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Febuary 24 2017


Well, its that time of year again, please make note of the following dates of ACMOC Chapter 12 events and activities. I know you are all busy with life as well as I, but please make every effort to join in on the family fun. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

April 1st 2nd Annual Play Day at Jim Moore's

             44273 Mt. View Church Rd.

             Albemarle, NC. 28001  704-985-0929

Bring your machine and play in the dirt as well as a tractor drive

 

May 6th American Armoured Firearms Tank Museum

            3401 US Hwy 29

            Danville, VA. 24540

            https://www.aaftankmuseum.com/about

Family fun day trip to this great tank museum 10am to 4 bring a bag lunch

Admission is $12.00 per person or if we can get a group of at least 15 it will drop to $9.00

 

May 26-28th ACMOC National Show Santa Margarita CA.

                   https://bestofthewestshow.com/

 

July 28-30th Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Show (freaturing the all track machines)

                    890 West Main Street

                    Berryville, VA. 22611

                    http://www.svsgea.com/index.html

A family fun event over the course of the weekend, come one day or all three. See link for more info. Try and bring your machine to add to there feature of tracked machines.

 

Oct 7th Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum

            5507 Snyder Country Rd.

            Trinity, NC. 27370

            http://www.linbrookheritageestate.com/images/upcoming/Steam_Day_Flyer_2017.pdf

Starting at 9am to 6 pm cost is $5.00 each should be a fun day event, working on asking if we can bring machines to contribute but do not have an answer at this time.

 

Nov 3-5th 100 Years of Progress Show (featuring the Historical Construction Equipment Association)

                644 Niagra Carthage Road

                Carthage, NC. 28327

                http://edervillenc.com/

This is our annual event each year with the HCEA having its national show here this year, should be lots of fun!

 

Thanks

 

Erik Christenbury

ACMOC Chapter 12 President

http://www.chriscomachinery.com/ACMOChapter12.htm

336-339-3133 cell

336-622-3122 fax

 

Past News

 

March 07 2016

Hello Chapter 12 Members,

 

I hope you all have had a great start to the 2016 year, Chapter Twelve is looking to have a busy 2016. Please review the list of dates and activities below.

 

March 12th -Play day at Jim Moore’s residence 

44273 Mt. View Church Road

Albemarle, NC 28001

Bring your machine and move some dirt. We will have a tractor drive around Jim property (which will take at least 30 to 45 minutes). The idea behind this is why let the rubber tired tractors have all the fun on “tractor drives”. We will have good food and lots of fellowship. Please make every effort to attend to show our support for Jim’s hospitality. If you have any questions please contact Jim, he can be reached at 704-985-0929.

 

April 8th-9th -Tractor Show on the North Carolina Transportation Museum grounds in Spencer, N.C.. This is a wonderful place to bring the family with lots to see and do. The Museum has done a lot of improvements over the past two years and should be fun for all.

 

April 21-24 -Appalachian Antique Farm Show at 100 Lakeview St. Gray, Tenn 37615. I have never been to this show and do not have much information to share. If you are planning on going please let me know so I can figure out how much room to reserve for us to display as a group. Please go to www.tspa.cpm for more information.

 

May 20- 22 -The North Carolina Got to Be Festival, , Raleigh, N.C. This is also a great family fun event with a focus on NC agriculture. This will be the first year that a play area will be provided so make plans to move some dirt if you would like.

 

Sept. 17 -Open House at ChrisCo Machinery Inc. located at 10144 Old Liberty Road, Liberty NC. 27298. We hope you all can come to this event and please bring a friend. We will have door prizes and food, make plans to spend the day and hopefully the weather will be much nicer so we can have a power parade and even move some dirt.

 

Nov. 4-6 -100 Years of Progress Show, Carthage, N.C. This is our annual event for Chapter 12, We will have a meeting to discuss the upcoming 2017 HCEA National show as well as the return of the ACMOC National Show in 2019. Elect 2017 officers and discuss future chapter 12 plans.

