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    Wildacres, North Carolina — April 18 – 24, 2011

    The Masonry Heater Association - Wildacres 2011

    The Masonry Heater Association - Wildacres 2011
    Annual Business Meeting with the outgoing Board of Directors.
    Elections were held and Steve Bushway (right) is the new President

    The Masonry Heater Association - Wildacres 2011
    The new Board of Directors
    From left:
    Eric Moshier
    Dave Misiuk (Treasurer)
    Brian Klipfel (Secretary)
    Dan Givens (Vice President)
    Steve Bushway (President),
    Ed Small


    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 some xtra special toppings, and Chuck Larson for the California wines.










    Saturday was teardown and cleanup. It went extra smoothly this year.

    group photo
    Group Photo

    group photo
    New President Steve Bushway on the right. Past Presidents (left to right): Glenn Overk, Jerry Frisch, Pat Manley, Norbert Senf