Western Regional Director Dick Tombrink made the presentations.
Bruce & Jenny Petty nomination for EDGE&TA HOF 2019 Members of Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club, Inc. (Branch 54) are pleased to nominate Bruce and Jenny Petty for induction into the National Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association Hall of fame. It would only be fitting that they receive this honor as a couple because they have worked tirelessly the last 18 plus years as a couple to support, grow, and serve Branch 54. Both are fully committed to the objectives of our local and national organizations. Regarding their significant contributions—shortly after they were married Jenny was elected secretary of Br. 54 and served for 5 years straight—2001 thru 2005. Further, she is a constant when it comes to setting up meetings, potluck meals, plow-days and harvest bees. Bruce has been a “work-horse” leader since joining the club some 20 years ago. He was elected treasurer in 2004 & 2005: vice-president & board of director 2010 & 2011; president 2012 & 2013, immediate past president and board of director 2014 & 2015.
Branch 34 is honoring this young couple for their dedication and willingness to support club activities with near 100% attendance at quarterly meetings and special events sponsored by the club. They have a growing family, four young daughters–all of which are club members, and still find time to operate their family small grain farm, host plow days and harvest bees at their farm/ranch. They have also hosted a club quarterly meeting at their place. Bruce is a graduate of Wyo-Tech where he studied diesel mechanics. And, he gives advice freely to club members with mechanical questions. He stands ready to help in any way he can.
Bruce and Jenny are devoted collectors, preservationist and exhibitors of engines and antique harvest equipment. Being formally trained in engine rebuilds Bruce stands willing to take on restoration projects that others would have to pass up. His latest restoration involved a complete disassembly and rebuild of an antique Holt, 4-cylinder engine. During the restoration of this beauty he reported progress, to include pictures, in the club newsletters. They also have an antique Caterpillar 60 tractor undergoing restoration and other antique tractors.