 

Tour the Caterpillar Skid Steer Plant in Sanford, N.C.

I have a tour of the Sanford Skid Steer Plant set up for May 12th at 9 am. We will be limited to a total of 30 people. This will be a first come first serve basis, to be fair I will start a list of names of those that can attend, even if you are remote interested let me know in case some else cannot go at the last minute. I originally planed for the tour to be on a Friday but the assembly line is not running that day so it was moved to Thursday.

 

Please see agenda below:
Program: 
9:00        am        Group Arrives at the Sanford Facility 

                Physical Address: 
                       Caterpillar Inc. 
                5000 Womack Road 
                        Sanford, NC 27330 

To simplify our arrival we will meet at 9:00 am at the intersection of US 1 and Hwy 87N at the North View Exxon Service station (22629 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC.) and travel to the plant as a group.

 

 

 

When you arrive:          


9:15         am        Sanford Welcome Presentation 
9:30        am        Factory Tour 
11:00        am        Return to Conference Room - BREAK 
11:15        am        Final wrap up discussion 
11:30        am        Group Departs - End of Sanford Program

 

After the tour we will go and eat lunch together as a group if you have time, we can decide the location of our meal at that time.

 

 We also have an invitation from the East Tn Caterpillar Dealer, Stowers Machinery to participate in their demo days.

Information:

 Stowers Machinery (east TN Cat dealer) is having a Demo days April 29th 2016 at our 6301 Old Rutledge Pike location (east Knoxville).
Company website http://www.stowerscat.com/
Demo Days location http://www.stowerscat.com/our-compan...chinery-store/
Any and all ACMOC members are invited and please bring any caterpillar machinery you would want to display.
There might some potential in having a play area but that is still in the works.

 

In conclusion I hope that these dates will work for most of you. If you plan to attend any of these events please call or email me so we know how many to plan for. Also if there is something that you would like to do as a Chapter, for example schedule a play day, I will be more than happy to work that in at any time. I also need your help in the chapter reports that are placed in the ACMOC magazine. It would be nice to include a member profile or a project that you are currently working on. If you can provide any of that information I would be most grateful. I look forward to seeing you and playing with all things Caterpillar.

 

Please let me know of any questions.

 

Thanks

 

Erik Christenbury

ACMOC Chapter 12 President

http://www.chriscomachinery.com/ACMOChapter12.htm

336-339-3133 cell

336-622-3122 fax

 

Older Post:

March 8, 2012

 

Dear Chapter 12 Member,

 

I would like to thank you for being a member of ACMOC Chapter 12.

I want to invite you to the following shows for 2012 that ACMOC Chapter 12 will be at:

May 18-20 Got to be NC Festival State Fair Grounds Raleigh, NC.Horse Pull, Tractor Pull, Antique Tractor Parade, Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment exhibits and demonstrations

Contact for more info: Pat Short, Display Tractors, Tractor Pulls, Swap Meets
(336) 706-9796
patshort@bellsouth.net

 

Sept 14-16 ACMOC National 2012 Show

International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition, at the National Construction Equipment Museum. Location: Bowling Green, OH

http://www.hcea.net/hcea-2012-convention

Contact Tom Berry for questions 419-352-5616

 

Nov 2-4  The 100+ Years of Progress 7th Annual Train and Tractor Show, 644 Niagara Carthage Road Carthage, NC 28327

www.edervillenc.com

Contact Patti: 919-708-8665

 

                  Please let me know if you are coming, and if you plan to bring some machines so we have space for you to park your Cat’s. Please call me at 336-339-3133

 

Below are a few items I need your help with:

*I would like to request information from you for stories about our chapter members for the ACMOC magazine.  The stories can be about your collection or anything Caterpillar.

