Wisconsin Illinois Musical Antique Phonograph Society Report
By Scott Malawski
It was a Fourth of July weekend celebration with a Wisconsin fish boil, flea market, music, and several booms from member Steve Puntillo’s antique cannon.
Members were excited to participate in our annual phonograph sale where they bring phonographs and related items to buy and sell. Items sold well.
Our chapter made history of its own by installing our first female president, Margaret Bisberg, who did an awesome job with her first meeting.
We will be donating several DVDs titled, “Phonograph Conversations” to educational institutions in Wisconsin and Illinois in memory of Jan Keuler.
Members were wearing the new WIMAPS T-shirts and we can purchase more club T-shirts with a minimum order of 6 shirts.
Members discussed the upcoming Larry Schlick collection auction at Donley’s 7-acres museum on the weekend of July 19-20. There will also be a second part to the auction on October 26. We also discussed the dates for the California phonograph show – 8/8 – 8/9, The Grayslake, Ill. “Chicagoland Antique Phonograph and Antiques Show” – September 13 – 14. All APS members are invited to participate in this show. APS members receive free tables to sell and display their phonograph items. For further information, contact Joan and Robin Rolfs at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our fall meeting will be held at the North Freedom Train Museum in North Freedom, WI. Notification will be in the next “Badger Talking Machine” newsletter.
The meeting was called to a close after Joan Rolfs presented meeting hosts, Jeff and Laurie Longhurst, with two club sweatshirts as a thank you for hosting the meeting and for providing members with a wonderful fish boil dinner. Visit our website at: www.wimaps.org for photos of the July 6th meeting.