Message from your President

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The 30th Red Power Round Up is now over and what a show. Chapter 17, led by Ben Trapani, did a great job with the Red Power Round Up. The weather in Bloomsburg was great. The tour to their prototype dealership was excellent. Thank you to everyone who worked to make a great RPRU. At the International Harvester Collectors Club membership meeting, Ohio, the Chapter 6 bid to host the 2022 Red Power Round Up was approved by the membership. With 2022 being the 75th Anniversay of the Cub, that will be the feature. It will be in Springfield, Ohio. The grounds are just off I-70. Iowa, Chapter 5, announced they are planning to bid on the 2024 RPRU and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the introduction of Farmall…
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Chapter 1 – Missouri

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Chapter 1 held its second-quarter meeting and state show at the 50th annual Mark Twain Old Threshers show July 11-14, in Paris, MO. We had a great turnout with lots of great tractors and displays. This was the first state show our chapter museum trailer has been to since it was remodeled. Also, at the membership meeting, we held director elections. The newly elected directors are David Youse, Dana Gillig, and Doug Climer. Thanks to Ron Strange and Richard Rackers for their years of service. Our next membership meeting will be held on August 31, in Sikeston, MO, and will be hosted by Robert Laseter. --Andrew Dawson, President
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Chapter 2 – Northern Illinois

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Greetings from Northern Illinois, where the rain continues to keep our farmers out of the field. Our chapter gave its annual scholarship to a young man from Seneca High School who will be pursuing an education in agriculture at Joliet Junior College this fall. After sending our trailer to the Sublette Toy and Tractor Show, and the Seneca FFA Toy Show, we sold our wares at the “Spring at the Farm” Show on the Dickson- Murst Farm in Montgomery, Illinois. Besides the farm livestock brought by the Kendall County 4-H kids, many pieces of farm equipment were on display including some hit & miss gas engines, an IH separator, and many tractors of all colors. The next show we will attend will be the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club Show…
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Chapter 3 – Kansas

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To kick off our 2019 season, over 60 members attended the 1st quarter meeting at the Central Kansas Flywheels Museum in Salina, KS. Our gracious hosts provided an excellent meal. We held our annual directors election and re-elected Bill Connelly, Layton Rhudy and Ron Schmitt. Officer positions remained unchanged with Larry Carr – President, Bill Connelly – Vice President and Ron Schmitt – Secretary. Jan Meyer was reappointed as Treasurer/Membership coordinator. Chapter 3 concluded a very successful farm show season with excellent member participation in both the Salina and Great Bend Farm shows. Members provided excellent displays of IH tractors and memorabilia for show attendees to enjoy. Special thanks to the farm show sponsors for the opportunity to participate. Ticket sales were brisk for the chances to win the Super…
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Chapter 5 – Iowa

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Sunshine has returned to Iowa and farmers have returned to the fields to finish spring planting. I hope that the weather improves in surrounding states, allowing our neighbors to complete fieldwork as well. The destination for our Spring meeting was Newton, IA. The weather was beautiful and the water at the Isaac Walton League was a wonderful backdrop. The Jeff Eldred family hosted the meeting. IH equipment from the Eldred farming operation was on display outside the clubhouse. A 1086, an M, a pair of 656 tractors and several implements were on hand. Toys from Jeff 's childhood served as centerpieces on the tables. Following the meeting, members were invited to tour the Jasper County Historical Museum. The museum features an extensive Maytag collection and a staggering amount of items…
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Chapter 6 – Ohio

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Greetings from Ohio. Our Spring meeting was held on April 27, at the Schroyer Truck Museum. Over 60 members toured the beautiful trucks in the museum. Weather has not been favorable for farming in Ohio with lots of rain, thunder storms and tornadoes. Very few crops have been planted and hay making is not going well. The Ohio Chapter 6 State show will be held August 30-September 2, 2019, at S.C.R.A.P. in Gibsonburg Ohio. --Steve Smith, President
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Chapter 7 – Indiana

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We had our membership meeting at the home of Mark and Dawn Dieckmann on May 11. We had a great day of fellowship and a rare day of beautiful weather. We would like to thank everyone who was able to attend. Several members just returned from RPRU hosted by Chapter 17, Pennsylvania. A great event, there were lots of interesting things to see and do. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to put together such an awesome event. We really enjoyed our trip to visit the dealership. Some of us took advantage of the other sites in the area, with people visiting Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Shanksville. Our state show will be hosted by the Brown County Antique Machinery Show in Nashville, IN on September 13-14. Our membership…
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Chapter 11 – Michigan

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Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. Crops in Michigan are going to be put in late for sure. Some good news- cattle are belly deep in grass. We did get in a plow day and meeting on April 27, at the Jeff Lenhart farm at Dorr. Thanks for the ground to plow. About 19 members plowed around 80 acres on a real cold day. The ground plowed nice. Thanks to all who brought tractors. A free meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, salad, and cookies was furnished. Thanks to all who helped on such a cold day. We also held a short meeting. Randy and Carleen reported we came out alright money-wise on the winter convention. Thanks to all who attended and helped with the convention on such short notice.…
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Chapter 12 – Nebraska

