GKTCC Meeting Minutes
April 8, 2018 — 1 PM
Overland Tow, Merriam, KS

President Justin Read opened the meeting with the Flag Salute. 1:05 pm

New member (Wes Stingler) and guest (Dale Henderson) were introduced.

President Read asked for motion to approve the February 11, 2018 minutes as published in the Newsletter. Motion passed.

President Read presented a financial report as prepared by Treasurer Jay Pruett. Total funds were ($10,538.37) with the Scholarship fund being ($3,137.88) and the general fund being ($7,400.49).

Don Hrabik presented information on the Western Farm Show held on February 23-25, 2018 at the American Royal Building. The club booth (3000A) included a video, three tractors, toys, pictures and handcrafted quilts --- something for everyone to see. Ag. Hall Tractor Cruise information was prepared for mailing during the show. Thanks to all who helped make the display a success.

Don Hrabik presented information on Barn Yard Babies that will be held at the Ag. Hall on April 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. It will be an exciting time because of all the different activities that will be taking place. Club members will need to bring tractors for the petting zoo. Drivers will also be needed for the people movers to the kite field display and return. Tractors can be brought in on Friday or Saturday before 9:00 a.m. Should be a great show -- something for everyone.

Don Hrabik presented information on the Ag. Hall Tractor Cruise scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Ag. Hall. Everything is in place for a successful tractor cruise—but what we need is more tractors. The 38-mile route will in- clude the Marble Days Parade in Bonner Springs; break (Feldman’s), lunch (Wyandotte County Lake), pass by (Lakeside Raceway), break (Cabela’s) and then returning to the Ag. Hall for dinner/ program. Tractor Cruise commit- tee includes: Joe Steineger, Frank VanFleet, Bill Eagleburger and Don Hrabik.

President Read and 1st VP Jon Pirie provided a report on the scholarship program. They presented a form that will be used by the vice presidents in gathering information for prospective recipients. It is an excellent start for a great pro- gram.

President Read discussed the 2018 Schedule of Events as published in the newsletter and asked for any corrections or additions. Following input he asked for approval of the 2018 Schedule of Events with additions and or corrections as discussed. Motion passed.

President Read talked about the Scholarship Raffle kickoff coming up in June and mentioned that tickets will be avail- able at the June meeting. Prizes include (1st) $250 and 2nd (5) $50. A drawing will be held during the Nov. meeting.

Wes Storm talked about the Gathering of the Green this year and the neat programs/activities that took place over a three day period.

President Read thanked Joe and Lori Meyer for hosting the meeting along with providing a delicious barbecue. Door prizes were won by Jon Pirie, Cheryl Newham, Don Hrabik, George Reed, and Joe Meyer.

Motion to close the meeting. Motion passed. 1:52 pm

A silent auction was held following the meeting and during the barbecue (Income ~$311). Club members brought items for the auction along with toys and belt buckles from the Ag. Hall (earlier donation to the Ag. Hall). Bid sheets were picked up and items awarded at 3:00 p.m. The club received 10 percent from the Ag. Hall collection ($509 total – GKCTCC cut $51).