Chairman Massey Collectors Association 13607 Missouri Bottom Road, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044
Dear Collectors, Enthusiasts & Friends of Massey All Over Our Great Nation:
We are finally at the threshold of our Massey Collectors Association. About a year ago, some of us saw a need for an organization and decided to move on it. Keith Oltragge, publisher of Wild Harvest, a magazine devoted to the Massey enthusiast, enclosed an article in the March/April issue written by Butch Simmons of Holt Summit, Missouri, calling for people interested in Massey Harris to consider forming an association. Massey is the only major farm equipment line which did not have an organization. We received an enthusiastic response from across the country. So, we got together and formed the Massey Collectors Association, a not-for-profit (501.C7) organization chartered in the state of Missouri. We would like to have chapters all over the country. There are friends of Massey everywhere.
We have a board of directors consisting of five members: Dale Lawrence, chairman, Butch Simmons, secretary, both of Missouri; Dave Kautzky and Chuck Cooney of Iowa; Ray Swanson of Illinois; and Rita Simmons as our treasurer. Membership dues are $20.00 yearly. We are publishing a monthly newsletter, for which I am presently responsible. HELP!! Send articles, news, jokes, anything. If you would like to join, we would love to have you--men, women, sons, and daughters--anyone who owns or is very enthusiastic about equipment the Massey company represents: Wallis, Massey Harris, Ferguson, Massey Ferguson, etc. We want to keep the Massey equipment line in the limelight of agricultural history and growth in this country. Where else can you spend 0.548 cents a day and have more fun and fellowship. Send for your membership, and enclose a check for one or more years, to:
Massey Collectors Association. %Rita Simmons, 2355 County Road 4030, Holt Summit, MO 65043.
This will place you on the mailing list to receive the monthly newsletter. Don't forget our great magazine, Wild Harvest. Contact Keith Oltragge, Box 529, Denver, IA 50622.