International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7

Attention Members:

 There won't be a 2017 Club Calendar. There was only 3 pictures submitted. If you want the Club calendar to continue, please submit your pictures to Mark and Dawn Deickmann. They are trying to work a year or two in advance so send all the pictures of YOUR tractor, truck or equipment pix to them.

                                               Thank you!

The FFA Restoration project is complete. The group did a fantastic job restoring the Farmall H. Check out the slide show on the Photo Album page see the progression.

Member Moments

Chapters interested in hosting a Chapter table at the Winter Convention can go the Vendor Contract on the Winter Convention page for information and registration form.

Chapter 7 Members:

We need door prizes for the Winter Convention. Please contact me if you have ideas, suggestions or donations.

Thank you!

Randy Barrett

Winter 2016

     Winter is here with the first snow for many of you, but here in the south we’ve experience only rain and a few days of weather below freezing, knowing it has only just started in Indiana.  A lot has been going on since our last chapter 7 newsletter; Third Quarter meeting, Plow Day, and planning on the 2017 IHC Winter Convention in Columbus.

 Our Third Quarter Meeting and Tri-State Red Power round-up was held in Portland in August with Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana Chapters involved.  Even IHC Florida came to enjoy the show and Indiana weather.  There were more than 300 IH exhibits on display; some rare ones included a Farmall A fire truck, International fuel truck from the 20’s, and  the 1939 Farmall H restored by the North Putman FFA Chapter.

 Plow Day was a success at the Cornelius Farms in Odon in October; we had plows from the 30’s through the 80’s in the field, what a contrast in equipment.  I personally found out that the ground in southern Indiana is as hard as what we have plowed in the north over the past few years.  I thought we would be in a sandy soil region but we had a lot of black dirt with a clay mix, which pulled as hard as the land in Noblesville, Bunker Hill, or Eastern Hancock County. All in all, a great day was enjoyed by all who attended.  We are looking for a host for next year’s Plow Day, if you know anyone who would be interested, please contact us.  A Special thanks to Ben Chestnut and family for all their hard work planning and setting up for the event.  George Scherb’s help was very much appreciated too. 

 The 2017 IHC Winter Convention is well on its way ready or not.  We will hold planning meetings at the Clarion Hotel in Columbus the second Sunday of January and February at 2:00 PM, all members are welcome.  Some things we need are Door Prizes for the 3 days, if each member could bring at least one item, we would fill the need for the entire convention.  We have several workshops planned for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for all who can attend.  We will have several tours to places such as the Air Museum, Cummings Engine Plant, Doral Crash Lab, Craft tour and luncheon, Columbus Architectural Tour, and self guided tours to shopping areas near Columbus, and IH collection tour conducted by the family of the late Dean Claycamp located just south of Columbus.  As a reminder, we will need set-up help on Wednesday morning March 1st. Hope all of you can make it to the National Convention and enjoy the IHC fellowship.  

 Our First Quarter meeting will be held in Morristown, at the Blue Bird Restaurant Sunday, January 29th with lunch at noon, followed by our meeting.  I hope to see you there. We would like to do a memorial of those chapter members who have passed during 2016, so if you can share information with us before the first quarter meeting it would be greatly appreciated.  Send information to me or mail it to me thanks. 

Have a Great Holiday Season!  


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