Welcome to the Fall Harvest Days website, hosted by the Southeastern Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectables Society. We’re based in Union Grove, WI, which is about 20 miles south of Milwaukee. Our club puts on a Working Show every September at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove. Come join us for our 25th annual Fall Harvest Days (Sept 15 -17, 2017). This year our show will be featuring 175 Years of Case Tractors and Equipment (each year we present a different show theme/feature).
We have many members in Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with varied interests from tractors and farm equipment, farm toys, crafts, cars, trucks, and trains, etc. If you’re in the area, stop by our monthly meetings, held at the Legion Hall in Union Grove on the 1st Wednesday of every month except December. In addition to our show, we have a club ride and picnic in July, a plow day in September, and a Christmas Party in December. Any questions about our club or show please use the Contact Us link at the top of the page.
My View from the Tractor Seat November 2016 President- Randy Graf Vice-President- Brian Brown Treasurer- Bill Herreid Secretary – Bob Musgrave This has been the 25th year for our club. As you are probably reading this Newsletter, we are in the Thanksgiving season with the Holidays right behind. And by this time a new President of the United States will have been elected. Next year we are featuring 175 years of the J.I. Case Company. The Club has purchased a Case 311B tractor to use as a Raffle Tractor with a second and third prize. At the General Membership Meeting on 11/2/16 the decision was made NOT to have a December General Membership Meeting, the next meeting will be the January Meeting on 1/4/2016. Two things will be happening that night. In lieu of a Christmas Party/Spring Fling we will be doing what we did last year. There will be a Pot Luck Supper, doors open at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 with the meeting starting at the normal time of 7:30. Please bring a dish to pass, the Club will supply the drinks. January also means election time. A Club Election will be held at the meeting. All Officer’s positions are open and 3 Board positions are open. If you are interested in helping out the Club and serving on the Board, please let me or one of the Board Members know before then. We took an advisory vote regarding renting the Park for next year’s Show, and the majority of the people at the meeting said no. The Board will make a final decision at the 11/10/16 meeting based on that advisory vote. The general consensus regarding the Tractor Pull at our Show is to move it to Saturday afternoon to bring more people and Pullers in. I hooked at the Tractor Pull this year, and the majority of Pullers told me they would rather have it on Saturday afternoon rather than Friday Night. A lot of people have issues with trying to get to the Pull on Friday night after work. The details will be worked out in the next few months. I want to thank everyone who helped with the Show this year. We had some problems but they seemed to have worked themselves out. On a personal note, I have served on the Board or have been an Officer of this Club for 10 years or so. It is time for other people to step up. Thus I will not accept a nomination for a Board or Officer’s position at the January Meeting. I feel some things have happened this year that has been very detrimental to the Club. But there are people that feel the Club is not going in the right direction with me as President so I am stepping down and other people can be in charge. I will still plan on helping with the Tractor Pull, County Fair display, demonstrations at the Show, etc. If everything goes right I
From The Presidents Desk Hello fellow Club members, this is my first chance I have had to tell you who I am and my goals for the year. I’m a 51 yr old father of two daughters, My oldest daughter, as well as two of my brothers and father are members. My wife and I have lived on the family farm in Paris for the last 25 years. I’m a disabled mechanic and former 19 year fire fighter and fire chief. I collect Farmall tractors and International 2 bottom plows. My original plan was to run as vice president but that changed in February when I became president. My goals are to first insure that the Club will still exist for many years to come by becoming financially stable and to make being a member more enjoyable and have pride in belonging. My second goal is to get more members involved in Club activities, running the Club and expressing your ideas. Third, is to bring in young members so they can be mentored. Remember that in our membership we a vast untapped pool of history and knowledge that needs to be handed down to the younger generation. Feel free to contact me anytime and remember this Club is run by and for the members, not a select few. Thank you, Doug Boss Tractor Supply Co Ride Fathers Day June 21 We will be meeting at Park Side Café (across from the Fair grounds) at 8:30 am in the back room. Nate (owner) will have a full menu and breakfast specials. He would like to have the tractors parked on the west side of the parking lot for customers to see. We will be leaving the restaurant at 9:30 SHARP. T.S.C. will have vendors set up outside including lunch for sale. The show is 11 am to 2 pm. Big thanks for Matt and his crew at TSC and also PATS for donating a porta potty. We will be having Club raffles at 12pm and 1 pm, and also play games. Don’t forget your lawn chairs. UPCOMING EVENT DATES June 2015 3 Monthly Club meeting at 7:30 pm 7 Lions Chicken BBQ, Fair grounds 18 BOD meeting 7:30 pm 21 TSC Ride and Show 11-2pm, leave restaurant at 9:30 27 Racine County Farm breakfast 7-11 am, Noble Farm Hwy A & Sharp Rd July 2015 1 Club meeting 7:30pm 4 Union Grove parade 12 Club ride and picnic, more information at the June meeting 16 BOD meeting 7:30 pm 18 CASE picnic, Fair grounds. OFFICERS President - Doug Boss firstname.lastname@example.org 262-909-6490 Vice-president - Randy Graf email@example.com 262-939-5660 Treasurer - Bill Herreid firstname.lastname@example.org 262-818-0000 Secretary - Robert Musgrave Musgrave.email@example.com 262-210-8057 Board of Directors Dana Ishman firstname.lastname@example.org 262-633-9008 Linda Debrabender email@example.com 262-210-2352 Kirk Weese Ihcollector@juno.com 262-960-1302 Jerry Lebrick 262-878-3052 Ross Stowell 262-208-8420 FOR SALE 1943 Allis Chalmers B clean $1,600 John 262-221-5477 Woods 5 ft pull behind mower 3pt540 PTO LM59 John 262-221-5477 Tip
