Chapter 14 Minutes
October 25, 2014
IHCC 14 held its Fall meeting on October 25, 2014 at Steamboat Acres owned by Tim and Michael Neuharth of Courtland CA.
Sam Walker, president, led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and called for self-introduction by twenty members and guests who attended.
Minutes were approved with a motion to accept by Dick Marshall.
Roger read the treasurers report that indicated $5363 in revenue for 2014 with $5152 in expenditures, leaving a net profit of $211. Current bank funds were reported as $4286. Financial report was accepted as presented. The membership report indicated we have 214 active members with 8 new members joining since our January 2014. Seventy one of our members were born after 1950.
The Foundation report was given highlighting activity since its inception; other chapters have followed our footsteps in designing their youth tractor restoration projects. Twenty six youth projects have been funded, with eight FFA and 4-H chapters throughout the region. In 2014 the Foundation has assisted Carpinteria HS FFA, Clovis HS FFA, Wheatland HS FFA, and Lodi HS FFA. Titan International Inc recently assisted by providing a set of new tires for the Lodi HS FFA. The value of cash donations, like donations, and donated tractors by members has exceeded $14,000 to date.
Our host, the Neuharth described the history of their farm dating back to gold rush days when it was founded in 1848. Currently they grow pears, cherries, wine grapes, and alfalfa. A variety of activities took place during the day that included, plowing, disking, pumpkin festival, and a tasty pulled pork/lamb luncheon. Special thanks go to them for hosting our Fall meeting.
Roger read a list of sanctioned shows that are posted on our website for 2014. We discussed the Red Power Roundup of South Dakota where 13 members attended. Laura from Heidrick Museum discussed the Air Show and Farm-to-Fork parades and events where CH14 members participated. Heidrick Museum is looking to host a 2015 tractor show; details will be developed with Dick Marshall assisting. We discussed a Smith Valley Tractor Show near Topaz Lake, with the Knife family to provide details. Several of Chapter 14 members live in Nevada that supports this event.
Farmall Cub tractor will be featured during 2015.
Raffle tickets were sold near the end of the meeting for a Farmall M toy tractor. $72.00 was raised. Meanwhile our associates in southern California were selling raffle tickets for a pedal tractor at the Vista Harvest Show. We’re told more than $300 had been received with Sunday to obtain more during their conclusion of the daily parade with board member Terry Spahr leading that event.
Meeting was adjourned as we prepared our appetites for lunch.
Respectfully submitted, Roger Lubiens, Treas.
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