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
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.
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.