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February-March 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

April 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Message from the Guildmaster


Master Horner Carl Dumke (left) presents an award to Journeyman Jim Leach. Jim coordinated the event, gave his Master’s presentation and managed to win some awards along the way including Best of Show. Way to go Jim!

Spring sprung the other day and we woke up to two inches of snow! Bad enough we had a blizzard to travel to Carlisle back on the 5th but enough is enough. (It did snow on the day my Sister was born April 5, 1940). But blizzard or not many hardy Horners and their wives made the trek with temperatures in the teens and below to Carlisle. Saturday, the main lavatories both men and women’s failed so a couple of the two-holers back in the storage area got extra use.

In spite of the physical inconveniences, the event programs came off almost without a hitch. The business meeting voted to confirm the officers as Tom Ames, Guildmaster-elect; Art DeCamp, Treasurer; Russ Young, Secretary; and me Guildmaster. Art DeCamp reported we are down a little in year over year in the treasury but had a one time start-up expense to provide the Journeyman and Masters acknowledgement awards for all previous recipients and new awards.

The highlight of the meeting was the awarding to the Journeymen and Masters their Certificates of achievment and the “tools of the trade”. Tom Ames had prepared the ceremony wording, and I as Guildmaster, read, the thoughtful prose of accomplishment and purpose for each item individually handed out to the recipients. Jim Leach put on a enjoyable and informational Master’s presentation on “Blowing Horns”. You could have heard a pin drop during the whole hour and a half of the Seminar/ conversation of Jay Hopkins, Art DeCamp, Roland Cadle and Wallace Gusslar. Outstanding!

Look for more information in the next addition of the Horn Book. Only available if your membership is paid up.

Best regards,

Dick Toone

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