Secretary Report – March 2016

Ring NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring

Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at the Contemporary Arts Building, Oklahoma State Fairground.

LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary.   Email:

Jay Relkin was our featured performer for March.   Jay had an audience member freely name any card. He then had him cut open the grapefruit that was on the table. Sure enough, the card inside the grapefruit was the selected card. Jay then borrowed a finger ring, placed it on a bent straw and magically removed it. He then told us about how much fun he and John Shackelford had auditioning for America’s Got Talent.

David Teeman presented a tribute to Harold Todd, who recently passed away. Cassidy Smith performed the Broken Wand ceremony.

Lee Woodside showed the headline from a recent issue of OKC’s daily newspaper, THE OKLAHOMAN. It was a quote by Oklahoma’s own Will Rogers that is appropriate for this election year. Will wisely said, “We shouldn’t elect a president – we should elect a magician.”

Derrick Beeson reviewed the book DRAWING ROOM DECEPTIONS, by Guy Hollingsworth. He gave the book very high praise and then performed a beautiful and visual twisting effect from the book.

Our theme for March was “Let’s Make Magic.” We broke into groups and learned new magic.   Rick Johnson taught a very nice no-sleight card routine. Jim Green taught us how to make a napkin rose, with lots of tips that he gained from twelve years’ experience. John Shackelford instructed us on the art of card splitting. He had everyone make a double-back card and a Hofzinser card.

Junior guest Patrick Myers led off with the member performances. He dressed the part of the magician in top hat and white gloves. After having a card selected, he not only found the chosen card, but the four Aces as well.

David Teeman had a spectator select a card and then pointed out that the paper the deck had been wrapped in showed the images of a deck of face-up cards with one card face down. When the paper was turned over, it was found that now all the cards except one were face down, with the face-up card being the selection.   Derrick Beeson then showed off his prowess at locating a selected card.

Junior guest Landon Wright showed a small square “tunnel.” Each time a die was dropped through the tunnel, the number of spots on the upper face of the die doubled in number.

Mike Stelzer had two audience members tie ropes into circles as he tied the third one. When he gathered the ropes, they magically linked.

A random drawing was made from among the performers.   Mike Stelzer won the magic DVD.

Lee Woodside

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