Twin Rivers Meeting Notes
October 9th, 2017
Twin Rivers met on October 9th, 2017 at the community building during regular time, 8:00.
The flag pledge was said by everyone and a short prayer by Jim Grosz.
· Minutes were read from the last meeting and the motion to approve was by Ron Koening, seconded by Jim Grosz.
· Treasurers report was read and the motion to approve was done by Jay Larson, seconded by Jim Grosz.
· Discussion on the Hay Slide was that it would be accepted, motion to get it in the near future was made by Austin Miller and seconded by Brian Neugebauer.
· The Hog House was discussed further and decided what type of foundation to use, either cement foundation or set down on wood timbers. Jay Larson made a motion to make a 4-foot concrete wall for the foundation and Austin Miller seconded this motion.
· There are leftover supplies from the Fall Festival. (Pop, Chislic, Water) Anyone interested in these items should contact Glennis Stern for purchase.
· It was suggested to pour concrete for the old scale that was donated by the Uherekas. This would be in the demonstration area.
· Our club’s 15th anniversary is in 2018. We are looking for suggestions to celebrate the upcoming year.
· Next year’s date for the Fall Festival is September 8th and 9th. Motion to accept the date was made by Austin Miller, Jim Grosz seconded the motion.
· The club Christmas party is tentatively set for January 20th, 2018 in Tripp, SD at the dugout. Motion to accept the party date was made by Austin Miller, seconded by Jim Grosz.
· Jean Grosz has taken inside pictures of the house for future reference and/or insurance purposes.
· It was mentioned to plant more trees in the center of the yard.
· The restroom facilities were mentioned. Discussion included what is the best way to do it. It was mentioned to form a small committee to explore the best options on this.
· Volunteers for the Restroom Committee are Dale Bitterman, Mike Fechner, Brian Weisser, and Allen Vilmow.
· Dale Bitterman said there could be matching funds from the Modern Woodman insurance company for the future restrooms.
· Motion by Ron Koenig to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Harry Guthmiller.
Notes submitted by Brian Weisser
Next Meeting November 13 at 7:30 PM Delmont Community Building
November Monthly Meeting
November 13, 2017
Delmont Community Building, Delmont, SD
Rivers Old Iron Monthly meeting at the Delmont Community Building in Delmont on November 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM with 30 members present. President Stern called the meeting to order with the Pledge to the Flag and a prayer said by Myron Sonne.
Minutes read from the October meeting read by Brian Weisser with no corrections. A motion by Harry Guthmiller and seconded by Ron Koenig. Motion carried.
Report read by Mike Fechner, with no corrections. A motion by Rich Luebke. Seconded by Robert Wuertzer. Motion carried.
Farm Scale: Concrete forms are in and waiting for concrete.
Mike Fechner is working on the 501-C3 with the committee and should be complete by the end of November. More updates later.
The 2017 Christmas Party scheduled for January 20, 2018, at noon at the Dugout in Tripp. More updates later, with invitations sent out.
Twin Rivers Old Iron Association is in its 15th year. We may be holding a special event for the anniversary. More updates later.
Featured equipment for 2018, with the club discussion, with J.I. Case Equipment. A motion by Austin Miiller, a second by Vernon Kraft, to feature J.I. Case Equipment for the 2018 show to be held September 8-9 at the Farm Show.
Fischer Building ready to be moved—waiting for Harvest to be done for helpers.
Planting trees in yard. Order from S.C.S. at the estimated cost of $20 per tree for 5-7 foot. Dan Kurtenbach shared with the group the idea of purchasing a tree in memory of family and friends, which would make a nice memorial. A motion by Rich Luebke and second by Vernon Kraft to have Glennis Stern order 12+ trees
The committee is working on different options and prices. Dale Bitterman, committee member, has made contact with Modern Woodman Insurance, with matching funds. Dale and committee members are working with paperwork with Modern Woodman. But the club has to hold a fund raiser to receive matching funds. With club discussion, a motion by Brian Weisser with a second by Bryan Neugebauer to hold a fundraiser in the Spring.
Corn is picked. The crib is about 2/3 full. Picked with a John Deere Model 60 tractor, with a 237 picker and an IHC Model 300 tractor with an IHC pull-type corn picker. 4 hoist wagons and a John Deere elevator.
