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George Pipe biography

Unfortunately, after several discussions with the Ringing World, we’ve learned that because of the pandemic, the cost of postage from the UK has risen substantially. This means that the cost of the George Pipe biography (Shake my hand and I'll show you the ropes) will not be significantly cheaper when bulk-ordered and then mailed on to individuals via USPS than when ordered individually.

The NAGCR Book Service cannot therefore offer special pricing for the book as was originally hoped. It will, however, still process orders for the book, which will be sent to you directly from the UK. The Book Service will sell the book for $39.00 (US) and $51.00 (CDN) to NAGCR members. Should the situation, change the price will be adjusted.

If you prefer to use PayPal for payment, you may order the book directly from the RW. Send an email to the RW Admin for then-current pricing info. The individual-copy price, including shipping to the US, as of this week is £30.50.

Posted Oct 17, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

2021 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars

It is that time of the year again! The 2021 RW Diaries and Calendars are now available. Please support your NAGCR Book Service

Ringing World Diary 2021

To obtain a 2021 Ringing World Diary please send a check in US or CDN funds payable to

NAGCR Book Service to:

Bruce Butler

829 North 25th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Standard: USD $12.00 or CDN $16.00

Standard with Pencil in spine – USD $13.00 or CDN $17.00

Leather – USD $18.50 or CDN $24.00

Name

Address

Quantity/Which kind?

Ringing World Calendar 2021

This year's calendar features photographs of towers from across England, Scotland and Wales.

To obtain a 2021 Ringing World Calendar please send a check for $13.00 in US or CDN $17.00 funds payable as listed above.

Quantity-

Total Amount Enclosed $

Posted Oct 14, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Online practice Information

The document at the following link contains information about North American Guild of Change Ringers online practices.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GRJYdEE_t-l4QpEklPmOLPyjLc9RQA4nW_9ij2gcTdw/edit?usp=sharing

You can use the information in the document to:

- find a practice that would be helpful to you

- find a practice where you could help

- find a practice where you could meet new and/or old friends

It you have more information for the document or you would like help starting an online practice, please fill out the form at:

https://forms.gle/9jGBGqWoyQiykQHe8

Best regards,

Tom Farthing

NAG Public Relations Officer

Posted Jul 13, 2020 by Tom Farthing

2020 AGM Honolulu

It is with much sadness that I have to forward the following message I have just received from Richard Harris, Tower Captain, Honolulu. Although I was always dubious, given the current circumstances, I was hoping the situation would have eased allowing us to travel by October. As it is unlikely that large gatherings and meetings will be possible anywhere in North America, the Executive has decided that we are going to have theevent virtually. It was agreed to plan on having a video-chat AGM, hopefully with associated virtual ringing, speakers, and socializing. We will be investigating the best virtual platform to use. Please send me any thoughts/ideas/suggestions. I will forward more details as they arise, however, we plan to hold the meeting/event over the same weekend.

I want to thank the Honolulu ringers for all the work, effort and preparation that they have put into the event and hope that we will be able to hold an AGM there in the future.

Bruce Butler

Aloha from Hawaii.

We here have been planning a wonderful event in Honolulu this fall. However, due to the current situation in the State and Globally, we have been forced to cancel hosting the NAGCR 2020 Honolulu AGM. While we were trying hard to think of creative ways to proceed with the event, in the end the Bishop of Hawaii, and of our Cathedral, made the call the cancel any large gatherings of people for at least the remainder of the year. We, the Honolulu Ringers, are so sad to cancel, but I know we'll all be together again before too long. I look forward to ringing with you in Honolulu in the future.

Mahalo. Richard Harris

Posted May 31, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Update added Sep 23, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Please see the calendar entry for the registration form and schedule of events being planned.

Illinois Online Bell Bash

The University of Chicago ringers welcome you to join us on Saturday, May 16th for not the 8th Annual Illinois Tower Bell Bash, but rather the Illinois Online Bell Bash.

General Ringing 10:00am to 4:00pm central time

Tea time from 4:00pm to 4:45 central time

The following presentations are scheduled for the Bash:

We plan to use na.ringingroom.com for ringing and Zoom for video conferencing. We plan to use breakout rooms within Zoom to create several concurrent bands. You can find more details, including the Zoom information here

All are welcome. Come for as long or as little as you can. While there should be opportunities for advanced ringing, this event has been and continues to be a student-oriented event. Thus, we hope everyone will look for opportunities to help less experienced ringers.

