Welcome to International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7
Chapter 7 is looking for members interested in being a State Director. If you are interested contact Ben Chestnut, Brian Pierce or Emmett Webb by April 15, 2021. You must be a member in good standing.
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Greetings, Chapter 7 Members.
I’m sure I don’t need to remind anyone, but it has been a strange year. But, even 2020 must come to an end. Let’s hope for a 2021 that is filled with all of the things we missed in 2020, family, friends, good health, and time spent with good friends at tractor shows.
We did manage to have some fun this year. We met in August at the home of Greg and Karen Hughes for our third quarter meeting. For anyone who doesn’t know/remember, Greg is a founding member of Chapter 7. They have a beautiful farm in northern Indiana that has been in their family for several generations. Greg pulled out his collection, and cleaned out the shop and we had a great day to visit. Thank you, Greg and Karen, for opening your home to us!
While we did not have a plow day this year, we did have a fourth quarter meeting. Rustic Red Acres, owned by Dwayne and Sandy Hansford, invited us to join them for their open house. Dwayne primarily collects pre-39 tractors and I think he had all of them out. We had our election at the fourth quarter meeting. Norm Jackson, Jim Yoars, and George Scherb were the three directors were up for election, and all three agreed to run again for another three year term. There were no nominations from the floor, so they remained Directors. The Directors then held their meeting to elect Officers, and those remain as Dawn Dieckmann, President, George Scherb, Vice President, Brian Pierce, Secretary, and Jim Yoars, Treasurer.
We received some news from the National Board. Emmett is no longer the National Membership Secretary. Lisa Merkel from Chapter 6 has taken over this role. Emmett will continue to be the Membership Secretary for Chapter 7. Also, the 2021 Winter Convention has been cancelled. The hotel in Ft. Wayne closed, and they do not have enough time to find another site.
George and Randy are busy working on the National Auction. Start cleaning out those barns and deciding which items you are going to consign! Please remember that we will need lots of drivers the day of the auction, since all tractors will be pulled through the auction area. Don’t forget those small items that will be sold on Friday night.
As of now, we are planning to have our first quarter meeting on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the MCL Cafeteria. The address is 3630 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227. If anything changes, or if we have to cancel, we will post it on our website, www.ihcin7.net and our facebook page.
I wish you all a safe, healthy, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We all have so much on our mind; we tend to forget some things. Chapter 7 dues are due 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 2020 dues, please send $10.00 for the State and $15.00 for the National ($25.00) to:
Emmett Webb, Membership Secretary
P.O. Box 371
Dublin, IN 47335
Just reminder to our members: Check and make sure your address is correct, because there will be NO MORE forwarding of returned HARVESTER HIGHLIGHTS.
Emmett Webb, Membership Secretary
For information about the National International Harvester Collectors Club visit: www.nationalihcollectors.com
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