Upper Midwest A-C Club Board Members:

       Directors

President Randy Larson

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Vice President Bob Paulson

 

Secretary Aaron Barneson

 

Treasurer Larry Karg

Board Members:

 

Joe Graunke

 

Lynn Bushard

 

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Rich Martin

 

Matt Wosmek

 

 

 

 

Terry Nowak

 

 

 

 



 

4/13 - Need help with:

Club tickets sales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during various hours. Please call Rhonda at (715) 723-1908 for a list of open hours. Your help is much appreciated.

4/13 - We need help with:

Childrens Activities

Barrel Train drivers...using a hydro-static Allis-Chalmers lawn tractor

Please call Rita Everhart at (612) 618-8593 for a list of needed days and times

4/13 - Is there anyone willing to help out Rich Martin with the Toy and Craft vendor area? He is looking for help to see how the layout and operation works....as he needs a back-up in case he would not be able to do it, someone would be able to pick-up where Rich left off....can you help???? If so, let Rich Martin know...rmartin@orangespectacular.com (320) 587-6331...please consider this important position....

4/13 - More from our Spring Meeting:

Golf Cart Rentals - Board of Director Terry Nowak, will be coordinating the golf cart reservation/rental during the Orange Spectacular. Rates will be established at a later date, but at the present time, carts will be rented at $75.00 per day. If you are wanting to reserve one (1) or more, a non-refundable deposit will need to be paid before the show. If we don't have a deposit paid and you don't show up, the Upper Midwest A-C Club will have to pay for the cart's rent....and that is a loss to the club...not a good situation....I hope you understand :)

Show seminars - snap coupler, traction booster adjustment, plow setups, magnetos, diesel injection pumps, combine setup, possibly D-series adjustable front ends.

Fence Row Restoration - Lon Seegar will coordinate the fix-up of a roto-baler owned by Director Aaron Barneson. The baler will be "fixed-up" in the east end of the Indoor Tractor Display building and demonstrated before the end of the show. This unit hasn't operated for years.

After years of raising money for the club our membership approved the board to proceed with the purchase of a  50 x 120 x 14 foot side walls pole shed to ne erected at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. This pole shed would store equipment, for the Orange Spectacular only and also is a hardship to haul to the annual show. The fair board is excited the Upper Midwest Allis-Chalmers is willing to build on the grounds. There will be details, which will need to be worked out, with club membership storage and fairgrounds details. "THANK YOU" TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BOUGHT TOYS, PAID THEIR MEMBERSHIP DUES, AND GIVEN IN ANY WAY to the Upper Midwest Allis-Chalmers Club to make this possible.  We have dedicated members which store and haul equipment from miles away and deliver this rare equipment to the grounds. Without this equipment, our show would not be the show it is. With the machine shed on grounds, these dedicated members plan to bring more rare equipment, which we have not seen, to add more to the equipment displays. More news to come.....  

Scholarship Fund news - Ken and Jason Holz will be restoring a pedal tractor for the club's scholarship fund. The 190 bar grill pedal tractor will be auctioned off during the Saturday night tractor pull. We need your support.

WE NEED ANYTHING FOR NEWS IN OUR NEWSLETTER......DUE BY MAY 1ST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you help???

Board of director voting results - Re-elected to the board of the Upper Midwest A-C Club were: Aaron Barneson, Joe Graunke and Matt Wosmek to help continue the existance of the Upper Midwest A-C Club and the Orange Spectacular for the next three (3) years. The club voted to add Tom Foss (to replace Rich Martin as he was not running for re-election) to the board of directors. Tom, welcome to the board of the Upper Midwest A-C Club. "Thank you, to our board of directors for your dedication in helping our the Upper Midwest A-C Club and the Orange Spectacular"

Show toy - Larry Karg showed the Model 100 combine. Larry reported the toy will come in five (5) pieces and the parts will attach to teh main combine body by hidden magnets. Tooling costs were $11,000, 500 units ordered and 325 units already sold. Hurry and make out the check to reserve your toy(s) before they are all gone. After they are sold out, there will be no more! Thank you for your continued support!

3/26 - Here is what you have been waiting for! The 2014 Orange Spectacular Show Toy.

Attached is the order form. Please send your order to the adrress shown. Thank you for your support to the Upper Midwest A-C Club!        ONLY 500 produced

Here a view from the left side

Also see our 2014 Toy and Order Form page on the left side of this page or click on the following link http://www.orangespectacular.com/2014showtoy.html 

Attached is the order form. Please send your order to the adrress shown. Thank you for your support to the Upper Midwest A-C Club! ONLY 500 produced

The left side has a straw chopper attachment (not pictured)

3/26 - The following is the forecast for the Upper Midwest from The Farmers' Almanac:

APRIL 2014

1st-3rd. Slow clearing.
4th-7th. Unseasonably cold.
8th-11th. Showers, thunderstorms.
12th-15th. Unseasonably warm temperatures; increasing rain, thunderstorm activity.
16th-19th. Big storm to the east could bring late-season heavy, wet snow eastern Michigan, northeast Ohio.
20th-23rd. Partly sunny. Turning milder.
24th-27th. A brief shower, then turning unseasonably cold, but dry.
28th-30th. Rain, flakes of wet snow.

