IHC CHAPTER 7
4th QUARTER MEETING
December 4, 2022
President Don Villwock called the fourth quarter meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. Don
asked all members to introduce themselves and their guests. There were thirty seven
members and guests in attendance.
Pat Schlegel read the minutes of the third quarter meeting, held at the White River
Valley Show, Elnora, Indiana. Ben Chestnut moved and Tom Smith seconded the
motion to approve the minutes. The motion passed.
Treasurer Jim Yoars was not in attendance. But Jim had informed Don that there
were no changes in the accounts.
Neil Rissler reported there are currently two hundred and six active members. He still
has a few that are currently considered inactive because they have not as of yet
renewed their membership for 2022 even after being sent a second notice. Neil stated
that some of the contact information that he has for members is not up to date. So in the
next Chapter 7 newsletter he will be sending out a flier to obtain up to date contact
information and individual preference for contact. The information obtained from the
membership will make it easier for the club to reach out to the members.
Neil and Don shared information about the call messaging service that was used to
make a reminder call to the members just prior to the fourth quarter meeting. Don
explained that the service cost just less than eighteen dollars when used. The calls
come from a call center from Oklahoma City, so if you are careful about not taking calls
from callers that you don’t recognize and let it go to voicemail. The message will be
retained, but a direct hang-up most likely will end the call without receiving the
message. Don asked the membership if they wished for the club to continue using the
service for future reminder messages. Dwayne Hansford moved to continue the service,
with Marty Thieme second the motion. The motion passed.
Tom and Pam Smith reported that they are in need of articles for the newsletter.
Articles should be submitted to them at their email address. Don added that the chapter
website could also use photos and articles from the membership.
Mark Dieckmann reported on the chapter table. Mark had brought a limited supply of
chapter table materials to the meeting to help members with last minute Christmas
items. Mark also informed the membership that he and Dawn will not be able to work
the chapter table next August during the state show at Pioneer Engineers Club of
Indiana, at Rushville. Both Mark and Dawn are officers of that club and will be busy with
the show itself. So they hope the membership will take the time to volunteer at the table.
Mark and Dawn are still hoping that someone is willing to take over the chapter table.
Mark also reminded us that the proceeds from the chapter table were used to fund our
Mark also took time to update on the upcoming state show at Rushville. This will be
Pioneer Engineers Club's seventy-fifth anniversary as well as the one hundredth
anniversary of the Farmall Regular. So Mark is hoping to see lots of Regulars show up.
If possible Mark would like to create a line of Regulars from the first year of production
to the last. So those who attend the show can see the changes made on the Regular
from year to year during its production. Dawn asked the membership to bring their
tractors in number to exceed the number set by the John Deere Collectors. They had
three hundred forty three tractors at the show this past August. This is the number that
Chapter 7 needs to beat. Mark told that the show expects to exceed six hundred
tractors of all colors.
Randy Barrett made two presentations on behalf of the scholarship committee. One
thousand dollar scholarships from the International Harvester Charitable Trust by way of
Chapter 7 were awarded to Brent Studebaker, a 2021 recipient. And Maddie Bellush, a
2020 recipient. No scholarship was awarded in 2022. Over the years over thirty scholarships have been presented since we started the scholarship program.
Don asked for suggestions for the 2023 first quarter meeting. The officers are open to
Don asked if there was any other new business.
Dwayne Hansford asked how far out we would want to lock in the state show. Dwayne
said that Brookville would be a consideration for 2025. Don said that action would be
considered in a future meeting in the next year.
With no further business Don closed the meeting with prayer.
Upcoming Chapter 7 Events
• 2023 Chapter 7 State Show - Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana, Rushville, IN
August 3,4,5,6, 2023
• 2024 Chapter 7 State Show - S.E. Indiana Farm Club Show, Osgood, IN
June 27,28,29, 2024
Upcoming National Events
•IHCC Winter Convention, Holiday Inn Valley View, Roanoke, Virginia
March 16, 17, 18, 2023
• 2023 RPRU, Grand Island, Nebraska,
June 15,16, 17, 2023
• 2024 RPRU, Spencer, Iowa,
June 20,21, 22, 23, 2024
• 2025 RPRU, Sedalia, Missouri,
June 26, 27, 28, 2025
Pat Schlegel, Secretary
We currently have 205 active members. The breakdown on active members are as follows:
15 Inactive members that have been reinstated from previous years that had let membership lapse
10 New members
20 Active members that have not renewed and will need to before October 1 or become inactive!!!
IHC CHAPTER 7 NEW MEMBERS
The members of IHC Chapter 7 would like to welcome our new members! Glad you've joined!
John Bashaw Lafayette, IN
Jeremiah Rissler Brazil, IN
Daylan Fisher Spiceland, IN
Jonah Rissler Brazil, IN
John W Moore Muncie, IN
Rick Schmeltz Jr. Osgood, IN
Gerald Phares Indianapolis, IN
Rick Schmeltz Sr. Osgood, IN
Brett Rissler Brazil, IN
Chris Zahrt Winimac, IN
The members of Chapter 7 would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Don Tempest, of North Vernon, a member of our chapter since 2007.
Neil Rissler, Membership Chairman
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