The Northwest Area BOA June meeting was at Rusty Wheels, in Bellefonte. Dale called the meeting to order and acknowledge our newest members. Joe Alsobrooks is a new member, this was his second meeting. Garrett Manley attended last month’s meeting, and joined today. Logan Swanson and Eric Lindberg are also new members.
BOA members in attendance at this May 9th meeting included Joe Alsobrooks, Bill Angle, James Brantley, Dale Custer, Harold Enlow, Clyde Foster, Brian Griffith, Sam Hibbs, Bob Lock, Garrett Manley, Heidi McLaughlin, Robert Meuser, Cheryl Miskell, Elmer Polston, Logan Swanson, Hardy Todd, Ron Wells, and Ross Wilkinson. Guests included Ross Wilkinson’s youngest son, Daniel, and James Brantley’s wife, Frankie.
Dale reminded members that the July meeting will be at Robert Meuser’s forge in Mountain Home on July 11. The trade item is a spoon.
The August meeting will be at Cheryl Miskell’s house in Marble Falls. The trade item is TBD. Our September meeting will be at Tired Iron in Gentry.
Mark Morrow will finish the cutlass he forged at the May meeting for $75. Bob Lock made a motion that we pay Mark to finish the cutlass, Robert Meuser seconded, and members voted unanimously to pay Mark for a finished cutlass.
Danny Robb’s family sent a thank you to acknowledge the sympathy card we sent.
Bob Lock needs volunteers for WOW, which is scheduled for the same weekend as Harvest Homecoming.
Dale got a call from a museum in western Arkansas, wanting someone to teach blacksmithing. They want a class of 15 students, which will not work—so we are in negotiations. Dale emailed Bob Patrick about it, but he’s too busy.
Arkansas Natural Science Museum outside of Hot Springs wanted a demo, but they asked six days ago. We may do a demonstration in the future.
Bob Lock noted that Joe Alsobrooks volunteered last weekend and netted a one-on-one class with Bob Patrick as a result. Bob encourages all members to volunteer—no telling what will happen.
Hardy made a motion to adjourn, Bob seconded, and the meeting ended.