MAY 2014

1st-3rd. Stormy days/wet weather. Showers may linger in Louisville, Derby Day.
4th-7th. Ongoing risk of showers.
8th-11th. Cloudy, then stormy.
12th-15th. Clear, turning milder.
16th-19th. Widespread thunderstorm activity south to Kentucky. Some storms may be severe: watch out for brief downpours, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.
20th-23rd. Turning progressively warmer.

3/8 - Keane Thummel Collector Tractor, Signs, Pedal and Collectible Auction...2 day auction -

 Location - 509 Court Ave....Bedford, IA

Phone:877-915-4440

Fax: 574-831-5101

 

Jun 27 2014 - 8:30am; Also Online Bidding

Date: June 27, 2014

 Time 8:30 am CST

 

 Selling Order:

Friday: Toys, Pedals, Signs

Saturday: Tractor Parts, Tractors, Implements

Hotels:Bedford: Skylark Motel: (712) 523-1015

Clarinda, IA -20 miles, Super 8: (712) 542-6333, Celebrity Inn: (712) 542-5178, Colonial White House Bed & Breakfast: (712) 542-5006

Mt Ayr, IA – 30 miles, The Mount Ayr Inn & Suites: (641) 464-3500, Charlie-Jane B & B: (641) 464-2564,

Maryville, MO – 30 miles; Holiday Inn Express: (660) 562-9949, Comfort Inn: (660) 562-2002, Super 8: (660)582-8088, Eagles Lodge: (660) 582-8012, America's Best Inn: (660) 562-3111 

http://polkauction.com/auction/keane-thummel-collector-tractor-signs-pedals-and-collectible-auction-day-2

2/9 -All Crop Harvestor and Roto-baler seminar: If you have never wished to have the chance to see and hear Gary Agrimson lecturing the history of the roto-baler...well your wish has been answered. Gary's lecture lasts for about 22:00 minutes...At that point, Arland Lepper gives the training session of the Living History of the All-Crop Harvester. After Arland has finished his lecture, the video continues with a few minutes of the activities of the 2013 Orange Spectacular...Click on the link below and ......ENJOY 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkWHc8uI7-A

There is only one (1) glitch....the video starts about ten (10) minutes into the lecture.....To take the video to the beginning, slide the "dot", just above the timer, on the lower left side of the the video frame, left click/hold and drag to the left to start at the beginning....I have tried to change settings and I can't figure out what went wrong as the video starts at the ten (10) minute plus mark. NICE JOB GARY AND ARLAND!!!

 

2/9 - Attached is a video clip we have never had a chance to see. Wayne Stoddard of Waverly, IA has given us the opportunity to see the Orange Spectacular 2013 from a "birds eye view". "Thanks Wayne for this unique view no one ever gets to see!". This video is NOT the only video he has taken. This is 2 of 7 more to post in the next few weeks. Stay tuned to see more of the overhead view activity. Sit back and enjoy the 10+ minute video... as is titled "Orange Spectacular 2013 at Hutchinson, MN - Bird's Eye View of the show - 2". Click on the following link,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr0l6u2xXYw 

 

2/9 - Hey kids, check this out! Rita Everhart, our Children Activities Coordinator, has come up with another great idea to be done during the 2014 Orange Spectacular. After a very small fee is paid, you will be given this wooden cut out...

 

Any of our young and young-at-heart guests will be able to paint this, at the Children Activities building. Rita will have many colors there for you paint your new Christmas ornament so it may look something like this:

Rita, "Thanks for the new great idea for our guests who desires to take home a keepsake, for a lifetime, which can be made and remembered!"

1/5 - This has not been mentioned for quite sometime....please feel free to post special events on our website's calendar http://pub44.bravenet.com/calendar/show.php?usernum=3711912145&y=2014&m=01&d=10 The calendar link can also be found near the bottom of left side bar. Click on the link and post your special event, birthday, etc.... 1.) Click on the day you wish to post your event.....2). click "post a new event" and fill in the rest. If you are a member of another club, please post your club's event(s)/shows on our calendar. Please email me if you have any troubles posting an event  rlarson@orangespectacular.com   

1/2 - Attached is a video clip we have never had a chance to see. Wayne Stoddard of Waverly, IA has given us the opportunity to see the Orange Spectacular 2013 from a "birds eye view". "Thanks Wayne for this unique view no one ever gets to see!". This video is NOT the only video he has taken. I have seven (7) more to post in the next few weeks. Stay tuned to see more of the overhead view activity. Sit back and enjoy the 10+ minute video... as is titled "Orange Spectacular 2013 at Hutchinson, MN - Bird's Eye View of the show - 1". Click on the following link,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYObZXwl4ic&feature=youtu.be 

The video appears it was taken during set-up before the start of the show on Friday, July 26, 2013.

 

Our future depends on young men like this!!! Encourage others to be part of the Upper Midwest A-C Club and to help make the future Orange Spectaculars become bigger and better. More people, more ideas, less work for everyone...More time to have fun during the shows......