Sue is the wife of Dick Tombrink, one of the founding members of EDGE&TA Branch 29. She currently serves as Membership Chairman handling the task of collecting dues and reporting memberships to National. For more than 20 years, Sue has overseen and organized the club’s volunteer work force at our shows. She also sets up and handles the cash drawers for the various venues like the front gate, the pop shack, and the pie and ice cream. She ensures that handicap parking is set aside near the front gate prior to the start of the show and gets the picnic tables set up in the park area for the food service. This is just a few of the things Sue handles during our show making it possible for the rest of us to concentrate on the field events.
Sue has always put in the “behind the scenes” work enabling our club to grow into the 2nd largest EDGE&TA Branch with over 200 members and families. She also ensures that our other events like our Ice Cream Social and our annual Pot Luck Dinner are successful. Sue’s enthusiasm and her support of her husband’s old iron hobby is definitely genuine as she enjoys getting involved. When not making sure things are running smooth at the front gate, you can find her playing a steam calliope in period dress or driving around in her John Deere powered outhouse.
I believe Sue to be a great candidate for Hall of Fame status as she embodies the spirit of our old iron hobby. Sue is dedicated, a hard worker, and represents our Branch 29 well. She has enjoyed attending other EDGE&TA shows as well as EDGE&TA regional and national meetings. She has been instrumental in the success & growth of EDGE&TA Branch 29.