It’s raining as I write this letter, seems that has been the case for most of the winter, so maybe we can dry out and warm up with spring just around the corner. We had our first quarter meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse Cookeville, TN, with good attendance considering the torrential rains. There were numerous reports of flooding and that kept some members at home tending to water issues themselves.

We are looking forward to our plow day coming up, seeing each of you there, and turning over some soil. As some already know we are in the process of acquiring some implements from the McCormick Farm as a project for our club to restore, and then have them displayed somewhere afterwards. The director of the farm passed away unexpectedly and the hiring process is somewhat lengthy for this type of position.

We are waiting patiently to have the items picked up. We chose two 2 row corn planters dating to the late 30’s early 40’s and a horse drawn hillside or two way plow. Hopefully if time will permit we will get these items to Tennessee and have one of them restored and on display at our Volunteer IH Show in Sevierville, TN in August. With that being said, anyone willing and able to help in the restoration process please feel free to contact us for more information and I will be sure to give updates as I have then.

We will have a chapter table set up at Red Power Round Up in Bloomsburg, PA this year and would welcome anyone that is planning to attend the show to come by and sit at the table for short while when your schedule permits. All of these events are good opportunities to reminisce with old friends as well as make new ones and exchange IH stories.

I wish everyone a safe show season and look forward to seeing each and every one of you at all of our events.


Josh Roach

Tennessee Chapter President

Tennessee Chapter 9 of International Harvester Collectors

President's Message