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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

42715 Courage Trail

Sebastopol, CA 95472-2236

Milner, GA 30257

Anthem, AZ 85086

707-823-1251

770-584-3037

928-554-0700

 

Cell 928-202-8837

Herb Upham

Eddie Rainey

Amy Pieh




Kirk Sullens Bruce Jarrell Ray Nager

Treasurer

2nd Vice President

Kirk Sullens (2018)*

Bruce Jarrell (2017)

Ray Nager (2016)*

18848 US Hwy 441, #184

305 A West Haven Drive

867 Morning Star Drive

Mount Dora, FL 32757

Severna Park, MD 21146

Lakeland, FL 33810

352-357-7221

410-227-6754

863-398-4995

Cell 352-530-7916

Kirk Sullens

Bruce Jarrell

Ray Nager




John Fee Vacant Mark Haddix

 

 

 

John Fee (2018)*

(2017)

Mark Haddix (2016)

1843 A Indian Hills Road

3709 Innshire Drive

Painted Post, NY 14870

Moss Point, MS 39562

607-523-6677

251-243-2469

John Fee

Mark Haddix




Bill Banker John Elliott Yancey Davis

Bill Banker (2018)

John Elliott (2017)

Yancey Davis (2016)

58 Main St., PO Box 174

13602 Bermuda Orchard Ln

96 Bleeker Lane

Almond, NY 14804-0174

Chester, VA 23836-5732

Fairview, NC 27030

607-276-6956

804-530-0290

828-776-3543

Cell 804-402-0887

Bill Banker

John Elliott

Yancey Davis




Craig Kaviar Tina Chisena Bill Robertson

Craig Kaviar (2018)

Tina Chisena (2017)

Bill Robertson (2016)

147 Stevenson Avenue

4402 Clearfield Road

533 Gregg Avenue

Louisville, KY 4206-3124

Wheaton, MD 20906-4609

Bridgeville, PA 15017

502-561-0377

301-933-0676

412-221-2402

Cell 240-271-6248

Craig Kaviar

Tina Chisena

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.