January 2005
Bob Torbet, Pres.; Bob Hollister, V-Pres.; Jack Putnam, Treas; Jim Cook, Sec/Ed
NEXT MEETING: January 5th 2005 7:30 at Jack Putnam's shop 1215 Hancock Rd 28; Bluffton, (4th house east of Anderson Tractor Supply), Phone (419) 358-6313
The December meeting was a Christmas dinner at Diamond River Steak House in Findlay.  The event was attended by Dave and Janet Benny, Bob and Patty Hollister, Bill Phillips, Bob and Ann Torbet, Ken and Stucky, Jack and Marilyn Putnam, Bill Sieberg and Joy Baker, Dave and Cheri Nolting, Brent and Nancy Mize, and Jim and Sue Cook.  Dinner was followed by train rides behind a live steam locomotive.  Everyone reports that they had a good time.

Just a reminder that your dues for the club are due at this time.  They are still only $20.  Your dues are used to help pay for the newsletter, the web site, our fine club meeting place, and also show your continued interest in the club.  Our club is affiliated with both the Model T Ford Club of America and the Model T Ford Club International.  Because of the bylaws of the club and the framework of the two affiliates, the officers of the club must hold memberships in both MTFCA and MTFCI.  If you are not a member of either one of the parent organizations; please consider the benefits.  Both clubs have informative magazines.

Our club's bylaws can be found on the internet at www.nwo-modelt.org which is our club's web site.  The web site is visited over 100 time per month by people interested in the activities of our club.

A few of the club's videos are still out and are way overdue.  The sheriff has gathered a posse and they'll be saddlin' up soon to track-em-down.

Since we did not have a regular meeting in the month of December, I would like to present a wonderful Model T story in lieu of the regular "what's happening with the club".  Stan Howe of Helena, Montana has given the club permission to present his story of "Herman and Freida and the Ruckstell Rearend".
Herman and Freida and the Ruckstell Rearend
The Further Adventures of Herman and Freida
Page 1- Can Herman afford a TT?
Page 2 - A trip in the rain
Page 3 - Water polo anyone?
Page 4 - The chase is on
Page 5 - The Monkey Ward purchase
Page 6 - The boys at work
Page 7 - The test run