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NOTE: If You wish to host a regional meeting in your region, please fill out the
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All Regional Meetings are Free to Attend and are Always Open to Any Member or Guest

JANUARY 2018
6 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
13 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
20 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
27 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Monte Smith at his shop at 8848 N. 2010 Rd, Hammon, OK, 73650. The trade item is a backscratcher. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. From Hammon, go 7 miles north on HWY 34 to E0880 Rd (There is a Moorewood Baptist Church sign) then turn west and go 3 miles. Turn South and go ½ mile to the entrance on the east side of the road. Contact Monte Smith at 580-497-6015 if you have questions.
February 2018
3 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Bill Kendall's shop. The address for Bill's shop is 5245 South Peoria, Tulsa OK 74105. It is located behind "Anna & June's Beauty Supplies on South Peoria. The trade item is a heart (Because it's February). Lunch will be provided but bring a side dish or desert to help out. Contact: Bill Kendall 918-691-2173. "This is our first get together in a while so let's enjoy a good visit. If you made something neat bring it and show us what you made. Looking forward to visiting with you."
10 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
17 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
24 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Rory Kirk at Mandell Greteman’s shop in Foss, Ok. The trade item is a five link forged chain out of 3/8” material with a forged hook on one end. Lunch is provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Rory Kirk at 580-497-6426 if you have questions.
March 2018
3 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
10 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Bruce Willenberg at his shop located at 12250 Nelson Lane, Norman, OK 73026. Take Hwy 9 east from Norman to 120th St. Then go south 1.5 miles to Nelson Lane (old country dirt road.) Then go east 200 yards to first drive on the south. There will be signs. The trade item will be something from the garden or orchard (apple, pepper, acorn, etc.) Lunch will be provided (chili) but please feel free to bring a side item or dessert to help out. Contact:Bruce Willenberg at 405-227-4547 or brskw1976@yahoo.com if you have questions.
17 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
24 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Mandell Greteman at his shop in Foss, OK. The trade item is a set of three different sized drifts. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Mandell Greteman at 580-515-1292 if you have questions
31 BEGINNER BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP - **UPDATE** This Class is CURRENTLY FULL. To get on a waiting list CALL Mandell (Phone Calls Preferred over e-mail) The workshop is to be held at Byron Doner’s shop. 6520 Alameda, Norman OK 73026. Contact Mandell Greteman to register, mandell01@windstream.net, 580-515-1292.
31 BEGINNER BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP - To be held at Bill Kendall’s shop. 5245 South Peoria, Tulsa OK 74105. It is located behind Anna & June's Beauty Supplies on South Peoria. Contact Tracy Cowart to register. 918-630-7025 or gtcowart@gmail.com, 580-515-1292. There are 3 to 5 slots remaining. If you are interested in this class, please register as soon as possible!
April 2018
7 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
14 South East Regional Meeting - SCABA PICNIC Held at Bill Phillips’ Shop., 14360 State Hwy 113, Indianola, OK 74442. This year, the contest is planned to be making five S-Hooks in 30 minutes out of 3/8” round rod, 10” long. There will be two levels of entry, beginner and master class. Additional details and final rules for the competition will be provided at the picnic.

The lunch menu will be hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a side dish or dessert of your choice to round out the meal choices. As an added bonus, there are some items left over from the 2017 SCABA Conference including demo items made by Lyle Wynn, Stan Bryant and Bob Patrick. There are also some left over Iron in the Hat items. These items will either be auctioned off or available in a ticket/drawing format at the picnic!

This is a family based event for all members and guests so please plan to attend!

Contact Bill Phillips if you have questions:918-200-4263 or bullissac@yahoo.com

21 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
28 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Bob Kennemer at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum Shop in Elk City. The trade item is anything made out of a horseshoe. Lunch is provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Bob Kennemer at 580-799-1878 if you have questions.

NOTE: There is a special guest demonstrator, Dustin Mace, tentatively scheduled to attend the meeting depending on whether or not the Army has other ideas for his schedule at that time. Bob said that Dustin is an impressive blacksmith. This will be a meeting you won’t want to miss

MAY 2018
5 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Dan Cowart at 10380 N. 4010 Rd. Wann, OK 74083. The E-mail address is ddcowart@gmail.com and the cell phone number is 918-440-0653. He will cook a couple of port butts and have some sides. Please fill free to bring other sides and desert. The trade item will be a letter opener. If you know someone that doesn't have e-mail you might tell them about the meeting.
12 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
19 South West Regional Meeting - Hosted by J.J. McGill at the Murray County antique tractor show grounds location. This meeting will host Boy Scouts from Tulsa plus Leaders and Parents. Any smiths that would like to help out educating and working with the young Scouts are greatly appreciated. The trade item is a Dutch Oven Lid Lifter. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Directions: 7 miles north of Sulphur on Hwy 177 then east ¾ mile on Tractor Road. Contact JJ McGill at 580-369-1042 if you have questions.
26 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Don Garner at his shop at 23713 E. 860 Rd, Thomas, OK. Directions: Go one mile west, then one mile north of Thomas. The trade item is a Colonial Thumb Latch. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or desert to help out. Contact: Don Garner 580-302-1845.
JUNE 2018
2 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
9 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Ronnie Smith
16 South West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Ricky Vardell
23 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Terry Kauk
30 5th Saturday - OPEN

2018 ANNUAL SALTFORK CRAFTSMEN ARTIST BLACKSMITH CONFERENCE
The dates for the 2018 SCABA Conference have been set for the October 13th Weekend. Mark your calendars!

JJ McGill has secured commitments for two demonstrators for the 2018 SCABA Annual Conference. This year, we will have Bob Bergeman and Pepe Gomez. Bob Bergeman is well known for a variety of forging techniques with a focus on using power hammers.

Pepe Gomez is well known in the knife making circles for his amazing pattern welding (aka “damascus”.)

As we have done for two years now, there will be workshops with these demonstrators following the conference. More information and details will be provided when available so stay tuned!



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