Shenandoah Steam and Gas Engine Association

| May/June 1974

15700 Santini Road, Burtonsville, Maryland 20730

The annual banquet of the Shenandoah Steam and Gas Engine Association was held, November 9th, 1973, at Duff's Rebel Restaurant in Winchester, Va. The dinner consisted of a wonderful assortment of meats, vegetables, and salads, followed by three different deserts. As usual, several of our engineers and threshermen were seen to go back through the serving line for seconds and thirds. We are well known for our banquet. Anyone who has worked hard all year long to put on a good show should have a good meal at the banquet, even if it does mean a little extra cost.

Following the banquet, the meeting was called to order by our president for 1973, Mr. Ralph Maddox. After a report by our treasurer which was quite encouraging, the nominating committee presented it's slate of officers for 1974.

After a call for nominations from the floor, Mr. Wayne Godlove was elected president. Wayne has served us well in past years in this office. There is no doubt that he will be a good president in the coming year. He is one of our best engineers and one of our tractor trailer drivers, so he gets a workout at show time. It was at his house that the groundwork for our existing organization was laid.

Mr. Paul Giles was elected vice-president, to the good natured calls of 'impeach Him', continuing many fine years of service to our club, both as president and vice-president. Some one asked what type of vice he was in charge of! Paul has been one of our hardest workers and organizers. Many of us wonder what we would do without Paul, his twin Frick, his shingle mill, and most of all his wife and four children.

I guess one of the most vital parts of any organization is it's treasurer. I don't know if we have the best or not, but if Mrs. Lewyn could balance the nations books like ours balance, I would nominate her for treasurer of the United States. Even in years when we have been rained out, it seems as if we still make just 'a little bit more' for next year's show. After several years of outstanding service, I think it is time someone said 'Thank you, Mrs. Lewyn', our treasurer for 1973.