Spark Plug Collectors of America Announce New Officers, Meeting Dates

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Vice Pres., Spark Plug Collectors of America 14018 N.E. 85th Street, Elk River, Minnesota 55330

The Spark Plug Collectors of America, under the direction of the first entirely new slate of officers in 20 years, announces its slate of meetings for the 1996 year. After 20 years of serving as president, William Bond, founder of the club, retired. Also retiring were vice president Bob Harrington, treasurer Chad Windham, and secretary-editor Jeff Bartheld, who left their offices to run for other offices. The following were elected officers for the 1996-97 term: Chad Windham, president; Jeff Bartheld, vice president; Mike Healy, treasurer; and Rick Harris, secretary-editor.

The meeting dates and places for the 1996-1997 year are as follows:

The Midwest Regional Meeting will be held Friday, May 24, in Waukee, Iowa, at the Central Hawkeye Gas Engine and Tractor Swap Meet. The meeting will be held at the vice president's stall behind the main food building.

The 21st National-International Convention will be held August 21-24 in Portland, Indiana, in conjunction with the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association Show. The meeting will be held at the club area by the horse barns. The Tri-State Show is located at the Jay County Fairgrounds.

The Eastern Regional Meeting will be held October 11, at the AACA Swap Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The meeting will be held at Bob Harrington's stall. All meetings are at 10:00 a.m. sharp, local time of the meet, and a benefit spark plug auction follows the meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting, and membership applications will be accepted at all events.

The Spark Plug Collectors is an international organization with members in eight countries, as well as most states in the US. Membership is $15.00 in US and Canada, and $20.00 overseas. Membership includes a subscription to the quarterly club magazine, 'The Ignitor,' along with several benefits. If you are interested in joining or would like to know more about spark plug collecting, contact Jeff Bartheld, VP and membership director, at the above address.