International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7
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.
Fall is here already and many of summer projects are still on the shelf maybe cooler weather will help. Many events have occurred since our last newsletter; the State Show and Red Power Round Up just to mention the big ones plus our local shows. More to come this fall.
Our Chapter 7 state show hosted by the Jackson County Machinery Association was great except for the rain and cool weather conditions. Our member Lowell Wessel hosted a tour for the show. His collection of every series of Farmall Cubs restored with some in working clothes was just great to see. He also had on display his 40 series tractors, 04 series, etc. Thanks to Lowell and his family for the tour and to the club for hosting us this year.
The Red Power Round Up (Racine County Wisconsin) had great weather for all to enjoy the many displays on the grounds. Many of our members made the trip with a display or two which was greatly appreciated by us. If International Harvester made a piece of farm equipment you might have seen it there. Displays that caught my eye were the number of pull behind equipment from the 50’s and 60’s from a almost new 2 row corn planter to a 1PR corn picker all looking as good as when the delivered to the farm. Lots of International trucks and IH Cub Cadets too! Just a great show in all for everyone who attended.
Next for us is our Third Quarter meeting and show hosted by the Tri-State Engine Show in Portland August 24-27. Our meeting will be in the IH featured tent on Saturday either at 11:00 AM or 1 PM just check in the tent for the correct time. Be sure to check out the 1939 Farmall H on display that was restored by FFA students at Putman High School. If you have never been, try to make an effort to see one of biggest shows in Indiana and just maybe the biggest IH Show in Indiana this year! Clubs from Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana will all be there.
Our Plow Day will be on October 8th in Odon, Indiana by the Cornelius Farms. Even if you can’t plow come and watch all of the action. Free lunch and meeting at noon can’t get any better than that for a great time of fellowship and watching IH equipment in the fields. It’s just an easy access from I 69 and Indiana 58. Watch the website for possible changes due to weather.
We would like to welcome two new directors Marty Thieme, Noblesville and Ben Chestnut, Odon to our leadership. If you have suggestions or concerns contact one of your directors.
The Winter Convention planning has been going well. It’s not long before March 2017 IH National Convention in Columbus hosted by us. See you at our fall events.