Another year is almost behind us as and as we prepare for the busy holiday season, I encourage everyone to remember the true reason we celebrate this season. I’m sure we will all have some winter projects to occupy our time and hopefully have a project for Chapter members to work on together. I finally have word on the pieces from the McCormick Farm and as I am writing this President’s Message arrangements are being made for the 3 pieces to be picked up and delivered to Rockford where I work.
Thanks to Styles Trucking of Newport, TN and Tennessee Farmers’ Cooperative; we were able to back haul these pieces at no charge to our Chapter. In our upcoming meeting a motion will be made to send a gift of appreciation to Styles Trucking. Also, our goal is to have the pieces on display at Roy’s for our 4 th quarter meeting. We would like to set a plan of action as to which piece we will start with and checking into finding a place to display it. The 4th quarter meeting is planned for Saturday, November 30th at Roy’s Red Iron (home of Roy and Donna Edwards). Upcoming also will be our 2nd annual plow day in Crossville and we will discuss the details of that as well.
On a different note, Melissa and I were able to attend the Red Power Round Up in Bloomsburg this year and I’d like to encourage any member that has not attended a Round Up to do so if at all possible. We also were able to take along our niece, Lindsey Finchum, who is also a member of our Chapter. While at our Chapter table a gentleman by the name of Ed Holmes came by looking for stories to post on his YouTube channel “Red Tractor Nation”. Knowing that Lindsey had the perfect story honoring a late Chapter 9 member, Richard Hardin, Mr. Richard as Lindsey always called him, we volunteered her for the interview. Just go to YouTube and type in Red Tractor Nation to see her interview.
I’d also like to thank everyone who attended our “Volunteer IH” show in Sevierville, TN. We had a good show with just over 100 IH pieces on the grounds. I’d like to say it has also been a pleasure to serve as President for 2019 and I appreciate all the support and dedication our members give to our Chapter.
Hope to see everyone November 30th and if not I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Josh Roach, President
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