The snow has finally arrived and cold weather is supposed to follow. I was able to get my 40-year-old Allis-Chalmers Sno-Pro 24 snow thrower out and clear the driveway in relatively short amount of time. It performed flawlessly. I guess I’m attracted to snow throwers with four, all Allis-Chalmers. So old man Winter, bring it on!
I wanted to remind everyone of the April 6th annual membership meeting and election; information can be found elsewhere in the newsletter and on the website. Zach Wilson, Linda Hubbard and Chuck Dornbush 3-year terms are up. Anyone wishing to run for an opportunity to serve on the board do not hesitate to give me a call.
Parents and grandparents of young people planning on pursuing additional education after high school don’t forget about The Allis Connection $750.00 scholarship, an education is not cheap and The Allis Connection wants to help each recipient make a difference in their future. Details can be found on the club web site https://www.theallisconnection.comfeel free to call any director phone numbers can be found inside the front cover. I hope all of you have enjoyed the 2018 essays on the Allis-Chalmers Roto-baler truly a one of a kind revolutionary piece of equipment.
I hope you all read the articles by Nelson Marks, “Going Orange is Going Great” six times a year he sits down and writes a column about something that has affected him either years ago or recently, the connecting thread is always Persian Orange. Nelson’s memories and those of all of our members are what this Club is committed to preserving, as well as, help create new memories by promoting this wonderful hobby through that same Persian Orange thread. From everyone involved in The Allis Connection thank you Nelson for your time and sincere words. Going Orange really is Going Great.
I would like to thank Creston Moore for submitting his in-depth article on “Putting the ‘Super’ in Super 100”. Well written by a young man that was a 2016 scholarship recipient and someone that I have watched proudly driving his Super 100 around the show grounds in Hutchinson MN at the “Orange Spectacular” the last few years. He definitely exhibits a sense of pride. Creston also submitted the photo of an Allis-Chalmers 880 cotton stripper that his grandfather purchased before production ended in 1982 used as the October featured photo in the 2019 Allis Connection calendar. We would like to see more of our members send us photos and stories to share with everyone.
Do not forget the 8th annual swap meet held by the Missouri Allis-Chalmers Club. This year’s swap meet will be held March 1st & 2nd at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Assoc. Show grounds in Booneville, MO 8am to 5pm.
Chuck Dornbush after many years as The Allis Connection treasurer has retired his position effective January 1, 2019. Ron Sexton has taken over the duties of Treasurer; he and his wife Theresa are also in charge of the show trailer and merchandise. Thank you, Chuck and Cheri for all your years of service. Lets all get behind Ron and Theresa and support them through this transition.
The year is just getting started and we still have 2019 calendars left. Great idea for the shop or that special spot in the house where a splash of orange is just what’s needed.
Keep thinking orange
Mike and Bonnie
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 2019
Membership - U.S.A. $23.00 & Canada & Overseas $35.00 (In US Funds) 6 Issues of the Newslettlers.