The Annual meeting of
IH Collectors Chapter 14 Inc was called to order by Terry Spahr, Board Member, at
the California Antique Farm Equipment Show’ Social Hall on the Tulare show
After call to order
and Pledge of Allegiance, attendees were introduced. Thirty-seven members were in attendance,
including FFA youth and their advisors Alex Flores and Bradley Miles from Santa
Paula HS and Carpinteria HS, respectively. The meeting was led by Board member
minutes were introduced by Roger Lubiens, discussed, and accepted by motion and
Treasurer presented the
latest financial report: $3809 in revenues received in 2013, with $3323 in
expenditures leaving a profit of $486.
Membership report was
presented with nearly 200 paid members to date that includes several new
members. We encouraged members to pay dues at meeting to prevent loosing
benefits. Unpaid memberships expire during April 2013 if unpaid. 25 new members
were added in last 12 months. The longest traveler to our meeting was member Conrad
Fletcher from Colorado.
Foundation reports were
presented from Santa Paula HS and Carpinteria HS. Checks were given to each of these
FFA chapters for $1000 in 2012; a supersized facsimile check made by member Sue
Hayes was used to take pictures of each group receiving those funds. It is
helping restore Farmall tractors and keeping teacher aides in the classroom as
education funds have been deprived by both school districts for FFA education. Carpinteria
FFA youth have 30 tractors in their shop for restoration and derive funds from
collectors who want their tractors restored. Santa Paula HS FFA just purchased
a 29 acre citrus farm to engage their youth in agriculture. CH14 members are
mentors in the Santa Paula FFA workshop assisting youth with tractor projects. Don
McCullough’s grandson recalled his high school project was restoring a Farmall
560 in Caldwell ID.
We reviewed upcoming
shows and events at Plymouth, Lincoln, and Rio Linda where CH14 will have a
presence. We also reviewed sanctioned shows listed on website and specifically
those between May and July where members are encouraged to attend.
Old Business, winter
meeting, Red Power Roundup in Florida, and IHCC national election were reviewed.
We discussed how important voting is and how two national board openings will
occur in 2013. Please vote in 2013 as our last efforts came close in electing a
west coast representative to the national board.
New business was
(Tulare) was discussed. Featured
equipment for 2014 will be IH implements of all kinds, including pull type and
members to open their farms to another chapter quarterly business location.
Roundup (RL). Venues: OH 2013; SD 2014; we urged members to attend
the SD event as the closest event ever to CA. Tours to historic village and MT
Rushmore will be included.
board members resulted in Brent Duxbury and Dick Marshall accepting positions
on the ‘board’ for the next three year term
Foundation trustees included John Rochester re-elected as trustee, and
continuing to serve as chair.
We thanked the FFA youth
and their advisor Bradley Miles from Carpinteria for serving a breakfast of
bacon, sausage, eggs, and pancakes to our members. A thank you goes to member
Jerry Holliman in providing oranges picked recently from his farm. Special
thanks to Laura Anderson to assisting me in cleaning up the kitchen afterwards.
Meeting adjourned by
motion and second.
Roger Lubiens, Treasurer/Membership
Our CH14 booth
contained information on membership and the sale of hats, t-shirts, and the
discussion of our organization. Thanks to Brent Duxbury and Seth Spencer in
operating the booth. A special thanks to Terry Spahr for his ‘steamer’ powered
ice cream maker that served 200 guests and members with various flavors of home
made ice cream.
Members Seth Spencer,
Dick Marshall, with Boy Scout volunteers assisted in selling raffle tickets
before the steak dinner. We netted $650 for the pedal tractor, a white Farmall
M demonstrator, awarded to Virginia from San Fernando Valley.
Terry Spahr reconnected with a man known since he was 15 years old
back in the 70's! His name is Russ Martin and he is an auto shop teacher
at San Fernando high school. He joined chapter 14 and is an excellent prospect
for a restoration project funded by the foundation.