Chapter 14 Minutes
Feb 15, 2014
IHCC 14 met February 15, 2014 at Don Plyman’s farm near Clarksburg CA for its quarterly winter meeting.
Sam Walker, president, led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and called for self-introduction by fourteen members who attended. Minutes from the October meeting were reviewed and approved as posted on our website.
Roger read the treasurers report that indicated $2807 in revenue for 2014 with $2388 in expenditures, leaving a net profit of $419. Current bank funds were reported as $4789. Financial report was accepted as presented.
The membership report indicated we have 237 active members with 10 new members joining since our October meeting in 2013. Ninety three of our members were born after 1949.
The Foundation report was given highlighting activity since its inception. Twenty youth projects have been funded, with four FFA, 4-H, and high school tractor restorations in 2013. 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.
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. We reviewed events that CH14 members participated at the Folsom Veterans Day Parade, Loomis Thanksgiving Parade, Sonora Christmas Parade, Placerville Christmas Parade, and the Sacramento Santa Parade.
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.
Meeting was adjourned as members readied for a tasty BBQ luncheon and cheesecake. We thank the Plyman farm and Dick Marshall for orchestrating this meal.
Roger Lubiens, Treas.
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