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

JANUARY 2017
7 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
14 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Byron Doner at his shop located at 6520 Alameda, Norman, OK 73026. The trade item will be a pair of tongs. Byron will have two types of tong blanks available at the meeting. 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 if you have questions.
21 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
28 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Monte Smith at his shop at 8848 N. 2010 Rd, Hammon, OK, 73650 Mandell Greteman's shop in Foss, OK. The trade item is something made from a horseshoe. 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 2017
4 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
11 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
11 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - In the Tulsa area at 1924 N Joplin Ave, Tulsa, OK. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Doug Redden to register. (In case of bad weather, contact Doug) 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.
18 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
18 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - at the Route 66 Blacksmith Shop Museum in Elk City. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Mandell Greteman to register. In case of bad weather contact Mandell Greteman: 580-515-1292 or mandell01@windstream.net. For insurance purposes, all attendees MUST be SCABA members or must join during the class.
25 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Rory Kirk at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum shop in Elk City. The trade item is a door knocker. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side item or desert to help out. Contact Rory Kirk at 580-497-6426 if you have questions.
25 3RD FEB. BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - In the Tulsa area at 1924 N Joplin Ave, Tulsa, OK. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Doug Redden to register. (In case of bad weather, contact Doug) 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.
MARCH 2017
4 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
11 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. The trade item will be “something with a scroll in it.” There will be jigs and material at the meeting for anyone to use. NOTE: there will be a drawing among all those who submit a trade item for a shop made jig! Lunch will be provided but please feel free to bring a side item or dessert to help out if you want. Contact:Bruce Willenberg at 405-227-4547 or brskw1976@yahoo.com if you have questions.
18 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL and was actually split into two classes to meet the demand!** There will be a Beginning Blacksmith Workshop at Byron Doner’s shop in Norman. 6520 Alameda, Norman, OK 73026. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class starts at 8:00 AM. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Byron Doner to register. Byron Doner: 405-650-7520 or byrondoner@esok.us. For insurance purposes, all attendees MUST be SCABA members or must join during the class.
18 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
25 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Kelly Killhoffer at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum Shop in Elk City. The trade item is a tomahawk. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Kelly Killhoffer at 580-243-9355 if you have questions
APRIL 2017
1 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Doug Reddin at the Will Rogers Birth Place Ranch in Oologah. From the intersection of Hwy 88 and Hwy 169, go two miles north then turn east and go two miles to the park entrance. The trade item is a hand garden tool. Lunch will be provided (goulash) but please bring a side item or desert to help out. Contact Doug Redden at 918-230-2960 if you have questions.
8 South East Regional Meeting - SCABA ANNUAL PICNIC Held at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum in Elk City. The Elk City Chamber of Commerce is providing 150 packets with free tickets to the Route 66 Museum complex and shopping coupons. (First come, First Served for attendees until the packets run out.)
This year, during the picnic, there will be a three-link chain making competition with two levels of entry. The plan is to have a chain making demo before the competition for those that want some pointers. The preliminary idea is to judge the chains on form, dimension and aesthetics. This will not be a speed based contest. Any additional rules for the competition will be provided at the picnic. There are several good chain making videos on Youtube if you want to get a head start and practice. Search for Rowan Taylor and Mark Aspery - both have some good information on the subject. There is also a how-to article in the December 2015 SCABA newsletter on page 33 and a storyboard on page 15 of the January 2016 SCABA newsletter that shows a good view of what the scarf should look like. The October 2015 SCABA newsletter has a brief illustrated section on chain welding on page 12.
Gary Seigrist will be the grill master and will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a side dish or dessert of your choice to round out the meal choices.

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

15 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
22 North West Regional Meeting - hosted by Don Garner at Old Settlers Reunion in Cheyenne, OK. This event is held every five years in Cheyenne to celebrate the Land Run of April 19, 1892. There will be many other attractions and an Arts & Crafts show at the event. The trade item is a set of manacles (handcuffs/shackles). You can find many historical examples on the Internet by searching for those keywords. There will be a free BBQ lunch provided at noon in the Ag Pavillion by Security State Bank. And various food vendors will be available at the site. Contact Don Garner at 580-661-2607 if you have questions.
29 Fith Saturday - OPEN
MAY 2017
6 North East Regional Meeting - Co-Hosted by Jim Carothers and Tom Nelson, will be at the blacksmith shop in Pawhuska, OK. This shop is behind ( S ) of the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce office building. Address: 210 W Main St, Pawhuska, OK 74056 Phone:(918) 287-1208. Plan to be there about 9AM to get stuff set up. We'll need to bring a couple of portable forges, tools, coal, etc. I can bring my portable smithing stuff and campfire gear for making coffee. Bring some lawn chairs and a camp table; extra aprons, gloves, etc. would be good too. Last year we had several new people want to try their hand at smithing. Lunch: I'll plan to bring beans and cornbread ( Dutch oven made on site ) for lunch along with bowls, plastic spoons, napkins, etc. Someone will need to bring drinks; someone will need to bring a desert or two. Anyone up for cranking some homemade ice cream? If we left the lid off for a few minutes, we could call it "coal dust ripple" ice cream. Trade Item: Make or donate a tool for the Pawhuska shop. For more info: 580-307-5152 cell frontiershop@wildblue.net
13 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Ronnie Smith at the Camp Hope Kids Ranch at 400 N. A St. McAlester, OK 74501. The trade item will be a cross. Lunch will be provided but please feel free to bring a side item or dessert to help out. Contact:Ronnie Smith at 918-916-3426 or camphope321@yahoo.com if you have questions.
20 South West Regional Meeting - Hosted by JJ McGill a the Murray County antique tractor show grounds location. This meeting will host Boy Scouts from Tulsa. About 65 Scouts are expected 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 flint striker. 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.
27 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Mandell Greteman at his shop in Foss, OK. The trade item is a garden tool with a socket. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Mandell at 580-515-1292 if you have questions.
JUNE 2017
3 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Gerald Brostek at his shop at 237 N. Crabtree Road, Muskogee, Ok 74403. The trade item will be a knife shoe horn. Anyone wanting to bring a portable forge set up would be great. Lunch will be provided. Please bring a side dish or desert to help out. Contact Gerald Brostek at 918-687-1927 or gerald.brostek@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
10 South East Regional Meeting - will be hosted by David Kroier. His address is 10905 N E 10th Street Midwest City OK 73130. Just west of Westminster 100 yards on north side of street For the trade item, please make your signature, or favorite thing, then we can trade different things! Hot dogs will be the lunch so maybe bring a side or desert. For more info contact David: hersir@sbglobal.net or cell phone 405-760-2522
17 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
24 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Terry Kauk at his home/shop in Leedey, OK at 8411 N 2080 Rd. About 2 miles south of Leedey, go east at the intersection of Hwy 34 and Hwy 47. Go 2 miles east from the intersection, then 2 miles south, then 2 miles east, then approximately 1 1/8 miles south. Look for a two story brick house with tan shop north of the house. Trade item is a Cross. Lunch is provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Terry Kauk at 580-821-0139 if you have questions
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
12 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Ronnie Smith
15 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
26 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Dorvan Ivey
SEPTEMBER 2017
2 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Tracy Cowart
9 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
16 South West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Jim Dyer - JJ McGill - Sulphur Tractor Show
23 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Don Garner - Fairview Tractor Show
30 Fifth Saturday - OPEN

22ND 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!



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