SHOP RAG    Newslitter of the Wheat State Chapter/ATHS, November 2018

MINUTES OF THE WSC MEETING OF 10-13-18 - Meeting called to order at the Barn in Burrton KS by President Goering with 20 members present at 12:59 pm.  Secretary report approved.  Treasurer report approved with a positive balance. 

Holiday Dinner November 10 1918 visit at 6: pm 7pm dinner served. Open Bar. T-Shirts will be auctioned off as door prize along with other door prizes along with Dave Reynolds as our auction. 

RSVD Scott how may will be attending by the 3 November 2018. 

April 13 2020 will be next show a raffle will be will be held for sponsor ship of the front of the t-shirts. 

It was decided to order 125 dash plaques at $1.98 each. 

Fred will provide flyers for the show. 

Scott gave update on Gary Crow about the same. 

Meeting adjourned at 1:32 pm.

Wheat State Chapter Founder Gary Crow has had a stroke and, as I understand, is now partially paralyzed as a result.  He is in rehab at Showalter Villa in Hesston.  Gary teamed up with Jim Siemens and the late Duane Ely to call our organizational  meetings in the fall of '03, and he was our first Vice-President.  Our current membership will  recall his red oilfield GMC (built in Bondo's shop) and, more recently, a blue Dodge C500(??) roll-back, which was in our show a couple of years ago, and in which I rode in a Hutch 4 July parade.  Big Dodges are relatively uncommon, the snub-nose versions more so, so his stood out.   It had swing-out fenders, like a bubble-nose Pete.   Perhaps Todd can post photos of these.  And now I've spent half of this on Gary's trucks and they aren't the ones in rehab.  Go see Gary, soon.  I think he'd enjoy a visit.

From  HQ - George Petrask has resigned as Secretary for personal reasons, but will be seated as Board Member At Large at the fall meeting. Rick Knox will replace him as Secretary on the Executive Committee pending board approval.

Three new chapters have been added to the ATHS family: the Big Bull Falls Chapter in Wisconsin, the Kettle Moraine Chapter in Illinois, and an as yet unnamed chapter in New Hampshire.

Our 2019 Truck Show will be saturday 13 April.  This is a break from tradition, which would put the show on the saturday following tax day.  As the calendar has it, that's going to be Easter weekend next year, and we've learned not to mess with that.  So get your taxes done early, eh?

Speaking of tradition – There will  be no December newslitter or meeting.  We've never had or done them and we're not starting now.  I  know you'll miss Wanda's brownies, but you can always grab another helping of  Christmas goodies, and if you miss the newslitter, your egg nog's too weak and so is your grey matter.  Come to our dinner (big print, below), and enjoy the holidays.


Wheat State Chapter Annual Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner

Saturday, 10 November

The Barn, in Burrton

  Visit at 6, eat at 630


Roast & Ham Buffet

Dessert donations appreciated

Bar open (extra)

Dave Reynolds will again be our auctioneer

(Auction donations still needed)

This is important:

RSVP to Scot by 6 November


316-283-0130,,and on Facebook at ATHS Wheat State Chapter