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Greetings from Nebraska. Several members from Chapter #12 displayed equipment at Husker Harvester Days in Grand Island, NE; September 11-13. In addition to the large display of new equipment; there is also a display of antique tractors and machinery. We held our meeting there on September 13. Our big event for the year was the 23rd National Auction. We hosted the auction on November 2 & 3 at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo, NE. I would like to thank everyone that attended the auction. Please see the story in HH for more information on the auction. December 9th, we held our 4th quarter meeting at Wahoo, NE. Election of officers was held and all retained their position for 2019. An auction report was given. Harvest was tough going in…
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Chapter 14 – California

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Welcome members. We finished the 2019 California Antique Farm Equipment Show in grand style. We had 60+ IH and Farmall tractors and equipment at the show and on display for visitors to see. We invited Binder Books four weeks ago to attend this show. Owner Jeff Ismail, brought his BB booth and an assortment of manuals for many to buy. We are pleased to say we have 13 new members, most of whom joined at our Tulare Show; another member renewed his membership when he was last a member in 2016. At our Annual Meeting in Tulare we enjoyed breakfast in the Social Hall. Board members cooked up a tasty meal. We conducted our business and election with 16 members and friends. Carpinteria teacher, Bradley Miles, and his three FFA…
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Chapter 15 – Minnesota

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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.…
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Chapter 17 – Central Pennsylvania

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As I’m writing my article, we are very busy putting the final touches on the upcoming Roundup, to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our chapter members and others put a lot of time and effort into putting on the best show for all of you. All we can ask for is nice weather. Our members are trying to get their crops planted in between all the rain. Haymaking isn’t going any better. With all the destruction all over the U.S., our hearts go out to those people that have lost everything from all the tornadoes and flooding. By the time you read this, I hope those who came, enjoyed what our show had to offer. We put a lot of time into getting our IH Museum…
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Chapter 20 – Ontario, Canada

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Happy Summer from Ontario! Chapter 20 is looking forward to an eventful 2019. On Sunday, March 24, club activities kicked off with our Annual Pancake Day and Spring Meeting, at Chas. Richards and Sons Ltd. in Stouffville, ON hosted by the Richards Family. The Richards family history with International Harvester goes back to 1929. Thank you to Bob Richards for sharing their story. Planning is ongoing for more fun club events this summer and fall. The Chapter 20 Summer Show will be hosted on August 16-18, by the Bruce County Heritage Association at New Heritage Farm, near Paisley, ON. Camping is available and there are a number of other accommodations nearby. For additional details visit www.bruceheritage.com. On July 13, Simon Bulk will be hosting the Chapter 20 Fun Day and showcasing…
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Chapter 21 – South Dakota

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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…
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Chapter 25 – Texas

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Howdy from Texas. Well, 2019 is zooming by and we have already had meetings at The Canton Tractor/Truck Show & Swap Meet on April 6, and The North Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Show in Terrell on June 8. Visit our club website at www.loneststarihc.org or Facebook @LoneStarIHC for information on our future meetings in Lindsay and Temple. I’ve enjoyed meeting with members so far this year and look forward to meeting even more as the year continues. I had mentioned the Canton Show in our previous Chapter Happenings. The show made a good come back from previous few years, with 17 clubs represented and multiple vendors. This is a fantastic venue with large covered display spaces. The rain didn’t dampen the fun. Thanks to all who participated. A special…
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Chapter 32 – Southern Illinois

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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…
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Chapter 33 – Northern Indiana

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Chapter 33 will host the Annual IH Collector's Auction at the Polk Auction Center in New Paris, IN on September 27-28, 2019. Chapter 33 is filling a wagon with items to be auctioned off to benefit Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. If you would like to donate an item for the wagon please contact Rob Meyers at (574) 354-7244 or legonutt@yahoo.com. Our annual Red Power Review will take place on June 1, 2019, at New Pioneer's Day at Southgate Crossing, Elkhart, IN. New Pioneer's Day is a demonstration of many agricultural techniques such as blacksmithing, leatherwork, sewing, dutch oven cooking, and draft horses by local artisans. We look forward to a good time and look forward to showing off our Red Power for the show attendees. As always, visit our…
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Chapter 35 – New York

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Hello fellow IHC collectors and friends. Our spring was a rainy cold experience in upstate New York, but we survived and the crops are finally in and growing. We at Chapter 35 are thankfully looking forward to our picnic/meeting at member Butch Christs’ farm in late June. He and Cindy have created excitement with their offer and a fun time lies ahead. All members need to bring is their lawn chairs. Butch is an active charter member and admired IH collector and resource. We have accepted the resignation of director Paul “Doc” Schneible because of added work responsibilities. Special thanks for his service on the board and we look forward to his continued participation as a club member. Subsequently, charter member Dave Meacham will be sworn-in to complete Paul’s term.…
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Chapter 37 – Eastern North Carolina

