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Board of Directors:



Eric Johnson



Josh Fikentscher



Keith Kuck



Mike Briskin


Tie Breaker:

Skip Roberts


Paul Hollis


George Anderton


Alex Hinman


Tamara Taysom


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Newsletter Editor

Josh Fikentscher


Membership Chairman

Tamara Taysom


Web Master

Eric Johnson



George Anderton



Alex Hinman


"Friends of the Gulf Branch Nature Center" Representatives:

Josh Fikentscher & Eric Johnson


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

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Hello Folks,

We have known for some time that Philís wife Candee has been dealing with a serious health issue, but Phil has asked for privacy while he and Candee are dealing with this. As a result we have not sent out much information. Given his current priorities, he does not have time to answer emails and phone messages. Please respect this request.

As you may have seen on facebook, Phil is trying to sell some of his larger projects that he had been keeping for himself including a very large and detailed chest and his throne. This is to help with the medical bills.

We discussed among the board members something meaningful that could be done by the guild to help and Alex came up with the go-fund-me page. I am sure any donation you can make will be helpful.

(click here) Thank you Phil and Candee

I hope to see you around, and with happier news,

Thank You!
I was talking to Phil Heath and he wanted me to thank all of our volunteers that helped run Spring Fling this year. For those who donít know, Phil was texting several people all weekend asking if everything was OK. He was quite relieved to hear how well things went.
Thanks Everyone,

I have made a new page to list the many new demonstrations that have been requested from different people contacting BGOP.
(click here) New Demonstration Opportunities

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      Spring Fling Information

Spring Fling 2018 Details

April 20,21 & 22

Peter Ross
Richard Sulivan


Clear Brook, Virginia.

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      Last Updated: 7/20/2018

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