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NOTE: If You wish to host a regional meeting in your region, please fill out the
Regional Meeting Hosting Form and send the completed form to the Newsletter editor.

All Regional Meetings are Free to Attend and are Always Open to Any Member or Guest

JULY 2017
1 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Marshall Hager at his shop north of Sand Springs. 5716 N Hwy 97, Sand Springs, OK 74063. Go north out of Sand Springs on HWY 97 about 7 miles. There is a sign on the west side of the highway in the shape of a goat that says “Kids For Sale.” The trade item is anything camp related. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or desert to help out. There is a swimming pool available if it is hot. Contact: Marshall Hager 918-245-1291 or Cell 918-520-8516. Hlacres@aol.com
8 South East Regional Meeting - hosted by Byron Doner at his shop located at 6520 Alameda, Norman, OK 73026. Instead of a trade item, the intent is for this to be a day of making tools to donate for the 2017 SCABA Conference Toolbox. (See more detail elsewhere in this newsletter.) Everyone who makes or donates a hand made tool will be eligible for a drawing to take home an extra tool made that day. Lunch will be provided but please feel free to bring a side item or dessert to help out if you want. Contact: Byron Doner at 405-650-7520 or byrondoner@esok.us if you have questions.
15 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
22 North West Regional Meeting - hosted by Roy Bell at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum Shop in Elk City. The trade item is a knife. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Roy Bell at 580-309-4513 if you have questions.
29 FULL!!! HAMMER MAKING WORKSHOP - A hammer making workshop will be held in the NE region on the July 29th fifth Saturday. The workshop will be held in the Tulsa area at 1924 N Joplin Ave, Tulsa, OK. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Doug Redden for details and to register. Doug Redden: 918-230-2960 or Doug.Redden2@att.net. For insurance purposes, all attendees MUST be SCABA members or must join during the class.
AUGUST 2017
5 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Billy Helton at his shop at 18633 S. Fern Pl, Claremore, Oklahoma 74017. Directions: East out of Claremore on Hwy 20 approx 8.5 miles to Ns 4230 (sinors gas station on the left) at 4230 turn left (north) go approx 2.5 miles turn right (east) on RD 460. Go approx 1 mile to Rd 4240, turn right. The trade item will be a Friedrich’s Cross. Lunch will be provided (pulled pork). Please bring a side dish or desert to help out. Contact Billy Helton at 918-230-1773 if you have questions.
12 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Ronnie Smith at the Camp Hope Kids Ranch, 400 N. Ash, McAlester, OK 74501. Directions: One mile west of the Indian Nation Turnpike on Hwy 270 at the Cattleman’s Association Building. The trade item is anything from a Rail Road Spike. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Ronnie Smith at 918-916-3426 or camphope321@yahoo.com.
15 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
26 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Dorvan Ivey at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum shop in Elk City. The trade item is to be a fish gig. Lunch is provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Dorvan Ivey at 580-821-4771 if you have questions.
SEPTEMBER 2017
2 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Tracy Cowart at Dan Cowart’s shop at 10380 N 4010 Road, Wann, OK 74083. The trade item is an adjustable hook of some sort (like a trammel hook.) Lunch will be provided (smoked brisket) but please bring a side dish or desert to help out (salad, dessert, picnic fare, etc..) Contact: Tracy Cowart 918-630-7025, gtcowart@gmail.com
9 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Ben Hangsleben at 42 Rabbit Run, Choctaw, Oklahoma 73020. The trade item is anything made of metal and wood. Lunch is provide but please bring a side item or dessert to help out. Contact Ben Hangsleben at 405-517-7010 or bhangsleben@gmail.com if you have questions.
16 South West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Jim Dyer and JJ McGill in conjunction with the Murray County Antique Tractor & Implement Association show. The trade item is a three tine pitchfork. Lunch will be on your own. The blacksmiths are invited to a free thank you dinner by the Tractor Club at 6 PM. Directions are 7 miles north of Sulphur on Hwy 177 then east ¾ mile on Tractor Road. If you need more information, contact Jim Dyer at 580-465-3265.
23 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Don Garner at the Fairview Tractor Show. Directions: 1 ½ miles east of Fairview on Hwy 58. Watch for signs on the north side of the road. Trade item is to be determined. Lunch will be on your own. Contact Don Garner at 580-302-1845.
30 Fifth Saturday - OPEN
OCTOBER 2017
7 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Josh Perkins at his place, 9620 N. 4270, Chelsea, OK. Phone: 918-269-3523, email: perk3c251@gmail.com. The Trade Item: Candle Holder. Lunch will be provided.
14 South East Regional Meeting - Note: This date will also be the Conference Work Day in Sulphur. There will be a lot of Pre-Conference set up and camaraderie. All volunteers are welcome and will receive Conference Toolbox and Quilt tickets for helping. (See info elsewhere in the October 2017 Newsletter .)
21-22 CONFERENCE WEEKEND - Murray County Antique Tractor Show grounds, Sulphur, OK.
♦ 2017 SCABA Conference Info & Registration Form
28 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Corey Spieker at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum shop in Elk City. The trade item is a set of hinges for a small box (jewelry box or similar). Lunch is provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Corey Spieker at 580-799-1736 if you have questions. Fairview Tractor Show.
NOVEMBER 2017
4 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
11 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Bill Phillips at his shop at 14360 State Hwy 113, Indianola, OK 74442. The trade item is something made from 3/8” round rod. Lunch is provide but please bring a side item or dessert to help out. Contact Bill Phillips at 918-200-4263 or bullissac@yahoo.com
18 South West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Anthony Griggs at his shop located at 345387 East Hwy 18B, Sparks, OK 74869. Rock house on the south side of the road on the hill. The trade item will be a blacksmith’s double caliper. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Please bring extra chairs if you want to sit and visit outside. Contact: Anthony Griggs at 918-866-2252
25 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Bob Kenemer at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum shop in Elk City. Trade item is any cooking tool to be used on the grille (steak turner, spatula, etc.) Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Bob Kennemer at 580- 799-1878 or bob.kennemer@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
DECEMEBER 2017
2 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
9 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
16 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
23 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Mandell Greteman
30 5th Saturday - OPEN

2017 ANNUAL SALTFORK CRAFTSMEN ARTIST BLACKSMITH CONFERENCE
The dates for the 2017 SCABA Conference have been set for October 21st and 22nd . The conference will again be held at the Murray County Antique Tractor Show grounds in Sulphur, OK. Mark your calendars!
♦ 2017 SCABA Conference Info & Registration Form



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