Newsletters

A report of the actions and discussions from each monthly meeting will be distributed to the membership through the club newsletter. The newsletter also includes information about upcoming club events. Members can receive the newsletter either by e-mail or by U.S. mail. The newsletter is usually distributed about 12 days before the next monthly meeting.

Latest available monthly newsletter: 

December 2017 – January 2018 Newsletter 

January Meeting:  Our annual new member meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on January 18 at Claas Omaha (8401 S. 132nd Street).  All members are encouraged to invite prospective members.  Please bring a photo ID as all participants will be required to sign in.  Following the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Claas combine assembly area.  The assembly area is unheated, so dress warmly.  Secretary Jeff Meyer will also be accepting membership renewals.

 Future Meetings & Events:

Date Event Location
January 18 General Membership Meeting – 7:00 Claas Machinery, Gretna
February 10 Annual Members Banquet Farmer Browns, Waterloo
 Mar 8  General membership Mtg  Fire Barn, Waterloo
 Mar 22  Board Meeting  Fire Barn, Waterloo

Officers for 2018:  The primary item of business at the November general membership meeting was the election of officers.  New officers include Cheryl Dillon, President; Jeff Meyer, Secretary; and Benny Benschoter, Treasurer.  The vice president position will remain vacant for now.  Dwight Anderson, Rich Braesch, Jim Dlllon, Mike O’Brien, and Jeff Siebels will serve on the Board.  The membership thanked outgoing Vice President Eddie Biwer and Board member Al Gould for their service.

 New / Returning Members:  EVAPA welcomes James Muegge of Elkhorn, Stan Timm of Omaha, and Tom Zoucha of Elkhorn.

 Message from President Cheryl Dillon:  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Thank you for allowing me to be your 2018 EVAPA president.  We accomplished many things this past year, and I am looking forward to 2018.  I have enjoyed the photos, memorabilia, and stories that members have shared at meetings, and have been impressed with the way members help each other with their tractors and equipment.   I plan to continue to connect names and faces.

We will begin 2018 with our annual new member meeting at Claas on January 18 at 7:00 PM.  I encourage everyone to invite someone to attend.  We will have an overview of our club and its activities, a speaker, and a tour of the Claas plant.  If possible, please arrive a little early as everyone will need to sign in for clearance.  Our annual banquet is scheduled for February 10 at Farmer Brown’s in Waterloo.  This is a wonderful social gathering for our members and their guests.

 Message from Outgoing Vice President Eddie Biwer:  Thank you to all members who assisted me with 2017 meeting programs.

 2018 Memberships:  As of mid-December, we have 140 members in good standing.  Membership renewals for 2018 are being accepted.  To renew your own membership or provide a gift membership for someone else, complete the enclosed membership form.  Send the completed form along with $30 to Jeff Meyer, 7108 N. 121st Street, Omaha, NE 68142.

 Treasurer’s Report:  Since the annual financial report (see below), there have been two expenditures:  $122 for hayrack ride food and refreshments and $157 for wheat seed and fertilizer.  The wheat will be threshed at our annual show in August.  As of mid-December, the club’s bank balance was $9,387.

Annual Financial Report (as of November 9, 2017)

Our 2016-2017 operating results include income of $8,201 and expenses of $8,946, for a net loss of $745.

Assets include a checking account balance of $9,286 and five certificates of deposit with a total value of $14,082.  In addition, EVAPA owns equipment with an estimated value in excess of $20,000.

 Annual Banquet:  The 2018 EVAPA banquet will be held on Saturday, February 10 at Farmer Brown’s in Waterloo (2620 River Road Drive).  Social hour will begin at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30 PM.  Menu options include Prime Rib – $25.00, Jumbo Shrimp – $22.00, Club Steak – $18.00, and Fried Chicken (4 pc.) – $15.00.  All dinners include salad, baked potato, and hot bread.  The tip is included in the price.

