Announcements Archive: 2012
Sandy Hook Bells observance
Sandy Hook Bells - Across the nation, church bells will ring 26 times at 9:30 a.m. Friday to mark the the one-week anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
The National Council of Churches said many of its 100,000 congregations plan to participate in the bell-ringing during a minute of silence that Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy called for earlier in the week.
"I'm asking that Friday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m., exactly one week after the horror began to unfold in Newtown, that the entire state observe a moment of silence," Malloy said at a Monday press conference.
"I'd like to ask those houses of worship or other buildings that have the ability to play bells to do so as well — 26 bells for the beautiful children and six wonderful adults who were killed at school that day."
2013 NAGCR Calendar
The 2013 NAGCR calendar which print subscribers received with their latest Clapper is now available as a PDF on the website that may be printed. This is the usual one page listing of ringing events that many find convenient to plan out their ringing year.
New Membership Card Option
At the suggestion of a long-time member of the NAG, I am offering members a new choice to opt out of receiving a membership card upon renewal of their membership.
The argument against the card is that many people just put them away in a drawer and forget about them, and that the production of the card and mailing expense is a cost to the NAG that can be avoided by eliminating the membership card.
Any member may opt out of receiving the card simply by letting me know. I will put an indicator in the member’s record that will suppress production of that member’s membership card in future, unless rescinded by the member.
I have set up this feature and am ready to process any and all requests from members to eliminate their membership cards. This is not a one-time option, but can be exercised and rescinded at any time.
If you do nothing you will continue to receive your membership card when you renew your membership.
Tom Miller, Membership Secretary
December 8 - Mid-Atlantic Area Meeting Update
Lunch and Handbells Update: The Area Meeting in NYC on Saturday, December 8 will be from 11:00 to 5:30. If you are interested in ringing handbells earlier, from 9-11, please contact Martha Partridge and let her know.
Everyone welcome to attend. Trinity ringers have graciously offered to provide lunch for participants. If you have not already let John Hitchings or myself know that you plan to come, please do so.
Cheers, Bruce Butler
Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund
Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund
Applications are invited for grants from this Fund, which are paid only for work carried out by the main UK bell founders on bell restoration projects in countries outside the UK and Ireland. Details of the allocation criteria and administration procedures and an application form are available from the Central Council website or direct from me.
Closing date for applications is 31st January 2013.
School Hill Warnham
West Sussex RH12 3QN
IAN H ORAM,
Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Bell Restoration Committee
Area Meeting December 8 NYC
More information on December's Mid-Atlantic Area Meeting.
Message from Kate Flavell, Central Council President
Please can you and/or Madeleine convey my very best wishes to all towers and
ringers who have been affected by this awful storm/hurricane. As you may know,
Paul & I (with others) toured down your East coast back in 2004 and I feel that
many of the towers where we rang are likely to have been affected to some
degree. I do hope so much that everyone is safe, the bells are all safe and the
churches have not suffered any serious damage. We have all been quite horrified
to hear about it all - there has been extensive media coverage here.
With warmest good wishes,
President, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers
Registered Charity Number 270036
020 8942 1662
(Copied to Central Council Officers and NAG CC members)
Change to DC Area meeting
Due to a variety of reasons , ringing at OPOT has been cancelled. However, we will ring at the Cathedral from 11:00 am. Lunch will be provided by the WRS If arriving before 12:30 use the West End, After, please use the South transept elevator and make sure you pull the gate closed!
The October 8th deadline is fast approaching.
If you have any reports/photos/articles for this issue, please send them along to the editor's mailbox.
Very sad news - Mark Rizzo
Very sad news, Mark Rizzo
I know that many of you will be as shocked as I am to read this news..... I am sure Tom will not mind that I forwarded this to the NAGCR website. Bruce Butler
Mark Rizzo passed away suddenly last week. Mark learned ring in the early 1980's at Kalamazoo College. In addition to being an active ringer, he served the guild as membership secretary for several years. He was elected to membership in the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths. Mark was a good ringer and a good guy. He will be missed.
There will be a memorial reception on Friday, October 5th from 3pm to 6pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. There is an obituary for Mark at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/
Radio report on ringing in New York
George Bodarky hosts the "Cityscape" program on WFUV (Fordham U). He recently visited Trinity Wall Street, and this morning he gave this report (start at 13:04).
