Nov 2019 Minutes

November 5, 2019

Meeting Place – Gilbert Community Center  

Welcome \ Introductions: 

Jon kicked off the meeting talking about how the FFA has been getting things ready for our BBQ meal.  Donations were welcomed to help cover the expenses. He also talked about the FFA helping put out 50 new flags for Veteran’s Day.   Jon stated the school upgrade might be done around mid-Dec. They’re excited to see it’s close to complete. 

Old Business: 

Pay your dues. 

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

If you have action pictures for the calendar get them to Steve soon.  He’ll be putting things together for the calendar. He can also stop by and take action photos but it will need to be soon. 

Treasure Report:   Al was gone – nothing to report.   

New Business:   

Elections will be coming.  The President position is up and will be a 2-year term.   The new president will take over February 2020. Currently they’re working on confirming who possible candidates are and making sure they really are interested.  Bob suggested we wait until Jan. and have the new president start in Feb. The club agreed to have the new president start in Feb. rather than Jan. 2020. 

Discussion Items: 

The December club trip will be to Dan Peterman’s at Rusty Acres outside of Webster City, on December 7th.   Lunch will be on your own but there a couple of places around Webster City we can gather.  We’ll leave the high school at 8 am, meeting at Rusty Acres around 9 am, then go to lunch at the truck stop or some place around town.  

Kim mentioned plans for plow day on 30 acres by the winery.  Bobby Martin is the one w/the field we can plow but there needs to be enough interest and it will more than likely be during the week, instead of on a weekend.  It’s possible the FFA students could also take time to come out as many have never had the opportunity to plow. Kim can bring 2 plows which the students can use, so that’s not a problem.  He’s hoping it will be the week before Thanksgiving. It would be nice to have 10-12 tractors. Watch your e-mail for date and time and respond to the e-mail OR the survey which maybe out soon.  Let Kim know if you’re interested so he will know for sure who’s coming. Make sure you answer the e-mail or the survey so we know who’s really attending. 

For Sale and Wish List: 

Nothing

Presentation: 

Virgil Larson talked about his tractor collection and how he and his 2 boys worked on the 4H projects over the years. 

Virgil had purchased an SC Case which was stuck as a project to tackle.  They worked hard on it, only to be beat at the state fair that year by a bicycle.   So, they tried again when the next son took another Case to the state fair but that didn’t win either.  

Virgil tried raising hogs for a while but that went South and he went back to his tractors.  He kept purchasing different ones he liked and has ended up with over 40 now. Some started out as junk and they look nice now and run great now.   For one tractor, he dug the wide front out of dirt, it was pitted and weathered, but looks great on his tractor now.  

He has a 300 Case, his dad had one so he had to get one.  Virgil’s favorite tractor is the 1955 – 400 his dad had. He did custom hay baling, wore out over 3 hr. meters and has taken it on 15 WHO tractor rides.  He also has a 210 Garden tractor his dad had. 

Virgil got a lot of parts from Austin, MN or Geneva, NY, plus many junk yards 

Recorded by: Marlene Youde – Secretary