 

*I need your help in inviting any Caterpillar machine and it’s owner to the 2013 ACMOC National Show that will be held at the 100+ Years of Progress Show in Carthage NC. We need to start searching now to find as many as possible so that we can assemble a large collection of Caterpillar Machines for that show. It does not matter what shape they are in as long as they run! Our Goal should be to have at least one of every model of Caterpillar made from the 2 Ton all the way up to the D9 and as many Best and Holt tractors as possible, so if you know of someone please invite them  now and let me know. If transportation is a problem we may be able to arrange something, with your help we can make this the best show the south has ever seen.

 

*We need to form a steering committee of volunteers to help organize that show if you would like to help please contact me as soon as possible we have less than two years to plan!

 

Thank you for your time and I hope to get to talk to you very soon.

 

Erik Christenbury

Chapter 12 President

P.O. Box 1700

Liberty, NC. 27298

336-339-3133

erik@chriscomachinery.com

 

September, 09, 2011

 

Dear Chapter 12 Member,

 

I am sorry for the late notice but things have been a bit crazy for me.

I would like to thank you for being a member of ACMOC Chapter 12. We now have 25, paid members, located in all the states of our territory.

I would like to invite you to the following shows for 2011 that ACMOC Chapter 12 will be at.

 

Our first show is Sept 16-18, VA. Field Day of the Past, P O Box 29643, Richmond, VA 23242 off I-64, Exit #173 the Field Day administrator: Melinda Gammon (804) 741-8468. We will be located near the back of the show grounds next to the dirt moving area.

The second show is Nov. 4-6th, NC. 100+ Years of Progress 6th Annual Train and Tractor Show 644 Niagara Carthage Road Carthage, NC 28327 www.edervillenc.com

And on the same weekend is the Richland Creek Fall Festival, Saluda, SC www.richlandcreekantiques.com  216 Richland Creek Farm Rd -Ward, SC 29166 John F. Berry Event Coordinator (864)445-2781

We will be having chapter meetings at the Richmond and Carthage Shows on the grounds on Saturday @ 2:00 under the Chapter 12 tent as well as a chance for you to look at allot of different types of machines.

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

                  Please let me know if you are coming, and if you plan to bring some machines so we have space for you to park your Cat’s. Please call me at 336-339-3133

                  I would like to also request information from you to submit stories about our chapter members for the ACMOC magazine.  The stories can be about your collection or about anything Caterpillar.

Please take the time to visit our website and find out more information about Chapter 12 and its activities, there is all sorts of information on the website like: pictures, data on various makes and models of machines as well as a show calendar and even vintage caterpillar ads.

www.chriscomachinery.com/ACMOChapter12.htm

I would like to take a moment and say that this chapter can only be as good as its members; we all need to try and become active, if we want to get the most out Chapter 12. Our national show will be coming up in 2013and I need all of you to help in some way so that we can put together the best show possible for our region.

 

Thank you for your time and I hope to get to talk and meet you very soon.

Submitted by: Erik Christenbury 09-09-11

 

Date: 03-28-11

Letter mailed to all members, Submitted by: Erik Christenbury

 

Hello to all ACMOC Chapter 12 Members :

 

  I would like to start out saying that I am sorry for the delay in getting this letter to you but I have been out of town working very long hours.

So to bring you up to date I have now been elected as a national ACMOC board member, and I am involved in two subcommittees as well, I hope to serve the national and local members well, if you have any questions about ACMOC please contact me.

Below are the minutes from our last meeting :

11-06-10

Held Chapter meeting on the grounds of the Ederville show in Carthage, NC.

We started the meeting at 2:00 PM.

8 members and 2 visitors attended the meeting

14 members attended the show with 10 machines from the chapter present.

Ken let us use the old welcome center to set up as a chapter office and also got Gregory Poole involved with the show.

Those attending the meeting were:

Erik Christenbury, Ed Christenbury, Hugh Hash, David Young, Jerry and Jane Immel, Henry Davis, Chad Poe, and visitors Dave and Joann Wintermiute

We did have the promise from 5 people to join Chapter 12 during the show.

We have allot of interest and always gain new members during the shows that we attend, this goes to show you that it is very important to get out to shows and promote the club and chapter to secure the growth and future of the ACMOC club.

