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Save the Date! Combined IBM/SAM picnic June 12th

The combined picnic for IBM Ring 71 and SAM Assembly 11 will be held on Sunday, June 12th 2016, once again at Princeton Crossing. The entire event will be in the air-conditioned clubhouse. The picnic starts at 2 PM, and the catered lunch will begin at 3 PM. We will be serving hot dogs, metts, hamburgers, Italian sausage, cheeseburgers, black bean veggie burgers, grilled vegetable skewers with tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, red onions, zucchini, red and yellow peppers, fresh pasta salad, cucumber salad, hot baked beans, sauteed green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and hot sauerkraut for topping. The clubs will provide the drinks, and we ask that all attendees please bring a dessert to share.

A great lunch, great entertainment and great fellowship for the great price of just $15! Reservations being accepted soon… stay tuned for more information!

November 2015 Zig Zag published

The Zig Zag newsletter for November 2015 has been published. In this issue: President’s Message, October Meeting Recap, and Oscar Munoz.

Holiday Banquet – November 14 2015

Our annual Holiday Banquet, held jointly with SAM Assembly 11, will be presented on Saturday, November 14, at 6:30 PM at Raffel’s Catering. Entertainment will be provided by Oscar Muñoz. Check out the poster below for additional details.

To reserve your seat, call Betty Winzig at 513-531-6548 by October 30.

Holiday Banquet 2015

October Zig Zag

The October Zig Zag has been published, covering the September meeting, new members, the Holiday Banquet, and various other activities.

Rick Lax: How I Fooled Penn and Teller


Rick does not perform in front of live audiences, but on Monday he appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us with a memory trick. He wowed Penn & Teller and the audience by glancing at a packet of 21 cards, mixing them up, then separating the reds and the blacks without looking at the cards. Teller grabbed some of Rick’s cards to see if they’d been marked or stripped or otherwise doctored but he came to the conclusion that they are ordinary cards. Penn & Teller were fooled and Rick won the challenge.


September Zig Zag published

The September 2015 edition of the ZigZag has been published, with details of upcoming lectures and the Holiday Banquet.

June ZigZag published

The June 2015 edition of the ZigZag has been published, with details of the recent election, the Eugene Burger lecture, and the upcoming summer picnic.

RIng 71 election results

The election of new officers and board members was held at the May 29th meeting. The officers and board members for 2015-2016 are:

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

Board of Governors:
Ron Lawson (new)
Frank Johnson (new)
Bob Hedlesten (new)
Mickie Pyles (continuing)
Rick Gaffney (continuing)

Congratulations to our new officers and to the new and continuing members of the Board of Governors.

Indy Magic Monthly

indymagicmonthlyFrom Taylor Martin comes word of Indy Magic Monthly, regularly scheduled magic performances at Theater on the Square in Indianapolis. June’s performance showcases young magicians.

Corrected edition of May Zig Zag published

A corrected edition of the May Zig Zag was published this morning. Get the details on the Eugene Burger lecture, elections, and the summer picnic.