Daryl's Lecture 2012

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

The Business of Magic

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

Dobbs Does Magic

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

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.

May 2012 Meeting

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

Tripoli Shrine Center

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

Ron Fable!

Performs the Tricky Bottles at the Shrine Temple Show!

Sean Masterson Lecture

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

Dale Radke - 1934-2012

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

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Sal Piacente Lecture 2012

Sal's fast hands wow the audience!

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Our 67+ years of Magic

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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.

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Bob Salzer is on the mend...

Today I report the the news that long time member, Bob Slazer, has been recovering at home from a recent illness.

Shortly after the September meeting, Bob was taken ill. The reports are good and Bob is recouperating at home with the help of Ruth and his family and friends. Please add Bob to your list for prayers and get well cards. We hope to see Bob back at our club meetings as soon as he is fully recovered.


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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 www.ibmring41.com . 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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President's Message - 2014-12-31

Jan 17th Christmas Dinner

I hope everyone is settling into the cold weather. Let's try not to slip on any ice this year. Christmas is coming along with all the other holidays this time of year brings and that means a lot of extra work for some of us. That's a good thing. We will not be having a regular meeting this month so spend some time with your family or the people you love (just in case they are not the same), and try to stay warm.

We tried to get a Holiday party for this month but we couldn't get a good date, sorry. The good news is that you can't stop us from having magical fun and we will have that Holiday party but it will be next month on January 17th, 2015.

As a special holiday bonus, our Christmas Dinner will be held jointly with the membership of The Houdini Club of Wisconsin. We have a large carry over membership, so we are killing two-birds with one stone. It should be a great gathering.

You can read all about the party on the website, where we have more details.

Everyone must RSPV to Bob Rath via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or phone ( 414-573-9255 ). Don't forget to contact Bob. We must have an accurate head count before the dinner.

We will again have a magical entertainment and maybe a few surprises in store for you.

On another note, as previously mentioned, we have a vacancy for Vice President. I have made a special apppoinment, and I'm please to announce that Scott Lane will fill in on the VP duities until May 2015 when new nominations for the board are made. Please thank Scott when you see him. And also thank Big Guy for his service to the group for the past several years as our VP.

See you then, Happy Holidays to all of you!

Next Meeting - 2015-01-17

I.B.M. Ring 41's Chrismas Party will be on Saturday January 17th.

"Happy Holidays to Ring 41 and the Houdini Club of Wisconsin members!"
—Ring 41 Boardmembers

January 17th 2014 Christmas Party


Christmas Party in January!

A joint party for Ring 41 and the Houdin Club of Wisconsin members

"With a magic show by 'Joe Diamond' from Chicago..."

There will not be a regular meeting in January, instead, on January 17th, 2015, we will be having a dinner and magic show at Meyers Restaurant and Bar. Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm, and a very special magic show show by Chicago magician, Joe Diamond at 8pm.

It will be a family style banquet dinner. This simply means that the food is served "All You Care to Eat" at your table without having to go through a buffet line, providing you and your guests with comfort and convenience. All family-style banquets include:

  • Fresh Garden Salad
  • Bakery Fresh Bread
  • Pressure Fried Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Sage Dressing
  • Chefs Vegetable of the Day
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Chefs Special Dessert And Coffee, Tea or Milk
  • Also included is Beef Sirloin Tips with Egg Noodles Swiss Steak

The cost of the dinner is $22.00 per person. Feel free to bring a guest. We will need everyone attending to RSVP so that we can get an accurate head count for the dinner. We have a minimum of 25 for the resturant. You can pay at the door, or ahead of time, if you wish. If you RSVP, you must tell us BEFORE the dinner if your plans have changed, or we will bill you for the dinner.

Everyone must RSPV to Bob Rath via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or phone ( 414-573-9255 ). Don't forget to contact Bob. We must have an accurate head count before the dinner.

We hope to see a great turn out for this event. We'll see you all on the 17th.

-Ring 41 Board Members.

There will be a raffle and drawing for cash and magic prizes at the January 17th party. You must be in attendance to win.

January 17th 2014 Christmas Party - Joe Diamond

Joe Diamond Magic Show

Joe Diamond may look like a normal guy, but he has turned his fascination for the paranormal into a full time career! In only his early twenties, he has an amazing understanding of the workings of the strange & bizarre, to the point where he defies the boundaries between what we assume can and can't be done.

In 2010, Joe made Mystery Performance History! Joe was the first person to make it through the world’s largest corn maze, BLINDFOLDED! The maze was 11.1 miles of trail that spanned over 33 acres. Many people who could see couldn’t even solve the maze, and gave up! Joe was completely blindfolded, and solved the maze in less than two and a half hours through mind reading. No other magician, or psychic has ever completed anything on such a large scale, making it the World’s Largest Mind Reading Demonstration!

In 2012, He even found a coin hidden in a graveyard in under 20 minutes while blindfolded! (See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1xhJNJwuqY)

He is one of the stars of "The Magic Cabaret" in Chicago, now in it's NINTH year! Travel Channel says it's "One of America's BEST Magic Shows!"

Joe has also been interviewed for a Documentary film on young magicians called, “Make Believe.” It has gone on to win “Best Documentary” at the L.A .Film Festival! It is now available on Netflix! Just search ‘Make Believe.’

He also hosts a radio show on Sunday nights called "UnReal Radio" http://www.UnRealRadioShow.com

When he was 17, he was the youngest 1st place winner of the Close-Up Magic Classic, a contest focused on performance excellence held in the Magic Capitol of the World.

Now in his twenties, he continues to perform all over the United States for private events, companies, and theaters!

Jay Sankey says it best, Joe has great skill, a marvelous sense of humor, and more energy than any other four magicians combined! What more could you want"

The San Francisco Examiner calls him an "Occult Aficionado" and World Famous Magician Marshall Brodien says, "Joe is one of the BEST I have EVER seen!"

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 David at  414-255-8324 and let him know you're interested in getting a ride to the meeting. Please call ASAP so we can make the arrangements.

Saturday January 17th., 6:00pm at the Meyer's Restaurant at 4260 S. 76th St. Greenfield, WI 53220
Dinner cost is $22 for Ring 41 members and guests.

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