John joined the club in 2003 and continues to be a very active member. He attends all of our meetings and shows. He is also one of the regular Tuesday Crew members that comes to the clubs machine shop on every Tuesday to work on restoration of donated equipment, grounds maintenance and improvements. He was instrumental as designer and welder for our new iron pipe fence.
With his carpentry and house building experience he has been crew leader and very involved and helpful with the construction and maintenance of our clubs buildings.
He not only donates a lot of time to the club but has also provided on loan some of his personal equipment such as his Ford tractor with bucket which can be used by him and other members. He also brings his lawnmower and uses it before our club events.
John also spends many hours prior to our two annual shows getting the grounds and many displays ready.and cleaning up afterwards. He is very good at sharpening the blade on our log saw.
He donated an IHC model 10 grain drill which he and other members use to plant various crops on our grounds to be harvested and used during our two shows. He always volunteers to help harvest the crops by either driving the tractor or riding the harvester.
When someone has a large piece of equipment to donate John has always volunteered and used his truck and trailer to bring it to the club grounds.
He is currently a member of our Board of Directors and has been a member of the board for the past 9 years. He is also our very diligent Safety Officer.