Election Results (Ours, not the Country’s)

We’re pleased to report on the result of our call for nominations for this year’s executive. At the deadline, we had exactly the right number of applications to fill all of our vacant board positions. So the executive for the 2019-20 season is:

James Alan – President
Ian Crawford – 1st Vice President
Laura Mingail – 2nd Vice President
David Lew – Treasurer
Katarina G. – Secretary
Artemus Syman – Past President

We would like to thank all of our members (and potential members) for their patience as we took the time to get things back on track. We’re looking forward to a productive year.

With that in mind, we will be meeting shortly to solidify the programming for the rest of this season and to also address some of the issues that have been raised at the Town Hall and on the Facebook group. Anyone who has any suggestions what we might add to the agenda for our first meeting, which will be within the next 2 weeks, please email us at ibmring17@gmail.com and we’ll make every effort to address them.

Thanks again for your patience. We look forward to seeing everyone for Asi Wind’s lecture on Monday, October 21.


We’re getting ready to hold elections (read the full backstory here).

The elections will take place at the start of the November meeting (more news on that coming early next week) Monday, November 18 at the Imperial Pub.


Voting will be open to anyone who was a member of the club during the 2018-19 season and anyone anyone who is currently a member for the 2019-20 season.

We are working on arrangements for proxy voting so that anyone who cannot attend the November meeting for whatever reason will still be counted.


There are five positions open:

  • President
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2nd Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

To run, you must be a member of the club this season (2019-20). If you wish to run for President you must be a current member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Anyone wishing to run should send an email to ibmring17@gmail.com saying so, and specify a particular position if you like. (And if you are running for president, include your IBM# in the email.) The deadline to submit your name is October 10, 2019.

Campaigning and Elections

In the event that we have multiple members running for the same position, we will post a list of candidates on October 15, 2019 and will provide a short bio for your consideration. They will also have the opportunity to post flattering things about themselves on the Facebook group or consult with members individually at the October meeting.

Any additional questions, please write us at ibmring17@gmail.com and we will try to address them as soon as possible.