ILLIANA NEWS

MARCH  2006                                 ISSUE 2

 

MEETING:

The March meeting of the Illiana Antique Power Assoc. will be held at the lovely home of  Joe and Joan Fry.   It will be on March 20th at 6:30 P.M..  We will have our usual carry-in dinner and merchandise drawing, so bring a dish to pass and something for the table.  The Fry home is located at: 4345 W.  1100 N., Boswell and a map is enclosed for those who have not been there in the past.  Joan has decorated their re-stored farm house with beautiful family antiques and Joe has an extensive collection of toy farm equipment that we’re sure everyone will enjoy!  So, plan to attend for an evening of fun and entertainment.!  See you there!

 

ENCLOSED ARTICLE VII:

At our February meeting, attorney Jim Larson explained some of the amendments that the club should make to our by-laws.  He advised that all club members should have a copy to read carefully.  The enclosure is in this newsletter.   Any questions, contact Tom Swanson at 765-762-2009.

 

TREES:

Jim Lawhorn has generously donated six trees to the club.  Terry Bodine has planted them along the “north straight a-way” of the railroad track.  THANKS JIM!   The club takes pride in our lovely park like setting.  Everyone is welcome to donate trees, plants, or shrubs to the grounds.  Now is just the right time to get new ones started!

 

COOKBOOK UP-DATE:

Sales of our cookbooks have been really good.  So far out of 454 books, we’ve managed to sell 211!  Deb Dillman has sold a whole box of 48 books herself.  THANKS DEB!  We have covered the cost of printing, so now it is all profit for the club.  We will have them available at the March meeting, so plan to attend and pick some up.  We will not be re-ordering.  So get them while you can!

 

ARE YOU MISSING A CAMERA?

Carol Stout has a camera that was left at her house at the Thanksgiving Dinner.  You can contact her at: 765-572-2467 or E-Mail stout8525@wptc.us \

 

REMEMBER - LIVING HISTORY DAY IN MAY!

 


VENDORS:

Keep in mind that the vendors are an important part of our show.  If anyone knows of some good quality crafts, antiques, or products you’d like to see at the show, contact: Terry Bodine 765-294-2768 or E-Mail steamers@localnet.com.  THANKS, Carol,  for all the work you’ve done in the past! 

 

GET WELL WISHES:

Again we’d like to wish Ed Foster a speedy recovery from his stroke.  Dean Ballotti and Pam Evans are having some health problems and Roy Bryant also has had a stroke.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! 

 

ROCKY FORGE BLACKSMITH GUILD:

The February meeting of the blacksmiths was at ALCOA with a good turnout.  We learned a lot from the tour and was impressed by the ability to extrude aluminum like dough.  All of the extruded stock  is handled mechanically with  machines never before seen.  A large portion of the extrusion is used in the aircraft industry.  We learned about airplane wings and their ability to flex without damage.  The age of the plane could dictate your safety.  The lab was also interesting to see the various equipment used to determine the safety of aircraft products.  This tour represents a whole new facet of metal working for the blacksmiths.  We are used to working with iron based metals, so seeing and understanding more about the other major metal of the earth was very interesting.  We appreciate the staff at ALCOA for allowing us a tour on a Saturday.  The next meeting will be at Ted’s shop with Shane Stegmier and Jim Kieth demonstrating the making of a large (5-6 feet), two handed, medieval sword.  They are both accomplished blacksmiths, so this should be an outstanding demonstration.

Ted Stout

 

HAPPY ST.  PATRICK’S DAY - MARCH 17TH!!