Announcements Archive: 2018
NAGCR Officers - 2019
I am pleased to report that Tom Farthing was nominated for Public Relations Officer and Quilla Roth as Education Officer for 2019. There were no other nominations for either of these offices, or for any of the other officers other than the incumbents, so there is no need for an election.
However, please be reminded to vote for the Honorary Life Membership position proposal for Derek Wilsden by December 28, 2018.
Ballot for Derek Wilsden for Honorary Life Member
Please see under Member Discussions the ballot for Derek Wilsden for Honorary Life Membership. The proposal can be read on p. 11 of the Fall 2018 Clapper which is now on the website.
A great account of the 2018 Trinity Shield event in Washington DC
LIVESTREAM Information: Trinity Shield Striking Competition
The Trinity Shield Striking competition will be live-streamed from the Washington Ringing Society's Youtube Page beginning at approximately 2pm on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Our page *may* also stream the results, as delivered by judge Mark Regan, live from the dinner venue so be sure to subscribe to our channel to be kept up-to-date, and/or check back in around 18:30 on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The direct link to the competition livestream is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlVmRVYsQKM
Good luck teams!
2019 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars
Ringing World Diary 2019
To obtain a 2019 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 $12.00 or CDN $15.50
Standard with Pencil in spine – USD $13.00 or CDN $17.00
Leather – USD $19.00 or CDN $24.50
Ringing World Calendar 2019
This year's calendar features churches from around the British Isles.
To obtain a 2019 Ringing World Calendar please send a check for $12.50 in US or CDN $16.25 funds payable as listed above.
Total Amount Enclosed $
You can email me your orders () and then forward a check.
12 Bell Weekend - 2019
ANOTHER SAVE THE DATE !!!! 12 Bell Weekend
Toronto 12 Bell weekend - June 28, 29, 30, 2019. Watch for further information. Your best chance to ring on twelve, with lots of help, a good band around you, socializing, beer, food, ringing, beer, socialzing . . .you get the picture !! Do put this one in your diary. New Yorkers . . . a special welcome as you are without your bells.
Yale update with photos!
August Yale update: bell tower built, but no order announced yet. If I hear more pre-AGM, I'll let Bruce know. Jeremy Bates
Smith College Bells 50th Anniversary
Details for Smith College Bells 50th Anniversary October 6, 2018. A celebration and weekend of ringing and remembrances.
10am to 6pm
Noon to 1:30pm lunch break
6:30 pm dinner at local restaurant
RSVP here: goo.gl/txuikW.
Mendenhall Center, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
Free to a Good Home -Ringing Worlds
Don Trumpler has his set of Ringing Worlds that dates back to 1971. It is free to anyone who would like to have them for their tower library or as a personal collection.
Please contact Don at .
AGM 2018 Reminder
AGM 2018 registrations due Friday, August 31. New St. James HVL tower polos available, contact me ()
2019 Seven Towers Ringing Festival
SAVE THE DATE - The annual Seven Towers Ringing Festival will be held at St. Mark's Cathedral in Shreveport, LA May 3 - 5, 2019, with a ringing course on May 2nd & 3rd. See: http://www.nagcr.org/meetings/2019/05/seven-towers-ringing-festival.html
2018 Trinity Shield - 6 and 8 bell striking competition
This year’s Trinity Shield Striking Competition will be hosted by the Washington Ringing Society at the National Cathedral on October 20, 2018. Building on last year’s 8-bell event at Trinity Church New York, this year’s event will be expanded to include a 6-bell competition, as well as additional ringing opportunities at the Old Post Office, Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), and Fredrick. Bands from all over North America (and further afield!) are invited to enter, and individuals not part of a formal band are encourage to join one of the ‘pick-up’ bands that will be finalized on the day. The focus will again be less on competition and more on an enjoyable weekend of ringing, eating, drinking, and fellowship. if you’d like to hear more please contact Stuart Barton email:stuart.john.
AGM and Course 2018 Information and Registration
AGM and Course 2018. Information and Registration Form available by clicking on AGM event, NAGCR September 2018 calendar, or in the Resources and Links (http://www.nagcr.org/pr.html), Materials, Public Relations, scroll or jump to last entry. Hope to see you in Hendersonville Sept 26-30, 2018.
2017 Annual Report
The 2017 Annual Report is now available on-line to members. The printed copies will be posted next week.
Hingham in the news
Ringing Worlds, free to a good home in North America
Someone has already asked to take possesson of these.
Free to a good home: 40+ years of The Ringing World, about 50,000 pages total.
All of 1970 through mid-2010, plus several earlier years.
This could be an interesting addition to a tower library, or to a personal one.
They’re in Pittsburgh right now, but we can work together to find a way to get them to where you want them.
If interested, please contact Don Morrison <>.
Central Council - open meeting May 26-28, 2018
The Central Council meeting weekend is following a NEW format, themed on inclusion and outreach. As well as the annual meeting itself, there is a wide variety of seminars, sessions, stalls and activities on offer for ALL ringers.
Online bookings are now being taken from ALL RINGERS. Here is the link:
Additionally, there will be new Rules and Procedures to be voted on. Please see the details at: