The Allis Connection was represented at the 8th annual Allis-Chalmers swap meet outside of Boonville MO. Skip Welte, Dan Hauter, Dave Maddux, Ron and Theresa Sexton, Bonnie and I were there supporting The Allis Connection. We met several people that we hadn’t seen for several months and exchanged stories about the harvest and winter. Several vendors from Minnesota did not make the journey because of weather concerns. There were still a good group of buyers and sellers with several tractors heading to new homes. All and all I think it was a successful get together.
You may have noticed, Bonnie has been sending out renewal reminders to all members. The mailing label on your newsletter also includes the date your membership ends. We are just trying to jog your memory and help keep you enrolled and active in the club. If you have questions about your membership give us a call or e-mail and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Do not forget the Father’s Day show, the “D” series tractors will be the feature for 2019. We will have a tractor drive to Marengo and the Pioneer Heritage Museum about eleven miles from Middle Amana. Be ready to leave the show grounds about 2:00 PM Friday, tractors will need to travel at least ten mph. and should be back about 5:00 PM. The dyno will be back! The ice cream vendor from last year has said they look forward to returning again this year. The only complaint I heard from last year was the portions were too large! We look forward to welcoming our vendors from last year as well as new ones that may be coming for the first time. Don’t forget the banquet Saturday 6:00PM at the Ox Yoke Inn and their family style meals, you can’t beat the food and you can’t leave hungry, it’s the best banquet price you’ll find this summer reservations can purchased at the show grounds by Noon. Be thinking about items for the scholarship auction, this is a spirited time that everyone at the banquet can participate in, it helps support the Clubs scholarship program. Our Sunday church service will be completely different this year as Arland and Carolyn Lepper will not be providing music this year, the first time ever. A local lady has agreed to provide music and Jim Austin from Camden Tennessee will give the message. You may remember it was Jim Austin who presented an off-the-cuff and very interesting program about his involvement with the Loretta Lynn/Allis-Chalmers partnership while he was a A-C dealer in Tennessee. I’m sure it will be uplifting and well worth your time to attend, 8:00 AM Sunday morning. Let’s make this year’s show the best ever. Look elsewhere in the newsletter for more information about our show and many others throughout the Summer.
For those planning on attending the GOTO in Canada be sure your equipment is CLEAN, both entering Canada and when returning to the United States, both have a huge agricultural industry and let’s be good stewards and partners. You will need a current up to date passport. Current insurance papers for your vehicle and tractor, inform your credit card company that you will be travelling outside of the US. For the best information go to www.uscis.gov , https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/canada-mexico-travel and Canadian Border Services Agency.
Have a safe summer, have fun and we’ll see you somewhere this summer.
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 March 2019
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