A shed for grilling and frying chislic—Dan Fechner said these units should be in a separate building to keep the smoke from displays and workers. Dan Kurtenbach and Bryan Neugebauer are looking at shed options. More updates later.
With no more business, meeting was adjourned at 9:30. Dave Hiles made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Vernon Kraft.
Next meeting scheduled for February 12, 2018 at Delmont Community Building @ 7:30 PM with club election.
February Monthly Neeting
February 12, 2018
Delmont Community Building, Delmont, SD
Twin Rivers Old Iron Monthly meeting was held at the Delmont Community Building in Delmont on February 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM with 22 members present. Vice President Rich Luebke called the meeting to order with the Pledge to the Flag and a prayer said by Myron Sonne.
George Sandhoff read the minutes from the November 13, 2017 meeting. There was one correction: the time of fund raising for the restroom project should have been a fall fundraiser instead of a spring fundraiser. A motion by Austin Miiller and seconded by Allan Villmow to accept the amended minutes. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report read by Mike Fechner, with no corrections. A motion by Harry Guthmiller, and seconded by Robert Wuertzer to approve the report. Motion carried.
Dr. Mark Werning representing the Parkston Historical Society visited with club members about the country schoolhouse located in the east park in Parkston. Dr. Werning reported that the Historical Society was going to be dissolved and the society would like to donate the school with contents to the Twin Rivers Old Iron Association. The Historical Society would be willing to fund half of the moving costs. Dr. Werning reported that the schoolhouse, donated to the Historical Society by the Ray C DeWald family, was moved from their property to Parkston. Dr. Werning said it would be nice to move it back to the Delmont community. With member discussion, a motion was made by Myron Sonne and a second by Leo Holzebauer to accept the building. Motion carried. Vice President Luebke asked for volunteers to head up the schoolhouse project. Dan Kurtenbach, Bryan Neugebauer, Jay Larson, and George Sandhoff volunteered.
Mike Fechner reported on the progress of the 501C3 non-profit status paperwork. He said Kenny Cotton completed his part and the documents have been sent off to US Treasurers Office for final approval.
Jay Larson made a motion to rescind a motion made during the October 9, 2017 meeting regarding the change in the foundation for the Fischer building. Jim Grosz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There was a lot of discussion with different ideas for restrooms. The major issue with the project is the cost. Committee members are working on the project. Committee member Dale Bitterman reported he received a call from Modern Woodman confirming that with matching funds they will match up to $2500 of the project. Dale said some activity has to get started to make sure we keep the funds, because there are other organizations applying for matching funds.
Jim Grosz and Glennis Stern are working on ordering different varieties of trees for the farm. Committee members will receive an update in March.
Chislic and grilling shed project lead by Dan Kurtenbach and Bryan Neugebauer with help from Dan Fechner. Will report later.
J.I. Case equipment for the 2018 Fall Harvest. Jay Larson will invite J.I. Case clubs in different areas to the Fall Festival. Jay will give an update in March. 2
Larry Varilek will work with Ron Globke on the tractor drive. The date and route will be determined later.
Club members brought up a few suggestions for the consignment sale. Dale Bitterman and George Sandhoff will make contact with Maurice Bueber and Jerry Stoebner regarding the date.
We need ideas on ways to celebrate TROI Association 15th anniversary throughout the year.
Richard Luebke and George Sandhoff’s 3-year terms are up on the Board of Directors. Vice President Luebke dismissed himself and appointed Jim Grosz to be in charge of the election. Jim Grosz opened the floor for nominations. With a long moment of silence, Jay Larson nominated Richard Luebke and George Sandhoff for another 3 years. Nominations ceased. Motion carried.
The club needs to have either a safety deposit box or safe to secure the club history, bylaws and important papers. Dan Kurtenbach said he would donate a safe.
The Rolan and Donna Erck family would like to donate an Allis Chalmers self-propelled combine to the club. The club members decided there is storage for the machine. Bryan Neugebauer made the motion, seconded by Mike Fechner to accept the donation. Motion carried. Leo Holzbauer has some equipment he would like to donate to the club. He will update the club in the near future.