2013 Ringing World Diaries and Calendar
Once again the Guild's Book Service will be ordering Ringing World Diaries and Calendars for members. Please take advantage of this service. You may email me your order and then put a check in the mail
The Ringing World Diary 2013: contains quick reference pages for methods, touches, quarters and contacts. Content updated for 2013; latest CCCBR and association contact details, First Peals, Record Lengths and Notable Events, revised Doubles, Triples and Caters methods and touches, pages of hints and tips.
Ringing World Diary 2013
To obtain a 2013 Ringing World Diary please send a check in US or CDN funds
payable to NAGCR Book Service to:
829 North 25th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Standard – USD or CDN $11.50
Standard with Pencil in spine – USD or CDN $12.00
Leather – USD or CDN $19.50
Ringing World Calendar 2013
This year the calendar features the calendar features a selection of works from the art exhibition Inspired by Bells which was held at the ROA Gallery during the Ringing World Centenary celebrations in March 2011.
To obtain a 2013 Ringing World Calendar please send a check for $12.50 in US or CDN funds payable to NAGCR Book Service to:
829 North 25th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Add USD $2.50- CDN $2.50 for each item if you wish airmail (not really necessary at this time – October)
Total Amount Enclosed $
At Trinity Wall Street we were visited in December 2009 by Brooklyn-based choreographer/musician/artist Nancy Garcia.
Nancy has now posted on YouTube a lovely 10-minute video of her visit. It's here.
Most remarkably, Nancy chose to emphasize the visual. There is no sound to this video. Check it out for an artist's visual impression of what we do!
I have also posted this to the albums/videos section.
(Nancy's website is www.nancygarcia.org)
AGM Minutes available in Member Discussion file
Discussion regarding disallowed peals
2011 ANNUAL REPORT now available
2011 ANNUAL REPORT now posted here.
Members who subscribe to The Clapper in print will receive the Report in print by snail mail. E-members may view and download the PDF version here, both at "Guild Documents" and at "Member Discussions".
The Clapper - summer issue now available online. Download yours today
Southminster hosting a tenth anniversary celebration 5-7 October
Please join us at Southminster Church in Pittsburgh for a tenth anniversary celebration of the dedication of our bells.
October 5th of this year is the tenth anniversary of the dedication of the ring of eight bells at Southminster Church in Mt Lebanon, a southern suburb of Pittsburgh. We are planning a celebration over the weekend of 5-7 October, to which we're hoping many North American ringers can come.
There is a schedule for the weekend available on-line.
It's also a great opportunity to visit Pittsburgh, a wonderful city: home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL's only six time Super Bowl Champion; home of what the Travel Channel recently rated the best sandwich in America; and rated America's most livable city by The Economist in 2011, Forbes in 2010 and The Places Rated Almanac in 2007.
If you come a day or two early to sight see, please do also plan on joining our regular practice on Thursday evening, 4 October.
There is no need to register for the weekend, though it would be best if those planning on attending let me, Don Morrison <>, know so we know how many to expect and can plan accordingly; and can ensure you are kept up to date with plans. It is possible, though not certain, that as arrangements progress we may ask folks to make reservations for one or more meals ahead of time.
NAGCR's 40th Anniversary at Smith College
NAGCR's 40th Anniversary at Smith College. Please see the details and the registration form on the calendar. Deadline is July 15.
The nominations period for 2012 officers opens July 20, and includes the offices of
president, treasurer, secretary (membership), newsletter editor, peal secretary, education
officer and public relations officer. All nominations should consist of a simple statement
(who is nominated, by whom, and for which office) in writing to the president and should
include both the signed consent of the nominee and his/her statement of candidacy.
Nominations close on September 17
Currently a term of office is for one year only. Please consider serving your fellow
ringers by standing for office!
Pursuant to the 2007 amendment of the Guild Constitution, candidates for Guild office
must be and have been Resident Members of the Guild for a minimum of two (2) years
continuously and immediately prior to standing for election.
Any Resident Member whose membership is active on August 31 is eligible to vote in the
annual election of the NAGCR. Eligibility is determined as of the close of the day August
31. Members who join or renew after August 31 are not eligible to vote in the current
year’s election. Dues are considered timely if postmarked no later than August 31.
Please contact the Guild secretary (membership) with questions about your specific
situation. Associate Members are not eligible to vote.
Memorial Service for Richard Graves
Richard Graves, Founding Member and Honorary Life Member, died Tuesday, June 12. He was 86.
