2011 MHA Annual Meeting
Wildacres, North Carolina — April 18 – 24, 2011
Annual Business Meeting with the outgoing Board of Directors.
Elections were held and Steve Bushway (right) is the new President
The new Board of Directors
Dave Misiuk (Treasurer)
Brian Klipfel (Secretary)
Dan Givens (Vice President)
Steve Bushway (President),
Executive Director Dick Smith congratulates Doug Hargrave, who was voted the recipient
of the 2011 Jerry Frisch Award, for outstanding contributions to MHA.
Jerry Frisch presented the first module of the new MHA Masonry Heaters 101 course, intended to orient newcomers.
Other Seminars were:
Combustion, with Norbert Senf
Sketchup, with Carsten Homstead and Dave Misiuk
Refractories, with John Koprevich from Snow Shoe Refractories
Black Oven / White Oven Discussion
Ask the Experts Session
The food at Wildacres was great as ever, 3 squares per day.
Pizza Oven Workshop with Pat Manley
Five Run Heater workshop with Norbert Senf and Brian Klipfel
Corner Heater workshop with David Moore
Cookstove Workshop with Jerry Frisch
Tulikivi Kouta C Workshop with Doug Hren
Stone Facing Workshop with Steve Bushway and Steve Cohan
Arch Workshop with Chris Prior and Walt Kelly
Bricklaying 101 Workshop with Tom Trout
Impromptu Rocket Stove with Max Edleson
Five Minute Oven by Marty Pearson
6th Annual Auction. Over $15,000.00 was raised this year.
A special thank you to Marty Pearson, auctioneer extraordinaire.
Once Pat Manley’s oven was finished, it was immediately fired up for the traditional Friday Fiesta de Pizza, marking the end
of the formal worshops. Everybody kicked back, and tried some fantastic pizzas. Special thanks to the musicians, Tom Trout for the dough
and toppings, Frank Giammaria for someÂ xtra special toppings, and Chuck Larson for the California wines.
Saturday was teardown and cleanup. It went extra smoothly this year.