Chapter 15 members are wet and cold. Winter storms have gone and now we have the monsoon season. Every day it rains, or is cold. For now the tractors are sitting in the shed and await the sun and warm weather. But like everything else in life; this too shall pass.

We have two summer shows coming up and on June 1. We will have a summer visit at the home of Joe Gossman, in rural Dexter, MN, the southeastern part of the state. Joe has a large collections of IH implements, tractors and combines. Some of his tractors are before 1939, and he also has 10 combines. He has been collecting IH for about 15 years. We are looking forward to some good food and lots of tractor talk. On August 30-September 1, we are heading to the Rice County Threshing Show, and on September 7-8, the show in Atwater, MN. We always have a fabulous time at these shows. Much tractor talk and a lot of laughs.

On April 6, our former President, Bob Koepp of Litchfield, was called home to his final tractor show in heaven. Bob was president from 2013-2016. Bob had a great sense of humor and a lot of IH knowledge. He will be missed by all. Our sympathies go to his wife Muriel, and his family.

–Kathy Eckstrand, Vice President