APRIL 14 – 20, 2014
Cost: $425 per person (Includes lodging, meals, seminars & workshops.Not included: HMED class and NFI Certification Class)
Location: Wildacres – Little Switzerland, NC

Download the Annual Meeting Agenda, Seminar and Workshop Schedule
Download the
Design Contest rules

A Summary of Activities at the AGM

– Business meeting with committee updates, including N.S.P.S.
– Jerry Frisch Award


  • The Kachelofen – It’s History, Functionality and Construction by Jessica Steinhauser and Mario Zauner.
  • Domestic Hot Water Installation by Joe Copeland
  • “A Most Unique & Challenging Heater Build” by Jerry Frisch
  • Masons On A Mission by Pat Manley

Plus other seminars still being worked on

– Educational Classes:

  • Masonry Heater Basics and Theory – HMED class
  • National Fireplace Institute Certification in Wood Fired Appliances
  • Basic and Advanced Sketchup Classes

– Workshops:

  • Bricklaying Clinic
  • Construction of a pizza bake oven
  • Kachelofen Construction
  • Masonry heater with domestic water & testing
  • Finnish Contraflow construction for the beginner

– Mini Clinics:

  • Door install
  • Damper installs
  • Castables
  • Chimney connections
  • Finishes – Brick and Stucco

– Annual Auction
– Fiesta de Pizza (pizza party)
– Design contest for masonry heaters, bake ovens and masonry projects:
Design contest rules

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