The Indiana Chapter #7 International Harvester Collectors Club (IHCC) held their
4th quarter meeting at the home of Dwayne and Sandy Hansford on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The Hansford Antique Farmall Tractor collection as well as a nice collection of memorabilia was on display for all to see.
A lunch was provided with chili being provided by The Hansford and Dieckmann families. Others guests and members attending provided side dishes and desserts. The lunch was enjoyed by all.
President Dawn Dieckmann called the meeting to order at 1:00. Ben Chestnut read the minutes of the meeting held on August 15th. Dwayne Hansford moved the minutes be
approved, seconded by Tom Smith. Motion carried.
Jim Yoars provided the Treasurer’s Report. Randy Barrett moved the treasurers report be approved, second Norm Jackson. Motion carried.
The Indiana Chapter #7 IHCC membership report was sent to Ben Chestnut by Emmett Webb. Chapter #7 currently has 183 Active members, 21 were recently deactivated (for non-payment of dues). The National has 6949 members. Lisa Merkel of Chapter #6 is the new National membership secretary. Emmett Webb is still the Indiana Chapter #7 membership secretary.
Tom Smith reported that Chapter #7 needs to do a newsletter before the 2021 first quarter meeting and everyone needs to get information to be included ASAP as the newsletter will be put together and mailed out before Christmas.
Indiana Chapter #7 Table items are onsite today if anyone needs anything for Christmas gifts, etc.
Scholarship applications are on the Indiana Chapter #7 website. The closing date for this year’s applications was in September.
National Auction: Randy Barrett reported the auction is set up. He is having a meeting with the auctioneer in January to finalize rates, advertising, etc. Norm Jackson asked if we wanted to consider on-line bidding. The consensus of members present seemed to support on-line bidding if the auction company can support it. We need to try to begin getting some nice items consigned. Dawn requested the meeting be on a weekend date so she and possibly other directors could attend the meeting. Ben Chestnut suggested placing a free listing in the Farm Collector Show Directory to get the event, date, location, and contacts advertised with national exposure. Dwayne Hansford volunteered to do this.
Some of the Indiana Chapter #7 members brought up a problem on the club website. Dawn will have Tonya check into the problem. Tonya contacted website host GoDaddy. There was a systems issue that has been corrected on their side.
Charlie Hetisimer asked if the “FARM” Club at Osgood could host a future Indiana Chapter #7 state show as their show this year was canceled due to the COVID pandemic concerns and shutdowns. Dawn stated this can be addressed after the National IHCC picks the date for the 2024 (or later) National Red Power Round up so we won’t have a conflict with that show and date.
National Winter Convention: The National Winter Convention has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Election of Chapter #7 Directors: Directors who are up for reelection are Jim Yoars, Norman Jackson and George Scherb. All three have agreed to run again for a three year term. There were no nominations from the floor. Tom Smith made a motion to close nominations, seconded by Dwayne Hansford. Motion carried.
Indiana Chapter #7 Club Historical information: Indiana Chapter #7 was formed in 1993, 27 years ago.
Indiana Chapter #7 2021 first quarter meeting: MCL cafeteria has been used the last couple of years. It is a good location in the middle of Indiana. Jim Yoars moved the next meeting be at MCL-Greenwood on January 31, 2021, seconded by Randy Barrett. Motion carried.
Randy Barrett suggested adding to the Indiana Chapter #7 logos “Since 1993”. Tom Smith said it will be tried on the Indiana Chapter #7 newsletter. Mark Dieckmann said he would check if it could be added to some of the items Indiana Chapter #7 sells at the Chapter table.
Dawn thanked Dwayne and Sandy for hosting the Indiana Chapter #7 fourth quarter meeting
With no further business to discuss, Tom Smith moved to adjourn, seconded by Dwayne Hansford. Motion carried.
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