June IBM Ring 55 Meeting

Hello all Ring 55 members:
Our June meeting is coming up on the 19th and here is information about our theme:

The 1st IBM club meeting will be about the magic of connection. What magic do you do to build a “connection” between two or more people, or between you and your audience? Maybe for couples, or mom and daughter, etc… Bring it to share with the club, either just to perform or to teach as well.

In addition there will be a magic show before the meeting on Tuesday June 19th. From 6:15pm to 7pm. It will be like a magic open mic, open to members of IBM to perform, so invite friends, family, and associates to see a magic show.

There will be a suggested donation of $5 to the club for anyone coming to the show. Each person can do 5-10 min in the show if they want to perform. It would be good if we had a list of 2-4 interested members who would want to perform. The audience will be primarily residents of Pueblo Norte but it’s an open to the public show. The audience would clear out at 6:55pm and then the IBM meeting would begin at 7pm. This show would be a monthly occurrence before each meeting, giving everyone a chance to perform if they would like. Please contact Robert, David, or Curt if you would like to perform.

Thank you to our new president Robert Ray for the above announcement, it is a great idea and sounds like a lot of fun!

Here is contact info for the current board of Ring 55, please feel free to contact us if you would like to perform (or for anything else):

Robert Ray  480-341-3590  President   email robertraymagic@yahoo.com
David Goldberg  480-310-1203 VP             email goldberg.david235@gmail.com
Bruce Lindvig  602-881-0891  Treasurer     email  2bruce@cox.net
Curt Godsey   480-310-7647 Secretary    email  threecard@cox.net
Cody Whitten  817-559-3909 Sgt At Arms  email  cody_pod@yahoo.com

Our meeting location is at:
Pueblo Norte
7090 E. Mescal Street Scottsdale 95254

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting:
Sincerely:
Curt Godsey
Ring #55 Secretary
threecard@cox.net
pueblo Norte senior village

7090 e MESCAL STREET,

SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254

 

( near Scottsdale Rd and Shea Blvd)

As you enter the complex, turn right until you see the sign below and enter the parking lot of the right entrance.

McBride Museletter

Something to Consider Seriously
Over the past year, I’ve lost a few great people in my life. This reminds me how precious our connections are… so here is my heart-song to you, my friend.

My intention is to inspire you, and to stay in touch with you each month, each year.

The action I take is to keep in touch with you each month with my Muse-letter. This page is a special place for us to meet and to share magical inspiration.

The magic we make together only happens when we meet on this page or at one of the many magic events I create and host for you.

You have a choice.
You can stay safe and do the things you always do…
Or you can join me on a magical adventure.

An Important Question for You
What inspires you?

What is your passion – your dream? I’d love to hear about that! Can you share that vision with me? Tell me about your inspiration and what you want to accomplish in life.

When will you do that? Please, do stay in contact with me, and tell me about your passion, your magic, your inspirations.

When you can, please send me an email! I’d love to hear what is happening for you! Just a few words from you would do my heart good… are you out there? Here is my personal email to make it easy, ok?

Jeff@mcbridemagic.com
(I stay off Facebook, so email is best!)

Houdini is still one of my heroes. He reminds us that what is in our brain is our only real limitation! We all “hold back” in our lives–and that is, most often, an illusion–an illusion that cuts us off from experiencing all the richness that life has to offer. As Robert Anton Wilson said…

“We are GIANTS, raised by pygmies, who have learned how to walk in a perpetual mental crouch!”

Think about that for a moment friends…and let’s use our magic to break free of past programming and habits, and stand up tall! Really, the only thing that holds us back from “living the dream” is our own brain.

Change your thinking, and you can change your life.

Sometimes we all need help changing the way we limit ourselves…that is where a good mentor comes in.

Five Reasons Why Spending Money on Experiences Makes Us Happier Than Buying Stuff 

  1. Happiness over material items quickly fades.
  2. Experiences define your purpose and passions.
  3. Possessions don’t contribute to social relationships.
  4. Moments are more memorable.
  5. Experiences introduce you to a whole new world.

