Tuesday, December 11, 2007

‘Holiday Party Magic’ for January Meeting

President Mike Taggert had to cancel the December meeting due to the snow and hazardous road conditions around Washington DC. The ‘Holiday Magic’ program scheduled for the meeting will be presented at the January meeting as ‘Holiday Party Magic’. The Ring members wishing to perform at the January meeting should contact Mike by email: President@IBMRing50.Org or phone: 540-370-0752. Be sure to purchase a 50/50 ticket for some additional prizes.

President Taggert has a proposal to launch a Youth Affiliate program for the Washington DC area. He would like to urge each and every Ring member to do their best to attract and retain members from ten to eighteen years of age to come to the Ring meetings. They would be non-voting members, but would assist on committees, participate in shows, attend Ring seminars, learn magic skills, or improve their magic techniques.

Be sure to get registered for Magi-Whirl 2008 before the price increase on March 16. Magi-Whirl 2008 will be held March 28 & 29 in Alexandria Virginia at the Bishop Ireton High School. It will feature four lectures, three close-up performances, ten magic dealers, and a Gala evening show. For details see the Ring 50 web site: www.Magi-Whirl.Org.
Bob Patterson

Members Perform for “Wounded Warriors”
Magicians Bert Udovin, Eric Henning, Jason Goldberg, and Brandon Tucker on December 10 performed strolling magic for a NASA "Tribute To Our Wounded Soldiers" program at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Springs Maryland. The strolling magicians were will received and enjoyed by all of those attending the tribute.

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