Secretary Report – September 2015

IBM Ring 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:

Prior to our September meeting, John Shackelford presented a workshop on the Invisible Palm. He credited Paul Harris with the methods.

Our featured performer was full-time professional magician Randy Carter. He presented a delightful demonstration of the type of magic he performs for school assembly programs for 2nd through 5th grade students. His daughter, Caroline played the part of a younger student to show how he interacts with audience volunteers.

David Teeman gave us a report on the TAOM convention, which took place a week prior to our meeting. He gave it a really good review.

Our theme for the month was comedy magic. Jim Green started the member performances by performing “PrediChange,” in which the magician’s prediction of a card proves to be wrong, but with a gentle shaking of the prediction, it turns into the correct card. He also had a running gag with a Lota bowl and a chronically wilting flower called the “Crazy Lazy Daisy.”

Lee Woodside performed a routine that he made up based on a Jim Steinmeyer’s “Mystery in Abstract” from his “Conjuring” series in GENII. Google “droodles” to see the type of drawings/doodles used in this offbeat routine.

Michael Stephanic demonstrated an extra-sensory prediction using Caroline as a subject. David Teeman showed off his amazing powers of rapid addition using blocks of wood with numbers on them.

Cassidy Smith performed a card trick using the venerable 52-on-1 gag. We also had a wonderful discussion about comedy magic and shared a few jokes.

Lee Woodside

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