Fall 2017 Message from the President

Published November 14, 2017 by admin in Message from the President

Greetings to all Heritage members! What can I say? We just returned from the 175th anniversary show at Albert City, Iowa. If you missed it, I feel sorry for you. I think I can say this was probably the largest gathering of Case equipment and Case people ever. The final count was 509 Case displays, and the show set a new attendance record of 18,796 visitors. We, of course, got to see many old friends and make new ones as this is what it is all about.

A very pleasant surprise was to see Eleanor Porth and her family from Canada. I want to give a very special thank you to board members Colin Johnson and John Ahlers for their effort in contacting exhibitors and getting the Case equipment to the show. They worked for almost a year on this and made uncounted phone calls to make
it happen. WELL DONE!

We had very good sales at the trailer and could not have done it without all the volunteers who made it happen. I want to thank John Ahlers and Russ Rowley for getting the 175th anniversary merchandise to sell, and Kathy Schauer and Barb DeShaw for folding hundreds of t-shirts. The sales staff of Sue Collovo, Sue Ahlers, Bill Bauer, Kathy Rowley, Russ Rowley, Barb Tworek, Eleanor Porth, Clay Porth, Landon Ahlers and Jim Plowman kept the merchandise moving and the customers happy. I want to give a very special thank you to my wife, Marjorie. She works on the trailer inventory, ordering and organizing the merchandise and also selling. She seldom gets to see any of the show because of this.

Finally, I want to thank Russ and Kathy Rowley for sharing the responsibilities for the trailer sales, and this year pulling the trailer to Albert City. Because of this, I was able to bring a tractor to show, which I cannot always do.

We had two board members up for election this year. Colin Johnson and Jim Plowman elected to run again, and were re-elected at the general meeting for another three-year term. The board decided not to select a site for the 2022 Expo at this time. Next year’s Expo will be at Boonville, Missouri.

Look for some good coverage of the 175th show in this issue of The Heritage Eagle.

Until next time.

— Jim

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