Summer 2023 is over and what a great summer it was. The weather was pretty good all-in-all; there were warm days hot days, and cool days, dry periods some rainy days and evenings. We even had a few days of 100 degrees. Those days are all behind us and will not see them again in one form or another till next year. There will be plenty of moderating temperatures as we watch the trees beautiful green leaves turn to their bright fall colors before they release and fall to the ground. The fields of corn and beans have transformed from vibrant green fields to ripened crops ready for harvest before the fields are prepared for the winter snows and cold temperatures and spring planting. I like the seasons and is the main reason why I remain in the Midwest. Winter has moderated somewhat but still offers the occasional challenge as well as beautiful days and evenings.
We are already planning for the 2024 show season with a directors meeting in late October. The Spring membership meeting will be April 6th at the Creamery Theater across from the Amana RV Park outside of Main Amana, more information will be coming in future newsletters. The all Allis-Chalmers tractor drive at the Father’s Day show will return in 2024. Preliminary plans are travel from Riverside to Middle Amana through some beautiful Iowa hill country and Amish settlements. More info will be forthcoming.
I was lucky enough to have participated in eight tractor drives totaling almost 600 miles in five states, Illinois, Iowa Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota. I really enjoy being outside on an open station Allis-Chalmers tractor traveling through this beautiful country with other people both men and women who feel the same. They almost all begin with a short safety meeting, a blessing and some with the pledge of allegiance.
It finally happened the USPS seems to have lost my September/October newsletter. A quick message to Dan Hauter and a replacement was on it’s way. If you, have a problem, a question or a suggestion do not hesitate to call or let any of the directors know your idea, we will always listen.
2024 calendars are on sale $10.00 each s/h included as well as the windsock at 20.00 s/h included they are both great Christmas stocking stuffers. Dale Heintz will be looking for calendar pictures for the upcoming 2025 The Allis Connection All Allis calendar. Information on submitting a photo is on the back of the past The Allis Connection All Allis Calendars.
Just learned of talk of an all Allis tractor caravan from Albert City Iowa to Lathrop and the 2025 Gathering of the Orange. Plenty of time to get ready if it happens.
From Bonnie and I, hope you have a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
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 November, 2023
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