A memorial service is currently planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Houston with a reception to follow.
There will be ringing with the service.
Call for articles and area reports for the Clapper
Yes, I know that we have just had an issue, but the deadline for the next issue is July 8th. The current Guild bylaws mandate four issues a year.
Please will people start to pull together their reports (photos, too) so that everything is ready to go come the week of July 8th?
With regard to photos. If you use a High Resolution stop on your camera, then your picture can be enlarged without blurring. This is very important if the picture might be used for cover art.
If any of you have an article that you might like to include, please let me know so I can allocate space for it in the magazine.
Happy 153rd Birthday to Big Ben's clock! A rare look inside the tower at The Great Bell . . .
Re: the new issue of the Clapper
June 7th is the estimated mailing date for the Spring issue of The Clapper. In case you haven't noticed, the current issue is posted on the website. We put it up early because of the Jubilee Bells notice in it.
Re: Postings to Campanophile
I have been putting together the quarter peal report, with some help from Rick DePuy. Please, when posting qp's to Campanophile, will you be sure to put the North American Guild on that top line?
That way you can be sure that your postings will make it into the Clapper without a hitch.
I have responded to one tower that I've picked up their qp's. Are there any others out there who might not have included the North American Guild in their listing? Please email the editor ASAP. You have another day or two before the qp's go into the master document.
Thank you for your patience this first time round for me as editor.
Bells' BBQ Bash - Philly
Bells' BBQ Bash - Philly Saturday, June 9 for ringing and celebrating the bells' birthdays. Please join us. RSVP by June 1.
May 12th in Orleans, MA!
Please join us in Orleans, MA at the Bell Tower of the Church of the Transfiguration on May 12th! This is a New England Area Meeting - but of course anyone is more than welcome. It will be a day of Open ringing - in the Open air! Cape Cod is beautiful, and not too hot this time of year.We lok forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones, so please save the day and come ring our wonderful 10 bells!
Here is a basic schedule for the day:
10am - noon Ringing (coffee and snacks provided)
12-1 lunch Lunch provided (donations gladly accepted)
1- 2:30 Ringing
2:30 - 2:45 Break w/refreshments 2:45 - 5 Choral Evensong is at 5:15 which anyone is very welcome to attend
Please let me know by May 5th if you plan to come, so we can be sure of the count for lunch. thanks!
LAST CALL FOR THE QUEBEC WEEKEND - REGISTER NOW !
Quebec May Weekend 2012 Registration
Bienvenue dans les cloches de Québec
(May 25 pm – May 27, 2012)
Email __________________________ Telephone __________________________
Home Tower/Group ________________________________
Arrival Day & Time (if known) ___________________ Departure ____________________
Novice (rounds, call changes, hunting) ________ on ______ bells
Basic (Plain Bob, Grandsire) ______________________ Conduct ___________
Advanced (Stedman, Kent) ________________________ Conduct ___________
Expert (Surprise) ________________________________ Conduct ___________
Would you like to conduct a practice session ? Yes ____ No ____
On which topics ? (Check as many in order of priority) : Rope sight ____, Rope handling ____, Ringing up or down in peal ___, Plain Hunts ___, Stedman ___, other (please specify) ________
Quarter peal request:
Method(s): ____________________________________ Number of bells: 6 _____ 8 _____
As a ringer _______ As a conductor ______ Indifferent ______
Registration and Dinner:
Registration (includes muffins, scones, coffee and juice Saturday and Sunday mornings) :
Before May 7 : FREE May 7 and after : 10$
I will attend the Ringers’ banquet prepared by the guild’s renowned chefs on Saturday (Bring your own beer/wine) $25 : Yes ____ No ____
Please complete and return by May 6 to: René Moisan 809, Ave De Lévis, Québec, Qué G1S 3E2 r.
Make cheques payable to Shirley Nadeau, guild’s treasurer.
NOTE : Cheques drawn on US banks in US dollars welcome
Clapper articles/announcements, etc.
The Clapper deadline is approaching, and can be somewhat flexible for those towers with area meetings in April.
Please will all area representatives send me your information if you haven't done so already? Let's make this issue a great one! Photos are welcome. Please identify any people in the photos.
If any of you are working on articles and need research help, please let me know how I can help you.
Dove's Guide for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Dove's Guide is available to download from the App Store. This is a free app which became available on March 10, 2012 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users.
North American peals and quarters are now displayed on nagcr.org!
