Here we are again enduring the heat of summer and getting in some tractor shows to boot. Red Power Round Up in Bloomsburg, PA was a very good show with just north of 1000 exhibits and good weather. We had roughly 20 folks representing our chapter and made some good contacts at our chapter table. Our chapter table did prove that Red is just a good color and the better flavor in this case; with a basket full of assorted flavor life savers on our table for Friday and Saturday when we packed up to come home all we had in our basket were green and yellow life savers. I would say the people have spoken but I wouldn’t expect anything less at Red Power Round Up.

Our Volunteer IH show 2019 is coming up fast! August 1,2, and 3 in Sevierville, TN and we also have an important amendment to our by-laws that will be on the ballot for approval from you, our members. The board has discussed at length and voted to adopt these amendments with your approval at our annual membership meeting at Sevierville. I’d like to encourage everyone that can attend to do so and support your officers and directors. As many of you know Debbie Mitchell is a valuable asset to our club and has done an awesome job serving as our treasurer and membership secretary. She also serves on your Charitable Trust board at the national level and is well received by every chapter in our organization. She works very hard for Chapter 9 as well as the National and that is why we as a board feel as long as she agrees to do the job as treasurer that we proceed with these amendments upon the approval of our membership. The exact changes in your by-laws for these amendments are in bold and are included in the newsletter, but essentially we would like to exclude treasurer from the normal procedure of officer election and enable the position of treasurer to be appointed from the general membership each and every year instead of being chosen from the slate of directors for a 3 year term. What this change would ultimately do is allow Debbie or whomever to serve as treasurer as long as she is willing and continues to do the superb job that she has been doing. There is also a contingency that our treasurer be bonded and we propose to amend the by-law to read only if our total assets become larger than $25,000 would the treasurer need to become bonded. As your board of directors, we feel that this change will benefit our club’s overall financial actions and streamline the processes that enable our club to operate. I would ask that everyone give this matter serious consideration and please submit your ballots at the membership meeting with confidence. If there are any concerns or questions feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email and I will give due diligence to answer questions and resolve concerns in this matter. Again, I would like to thank everyone for your continued support to Chapter 9 and hope to see you in Sevierville.

Sincerely,

Josh Roach, President

President's Message

Tennessee Chapter 9

of International Harvester Collectors

Tennessee Chapter 9

of International Harvester Collectors