Northwest Blacksmith Association

President’s Message 4th Quarter 2015

Lynn Gledhill NWBA President 2014From the Presidential Scrap Heap by NWBA President Lynn Gledhill

Greetings All Blacksmiths:
Well another year is about behind us and looking ahead to the future, here are some items to note:
Ballots will be out soon for the NWBA Board of Directors election. The board is responsible for the day to day operations of, and determines the future direction of the NWBA.  Be sure and vote and make your voice heard.  When looking to the future, consider that maybe You would be an asset to the board. We are a volunteer organization and it is you, our members, who make the NWBA great.

We are looking for some folks who can serve as “stewards” at the Mentoring Center events.  These people will be slotted to open the Center, collect fees, assist the demonstrator and generally supervise during open forge time.  Ideally we would have 2 people at each event.  If you can help with this contact Rashelle Hams. (360-901-1365

Speaking  of  Rashelle, she has been doing a great job of coordinating the Mentoring Center events.  Sadly her day job is preventing her continuing in that role, so we are looking for someone to step in and replace her as coordinator.  Contact myself, or one of your board members.
Planning is well underway for the Spring Conference 2016.  Keep your eye on the website, for more information.
Good forging,