Welcome to International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7
Our family just finished celebrating a great Christmas. Luckily, for me and
grandson Oscar, there were several RED toys under the tree. Oscar got a toy 1206
that has lights, makes engine noises and has detachable duals. My mechanic got
my Cub Cadet 100 running and we put a pink bow on it and gave it to
granddaughter Georgia. She wants a pink tractor, but I’m hoping the bow satisfies
her. Then the whole family enjoyed the 4 - 500 piece Farmall puzzles, based on
Charles Freitag’s prints. They are really beautiful! Santa brought me the new Lee
Klancher’s book, Farmall Century, 1923-2023. It looks like a great book, and I look
forward to reading it this winter. My photographer neighbor made me a
beautiful, panoramic shot of my tractor collection that he took recently. That is a
very cherished gift. Joyce took a photo of my recently acquired 460 and 706 and
said that was my Christmas present from her. However, she also gave me a 100
Year Anniversary Precision, 1066 toy tractor. A 1066 was the first new tractor we
purchased after we got married. I hope you got some red toys, big or small, too!
Looking back, your IHC Chapter 7 had a great 2023. We enjoyed a good first
quarter meeting on the south side of Indianapolis in March. It is always good to
see everyone after the dreary days of winter. As I reported earlier, we had a great
turnout at our 2nd quarter meeting and luncheon at our farm in June. It was a
great excuse to get my tractors out and I know the local NAPA dealer liked the
new battery business. The highlight for me this past year was the record turnout
of RED tractors we had at our Chapter 7 State Show near Rushville. The Pioneer
Engineers Club put on an outstanding show, and we set a record with over 400
McCormick/Farmall/International tractors on display. We had our 3rd quarter
meeting at the Rushville show and elected officers and directors. Our 4th quarter
meeting was held on November 19th in Muncie, with a good crowd in attendance.
For me, the highlight of that meeting was a report from charter and founding
member Norm Jackson on the formation of our Chapter. Many thanks to him and
the others who got us up and running back then.
I am excited to announce that IHC Chapter #33 in northern Indiana is hosting the
IHCC Midwest Regional Spring Gathering. It will be March 14-16 at the Kruse
Plaza, 5634 Opportunity Way, Auburn Indiana. Ron Myers, Chapter 33 president,
gave us a presentation at our meeting in Muncie. Everyone seemed really
impressed with the outstanding agenda they have put together. Our Chapter 7
board voted to support this event. For details, read the full-page ads on pages 60
and 61 of your January – February, Red Power magazine.
Our 1st quarter 2024 meeting will be at the MCL Cafeteria, 3630 S. East Street,
Indianapolis, on January 28th. Lunch will be at 12 noon with the meeting starting
at 1 P.M. We look forward to seeing you there.
I wish you all a healthy and happy New Year!
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.”
Note that Dues have increased for 2023.
Please sent $10.00 for State and $20.00 for National
(TOTAL: $30.00) 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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