International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7
IHC Chapter is saddened by the news of the passing of Bud Sottong. Viewing will be 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday. Funeral will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday in Tipton. Click this link for Porter Funeral Home for more details and to leave a message for the family.
Please Bud's wife Joyce and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
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.
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.
The Winter Convention was a great success thanks to all who participated in the activities. Our convention was the best I attendant in years with lots of activities, workshop, tours, and of course lots of vendors for all who need that special part to complete their restoration project. The Auction was also a high point on Friday night and Saturday night’s banquet was great with our speaker David Hightower from the Chicago Hedge Partners thanks David!
As the Winter Convention ends so does winter. It’s finally turning to nice weather, trees blooming, grass getting green and the many rain showers we need to have a good summer. That all sounds great but don’t forget the mowing, planting and tending of the many things that make our wonderful spring and summer in Indiana.
Our winter meeting in Morristown went well. A good crowd of members came to enjoy the food and fellowship at the Blue Bird Café. Our next meeting will be a dinner and meeting at Boot City Restaurant in Terre Haute. Boot City is located on Highway 41 south of Terre Haute. Boot City is what the name implies a very large store of boots, clothing, and all kinds of western wear. Come and shop before or after our meeting. The date for our second quarter meeting is Saturday April 29th at 1:00 PM.
Our third quarter meeting will be at our state show in Lanesville on Saturday September 9th with the time to be posted at the show. The Lanesville Heritage Festival runs three days September 8-10 and is located just off Interstate 64 west of New Albany. The Heritage Festival is a community festival that has activities during the day and every night and has a very large parade on Saturday. Make your plans to be there. There should be a large display of IH trucks, tractors, and equipment. Harrison County and the surrounding area had many IH dealerships during the early years through the 1980's. Today there is still a large IH truck and Case IH dealership.
On October 7th will be our plow day at the Bob DeVault Farms 3200 State Road 28E Lafayette, IN 47909 with a rain date of October 14th. After lunch we will have our fourth quarter meeting. We plan to have Ham and Beans and Chili for lunch if you would like to bring a covered dish of goodies to share that would be great.
This year we will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships. Applications are on our website: ihcin7.net and should be returned to Randy Barrett before August 1st. Feel free to discuss questions with any director.
Several of our directors have indicated that the plan to retire from their directorship this year so we need members to step up. We have only four meeting each year plus an extra activity once in a while. If you would be interested please contact one of your directors or me. The election will be held during our state show in Lanesville.
Thanks for all of your support of International Harvester Club Indiana Chapter 7.
Hope to see you soon!