Chapter Minutes

Chapter 14 Minutes

Tulare, CA

April 26, 2014

IHCC 14 held its annual meeting on April 26, 2014 at the California Antique Farm Equipment Show.


Sam Walker, president, led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and called for self-introduction by thirty two members and guests who attended.


The Carpinteria High School FFA team led by AG teacher John Avila led a 40 minute overview of their tractor history that included:

  • 125 students are engaged in AG engineering at their school
  • FFA volunteers include Bradley Miles, Wesley Miles, and Mike Cleary
  • Thirteen years of history with IH Collectors first include restoration of a OS-6, that placed third nationally in the Chevron restoration program
  • This FFA does promotions for the local avocado commission with the tractors
  • Pictures were shown of ‘before and after’ of many projects; 50 tractors have been restored to date.
  • In the last thirteen years 150 students have had on hands mechanic education
  • Their shop was built by local donations after IH Collectors Chapter 14 Inc involvement.


Roger read the treasurers report that indicated $4072 in revenue for 2014 with $4371 in expenditures, leaving a net profit of $-300. Current bank funds were reported as $4042. Financial report was accepted as presented.


The membership report indicated we have 237 active members with 37 new members joining since our Annual Meeting in 2013. Ninety four of our members were born after 1949.


The Foundation report was given highlighting activity since its inception. Twenty two youth projects have been funded, with four FFA, 4-H, and high school tractor restorations since the last annual meeting. Recently $1600 has been raised from two corporate donors, whose CEO’s were raised on farms. LA Daily News and Santa Paula Times have given us recent media coverage, as well as RFD-TV host Max Armstrong expressing interest in our FFA sponsorships. Clara Haun donated her late husband’s 1952 Farmall M to the foundation as it heads to the Clovis High School FFA for restoration. The San Fernando High School Auto Shop promoted a poster board with highlights of their on-going restoration of a Farmall 300 tractor.


Roger read a list of sanctioned shows that are posted on our website for 2014. We discussed the Red Power Roundup coming to South Dakota this summer.  In addition CH 14 members are invited to the Courtland Pear Festival on July 27, 2014 to show off tractors used in the past for AG production. We are also invited to the Sacramento Air Show at Mather Field to demonstrate Farmall tractors on Sept 6-7, 2014.


New business:

  • Come out for the Rio Linda Farm Days May 9-10, 2014. We had 1000 visitors last year to this show demonstrating field activities with antique tractors. Show chairman is our member Bill Son of Sacramento.
  • Sacramento Air Show is seeking WWII vintage tractors for display.
  • Election of board members took placing with Terry Spahr and Michael Neuharth accepting those positions. Candace Taylor and Lynette Knife were elected to the foundation board of trustees that oversees all of our youth projects.
  • Farmall Cub tractor will be featured at the 2015 Tulare show.


Meeting was adjourned as members readied for antique tractor parade. We thank the Carpinteria FFA youth for cooking our meeting’s breakfast with Jim and Dick Marshall in clean up.

Respectfully submitted,

Roger Lubiens, Treas.


Folsom, CA 95630

Phone: 916.983.6415