January 10th, 2018


Wednesday 10th, January 2018

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

The Jerald Sulky Company

Topic: Samuel Jerald, great grandfather of Susan Card, founded the Jerald Sulky Company in 1898 in Osage Iowa and relocated the company to Waterloo in 1901. Samuel developed a reputation as one of the top craftsmen in the horse drawn vehicle business. The company was known for being one of the most progressive in the industry utilizing the latest in materials and pioneering many of the improvements in the marketplace. It has been building the world’s finest performance horse drawn carriages since 1898 that are sold all over the world.

Speaker: Samuel Jerald, founder of Jerald Sulky Company in 1898, is Susan’s Great Grandfather on her Mother's side. Her Father, Bill Card, came back to the area in 1957 to run the company at the time of Samuel's son Stanley's untimely death from a brain tumor. He ran it until it was sold to an outside party in 2004.

Susan’s Dad passed away in March of 2006. Susan grew up in Cedar Falls, but left to attend the University of Denver in 1976. She had a career in Finance and accounting and came back to the Cedar Falls in 2013.

Susan will share her memories of the Jerald Silky Company and what they are doing today.

She enjoys traveling, walking, biking outside with friends, theater and cultural events, reading and gardening.

Program Chair: James Stevenson

Meal: Plated Dinner: Chicken parmesan, linguine pasta, honey glazed carrots and chocolate cake.

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Clarion has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by noon, Monday 8 Jan 2018. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.