November 13, 2013


Meeting Notice

Wednesday 13 Nov 2013

Cedar Falls Clarion Inn

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Topic: Nearly 100 Years of John Deere in Waterloo

The 2013 – 2014 calendar year marks 100 years of meetings for the Waterloo Technical Society. We invite you to be a part of the WTS as we celebrate this milestone throughout the year!

Speaker: Mr. Chris Boyens

As a way to help the WTS celebrate its 100 year anniversary, Chris will be talking about nearly 100 years of products John Deere has manufactured in Waterloo.

Chris Boyens is the senior heritage marketing and research specialist with the Heritage Marketing Group for Deere & Company, a position he’s held since May 2009. He previously served as the customer representative for the former John Deere Collectors Center in Moline, Illinois.

A native of the Quad-City area, Boyens received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. An avid collector of John Deere tractors, engines, toys, and memorabilia, he’s a long-time member of the Antique Engine & Tractor Association, Inc., where he served as a former board member. He’s also a member of the Deer Valley Collectors. He lives in the Des Moines, Iowa, area.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Meal: English Cut Broil – 8 oz. Marinated Sirloin Price: $15.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

Time: Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways

1. (preferred)

2. Phone number (319-292-8178)

Please make reservations by 3:00 PM, Monday 11 Nov 2013. Guests are always welcome. Checks should be made to "Cedar Falls Clarion Inn".

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.

Please feel free to invite a colleague and/or a friend to this meeting. Remember – new people/members are the growing edge of the WTS and everyone is very important to us!!