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We just concluded our 12th annual state show held at the Got to be NC Festival in Raleigh. This year we had 96 exhibits including tractors, trucks, lawn and garden equipment and memorabilia. Our Tractor of the Year belongs to Eason and Martha Brown Lilley. It is a 1979, IH 784 Bright Lightnin’. IH ads for these tractors stated that “Lightnin’ struck the Carolinas twice--first with the tobacco special and second with the Bright Lightnin.” We are very appreciative to the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services for hosting our show again this year. We are making preparations for our third annual Cub-O-Lina Cubfest which will be at the Mann Farm in Sanford, NC. This year’s fest will celebrate all things Cub, with some other IH goodies making an…
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Chapter 39 – Maryland

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The wet year of 2018, continued into spring 2019, in the Mid-Atlantic with above-average rainfall in March and April. Wet muddy fields delayed planting; but was not as severe as in the Great Plains, where extreme rain swelled rivers and flooded entire counties across Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. This was followed up with a record number of deadly tornadoes through April and May. Many of the Midwest farmers may not be able to recover and raise a crop this year. Some of the Mid-Atlantic Spring tractor shows were impacted by wet weather. The Gas and Steam Engine Show in Derwood, MD, and the Frederick County Farm Museum Show in Frederick, MD, had fair Saturdays, but rainy Sundays. The Maryland Two-Cylinder and Mason Dixon American Truck Clubs big annual…
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Chapter 40 – Montana

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Hello from Montana. We went to Kalispell, MT for the IH Western MT Truck Show. The weather was cloudy and nice with a gentle mist all day, but not too cold. There were lots of Old international pickups and Scouts. We had snow on the way home, but the roads were OK. Our next show is in Lewistown, MT on June 8-9. Don't forget the Chapter 40 Show in Ryegate on July 20. Here are our remaining Sanction shows for 2019 in Montana. July 26-August 3 Montana St Fair – Great Falls, MT August 17-18Huntley Threshing Bee – Huntley, MT September 7-8Northwest Antique Power Show – Kalispell, MT September 14-15Choteau Threshing Bee – Choteau, MT September 28-29Meknke Steam Tractor Show – Great Falls, MT Have a Great Summer and enjoy…
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Chapter 42 – North Carolina

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Chapter 42 is excited to announce we will be hosting the 2020 Winter Convention on February 13-15. Being in the heart of Nascar and tobacco country, we think we have some unique things to offer. We would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy our Southern Hospitality. And the weather might be a touch milder than some of the winter conventions in the past. On our website www.hcollectorsnc42.com, the convention page should soon be up and a link placed on the national page. We will have representatives at the RPRU in June to answer questions and hand out flyers. Our committee has found a Convention center with enough room and reasonable rates to boot. Sessions and tours are in the planning stages. Also, we recommend you like our Facebook…
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Chapter 43 – Appalachian Mountain Region of North Carolina

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As I write from my desk here in the cold, wet, Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Chapter 43 is planning our calendar of events for 2019. In February 2019, our Chapter elected it’s third President. Larry Wells, moved from Vice President to our current President position. Larry has been a board member for five years and is certainly not new to the farming industry. He has been a dairy farmer for 16 years and owns his own construction business also—Appalachian Well Drilling for 20 years! In 2018, Larry and his son, Josh, started another business— offering cuts of beef from steers that they raised themselves! We are looking forward to working with Larry as our new President! Again, Chapter 43 is planning to attend and show at 8-10 different shows…
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Chapter 44 – Mississippi

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On December 12, 2018, after months of dedication and perseverance, Mississippi International Harvester Collectors was granted Chapter 44 designation by the International Harvester Collectors. Special thanks to Bob Buxton and IHC Officers and Directors, Emmett Webb-IHC Membership Secretary, Dick Forster-IHC Legal Advisor; IHC Alabama Chapter 23 for the generous $500 donation and photography; Dixieland Old Engine Club for allowing MS IHC to set up a membership table at the Fall Show; Fred Temple and the MS Ag & Forestry Museum Staff. We would also like to extend a special Thank You to members from IHC Chapter 43 Appalachian Mountain Region of North Carolina. Jerry Merrill, Larry Merrill, and Morris Edney took the time to sit down with the founding members of MS Chapter 44 and give us some helpful information…
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31st Annual Red Power Roundup

31st Annual Red Power Roundup

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June 25-27, 2020 South Dakota State Fairgrounds1060 3rd St SW, Huron, SD 57350 Hosted by South Dakota Chapter #21 COVID-19 AND THE RED POWER ROUND UP As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a growing concern across the country, Chapter 21 leadership is carefully monitoring the situation and is in close contact with South Dakota health authorities and State Fair management to ensure we have the latest guidance and information. Red Power RoundUp is not until the end of June. Any modification of present plans for the RoundUp responding to this health emergency will be made by South Dakota Chapter 21 after consultation with South Dakota State Fair management and the Board of Directors of International Harvester Collectors, Inc. Further announcements will be made on the Fair, Chapter…
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