SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
July 11, 2017 08:54AM
Invitation to the 2017 SACA Annual Meet


From: Leo Weibel
To: SACA Club Members

The Steam Automobile Club of America (SACA) and the SACA Chicagoland Chapter invite you to attend the annual SACA meet to be held September 15 thru 17, 2017 in Berrien Springs,Michigan.

The Meet is your opportunity to meet fellow steam car enthusiasts, discuss technology, learn and teach, swap stories, see projects, hitch a steam car ride and establish contacts. There aren’t that many venues to rub elbows with people sharing your interest in the steam automobile.

We also invite you to tell us about your steam projects; if you haven’t previously attended we would love to get acquainted, hear what you have done, are doing, would like to do and are planning to do. Being informal, we try not to be rigid when scheduling talks; they can range from a two minute personal introduction and description of your steam interests to full technical presentations lasting up to 45 minutes. Sometimes the discussions between presentations are the most productive time of all; about 15 minutes each hour during the meets are set aside for visiting with other attendees and discussing topics of mutual interest.

This isn’t to say the whole meet consists of indoor talks; it wouldn’t be a steam car meet if vehicles weren’t running around. It’s the high point of the weekend. Besides the regularly scheduled events on Friday through Sunday, you are invited to attend a Thursday night meet-and-greet reception at Tom Kimmel’s house, 5:30 - 9:00. Tom has an extensive collection of automotive steam-related hardware and literature; anyone staying over Monday can meet to view his collection and discuss steam…or whatever other topics come to hand.

For more information feel free to contact:

Ken Helmick (SACA President)
964 Highlander Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362-1927
586-214-4795 kenatgm@aol.com

Leo Weibel (Chicagoland President)
6326 Woodington Way
Madison, WI 53711-3163
608-288-1765

We look forward to seeing you!

NOTE THAT MAPS AND MOTEL LISTINGS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT END OF POST


Schedule of Events


Most all events are at 3867 East Snow Road, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Thursday, September 14

5:30—9:00 Reception, Tom’s house 4671 E. Hillcrest Dr., Berrien Springs

Friday, September 15

7:30—8:30 Registration and coffee, Snow Road
8:30—1:00 Talks and presentations
1:00—2:30 Lunch on your own
2:30—5:30 Introduction to Collection and Library
5:30—9:00 Evening at Steam Shop, Snow Road, light dinner, furnished

Saturday, September 16

7:30—8:30 Registration and coffee, Snow Road
8:30—1:00 Talks and presentations
1:00—2:30 Annual Open Board Meeting, Lunch on your own
2:30—5:30 Outdoor Demonstrations
5:30—9:00 Evening at Steam Shop, Snow Road, light dinner, furnished

Sunday, September 17

7:30—8:30 Registration and coffee, Snow Road
8:30—10:30 Talks and presentations
10:30—11:00 Annual membership meeting
11:00—1:30 Talks and presentations
1:30—2:30 Lunch on own
2:30—5:00 Tours at steam shop, boiler demonstrations
5:00—9:00 Shop open

Registration Fee

$35 - For three days coffee and donuts and light meals
$10 - For one day

Presentations, Talks, and/or show component: Contact Leo Weibel - (608) 288-1765 or email
info to : Ken Helmick, steamautomobile@aol.com

Camping available on the grounds of the steam shop. There is plenty of room for campers and
tents, but no hook ups. Shop has two bathrooms, one shower.

MapQuest: [www.mapquest.com]

Tom Kimmel (cell) 269-208-3931
3867 East Snow Road, Berrien Springs, MI 49103



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2017 05:52PM by frustrated.
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Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
August 16, 2017 12:30AM
Thanks for the Info Ken. If I can find a way (and the time) I would LOVE to go. I feel even more pushed than ever because if I keep putting it off I will miss learning so much. Jim's passing really put this point in perspective.

SteveW
Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
August 16, 2017 01:21PM
Hi Steve,

I hope we get to see you next month!

Ken
Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
August 17, 2017 08:12PM
YES-

The time to go to the Meet is THIS TIME! For the past few years, I have been calling every member within a two state radius of Berrien Springs and reminding them of the upcoming Meet. The guys who come every year say " yes I'll be there", a huge percentage of the rest say " I'll be there next year"....and the next year when I call-someone answers the phone and says "sorry-he passed away" or "he's down and can't make it this time".

None of us are getting any younger(duh!)...so make it to the Meet-THIS YEAR!

You'll be glad you did.....


Chuk (I'll be there)
Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
September 07, 2017 10:02AM
So I think I'm only gonna be able to go for one day, as I just spent some silly amount of money on a cat. So I was thinking Saturday?
Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
September 07, 2017 10:04AM
Well, it's impossible to predict how any day will go but I'd say Saturday has historically been most productive.
Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
September 13, 2017 04:35AM
Ken, while I would love to make it to the meet, work and finances just won't let me do it. I was wondering though if parts of the meet could be live streamed on youtube or some other venue for folks who can't make it or to maybe pique the interest of new folks who don't know about us.
Thanks and to all going I wish I was with ya'll.
SteveW
Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
September 18, 2017 12:48PM
Here's an album of most of the pictures I took at the meet.

I had a blast. It was great seeing all the engines at the shop. I'll have to take a good look at the pictures I took when it comes time to start integrating my engine into a chassis.
Re: SACA/Chicagoland Annual Fall meet
September 18, 2017 05:21PM
Thank you for taking and posting the pictures. I very much enjoyed them. Next year I'll find a way to make it there.
SteveW
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