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Vice President 3848 S. Farm Road 93 Republic, Missouri 65738

We would like to welcome Branch 69 into the National. Wayne Stone, 514 E. Second Street, Salida, Colorado 81201, serves as president. Salida is west of Pueblo, Colorado. If you are planning a vacation in that area of Colorado this summer, you may want to stop and visit with members of Branch 69. That goes for all areas. Before you travel, look and see if there is a branch anywhere close and look up your fellow members. I know how you guys like to talk about and show off your engines. As the holiday season is now over, we begin to look forward to the '96 show season. As we read the newsletters, we see that many branches have the same problems. They all need more help as they plan their show and then during the show. It takes a lot of work to put on a show, so if you haven't been that involved in the past, let your officers know that you would be willing to help out more this year. I'm sure they will find something for you to do.

Also, if you would like to be involved at the National level as an officer or director, any member in good standing with any branch of EDGE&TA can run for office. You need to send your resume to Darrell Carter, the chairman of the nominating committee. His address is: Darrell Carter, Rt. 2, Box 393, Fair Grove, Missouri 65648. This needs to be in before May 14,1996.

If you know of someone who has done a lot for our hobby in your area that you would like to see in the National Steam and Gas Hall of Fame, send a resume stating their qualifications to: Jerry Wymore, 933 W. Military Avenue, Fremont, Nebraska 68025. This needs to be in by the first of May 1996. This is open to' anyone who has helped promote our hobby and the nominee does not have to be a member of EDGE&TA. Five names will be chosen and will be introduced into the Hall of Fame at the National Show in Springfield, Missouri, September 12-15. Please note these dates. I think there might be some confusion about when the show starts and ends. Again, September 12,13, 14 & 15, 1996.