Mike Taggert discussed and introduced a motion to initiate a Magic Youth International program sponsored by Ring 50 for the Washington DC area. The motion was seconded by Bill Wells and members unanimously approved the establishment the program. Magic Youth International is the highly respected junior branch of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The membership of the I.B.M. actively supports this dynamic youth focused program to promote, educate, and enhance the activities of talented young magicians around the world. Syndicated columnist Ann Landers once wrote, “It is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” So it is that our primary goal is to help our youngest members to become productive adults and the backbone of future I.B.M. Rings. Properly mentored, magic can enhance a teen’s creativity, social interaction and personal confidence. Learning and performing magic provides a fun and challenging outlet for fertile young minds; minds that are bombarded daily by creativity inhibiting video games, televised litter and bone-crunching stunts. Mike Taggert will be looking for members to become mentors in this program. If you are interested contact Mike at 540-370-0752 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.