Club Meeting Minutes: August 14, 2016

IHCCof VA Chapter 41 Meeting, August 14, 2016

● An informal meeting was conducted before the picnic. Cynthia handed out copies of the

minutes from the June Meeting.

● Steve Kegley asked if we wanted to participate at Somerset in 2017. If we did we

needed to pay $100.00 to reserve the location we have this year for next year. The

members voted to participate.

● The members were asked if they wanted to do a fundraiser in October. The date

suggested was October 8, 2016. We would make BBQ sandwiches that were pre­sold.

Tyrone would check back about the date. Also we would have the meeting on that

Saturday after we finished with the sandwiches. Members would be notified of the

fundraiser and the meeting.

● The Groggs asked about the club participating in the Creative Work Farm on Purple Cow

Road as we did last year. The date would be Sunday, October 9, 2016. There was a

motion made and seconded for members to attend and display items if they wanted to.

It was approved.

● News Letter­­­ email Winona with any information or interesting stories you would like to

have appear in the News Letter.

● Winona asked if anyone would be interested in taking charge of the auction for next

year. Please think about it.

● There was discussion about renting a stack of chairs for the Summer Show. These

chairs would be available for anyone to use inside and for the auction. Also, could we

get 4 picnic tables for outside by the food booth for use by anyone wishing to have a

place to sit and eat. A motion was made to get these from the Fair. It was seconded

and approved.

● Kids Activities­­­Gary Mitchell asked if we could have a signup sheet for help with Kids

Activities. There was a lot of participation in the activities.

● Food­­Cynthia reported that there was good feedback on the food vendors. Winona

suggested we write a Thank You Letter to the food vendors and invite them to participate

again next year.

● Winona suggested we put Tom Weaver’s name in our newspaper ad as he has quite a

following for his auctions. He gave us his state number­­VA# 2367­­ as it is required to

be published with his name. A motion was made to give him free membership as he

does all our auctions. It was seconded and approved.

● It was suggested that the club reimburse David Seal for payment to the band that

performed on Friday night. They did not receive as much as they normally get for a

performance and he made up the difference. A motion was made and seconded. It was

approved. Bobby Menefee suggested the club be aware of costs, if any, before

entertainment is asked to perform.

● The Groggs invited the club to participate in the Fall Festival at Churchville on

September 24, 2016. International Tractors will be featured.

● Cynthia mentioned that most of the inquiries about advertising were from members or

word of mouth.

● The meeting was adjourned. The blessing for the meal was given by Tom Weaver.


Information about a upcoming auction:

A message from Kaye (Wonderley) Butler: My Dad, Bill Wonderley, was an avid tractor puller from its early days.  He started pulling at Rockingham County Fair with farm tractors in, I believe, 1969.  I think his last pull was around the year 2000, when he was in his mid-seventies!  He won many, many trophies, and with his Shenandoah Wonder, he was Virginia state points champion in both the 5,500 and 7,500 lb. classes.  He passed away last August just before his 90th birthday.


The specifics are as follows:

  *Farm Auction to be held on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 8 AM.

  • Location is 10024 Jacksons Way, Port Republic.  The farm is 2 miles north of Port Republic, and Jacksons Way runs parallel to US 340 between Port Republic and Lynnwood along the south fork of the Shenandoah River.
  • The auctioneer is Charlie Whetzel, and yes, he plans to promote the auction on the internet.  I assume it will be on auctionzip, if that is the site he normally uses.
  • The auction will include household furnishings and farm equipment.
  • We have several vintage tractors that will be auctioned.  They are subject to sale prior to the auction, so folks should check the website to see what tractors will be included.
  • Charlie says he usually advertises about two weeks before the auction.
  • My email address is, and interested parties should feel free to contact me for more information. 

The tractors we have are as follows:

  • IH Model 560 with front loader (homemade bucket) in fair condition.
  • IH Farmall “M”.  It runs but is in fair/poor condition.
  • IH Model 460.  It is disassembled; we have all parts in hand.
  • IH Farmall “H” with homemade road scraper blade.  It runs with some help and is in fair condition.
  • IH Farmall Model “Super M” with mounted sickle bar mower.  Has C281 engine, which is the biggest stock engine for that tractor.  Condition fair.
  • IH Farmall 460, “The Shenandoah Wonder”.  It was a Virginia state champion alcohol/turbo pulling tractor with two additional mounted tires and aluminum rims.  Condition fair.
  • We have quite a few tractor weights, both wheel weights and (homemade) suitcase weights.

  Thank you!

Kaye (Wonderley) Butler