|Posted on January 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM|
Our monthly meeting was held on December 16, 2013 at Schnucks Supermarket with 13 in attendance. The topic was Silk Magic and we had several members who demonstrated their routines. First was our President, Jerry Tupper, who demonstrated a changing color silk and silks to rope routine. Then Grant Golden discussed the advantages and disadvantages of diamond cut silks and the various sizes and use them in a routine with a Hank Ball. Grant also did a Tenkai technique and silk through rope. He ended with a fresh routine with a coin vanishing in silk. Our newest member, Kent Tazellar, did a perplexing thimble routine on his first night at the meeting. Way to go Kenneth. We welcome Ken’s son Patrick too.
Also discussed was our annual banquet set for Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Hy-Vee on Sheridan Road here in Peoria. The price is $15.00 per person for the buffet, which starts at 5:30 and our featured performers are our own Remarkable Jay Zenko and J.R. Thomas from Champaign. Please make reservations by calling our treasurer Brad Borland.
Our club auction is the first week in February where members sell their well-used wares. Other magic groups are also welcome to sale. We do not have any lecturers for the first part of the year and are considering a new location more conveniently located for our members. Also discussed was the third annual show at Exposition Gardens in Peoria. It will be the first or second weekend in April and two shows are planned. In the past, these shows have been well received by our community. The shows feature our experienced stage magicians so save the weekend to come out to support the club.