leon's life. He sang in the church choir, a men's barbershop group, the "Chorus of the Plains" and in the Green Valley Men's Chorus. One of Leon's pastimes was working on, repairing and building bicycles for his family as well as the neighborhood children. Leon belonged to the Elks, the VFW, the Optimists and the American Legion. He was also an active member of Faith Lutheran Church. Leon is preceded in death by siblings, Doyt Meyer and Marvin Meyer; brothersin-law, Roger Larson, Alan Anderson, Charles Eiseman, and Ray Grams; and sister-in-law, Maude Meyer. SURVIVORS: Wife: Marilyn Meyer - Green Valley, AZ Children: Susan (Bruce) Bieber - Shawnee, KS Jeffrey (Stephanie) Meyer - Lincoln, NE Grandchildren: Alex (fiancé Curt Anzur) - Omaha, NE Duane (Angela) Bieber - Winchester, VA Great-Grandson: Cash Bieber Step-Great-Grandson: Nathaniel Gemmel Brothers: Gaylord (Joann) Meyer - Kearney, NE Dean (Verna) Meyer - Hastings, NE Ivan (Delores) Meyer - Roseland, NE Jim (Diane) Meyer - Hastings, NE Sisters: Audrey Larson - Hastings, NE Kolleen Grams - Campbell, NE Lou (Don) Fritson - Normal, IL Sherri Anderson - Ord, NE Bonnie (Larry) Holmberg - Riverton, NE Lori Eisman - Roseland, NE In-laws: Elaine (Bob) Brunke - Green Valley, AZ Karen (Bill) Zounes - San Diego, CA Allan (Judy) Kuhlman - Tucson, AZ Billie Meyer - Hocker, OK Please pray for our soldiers in all branches of the military wherever they are serving. If you have any prayer requests, praises, funny stories, or quotes contact the newsletter editor. Happiness Happiness is something we create in our mind, Not something we look for and so seldom find: It's waking each morning and starting the day by countin our blessings and kneeling to pray: It's giving up wishing for what we have not, And making the best of whatever we got. For by completing the work God gives us to do, We find real contentment, And happiness, too.
5 Calendar 1 Andy Eiseman Ardyce Burge Ron Moormeier Marlene Sanders th Happy Birthday America 5 Calvin Burge Denise Cline Jim Buschow Rich Wilton Jim Myer Ben Osler Gary and Marlene Sanders Howard and Sue Uhrich Robert and Betty Banks 19 Glen and Bobbie Goldman 19 Andy and Brandi Eiseman Tom and Eileen Dawes 1985 The Fourth of July also known as Independence Day or July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. PVAMA NEWS 5
6 Independence Day Freedom in America By Joanna Fuchs Freedom in America Isn't really free; We often pay a price To keep our liberty. Remember those we loved, Who fought for us, and died; And those we never knew For whom others mourned and cried. At home our "war" for freedom Is sadly overdue; We've let corruption stage A sad and grievous coup. No longer can we brush off Dishonesty and greed, Lust for wealth and power; We can't, we won't concede. Complacency is weakness Patriots can't afford; We have to act on wrongs That cannot be ignored. We must give up some time, Spent on other pleasures, To restore America's freedom, To keep America's treasures. Money spent on trifles Must now go to our cause: Get rid of the offenders, Constitutional outlaws. Freedom in America Isn't really free It's up to American patriots; It's up to you and me. 6 PVAMA NEWS
7 The Lighter Side This year marks our 35th year of PVAMA. It has takes a lot of hard work to get ready for the August show. One part of it is advertising for the show.. At the June board meeting it was all hands on deck getting the show flyers ready for the mail. Ken and Donna did a lot of prep work to get the materials to the board meeting. Board members and club members both got their hands in on the fun. Oh did I say fun? Lots of laughs and tractor talk. Rod and Deby seemed to have the hardest job. The holders of the tape. Fold, stuff, tape and stamp, label and repeat. Many hands make light work. Thanks to all for helping. PVAMA NEWS 7
8 ALL NEBRASKA TRACTOR DRIVE All Nebraska Tractor Drive June 15-16, am Friday All Nebraska Tractor Drive started at the Imperial Mall in Hastings and traveled to Doniphan for a break before continuing on to Grand Island to Stolley Park for lunch. Residents from The Kensington in Hastings caught up with the Tractor Drive. The return trip to Hastings served to be a rather hot and windy one. All made it back to Hastings in time to meet our Veterans for a steak and potatoes supper. Following supper was a check presentation from PVAMA -All Nebraska Tractor Drive in the amount of $2000. Presented to our Veterans for their activities fund. 8 am Saturday started day 2 of the drive to Glenvil a stop for lunch and a visit from Walt Miller about the Naval Ammunition Depot. A tractor drive through Hastings around Good Samaritian Villiage and College View Assisted Living so the residents could enjoy the tractors. A big thank you to all our sponsors and the many hands that worked behind the scenes. All Nebraska Tractor Drive for 2019 plans are travel to Minden, Pioneer Village, and Fort Kearney. Most of all we Thank our Veterans for all they have done for us. 8 PVAMA NEWS
