Greeting from South Dakota. We held our Spring meeting in April at the Depot Restaurant in Mitchell. We heard from two guest speakers. Chris Scott from Scott’s Supply of Mitchell, a large Case IH dealership, gave an interesting overview of his family’s 104- year history of selling IHC and Case IH implements. Then Troy Magnuson told the group about the history of the Corn Palace in Mitchell. About 150 acres of different corn varieties will be planted to raise enough corn to make new murals on the exterior of the building each year. He told how the corn was attached to the building.

The 2020 RPRU was the main topic of discussion at our business meeting. Committee members are in place and plans are nearing completion. There will be a bus trip to the Black Hills and Badlands prior to the Round-Up and a trip to the little House on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder tour. The show theme is “Looking back with 20/20 vision.” Displays will include something from each of the decades though out the history of International Harvester. Lots of activities are being planned for the ladies as well. There will be a quilt display, garden tour, ladies quilt program and a woman’s make and take class. Kids will be busy with activities being planned for them. More details can be found on our website at Our club will take a bus to Bloomsburg, PA, to attend the 2019 Red Power Round Up.

We had several members attend the Winter Convention in Michigan. Thank you to Chapter 11 for hosting a great convention. Our state show will be held at our summer meeting in Granite, Iowa during the Granite Threshing Show July 20 and 21, 2019.

–Richard Vasgaard, Secretary