See the full article here
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294163

Are You Ready for a New Experience?
If the answer is “yes,” then take a look here at the various worlds of magic you can share with me. If you could pick only one, what would it be? hmmm!
http://www.magicalwisdom.com/events
A Magical Divination: What is in Your Future?
Here is something you can do to bring more magic into your life! Just click on a random link below and enter a magical world that just might be in your future. Try any one of these:
https://tinyurl.com/y78n2znz
www.mcbridemagic.tv
www.vegaswonderground.com
www.lasvegasmagicstars.com
WONDERGROUND May 17, 2018
All info at www.vegaswonderground.com

7:30pm Close up magic and mentalism of Kent Axell

8:00 pm – Your Master of Ceremonies – Tim Wise
Jeremy Michaelson – Award Winning
Manipulations – Parasol Act
Jarol Martin – Original Magic & Mystery
Wes Jarlson – Magical Connections
David Gabbay – Direct from The Magic
Castle in Hollywood!

9:15pm – Your Master of Ceremonies – Will Bradshaw
David Gabbay as “BIJAN” the Magi
Jarol Martin – Magic with a Latin Flair
Bizzaro – Always Something NEW and Original
Nathan Phan – Direct from Masters of Illusion!

At The WONDER-BAR
Scott Steelfyre – Die-Namic Deceptions
Tim Wise – Master of The Magic Castle Bar Magic
Close up Magic and Mentalism of Kent Axell

10:00 pm – Tim Wise is your MC
Will Bradshaw – Lights up the Stage
Miz Charlamay – Mind Bending Body Magic
Jordan Rooks – Conjuring Creations
Bizzaro – Wonderground… Get ready
for BIZZ-AR-O!
Jarol Martin – Illuminating Illusions

PLUS:  Taylor Lloyd, Jordan Rooks, Photography by Sheryl Garrett. Bar Magic with Zack Pattee, Scott Steelfyre, Corey Rubino, NEW Belly Dancers, Psychic Sideshow with Morganne Tarot, Alan Scott, Live Art with Areeya – and many more surprises and special celebrity guests!!

See you in Vegas or on the road!
Jeff and Abigail

 May, 2018 – Magic & Mystery School Events
14 Participants – Online with Jeff McBride
21 Those Grabby Hands with the Team
21-23 3-Day Master Class
28 Magic First – Online with TBD
May 2018 – Jeff McBride Calendar
15-20 Mayfire 2018 – Valley of Fire, NV
17 McBride’s WONDERGROUND – Las Vegas
23-28 Private Event – New England

LAST CALL FOR BANQUET

LAST CALL TO BOOK AND PAY FOR THE 1ST ANUAL COMBINED S.A.M./I.B.M. INSTALLATION BANQUET MONDAY MAY 14TH IS THE CUTOFF DATE SO IF YOU ARE STILL
PLANNING ON ATTENDING PLEASE PAY BY MONDAY EVENING THROUGHG PAYPAL AT RING55.ORG . DINNER/SHOW AND LECTURE IS ONLY $20.00 PER PERSON.  BANQUET IS
  SATURDAY  MAY 19, AT 6:00 P M  AND LECTURE IS SUNDAY 20TH AT 3:00 P M . IT WILL BE HELD AT PUBELO NORTE SENIOR VILLAGE, 7090 E. MESCAL ST , SCOTTSDALE, AZ.
OUR FEATURE PERFORMER AND LECTURER IS NO OTHER THAN FUNNY MAN TOMAS FROM CHICAGO.  A MUST SEE PERFORMER FOR BOTH HIS SHOW AND LECTURE.
 
Tomas Medina leads a double life: he’s a professional magician, and part-time handsome person.

Tomas has been performing his quirky, engaging brand of comedy magic since the age of thirteen. A regular at Chicago nightclubs, restaurants and corporate events, he’s sworn to use his powers exclusively for the goodness of humanity. Occasionally he makes small buildings crumble, then combs the wreckage for office supplies. He stands three feet tall and is made of solid gold. 

Tomás’ talents have been featured on 9 instructional DVDs aimed at professional magicians. Other credits include work at Las Vegas’ famous Palms Hotel and Casino, -Allstate Arena, BB King’s (New York), and commercials for the USA Network. Not bad for a kid with glasses!
 
PLEASE NOTE, NO MONEY OR RESERVATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR.
 
THANK YOU,
BOB COLUZZI

MagiCuba Conference

Dear Leigh,

Mac King, Michael Weber, Así Wind and Jorge Blass are just a few of the magicians traveling with us to MagiCuba, Havana’s first International Festival and Conference of Magic, from November 7-11, 2018. And we invite you to join us and help us to bring magic to the Cuban people.