Recent performances show up in a new widget on the home page, and as a new box on the mobile version. From there you can click through to the index of all performances by month, or to a page giving details of all of the performances reported last week. You can also go straight to the monthly index at the easy-to-remember http://nagcr.org/p.
We're getting our data from submissions through the NAG form over at Campanophile. We don't want to rush your submissions, so you have a three-day grace period: every Wednesday night, we'll automatically publish a new weekly report covering performances through the previous Sunday. Any submissions recived after Wednesday will be in the following week's report.
If you're subscribed to the RSS feed (or you get emails from Feed My Inbox), then you'll see the weekly report show up already--no need to subscribe to anything new. Hope you enjoy it!
2012 Pittsburgh Ringing Course
The sixth annual Pittsburgh ringing course will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 27 to 29 July 2012.
As last year’s course was so popular, this year’s will be a reprise of that one, aimed at folks learning to ring Plain Bob (doubles or above), or ready to make the transition thereto. The emphasis is not on complexity or even the method Plain Bob itself, but rather on acquiring the skills necessary to ring at this evel well. Students will be asked to do some study beforehand, and no time will be spent on theory. Rather, students will be expected to have already learned that, and be in a position to put it into practice.
Students should be at least comfortable ringing plain hunts on at least five with a cover. Students well above that level, but who stillfind ringing Plain Bob a challenge, will benefit even more.
Further information can be found at
If you would be interested in joining this course as a student, please contact me, Don Morrison <>, ideally by 9 March.
From your new editor
The April deadline for the next issue is rapidly approaching.
Tower captains/representatives, please start to put together your news/pictures/anecdotes.
Who is working on an article for The Clapper? Please will you let me know so I can set aside the space in the coming issue?
Many thanks. I will send out more reminders as the deadline gets closer.
And, yes, I was once known as "the ringing nun"...
Death of Victoria Ringer - Tim Hanna
With sadness Steve Smith reports the unexpected and untimely death of Tim Hanna, a ringer at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC. Tim's obituary can be found at this link: http://www.mccallbros.com/timothy-james-hanna/
Our sympathies go out to the ringers of Christ Church Cathedral for their loss.
New Clapper Editor
I am delighted to advise the NAG membership that we have a new editor for The Clapper. Diane Amison-Loring has offered her services as editor and the Executive has accepted her offer with grateful thanks. Diane will be editing the Spring edition of The Clapper. Kindly ensure that your submissions for this and future editions continue to be forwarded to the Editor at
Vernal Equinox aka Spring Dinner
Spring Dinner in Philly
Just a reminder that our annual event is fast approaching, March 17. We look forward to seeing many of you in Philly. While the deadline is March 9, it would be nice to know if you were thinking of coming ahead of that date as it would help in our planning.
The registration form can be found in the last issue of The Clapper or in the Calendar section of this website. Or just send an email to the
AGM Survey from Bruce Butler
NAGCR AGM Survey
> If you are aware of anyone who may not get this, please feel free to forward or copy.
I received this message from Bruce Butler, though there were no other recipients list on the copy I received so it's not at all clear who did or did not receive it. But it seems worth posting here!
I have also written to Bruce for clarification on exactly how we are supposed to answer question number 6 in the survey. It's not at all clear, at least not to me, what #1, #2 and #3 mean in this context, particularly since we can check any two or three of them for each tower! I'll update this when I have an answwer from him.
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Bruce & Eileen Butler
> The 2012 AGM will be held at Smith College, where the NAGCR was founded 40
> years ago! We do hope many of you will be able to attend this event. Some
> of you may remember the wonderful AGM we had there for the 25th and it is
> only fitting that we return now for another milestone.
> A link to a very brief survey is given below that will provide the Planning
> Committee some idea of your interests and a preliminary number of attendees.
> Please respond as soon as possible so that costs, arrangements and plans
> can be organized.
> Depending upon projected numbers, we will propose a nominal registration fee
> to cover expenses, i.e. liability insurance, as well as possible venues and
> charges for group meals on the Friday and Saturday evenings. There will
> also be workshops given as well as side trips to alleviate congestion in the
> tower at Smith.
> Bradley International Airport is served by many airlines including
> AirCanada, US Airways, American Airlines, Southwest and Delta and this would
> be the closest airport to Northampton - 35 miles away. A shuttle service is
> available from both Bradley and Boston's Logan airport. There is also bus
> service to Northampton. The closest train service is to Springfield.
