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    National convention 2016

    Well folks.jeff and diane did a fabulous job hosting the maine convention once again. Great food and plenty of much for the diet.wonderful accomodations and lots of iron to choose from during the room sales and the auction.kudos to sonny and his team for making that event successful.hope everyone had a safe drive home,and had as good of a time that me and my blushing bride had.sorry i could not give farewells to a lot of the membership, but this old dog is not as young an comfortable as i once was pounding the pavement for 12 hours anymore.great seeing you all again and meeting new friends as well.lets try this again next year in missouri..whether you’re from yale or jail i love you all.may the good lord to a liking to each and every one of you.dave and nancy lange

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    I believe you covered all bases Dave. It was indeed a wonderful time. Glad you are up and about and playing with iron again. Hugs to you and that blushing bride. Sonny

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    Sonny, are you going to have one of the girls or yourself post the realized prices from the auction? I missed about half of them myself.dave

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    Room sales all over the second floor, before and in between main events

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    Sonny McCarter, Len Lange, Shirley Willard

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    Jim Nance, Roy Meadows, Patty & Ron Barringer

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    clover leaf enameled iron (Maine)
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    A few of the many SHOW & TELL items discussed for us by
    Brad Schwarting, Perry Rapier, & Jeff Nicholas

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    Brad, Jeff & Perry

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    The auctioneer, Mike Hobbs, runners Scott McCarter, Trish Shafer, and Sonny McCarter all had a big workout as more than 150 items were sold at the annual member's auction. Some good bargains were gained by bidders and some excellent prices realized for sellers. Thanks to all who participated in one way or another.

    Attachment 2520 Scott

    Attachment 2521 Sonny

    Attachment 2522 Mike

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    Shirley Willard & Gail Parthree, accountants
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    Sample of some of the SWAP MEET tables

    Attachment 2525 Brad Schwarting

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    Marg O'Neil's nursery plate

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    Dave & Nancy Lange

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    Attachment 2529 Linda Lamb

    Attachment 2530 Josh Delp

    Attachment 2531 Jeff Nicholas

    Attachment 2532 Butch Parthree

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    Ann Smith talking to Cleone Leach

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    a small sample of George & Josh Delp's iron

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    Sorry I didn't get more pictures, but maybe some others will post.
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    2016 Convention Annual Meeting

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    Back row--directors: Tony Tschirky, Tom Moran, Larry O'Neil, Josh Delp, Joe Noto, Shirley Willard
    Front row--director Dave Lange; Trish Shafer--treasurer; Gail Parthree--secretary; Brad Schwarting--president; Scott McCarter, vice president; absent, Russ Howser, immediate past president

    the band plays throughout the evening
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    Banquet candids
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    the entree, Maine Lobster (or steak)
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    Diane & Jeff Nicholas--hosts--meritorious service award

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    Gail Parthree--President Schwarting's award

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    More than a dozen first time convention participants--each received a tote bag of goodies from awards chair person, Marg O'Neil

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