Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America
Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America

Urgent Call for Election Candidates   



This is an urgent request to have you consider becoming a candidate for election to the ABANA  Board of Directors. You have just over a week to get your candidate statement in so it can be published in the Anvils Ring!  You have just over a month to submit your intent to run and have your name put on the ballot (your statement will be published on the ABANA Website)

Bill Clemens
ABANA Member Services


Subject:          ABANA Needs YOU  NOW!

ABANA Needs You Now 




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
and candidate statement     


Candidates meeting all the criteria above and submitted by  Mar 15, 2011 (the  editorial deadline for the Anvil's Ring)  will have candidates statements and photo published in the Anvil's Ring.


All candidates who meet the criteria and are submited by April 15, 2011 will be listed on the official ballot form.


All candidates statements will be published on the ABANA web site as they are available.    




March 15, 2011:   

Nominations deadline for candidate's statements to be published in the election issue of the Anvil's Ring.   


April 15, 2011:   

Nominations deadline date for candidate to be on ballot, submitted to the ABANA Central Office:    

  259 Muddy Fork Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659

June 1, 2011: Ballot mailing in the Anvils Ring


August 15, 2011:

 Postmark deadline for completed ballots (exact date TBD)


September, 2011:

Notification to elected Board members (exact date TBD)
Notifications will be made as soon as possible.   


November, 2011:   

Board Meeting (exact date TBD, site TBD - probably in Rapid City, SD). New Board members assume their duties.


For almost forty years ABANA has provided services to all blacksmith throughout the world. If ABANA is to maintain this preeminent position as a leader in the field of blacksmithing, and a clearing house of information for the blacksmith, we need your help.


First and foremost, we are in our annual election cycle. Your Board of Directors wants each and every member to give some serious thought about considering position on the Board. If you determine that you do not wish to run, we ask that you think of those members you know would be qualified and ask them to consider the possibility. Having good dedicated board members is a prerequisite for a great organization. Please remember, the more candidates we having running for office the better our chances for success.



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Thanks and we hope to hear from you soon!.

Bill Clemens
ABANA Member Services