Hello from Southern Illinois. In spite of an unusually very wet spring, time seems to be flying by. Farmers are still finishing up wheat and straw and hoping to get the beans in. Farm equipment everywhere – stay safe on the roads. Just back from the 800-mile trip Red Power Round-Up in Pennsylvania. The show was great, lots of tractor, equipment, and vendors. Chapter 32 was well-represented people-wise. A few members brought memorabilia to exhibit. Summer show coming up the end of July, in Greenville at 2019 Heritage Days, on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum, IH featured brand. In August, many members will participate in the 60th Annual Steam, Gas, & Threshing Show in Pinckneyville.

On another note, Chapter 32 is saddened to acknowledge the death of long-time member J.W. Cleveland. J.W. had a nice collection and was known for his low-key wit and humor. He will be missed.

–Jan Ripperda, Recorder