During the meeting the following topics were discussed:

Chapter dues - were decided on as an essential part of the chapter for administrative purposes and getting some insurance to cover members during shows and meetings.

The amount of $ 20.00 was voted on and passed by all in favor . The dues will start in Jan. 2011.

2011 Show locations - The Richland Farm show in Saluda, SC. and the Field Days of the Past in Richmond, Va. were recommended for 2011 but we are still open for suggestions before a final schedule is presented.

Chapter Officers - Erik Christenbury was voted on as 2011 chapter president and Ed Christenbury was voted on as Chapter Vice President, with dues not apart of the chapter Ed Christenbury volunteered as the Chapter treasurer.

2013 National Show - ACMOC will be having a national show in Chapter 12's region and will be looked upon by ACMOC as a local contact to assist in making arrangements and offering support to make that show the best it can be. Right now Denton, NC. and Carthage, NC. are being reviewed as a possible sites, more information will be given as it is received. I would like to take the time to thank all that came and the support for all members to help make chapter 12 what it is today and what it will be in the future. I would also like to say thank the Eder's for their hospitality and letting us come and be apart of the show. We had a great time!

Submitted by: Erik Christenbury 11-08-10

 

Well a few things have been decided since that meeting was held. The ACMOC Board of Directors chose Eders show, 100+ Years of Progress, to be the location of the 2013 National Show. The show is scheduled for the first weekend in November of 2013. The obligations of Chapter 12 are still being decided by ACMOC national, and I would like all of you to be an active part in this show. One of our goals is to have at least 100 Caterpillar machines present at the show. The last time that there was an ACMOC National show in our region was in 2007 at the field days of the past show in Richmond Va. We need to have a brain storming secession to gather ideas on how we can help make this show one to remember.

Chapter 12's show schedule is as follows:

The Richland Farm show in Saluda, SC. Sept. 16-18

The Field Days of the Past in Richmond, Va. Nov. 4-6

100+ Years of Progress in Carthage, NC. Nov. 4-6

(As you can see that Nov. has two shows during the same weekend, this was decided because the members had expressed equal interest in both shows.)

As stated in the minutes above, chapter dues are now needed to have insurance for its members at shows and meetings, and to cover administrative cost like sending this letter, the majority of our members do not have or use a computer.

Please make the $ 20.00 chapter due payable to:

Ed Christenbury

P.O. Box 1700

Liberty, NC. 27298

336-339-3084

If you have already sent your payment in we thank you for being a part of Chapter 12 and look forward to seeing you.

One final note, we need stories about either a person or a tractor for the ACMOC magazine, please contact me and I will help get it in print. If you have any other ideas or plans that you would like the chapter to participate in please contact me, Erik Christenbury, at 336-339-3133 or erik@chriscomachinery.com

 

Date: 11-06-10

Held Chapter meeting on the grounds of the Ederville show in Carthage, NC.

We started the meeting at 2:00 pm.

8 members and 2 visitors attended the meeting

14 members attended the show with 10 machines from the chapter present.

Ken let us use the old welcome center to set up as a chapter office and also go Gregory Poole involved with

Those attending were:

Erik Christenbury, Ed Christenbury, Hugh Hash, David Young, Jerry and Jane Immel, Henry Davis, Chad Poe, and visitors Dave and Joann Wintermiute

We did have the promise from 5 people to join Chapter 12 during the show.

We have allot of interest and always gain new members during the shows that we attend, this goes to show you that it is very important to get out to shows and promote the club and chapter to secure the growth and future of the ACMOC club.

During the meeting the following topics were discussed:

Chapter dues-were decided on as an essential part of the chapter for administrative purposes and getting some insurance to cover members during shows and meetings.

The amount of $ 20.00 was voted on and passed by all in favor. The dues will start in Jan. 2011.

2011 Show locations- The Richland Farm show in Saluda, SC. and the Field Days of the Past in Richmond, Va. were recommended for 2011 but we are still open for suggestions before a final schedule is presented.

