GKTCC Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2018 — 1 PM

KCPD South Patrol, Kansas City, MO


President Read opened the meeting with the flag salute


Dale Larson was introduced as a new member.  He has a rainbow of colored tractors as others do.  Please welcome Dale to the club.


Wes Storm moved to approve the Nov. 2017 minutes as shown in the newsletter and Don Hrabik seconded.  Motion passed.


Financial report was presented by Treasurer Jay Pruett and the 2018 budget was passed out.  He presented expenditures, revenues and scholarship donations as of the Nov. report.  End of year account ($10,546.96) with $3,100 designated for the scholarship fund which left around $7,400.00 for the club account.  The 2018 budget meeting was held at Bill Eagleburger’s home in January to outline club activities for the year.  He gave a general breakdown of expenditures for the $25 dues.  Don Hrabik moved to approve the 2017 financial report and Lloyd Mesmer seconded. Motion passed. Dalamar Read moved to accept the 2018 budget and George Reed seconded. Motion passed.


The 2018 Schedule of Events was discussed in general.  President Read mentioned that he verified the schedule through the June meeting and asked for any additional items or changes for 2018.


The Western Farm Show is scheduled for Feb. 23-25, 2018 at the American Royal Building.  Booth space is No. 3000A on the top floor, setup will move in on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 around 3:00 p.m. or sooner.  Featured tractors will include: 1950 MT (Steve Reed, Kensi and Braelynn), 630 (George McPherson), 1937 Model A (David Mooney).  Toys, pictures and blankets along with a video will be a part of the display.  President Read will make signs for tractors.   Show badges will be available on Tuesday for members working the booth.


Jon Pirie along with Joe Meyer talked about the St. Patrick’s Parade, Tractor Show and Heroes Pull for the Special Olympics in Shawnee on March 11, 2018.  A part of the day’s activities will include a Heroes Pull as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics (teams pay $250 to pull a fire truck or police combat vehicle for a timed distance).  This is a great way to give back to the community.


Don Hrabik talked about Barn Yard Babies at the Ag Hall to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  It will be the first day that the Ag. Hall will be officially opened for the year.  A variety of activities will take place during the day (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). Club members will help with activities along with bringing tractors for petting zoo.


Frank Van Fleet, Joe Steineger and Don Hrabik discussed the Ag. Hall Tractor Cruise scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018.  They outlined the 38 mile route for the cruise starting at the Ag. Hall (8:30 a.m.) and then returning about 4:00 p.m. for dinner/awards program. Drivers need to arrive around 7:00 a.m.


President Read asked the three vice presidents and other interested people as a committee to meet after the meeting to discuss a formal format for the Glenn Ratzlaff Scholarship Fund.  Funds this year could provide two scholarships since one was not provided last year.


President Read mentioned the April meeting date change from April 1 to April 8 because Easter this year being on April 1.  The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. with a barbecue following.  The meeting will include a silent auction again this year.


Wes Storm acknowledged a certificate of appreciation from the Ag. Hall for volunteering on different occasions.

Club buttons for 2018 were discussed.  Three buttons will be made this year -- (50) Barn Yard Babies on April 21, 2018 -- (60) Ag. Hall Tractor Cruise on May 5, 2018 and (75) Western Farm Show on Feb. 22-24, 2019.  Don Hrabik moved to approve the three buttons for 2018 and Lloyd Mesmer seconded.  Motion passed.

Installation of 2018 club officers was made with the following:  President (Justin Read), 1st Vice President (Jon Pirie), 2nd Vice President (Joe Meyer), 3rd Vice President (Lloyd Mesmer), Secretary (Justin Mooney) and Treasurer (Jay Pruett).  Congratulations.

Treasurer Jay Pruett discussed the raffle again for 2018.  Money made goes to the scholarship fund.  Raffle payout includes:  (1) $250 and (5) $50 prizes for a total of $500.  We will kick off in April and sell tickets during the summer, then have drawing at the November meeting.  Jon Pirie mentioned changing the marketing strategies to bring in more funds.  Wes Storm moved to have the raffle and Don Hrabik seconded.  Motion passed.

President Read presented 2017 service awards to the following individuals:  Bryce York, Justin Read, Jay Pruett, Lloyd Mesmer, G. A. Salmon, Joe Steineger, Don Hrabik, Francis Brenner, Frank Van Fleet, Joe Meyer, Bill Eagleburger and Wes Storm.

Door prizes were won by Steve Reed and Dave Mooney.  Wes Storm moved to close meeting and Don Hrabik seconded.  Motion passed.