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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 2016 Board of Directors

Herb Upham Eddie Rainey Amy Pieh

Secretary

President

1st Vice President

Herb Upham (2018)

Eddie Rainey (2017)

Amy Pieh (2016)*

4747 Vine Hill Road

350 Grape Creek Road

c/o ABANA Central Office
259 Muddy Fork Rd

Sebastopol, CA 95472-2236

Milner, GA 30257

Jonesborough, TN 37659

707-823-1251

770-584-3037

928-554-0700

Cell 707-484-0002

Cell 928-202-8837

Herb Upham

Eddie Rainey

Amy Pieh




John Fee Bruce Jarrell Ray Nager

2nd Vice President

John Fee (2018)*

Bruce Jarrell (2017)

Ray Nager (2016)*

1843 A Indian Hills Road

305 A West Haven Drive

867 Morning Star Drive

Painted Post, NY 14870

Severna Park, MD 21146

Lakeland, FL 33810

607-523-6677

410-227-6754

863-398-4995

John Fee

Bruce Jarrell

Ray Nager




Bill Banker John Elliott Mark Haddix

 

 

 

Bill Banker (2018)

John Elliott (2017)

Mark Haddix (2016)

58 Main St., PO Box 174

13602 Bermuda Orchard Ln

3709 Innshire Drive

Almond, NY 14804-0174

Chester, VA 23836-5732

Moss Point, MS 39562

607-276-6956

804-530-0290

251-243-2469

Cell 607-661-7079

Cell 804-402-0887

Bill Banker

John Elliott

Mark Haddix




Craig Kaviar Tina Chisena Yancey Davis

Craig Kaviar (2018)

Tina Chisena (2017)

Yancey Davis (2016)

147 Stevenson Avenue

4402 Clearfield Road

96 Bleeker Lane

Louisville, KY 4206-3124

Wheaton, MD 20906-4609

Fairview, NC 27030

502-561-0377

301-933-0676

828-776-3543

Cell 240-271-6248

Craig Kaviar

Tina Chisena

Yancey Davis




Scott Kretschmer David Osmundsen Bill Robertson

Scott Kretschmer (2018)

David Osmundsen (2017)

Bill Robertson (2016)

196 Mule Deer Drive

47 N Lobban

533 Gregg Avenue

Loveland CO 80537

Buffalo, WY 82834

Bridgeville, PA 15017

307-684-2338

412-221-2402

Cell 970-567-2609

Scott Kretschmer

David Osmundsen

Bill Robertson


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.


2016 ELECTION TIMETABLE

Sep 1, 2015: Notice of election published in Vol 43 No 4 Fall 2015 The Anvil's Ring


April 15, 2016: Nominations deadline  - Candidate’s statements  will be published in Vol 44 No 3 Summer 2016 Anvil's Ring

Jun 1, 2016 Candidate Statements and Ballots Published in Vol 44 No 3 Summer 2016 Anvil's Ring


Aug 15, 2016: Ballot postmark deadline, submitted to:

ABANA Central Office
259 Muddy Fork Road
Jonesborough, TN 37659


September 2016: Notification to elected Board members

November 2016: Board Meeting (Specific place and time to be determined)
  New Board members assume their duties.