Chapter Officers- Erik Christenbury was voted on as 2011 chapter president and Ed Christenbury was voted on as Chapter Vice President, with dues not apart of the chapter Ed Christenbury volunteered as the Chapter treasurer.

2013 National Show- ACMOC will be having a national show in Chapter 12's region and will be looked upon by ACMOC as a local contact to assist in making arrangements and offering support to make that show the best it can be.

Right now Denton, NC. and Carthage, NC. are being reviewed as a possible site, more information will be given as it is received.

I would like to take the time to thank all who came and the support for all members to help make chapter 12 what it is today and what it will be in the future. I would also like to say thank you the the Eder's for their hospitality and letting us come and be apart of the show. We had a great time!

 

Date: 7-03-2010

Held Chapter meeting on the ground of Dento Farm Park, Denton NC.

We started the meeting at 2:00 pm.

A total of fifteen members came to the show but not all were present at the meeting.

Those in attendance were:

Pat McMullen, Steve Leuch, Stephen Sarkany, David Young, Clark Trader, Ed Christenbury, Andrew Culp, Eric Culp, Hugh Hash and Erik Christenbury

We also had seven people to join Chapter 12 during the Denton Show with our total at 33 members to date.

* Min. of the last meeting were read.

* Future Dates of shows and activites were discussed.

* Nov 5-7 show at Carthage, and possible plant tour of Caterpillar, NC. is in the works.

* Chapter 12 will possibly host an ACMOC National Show in our chapter region some time in 2013, proposed sites are the Denton Farm Park of Denton, NC. and Ederville located in Carthage, NC.

* Ideas presented by members are as follows:

  Stephen would like to have a list made avaliable to its members of items they are wanting to sell or buy. This is already made avaliable thru  the website under the sell trade page.

  Hugh suggested that chapter dues be enstated to cover administrative cost, The amount of dues was not settled at this time but those wanting to donate to offset this cost was made avaliable, only one member came forward to donate-thanks Hugh!

* We closed the meeting by talking about future shows and there locations and the excitement is building for the Ederville show in Nov. If anyone is intreaseted in helping the Eders work on the Show please let me know and I will set you up.

Submitted by: Erik Christenbury 07-13-10

Date: 5-04-10

Current Members total is now 24! and still growing

Date: 5-04-10

Chapter 12 will be attending the following shows:

Southeast Threashers Renuion, Denton NC.

100 Years Progress Show, Carthage NC.

Please see show calander for dates and locations.

 

Survey that was conducted 02-02-10 to get ideas in Chapter activites for 2010


Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club
Chapter 12 : NC, SC, VA and East TN


Vote on your choice chapter activities in 2010!

Check or circle the activities you that interest you. Then, return this form to the address below.

*Shows

Two (2) shows this year
* Preferred location:
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
East Tennessee

* Four (4) shows, one in each state

* If you can help set up the logistics involved, please submit your name and address here:
______________________________________________________________________

* Meetings:

* Frequency of meetings:
Monthly
Quarterly
Twice annual

* Suggested locations (fill in the blank): ------------------------________________________________________

* Play days:

* Do you want to schedule “Play Days?”
Yes
* If yes, do you have a suggested location? -________________________
No

* Tours:
Plant tour at the Caterpillar plant in Gardner, N.C.
Tour the facility in South Carolina that makes the 797 tires
Visit different member’s caterpillar collections
If you will open your collection up for a chapter tour, please submit your name and address here:
________________________________________________________________


Return this form to:
Erik Christenbury
Chapter 12 President
P.O. Box 1700
Liberty, NC. 27298

Date:Feb 2 2010 the following was sent to possible VA members via email:

Hello to all Virgina ACMOC Members

My name is Erik Christenbury and i am writing you this email regaurding ACMOC Chapter 12.
As you may have seen in the latest ACMOC mag. we have started a chpater for Va, NC,SC and east Tn. I would like to invite all of you to join in and share your knowledge about antique caterpillars and to just have fun. There is no cost to you other than your yearly dues to ACMOC. Please take the time and vist out website
http://www.chriscomachinery.com/ACMOChapter12.htm
Please contact me with any of your questions and i hope to talk and meet all of you very soon.
Note: we recieved one new members from this invitation.

