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Serve on the AFS TC Board of Directors

Serve on the AFS TC Board of Directors

“Have you said ‘yes’ yet?” There are openings for volunteers to serve on the AFS TC Board of Directors. During the pandemic, the members of the board agreed to stay in their current positions until we are able to conduct an in-person Business Meeting (tentatively in May), electing the incoming officers and directors. While we currently have Travis Bodick, Carley Foundry, as Chair, the following are the openings and the tentative slate of officers and directors for the election:

2021-2022 Executive Officers: 2022 Directors 2023 Directors 2024 Directors
Chairman: Steve Burch Josh Jaycox Pat Badzinski Nate Reinke
Vice Chair: OPENING Neil Kniseley Joe Kranz Don Sheele
Asst. Vice: Steve Coozennoy Shawn Conners Clint Potter ***
Sec/Treas: Joy Clifford      
Past Chair: Travis Bodick      

*** Ideally, the chapter has 3 directors per term. If you are interested in serving the chapter as a 2024 director, please contact

How to Support AFS Twin Cities

How to Support AFS Twin Cities

Be an active AFS member by registering and attending our virtual monthly meetings. In addition, you may contribute monetarily to our chapter. Our sponsors and website/newsletter advertisers continue to be an important part of the chapter’s ongoing operations during the unusual pandemic times. If possible, please support us, and continue to patronize the following companies and thank them for supporting the American Foundry Society and the Twin Cities Chapter.
PLATINUM American Colloid (Minerals Technologies, Inc.), Badger Mining Corporation, Carpenter Brothers, Inc., Grede – St. Cloud, Joest, Inc.
GOLD Craft Pattern & Mold
SILVER Fire Brick Engineers, HA – International, Northern Iron, Pier Foundry, Refractory Insulation Supply, Smith Foundry Co.

 $ ______________ Donate a charitable contribution to AFS Twin Cities 501c(6).

 Platinum Advertiser $500
Premium web ad logo “sidebar” links to your website.
Newsletter ad in all issues, logo in golf program.

 Gold Advertiser $400
Logo on sponsor page links to your website.
Newsletter ad twice per year, logo in golf program.

 Silver Advertiser $300
Company Name on sponsor page links to your website.
Newsletter ad twice per year, logo in golf program.

76th Annual AFS TC Golf Outing

76th Annual AFS TC Golf Outing

After a great day on the course, the following teams took home the trophies:

1st place gross: Spectro Alloys team – Luke Palen, Dennis Pfeifer, Alex Harrington, Rudy Stauffacher



2nd place: Carpenter Brothers team – Joe Kranz, Greg Leier, Darrin Carlson, Judd Nordquist



1st place: Ervin Industries team – KC Monti, Josh Welliver, Greg Sornberger, Jason Torrence



Tee up for a great cause by taking part in the 76th Annual AFS TC Golf Outing on Monday, August 16th, 2021 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota

The Twin Cities Chapter of the American Foundry Society (AFS) has been providing over $10,000 in educational funding each year to worthy metalcasting students in our region. This is made possible by generous golf sponsors like yourself who support the vision and growth of the foundry industry in the Midwest. In addition, annual advertisers benefit from exposure and local sales at and nationally at (250/8,000 views monthly) when your advertisement is published on the website and in electronic newsletters.

Take advantage of the sponsor opportunities and register your foursome below or by completing this form with payment by FRIDAY, AUGUST 6th. This event has a longstanding reputation for great golf, awesome prizes, and loads of fun. Our chapter is committed to promoting companies who are dedicated to making metalcasting a strong and viable industry, and your support is greatly appreciated.

Your golf entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, 2 beverage tickets for golf course, Prime Rib dinner and prizes. 


12:00pm     Check In

1:00pm      Shotgun Tee Time

6:00pm      Prime Rib Dinner, Trophies, Prizes, Silent Auction

***Please note any payments made by credit card are subject to a processing fee.

Click here to register for event.