Secretary Report – April 2013

NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring
Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at City Arts Center, Oklahoma State Fairground.
LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email:

Ring 46 hosted a lecture by Steve Reynolds. Steve taught card magic and his goal is direct, clear effects with uncomplicated methods. One of the highlights was his signed card to card box effect.
Our featured performer for the April meeting was Justin Teeman. Justin showed us the results of his misspent youth with a deck of cards.
Lee Woodside read a letter that he had received from Dayna Davis Savage, daughter of our Ring’s namesake. She has been reviewing the performance records of her dad, Seymour Davis over a 60+ year career in magic.
The theme for April was betcha’s and scams and our club members proved to be
very well-versed in the subject. William Rader showed a puzzle using toothpicks where he challenged anyone to move just two toothpicks and move an olive from the inside of a glass to the outside. Harrison Ramirez then showed a puzzle with matchsticks where the goal is to move just one matchstick and create a square.
David Teeman showed a pyramid formed with coins and challenged anyone to move just three coins and have the pyramid point the other way. He then offered a dime for any quarter that could be tossed and land heads up.
Lee Woodside showed a business card with a hole punched in it and bet that he could push a quarter through the hole without tearing the card. He did. Lee then demonstrated a bet with “face-up poker”.
Zach Heath showed a small round box and challenged anyone to remove the lid to get to the silver dollar inside. Michael King demonstrated a version of three-card monte.
Cassidy Smith bet that he could place a pen on the floor and that the mark could not step over it. Rick bet that he could balance a quarter on the edge of a dollar bill.
William Rader bet that he could tie a knot in a rope without letting go of the ends and actually did in more than one way. Robert Maxwell bet that someone could not blow a dollar bill off the top of a soda can.
For member performances, Jim Green magically changed a can of dried beans to a can of water. David Teeman had a participant select two colors out of a number of wooden blocks. Despite the fact that the blocks were impaled by a rod, the selected colors fell free. Hoang Dang counted out five cards and then, when he counted again, only one card remained; the rest had vanished.
Lance Pierce ended the evening by passing out four cards each to everyone in attendance. He then demonstrated how to turn over the cards in a sequence. Despite the fact that his cards always all ended up face down, no one else could duplicate his results. He gave credit to Dai Vernon for the routine.

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