Apr 2019 Minutes

Gilbert Tractor Club

April 2, 2019

Meeting Place – Gilbert High School

Welcome \ Introductions:

Jon kicked off the meeting welcoming everyone.  

Guest this month included:

  1. A friend of Al’s from Indonesia, Agung
  2. Johnathan, Joseph and James coming to club with Grandpa

Nothing new for tractor or equipment additions this month.

Al’s treasury report included paying the calendar bill of $1,610, liability insurance and trailer insurance $456 for the year.  He had the tags renewed for the year as well.

Please pay your 2019 dues – timely and now would be a great time! We have about 50% paid so far.  

Old Business:

Presenters are needed for 2019 and we have an immediate need for May and June.  July will be the tractor ride. Tim Shanks needs to be relieved from finding people for the programs, due to his traveling for work.   Ed accepted the duties for the programs.

New Business:

Jon provided a brief update on the school addition.  The ag shop room had been rearranged to accommodate the construction.  For the most part this year they will not have large items in the shop; however, they will be stored at the other school.  

June 9th – 12th will be the Annual Great Eastern Iowa Tractor ride based out of Cresco, IA, leaving daily from the fair grounds and then returning.  You must register for the ride.

Loren Book mentioned a plow show in Moline, IL Sept. 13th – 15th.

There’s an event in Madision County to raise money for the covered bridges.  The show will be Sept. 21st.  

Discussion Items:

The Summer Show schedule was discussed.  We have confirmed dates for Windsor Oaks on June 8th, Pizza Ranch in Ames, Scandinavian Days parade, Annual GTC ride and Gilbert Family Fest.   For Scandinavian Days the entry fee was discussed and it’s believed we’ve never paid a fee due to having tractors on display and doing the Kidde tractor pull.  

Jewell was discussed and there was no interest for Friday night or Saturday.  

Auctions or Events coming:


For Sale and Wish List:



Ashley Treadwell, the student ag instructor, introduced the Gilbert Ag Students.   The Ag students spoke about their projects for the year.

Austin and Joe are working on a 1941 Farmall H, which their great grandfather had and passed to their grandpa. The tractor has just sat for many years and now they’re working on it for grandpa.  The Farmall came from Rockwell City to Ankeny. They want to do shows and have it in parades. It has fuel leaks, needs gaskets and other parts.

Kruse and Caden are working on a 1950 John Deer B which is owned by an ag instruction from Charles City.  They would also like to do rides, shows and parades.

The tractor needs a cylinder head and governor.

Cole, Jordan and Everett are working on a John Deere 50 from the Doolittle family which Coles grandpa purchased.  Their goal is to have the tractor in the Boone County and State Fair. They’re taking off the hood and working on the engine.  They were looking for a dip stick; however, they quickly learned it doesn’t require a dipstick.