MagiCuba will feature some of the world’s greatest magical entertainers performing in Cuba for the first time (along with the most talented Cuban magicians rarely seen anywhere) and includes six full evening stage shows at the Teatro Nacional in the Plaza de Revolución, numerous late night cabaret shows at Havana’s top nightclubs, pop-up street-style performances across Havana Vieja, all-day magic at the Palacio de la Artesania, and other surprises.

In addition to an exciting city-wide festival, we are also bringing hundreds of magicians and magic enthusiasts to Havana for a unique conference at the famous Hotel Nacional de Cuba for some outstanding magic sessions and daily “Magic & Mojitos” close-up performances, as well a fabulous opening reception, a magical walking tour of Old Havana and a special VIP Experience at the Cuban Circus.

This will be unlike any convention you have ever visited and is not likely to be repeated.  It’s not only a chance to see great magic, but also an opportunity to spend time with your favorite performers as together we experience one of the world’s most magical cities.

We are offering an all-inclusive travel package option to visit Cuba, which includes accommodations, airport transfers, meals (hosted by our celebrity magicians), local transportation and all the festival magic shows, plus lots of cultural tour options.  There will also be an outstanding Magic, Rum & Cigar Dinner that is selling out fast. And this is an experience that Non-Magicians will certainly enjoy, so we are encouraging everyone to invite friends and families.

Travel to MagiCuba by U.S. Citizens is authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The festival is organized in partnership with the Cuban Ministry of Culture.

Please visit www.magicuba.org for details and follow us on Facebook.

Availability is limited.  International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) members receive $150 off the registration fee if you register by June 15th.  Please use code: “IBM”

See you in Havana!

John Rose

The End is NEAR….

THE END IS NEAR!
CUTOFF DATE FOR SECURING YOUR SEAT FOR THE DINNER. SHOW AND LECTURE IS MAY14TH. YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE BANQUET NO LATER THAN MAY, 14, 2018.
BANQUET, SHOW AND ( LECTURE TO PAID UP MEMBERS IS $20.00 PER PERSON.
YOU CAN PAY ON LINE AT RING55.ORG OR SEND CHECK TO…. SAM/IBM BANQUET  C/O BOB COLUZZI  7090 E. MESCAL ST #134  SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254
SHOW AND LECTURE IS BY TOMAS, COMEDY MAGICIAN FROM CHICAGO.
FLYER ATTACHED………………….……
HOPE TO SEE YOUY ALL THERE…………………..

Thursday, April 19th ROBERT RAY

Thursday, April 19th ROBERT RAY (and election) 6:30

NEW LOCATION: PARK TERRACE Senior Living (former Embassy Suites) 2577 W. Greenway Rd.
 AT THE GATE TELL THEM YOU’RE THERE FOR THE MAGIC !!
park anywhere and enter thru main “front door” turn left 1st room on left 
 
Saturday I received this message: 
But I know he was frustrated by the poor turnout at his lectures. And adding to that, his box of products (books, lecture notes and DVDs) did not get delivered before his first lecture on this tour in South Carolina on March 13th. The box arrived, but it was empty and despite his arguing with the mail carrier, the bottom line was the same…he had nothing to sell. So, he had his notes reprinted here in the U.S. at a cost of $1,300 before his very first lecture or earned his first U.S. dollar. So, it could be that either he has run out of product or he felt that the proceeds he would get from his product sales would be too meager to warrant paying for lodging for the open nights between April 13th and April 18th. Whatever the excuse, I am frustrated and appalled at his decision making ability.
Chris Rawlins cancelled us, Vegas & Tucson. It’s quite sad but what can we do. Fortunately Robert Ray agreed to present his lecture. THIS WILL BE OUTSTANDING !!!
 
Robert Ray is one of our MOST successful professional entertainers. He delivers a lecture with information and effects YOU WILL USE !!!
 
This will be fun, exciting, and informational. If you haven’t seen Robert Ray perform, you’re in for a treat. This is as “close as it gets to real magic”
 
NEW LOCATION NEW OFFICERS NEW LECTURE
SUPPORT ONE OF OUR OWN ROBERT RAY & SAM 248
AN EVENING YOU WON’T SOON FORGET
FREE FOR SAM 248 MEMBERS