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History of Officers 1946 - Present

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RING 47 WAS FOUNDED JANUARY 1946
Incorporated by the State of Kansas 1963

During the latter part of 1945 the organization of Ring 47 was started. The Charter was issued in January of 1946; the Wizards were incorporated by the State of Kansas in January, 1960. In November of 1960 the name of "Wizards of Wichita" was adopted.


Ring 47 was the first magic club to receive the
Ring Quality Award
from the International Brotherhood of Magicians!

Quality Ring Award Certificate (click for a larger view)

CHARTER MEMBERS

Albert S. Barnard Robert Hile
Guy C. Boling Bert Holtsclaw
Lloyd W. Chambers Forrest Kuhns
Jerome Chandler Maurice Lowe
Don Cooper Herman Quinius
Al Coval Milton Strout
Richard K. Williams Giles E. Whitaker


LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

Name

No.

Joined

Inducted

1.

Forrest Kuhns

07581

Jan 1944

Jun 1986

2.

Maurice Lowe

08543

Nov 1945

Feb 1987

3.

Richard K. Williams

08123

Feb 1945

Jun 1994

4.

Albert S. Barnard

08134

Feb 1945

Jun 1994

5.

Robert G. Dinsmore

10583

Sep 1948

May 1999

6. Rene Small 14233 Sept 1953 Jan 2012
7. Edwin L. Schmitt 24760 Jan 1972 May 2014


HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

No.

Name

Date

1.

* Mickey McDougal

1940

2.

* Harlan Tarbell

1940

3.

* Carl Ballentine

1941

4.

* Harry Blackstone, Sr.

Sep 1942

5.

Jack Gwynne

Feb 1946

6.

Jack (Buddy) Gwynne II

Feb 1946

7.

Frank Cole II

Feb 1946

8.

Torrini (and Phyllis)

Feb 1946

9.

Leon Mandrake

Nov 1946

10.

MacDonald Birch

Nov 1948

11.

Jack Edward (Knecht)

Aug 1988

12.

David Copperfield

Dec 1992

13.

Len Vintus

June 1996

14.

Ruby Kuhns

June 1999

* Inducted in the original Wizards of Wichita Club prior to the organization of Ring 47 (Jan. 1946)


EARLY HISTORY OF MAGIC IN THE WICHITA AREA
Written by: Maurice Lowe

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