Request for Donation:
The Tripp Delmont School asked for donations for after prom party. Jim Grosz made a motion seconded by George Sandhoff to donate $50 to the after prom party. Motion carried.
Club members reported a need for more billboards and signage to advertise for the Fall Harvest Festival. Club members discussed cost and location of the signs. There will be further discussion at a future meeting. A reminder for all club members to check our existing signs and billboards to make sure all information is included and correct (including dates, addresses, locations).
Club members talked about building maintenance and repair of all the farm buildings. One suggestion was to ask club members to volunteer to adopt one farm building. The volunteer would be responsible for looking the building over and making suggestions for any needed repairs or future upkeep needs in time to complete if possible (depending on cost and available workforce) before the Fall Festival. With club discussion, Jim Grosz made a motion to ask club members to volunteer to be responsible for watching over one farm building for needed repairs and updates and reporting to the board. Leo Holzbauer seconded the motion. Motion carried. With no further business, Vice President Luebke asked for adjournment. Motion by Austin Miiller seconded by Ron Koenig to adjourn the meeting at 10:30p.m.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 12, 2018 at 7:30 in the Delmont Community room. George Sandhoff Club Secretary
Thank you to everyone who attended, helped with, and arranged the Christmas party at the Dug Out in Tripp. Special thanks to Mary Schuh and her staff for the great food and warm welcome for the party.
A big thank you to all involved in moving the Fischer building. It was greatly appreciated.
March 12, 2018
Delmont Community Building, Delmont, SD
Twin Rivers Old Iron Monthly meeting was held at the Delmont Community Building in Delmont on March 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM with 30 members present. Glennis Stern called the meeting to order with the Pledge to the Flag and a prayer said by Leo Holzbauer.
George Sandhoff read the minutes from the February 12, 2018 meeting. A motion by Austin Miiller and seconded by Harry Guthmiller to accept as read. Motion carried.
Treasure’s Report read by Mike Fechner, with no corrections. A motion by Jay Larson, seconded by Vernon Kraft to approve the report. Motion carried.
School Building: After a visit with Weidenbach construction, the club can use their moving equipment and cement forms for foundation at no cost. Paul Weidenbach would provide a person to help with moving but there would be a charge for the person helping. The schoolhouse committee is in charge of selecting the location. The committee members are Jay Larson, Bryan Neugebauer, Dan Kurtenbach, and George Sandhoff.
Restroom: Discussion held regarding restrooms. The club considered the following:
Cost of porta pots per year- restrooms are not only for our farm show but for other events that organizations may want to use or rent.
Been on our radar for past 10 years
Input from show attendees-want more sanitary and clean facilities. Running water is preferred over hand sanitizer.
What style or type of building do we need or want
How to pay for it: Matching funds are in progress, donations, or investors?
Restroom committee (Brian Weisser, Mike Fechner, Dale Bitterman, and Allan Villmow) and club members and board member Jim Grosz presented a blueprint adding a 40 x 40 addition to the east wall of the Villmow shed with restrooms on the North wall of the new addition.
Discussed how to proceed with project with input from all members present
A lot of discussion: doing it in phases-put up structure first; cement and plumbing and wiring later- depends on funding.
A motion by Jay Larson, seconded by Austin Miiller to get the building started and secure a line of credit or funding if needed. Motion carried.
Tractor Drive: June 2, 2018 Larry Varilek and Ron Globke in charge. More information coming.
15th Anniversary: Someone suggested the biggest project is the restrooms.
Consignment sale: The date discussed was August 4th, but not confirmed.
Projects: Trees, hay slide, finish Fischer building, farm scale, finish yard lights, and install stove in Kitchen for summer projects.
Loading Dock- President Stern suggested moving the loading to the northwest hay field dock because of congestion in gate area. This location would decrease congestion by keep the trucks away from the farm activities and decrease potential for accidents. With club discussion, a motion by Dan Kurtenbach, seconded by Jim Grosz to move the loading dock to the new location. Motion carried.
Fischer Building- Manure boards: A motion by Mike Fechner, seconded by Allan Villmow to have Jim Grosz order 2 x 12 foot treated wood boards instead of tongue and groove boards to finish the Fischer Building. Motion carried.
