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December 2015 Newsletter.

The December meeting and holiday party was hosted at the home forge!

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Elections for officers for 2016-2017 were held and the Tom Copas award was bestowed on a worthy recipient.

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Many thanks to everyone who brought snacks and treats for the party, and all the excellent items for the Iron-in-the-Hat!


Election Results for the 2016-2017 officers:

Andrew Messersmith, President

Joe Pyle, Vice President

Joe Babb, Secretary/Treasurer

Brad Greenwood, Librarian

And in January the guild will bestow the Tom Copas award on Brad Greenwood for his outstanding service to the guild and dedication to the art and craft of blacksmithing.


After a lot of CRBG business discussion at the January meeting, the guild officers would like to remind all members and visitors of the importance of following good safety practices in and around the shop – safety glasses and appropriate clothing and footwear are required – and all attendees should read and acknowledge the safety policy notice posted in the shop.

As part of our commitment to safety, all new and returning members will be asked, upon paying their membership dues, to sign a copy of our liability waiver to be kept on file. Visitors shall be asked to sign a “visitor” copy of the waiver on each visit. No persons under the age of 18 will be admitted without the presence of a legal guardian. And, lastly, a note that attendance of workshops is limited to paid members only. Visitors are welcome to observe our meetings and demonstrations.


Anyone interested in doing a demo or hosting a meeting at their home forge is encouraged to volunteer for a month of their choosing:

January 31st Sunday – Meeting and Demo by Joe Babb, Home Forge 1:30pm

February 28th Sunday – Meeting and Demo, Home Forge 1:30pm

March 20th Sunday – Meeting, Home Forge 1:30pm

April 24th Sunday – Meeting, Home Forge 1:30pm

May 29th Sunday – Meeting, 1:30pm

June 26th Sunday – Meeting, Home Forge 1:30pm

July 16th Saturday – Joint Meeting with AACB, House Mountain Baptist Church 9:00am

August 28th Sunday – Meeting, Home Forge 1:30pm

September 25th Sunday – Meeting, Home Forge 1:30pm

October 30th Sunday – Meeting, Home Forge 1:30pm

November 20th Sunday – Meeting, Home Forge 1:30pm

December 18th Sunday – Meeting and Holiday Party, Home Forge 1:30pm

Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend our regular meetings. Meetings are usually held the last Sunday of the month. If you wish to attend, please contact any of the officers at

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