Toys for Tots President Lance Rich and the Ring 129 Board has designated Toys for Tots as our 2018 holiday charity. Please plan to bring one or more NEW Unwrapped Toys to the December ring meeting to help make this year’s charity drive a success. Let’s make this year special, help us put a smile on a child’s face!
A Message From the President “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” -George Santayana This George Santayana quote is something I vividly remember from my social studies class in seventh grade and I’m not sure why. Perhaps it is because my teacher, Mr. Logsdon, loved it so much that it was drilled into my brain. It’s funny the things we remember. Memories are history; they are our own personal histories. As a child –
October Ring Meeting Report 2018 by Stu Lewis Watch this space. The Clarion Hotel is under new management, and we may be moving our meeting site at the beginning of 2019. Our October meeting opened with a presentation made by president Lance Rich. Two of our members were honored at the recent IBM convention for their long-time member-ship in the organization but were not able to receive their awards in person, so they received them at our Ring meeting instead. David
Lee’s Summit “BIG BASH” Performance Night Wednesday, March 28 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Thanks to all of our Ring members who came out to perform at the Big Bash. It was wet and cold – but we had a good time. In addition to the locals from Lee’s Summit, our members (Tom Burgoon, Jack Reid Cunningham V, T-rav Nero, Gene Turner, Stu Lewis) magic was seen by 600 city planners and civic leaders from across the country.
Hard to believe but it is time again this year for Ring 129’s Annual Ring Magic Auction. World Famous entertainer T. Texas Terry will be our Auctioneer / M.C. for the evening. It will be lively, fun, and exciting! Join Ring 129 for another GREAT Magic Auction in Kansas City (Lenexa, KS). You will find bargains galore! FREE ADMISSION TO EVERYONE gets you in as a Buyer OR Seller – or BOTH! Doors open at 6 pm; Auction starts
KANSAS CITY RING 129 HOSTS STAGE MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR COMPETITION By Stu Lewis Ring 129 held its annual banquet and stage competition on the evening of January 20 at the Roeland Park Community Center. Following a delicious catered dinner, we were ready for some magic. Pete Walterscheid served as master of ceremonies for the competition. Instead of supplementing the performances of the contestants with his own magic repertoire, he chose instead to use humor (some of it rather
Final Chapter…… On January 25th, Laird Wilcox, the writer of our monthly column, “The Card Corner” passed away at his home in Kansas City. Laird was actually known by his family as Anthony or “Tony”. You see, Laird was the fourth of five “Laird” Wilcox’s! In an interview with Laird’s father, now living in Olathe, Kansas, I was able to piece together some interesting facts about Laird. Though we mostly knew him through his involvement with the local I.B.M
2018….. UPCOMING EVENTS Wednesday, May 23, Adrian Vega at U. S. Toy, 105th and State Line, KCMO – 7:00 pm – Members – $15; Sorcerer’s Circle – $12; and all guests – $20. One of the best CloseUp Magicians from Spain and with more international projection, living in Las Vegas and working with Criss Angel as the CloseUp Magician in his touring show “The Supernaturalists”. Also, Adrian Vega works as a active consultant for Criss Angel, performing as well
Planet Comicon 2018 was February 16-18th and IBM Ring 129 was invited back for the second year in a row to entertain guests in the Planet Entertainment Zone. Very special thanks go out to Jack Cunningham, Chuck Replogle, Brad Lynn, Dennis Burks, Julie Clark, Shaun Rivera, Rod Sipe, David Heeter, Justin Brewer, Daniel Mooncalf, Keith Leff, Israel and Millie Rivera, Todd Lamanske and David Sandy for their work in the booth. This year Tom Burgoon, Terry Magelssen, and Lance Rich provided entertainment