Sec.-Treas. Submitted by: Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. Martin 1535 Peach Avenue Clovis, California 936I2
Branch 8 was created at Kelleys Beach on the Kings River in Reedley, California on Saturday, April 4, 1981. Many previous discussions had been held by old engine and tractor enthusiasts so on that day a meeting of interested people firmed up the idea. Cliff Hardy of Woodland and Dick Hamp of San Jose came down to help put the branch together. They outlined what was expected of a new group. At that time Branch numbers 8,9,10 and 11 were open and Branch 8 was selected. Original officers were President, Ron Golbeck; Vice President, Stanton Filer; Sec.-Treas., Bryce Morris; Editor, Milton Stauffer.
Branch 8 is in the region that runs roughly from Bakersfield to Merced with many members from even greater distances. The Branch grew to about 170 members in 1987. Officers are: President, Howard Martin, 1535 Peach, Clovis, CA; Vice President, Steve Ferrasci, 2934 East Normal, Fresno, CA; Secretary/Treasurer, John Boyajian, 10245 S. Crawford Ave., Dinuba, CA; Editor, Kathy Ferrasci, 2934 East Normal, Fresno, CA.
Branch 8 will host EDGE&TA's 1988 National Meet in Merced, California on June 18 and 19.