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OBG NEWSLETTER
February 2021
Next Meeting
April 3, 2021 
Location: Ty Parker's Shop
Address:  76 Hester Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029
Demonstration: TBD

** Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.  We also ask that if you or a family member are ill or high risk that you do not attend. **
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2021 SBA Conference Cancelled
Deadline for Scholarship Applications is March 6, 2021

Tim Reynolds

We are sad to announce that long time OBG member Tim Reynolds of Americus passed away on 6 December 2020.  In Tim's will, he was kind enough to leave his entire collection of tools and equipment to the Guild.  The Board of Directors has been working with Tim's widow, Kathy, to inventory Tim's library of Blacksmithing books, magazines and newsletters along with the tools and equipment.
We are beyond grateful to Tim and Kathy for this generous donation.  

Obituary for Tim Reynolds

 

Annual Dues

Annual Dues are $25 for individuals and $35 for families

We now Accept the following payment options:

Venmo - @ocmulgee-blacksmith

Cash App - $Ocmulgeeblacksmith

Pay Pal - obgtreasurer@gmail.com (be sure to use Friends and Family)

Check/Mail -  OBG, c/o Dauset Trails, PO Box 1246, Jackson, GA 30233

If you have for questions or concerns email the OBG Treasurer: obgtreasurer@gmail.com

Membership Application Page

Scholarships

If you intend to apply for a Scholarship be sure to have your dues paid no later than January 31, 2021

Applications are due by March 6, 2021. The application and qualification requirements/rules can be found at the below link below.

Scholarship Page

Raffle Donations                               
The OBG is going to try doing a couple of Raffles in 2021.  We need some donations from Members.  Donations should be Blacksmith and/or Bladesmith related. 

If you have an item for donation please send pictures to OcmulgeeBlacksmiths@gmail.com 

Meetings

 We understand and share your frustration with the lack of meetings for the past year.  We want to assure you the Board of Directors is working hard to figure out various ways for us to meet.  We currently have a meeting scheduled for April 3rd at Ty Parker's shop in Forsyth.   We look forward to seeing you all there. 


If you are willing to host a meeting or have an idea for hosting meetings or smaller gatherings that allow us to abide by the current COVID restrictions, please email us or contact a member of the Board of Directors.   

Tutorial: Turkey Foot Fire Poker
This is a great project for beginners that practices many of the fundamental blacksmithing skills such as drawing, tapering and forge welding
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