Yolo Antique Power Branch 158 - Woodland, CA

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BRANCH 158 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Branch 158 is the Yolo County chapter of E.D.G.E. & T.A. It was founded in 2004 in Woodland when a few local men and women with common interests decided to start an engine club. Membership is growing and the branch regularly participates in many local and regional shows and parades. Branch 158 also holds its own shows. In April, we conduct a two-day 120 mile tractor ride, the Colusa Casino Endurance Run. Each May, the Family Farm Festival, co-sponsored by the Heidrick Ag History Center, shows threshing, plowing, and other old time activities where the public is invited to come and see how things used to be. Each August, exhibits at the Yolo County Fair feature operating engines, tractors, and other old machinery. Each October, the Yolo Tractor Ride is a 24 mile drive in which members drive their old tractors throughout scenic Yolo County.

Members of Branch 158 are dedicated to maintaining a knowledge of and an interest in early American farm equipment. To this end they individually restore and preserve a variety of equipment, participate in local parades and fairs, put on demonstrations at local schools, and support the involvement of youth in these activities. Members hope that by maintaining and exhibiting our country’s heritage in the form of working equipment they can revive the memories of an older generation and help to educate the younger generations.

Branch 158 is a member of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Assn., Inc. Individual dues for principal members are $25.00 per year. Dues for auxiliary members are $17.00 each per year. Spouses and dependent children from 12 to 18 years old of principal members are considered auxiliary members. New members joining during each membership period will be considered members through the end of that period. Those with membership in a different EDGE & TA branch, may join Branch 158 with full membership privileges for $12.00 per year along with proof of membership (i.e., photocopy of card) in the other branch. Dues become due and payable on January 1st and are delinquent if not paid by April 15th.

Dues may be paid by mailing a check payable to EDGE&TA, Branch 158 along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope (principal and auxiliary members only) to Branch 158, c/o Sue Westwood, 310 Cross St., Woodland, CA 95695.

                The Baling Wire is a newsletter to provide Br. 158 members with reports of past events, calendar of coming events, letters, ads, club information, and tips for the restoration and preservation of vintage farm, mining, construction, and related machinery. There is no charge for ads in the Baling Wire.  All ads must be related to antique engines/tractors. For sale ads will be accepted from anyone, regardless of EDGE & TA membership.  Wanted ads will be accepted only from EDGE & TA members. Your input for the Baling Wire is most welcome.  Send to John Boehm, Editor, 14151 County Road 98A, Woodland, CA 95695-9134; Phone 530-668-9410, Fax 530-661-6744,  e-mail: rustyacres@yahoo.com.

Branch Officers for 2017

President:
Mike Cristler
PO Box 205, Zamora, CA 95698, cristler.restoration@gmail.com, (530) 666-7395

Vice President:
Kathy Boehm
14151 County Road 98 A, Woodland, CA 95695, quiltnurs@yahoo.com , (530) 668-9410

Secretary:
Sue Westwood
310 Cross Street, Woodland, CA 95695, swestwood@carbahalcpa.com, (530) 304-4735

Treasurer:
Sue Westwood
310 Cross Street, Woodland, CA 95695, swestwood@carbahalcpa.com, (530) 304-4735

Safety Director:
Wilbur Reil
25246 County Road 95, Davis, CA 95616, wilburreil@att.net, (530) 756-1018

Editor:
John Boehm
14151 County Road 98 A, Woodland, CA 95695, rustyacres@yahoo.com, (530) 668-9410

Membership Director:
Vacant