Date:Feb 2 2010 the following was Mailed to all Chapter Members:

Feb. 2, 2010

Dear Chapter 12 Member:

I want to thank you for being a member of ACMOC and being apart of the newest chapter of ACMOC, Chapter 12.

Chapter 12 covers a large region of the southeastern United States. With your help, I hope it will become the best chapter of ACMOC!

Some of our members do not have easy computer access, so I am writing a letter to request your input on what the chapter plans to do in 2010.

Chapter activity ideas

*Shows: The Chapter may choose to be involved in at least two (2) shows this year, but will you support attending one show in each state in our service area?
* Meetings: We need to decide on how many meeting we will plan along with the locations.
*Play days: What do you think about planning a few “Play Days,” were we get together and dig a little dirt just for fun.
*Tours: Are you interested in attending a plant tour at the Caterpillar plant in Gardner, N.C.? Or how about visiting the facility in South Carolina that makes the 797 tires? Plus, we could visit different member’s caterpillar collections, just to name a few.

Please respond back to me as soon as possible using the form enclosed with this letter: After all, our chapter is only as good as our member involvement!

Take some time to visit our Web site and find out more information about Chapter 12 and its activities. There is a lot of information on the site, including pictures, data on various makes and models of machines as well as a show calendar and even vintage caterpillar ads.

http://www.chriscomachinery.com/ACMOChapter12.htm

Thank you for your time, and I hope to talk with you and meet you very soon.

Erik Christenbury
Chapter 12 President
P.O. Box 1700
Liberty, NC. 27298
336-339-3133
erik@chriscomachinery.com

Date:Jan 19 2010 the following request was sent out to members via email:

Hello to all Caterpillar Nuts!

I hope all had a wonderful holiday season, God has blessed me and my family and i hope he has done so for you.
Chapter 12 needs to plan what we as a chapter would like to do the year 2010. First i would like to plan a metting second i would like to decide which shows we as a chapter would like to attend, or any ideas about activities you would like to do, ie: plant tours, member visitations, etc.

Please check out the website and view a list of some shows that i know about and tell me what you think.

http://www.chriscomachinery.com/showcalander.htm

My opinion is that the chapter needs to make some kind of apperance in each state we cover, and the first meeting needs to be early in the year. Please put some thought into this and get back to me very soon, Jan. is almost gone!


  The First Chapter 12 meeting:

Held at 1:00 PM on the grounds of Ken Eder's Power of the past Show in Carthage, NC. Nov 6-8 2009.
The meeting was attended by the following: Erik Christenbury, Ed Christenbury, Pat McMullen, and Steve Sarkany, Charles Kelly, and Brad Kelley
Order of Business:
-Deciding on a name for the chapter, it was decided to stay with the geographical name until further notice.
- Voting on a chairman, Ed Christenbury nominated Erik Christenbury and Erik agreed, Pat McMullen second.
-Discussed goals for the chapter, provide a greater presence of caterpillars at local shows, would like to return to the power of the past and also show at the threshers reunion in Denton, NC.

Our membership going into the show was a total of eight, during the show we were able to enlist 9 more members.
The chapter members present had a good time playing with ken's D9G and running a D4, also operating a Twenty pulling a twenty-two terracer.

The member's recuited during that show are as follows:
Ken Eder, Carthage, NC.
Patty Eder, Carthage, NC.
William Buddy Hale, Madison, VA.
Bradley Kelley, Machanicsville, VA.
Andrew Culp, Gold Hill, NC.
Eric Culp, Gold Hill, NC.
Charles Kelly, Sanford, NC.
Mike Siler, Madison, NC.
Stanley Hunter, Tobaccoville, NC.


Submitted by: Erik Christenbury 11-09-09

The Chapter membership is now up to a total of 18 as of 12-1-09