Secretary Report – October 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 Doug Conn on September 26th. Doug is street performer in New Orleans and shared the benefit of his years of experience with us. In addition to many practical tips on street performing, he shared great coin, card, rope and sponge bunny routines with us.
I was unable to take notes for the October meeting because my wife, Myra and I were at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. My IBM membership card got us into the Castle, where we enjoyed a great meal, a stroll through the Castle, and three wonderful magic shows. It was “Women in Magic” week and we were treated to performances by Alba, Lisa Cousins, Liberty Larsen, Luna Shimada, Farrah Siegel, and Juliana Chen. What an unforgettable experience!
Another highlight of our trip to California was getting the chance to visit with our dear magic friends, Joe and Sharon Diggle, who have retired to sunny Southern California.
Cassidy Smith filled me in on what I missed at the October Ring meeting. David Teeman was the featured performer (on his birthday, no less). Dave graciously entertained the group with the color changing bag, Domino Prediction, and a great phone book (remember those) effect from Tony Dunn. He also explained the jap box & domino production.
The magic swap-auction-sale followed with some mini-performances worked in for demonstration purposes. Those that brought items to sell left with some space for new magic and some cash with which to buy it. Those that bought items left with some great deals and even some personalized instruction on their “new” magic.
There were even a few “You want this? Take it!” surprise give-aways.
There was also quite a bit of post meeting trading back and forth among those that purchased boxed/bagged lots.
After voting in favor of Marc Salem to lecture in the near future, we adjourned.
A goodly number of us whiled away the post meeting hours at a local wing place (because we all know how well wing sauce goes with card handling).
Lee Woodside

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