Sep 2019 Minutes

Sept. 3, 2019

Meeting Place – Gilbert High School  

Welcome \ Introductions: 

John kicked off the meeting talking about the school expansion and progress.  They are about 3 mths out for the new addition being complete and hoping to have classes in there around January.   The FFA had a good showing at the State Fair which included the Grand Champion carcass lamb.  

Old Business: 

Pay your annual dues now, we’re over half way through the year so it’s time to pay if you haven’t. If you can’t recall if you did, you’re more than likely the one needing to pay your dues.   

Presenters are needed.  Please contact Ed and let him know if you have ideas.  

Treasure Report:  Check received from tractor pull group.    The fire department sent a check for $151.00 for kybos.  We now have about $1,400 in the bank.  

New Business:   

Kris Corbin had flyers for the Nevada Historical Tractor ride which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28th.  It’s a fund raiser and will be $25.00 per tractor.  The ride starts at 9 a.m.  

State Fair winner, Nathan Kroger, the FFA President from Carroll sent a thank you to the club for our support. 

David Z from Randall sent in a membership form but not the dues.  Don Johnson, said it was his cousin.  

Discussion Items: 

The decision was made to do the BBQ in November hosted by the FFA group.  

Need plans for December road trip for the first Saturday of December which could include re-visiting places from the past.  There are new members who’ve never been to some of the places and things in many have changed over the years. It doesn’t have to be tractor related.  People really enjoyed the trip to Scranton to see the garbage truck production lines and going to Jefferson afterwards. 

For Sale and Wish List: 

Jon Davis has several Oliver tractors looking for a new home. He has a 77 Standard, 55 Super, 70 wide front and a 66.  

Larry has a John Deere L industrial for sale. 

Wade Miller has a 5 ft bush hog mower. 

Steve Larson is looking for a Bat Wing Mower.  

See Kim R. if you’re interested in Massey Harris.  There are 2 44’s, a 33, 20 and 55. There’s also a newer cub cadet.  These may also appear in Iron Man. Paul S. passed away and his wife is wanting to sell these items. 


John announced Kim as our last-minute presenter of the night. We learned that Kim over the years had worked at several different shops, some of which included Conley Trucking and Benson Motors.   He’s been in business at the Gilbert corner off of highway 69 for 32 years. 

Kim talked about the tools of trade and some he now relies on to get the job done.   Some of his new favorites include an open center socket set which allows you to work on those longer bolts. Gear Drive makes a nice set. 

He had several cordless tools with different sized batteries and torque. The biggest was 18 volt. There are cordless impacts, cut off wheel, screw drivers with changing bit kits to meet all needs.  Interstate Battery rebuilds the cordless tool batteries; however, the originals last a long time. 

Snap On makes a great lab scope which allows you to transfer data to the PC or laptop in real time. If you have a short you can’t find, having it on screen helps cut down locating time.  

He had a big torque amplifier to help get the hard jobs done easier. 

He also discussed new wiring harnesses on vehicles which attract mice.     


Recorded by: Marlene Youde – Secretary