International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7

First Quarter Meeting Minutes

January 28, 2018   

Blue Bird Restaurant—Morristown, IN

At 1:15 pm president Randy Barrett called the meeting to order for the 40 members and guests present.  Randy acknowledged all the officers, directors and advisors present.  Randy also presented an oral report of the minutes from the 2017 3rd quarter meeting and were approved as read.  Highlights of that meeting were Jim Yoars being elected as a director.  Dawn Dieckmann handed out copies of the treasurer’s report prior to the meeting for review.  With no additions or corrections they were approved as presented.

  Emmett Webb gave an update on club membership.  Chapter 7 has 222 active members; there are 6,790 national members, 580 non-US members.  There were 17 new chapter 7 members who joined the club in 2017.  Emmett also informed us that the website host has moved to Tennessee but we shouldn’t notice.  Everyone is encouraged to submit articles or pictures for the website.  Mark Dieckmann will be placing orders to restock items for the chapter table.  More Tractor Mac books will be ordered and Mark said he is always looking for new items to sell, so let him or one of the directors know of any ideas.

  Randy asked the club if we would like to continue our annual donation to the Wisconsin Historical Society IH archives.  A motion was introduced by Dan Flanigan and seconded by Emmett Webb to donate $1,000.  A show of hands was called for and the motion passed.  Two scholarships were awarded by the chapter to Brett VanNatta and Jake McCormick.  Brett was present at the meeting and thanked the club for the assistance. 

The restoration of the Super C tractor by the Indian Creek FFA chapter has slowed due to the death in one of the students families.  A fast hitch drawbar has been located and several members have supplied needed repair parts.  Discussion took place on a date/location for our second quarter meeting.  Possible sites were Brown County and the FFA center at Trafalgar.  The consensus was to meet at Trafalgar on April 8th at 2pm.  We will need to decide on a site for our 2018 plow day at the second quarter meeting.  Our state show for 2018 will be held by the Franklin County Antique Machinery Club in Brookville, Indiana on September 27-30. 

The time for the membership meeting will be posted closer to the show dates.  It will either be at 11am or 2pm on the Saturday of the show. 

We have three directors to elect at this meeting and a couple of the directors whose terms are up will not be running.  We need members to step up and consider being a director.  A few chapter 7 members will be attending the winter convention in Branson, Missouri and the Red Power Round Up in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Randy reminded those in attendance that we always need articles for our newsletter and the website.  We have an opportunity to have a state IH auction.  This would be separate from the national auction.  Details will be an upcoming newsletter and if there is enough interest a date/location will be determined.  Door prizes were handed out at the conclusion of the meeting.  Dawn Dieckmann made a motion to adjourn, George Scherb seconded.

Submitted by:
Brian Pierce