Welcome to International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7
I talked to Keith Bennett about plowing this weekend.
With the rain we received here Sunday night on the already saturated soil, and the forecast of more rain Wednesday into Thursday, and the absence of sunny, hot and windy drying weather conditions, it will be too wet to plow Saturday.
We will still have lunch at 12:00 EST and the meeting at 1:00.
Our IH hats off to Emmett Webb, who has retired as our
Chapter #7, Membership Secretary for the past 12 years.
Our thanks for a job well done!
Emmett, now you can enjoy your retirement with Mary, family and friends.
Greetings Chapter #7 Members
As I am typing this today on March 2nd the temperature should reach 66 degrees. This is a nice change from the below freezing temperatures we had a couple weeks ago. It’s making me ready for Spring.
Chapter #7 has had some important things occurring recently. Emmett Webb has retired from his position as Indiana Chapter #7 Membership Secretary. Emmett has been the Indiana Chapter #7 Membership Secretary for the last 12 years. Emmett was also the International Harvester Collectors Club Worldwide National Membership Secretary for several years. Emmett also previously served as a Director for Indiana Chapter #7. Thanks, Emmett, for the outstanding work you have done for Indiana Chapter #7 and the National IHC Collector Club.
Neil Rissler from Reelsville Indiana was approved at the January 30th meeting by the Directors and the Indiana Chapter #7 Members to become the next Membership Secretary. Neil has worked with Emmett to transition the duties of the Membership Secretary. Your next dues notice will come from Neil and your dues payment should be returned to Neil. I know the membership secretary position is in capable hands and Neil will continue to provide the outstanding support we have enjoyed from Emmett.
Indiana Chapter #7 is planning a Spring Plow and Tillage Day combined with the second quarter membership meeting on April 23rd at Bennett Farms, 621 W. Scotland-Newberry Rd, Newberry IN. Bennett Farms is 4 miles east of Hwy. 57 in Newberry or 2 miles east of the Interstate 69 exit 87 (south side) where I69/Hwy231 crosses. We will have some signs out at key intersections. If you have any trouble finding this location call 812-257-1668 for help. Plowing will begin at 9:00, break for lunch at 12:00, and a brief membership meeting at 1:00. We plan on having the membership meeting rain or shine so please plan to attend. The Directors will furnish soup, drinks and table service. Members are requested to bring a side dish and dessert.
The third quarter meeting will be held on Saturday, September 10th at the Annual Indiana State Show which is hosted this year by the White River Valley Antique Association at Elnora, IN September 8-11. Election of three Directors will take place at this meeting. Directors whose terms are up for election are Randy Barrett, Brian Pierce, and Ben Chestnut. I appointed a nominating committee at the first quarter meeting consisting of George Scherb, Jim Yoars, Norman Jackson and Neil Rissler. If you are interested in running for a Director position, be sure to contact someone on the nominating committee. Their contact information is listed on the Chapter #7 Indiana Harvester Collector’s Club Newsletter and website.
The fourth quarter meeting date and location are not decided yet. When the date and location are decided it will be published in the newsletter and on the website. A fall plow day event is one possibility. Another upcoming event that is sure to be of interest to Indiana Chapter #7 members is the National IHCC Red Power Round-Up at Springfield, OH June 23-25.
Soon Spring will be here and we will all have many swap meets and shows to attend. Please plan to attend as many Indiana Chapter #7 events as possible.
Emmet Webb's great grandsons Tripp & Bodie & dad Steven Jewel at the Muncie Children's Museum
J. Brent Studebaker of South Whitley, IN has been awarded one of the $1,000 scholarship
for 2021. Brent is attending Purdue University, West Lafayette with a major in Agricultural Systems Management. During his high school career Brent participated in Whitko FFA and served as president, 4-H Club, National Honor Society and many community farm activities.
Zoey McCormick of Carlisle, IN has been awarded the second $1,000 scholarship for 2021. Zoey is attending Purdue University, West Lafayette with a major Veterinary Nursing. During high school Zoey participated in 4-H, Student Council, and National Honor Society.
Just a reminder that your dues to be paid yearly by July 1st of each year. National by-laws state that "if a member does not pay his dues by October 1st, that member will be removed from the active membership and placed on the inactive list.”
If you have not paid your 2022 dues, please sent $10.00 for our State and $15.00 for our National ($25.00) to:
Neil Rissler, Membership Secretary
7004 W. CR. 675 S.,
Reelsville, IN 46171-8982
Just reminder to our members: Check and make sure your address is correct, because there will be NO MORE forwarding of returned HARVESTER HIGHLIGHTS.
For information about the National International Harvester Collectors Club visit: www.nationalihcollectors.com
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