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Executive Officers:



Phil Heath



Eric Johnson



Keith Kuck



Mike Briskin


Committee Chairs:


Newsletter Editor

Josh Fikentscher


Membership Chairman

Tamara Taysom


Web Master

Eric Johnson



George Anderton


"Friends of the Gulf Branch Nature Center" Representative:

David Murphy


The Blacksmiths' Guild of the Potomac, Inc.
Gulf Branch Nature Center
3608 North Military Road
Arlington, VA. 22207

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Hello Folks,

I wanted to thank Penny and Bob Dixon-Gumm for the outstanding work they have done for the guild as our Membership Chairwomen and Newsletter Editor (respectively) for the last few years. Both of these jobs take quite an investment of time and effort to produce, and they have both done an outstanding job for the guild.

Recently they have expressed an interest in handing off these positions and we have been fortunate to have a couple of guild members step up as replacements. Tamara Taysom will be taking over for the Membership Chair and Josh Fikentscher will be taking over the Newsletter Editors position. I will post the new contact information after Penny and Bob complete the hand-off.
Thanks guys!

In other news, we will be having Caitlin Morris give a demo for us on November 4th. I have added her website to the “Links” page. (fixed the link, sorry)

I have also added “Metal Supermarkets” to the links page. Several members have said good things about them. They have a large variety in stock, will cut/sell by the foot, and have no minimums.

See you at the forge,


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      Spring Fling Information

Spring Fling 2017 Details

April 21,22 & 23

Kim Thomas
Richard Sulivan


New Location for 2017: Clear Brook, Virginia.

New! 2017 Flyer

Old Invites & Registration forms
(for reference)
2016 Invitation Document
2016 Registration Document

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Shop Meetings

7:30 PM 1st and 3rd Fridays
of each month.

In the Forge at the Gulf Branch Nature Center

3608 North Military Rd.,  Arlington, VA

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      Last Updated: 8-9-2016

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