> We look forward to hearing back from you whether or not you plan on
> attending. If you are aware of anyone who may not get this, please feel
> free to forward or copy.
> AGM Smith Planning Committee
> Bruce Butler, Chairman
Status of Ringing at the Old Post Office
Ringing at the Old Post Office - Keep Calm, It Carries On!
Like others in the ringing community, Washington ringers were excited to hear earlier this month that the Federal Government’s General Services Administration (GSA) had selected an organization to redevelop the Old Post Office where the Congress Bells are housed. For some years we had monitored the ups and downs of GSA’s efforts to find a developer to turn the wonderful old building into a profitable enterprise.
Finally, last spring GSA issued a Request for Proposal (RFP). The bells and the Clock Tower where they are located were very minor items in the RFP. The bells were mentioned in the “Exhibits” section of the RFP, and the RFP specified that the developer must maintain “public access for the Clock Tower.” Proposals were submitted in July, and GSA announced the winning bidder, Trump Hotel Collection, on February 7th.
During the proposal period, WRS met with GSA and provided both our concerns about how the redevelopment would affect the bells and ringing and our view that improvements in public access to the tower coupled with some bell-related modifications could result in making the site a more significant public attraction. Since the selection, Katie Emmons, the WRS Ringing Master, has talked with GSA’s Project Manager for the redevelopment. He supports our involvement as plans for the Clock Tower development move forward, and we’re working with him to arrange a meeting of all the parties after things settle a bit.
While we have concerns about the effect the redevelopment will have on our ringing at the Old Post Office, we believe that it can be an opportunity to highlight the Congress Bells and change ringing. We appreciate the NAG and wider ringing community's interest and concern, and we'll try to keep NAG informed as things progress.
Something to note is that construction is not scheduled to start until spring of 2014, so we don’t expect to see changes in the ringing schedule at the Old Post Office for some time. So do come visit!
A Floating Ring
Here is another way to celebrate Her Majesty`s Jubilee:
Pageant bellringers hope they won’t be sunk by floating belfry challenge
February 16 2012 12:01AM
The bells that will peal out from the Thames for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are being cast tomorrow, and the man in charge of ringing them is doing his best to sound confident. “I think the whole idea is totally bonkers,” Dickon Love said. “That is partly why I like it.”
If he is sounding nervous, it is for good reason: no one has ever tried ringing church bells from a floating belfry on the river before, a challenging exercise made more nerve-racking by the fact that the bells do not belong to the pageant at all, but to a church in the City of London . The £180,000 bells were commissioned by St James Garlickhythe, which has agreed to lend them before they are installed.
“If they end up at the bottom of the Thames , someone somewhere will have to provide the church with a new lot,” Mr Love said. “But they won’t end up at the bottom of the Thames ,”he added swiftly. “It is a very big boat.”
At the moment all that exists of the bells is a few large lumps of sand, clay, goat hair and horse manure. That is how the moulds for bells have been made for centuries: sand and clay to make the shape and take the heat of the molten metal, goat hair and manure to burn away and provide a network of tiny air passages so that the gases from the hot metal can escape.
This week, Nigel Taylor, head tuner at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, has been applying the finishing touches to the moulds, stamping the inscriptions that will go on the outside of the bells letter by letter. There will be eight bells, the largest weighing almost half a tonne, and each one named after a member of the Royal Family: Elizabeth, Philip, Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, William and Henry.
The foundry has been in Whitechapel since 1570 and, before that, can trace its ancestry to a foundry run in Aldgate by one Robert Chamberlain since 1420.
Despite this heritage, no one has any idea of what it takes to ring eight bells on a floating platform. The boat will be as steady as they can make it. An Olympic-class barge called the Ursula Catherine, capable of carrying 250 tonnes, it will be pushed by a tug at the head of the flotilla of 1,000 boats taking part in the pageant on June 3.
However, Mr Love, a former master of the Ancient Society of College Youths, a bellringing society founded in 1637, said: “Our bellringers can detect movements in a belltower of a few millimetres. It upsets the movement of the bells. They will have to be very skilled in order to manage it. But you have to be able to take risks sometimes. Whoever thought this up is quite visionary. It is so English, so London . It will be something to behold.”
Sad news from Robert Lewis, about Harold Rogers. Many North American ringers knew Harold, and his late wife Olive. Harold had continued to lead a vibrant life, continuing to ring peals regularly, until his health started failing about a year ago.
