The Northwest Area BOA April meeting took place at Tired Iron, in Gentry. Ron Wells played chauffeur to Tom Bates, Harold Enlow, and yours truly. Ron brought along his repurposed Ford truck bed trailer loaded with the accoutrements necessary for a BOA demonstration. Tired Iron was rather soggy, having endured a steady rain for most of the morning.
BOA members in attendance at this April 18th meeting included Dale Custer, Ross Wilkinson, Harold Enlow, Ed Osoris, Clyde Foster, Bryan Parson, Wayne Bollman, Ron Wells, Jessy Parsons, Steve Low, Hardy Todd, Cheryl Miskell, Tom Bates and Robin Grattidge. Guests included Neal Bollin, Daniel Wilkinson, A. R. Wilkinson, and Michelle Woodward.
Dale Custer called the meeting to order at midday.
Dale asked members to be sure to get packets of business cards to hand out. He also reminded members that Bob Patrick will be offering two classes at Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Bob is featured on the cover of the ESSA course catalog.
Next month’s meeting is at Cheryl Miskell’s home in Marble Falls. The trade item is a corkscrew. During this meeting, Mark Morrow (past president of BOA) will demonstrate how to make a cutlass. The June meeting will be at Rusty Wheels in Bellefonte. The trade item is a trivet.
Dale welcomed new member Robin Grattidge, and our guests (listed herein above).
Bob Lock is ready to hold the drawing for his anvil after the meeting. Ross Wilkinson has a bag of stainless steel rings to hand out.
Ron Wells discussed the sales table, noting that Tom Bates provided most of the items for this meeting. Ron encouraged all members to contribute items for the sales table. Ron also has a new, updated membership list, for anyone who wants a hard copy.
Cheryl Miskell, NWBOA Secretary