IHC CHAPTER 7
3rd QUARTER MEETING
Sept 10, 2022
White River Valley Antique Show
President Ben Chestnut called the meeting to order at approximately 11:00 a.m. Ben introduced Brian Wilson, chairman of the White River Antique Association, who welcomed Chapter 7 members and expressed his appreciation for the Chapter bringing their State Show to Elnora. He estimated that there were over 250 Farmall tractors, Cub Cadets and various International Harvester pieces on the show grounds.
There were 25 members and guests in attendance.
Secretary Don Villwock read the minutes from the April 23rd meeting held at Keith Bennett’s Farm outside of Newberry Indiana. Neil Rissler moved and Jim Williams seconded the motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.
Jim Yoars gave the treasurer’s report and hard copies were distributed. Randy Barrett moved the treasurer’s report be approved and Mark Dieckmann seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Neil Rissler gave the membership report and stated we currently have 210 members, with 20 needing to renew. He said he would send out a second notice. Neil also mentioned that he was happy to announce we had picked up some new members at the show.
President Chestnut asked that anyone who would like to send an article to be put in the Chapter 7 Newsletter, it would be appreciated and welcome. Ben mentioned that the Chapter website: www.inhc7.net would be updated after this meeting.
Mark Dieckmann reported on our Chapter Table activities. He said they had sold multiple items at the Elnora show this week. He reminded everyone that the Chapter Table proceeds are used to fund our scholarships and that 30+ scholarships have been presented through the years. Mark and his wife Dawn are still looking for someone to take over the Chapter Table responsibilities.
Ben mentioned the National dues are going up from $15 to $20 in 2023. Our Chapter 7 renewals will remain at $25 for 2022 but will be $30 in 2023. The 2023 increase will account for the raise in the National dues." The National dues will be $20 and the Indiana Chapter #7 dues are $10 which makes $30 total.
Ben appointed Don Villwock to chair the audit committee along with John Dunning and Jim Williams. Don reported the committee had met and reviewed the books and that all transactions were proper and in order. Don moved acceptance and Dwayne Hansford seconded. The motion passed.
Ben called on Jim Yoars who talked about an effort in North Carolina to promote their chapter with a flyer and suggested we should look into something similar. Randy Barrett moved and Marshall Martin seconded a motion that we look into getting 500 flyers printed up. Motion passed.
Randy Barrett was called on to make a Scholarship Committee report. He mentioned that we had no applications. After some discussion Dwayne Hansford made a motion that the deadline be changed to May 20th in hopes of getting more students to apply when high school is still in session. Norman Jackson seconded the motion and it was passed. Randy reminded the Chapter that kids and grandkids of members are eligible to apply. Jim Yoars moved and Dwayne Hansford seconded a motion that we once again offer two $1000 scholarships. Motion passed.
Brian Pearce and Andy Swartz seconded that we continue to donate $1000 to National IH archives in Wisconsin. Motion passed.
A presentation was made by Chuck Heck stating that the SE Indiana Farm Club Show in Osgood would like to host the 2024 Chapter 7 State IH Show. The dates are June 27,28,29. Randy Barrett moved and Neil Rissler seconded a motion to have our 2024 State IH Show there. Motion carried.
Ben also said the nominating committee of George Scherb, Jim Yoars, Norman Jackson and Neil Rissler reported that nominees for directors are Pat Schlegel, David Sottong, Ron Waggoner and Tony Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe asked to withdraw as he is relatively new and would like to wait a few years. The slate was approved as presented. Ben thanked retiring directors Randy Barrett and Brian Pierce. President Chestnut asked that he not be on the ballot this year. He thanked the Chapter for all their support during his many years as director, officer and recently, as President. Ben’s remarks were given a big round of applause for his many years of service to our chapter.
The 4th quarter meeting and Christmas luncheon will be at 1 p.m. on December 4th at The Grill, located at 6621 West Broadway (Pendleton Pike), McCordsville Indiana. RSVPs need to be made to Don Villwock at 812-881-8034 by Nov 28th .
Ben announced the directors would meet following the meeting to elect officers. He then asked if there was any other new business. Hearing none, he declared the meeting adjourned.
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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