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EDGE&TA Vice President 2292 Lake Morena Drive Campo, California 91906 www.cliffnorthcote@nfmhc.com

Hope you're all enjoying a great start to the show season and summer. The Southwest Regional was a great show held in conjunction with the California Antique Farm Equipment Show in Tulare, California, April 20-22. There were over 730 exhibitors. The show started off with some rainy weather, but by Saturday afternoon the sun was shining. The regional business meeting was held Friday evening and inductees to the Hall of Fame were announced. Jerry MacMartin, Hall of Fame chairman, presented plaques to Harvey Hilands from Branch 15 in Oregon and Ruth Warnock from Branch 22 in California. Blair Dollery of Branch One in Wisconsin will be presented his plaque at the Northeast Regional in August.

Harvey became secretary/treasurer of the National in 1976. He held that position for ten years, missing only one National meeting, due to surgery. Ruth is currently National secretary/treasurer. She assumed this position in April 1998, and has brought EDGE&TA into the computer age. Both Harvey and Ruth have been newsletter editors for their local branches and have been heavily involved in keeping their respective branches running smoothly. Blair was a charter member of Branch One, and along with a few others, sat down and organized and incorporated the National EDGE&TA. He has held numerous positions in Branch One and has always actively participated in shows. Thanks to all three of you for what you have contributed to your local branches and also our National organization.

As the new membership year begins, we currently have 104 branches. Nine of these are new in the last few weeks. The National membership should reach over 9,000 this year.

Thanks to all of you who support EDGE&TA.

The National show will be hosted by Branch 32 on June 21-June 23 at Ozark, Arkansas. For additional information contact Mike Collins at (501) 890-4802 or e-mail mcollins@mail.cswnet.com. The National EDGE&TA business meeting will be held on Friday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. This will be a great showI hope to see many of you there.

July 6-7 will be the Northwest Regional show in Great Falls, Montana, hosted by Branch 62. The Northeast Regional will be hosted by Branch One in Almelund, Minnesota, August 10-12. The weather should be cooling down for the last Regional of the year, hosted by Branch 70 and held in Alvarado, Texas. The dates for this show are October 26-28.

You may refer to the EDGE&TA web site at www.ave.net/-edgeta/ for additional information on the upcoming shows. If your branch does not yet have a web site developed, I encourage you to create one. Jerry MacMartin, the National Web Master, can assist you if you need help. This is a great way of advertising your shows and events. You can also include pictures which will promote your club.

Remember that safety is our Number One Goal, along with having fun. Have a great show season!