Southwest Missouri Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association Branch 16


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 Months Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Apr & May At The Library Center In Springfield. March Is A Joint Meeting Between Both Clubs And Aug. We Go To The Ash Grove Park. The Other Months We Meet At The Steam Grounds For Picnics.

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Branch Officers for 2016

Dean Voris, 2273 E FR 460, Halfway, MO 65663 (417) 445-2507 [email protected]

Vice President:
Don Holdway, 5545 N FR 177, Springfield MO 65803 (417) 838-3914 [email protected]

Judy Chilton, 1916 Tanglewood, Nixa, MO 65714 (417) 725-2883 [email protected]

Treasurer & Membership Director:
Dorene Yearian P.O. Box 82, Niangua, MO 65713 (417) 473-6579 [email protected]

Jeff Ruth, 8984 St Hwy U, Rogersville, MO  65742, (417)-767-4632, [email protected]
Dennis Fust, 3313 Hwy 123, Humansville, MO  65624 (417)-754-8318  [email protected]
Rick McKinnis, 905 N Fr 235, Strafford, MO  65757, (417)-736-3237,
Jim Voyles, Rt 1, Box 435, Ava, MO  65608  (417)-683-1470,   [email protected],
Karl Goodson, 167 Nightcap Dr, Billings, MO  65610  (417)-744-4206  [email protected]

Safety Officer
Tom Yearian, P.O. Box 82, Niangua, MO 65713 (417) 473-6579 [email protected]

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

Jeff Ruth

Web Master
Josh Dilsaver