Upper Midwest A-C Club Board Members:


President Randy Larson

Vice President Bob Paulson

Secretary Terry Nowak

Treasurer Matt Wosmek

Director Joe Graunke

Director Lynn Bushard


Director Aaron Barneson


Director Tom Foss

Director Darrell Grams, Sr.




November 30 - As I read our local newspaper, election notices are becoming predominant. This also needs to include the Upper Midwest A-C Club's election notice, too.

                                        Notice of Spring Election

                                        Upper Midwest A-C Club

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that at an election to be held in Hutchinson, MN at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Country Diner, April 9, 2016, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for board member begins on April 9, immediately after election results are tabulated and made public. All terms are for 3 years.

                             Office                                 Incumbent         

                        Board Member                      Lynn Bushard

                        Board Member                      Darrell Grams, Sr.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that nominations will be accepted up to the closing of nominations, per the agenda, at the April 9th spring meeting. Nominations and a simple biography can be emailed to rlarson@orangespectacular.com or please contact me at (715) 723-1908 for other arrangements.

Done November 30, 2015

Randy Larson, Club President


November 27 - Memories of the 2015 Fall Banquet

Cakes were designed by Gary Agrimson

     Breaded Chicken Breast and Roast Beef         Somebody wanted to know why we served "John Deere vegetables"  

                                                                                                          What a meal!!!!

Vice-President Bob Paulson, "Do you have a ticket?"            Director Tom Foss has a ticket reserved!

      Rich Martin, Dave Clausen, and Luke Olson                 Arland and Caroline Lepper and Mavis Widlund

                                                                             Bob Paulson interviews some of the veterans we honored for their service

                                                                                                                                        Bob Paulson and Secretary Terry Nowak chat

  Treasurer Mat Wosmek chats with Mr. Lon Seegar                          The Schaunus Family

  John Simmons drove 1600+ miles for this meal! 

His friend Dick joined him that night         Harvey and Ruth Peterson of Adams, WI., our newest members

Ron and Bruce Gould, stand as we acknowledged their dedication to our freedom. Bruce really needs a haircut!

November 22 - Thank you to you all, who attended our fall banquet. We hope you enjoyed the meal, membership meeting and conversation. Social hour was to start at 4:30 but some anxious members started to show up at 3:50 and enjoyed snacks and so much conversation.

10/25 - ATTENTION QUILTERS....If you or anyone is interested in participating in the 2016 Orange Spectacular Quilt Show...check out our page and plan to compete in the 1st annual quilt show during the 2016 Orange Spectacular....Our 25th Orange Spectacular Show. Click the link and check out all of the details!!!!   http://www.orangespectacular.com/quiltshowandrules.html



Where are they?? As the Upper Midwest A-C Club prepares to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Orange Spectacular, we are looking at special events (we need your ideas too). So to help celebrate this milestone, the club would like to find the winners of OR the present owner of our past raffle tractors. It will be quite a feat, but have as many if not all, of the past raffle tractors on the showgrounds on the 4th weekend of July 2016. We need your help....do you know the following winners or do you know where the following winners/tractors are?
Show of 1994 - The “B” raffle tractor was won by Bill Becker of Foristell, Missouri

Show of 1995 - 1944 “C” Allis-Chalmers - Ted Nichols of Elk River, MN. Was called by phone

Show of 1996 - CA Allis, Anton Peltzer of Ramsey, MN

Show of 1997 - Raffle tractor “G” – Ray and Lois Tuma, Lonsdale, MN

Show of 1999 - D- 12 – Glenn Sider, Canada

Show of 2000 - 1959 D-10 - Nancy Dobratz - Watertown, MN

Show of 2003 - WD 45 Diesel Tractor, Philip Lewis – Louisville, IL

Show of 2005 - AC D-17, Duane Campbell, Currie, MN

Show of 2007 - AC 1952 IB, Has been sold to Chuck Smith, Oelwien, IA

Show of 2009 - AC 1962 D-10 Series II, Douglas Anderson, Finland,MN

Show of 2010 - Series II, D-15, Brandon Bursack - Canby, MN

If you know any of the above posted winners OR where the past raffle tractors are...PLEASE, contact me as soon possible, so we can plan to coordinate to have these tractors on the grounds for display in 2016. Contact me by phone at (715) 723-1908 or at  rlarson@orangespectacular.com  . As for winners not posted, I have their contact information available. I plan to personally invite them to attend our 2016 show and bring their prized possessions, including the raffle tractor of that year. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance!

Ladies....we have a quilt contest coming up! We will be featuring AND displaying the competing quilts at the 2016 (our 25th Anniversary) Orange Spectacular show. Intersted in making a quilt and being part of this exciting event? Please see the details on the side menu and click on the like "2016 Quilt Show and Rules". It is just not quilts...there are OTHER CATEGORIES, too!!!! Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2016 has become closer to becoming reality....July 2016 is the Orange Specatacular's 25th Anniversary....Your board of directors wants to make this 25th show to be a real milestone!!!!  Can you help with making the 25th a huge success? Let me know if you could help take on a couple of activities/ideas for coordination?  We are looking for an Anniversary Committee to come to together, come up with ideas, designate respondsibilites to other assistants, etc...  Communication with this committee can be done with email and phone calls....I would be MORE THAN HAPPY to assist the Anniversary Committee in any guidance....we are only a 1 year away....