ILLIANA NEWS

AUGUST 2005                               ISSUE 7

 

MEETING:

The Annual Meeting of the IIliana  Antique Power Assoc. will be held August 15, 2005 at 6:30 P.M. at the club house.  A summary and treasurer’s report of the show will be presented by Doris Manlief.  We will be electing three new directors.  Out-going directors are: Terry Bodine, Ed Grubb, and Charlie Lupinek.  There will be a merchandise drawing and our usual carry-in dinner.  Please bring something for the table and a dish to pass.  Also, there will be a short directors meeting after the regular meeting.  PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND.

 

THANK-YOU:

 Our show grounds has a beautiful new sign at the entrance thanks to club member Finny Filchak.  Finny had the sign painted and donated it to the club.  Don and Terry Bodine have taken it home to put a permanent border on it and will have it back in place soon.  Thanks Finny!! 

 

Speaking of signs, did you notice the new ones on the clubhouse and bathrooms?  Deb Dillman worked her magic to create a sign above the west door of the clubhouse and out side the doors to the mens and womens bathrooms.  Thanks Deb!!

 

And, the last signs that should be mentioned are the one Alan Stutler had scattered through-out the grounds.  He re-searched the history on John Deere for all to enjoy.  Thanks Alan!!

 

Another big thanks goes to all the members who donated pies, cakes, breads, cobblers, brownies, cookies, etc.  Our tables were full of delicious deserts!  Most people had a hard time choosing .

Also thanks to all who helped in the tent.  But, a special thank-you goes to Pat Grubb and her daughter Gay........they spent many hours helping setting up, cutting, and selling.  We couldn’t have done it without them!!

 

One last thank-you goes to all the exhibitors who un-loaded in the parking lot and used the new drive along the north side of the tracks.  That helped keep the traffic out of the grounds.   And, we also have new dirt filled in the “low spots” around the grounds thanks to John Dillman. Actually, the thank-you’s could go on and on....but there’s not enough space in our newsletter.

All our members pitched in to make the show a success .  So, THANK-YOU EVERYONE!!

 

ROCKY FORGE BLACKSMITH GUILD:


Based on the crowds gathered around the blacksmiths area we predicted the show attendance to be similar to last years.  All the group members who worked during the show were as enthusiastic as could be expected with the heat and humidity.  Yes, it is very hot around the forge fire, but it is a dry heat -  more like Arizona.  We had 12 members working during the time of the show making various items to sell or taking some orders.  The sale of our handmade items was higher this year than last.  New T-shirts and hats with our group name on the front and the forge and anvil on the back of the shirts was a nice addition and set us apart from non-members.  Ticket sales for the Miller wire welder were brisk throughout the show.  Our congratulations to Larry Sturgeon for winning the welder.  We are very pleased it went to one of our club members.  The next Rocky Forge meeting will be at Stout’s on August 13th at 9:00 A.M.  

Ted Stout

 

LOST:

Don Bodine has lost a large cresent wrench.  Contact him at 765-294-4296 or E-mail at steamers@localnet.com

 

RECIPES:

This is the final call for recipes.  If you haven’t sent any to me, please do so now!  I have a final dead-line of Sept. !st.  REMEMBER: It’s nice to see your name next to your recipe in a book, or  have all your favorites in one spot!!  I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time and have already  sent me some....we’ve really got some goods ones!  It’ll be exciting to see it in print!

Anne Bodine   E-mail at steamers@localnet.com or at 1835 W.  SR.  32, Covington, In 47932

 

DID YOU KNOW?

During the show, Kenny Campfield presented Anne Bodine with a dime nd pin for being “First Lady” for a year.  She had it pinned to her club member ribbon all three days of the show.  Did you miss it?  Ask her to show it to you at the meeting.  (Thanks Kenny!)

 

3RD ANNUAL TRACTOR DRIVE:

Our 3rd Annual Tractor Drive on June 26, 2005 was a huge success.   Twenty tractors left the show grounds, some choosing the shorter route, but most taking the 15-mile trip to Pine Village.  Several pulled wagons with friends and family riding along.  Thanks to the Olin family, everyone  had mounted a USA Flag flying our patriotic Red, White, and Blue.  What a sight!  It was a beautiful day,  although the temperature and humidity was quite high.  But thanks to Cheri Krug and her “fire extinguisher”, some people got a “cooling off shower”.  After arriving in Pine Village at the Community Center, the Volunteer Fire Dept.  served a delicious meal to forty people.  The children had some fun playing on the play ground while the adults got to relax and visit.  Then, at 5:00 P.M. it was time to head out...but, this time, everyone took the shorter route back to the club grounds!  Matt Olin (along with his mom, Kathy) did a great job putting this all together.

 

PLAQUE SIGN:

In our clubhouse, we have a board mounted on the wall with all the plaques from each year of our shows.  But, some years are missing.  We need ones from before 1985 and one from 1990.  Do any members have one to donate back to the club so that our board will be complete?  If you do, contact Terry Bodine or Doris Manlief.

 


DID EVERY ONE REMEMBER TO PAY THEIR DUES FOR NEXT YEAR?  IF YOU HAVEN’T, PLEASE SEND THEM IN TO DORIS MANLIEF.  YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS ANY OF OUR NEWSLETTERS, DO YOU?

 

Check out our web site: illianaantiquepower.com    Pete VonStein does a super job keeping it current.

 

IT’S BEEN SO HOT THAT THE OTHER DAY I SAW A DOG CHASING A CAT, AND, THEY WERE BOTH WALKING!  WHEW!!