Northwest Blacksmith Association

President’s Message 1st Quarter 2015


NWBA President Lynn Gledhill

NWBA President Lynn Gledhill

Greetings All Blacksmiths:

Well, here we are, 2015, a new and exciting year with the NWBA!

We have a new board of directors who are enthusiastically jumping in with both feet.  We really want to know what you want from the NWBA, please take a moment to reply to our the survey (you must be a current NWBA member and be logged in as a registered website user)

We are working to move the library to the Mentoring Center so it will be more available to our members.

Rashelle Ham is our new coordinator for the Mentoring Center events so if you have a great idea for a demo or workshop, get a hold of her.

We took a look at the hand tools at the Mentoring Center and we are lacking in square punches, fullers, etc.  February’s event will be Rashelle demonstrating making the tooling and then we’ll all jump in and get some tools made for the center.  The rest of the day will be open forging.

Plans are firmed up to have another workshop with Mark Aspery in March.  He will be doing our 4th Saturday demonstration at the Mentoring Center, and in the week prior will be giving two, 2 day workshops. (See info www.blacksmith.org/events.)
Mark your calendars for the Spring Conference May 15 – 17, 2015. I am looking for a few volunteers to bring extra forging kits and allow others to use them so we could offer more than 4 hands-on classes.  I’d like to offer beginner and intermediate classes.  Get a hold of me if you can help.

We are also looking for volunteers to help run the registration desk.  Contact Scott Rash if you’d be willing to help out.

Don’t forget the Western States Conference, April 23-26, in Hollis, Ca.  Should be a great time!”

Hope to see you all at the Mentoring Center in February.

Good Forging,
Lynn

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