Members Online Meeting 20th May 2020

Hello Everyone,

We had another online member’s meeting again on Wednesday and it was great to catch-up with everyone again.

Keith mentioned the sad passing of Arthur MacTier and said we will hold a Broken Wand ceremony the next time we can all meet at the club. We are still trying to find details of his family so we can send a sympathy card on behalf of the Society, so if anyone can help, please get in touch with Keith or Steve Nixon the Welfare Officer.

We also had a bit of members magic! Matthew ‘Spike’ Redmond started off by asking John 

Needham to think of any card, a total free choice. Matt then showed John 4 packs of 6 cards and asked John to let him know which pack his thought of card value and suit was in. Matt then used an ‘Ariel’ to help him mentally transmit John’s thought of card to him, of which Matt correctly guessed was the 2 of Hearts.

John Needham then asked Luke Jones to freely chose a card from the pack, remember it, which was then returned and lost in the pack. Luke was then asked to pick a number and 17 was chosen. John then counted to the 17th card in the pack which was Luke’s chosen card!

Lastly, we had a treat from mentalist Mike Price who wrote a prediction on a Post-it note and asked a member to name any card. Mike then showed us his prediction, which exactly matched the named card!

Everyone was invited to let us know how they were etc… and we briefly spoke about the online lecture we were invited to the night before. The meetings are very informal and it’s just a nice way to keep in touch with each other during Lockdown.

If you have any suggestions or ideas or, then please contact someone in the committee, so we can try to bring it to future meetings. Or if you would like to show us something then contact Keith and he will slot you in for the next meeting.

The next Members meeting will be on Wednesday 3rd June at 7pm. I will send out the details nearer the time.

Keep well everyone and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Membership Fees Update

To all members,

The committee would like to announce the decision we have made on behalf of the membership, with reference to the membership fees:

  • Membership fees paid in February 2019 will now cover your membership until January 2021, when fees will again be due.
  • Membership fees paid in February 2020 will now cover February 2021 to January 2022.

We have made this decision to help our members through this crisis.

We will continue to try to do online meetings until we can meet at our club again.

If you have any questions please contact Keith Pearson the President- details on the website.

Please keep in touch, via the Facebook Page or website for any further developments.

We all look forward to seeing you again soon.

Arthur MacTier AIMC

It is with sadness and regret that our longest serving member Arthur MacTier AIMC passed away in April. When we can all get back together we will break the wand for him in his memory.

1st Members Meeting

We had our first members meeting yesterday since Lockdown, and it was great to see everyone that attended.

Keith took the chair and kept everything in order and brought everyone up to date of the recent committee meeting decisions.

Everyone was also given an opportunity to contribute and share their ideas of how we can move forward as a Society during the lockdown.

The recent decisions by the committee are as follows:

  • Keith to continue his Presidential roll into 2021
  • Membership fees already paid will now be for 2021.
  • Fees not yet paid can be paid in January 2021 (Latest 1st Feb 2021) which will count for the 2021 membership. So, in effect 2020, will be a free year for all current paid-up members.

The committee is meeting again next Wednesday to decide on a few suggestions that were raised during the meeting. The next Members’ meeting will be in two weeks, Wednesday 20th May.

Keep safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

New Virtual Meeting

Great News.

We are having a Virtual Meeting next Wednesday 6th May!

The details are on the Facebook Members or have been emailed to you if you joined the email list.

If you’re a member and haven’t got the details, please contact one of the committee members who should be able to help to get you access. 😃

RIP David Budd MIMC

It is with great regret we let you know that David Budd MIMC died on Sunday at 6.20am peacefully in Myton Hospice where he had been so brilliantly cared for over the last three weeks.

David is a past president of LAWMS and will be remembered by older members for the amazing ‘Lavender’ act he and his late wife Rita performed worldwide.

He was also a great historian of magic and his knowledge of magic, variety halls, magicians and entertainers was incredible. There will be a family only cremation with a memorial service in the future.

Wednesday 18th March & 1st April Postponed

It is with regret that Leamington and Warwick Magic Society have to announce that the next two meetings and lectures have been postponed and will be rearranged for a later date.

We will update you on any progress as and when it comes in.

Take care all! Be safe everyone!!

This Wednesday

Just an update on the unfolding events regarding the Corona Virus and this Wednesday’s meeting.

At the moment the meeting and Rajan’s lecture on Wednesday is going ahead.

However, if you suspect you may have any of the symptoms as outlined by the government guidelines, then please stay at home.

Anyway, here’s what we have to look forward to on Wednesday… Don’t forget your cup & ball along with some large coins, (quarter Dollar size ideal), so you can join in the fun and play along with the moves and sleights Rajan is going to teach you this Wednesday.

Rajan is a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle and a professional of almost 30 years. Rajan is honored to have privately entertained: HRH Prince of Wales, HM Sultan of Brunei (on a number of occasions), HM Queen Margarethe II of Denmark.

Not to mention the scores of film, tv and music ‘royalty’, like The Beckhams, Brad & Angelina, Clint Eastwood, Guns & Roses, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Gigi Hadid to name but a few! This a great opportunity to learn from one of the best. However, if you just want to come along, sit back and enjoy the lecture and not touch or do anything then you don’t have to bring anything.

Whatever you decide to do, you will still get a great deal of knowledge and skill from the one and only Rajan the Magic Man… Which we may have plenty of time to practice what we learn over the coming weeks or months…

Hope to see you there.

 

Angus Baskerville MMC

Well done to member Angus Baskerville who passed his exam to become a Member of The Magic Circle. Well 

deserved.

Passing this exam is not easy and can be a rather daunting task.

You have to perform an 8-12 minute act showing magical and performance skill in front of the other magician members… Which often includes well known and house-hold names!

You are judged on your skill level, how well perform things like sleight of hand and your presentation skills.

It can take months, or even years of preparation for your exam, and even full-time working magicians often fail to pass. A great and very worthwhile achievement for any budding magician.

Rajan The Magic Man – Wednesday 18th March.

Don’t forget your cups & balls along with some large coins, (quarter Dollar size ideal), so you can join in the fun and play along with the moves and sleights Rajan is going to tech you.

This a great opportunity to learn from one of the best up close and personal.

However, if you just want to come along, sit back and enjoy the lecture you don’t have to bring anything.

Whatever you decide to do, you will still get a great deal of knowledge from the one and only Rajan the Magic Man.

£10 for non-members.