IBM Ring 216 nomination of officers and invitation for new candidates

Greetings IBM Ring 216 Members,

On November 11th, IBM Ring 216 will hold its yearly election of officers.

This is an opportunity for Ring members to get involved with leadership of the club. As an officer you will have a vote in the clubs direction, provide a valuable service, expand your social network, meet new magicians and have fun.

The nominating committee has been looking for candidates over the past two months. As a result of this the following candidates have been approved as nominees for the November elections for 2021:

  • President: David Martinez
  • Vice President: John Mosch
  • Secretary: Gary Goldberg
  • Treasurer: Tom Collett
  • Sergeant at Arms: Mitch Kothe
  • Social Media Officer: Dan Chan
  • President Emeritus: Calvin Tong

All paid up Ring 216 members are invited to submit their names to also be considered as a nominee for any of the above positions. Deadline will be October 27th.

Also any Ring 216 member can challenge final nominees by a floor nomination at the election. Ring membership must be validated at the election to be nominated as a floor candidate. If we have more than one nominee for a position then a secret ballot will be held to determine the winner.

For inquiries, contact Fred and Cal at

Thank you,

Ring 216 Nominating Committee

Fred Rasmussen, past president 2010, 2011

Cal Tong, past president 2012-2015

Coming Oct. 14: Lecture by Mario the Magician and Katie Marchese

Oakland Magic Circle and Ring 216 are thrilled to host a live online lecture by Mario Marchese and Katie Marchese: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. PT

In this lecture, Mario discusses, demos, and explains a selection of the most successful routines he’s developed specifically for Zoom/screen magic for kids.

And Katie chats about how we’ve approached this brave new world from a business & marketing standpoint to make it both fruitful and super enjoyable/fulfilling.

Katie and Mario jumped right into content creation and virtual magic early in March and recently finished up a 5 month residency creating weekly livestreams for Make: Magazine. They learned a TON since March, and are sharing what they've learned. They did an intensive, four-hour workshop for magicians on these topics… the lecture would be a much more condensed version.

This lecture is free for members and friends of IBM Ring 216. THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO PEOPLE ON THE RING 216 MAILING LIST.

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