A Note from Ring President, Dan Murphy:
Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 1/6/16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunham Public Library in Whitesboro, NY, 76 Main St. We will most likely be upstairs; ask at the information desk.
The important topic on the agenda includes finalizing plans for our January 17th Holiday Party at Club Monarch in Yorkville (same location as last year), starting at 1:00 p.m. with magic show at 3:00 p.m. I will forward party details (cost, menu, etc.) after our Wednesday meeting where decisions will be made.
For the holiday party, confirmed performers include Ray Cerio, Jim Lutz, and Mike Benson. (If you would like to be included as a performer, please let me know ASAP.)
We will also be discussing the revamping of our Ring's social media under Herb Klumpe's guidance.
At our last meeting on December 2nd, attendees were Mike Benson, Dave Gubbins, Jim Lutz, Paul Montgomery, Dan Murphy, and Fr. Quinn.
Mike Benson showed a trick with a "mini-plunger" to select a chosen card and also used a change-bag to create a necklace out of individual Mardi Gras-beads. Mike also did "Professor's Dream" which a variation on the "Professor's Nightmare" rope trick. He closed with a "Swallow the Balloon" effect based on a Michael Maxwell routine. Paul Montgomery said he has a large supply of beads he will bring to the January meeting.
Fr. Quinn said there is magic on sale at the Dollar Store, such as the Standing Wand for $1.00.
Jim Lutz performed card magic using his Penguin Magic Holiday Cards which included a variation of the "Chicago Opener" and changing color back.
Please also note that our colleagues in magic, Ring 74 in Syracuse, are holding their holiday party on 1/23/16, 6:00 p.m. at a location TBA.
Hope to see you this Wednesday for our first meeting of 2016.
Dan Murphy, Ring 101 President
p.s. There were a number of current and former Ring 101 magi at the Turning Stone Showroom to see a sold-out performance of Leon & Romy on 12/19; I saw Ryan and Andy Wallace, Herb Klumpe, and Mark Alford. I believe Dave Gubbins was there for the previous show. Everyone I spoke to had a great time; thanks, Leon & Romy!