Fifty-four members and guests attended our annual Ring 50 Auction. Our auctioneers Dick Christian and IBM Past President, Bill Wells did a fantastic job demonstrating the live auction items and getting the best dollar. Overall lucky bidders got some fine magic equipment. High bidders walked off with some of the interesting pieces like: a collectors T-Shirt from the former Al’s Magic Shop, a silk fountain, a set of 8-inch linking rings, and a water bowl vanish. Tom Paxton won a neat spike thru the neck item. Dwight Redman was top bidder for a Collector's Workshop Samurai. John Roberts carried home a very nice silk caddy and Wayne Alan got a PB & J for a little bread. Eighty-seven items sold in the auction netting the Ring $79 in fees and donations for the Ring Treasury. Twenty-eight items were sold in the live auction and fifty-nine magic items in the silent auction.
May 7th - Dan Lacey Contest
Sharpen up your skills for the annual “Washington DC Magician of the Year”, Dan Lacey contest. The contest is open to all Ring 50 members. Winner will be selected by a panel of Judges. Contact Mike Taggert if you are going to compete in this event (email@example.com). Each performer will have eight minutes to exhibit their magicial skills to amaze the audience.
June 4th – Winton Carroll's “Most Humorous Magician” Contest
Present your comedy magic material for the “Most Humorous Magician” contest and win a $100. This Winton Carroll contest is open to all Ring 50 members. This contest and meeting will be conducted in the Dinning Room of the Hotel. Winner will be chosen by popular vote (bring a pencil or pen to mark the ballot). Contact Mike Taggert if you are going to compete in this event (firstname.lastname@example.org). Each performer will have eight minutes to exhibit their magicial skills to win the audience vote for the Most Humorous Magician award.
~~ Bob Patterson