Newsletter / Oct – Dec 2019


Saturday, Oct. 19th 6:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 16th 6:00 pm-See change below
Saturday, Dec. 7th 6:30 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Location: Lion’s Club House,
420 6th Ave., Three Rivers, Mi.



will take place at the October meeting. Your dues must be current to vote and/or run for office.


There will be no bake/craft sale. The club voted not to have them. This is something that could change in the future if club members decide to have it again.


We will celebrate the holidays together December 7 at 6:30 at the Lion’s club house. Bring your own plates/silverware and a dish to pass. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a gift for a man if you’re a man and woman if you’re a woman. Mark it accordingly. If you wish your child to participate, bring a gift for a child so marked. No other meeting is scheduled for Dec.


The January 2020 meeting will be Sunday, January 19th at 2:30 at the Lion’s club. The January newsletter may be late due to the inclusion of financial data.


A BIG “THANK YOU” to all who came on the extra work day before the show. It was well attended and a lot was accomplished.

27 tractors participated in the 55 mile tractor tour before the show this year. The route was completed with no breakdowns and no one had to be towed. We had some first time participants who said it was fun.

The August show was a success. The registered counts were 186 tractors, 91 garden tractors, 9 stationary engines and 24 others. New this year were 4 rail cars and 1/3 scale operating case steam engine and hay raker. A HUGE “THANK YOU” to all who helped, especially in the food shoppe. See drone picture taken by Dick Reynolds at end of newsletter. The Mackinac bridge crossing included 1168 tractors. 34 of those tractors with 17 buddy riders were from our club. Some rain during the ride didn’t deter them. All went well.

2019 SJVOEA Tractor Show
August show picture. Note the (bluish) roof of the new pavilion over the picnic tables and the new garden tractor track.

We displayed 90 tractors and 32 garden tractors at the Centreville Fair. Many children had their picture taken on a tractor just for that occasion. Thanks to our members, we had lots and lots of food and fun. 30 of our tractors, led by Fred Henningsen, participated in 3-4 mile tractor ride Saturday. Another big ‘THANK YOU’ to all who helped set up, tear down and helped in the kitchen tent. See drone picture taken by Dick Reynolds.

St. Joe County Fair 2019
Centreville Fair picture.



1945 John Deere B. Contact Terry Bowlby 269-445-7210.

2020 DUES

($8.00 for 18 yrs. and older, $1.00 for 17 yrs. and under) can be paid at meetings or send a check made out to St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association to Judy Hollister, 3220 Detroit Rd., Niles, MI 49120

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