A Message From the President: June 2020
It’s been so long since I’ve had the privilege of writing a President’s Column, I’ve fallen out of practice. There’s so much to say, I just don’t know where to begin!
First and foremost, let me say that I miss you all… and I miss our monthly “in person” interactions at our Ring meetings. I miss seeing the performances, teach-a-tricks, and sharing the laughs. I miss the after-meeting social gathering at Applebee’s. I must be honest however… I don’t miss the manual labor involved in loading up our car with the curtains, banners, table, steps, sound system and magic effects for the evening… along with the setting up and tearing down the stage before and after the meetings! Perhaps our online ZOOM Ring meetings have spoiled me a bit in that area, but still, it’s just not the same.
I want to thank everyone who’s participated in the online meetings… I really think they’ve been quite good. We’ve played the cards we were dealt, and, in my opinion, we’ve faired pretty well in spite of the limitations.
As I am sure you know, the primary concern of the Ring board is the safety and welfare of our Ring members. As a result, we will conduct our June meeting on ZOOM (see detailed information elsewhere in this newsletter). In addition, we won’t be meeting at the Hampton Inn on July 2 (our regularly-scheduled July meeting date) either. Instead, we are planning some type of outdoor meeting later in July (specifics to be announced as soon as we have them). This will allow us to get together in person, and still maintain social distancing. Again, we want to play it as safely as possible.
Our June ZOOM Ring Meeting (June 4, 2020 at 7pm) will feature more fun activities, magic performances, teaching and games. Plus, I have a couple of surprise guests who’ll be joining us! Please plan to share something during our Share The Magic segment… it can be a new trick/effect you’ve been working on, some interesting magical news you’ve recently learned, a new piece in your magic collection, or whatever. Remember, the content of our meetings is what makes them fun… and we need your help on this! If you’d like to do a “teach-a-trick”, please send me an email (email@example.com).
Before I wrap up this missive, on behalf of Joanna Wilson, I wanted to let you know that our Ring members are invited to a Celebration of Life for Dennis Wilson on Sunday, July 19 at Lake of the Forest in Bonner Springs. There’ll be magic and remembrances in honor of our good friend who left us far too soon as a result of CoVid-19. More details will be announced as they come available, but mark the date on your calendar now.
Stay safe and healthy… “See” you at the June meeting!
Ring 129 President