International Harvester Collectors

Indiana Chapter 7

Indiana Chapter #7 Fourth Quarter Meeting

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00 P.M.

At the Farm of David Sottong near Kempton Indiana


All present enjoyed a pitch in dinner. The Club provided pulled pork and brisket. George Scherb gave the blessing before the meal.


The meeting was called to order by Dawn. There were 42 members and guests present. Dawn introduced the Chapter #7 Officers, Directors and former Directors. One former National Director was also present.


Dawn thanked David Sottong for providing an excellent facility for hosting the Chapter #7 Plow Day. The weather was beautiful. David had several very nice IH tractors and implements out on display and his storage buildings were open for viewing.


Several Chapter #7 members are experiencing health issues and loss of loved ones. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


The minutes of the September 14th 3rd quarter meeting were read by Ben Chestnut. Neil Michel moved the minutes be approved, seconded by Tom Smith. The motion carried.


Printed copies of the Treasurer’s Report were passed out to the members. Jim Yoars read the report. Neil Michel moved that the Treasurer’s Report be approved, seconded by Gerry Schrock. The motion carried.


Ben Chestnut provided a membership report as Emmett Webb was unable to attend today’s meeting. Chapter# 7 has 192 active members, 26 members were recently de-activated for non-payment of dues. The National Club has 6,775 active US members and 502 NON-US active members.


Old Business:

Additional Directors bios will appear in future Chapter #7 newsletters.


Mark Dieckmann reported the Chapter table has a few new books for sale and are always looking for interesting new items to sell. The money made at the Chapter table funds the Chapter #7 Scholarships that are awarded each year.


The 2020 1st quarter meeting will be held at the MCL Cafeteria at Greenwood on January 26th with the meal at 12:00 and the meeting at 1:00.


The 2020 Chapter #7 state show will be hosted by the FARM Club in Osgood, Indiana June 25-27, 2020.


The 2021 IHCC National Auction will be hosted by Chapter #7 on October 29-30, 2021 at the Ted Everett Auction facility in Monrovia, Indiana. Chapter #7 is currently working out the details.


The handmade queen size IH quilt that Dawn donated to the Fill the Wagon project for Riley Children’s Hospital brought $2000 at the recent national auction hosted by Indiana Chapter #33.


The two Chapter #7 2019 Scholarships were awarded to Luke McCormick from Freelandville and Maddie Bellush from Smithville.


New Business:

Greg Hughes has offered his home for the Chapter #7 2020 3rd quarter meeting. The membership will vote on this at the January meeting.


2020 Plow day host site - the membership will vote on this at the January meeting.


Possible hosts for upcoming state shows are:

2021--Johnson County Antique Machinery Club at Edinburgh and Randolph County Antique Club at Union City. The membership will vote on this at the January meeting.


2022--White River Valley Antique Association, Elnora. This will be voted on at a future meeting.


2023 – Pioneer Engineers Club of IN, Rushville. This will be voted on at a future meeting.


Northern Indiana Chapter #33 is having their 2020 state show in Rochester Indiana the weekend before the 2020 Chapter #7 state show. They have invited us to join them.


Dawn reported on Harvester Homecoming, held in August at Fort Wayne at the former International Harvester facility. It appears the IH day in Fort Wayne will become an annual event.


Tom Smith reported the next national winter convention will be held in South Carolina in mid-February 2020.


No other business was presented.


Tom Smith moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Gerry Schrock. The motion carried.


Submitted by: Ben Chestnut, Acting Secretary