ABANA Needs YOU!!!
The 2012 ABANA Conference is quickly approaching and we are actively seeking individuals, businesses, and groups to become a part of the team in making the conference a huge success.
There are two major ways to get involved right now that will help the conference and ABANA immensely:
ABANA Conference Sponsorships:
The first way is by becoming a conference sponsor! This does not mean a huge amount of money...it can be any amount that you are comfortable with. We generally encourage a sponsorship of a specific tent, demonstrator, or area of the conference. This is your chance to have the much deserved recognition for your philanthropic endeavors in supporting blacksmithing and ABANA. If you are a huge fan of a certain part of the conference, or demonstrator, you can support that and have YOUR name out from of the tent and in the on-site conference magazine to let everyone know who has graciously stepped up and helped! Any and all donations are welcomed and needed! Thank you so much for your help!
BAM Box Iron in the Hat Tool Drive:
Another great tradition at our conferences is in need of your help. One of the three BIG Iron in the Hat items is always a showcase for our members' skills at tool making. The BAM box is stuffed every conference with hand made tools from all over the continent and world. Become a part of this tradition by forging a tool and sending it into the Central Office with your information. These tools can be anything used in the forge from tongs and hammers to chisels and scribes. Make sure you put your touchmark on your tool submission. This is your opportunity to have your work recognized. You will have some much deserved bragging rights for having YOUR tool in the box! Duplicate tools sent in will also go to good use in the daily Iron in the Hat drawings. This means your donation will have a direct impact on the fundraising activities that keep ABANA and our educational endeavors moving forward.
Here is a small list of tools to consider:
|ABANA 2012 BAM Box|
TONGS, NAIL HEADER, BACKING PLATE, TWISTING WRENCHES,
BENDING FORKS, TRAVELER (Small), CHISELS, PUNCHES, CUT
OFF HARDY, WOOD MALLET, ANGLE BLOCK FOR VISE, DIVIDERS,
STEEL RULER 24", CENTER FINDER, CIRCLE DIVIDER, DRIFTS,
COLLAR BLOCKS or any other tools you find useful.
Please bring these two opportunities up at your next Affiliate meeting!!!
Contact the Central Office today to get involved with the sponsorships and/or the BAM Box Tool Drive!