SHOP RAG    Newslitter of the Wheat State Chapter/ATHS, January  2020



Welcome to 2020!! Wheat State has a lot of new changes since last year. We had elections in November at the Christmas Dinner.   Justin "Bondo" Fields is now our president with Chris Neil as vice president. Jan Hennes is still our treasurer and Todd Wilson (me) has taken over as secretary. We are hoping to make some changes to things this year and help make the club better. I have taken over the newslitter as Dana wanted to retire. I hope I can keep the newslitter exciting and funny. I don't have the humor that Dana has and put into the newslitter over the years. 


We had a great turn out for the Christmas Dinner.  Lots of good food and conversation from all. The auctions and door prizes were a big hit with all. There was lots and lots of work involved in setting up the dinner. Decorations and setup was amazing. To those that helped setup and take everything down a big THANK YOU!!! I am not sure who all were involved but have an idea!


We are currently working on a new and updated roster. It is time once again to pay dues for 2020. In the coming months we will make changes to the roster and email/newsletter mailing. I am wanting to change the format of the newslitter a little bit also. I have created an email address on my personal server and hope to eventually move all club emailing to this address. So if you see a new email address coming in don't worry its just me!


We also got sad news that our long time member Red Hoffman passed away in November. We all got together with him in August at the car show the retirement home he lived at. We had a great time and there are many photos from that day. We will all remember Red and his stories of trucking old skool from back in the day!


We will have the January 2020 meeting next weekend. Saturday January 18th at Newells Truck Stop in Newton Kansas. We will eat at noon and meeting at 1pm. I am hearing that we will not have the private room until 1pm so we will eat as a group in the restaurant and move to the room at 1pm for meeting. We have lots to talk about with new business for the club this year as well as planning and topics for our truck show that will be here before we know it. We voted to move the truck show from its middle April date to May 2 this year hoping to bypass bad weather as some years we have been lucky and others not so lucky!



January Meeting

Saturday January 18th

Newell's in Newton Kansas

Eat at 12noon!

Meeting at 1pm!,, and on Facebook at ATHS Wheat State Chapter