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: 

October 2017 Newsletter       

 October Meeting:  The general membership meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on October 12 at the Fire Barn in Waterloo (2523 Old River Road).  We have tentatively lined up a speaker to talk about battery maintenance.

Future Meetings & Events:

Date Event Location
October 12 General Membership Meeting – 7:00 Fire Barn, Waterloo
November 9 General Membership Meeting – 7:00 Fire Barn, Waterloo

Message from President Cheryl Dillon:  Fall is upon us.  Harvest has begun, the days are growing shorter, and dust will be flying.  Please be careful out there during harvest, whether you are actively participating or traveling on rural roads.

At our last meeting, a few members brought pictures and other items to share after the program.  I thought that was a neat way of engaging fellow members.  Please feel free to bring photos or other memorabilia to future meetings.

 Club Election:  The election of club officers and board members will be held during our meeting on November 9.   If you’re interested in serving in one of these positions, contact Cheryl Dillon at (402) 289-0632 or cdillon418@gmail.com.

 2018 Memberships:  We are now accepting membership renewals for 2018.  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:  As of September 14, our bank balance was $9,360.  Expenses for our annual show totaled $3,513, partially offset by income of $2,151.  The income total does not include proceeds from the sale of our wheat, which is still pending.

 Club Photographer:  Long time club photographer Roger Zeeb spoke about his photography hobby at our September meeting.  Harold Cowan presented Roger with a special award to recognize his many years of service.  We are still looking for a volunteer to fill Roger’s position.  If you have interest in taking over this role, contact Cheryl Dillon at (402) 289-0632 or cdillon418@gmail.com.

 Winter Wheat Update:  The EVAPA winter wheat crop was planted and fertilized on September 23.  Dave MacDonald arranged for the seed / fertilizer and disked the ground on September 23.  Jim Dillion and Dave followed with planting and an application of fertilizer.  Thanks to Bob Thompson for the loaner IHC 560 and Vala’s for the IHC drill.  Gretna Coop provided their small fertilizer spreader.

Tyrone Fries, Dennis Billeau, and Larry Kruse plowed the ground on September 14 to prepare for planting.  Thanks to this team for getting the wheat ground ready.

For our new members, we have almost three acres of ground east of Highway 50 and south of Springfield’s Main Street.  The winter wheat is threshed during our annual show.

 Featured Tractors for 2018 Annual Show:  Our 2018 annual show will feature brands that are now part of AGCO Corporation, including Allis-Chalmers, Cockshutt, Ferguson, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson, Minneapolis-Moline, and Oliver.

 Club Meeting Programs:  Eddie Biwer is planning programs for our club meetings.  If you have suggestions for a topic and/or speaker, please contact Eddie at eddiebiwer@msn.com or (402) 289-2807.

 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 tntagridiesel@yahoo.com.

 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:  jswartz@nebraskamed.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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