From: Robert Lewis:
I am very sorry to have to tell you that Harold W.Rogers of Isleworth has died, aged 95, today (Friday, 17th February). His son Chris has asked me to pass on the sad news. He tells me that Harold passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning.
Funeral details, once known, will be published in The Ringing World and elsewhere.
Washington Post Column - OPO Bells & Trump
Washington Post column spotlights Trumping of OPOT bells!
Change ringing talk in Spartanburg
Here's a talk about change ringing in Spartanburg, South Carolina. You'll have to scroll down a page or two to get to it. Sadly I suppose this is equally inconvenient for those in Charleston, Atlanta, Hendersonville and Raleigh, but maybe someone can make the drive. Does anyone know Caren Diefenderfer, who doesn't appear to be a NAGCR member?
Monmouth and Brecon Canal
While not named in this article, the coordination of the thirty towers ringing was arranged by Nick Jones, who used to ring in Atlanta and Marietta.
Bonnie Armstrong died on 3 Febrary, after a long battle with cancer. Bonnie was quite active in ringing in Hingham and Boston in the 1970s and 80s, and rang in the first peal on the bells at The Church of the Advent.
Here's an obituary from the Hingham Journal.
Intriguing news about the Old Post Office in Washington
Intriguing news about the Old Post Office in Washington
Orleans - change of Date!
Due to the annual ringing weekend held in Quebec May 25-28, we have changed the date of the Area Meeting planned here in Orleans at the Church of the Transfiguration. It was scheduled for the 26th and will now be May 12th instead. Hope to see lots of you here!
Winter issue of The Clapper now available
Winter issue of The Clapper now available.
Many thanks to Margaret Ketchen for producing this issue.
Click here to open the winter 2012 issue of The Clapper
Change Ringing in Hand in Ontario
News report about change ringing in hand in Ontario: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3445337.
Campanophile is back!
From Tony Parry: "The e-mail service is restored. It appears that the most recent Microsoft automatic security update managed to prevent the mailserver from restarting properly. Apologies for the prolonged downtown -- I was spending an internet-free week with my family in the UK."
February Mid-Atlantic area meeting to be held in NYC
Please note that the February 11 Area Meeting venue has been changed from DC to Trinity, NY.
More details on calendar listing.
Campanophile down; Ringing World launches "BellBoard"
Change-ringers chat list reports Campanophile temporarily down, and launch of "BellBoard" by Ringing World.
NAGCR 2012 Calendar of Events
For those members who only get the electronic version of The Clapper you would not have received the green insert. This is the 2012 NAGCR Calendar of Events which is now available for downloading. This can be found in the calendar section of the website.
Reminder of The Clapper submission deadline
A reminder! Sunday, January 8, is the deadline for submissions for the Winter 2012 issue of The Clapper. Please send your Area and Event Reports, announcements, QP reports, etc., to .
If the holidays and new year have caught you off guard, please send a heads-up that you'll be forwarding newsletter material, what and when.
7-Towers Ringing Festival
UPDATE - 7-TOWERS Ringing Festival APRIL 13-15, 2012
A couple of additional items:
- We've contacted a couple of fairly nearby hotels and obtained some generally competitive rates. They are:
- LaQuinta Downtown Little Rock
617 South Broadway
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-374-9000, 1-800-753-3757, lq.com
Rate of US$65.00/night
(For those of you who attended our AGM, recall: NO BAR.)
- Wyndham Riverfront
2 Riverfront Place
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-371-9000, 1-877-999-3223, wyndham.com/hotels/LITNO/main.wnt
Rate of US$85.95/night
(Good bar - ostensibly convenient shuttle.)
In either case, mention "Trinity Ringing Society" for the rate.
- We shall also be offering the always unique 7-Towers Festival polo in all the usual sizes. Please contact Mary Wilson (below) regarding your sartorial requirements.
The twenty-something iteration hosted this year by the inimitable Trinity-Little Rock ringers. Depending on the registration/interest, actual ringing will begin with our usual Wednesday (April 11) practice at 6:30 PM continuing through noon Friday (April 13) when the "actual" event begins.
Registration forms are now available at this website, with hard copies coming in the next issue of 'The Clapper.'
In the meantime, feel free to contact Mary Wilson or Porter Brownlee for additional information.
We look forward to seeing you!
Contact: Mary Wilson