Vice Pres. Rt. 2 Box 167A Republic, Missouri 65738
EDGE&TA would like to extend a hearty welcome to our newest members Branch 46. This club covers the entire state of Colorado, has 700-800 members, and is well established. At press time, I don't have any specifics, but will let you know in the next issue.
We have many inquiries from clubs all over the country about joining the National. Jack Versteeg, National President, has even had a club from Japan interested in joining and meeting American gas engine enthusiasts. If your club is interested in joining, please contact any of the national officers: president Jack Versteeg, 3510 Brooklake Rd. N.E., Brooks, OR 97303; secretary Menno L. Kliewer, 43138 Road 52, Reedley, CA 93654; or me, Charley Stark. We'll get you going in the right direction.
Branch 16 and the Ozark Steam Engine Association held their 32nd annual show in September. Over 350 gas engines and antique tractors were on display. We were honored to have guests from southern England, Tony and Myra Waddell, in attendance. They also attended a few other September shows in the Midwest.
From reading your newsletters, many branches all over the country have held their annual shows and all have seemed to be very successful. Branch 17, in conjunction with the Pioneer Harvesters, held their 37th annual Pioneer Harvest Fiesta. They had beautiful weather, great attendance, and featured the Minneapolis Moline. It was good to visit with past Vice-President Del Seuser and his wife, Vi, while there.