Upper Midwest A-C Club Board Members:


President Randy Larson

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Vice President Bob Paulson


Secretary Aaron Barneson

Treasurer  Larry Karg

Director Joe Graunke

Director Lynn Bushard

Director Matt Wosmek

Director Terry Nowak

Director Tom Foss (not pictured)



Here is the Lawn and Garden line-up for this year's Orange Spectacular...

October 26 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Upper Midwest A-C Club's Fall Banquet!!!  November 8th will be the banquet at the VFW in Hutchinson, MN. We have our social hour, meal time, informational session, meeting and MANY door prizes, too!

You may have seen the announcement, in the newsletter, regarding Vice President Bob Paulson was trying to coordinate a "field trip" for our guests to visit area tractor collectors to view their collections. He has contacted me stating "Due to the late planting season AND now the late harvests.....he will have to postpone this exciting event".  Let's hope for an "average" planting and harvesting year next year.

October 26 - I have still have a survey looking for you input. Please take a moment to help us plan the future. Click on the link and add your opinion. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHDMYSQ

October 26 - Our fall banquet is just a couple of weeks away. Is/Are there ANY agenda item(s), you as a member, would like to see on the membership meeting agenda? If so, please contact me at rlarson@orangespectacular.com

October 26 - Just a reminder, we have to have the FINAL count for the banquet reservations in by November 4th!!! The VFW has been very lenient with us before to let us call in even a couple of days before the banquet for a food count. They are asking for our final count on the 4th....let's make your reservation NOW. Thank you for your understanding! 

Upcoming Show - Platte County Steam  and Gas Engine Show, Platte County Fairgrounds, Tracy, Missouri  64079

August 14,15,16, 2015   

FEATURING ALLIS CHALMERS TRACTORS Contact  Jerry Hagg  at 816-806-1957  for more information

October 10 - I come tonight with very sad news.....Carol and Brent Spies...our Orange Spectacular photographer (Most of the pictures you see on the website are done with Carol's photographic talent. Brent and Carol help tirelessly with decorating the pavilion and other areas before the show and hours of clean-up) are hurting. They lost their daughter, Melanie to cancer on Thursday....

You may recall, Alyx, a youth girl (Grand daughter of Carol and Brent) who helped us during set-up, have fun, and tear-down last year...Melanie is Alyx's mother.

Brent, Carol and Alyx....our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time in your lives. We pray for strength and faith during this trying time.

October 10 - Our phone rang last night at 9:16 p.m....with more sad news. Doug Stade, an assistant to Jerome Orbeck, our Swap Meet Coordinator, give us the news that we have lost a good friend and a member of the Upper Midwest A-C Club. Jerome lost his battle to cancer yesterday at 5:30 a.m. Jerome had battled cancer and won for a few years being cancer free until it came back recently. Doug had just called me the other night to inform me of Jerome's health and I was going to call his wife, tonight, and chat with her and to get an update on Jerome. Tonight, we know Jerome is with our Lord and is all well.

Please keep Jerome's wife Jayle, and his family in our thoughts and prayers.  

For the Spies and the Orbeck Families.....

Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and suffering is over
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread
And with Jesus' arm to lean on
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

- Unknown author

October 5 - You probably are wonder why I have forgotten about this important website. Please accept my apology for the issue. I haven't made time to maintain. We have are remodeling project at home and work has taken much of our spare time. Enough excuses...your newsletter has been completed by Nancy Schipansky....and with Gail's help...has been sent to the printer's press. Sky Printing works hard to make this newsletter what it is. "Thank you Nancy and Gail for your dedication!" I am excited to see this issue as we have a couple new sections...we hope you like the new additions.

August 7 - You may have heard the toys are in the mail or you may have received your new Model 100 combine. We hope you have a new toy which is not broken. We have had about ten (10) calls regarding broken toys. The majority of these ten (10) have a part broken on the unloading auger due to the manufacture's packing procedures. If you find that yours has a broken part, please contact:  Spec-Cast...(800) 844-8067 extension 248...and let Angel know your problem. She will take care of the issue. We are sorry for any inconveniences this has created. Due to uncontrolled circumstances, we apologize for any issues you have experienced. For more information regarding the Longshoreman strike, please read at  http://www.ilwu.org/  International Longshore and Warehouse Union.