The club has the opportunity to serve lunch at an auction sale on Saturday April 14th in Parkston Legion hall. Plans are in progress on what to serve. Further information will be coming for food and help.
Motion by Mike Fechner seconded by Ron Koenig to adjourn the meeting at 9:30. The next meeting is scheduled for April 9, 2018 at 7:30 in the Delmont Community room.
Club Member Ralph Winegar requested to put this in the next Newsletter.
The Farmer’s Will
To my wife, my overdraft at the bank-maybe she can explain it.
To my banker, my soul-he has the mortgage on it anyway.
To my neighbor, my clown suit-he’ll need it if he continues to farm as he has in the past.
To the ASCS, my grain bin-I was planning to let them take it next year anyway.
To the county agent, 50 bushels of corn to see if he can hit the market-I never could.
To the junkman, all my machinery-he’s had his eye on it for years.
To my undertaker, a special request-I want six implement and fertilizer dealers for my pallbearers. They are used to carrying me.
To the weatherman, rain and sleet and snow for the funeral, please-no sense in having good weather now.
To the gravedigger-don’t bother. The hole I’m in should be big enough.
April 9, 2018
Delmont Community Building, Delmont, SD
Twin Rivers Old Iron monthly meeting was held at the Delmont Community Building in Delmont on April 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM with 22 members present. Glennis Stern called the meeting to order with the Pledge to the Flag and a prayer said by Myron Sonne.
George Sandhoff read the minutes from the March 12, 2018 meeting. A motion by Harry Guthmiller and seconded by Jim Grosz to accept as read. Motion carried.
Treasurer Mike Fechner was absent from the meeting. No treasurers report given.
Tax 5013C application is in the hands of a committee. Update to come.
Restrooms-The committee in charge of the restrooms provided a blue print for the club members. Much discussion was had with many ideas for the committee. President Stern and club members thanked the committee- Dale Bitterman, Mike Fechner, Jim Grosz, Allan Villmow, and Brian Weisser- for their work with planning of the inside of the restroom project. With club discussion, a motion by Myron Sonne and a second by Austin Miiller to proceed with the inside restroom plans of the project. Motion carried. Jim Grosz reported the outside building materials are on order for the restroom project.
Tractor Drive-Scheduled for June 2, 2018. Larry Varilek routed the drive from the farm to Tripp Lake, lunch at Tripp Lake, and return to the farm. It is approximately 38 miles in length.
Consignment Sale-scheduled for Saturday August 18, 2018 at the farm. Additional updates coming later.
Saw Mill-Saw Mill blades will be taken to Ponca Nebraska for straightening and sharpening. Thank you to Leo Holzbauer and Dozy Dozark for delivering them.
Trees-Jim Grosz priced replacement trees on the farm site. With club discussion Jay Larson made a motion to purchase trees, seconded by Jim Grosz. Motion Carried. Some club members offered to donate money towards trees and will be in contact with Jim about their donations.
Pop Cooler-Rich Luebke reported that the Parkston Legion VFW has a pop cooler that needs repair and would donate it to the club for hauling away. Club decided to take the cooler and see if it could be repaired. Update at next meeting.
Rack Cards-Glennis Stern was contacted by Earla Strid that she and Dick would be attending the S.D. tourism meeting in Pierre. There is a charge of $40 to attend. The rack card is part of SD tourism and the cards were purchased with Kuchen Festival in conjunction with Twin River Old Iron splitting the cost. The cards are placed in roadside parks, rest areas and other areas in our state. Myron Sonne made a motion to fund the $40 for their attendance, seconded by Gerry Koch. Motion carried.
Motion by Rich Luebke seconded by Jay Larson to adjourn the meeting at 9:30. The next meeting is scheduled for May 14, 2018 at the Delmont Community room.
President Stern reported that Mike Fechner did not receive the name of the individual who paid their membership dues with cash. If you know who this is please call Mike Fechner at 605-770-0851
We are trying to update our records. Please pay your membership dues if you have not paid them. Any questions, please call Mike Fechner.
Tractor Drive is scheduled for June 2, 2018. It is fun for all ages.
Save the Date: Consignment Sale is set for August 18, 2018.