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Vice-Pres. Rt. 2, Box 167A Republic, Missouri 65738.

With the 1992 season over, we hope all branches had a successful and safe show this year. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Don Monroe and all the members of Branch 12 for all the work and planning they put into making the 1992 National Show a huge success. It's not too early to begin making plans for the 1993 National hosted by Branch 13.

We have a new director of the East Region, and I would like to introduce him to you. He's Ed Longhenry of Marine, Minnesota. Ed and his wife live on a hobby farm about 35 miles northeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. They enjoy traveling and often plan their trips around engine shows. Ed retired from 3M Company after 35 years, working in photographic research and product development. He is a member of the National Insulator Association and the National Wood Carvers Association.

Ed has been interested in old iron for about 20 years. He got his first engine as a gift from a friend he rode to work with. He still has it in his collection plus several more. He recently started building model steam and gas engines, which are a lot easier to transport. Ed developed an interest at an early age in a large variety of different styles of water pumps, and has now started to collect them. Presently, he has about 150 different styles, ranging from hydraulic rams to chain cistern pumps.

Ed is currently president of Branch 1 and editor of the club newsletter.

We are happy to have Ed serve as a National officer, and we are looking forward to working with him in the coming year.