May 2012 Meeting

David Swoboda attempts to fool the group with some mental magic.

Dobbs Does Magic

An enthusiastic group of magicians gathered to see our youngest member, Gregory Dobbs present his mini lecture.

Tripoli Shrine Center

Where Ring 41 meets monthly. Built in 1928 it is on the National Historic Registry.

The Business of Magic

The board members busy planning the upcoming events; The Cabaret Show, The Auction, and the Daryl dinner lecture.

Daryl's Lecture 2012

Tom Burgermeister and Daryl mug for the camera after Daryl's successful lecture and dinner on May 5th.

Ron Fable!

Performs the Tricky Bottles at the Shrine Temple Show!

Sal Piacente Lecture 2012

Sal's fast hands wow the audience!

The Magic Auction 2013

John Kurtz displays the next item up for bid.

The Magic Auction 2012

Andy and Angie Pugens proudly display their winning bid item, framed Houdini photos.

Dale Radke - 1934-2012

Ring 41 member, Dale Radke, works on some rubber band magic during the February meeting.

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Sean Masterson Lecture

Phinous Finch test's Bob Rath's knowledge of books...

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Our 67+ years of Magic

Read the History of our Ring from 1945 to today! Meet our founders.


Our Monthly Meetings

Are on the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm (except Jul & Aug).


Our Meeting Place

Is the Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, 53208.

The on-line presence of Ring 41 (Milwaukee, WI), of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The I.B.M. is the world's largest organization of the magical arts! Ring 41 was founded in 1945, and our goal is to advance the art of professional magic through instruction and to up-hold the terms of our Charter. Welcome aboard!

Ring 41 Phone App

Mobile Phone App Released.

On December 18th., 2011, Ring 41, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, released version 1 of their new mobile phone app for the Windows Phone OS. The app is in the English language only, but was release worldwide in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Already, the app has been downloaded by phone users in 12 different countries around the world.

The app's main feature is a direct RSS feed to the front page of our existing website at . Our website is updated on a regular basis, so the app is always up-to-date on the current club news. The app also has contact information for our Officers so that any out of town magicians can easily get in touch with our group. We also include links to many of our members websites, making it easy to find a magician for your next gathering. Since we like to promote our art of magic, we have also included links to other local magicians websites, regardless of membership in our club.

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Andy Pugens - 1952-2014


Andy and Angie Pugens

Andy and Angie Pugens at Ring 41 meeting on May 30th, 2012.

With a sad heart, I must report the passing of Andy Pugens (Andrew G. Pugens) this past Thursday, September 4, 2014.

The magic of Andy inspired so many youngsters and adults over his vibrant 62 years of life! Having first meet Andy while still a teenager, I am humbled to still call him a friend 38 years later. We will all miss you Andy. A great man, magician and friend...

Our prayers go out to Angie, Andy's guiding light for 42 years, and his relatives and friends.

Andy was a member of the I.B.M. Ring 41, Houdini Club of Wisconsin, and the SAM Assembly 61.

Services for Andy Pugens More details here:

Visitation will be Monday, September 8 at CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 15250 West National Avenue, New Berlin, from 4-6:45 PM. Prayer Service 7 PM.

Visitation Tuesday, September 9 at ST. LUCAS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2605 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, from 10-10:45 AM. Funeral Service 11 AM.

Next Meeting - 2014-10-29

I.B.M. Ring 41's next meeting will be on Wednesday October 29th.

"It's Halloween night!"
—Big Guy

October 29th Meeting


"Do a TRICK or bring a TREAT"

Halloween Meeting

Like the title says, we hope every member will bring a trick to perform, or BRING A TREAT for the group.

Special Bonus

We will be bringing the wide-screen tv to the meeting and will be showing the 1st episode of the classic magic tv series, "The Mind of David Berglas." This entertaining series was aired in 1986 in the UK. If you have never seen it, it's a TREAT and you will enjoy the viewing.

We know that some of our members may not be able to make the drive at night, so we are going to arrange a car pool in an effort to get those members to the meeting. If you wish to attend the meeting, but don't want to make the drive, please call Big Guy at  262-691-8801 and let him know you're interested in getting a ride to the meeting. Please call ASAP so we can make the arrangements.

Wednesday October 29th., 7:00pm at the Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, 53208
Lectures cost is $5 for Ring 41 members and just $20 to non-members.

Upcoming Ring 41 Events

Monthly meeting are on the last Wednesday of the month. Mark your calander for these events:

Magic in Wisconsin
Magic News
SAM assembly 61
SAM assembly 61
I.B.M. Ring 31
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