9 Membership Renewal PVAMA Annual Membership August 17-18, 2018 Membership dues are $20 per year Any member renewing their membership prior to the annual show, send your payment directly to the treasurer Ken Stein. If you are renewing your membership at the annual show in August, go to the show office to pay dues. Ken will then notify both the secretary & newsletter editor so they may keep their records up to date. Membership forms will be updated to reflect this change. If dues are not paid by October 1st, member will no longer be considered a member as per the by-laws. New members joining after January will have their membership fees extended to the 2nd show (i.e.: pay on/or after January 2018, membership expires August 2019). This does not apply to members who let their membership lapse and then renew after January. Any member 65+ years of age may pay $150 one-time for a lifetime paid membership. 60+ $200 for lifetime membership (Non-refundable). Keep Information Updated The secretary will need to know if you change your address/ / phone number. This will keep your newsletter and notices coming. Please let the secretary/newsletter editor know of any prayer requests, praises, weddings, graduations, births, deaths, funny stories, any member news, and for sale items. Welcome Scott and Anita Lounsbury They live in Glevil, NE Scott is the owner of Lounsbury Enterprises LLC. Anita is an RN at Mary Lanning Health Care Welcome to PVAMA Thank you to Marlyn Fike for recommending them to PVAMA PVAMA Needs Your Help Needed for the following areas: Chairperson's Advertising, Donations, Merchandise, Paperwork, Handouts, & Supply Totes. Contact Donna Wilton for more information. or call PVAMA NEWS 9
10 For Sale by PVAMA: Logo magnets $6.00 each. Reduced: Statehood 150 magnets was $5.00 Now 2 for $5.00 Statehood 150 logo and PVAMA logo. 11 oz. cobalt blue mug with square handle $7.00 each, Now $5.00 each All NE Tractor Ride Caps $15 Now $10 each July 7 Grover Cleveland Days in St Paul Adams County Fair Fest Parade July14th For location of tractor line up for the parade Contact Rich Wilton July 14th 6th Annual Webster County Tractor Drive, Blue Hill (one block west of CHS Elevator) Registration 12:30 Drive starts at 1:00pm Contact Jim Buschow For Sale Items & Tractor Shows Camp Creek Threshers July 20 Waverly, NE Tractor 5:00 pm July 21st & 22nd, 2018 Threshing Show Saturday, 6:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, 6:00 am to 4:00 pm July Phelps County Fair Holdrege NE Contact: Dennis Nelson All tractors stored in a building for the week. July 28th Thedford Tractor Pull 2 p.m. - Antique, 4 p.m. modified, BBQ to follow with Pickups and modified after the BBQ July 28 Heritage Power, Genoa, Rib fest Fundraiser, to raise money for scholarships. July Midstates Antique Tractor & Engine Show Ashland, NE Orschelns Tractor Show - Hastings August pm August 12 Deer Creek Sodbusters Sterling NE Featuring Oliver, and J, K, and L engines Chris Lempka PVAMA Tractor Drive August 17th 1:30pm Registration at Show Office 10:00 am - 1:00pm Leave & Return to Crystal Lake Approx. 30 miles State Fair August 24 September Antique Tractor Pull Sponsored by PVAMA held on Friday August 24. Parade for the fair will be held every day at 1:30 p.m. (This is a new time!) Tractor games will be on Thursday, August 30 Sponsored by CNATE Contact: Donna Wilton September 8-9 Old Trusty Clay Center Please help promote the 35th PVAMA Show at Crystal Lake. PVAMA show flyers and brochures are available to take to display in businesses. Pick them up at July 1 club meeting at Crystal Lake see page 8 for details. 10 PVAMA NEWS
11 35th Annual PVAMA Show Machinery Association 35 th Annual Antique & Collector Show August 17 th - 19 th,2018 Featuring: Minneapolis-Moline - Allis-Chalmers Crystal Lake Recreation Area Ayr, NE. Tractor Display Antique Vehicles Small Engines Tractor Drive Antique Tractor Pull Daily Parade Concessions: Food - Pancake Breakfast Homemade Pie & Ice Cream Sunday Church Service Flea Market Demonstrations : Blacksmithing Wheat Thrashing Corn Shelling Live Music Matt Dwyer and Musicians Roger Kenaston Band Tractor Drive Friday August 17th at 1:30 p.m. Registration 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Show office Leave & Return to Crystal Lake Approx. 30 miles THE ROGER KENASTON BAND Show Starts at 7:00 pm FREE ADMISSION to park after 5:30 pm Website Gates Open 7:00 a.m. ADMISSION $5.00 Per Day PLUS Souvenir Button Children Under 10 FREE Allis-Chalmers Kids Pedal Tractor Super Raffle LOCATION: 10 miles South of Hastings on Hwy 281 & 2 Miles West to Ayr, NE. From Ayr, NE 1 Mile North. A more detailed map is available at Show Sponsored by the Platte Valley Antique Mach. Assoc. Donna Wilton website www. * PVAMA NEWS 11
12 PVAMA NEWS PO BOX 387 JUNIATA, NE The Next Club Event: July 1 Work Day at Crystal Lake Recreation Area, Ayr NE Potluck lunch 1pm Followed by general maintenance of Park. Including cleaning, checking bleachers for repairs, mowing, and trimming. Bring your own supplies and tools. Platte Valley Antique Machinery Association Visit PVAMA Website www. Follow us on PlatteValleyAntique/ 12 PVAMA NEWS