Craig Buss

102 E Baker Street

Arlington, MN 55307


Vice President

Joe Graunke

738 11/2 Street

Clayton, WI 54004



Terry Nowak

10205 201st Ave NW

Elk River, MN 55381



Darrell Grams, Sr.

34420 State Hwy 25

Green Isle, MN 55338


Other Board Members

Randy Larson

4573 110th Street

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


Lynn Bushard

10458 Moe Hall Rd NW

Garfield, MN 56332


Tom Foss

7229 153rd Lane NW

Ramsey, MN 55303


Joan Paulson

22202 Lace Ave.

Silver Lake, MN 55381


Scott Overgaard

5065 Eastwood Rd

Mounds View, MN 55112


click on the pdf for the fall 2017 banquet registration form.

Fall Banquet 2017

Upper Midwest Membership Meeting/Fall Banquet


VFW Hutchinson, MN


  • Call to order at 7:15 pm
  • Roll call Directors:   Joe G-Absent, Randy L-Absent        Terry N, Darrell G, Scott O, Joan P, Tom F, Lynn B and Craig B all were present
  • Approve Spring Minutes.   Xxx made a motion to accept.  Xxx approved.  Motion passed.
  • Secretary Report.   All is good.
  • Treasury Report.  $76194 in checking account.   Charlie made a motion at accept it as presented.   Scott seconded.   Motion carried.
  • Committee Reports
    • By Laws.   Lynn B & team are working on these.   Some additional work still needed on 2nd draft.
    • Toy.   Rich M reports next year’s toy is a 444 baler (die cast).
    • Swap Meet.   Doug reports 122 swap spots in 2017.  78 spots are already reserved for 2018.
    • Silent Auction.   Craig reports the 620 garden tractor is on auction via the website.
    • Quilts.  Dottie/Nancy report they will be leading this in 2018.
    • Garden Tractors.   No one to report.
    • Field Demos.   Gary A reports the winter wheat is planted.   Plan for 220 FWA and HD6 will be plowing again in 2018.
    • Membership (Arlene).   Arlene reports we are up to 445 members…55 are past due.    She also talked about archiving documentation (newsletters).
    • Trademark.  Darrell reports the club is now awaiting issuance of the Orange Spectacular.
    • Vendors, Tractor Pull, Etc.    Bob reports tractor pull went well.   Food Vendors did well.   Ladies Events went well.
  • Old Business
    • Outside accountant/audit.   Craig reports audit will be occurring soon.
    • Newsletter editor.   Request is that we need to get more stories going on A/C stuff.
  • New Business
    • Comment was made that for the remote ticket selling operations it would be helpful if we had the tractor there.
  • Announcements.
    • Dave C reported GOTO in TN and then in Pontiac, IL over Labor Day weekend.
    • Will need several officers to run for the board (Spring Meeting).
  • Adjourn Meeting
    • Charlie made motion to adjourn the meeting.   Brad G seconded.   Motion carried.