Secretary Report – May 2018

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:

Our featured performer for May was Lee Woodside. Lee performed selected portions of Cody Fisher’s “Cody’s Comedy Book Test,” but said that he would never perform the ending that Cody uses because he does not believe in embarrassing his audience participants. He then invited Darryl Brooks to join him for a fantasy Las Vegas gambling adventure. Darryl chose a casino, grabbed some giant hundred-dollar bills to bet with and selected cards for his blackjack hand. Sure enough, Lee had predicted all three correctly. Lee credited this routine to Larry Becker.

Our meeting theme was “May the force be with you.” With that in mind, Lee led a discussion on various methods of forcing objects, numbers, colors, words or playing cards. Justin Teeman and Cassidy Smith followed up by demonstrating various card-forcing techniques.

President Cassidy Smith gave a review of the two-DVD set “Knockout Magic,” by Caleb Wiles. He said that it contained some very powerful card magic and was well worth the money. He then performed the “iDeck” routine for us.

After a very brief business meeting, Michael King signed out tickets for our annual “Pandemonium of Magic” public show. Cassidy Smith discussed the plans for the show.

Darryl Brooks led off our member performances with a linking ring routine choreographed to music. Jordan Johnson performed a book test. At the conclusion, he showed that the actual selected page had, in fact, been ripped from the book before the show.

Dale Shawn had a participant select and sign two playing cards. At the conclusion of the routine, the cards had not only found each other, but had fused together as one.

Cletis Shawn performed a truly impromptu book test. He borrowed a book and a deck of cards. He had two playing cards selected to determine a page number and then was able to divine the contents of the selected page.

Mike Stelzer showed off his skills as a ventriloquist with his recently acquired monkey. David Teeman drew a dot on one side of a small paddle and then had the dot appear on both sides, and finally vanish altogether.

Cassidy Smith performed a muscle pass and a coin roll with a half dollar and then changed the coin into a jumbo coin. Michael King had a card selected from a well-shuffled deck. After replacing the card in the deck and shuffling further, he showed that not only was the deck now in new-deck order, the selected card had transported back to the card box.

Lee Woodside

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