Meet the Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club Officers

The Lewis-Clark members are a rather "laid back" group -- easy to get along with. That makes the officers' jobs really easy.

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Bruce Petty, President. Bruce is no stranger to hard work. Besides his farming operation he holds down a full-time job, helps his wife, Jenny, raise a family and organizes and sponsors the Annual Cloverland Plowing Bee. An outstanding mechanic, he lends a ready hand whenever an old-iron challenge arises.

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Immediate Past President Eric Fogleman.

Eric's interest in antique iron goes back to when he was knee high to a grasshopper. When his father, Eldon, helped charter our club, Eric was there, too. Throughout the ensuing years Eric has been one of our most diligent members, displaying old iron at almost every show we've ever held. Always ready with a helping hand, he's there to help set up, take down, load and unload. Without a doubt, Eric's sweat equitity in our club is without equal.

Besides having a wide variety of antique engines, mowers and tractors, Eric's collection sports some outstanding automobiles.

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Cathy Iseminger, Vice-president. From time to time Cathy rolls her all-original 1 h.p. Jaeger out of the garage, services and starts it all by herself. Besides the Jaeger she claims a 1 h.p. IHC Mogul, beautifully restored by fellow club member Andy Gortsema.

As vice-president, Cathy Schedules the club's activities. She also takes charge of the annual pedal tractor raffle. She enjoys meeting people, so getting out to the local fairs to sell tickets suits her well. On her office wall she proudly displays her certificate of Master Graduate from Rapport Leadership International. In her spare time Cathy enjoys making quilts in her bright and cheerful sewing studio.

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Nancy Ruark, Secretary. Nancy keeps our records in tip-top shape and keeps us well supplied with Lewis-Clark caps Old Iron calendars and the like. She introduced us to silent auctions, something that has proven to be an excellent fund-raiser. Nancy's exceptional skills ensure that our club runs like a well-oiled machine.

Having served on the Washington State Fairs Commission for many years, Nancy is no stranger to the ins and outs of activities such as ours.

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Our treasurer, Everett Martin, PhD. Everett has worn a variety of hats in our club, lending a capable hand in a number of ways: president, board member, and now treasurer, to name a few.

"Doc" Martin's roots go back to Oklahoma farm soil where he worked the fields with the family's Model H John Deere. Retired from the faculty at Washington State University, Everett is well versed in leadership and administrative skills. The club is proud to have such a distinguished person in its midst.

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Board member Randy Tiede farms near Winchester, Idaho. His annual threshing bee sports equipment not ordinarily seen in the fields, nowadays. His vintage Studebaker truck spent its entire working career in the Tiede family.

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Board member Bob Germain and wife Caroline live in the house his grandparents built and the one in which he grew up near Pullman, Washington. Bob was a full time home builder and re-modeler until his Dad retired. The then took over the family farm, but continued in the building business mostly in the "off season." He built several new houses in the Pullman, Moscow and Colfax area.

Bob says he has been a "motor head" most of his life; anything with an engine always got his attention. He got got started with antique tractors after quitting farming. His original intention was to re-paint his 1943 Farmall Model H; but, it turned into nearly a complete disassembly before getting it clean enough to paint.

About this time Bob met John and Dave Morgan and found out there was a tractor club in this area. He adds, "Some guy called 'Doc' Martin kind of pushed me towards the club."

Bob enjoys showing his tractor and listening to stories, as well as answering questions about the history of farming. He says, "Sometimes it seems like everyone has a story about their Dad's or Grandad's farm or old tractor."

The Germain autumn plowing bee is popular with club members with a Pullman address. Although Bob's Farmall is almost too pretty to take into the field, he gets right out there and rolls the stubble over with all the rest. (Photo courtesy of Everett Martin.)

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Board member Dale Lyon is a lifelong farmer in the Colton/Johnson, Washington, area. His machine shed prefers green of the John Deere shade. (Photo courtesy of Everett Martin.)

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Don DeArmond, Board Member. On July 2, 2011 Dr. Earl Bennett, District 2 Trustee of the Idaho State Historical Society, presented the Idaho Century Farm award to Don and Charlotte DeArmond. This honor is sponsored by Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Deptartment of Agriculture. It is given to those whose farms of at least 40 acres been actively engaged in agriculture by the same family for 100 years.

Don and Charlotte's museum and tractor collection has been visited by folks from as far away as Hawaii.

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