President's Report

Fellow Magicians,

Once again we find ourselves challenged by the times. I hope everyone in good health and better spirits.

This months meeting was again held at Dane Dover's home. Attendance was sparse but we managed to have a good time. We even had some luck with Zoom by seeing Matt Seibert on the computer. Dane, Marty and Shawn were the performers along with Matt. Each performed something they were trying out, and I know in my case, for the first time.

After many discussions, texts and emails between officers, we must sadly report that due to the current guidelines we must follow, The January Christmas Show scheduled for 2021 will not occur. According to the statewide guidelines, every venue we considered fell short of what we could reasonably expect and are unable to provide a suitable setup for our show. As per discussions, it has been decided to wait until the guidelines loosen or disappear before we attempt a social gathering of our members.

Currently, we are considering renting a pavilion, possibly at Burns Park, which would accommodate our members and their immediate families. It has also been suggested that during the same gathering we include a "Magician's Flea Market" open to our members to buy and sell to each other. The latter will not take the place of our auction which should happen later in the year. The months being considered are April or May. In the meantime I want everyone to take good care of themselves, stay healthy and be safe so that we may possibly see you in April or May.

Although I was not able to make it to the Ring 75 meeting this month, I received word from Larry Bean that they are still planning on having the Cavalcade in March. Come January, they will have to commit to their decison. Larry is promising more information soon.

Finally, we are now privileged to have a temporary meeting place during the pandemic, at least for December. Shawn Miller's boss has authorized us to use their conference room at their new location of Cool Caps.

The address is as follows: 5624 Commerce Court, Sherwood, Arkansas. Meeting will be December 3rd @ 6:30. Please wear a mask. We will have hand sanitizer available.

Until we meet again, please take good care of yourself and your family. Stay safe and healthy.

Best Regards,
Marty Haughn