ABANA's Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Editors
The Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America, Inc. (ABANA) is run by a board of 15 directors elected by the membership. These elected volunteers serve as officers, committee chairpersons and members of committees. Five of the 15 directors are elected each year for a three-year term.
Business meetings of the ABANA Board are held annually near the 15th of November. On the even years, an additional meeting is held at the ABANA international conference in typically June or July. Between meetings, business is conducted by phone, mail, fax, and email.
ABANA Board Elections
Each year 5 board members are elected for a 3-year term.
To run for election,
- A nominating petition signed by at least 10 ABANA members,
- A photograph
- A candidate statement
Submitted to ABANA’s Home Office by the deadline date: May 15
All candidates who meet this deadline will be listed on the official ballot form.
Sep 1: Notice of election published in the Anvil’s Ring
May 15: Nominations deadline – Candidate statements will be published in the Anvil’s Ring
Jun 1: Candidate Statements and Ballots Published in the Anvil’s Ring
Aug 15: Ballot postmark deadline, submitted to:
PO Box 462
Johnstown, PA 15907
September: Notification to elected Board members
Fall: Board Meeting (Specific place and time to be determined) New Board members assume their duties.