My View from the Tractor Seat September 2014 President- Randy Graf Vice-President- Paul Mantey Treasurer- Linda Debrabander Secretary – Gary Robers This is the 23rd year for our club. As you are probably reading this Newsletter, August will be over and we have our Annual Jim Fredrick Memorial Plow Days and the Show itself to look forward to. Plow Days (9/6) has been moved to where it was two years ago on the Hagemann Farm on Hwy 11, across from Eagle Lake Manor. A Free Will Donation Lunch will be provided. Plans for our Show are in place, we can use all the help we can get for working at the Show due to the anticipated crowd coming in. I got a call from a Car Club from Horicon who will be using our Show as a Road Trip Destination on Saturday or Sunday. On Saturday at Noon there will be a celebration by the Steamers for Kent Milam’s 1914 Case Steam Engine’s 100th year Birthday. A cake will be part of the Celebration. Below is Kent’s account of the Steamer’s History, per Kent: “My engine is a 1914 obviously, 65 hp case, serial #31270. It is a bob tail model, meaning it does not have the contractor bunkers. This makes it easier to fire from the ground when on the sawmill, but does not have a water source when moving. It also has wider rear wheels that were an option ordered from the factory. I am the 3rd owner, it was used to power a mobile sawmill that traveled from town to town. (that is why the cleats were removed). I was told that it was shipped to Bemidji, Minnesota by rail car, and then it sawed town to town until WWII started and the owner lost his crew to the war. It made it to Sparta, Wisconsin when the war broke out, were it was bought by the second owner in 1941. He thrashed and ran a sawmill on his farm in Sparta. He owned it for 60 years. I can get his name if you want, I do not want to spell it wrong, it’s rather long. I bought in 2001 and brought it back to Racine County again. The engine boiler was in very good condition, I have re-flued it and done some plumbing repairs, but she is still in her work clothes, just like I bought it. It has been at the Union Grove show since 2002 (except 2 years when I was gone with the army).” There has been a lot of discussion regarding the Newsletter not being sent out and being available on the Website. As you notice, this Newsletter has been sent out. Fred Schwartz mentioned we should send this out because of the info for our Show. There won’t be a Newsletter in December since our Holiday Party will be in January (see below). The next Newsletter will be in January after the January Meeting and the Elections. Our
My View from the Tractor Seat June 2014 President- Randy Graf Vice-President- Paul Mantey Treasurer- Linda Debrabander Secretary – Gary Robers Just to keep everyone up to date, we’re featuring 100 Years of Allis Chalmers Agriculture for 2014. We are raffling off a restored 1948 Allis Chalmers “G” with a belly mower. This is also the 23rd year for our club. Some updates. The Club Picnic and Tractor Ride has been moved to July 13th, which is a Sunday. Just too many things happening this summer to schedule around, The CaseIH Picnic is the day before on the 12th. The map for the tractor ride is in this Newsletter, since the Family Restaurant is closed, we will be meeting at the Old Settlers Bowling Alley for breakfast starting at 7:00. We would like to be on the road by 8:30. We shortened the route a little this year to allow getting to Mike and Linda’s a little earlier to be able to relax and socialize before lunch. We’re planning on serving at 12:00 if everything goes right. Cost will still be $20.00 for breakfast and a hat. Parking for trucks and trailers will be at the Fairgrounds as usual. More details on the breakfast will be announced at June or July’s General Meeting. Our break will be at Eagle Lake Park, bathrooms are available. We could use some help with blocking traffic as necessary, if anyone is interested, contact me. As far as the Picnic goes, beer, soda, and the meat will be provided, please bring a dish to pass. We could also use door prizes for after the meal. Thanks again to Mike and Linda Debrabander for hosting us. Union Grove Chamber of Commerce would like us to sign up for the 4th of July Parade. I will have a sign up list at the June General Meeting, that way I can sign everyone up at one time and the Club can be together. If you can’t make the meeting, contact me with your name and what you will be driving that day. Due to some issues with the Christmas Party costs going up, the BOD has decided to go along with the Christmas Party Committee’s recommendation to have a Party in January at St.Robert’s Church Hall. Some details are still being worked out. Those details will be explained at a Membership Meeting and the Newsletter as the year goes on. The Plow Day location has been changed due to the winter wheat kill at Racine Grain. The announcement of the new location will be done as soon as we know where we are going. I want to thank everyone that helped on May 10th with the Club clean-up at the Fairgrounds. We did not have to move everything out of the Horse Barn as we originally thought; the Raffle Tractor Trailer was cleaned out and stocked for selling Raffle Tickets. We straightened up the Office trailer and figured out what we’ll do for repairs.
