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The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)
is dedicated to perpetuating the noble art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. ABANA encourages and facilitates the training of blacksmiths; disseminates information about sources of material and equipment; exposes the art of blacksmithing to the public; serves as a center of information about blacksmithing for the general public, architects, interior designers, and other interested parties.

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The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America, Inc. (ABANA) is run by a board of 15 directors elected by the membership. These elected volunteers serve as officers, committee chairpersons and members of committees. Five of the 15 directors are elected each year for a three-year term.


Business meetings of the ABANA Board are held annually near the 15th of November. On the even years, an additional meeting is held at the ABANA international conference in typically June or July. Between meetings, business is conducted by phone, mail, fax, and email.

ABANA 2017 Board of Directors

Yancey Davis John Fee Eddie Rainey

2nd Vice President

President

Yancey Davis (2019)*

John Fee(2018)*

Eddie Rainey (2017)

96 Bleeker Lane

43 A Indian Hills Road

350 Grape Creek Road

Fairview, NC 27030

Painted Post, NY 14870

Milner, GA 30257

828-776-3543

607-523-6677

770-584-3037

Yancey Davis

John Fee

Eddie Rainey




Bill Robertson Herb Upham Tina Chisena

Secretary

1st Vice President

Bill Robertson(2019)*

Herb Upham (2018)

Tina Chisena (2017)

533 Gregg Avenue

4747 Vine Hill Road

4402 Clearfield Road

Bridgeville, PA 15017

Sebastopol, CA 95472-2236

Wheaton, MD 20906-4609

412-221-2402

707-823-1251

301-933-0676

Cell 707-484-0002

Cell 240-271-6248

Bill Robertson

Herb Upham

Tina Chisena




Jim Archambault Bill Banker Bruce Jarrell

 

Treasurer

 

Jim Archambault (2019)

Bill Banker (2018)

Bruce Jarrell (2017)

1093 Country Road 229

58 Main St., PO Box 174

305 A West Haven Drive

Social Circle, GA 30025

Almond, NY 14804-0174

Severna Park, MD 21146

678-409-0668

607-276-6956

410-227-6754

Cell 607-661-7079

Jim Archambault

Bill Banker

Bruce Jarrell




Lance Davis Craig Kaviar John Elliott

Lance Davis (2019)

Craig Kaviar (2018)

John Elliott (2017)*

259 Muddy Fork Rd

147 Stevenson Avenue

13602 Bermuda Orchard Ln

Jonesborough, Tn 37659

Louisville, KY 4206-3124

Chester, VA 23836-5732

423-913-1015

502-561-0377

804-530-0290

Cell 423-220-9436

Cell 804-402-0887

Lance Davis

Craig Kaviar

John Elliott




David Norrie Scott Kretschmer David Osmundsen

David Norrie (2019)

Scott Kretschmer (2018)

David Osmundsen (2017)

521 North 1st Street

196 Mule Deer Drive

47 N Lobban

Berthoud, CO 80513-2815

Loveland CO 80537

Buffalo, WY 82834

303-859-0770

307-684-2338

Cell 970-567-2609

David Norrie

Scott Kretschmer

David Osmundsen





Year behind each directors name is the year their current term ends
* Indicates current term end year shown is also when that individual reaches term limits and is not elegible to run for re-election


ABANA Board Elections

Each year 5 board members are elected for a 3 year term. 

To run for election, one is required to be an ABANA member in good standing and provide the following:

• A nominating petition signed by at least 10 ABANA members,
• A photograph
• A candidate statement

Submitted to the central office by the deadline date: April 15

All candidates who meet this deadline will be listed on the official ballot form.

All candidates statements will be published on this web site as they are available.
Candidates meeting all the criteria above by the Apr 15 editorial deadline for the magazine will also have candidates statements published in the Anvil's Ring.


2017 ELECTION TIMETABLE

April 15, 2017: Nominations deadline  - Candidate’s statements  will be published in Vol 45 No 3 Summer 2017 Anvil's Ring

Jun 1, 2017 Candidate Statements and Ballots Published in Vol 45 No 3 Summer 2017 Anvil's Ring


Aug 15, 2017: Ballot postmark deadline, submitted to:

ABANA Central Office
259 Muddy Fork Road
Jonesborough, TN 37659


September 2017: Notification to elected Board members

November 2017: Board Meeting (Specific place and time to be determined)
  New Board members assume their duties.