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Southwest Missouri Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn.

EDGETA Branch 16 - Halltown, MO
Branch 16
Congratulations to SWMO Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association Branch 16 as they celebrate 50 years! Branch 16 was established November 1971. This is a great milestone and they’re still going strong! 

John Berry and James Haynie of Ash Grove Missouri started the Gas Engine Club in 1971. They had written to the EDGE & TA and inquired as to what the rules were to join the national organization. The first meeting was November 23, 1971 at the home of John Berry. There was 6 inches of snow on the ground and it was 4 degrees below zero that night. There were 13 people in attendance and that was how many they needed to become a branch. On December 17, 1971 they received the charter from the national. From that cold night in 1971 we have grown to 150 members today. We have our show every year in conjunction with the Ozarks Steam Engine Association. The Gas Club built a pavilion on the ground for the enjoyment of both clubs. 

We presently meet the First Saturday night of the following months at 6:30 followed by meeting at 7:30. January is election of officers and pot luck, February is chili and soup, March pot luck, April pot luck, May pot luck, June pot luck, August pot luck, October pot luck, November catered dinner and December pot luck and gift exchange at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO. July pot luck and ice cream is a joined meeting with the Steam Club at the Steam Grounds, September is work day on the grounds followed by meeting at the Steam Grounds.

Club Contact Name: Tina Hansen

Club Contact Address: 299 Good Hope RD, Marshfield, MO 65706

Club Contact E-mail Address: [email protected]

Club Contact Phone Number: (417) 859-2630

Branch Officers for 2024

Jeff Ruth8984 St. Hwy. U, Rogersville, MO 65742, [email protected], (417) 767-4632

Vice President:
Griffin Hough
3324 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65807, [email protected] , (417) 839-5337

Heather Porter
261 Chadwick Rd., Chadwick, MO 65629, [email protected], (417) 251-2949

Tina Hansen
299 Good Hope Rd, Marshfield, MO 65706, [email protected], (417) 859-2630

Safety Director:
Robert Craig
602 Craig Rd, Walnut Shade, MO 65771, [email protected], (417) 561-4451

Membership Director:
Tina Hansen
299 Good Hope Rd, Marshfield, MO 65706, [email protected], (417) 859-2630

Larry Voris
2340 S. Luster, Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 840-4418,  [email protected]

Contact Branch officers or go to our Branch Website or our Facebook Page for more information on Branch 16 or attending or participating in branch events.

This page was last modified: April 28th, 2024

All membership dues and lists are to be sent to the Secretary/Treasurer. Click on the Administration Page to find contact information for the officers.

All correspondence should be directed to the President, any questions should be sent to the Regional Director and all insurance questions to be sent to the Director handling insurance.

All EDGE&TA Membership Correspondence Should be Directed To: Michele McGill – EDGE&TA Secretary[email protected] | 560 NE F Street, Ste. A, #524, Grants Pass OR. 97526

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