| December/January 1986

1772, Conrad Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

The annual national meeting of E.D.G.E. & T.A. was held at the Cliff Koster Ranch at Tracy, California, on June 7th and 8th. Many members showed up on Friday to set up their displays. The weather was sunny and warm with a light breeze on Friday and Saturday to make the temperature bearable. On Sunday it became quite windy and dusty.

The usual do-it-yourself barbeque was held on Saturday afternoon. Many enterprising individuals brought their own portable barbeques anticipating a large crowd around the community pit. The crowd was larger than expected and a few latecomers missed out on the beans.

After the barbeque, Branch 6 held their annual business meeting. Officers for the coming year were elected. Following the business meeting a raffle was held. Many nice items found new owners.

Sunday morning, shortly after 8 a.m., the national meeting was called to order by Alton Rexin. A few minutes later an airplane circled overhead and landed in the grain field, some latecomers arriving for the meeting. After some introductory words by Alton, the meeting was turned over to the national president, Jack Versteeg. Under old business a national insurance policy for all branches of E.D.G.E. &. T.A. was discussed. Jack has been working on the insurance problem for some time now and hopes to have a solution by year's end. In the mean time, he urged all branches to stay on good terms with their present insurance carriers.

Next, officers for the new year were elected on a white sheet, except for the office of secretary-treasurer. Harvey Hilands said he would like to resign from office because of his wife's ongoing health problems and heavy demands of a new job. His resignation was accepted. Marvin Cairns and Menno Kliewer were nominated. After the votes were counted, Menno was the new secretary-treasurer. At the present time Menno is secretary-treasurer of Branch 8, so he has good experience for this position.