GKTCC Meeting Minutes
April 8, 2019 — 1 PM
Overland Tow, Merriam, KS


President Read opened the meeting with the flag salute (1:05 p.m.). New members and guests were introduced.

President Read asked for approval of the February 12th Club meeting minutes. Bryce York moved and Don Hrabik seconded. Motion passed.

Treasurer Pruett gave a financial report along with a 2019 budget. Since the last report, the club started out with $9132.00 and has a balance of $8757.00. He covered expenses for that period. Handed out 2019 budget sheet and discussed it (similar to last year). President Read asked for approval of budget as presented. Wes Storm moved and Bryce York seconded. Motion passed.

Don Hrabik discussed Barn Yard Babies Festival scheduled for April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. at the Ag. Center and Hall of Fame. Club members and others need to bring 8 or 10 tractors for the tractor petting zoo. Around 8 drivers will also be needed for the hay wagons to the kite field along with the parking area.

Frank Van Fleet discussed the Ag. Hall Tractor Cruise scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019. Drivers meeting at 8:00 a.m., leaving at 8:30 a.m. for the Wyandotte County Lake (break), to Cabela’s for lunch around 12:30 p.m., and then back to the Ag Hall for loading and snacks around 3:00 p.m. before heading home. Gift certificates will be presented during lunch. Cruise is shorter than last year and will cover around 27 miles. Wes Storm made a pitch for raising more donations to support the Ag Hall.

President Read discussed the possibility of having a tractor cruise at another location because you can only go so many ways from the Ag Hall and so many ways back. He mentioned that a visitor at the meeting today discussed the possibility of hosting a tractor cruise in their area. It will be pursued at a later date.

Jon Pirie briefly discussed the Scholarship Fund. If anyone knows of someone in need please provide them with an application. Applications will be reviewed in October. Funds for the scholarships are based on raffle ticket sales.

Treasurer Pruett discussed the raffle kickoff for this year to support the scholarship program. The drawing will take place at the November 2019 meeting. 1 st prize is $250 with 2 nd prize being 5 ($50). Each member needs to do their part in supporting the program.

The 2019 Schedule of Events was discussed as published in the last newsletter. Following some corrections along with adding the Wyandotte County Fair, the President ask for a motion to accept the corrections and additions. Herman Sachse moved and Bryce York seconded. Motion passed.

President Read discussed a recent communication from John Deere regarding a 150 year celebration on August 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. in Kansas City, MO. Unique tractors and equipment will be welcome. More information will be available at the June meeting.

President Read mentioned that the club tractor formerly stored at the Ray Jones farm is now at home on a loan agreement in the Museum of Farming at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame (Ag Hall).

President Read called for a motion to close the meeting. Wes Storm moved to close the meeting and Secretary Mooney seconded. Motion passed. (1:45p.m.)

A door prize drawing followed the meeting.

PS -- Following the meeting, a delicious barbecue dinner was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Joe Meyer.