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1st ABANA Convention
Celebrating ABANA's 40th Anniversary

The Convention is almost here!

Don't miss this Historic Event:

Mail-In Registration Date has Past
Must be Postmarked NLT 1 March 2013
But you can still Register On-Line:

Closes 9 March 2013

Walk-In Registration will be Accepted but is limited to Available space and subject to a $25.00 Late Fee

You may also attend the Saturday  9am - 4pm Portion of the Event at Westville Village for the Westville Village Entry Fee ($15.00) - Lunch is on your own

Convention Update

7 Founding Members will  be there:

Ivan Bailey - Georgia

Dimitri Gerakaris - New Hampshire

Jimmy Johnson - Georgia

Daryl Meier - Illinois

Peter Renzetti - Deleware

Mike Riegel - California

Ed Trout - Georgia

We also Contacted Founding Member,  Charles Ray Jr who will not be attending dur to health concerns.

We heard that one Other Founding Member, Jerry Glaser, now in his 90's is living in Southern California but haven't been able to contact him.  Anyone out there that knows Jerry please contact us: 

Sadly we must note that another Founding Member, L.Brent Kiington, that we were in contact with passed away on Feb 7, 2013 at the age of 78.  Here is a link to his obituary:

There is a guest book at that site where you can leave a message of Condolence to Brent's Family
The remaining Founding Members are:

Founding Members who are deceased:


John Allgood 


Alex Bealer 


George Cobb


F.B. Daniel 


E. W. Horn


Jonathan Kehrer


L. Brent Kington


G. A. Long

J.R. Nelson 


Charles Ray Sr

Emmert Studebaker



Founding members we have no status of:


Don Hadley


Terry Nelms


Harry A. Sereno 


Dr. Calvin Smith


Wade Spooner

 James Stiso


Warren Turlington

If you have any information on any of the founding members that we haven't been in contact with, please let us know:

We would also like information on those Founding Members that are deceased. Biographical Info, Obituaries, Photographs of them and/or their Blacksmith Work, etc.


Bill Clemens

ABANA Member Services

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