Chapter 7 IH Friends,

More sad news to share with our members. Neil Michel's brother passed away this week. Clell Michel was a longtime member of Chapter 7. The viewing
will be from 4 to 8 Monday 8/3 at Young Nichols in Tipton with a memorial service on Tuesday at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church, Tipton, IN

Home address: 1001 North Main Street Tipton 46072

Preferred memorials For Marvin Zeller

United Church of Christ P.O. Box 344 Warren, IN  46792 or Warren Volunteer Fire Department  P.O. Box 373  Warren  IN  46792            

Rosemary's home address is:   801 Huntington Ave,  Warren,  IN 46792

Below is a link to Dan Coussen's obituary in the South Bend Tribune. I saw Dan at Blue Chip at the Winter Convention this spring and he told me he had had some health issues but his prognosis was good. He was only 52.

Please keep their families in your prayers.

Tom Smith

 Is it spring yet?  This winter has been the longest in my memory from Mid-November to March? No days to play unless you are a snowbird.  

 Our first quarter meeting was held at the Golden Corral in Greenwood on a snowy day where most of members from the north did not have weather good enough to make the trip while we from the south just drove in with no problems.  We appreciate those who could attend thanks for being there.

 At the meeting we approved the final rules for the Indiana FFA International Harvester Restoration Project.  The Indiana FFA Foundation has already sent applications to the Chapters and should be ready to award the project funds before school is out this year.  This will give the Chapters time to get a tractor before school starts this fall.  If you know of a good IH tractor to restore let me or one of our directors know.

 We also approved two $500 scholarships for this year.  We will make the award at our State Show in Greensburg.  In other business we approved a $1,000 donation to the Wisconsin Historical Society for the International Harvester Achieves. 

 We also discussed doing the National International Harvester Collector Winter Convention in 2017 and the National auction in 2018.  If we are doing these projects we must approved them at our meeting April 12th.  The Winter Convention would be held in Columbus in late February or early March.  We need your input because it will take a lot of workers for the convention.

 Our Second Quarter meeting will be coming up soon at The Irvington Historical Society located: 5350 East University Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219.  Of special interest to us is the International Harvester room containing items and memorabilia from the plants in Indianapolis including the old IH engine plant in Irvington.  We will hold our meeting on April 12th at 2 PM with touring to follow.  Come check out the unique period of IH history. 

 Our third quarter meeting will be held at our state show  Greensburg Power of the Past on August 20-23.  Our meeting will be on Saturday at the IHC Chapter 7 tent at 11:00 AM.  This time could change but not the day.  Hope to see you at the show.  Bring some of your IH collection.

 Our Fourth Quarter meeting will be held on our Plow Day October 10th at Richard Walker Farms in Charlottesville.  More information will be coming on this exciting event.

Have a great summer


Randy's Scoop

International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7