International Harvester Collectors
Indiana Chapter 7
Saturday May 11, 2019 1:00 P.M.
At the home of Mark & Dawn Dieckmann
All present enjoyed a pitch in dinner. The Club provided the chicken. The meeting was called to order by Dawn. There were 27 members and guests present. Members and guests introduced themselves. The minutes of the January 27th meeting were read by Ben Chestnut. They were approved with one minor correction.
The Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.
Dawn provided a membership report as Emmett Webb was unable to attend today’s meeting.
Four Directors bios were in the recent Chapter #7 newsletter. More will appear in future newsletters.
Tom Smith reported the next national winter convention will be held in South Carolina in mid-February 2020.
The 2019 Indiana Chapter #7 State Show will be held at the Brown County Antique Machinery Show at Nashville Indiana September 13-14, 2019.
The 2020 Indiana Chapter #7 State Show will be held at the FARM Club, Osgood IN June 25-27, 2020.
2021 Still looking for a state show host, one possibility is Johnson County.
2022 Still looking for a state show host, one possibility is the White River Valley Antique Association, Elnora.
2019 Chapter #7 Plow Day Location; Sottong Farms have offered to host the event on forty acres of their farm the first Saturday in October with a rain date on the second Saturday. In the event of plow day being cancelled due to bad weather, the quarterly meeting will still be held on the rain date. Norm Jackson moved to have the plow day at Sottong Farms, Brad Craft seconded, the motion passed. Brad Craft and Norm Jackson will be the Board member points of contact for the plow day and will work directly with David Sottong.
Current FFA Tractor Restoration Project by Indian Creek High School FFA: This is the second year for this project. The Chapter #7 Tractor Restoration Project guidelines require the project to be completed in one school year. Dawn has had recent discussions with representatives of the Indian Creek High School FFA and the Indiana FFA Foundation and was assured the tractor restoration project would be completed before this school year is over (which is less than 3 weeks now). There has been some difficulty communicating with the Indian Creek High School FFA advisor and the Indiana FFA foundation when requesting progress status, etc. After much discussion there appear to be two options:
1. Chapter #7 pick up the tractor and finish the restoration ourselves.
2. Chapter #7 request the initial funding back from the Indiana FFA Foundation and the Indian
Creek High School FFA can finish the restoration project, sell the tractor and recoup their
Discussion included “The Indiana FFA foundation seems to lack support to help oversee the tractor restoration project to help ensure it is completed on time”. It was requested that the portion of the minutes of the January 27 meeting concerning the FFA Tractor Restoration be read again. Discussion followed: Do we want to pick up the tractor? Do we want to get a refund? Dawn stated “If we request the funding back from the Indiana FFA foundation, the Indian Creek FFA Chapter could sell the tractor and recoup most of their money”. Dwayne Hansford moved to request the Tractor Restoration Funding back from the Indiana FFA Foundation/Indian Creek High School FFA. The motion was seconded by Norm Jackson. After some discussion a vote was taken and the motion passed.
Other old business- George Scherb asked if minutes of National meetings are published for the members to see. Dawn said she will check with the National president.
Chapter #33 Fill the Wagon project for Riley Children’s Hospital. Mark and Dawn suggested donating a set of Tractor Mac books. Tom Smith moved that Chapter #7 donate two sets of Tractor Mac books. The motion was seconded by Neil Michel. The motion passed.
Dawn Dieckmann is also donating a queen size IH quilt that she made to the Fill the Wagon project for Riley Children’s Hospital. Other donations from members would be gladly accepted and appreciated.
Neil Michel moved that expenses incurred by Mark and Dawn to host today’s meeting be paid by Chapter #7. Expenses were for chicken, a porta potty, and a donation for use of the table and chairs. The motion was seconded by Don Villwock. The motion passed.
Upcoming Events are the National Red Power Round in Bloomsburg Pa June 27-29 and the Fall National Auction hosted by Northern Indiana Chapter #33.
Mark Dieckmann reported he had received a copy of a new book about International Harvester titled “The Breakup” and wondered if there would be much interest in it for the Chapter table. It was decided to order some.
No other business was presented. Neil Michel moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Tom Smith. The motion carried.
Submitted by Ben Chestnut, acting secretary.