Deadline - March 31st, 2023
Be sure you get your information to Linelle Eldred at
1777 Hunter Avenue
Newton, Iowa 50208
- April Meeting -
April 1, 2023
South Park Mall
901 - 11th Street S.W.
Spencer, Iowa 51301
Meal at Noon
Cost $15.00 per person
RSVP to Roland Taylor
By March 24, 2023
Meeting will be held in the South Park Mall, follow the signs once you get to the mall. They are featuring IH tractors in the Mall, so feel free to view all of the tractors on display. There will be signs guiding you to where the meal and meeting will be held.
We are a very active and growing group of people that enjoy collecting and restoring International Harvester or Farmall Machinery or related items.
We believe in preserving the history of the International Harvester Company, which was headquartered in Chicago, IL during the twentieth century.
We strive to support the International Harvester Archives located at the Wisconsin Historical Society, University of Wisconsin which holds a vast collection of the company.
Our organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3).
Your contributions are tax deductible as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and consider joining our club.
For a membership application, click on the link above in the header.
PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK THE DATE FOR RENEWAL OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR RENEWAL IN BEFORE MAY 1ST TO KAREN REITER. THE ADDRESS AND RENEWAL FORM WILL BE ON PAGE 4 OF THE UPCOMING NEWSLETTER, OR YOU CAN FIND IT BELOW, JUST CLICK ON THE BUTTON MARKED: MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM. JUST PRINT THE FORM, FILL IT OUT AND SEND IN.
Pam Olson & Chapter 5 Board.
Please join us for the many activities throughout the year.
30 Years of Chapter 5, Iowa
The Iowa Chapter of the International Harvester Collectors grew in the first 6 years from a handful of 13 which attended the first organizational meeting to a membership of 299.
Back in 1992, Keith and Marlene Leinenweaver, after attending Red Power Roundups in Wisconsin and Ohio, felt that Iowa needed its own chapter. In order to gather the names of potential club members, they decided to display their restored F-14 at a July 4th tractor pull in Sigourney, IA along with a sign announcing the formation of the club. The ball got rolling when two other Iowans, Dennis and Paul Teubel, who had also been planning to start a state chapter, showed up at the tractor pull and were introduced to the Leinenweavers by Don Aller, Harper, IA, who was head of the tractor pull and knew of the interest of both parties.
On July 11, 1992, thirteen people attended an organizational meeting: Dennis and Paul Teubel, Keith and Marlene Leinenweaver, Jim Wilson, Mark Plotz, Steve Williams, Dan Hutchings, Lyle Brinegar and Harold, Beverly and Josh Robinson. Harold (Butch) Robinson, who was charter member of the Missouri Club, helped with suggestions and advice.
The club's first general meeting took place on August 29. 1992, at Ainsworth, with 43 persons attending. The Charter members of this organization elected a six member board of directors: James Johnson, Thomas F. Johnson, Keith Leinenweaver, Mark Plotz, Dennis Teubel and Jim Wilson. Each director was elected for a three-year term, with these first members drawing for length of term. The club, which was then officially called "Iowa Red Power", proposed to have four meetings per year held at different locations throughout the state, one of which is held at the yearly state show. The first Annual Iowa Red Power Show was held at the Central Hawkeye Antique Tractor and Engine Show, Waukee, Iowa on July 16-18, 1993.
Click on the photo above for a copy of the Chapter #5 Club's By Laws.
International Harvester Collectors Club
Iowa Chapter 5