June 2018 Minutes

Gilbert Tractor Club

June 5, 2018

Meeting Place – Gilbert Community Center

Welcome \ Introductions:

Al kicked the meeting off with a welcome to everyone.

Gene Willis from Van Wall was a guest.

Al provided a treasury update.   No change from last month.

Old Business:

Pay your annual dues now.

Presenters are needed for 2018.  Please contact Tim and let him know if you have ideas.

Scandinavian Days went really well.  We had great weather with about 10 tractors in the parade.   We had 2 dead tractors, but that was after the parade was over and 1 was able to drive his tractor home later.   For the kiddie pedal tractor pull we had about 25-30 kids.  This was a successful event for the club.

Bob talked about Gilbert Days and they’re still in need of someone to line up the tractors.

The kids pedal tractor pull is a go.  The ice cream is a go.  Kybos will be up to those who are a for profit group instead of us non-profits.

Summer Show Schedule is current; however, we still need to hear from Gene Upstill to confirm the Corn & Bologna dinner.

New Business:  

A family of 4 became new members from the Windsor Oaks event.

July 7th is the tractor ride so we will NOT meet on the first Tuesday in July. Kim talked about the 2 routes, one for fast tractors which will be a longer route and another route for slower tractors.  We’ll leave from the high school and head to Story City for lunch at Pizza Ranch.

Maps will be sent out so all are aware of the 2 routes.

Discussion Items:

Al will be gone from June 22 to July 5.

Tractor games for Gilbert Days was discussed.  It was decided it was to short of a notice and they haven’t done these for the past couple years.  It will be thought about for next year so we have more time to discuss and plan.

Gene Willis was a guest who had information about the 100 years of Waterloo tractor production.  They’re in need of a few more tractors to display at the State Fair.  They don’t have to be in pristine condition, just free of oil leaks.  For the State Fair display, they need a 1943  A, B, D or G, a 1968 in the 3200 series, JD 2510, 1993 76,77 or 7800.  Contact Hubert if you have one or need more details – or Gene Willis.

Henry has an 1890’s farm wagon he’s looking for information on so he can have it for the State Fair.  He’s needing information on the L.A. Dale dealership which is believed to be where the old Ford dealership was at.  Phil noted Jim Dale still lives in Story City and maybe he could be of help.


There is one coming up on June 30th at Eric Zeal’s. He’s not selling the signs.

Don Bass auction is June 21st in Jewell.

For Sale and Wish List:

At the kids pedal pull a lady brought information about a 1945 H Farmall which was a highway commissioned tractor in light yellow.  There’s also a barge wagon with a hoist and a John Deere which she has for sale.  Contact Kim if you are interested.


Dr. Leo and Nancy Carrol were the guest speakers.  Dr. Leo introduced Nancy who spoke about their efforts to raise funds for the Healthy Life Center in Ames.  To date they have 6 entities who have committed to the effort; City of Ames, DMACC, Heartland Senior Services, Iowa State University, Mary Greeley Medical Center and Story County.  The plans include a warm water aquatic center, warm water therapy pool, 2 gyms, walking and jogging tracks, weight room, wellness classes, child activity areas, Mary Greely Physical therapy area, teaching\hands on kitchen, outdoors community gardens, café, meeting rooms Heartland senior services and arts and crafts. For more info people should check out:  www.CityOfAmes.org/HealthyLifeCenter

Ames or surrounding towns do not have a Y and this would be a great addition to Story County.  Rich and Mary Fitch have plans to donate 3 million dollars; however, the fund-raising group still needs to raise at least 15 million.

Recorded by: Marlene Youde – Secretary