Hope your summer has been safe and as good as possible during these crazy times. This certainly is not the America that we were enjoying only a few months ago.
Hope you all are enjoying your newsletter, Dan Hauter works hard gathering material and getting pictures and stories that make the newsletter an enjoyable read. The decision to print in color was a great idea and has helped grow our club. We have had several publishers during the history of The Allis Connection. Our current printer is by far the best and most organized of any we have had since I have been a director. We see the newsletter coming out in a timely manner and the USPS has had some postage price increases over the last several years as well. Our By-Laws state that the membership dues are determined by the cost of the newsletter. During the Amana show at the Directors meeting it was decided to raise the price of dues to $25.00 from the current $23.00. Have no fear The Allis Connection is a very successful organization and will be in the black even in the time of the China virus, this is an adjustment to satisfy the by-laws. This increase will go into effect on January 1st 2021, so if you want to beat the increase send your dues in before January 1st.
Do not forget the annual calendar. There are great pictures of our members Allis-Chalmers tractors and equipment. You need to send your pictures so that they can be evaluated and selected for the 2022 calendar. We are the only calendar that provides those selected for a full-page picture with a one-year membership and a free calendar. The 2021 calendars are still $7.00 plus $3.00 shipping, for a total of $10.00 each by mail, volume discounts of ten or more available, call for details. They make great presents for friends and relatives.
The annual directors meeting is scheduled for the end of October and a number items will be covered including the program changes for the new three-day schedule. Several ideas are percolating, hopefully everything Covid-19 related will have returned to normal. Another item will be selection of the title for The Allis Connection scholarship essay. Be sure and participate in this program, it has been really well accepted over the years. There will also be elections again, to be held at the Spring membership meeting. If you are interested in participating let one of the directors or myself know. Continue sending stories pictures and classified items to Dan Hauter so he can get them in the newsletter, members enjoy reading about other members collections and stories. Many people that I speak with comment on how much they enjoy the newsletter.
Bought another tractor this summer and my son bought one earlier in the summer, both are 6080’s; his with a cab and mine is an open-station, both run good and have good rubber. I really like the 6080 it handles smartly and has a short turning radius while sitting about the same height as the 190XT and will move down the road at 20mph easily and it is a little smaller than my 7000 making hauling easier. Went on several tractor rides during the summer with one at 95 miles and average speed of 18 to 20 mile an hour glad I had the 7000. Is there interest in an all Allis one- or two- day tractor drive next summer somewhere in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin or Minnesota let us know. There are tons of beautiful places all over the Midwest, we could even team up with another A-C club.
It is late September as I write this letter and the corn and beans are beginning to disappear, leaving empty fields where only a few months ago those same crops were emerging from freshly worked and planted fields. It is a miracle that we all must thank our creator for.
God Bless America,
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 September 2020
Membership - U.S.A. $23.00 & Canada & Overseas $35.00 (In US Funds) 6 Issues of the Newslettlers.