The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)        

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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 2014 Board of Directors

Mark Haddix David Hutchison PeterREnzetti

1st Vice President

President

2nd Vice President

Mark Haddix (2016)

David Hutchison (2015)

Peter Renzetti (2014)

3709 Innshore Drive

31834 Geib Rd

1897 Chance Road

Moss Point, MS 39562

Cordova, Maryland 21625

Clayton, DE 19938

251-243-2469

410-310-3347

610-733-5123

 

 

 

Mark Haddix

David Hutchison

Peter Renzetti




Amy Pieh Bill Clemens Jeff Dunkelberger

Secretary

Treasurer

Amy Pieh (2016)

Bill Clemens (2015)

Jeff Dunkelberger (2014)

661 Howards Rd Suite J

160 2nd Street

8000 Hamilton Lane

Camp Verde, AZ 86322

New Columbia, PA 17856

Alexandria, Virginia 22308

928-554-0700

Cell: 570-239-6439

703-765-3000

Amy Pieh

Bill Clemens

Jeff Dunkelberger




Ray Nager Jack Parks George Matthews

 

Ray Nager (2016)

Jack Parks (2015)

George Matthews (2014)

867 Morning Star Dr.

PO Box 394

P. O. Box 25

Lakeland, FL 33810

Piedmont, SD 57769

Saluda, NC 28773

863-398-4995

605-787-5634

828-749-2346

Cell: 828-243-6579

Ray Nager

Jack Parks

George Matthews




Yancey Davis Kirk Sullens John McLellan

Yancey Davis (2016)

Kirk Sullens (2015)

John McLellan (2014)

96 Bleeker Ln

18848 US Hwy 441, #184

6961 Horseshoe Bar Rd

Fairview, NC 27030

Mount Dora, FL 32757

Loomis, CA 95650-9710

828-776-3543

352-357-7221

916-539-5790

Yancey Davis

Kirk Sullens

John McLellan




Bill Robertson John Fee John Elliott

Bill Robertson (2016)

John Fee (2015)

John Elliott (2014)

533 Gregg Avenue

1843 A Indian Hills Rd

P O Box 3766

Bridgeville, PA 15017

Painted Post, NY 14870

Chester, VA 23831-9469

412-221-2402

607-523-6677

804-530-0290

Bill Robertson

John Fee

John Elliott




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.


2014 ELECTION TIMETABLE

December 20, 2013: Notice of election published in the Winter Issue of The Anvil's Ring


April 15, 2014: Nominations deadline  - Candidate’s statements  will be published in Vol 42 No 3  Summer  2014 Anvil's Ring

Jun 15, 2014 Candidate Statements and Ballots Published in Vol 42 No 3  Summer  2014 Anvil's Ring


Aug 15, 2014: Ballot postmark deadline, submitted to:

ABANA Central Office
259 Muddy Fork Road
Jonesborough, TN 37659


September, 2014: Notification to elected Board members

October/November 2014: Board Meeting (Exact Date and Location to be announced)
  New Board members assume their duties.