The new year has arrived, I’m a year older and wiser at least two of those are true. My project on my 7000 maroon belly is finished. Changed rear tires and centers from 34 inch to 38 inch, added front slab weights, changed front axle assembly to the heavy duty style and put new bushings and thrust washers in each support assembly with new front wheel bearings, new front tires, replaced a non-functioning tachometer and fixed all lights, still need to change fluids and filters. It is a very comfortable and fun tractor to take on tractor rides. Speaking of tractor drives, stay tuned for information concerning a three-day tractor drive to the Gathering of the Orange this fall in Nebraska. Nick Gubbels is sponsoring the drive and has it all laid out. Watch for more information in the Old Allis News and The Allis Connection newsletter.
I’m still looking for candidates to run for Director. The 2020 Allis Connection annual membership banquet is April 4th 2020 will be once again at the Ox Yoke Inn, in Amana, IA. It is always a good time to renew friendships and start new ones. Doors open at 4:00PM and serving to begin at 6:00PM. We will discuss changing the time for future membership meetings and introduce the 2020 Hall of Fame inductee, cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children ages 5-10, free for children 4 and under. Information and reservations: Theresa Sexton, (319) 648-5641 (Reservation Deadline April 2, 2020). It is another year and that brings elections for three of our Directors, the three-year terms for Mike Anderson, Dale Heintz and Skip Welte will be up this April. Please get in touch with me or any of our directors with prospective members names so that we might contact them.
Do not forget about the scholarship program, it is a $750.00 award open to anyone who is enrolling in advanced education including college, tech school or university short course.
Applicants must be, or have a parent, guardian or grandparent that is a paid member of The Allis Connection at the time of application as well as time of award. Learn more in the newsletter and on the web page, www.theallisconnection.com and go the TAC scholarship page. Do not let this opportunity pass those by that are eligible; it is for our members and their families.
Dale is hard at work putting the 2021 calendar together and it should be ready by the April meeting. If you are interested in submitting a photo or photos of a piece of Allis-Chalmers history for a future calendar the information is available on the back of the calendar. It is a real boost to your pride to see something that you feel strongly about on a calendar page and know that is being appreciated by hundreds of other homes and collectors.
Hope to see many of you at the April meeting.
Long Live the Family Farm,
Mike and Bonnie Anderson
If you haven’t already found it be sure to look up the Allis Connection Facebook page and see the fun things Zach and Jessie Wilson have placed on the web for all of us to enjoy and introduce others to Allis-Chalmers and the Allis Connection. allisconnectionfacebook.com
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This was last up-dated January 2020
Membership - U.S.A. $23.00 & Canada & Overseas $35.00 (In US Funds) 6 Issues of the Newslettlers.