We will also conduct our silent auction beginning at 5:30 PM.  Please bring donations for the auction.  All proceeds are donated to COPE (Community Outreach Program of Elkhorn).   Please RSVP to Cheryl Dillon at (402) 630-6147, (402) 289-0632, or [email protected].  Club members, spouses, significant others, and friends are invited. Please join us for a night of fun, dinner and social time!

 2018 Annual Show:  Our 2018 annual show is scheduled for August 3-5.  The show will feature brands that are now part of AGCO Corporation, including Allis-Chalmers, Cockshutt, Ferguson, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson, Minneapolis-Moline, and Oliver.  Watch for our listing in the Farm Collector Show Directory and the Antique Power Show Guide.

Battery Tips:  Travis Hall from Interstate Battery was on hand at our November meeting to discuss battery maintenance.  Travis runs the Interstate distributorship in Gretna and has 26 years of experience.  Here are some key takeaways:

 Club Meeting Programs:  Until the vice president position is filled, Cheryl Dillon will plan programs for our club meetings.  If you have suggestions for a topic and/or speaker, please contact Cheryl at (402) 630-6147, (402) 289-0632, or [email protected].

Tractor Service and Repair:  New member Tim Dunn is owner of TnT Agri Diesel LLC in Logan, IA, which specializes in service and repair of all makes and models of tractors, including antiques.   Besides service and repair of engines, transmissions, and hydraulic systems, his shop does in house carburetor rebuilds and diesel injection system repair.  He can also resurface, crack check, and rebuild cylinder heads.  Business address is 3362 270th Street, Logan, IA 51546.  You may contact Tim at (712) 216-2691 or [email protected]

 Shirts, Hats, Magnetics Signs, and Name Badges:  Show your equipment with pride with EVAPA apparel, magnetic signs, and name badges.  Send orders and payment (check payable to EVAPA) to Larry Swartz, 1110 Parc Drive, Papillion, NE 68046.   Phone: (402) 250-2367.   E-mail:  [email protected].

 

 

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Time Event Location
10:00 – 10:30 AM Unload tractors Pesek’s farm
11:00 AM – Noon Tractor ride Pesek’s farm to Valley
Noon – 2:00 PM Display tractors Valley
2:00 – 3:00 PM Tractor ride Valley to Pesek’s farm
3:00 – TBD Pot luck with brats and burgers Pesek’s farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Event Location
10:00 – 10:30 AM Unload tractors Pesek’s farm
11:00 AM – Noon Tractor ride Pesek’s farm to Valley
Noon – 2:00 PM Display tractors Valley
2:00 – 3:00 PM Tractor ride Valley to Pesek’s farm
3:00 – TBD Pot luck with brats and burgers Pesek’s farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Event Location
February 6 Significant Other Dinner Farmer Browns
March 9-10 Triumph of Ag Expo CenturyLink Center
March 10 General Membership Meeting Fire Barn
April TBD Board Meeting Fire Barn
April 14 General Membership Meeting Fire Barn

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Date Meeting Type Location
January 7 Board Fire Barn
January 14 General Membership Class Omaha
February 6 Significant Other Dinner Farmer Browns
March 10 General Membership Fire Barn

 

 

 

Asset Estimated

Value

AED $1,247
Banner Cart $250
Chalker $50
Clothing $1,400
Computer (laptop) $250
Coolers $50
Dyno $250
Dyno Water Tank $100
Gateway Arch $300
Gravity Flow Wagon $350
Hayrack $500
Hayrack $800
PA System (small) $125
PA System (large) $1,700
PA System (portable) $150
Packer $1,000
Refrigerator $50
Sawmill portable) $3,800
Tents (3) $450
Trolley $2,800
Total $15,622

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Time Slot # Needed
June 27 :00 M – 07:30 AM One
June 27 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM One
June 27 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM Three
June 27 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM Two
June 28 07:00 AM – 09:00 AM One
June 28 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Two
June 28 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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