Welcome to the Fall Harvest Days website, hosted by the Southeastern Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectables Society. We're based in Union Grove, WI, which is about 20 miles south of Milwaukee. Our club puts on a Working Show every September at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove. Come join us for our 25th annual Fall Harvest Days (Sept 15 -17, 2017). This year our show will be featuring 175 Years of Case Tractors and Equipment (each year we present a different show theme/feature). We have many members in Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with varied interests from tractors and farm equipment, farm toys, crafts, cars, trucks, and trains, etc. If you're in the area, stop by our monthly meetings, held at the Legion Hall in Union Grove on the 1st Wednesday of every month except December. In addition to our show, we have a club ride and picnic in July, a plow day in September, and a Christmas Party in December. Any questions about our club or show please use the Contact Us link at the top of the page. Thank You, Randy Graf
South East Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectibles Society (SEWAPCS) was organized on Wednesday, September 27, 1991, to preserve our agricultural past. Our first meeting was held on November 6, 1991, in the Union Grove Middle School Commons. Persons interested in old tractors, gas/"hit–n–miss" engines, farm machinery, garden machinery/implements, toys, crafts, or anything from the rural days gone by were (and still are) invited to attend. Fourteen interested people were present at the inaugural meeting. On December 4, 1991, the newly formed society met again and many new faces were present. Our first "Fall Harvest Days" show date was set for September 19 and 20, 1992, and was to be held at the Racine County Fairgrounds, Union Grove, Wisconsin . The first officers and directors for the club were elected as follows: President — Mike Popp, Vice–President — Gary Hanson, Secretary/Treasurer — Katie Hanson, Directors — Harley Hanson, Wayne Dropp, Paul Mantey, and John Davidson. In January, 1992, our first board meeting was held to discuss and formally accept membership dues, the club name, and details of the 1992 show. Admission charge for that first show was set at $2.00. Attendance at the 1992 show was 898 for the two days and 41 new members were signed up throughout the weekend. There were at total of 124 exhibitors and vendors which included 83 gas engines, 67 tractors, 24 garden tractors, 9 working exhibits, 5 craft vendors, 5 toy displays, 10 farm toy vendors, and 4 flea market vendors. That first show was considered a success. During that first year our membership had grown to 107 families. As membership continued to grow, new directors were added to the society in 1993. They were John Grimm and Roy Holler. Family memberships were now at 144 and our growth continued throughout the years. Presently our annual membership cost is $10.00 and a lifetime membership costs $50.00. Admission to our fall show is currently $7.00 and attendance, for the two day show, is over 4500 people. We now fill the entire fairgrounds with our exhibitors/vendors, provide activities for the entire family, and sponsor an antique tractor pull. Our yearly tractor raffle has become a major highlight for all who attend. A number of charities are sponsored by SEWAPCS and each year the club sponsors a tractor ride, picnic, plow day, and Christmas party. Our club is also active in assisting/supporting other local community events and groups throughout the year, including offering youth memberships. For our members, we offer a family—member scholarship. Anyone interested is encouraged to visit us wherever you see us and become a member of our organization. Membership forms are available on our "Forms" page of the website. We meet monthly on the first Wednesday at 7:30 P.M. at the Union Grove, Wisconsin American Legion Hall. For more information or if you have a question about antique tractors you can email us from our Contact Us page or if you want you can send a letter to — SEWAPCS, P.O. Box 134, Union
June 7th – Be sure to join us at our general membership meeting! 7:30 pm at the Legion Hall in Union Grove Wisconsin
June 18th Annual Fathers Day Tractor Show presented by S.E.W.A.P.C.S and Tractor Supply 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Burlington Tractor Supply Store 1801 Milwaukee Ave. Burlington Wisconsin