President's Message,Upcoming Lectures and Events

The Zig Zag - an official publication of IBM Ring 71

September 2015


President's Message


Our first lecture will be on Friday. September 25th at 7pm at Haines. Our lecturer is David Kaplan, also known as "The Great Kaplan".  His lecture is called  "Tips, Tricks and Stunts". It is a comedic presentation with theory, tricks, gags and advice that can be put to use in real world performing situations. He will also talk about the electronics he uses in his act. This will be an entertaining, informative and fun lecture!
Also, a reminder that dues are due and we will be accepting them at the meeting. Regular membership dues are $35, and dues for Associates and Juniors is only $20.
 A little teaser for upcoming events... We are bringing back the close up contest! It will be held on Friday, October 23rd.  Let's make this a great competition!
Our annual Holiday Banquet will be on  Saturday, November 14th, 2015.    The entertainment for the evening will be IBM President Elect Oscar Munoz!  More information on the contest and the banquet to come.

Yours in Magic,
Sir Pat-Trick
President IBM Ring 71

Video of the Month

David Kaplan-FiSM ITALY 2015
Our Winter Banquet is now our Pre-Holiday Banquet!  Saturday, November 14th will be the time for us to kick off the Holiday season together!   This earlier date (as opposed to mid-January or February) should be more favorable for travel and for the non-cancellation of this great event of fun, food and magic!  More details about location, price and reservations will be forthcoming. Children of all ages are welcome to join us!
IBM President Elect Oscar Munoz will be our entertainment for the evening. 

Oscar Muñoz has earned a Doctorate in magic from the FFFF Fraternity in Batavia, N.Y. Oscar brings more than 27 years of experience as a professional motivator speaker and master comic magician. 

He is known throughout the state of Texas as the leading specialist in the field of educational and motivational magic shows for students of all ages and grade levels.

Oscar has also appeared on TV, been published in numerous magazines, and lectured for organizations world wide, and was recently the first American to receive the International Children's Entertainer Championship in Blackpool, England.

Other awards are:
1999 International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Cup Champion
The Society of American Magician First Place Gold Medal
The Texas Association of Magician 3 time Champion


A magical proposal!

Respectfully submitted,

Lori Arkin
Ring 71 Secretary

IBM Ring 71 Officers

President: Patrick Thernes
Vice-President: Larry Payne
Treasurer: Mark Wiechman
Secretary: Lori Arkin
Sgt. at Arms: Kristian Hrack
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