V.P., IH Collectors Club, P.O. Box 237, Royal Center, Indiana 46978.
The International Harvester Collectors, a club to preserve the history of International Harvester Co., was formed in July 1990 with 200 members signed up in the first day. Nine directors were elected by the end of 1990, and 800 charter members had signed up. To date, we have over 2,000 members and are still growing.
The first annual meeting was held in Winamac, Indiana in 1990, where the club was born. The second annual meeting was held at Janesville, Wisconsin, in September 1991. The third annual meeting was held at Marion, Ohio, in June 1992. The fourth meeting will be held at Boonville, Missouri in September 1993. Plans are to have umbrella chapters formed in various states which we have already. These and two more are in progress.
Chapter 2 of Northern Illinois is sponsoring a Winter Convention to be held February 26, 27, and 28, 1993 at the Elgin Holiday Inn Holidome in Elgin, Illinois. The convention will feature IH displays, parts for sale, demonstrations and good time for men and women. For those with other interests, there will be bus tours to local shopping malls and craft shops. For information on IH Collectors, write to: IH Collectors, Rt #2, Box 286, Winamac, IN 46996.
To reserve rooms for the convention, call Holiday Inn at 708-695-5000. For convention information, please call 708-931-2870 (days) or 708-232-4872 (evenings). We might also have some table space available for vendors.