Coming up: October Close-Up Magic Competition and Officer Elections

Close-Up Competition

Our Annual Close Up Competition event is coming October 14th, and we hope you all can show up to enjoy some great magic and support your fellow Ring members who have signed up to compete.

We already have a pretty full slate of competitors, but if you still want to sign up, please send an email to John Jones (

Here's the competition so far:

Standard Division
Ken King, Vikram Singh, Luke Adams, Rafael Delgadillo

Masters Division
Alan Leeds, David Martinez, Cal Tong, Dan Chan, Fred Lee

All contestants should check the rules and information on competitions.

Bring your friends or family with you to enjoy an evening of great magic. The more people we have, the better the magic.

Family and friends (non-members) will be the judges for the People's Choice Award, assuming we have at least 10 laypeople present. Paid members in good standing will be the judges for the masters division. The standard division will be judged by the master-level competitors.

The time and place are the same as usual: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center at 7:30 p.m. sharp. See you then!

Officers Election

Prior to the competition, we'll take a few minutes to vote on the candidates running for Ring offices. Please arrive ON TIME at 7:30 if you want to take part in the voting. Thank you.

Here are the candidates:

President: David Martinez

Vice President: Calvin Tong

Secretary: Gary Goldberg

Treasurer: John Jones

Web Master: Stephen Sebeny

Sergeant at Arms: Open

For complete details, we invite you to read Fred Rasmussen's post about the elections on the Google group. If you would like to be considered for any position or if you have any questions, please email Fred (

September Meeting and Workshop

Be sure to mark your calendars for our next Ring 216 monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 9, at the Yu-Ai-Kai Community Center. Here are the details:

Before the Meeting: Coin Magic Workshop by Cal Tong

At our pre-meeting workshop, Cal will perform and share his signature coin routine, "3 Bits of Silver." It's a three-coin routine that's perfect for walk-around performers. It's also included in the new Ring 216 book, The Real Magic of Silicon Valley: Volume 2 (see below).

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Ring 216 Meeting: Open Performance Night

Bring your finished or unfinished routine to share with the club. If you haven't performed for the club yet this year, this is your chance to show your stuff.

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Announcing the New Ring 216 Book!

Hot off the presses, the Ring 216 book is now available for order. We'll bring a copy for you to review, and you'll be able to place your order. The cost is $20. Please bring cash or check. This is your chance to learn some great new magic and support your fellow Ring members.