Ring Resources

This page is intended to provide helpful program, administrative, and fiscal resources for I.B.M. Rings around the world. 

Program Resources

 

•RING MEETING THEMES
     CLICK HERE for 437 Ring Meeting ideas and activities. (pdf format)

•MAGIC QUESTIONS
     CLICK HERE for 130 questions to test your magic knowledge. (pdf format)

•LIST OF 2016 I.B.M. LECTURES
     CLICK HERE for a list of  2016 I.B.M. Lectures. (Excel format)

• RING QUALITY PROGRAM
     CLICK HERE for a PDF version

• OPERATION TRICKS ARE TREATS, A BENEVOLENT SHOW PROGRAM
     CLICK HERE to download the "Operation Tricks are Treats" policies and procedures manual. Help your Ring institute a Benevolent Shows Program. (pdf format)

 

Administrative Resources

 

New Rings

• LOCAL I.B.M. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
     CLICK HERE for reasons why you should join a local Ring. (pdf format)

     CLICK HERE to download a sample Ring recruitment brochure giveaway for your Ring. (pdf format)

     CLICK HERE to download a template to make your own Ring recruitment brochure giveaway for your Ring. (Word Document)

 

• INTERNATIONAL  I.B.M. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
     CLICK HERE for reasons why you should become an international member. (pdf format)

• GAINING NEW RING MEMBERS
     CLICK HERE for suggestions and reasons for gaining new members. (pdf format)

• INCORPORATING A RING
     CLICK HERE for a PDF version

• NEW RING PETITION
     CLICK HERE for a Word doc version
     CLICK HERE for a PDF version

 

Existing Rings

• RING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
     CLICK HERE for a Word doc version
     CLICK HERE for a PDF version

• RETAINING RING MEMBERS
     CLICK HERE for suggestions on how to retain members. (pdf format)

• INSTALLATION AND INDUCTION CEREMONIES

     CLICK HERE for information on Installation and Induction Ceremonies for Officers and
     new members. (pdf format)
          RING OFFICER INSTALLATION CEREMONY (three versions)                                             
          • Points of Light Ceremony                                                                                            
          • Fellowship of the Ring Ceremony (condensed)                                                                 
          • Dedication and Commitment Ceremony (abbreviated format)  
          INDUCTION INTO RINGS CEREMONY                                                                               
          •  Transition of junior members to regular membership
 

• RING'S HISTORY AND THE HISTORIAN

      CLICK HERE for the role of the Historian and information on the history of the Ring. (pdf format)

 • RING BYLAWS
       CLICK HERE for the information on the Ring Constitution and ByLaws. (pdf format)

• POLICY AND PROGRAM MANUALS
     CLICK HERE for the information policy and program manuals. (pdf format)

• ETHICS -- JOINT I.B.M. AND S.A.M. ETHICS
     CLICK HERE for the information about ethics (pdf format)

• RING CONTACT UPDATE
     Keep the information on your local Ring current.  To send your updated changes in meeting location, contacts (officers and who tocontact for additional information) and web sites. CLICK HERE

• BROKEN WAND CEREMONY (FOR MEMORIAL SERVICE)
     CLICK HERE to access a printable version of the I.B.M. MEMORIAL SERVICE/BROKEN WAND CEREMONY.

• I.B.M. LOGO FOR RING PUBLICATIONS
     CLICK HERE to access a page of I.B.M. logos for your Ring's newsletter or official publication. Please note that the I.B.M. logo may be used ONLY on official I.B.M. Ring publications and documents. 

 • INTERNATIONAL OFFICE ELECTION RULES AND PROCEDURES
     CLICK HERE - Conduct for the Elections of International Officers and Executive Committee Members. Every effort has been made to insure a fair and unbiased election in the spirit of brotherhood in which this organization was founded and intends to continue to function.

 

The Linking Ring

 

• SCRIBE AND RING REPORTS
     CLICK HERE for the role of the Ring Scribe and information on Ring Reports. (pdf format) If you are a Ring Reporter and would like to submit your Ring Report to the Linking Ring magazine via email, send the completed report to Dr. Steven Schlanger at ringreports@magician.org.

• SCRIBE STARTER SENTENCES
     CLICK HERE for 119 sentences to help Ring Scribes start writing their Ring Reports. (pdf format)

• TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE LINKING RING
     CLICK HERE for advice on taking photos for our magazine, how to send them, and why photos are important.

 

FISCAL RESOURCES

                                                                              

•Fiscal Resources - Revenue Considerations
     The visible Rings have multiple revenue streams, including (1) dues, (2) auctions, (3)  raffles, (4) attendee lecture fees, and (5) public performances. CLICK HERE for ways to strengthen the financial footing of Rings in all five categories

 

•Fiscal Resources - Expense Considerations
     On the expense side of the ledger, Rings should establish an annual budget that includes  (1) Ring operating expenses, e.g., supplies, postage,  (2) facility rental fees, (3)  internet charges, (4) lecturer fees, and (5) non-profit assessments. CLICK HERE for tips on constructing annual Ring budgets in all five categories