October 2018 Ring Report

Ring 55 Report for October 2018
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Winfields Coffee Shop 7025 E. Osborn Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85251
President: Robert Ray (e-mail robertraymagic@yahoo.com)
Vice President: David Goldberg (goldberg.david235@gmail.com)
Treasurer: Bruce Lindvig (2bruce@cox.net)
Sergeant at Arms: Cody Whitten (Cody_pod@yahoo.com)
Secretary: Curt Godsey (threecard@cox.net)
Web Master: Leigh Hotz (leigh@wizardmagic.com)
President Robert Ray opened the meeting promptly at 7:00pm by with discussion regarding our upcoming auction and flea market. We have an extremely special item donated by our member Bill Meeker. Bill has a snapshot of Eugene Burger taken at his last lecture in the Phoenix area, and has created a one-of-a-kind hand painted portrait with a built in effect. Bill has included instructions for the effect as well as photo’s of the painting during his progression through to completion. This is a very special and collectible item, thank you Bill for your donation to our Ring!
Our theme for this meeting was “Spooky Magic” and was led off by our President Robert who did an experimental Living/Dead Test with some very interesting potential for other applications. Joe P. followed with a fascinating presentation of a miniature sword thru arm (with blood!) that left Robert thinking he would be seriously hurt!! Luckily he wasn’t hurt too badly and recovered enough to show us some truly impressive finger gymnastics (I had to look away at several points!!!!) Our new member Charles Linn then stepped up to show us his presentation of “Fraidy Cat Rabbit”. Thank you Chuck! Finally, Robert brought Briana (my daughter and manager of Winfield’s) on stage and performed “Spirit Touch” then called up Curt M. to perform “PK Touch”, both similar to “Paper Balls Over the Head” in that that audience sees what’s happening, but the volunteer is totally mystified. Both went very well and Briana is still asking me “what the heck”!!!
To close out the meeting we had a great time telling stories and getting to know each other!
If you are in town around the 3rd Tuesday of the month, we would love to have you at our meeting. Winfield’s is a great venue and we have several exciting magic related events booked in the coming months!
Curt Godsey – Secretary