I.B.M. Ring 13, Pittsburgh PA
Celebrating 90 Years (1927-2017)
Tampa Ring 13 - since 1939

picture DECEMBER 2017

I.B.M. Ring 13 will meet on Thursday, December 7, at 8:00 p.m., at Ritter's Diner, 5221 Baum Boulevard, in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh.
Map and directions are available at http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=5221+Baum+Blvd+15224
You are invited to come early prior to the meeting and have dinner or a bite to eat in Ritter's banquet room.
This month's theme is "bag magic." You are encouraged to perform or tell us about any magic involving "bags."
Hope to see you there!


At this month's meeting, we will elect our 2018 Ring officers and board of directors. The following members have been nominated for 2018:
President: Bill Stokes
Vice President: Adrien Pierard
Secretary: Mark Zajicek
Treasurer: Peter Salva
Sergeant at Arms: Cece Wagner
Board of Directors: Charlie Domahidi, Jack Greenberg, Charleen Stokes
Additional nominations will also be accepted just prior to the elections.


At our December 7 meeting, our Ring 13 will be 89.98 years old‐‐just six days short of our formal 90th anniversary as I.B.M. Ring 13, which was founded on December 13, 1927.
As printed in the December 1927 issue of The Linking Ring (Vol. VII, No. 4, pages 846‐847) was this first report from I.B.M. Ring No. 13:
"On December 13th, thirteen members of the I.B.M. in the Pittsburgh, Pa. district met [...] and organized I.B.M. "lucky" Ring No. 13."
Come join us this month as we celebrate our 90th anniversary!


Please join us, too, in extending our best wishes to Jacob Johnson as he prepares to relocate his family to Massachusetts later this month. We'll miss you, JJ!

Thank you to last month's (November) performers: John Pedrotti (third performance for Ring membership), Attikin Rothacher (second performance for Ring membership), Bill Stokes, Jacob Johnson, Cece Wagner, Adrien Pierard, Dan Kamin, Jeff Vanderhoff, Jack Greenberg, visitor (former member) Chuck Caputo, and visitor David Edelstein.

And a special thank you to all who attended the Geoff Williams lecture (November 17). Despite the short notice, we had a very good turnout.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and magical holiday season, and a happy new year!


Next I.B.M. Ring 13 meeting
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 8:00 PM
Ritter's Diner, 5221 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15224 [Shadyside]
Map & Directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=5221+Baum+Blvd+15224