Posted May 07, 2020 by Tom Farthing

Central Council's Ringing YouTube Competition

The Central Council has launched a YouTube competition that will run from May until November. Details can be found here https://cccbr.org.uk/youtube-competition/, where there is also a link to a YouTube video on how to make a YouTube ringing video!

You can find more details in the Ringing World of May 1. I encourage you to take part and it wold be great to have a North American team be a winner!

Posted May 01, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

2019 Annual Report

The 2019 NAGCR Annual Report is now available. It can be found under Guild Documents on the Home Page. Printed copies were mailed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Posted Apr 23, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award Deadline Change

With the interruption of ringing activities due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award deadline for both quarter peal/peal ringing and nominations has been moved to October 1st, 2020. For more details, see
https://tinyurl.com/yxel4mn5
Nomination forms can be found at:
Online edit: https://tinyurl.com/y4hdjtkj
Printable: https://tinyurl.com/y6m85mrv

Posted Apr 19, 2020 by Tom Farthing

Roger Savory Photos needed

Please will you look in your photo collections and see if you have photos of Roger? I have two photos right now, but I really need one that would be good for the cover of The Clapper. It would be lovely if there was at least one photo of him ringing. Surely, there is a photo out there somewhere. Any photos you have will be great to add to the obit that others are writing.

Thank you!

Posted Apr 09, 2020 by Diane M Amison-Loring

Belfry Maintenance Award from the Central Council

I am pleased to announce the following opportunity from the Central Council.

Cheers, Bruce

Westley Award 2020

Ringers are all dependent on the bells that they ring. Towers and

bells in good condition will usually make it easier for ringers to develop

their skills and, in particular, help retain new recruits.

So have you or one of your band become involved in belfry maintenance relatively recently?

If so, then the Westley Award for church bell maintenance is for you!

The Stewardship & Management Workgroup of the Central Council of Church

Bell Ringers is launching the 2020 award for people who are newly involved

in belfry maintenance, developing their own skills and those of others.

We hope that every society, branch or district will submit at least nomination!

The award will be made at the September 2020 CCCBR annual conference

to be held in Nottingham. The winner will receive £100 and a certificate.

Full details and an application form will be on the CCCBR website here:

https://cccbr.org.uk/about/workgroups/stewardship-and-management/westl

ey-award-2020/

The closing date for nominations is noon on 31st May 2020.

Alison Hodge

CCCBR Stewardship & Management Workgroup Lead

Posted Apr 05, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Roger Savory

It is with great sadness that I let you know that Roger Savory died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 13. He was 90. Roger was an active and very accomplished tower and handbell ringer for many decades, both in North America and earlier in the UK, and he rang just over 800 peals and joined the NAGCR in 1974. He was elected as an Honorary Life Member in 2005. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

Posted Mar 20, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

NAGCR President's Message

Advice on how to deal with COVID-19 has been issued by the various states but the consensus is to enter a “state of self-isolation”. Many towers have already ceased ringing and the organizers of the upcoming Spring events in Philly, Kzoo and Little Rock have unfortunately had to cancel them.

We should, however, ensure that we maintain contact with our ringing friends, either locally or from afar and support whenever we can.

If you are going to suffer from “ringing withdrawal” there are many ringing apps you can access on your phone or computer as well as watch YouTube videos on various aspects of ringing. Our Facebook page, North American Ringers was set up many years ago, but has been dormant. So let's use it to keep ringers in touch with one another, especially now. To join go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/12961691850/

or go to www.facebook.com and search for North American Ringers.

Hopefully, all this will be over by the time we have our AGM in October. I recently got back from a trip to Hawaii where I met with the ringers and they are planning a wonderful event. So, by then we will all be ready for a welcome break and we should plan to spend it in a glorious part of the world that has bells!

I wish everyone good health and that you stay safe in these very difficult times.

Cheers, Bruce

Posted Mar 19, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

CANCELLED- SEVEN TOWERS FESTIVAL in Little Rock

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus), and in the interest of health and safety, the Trinity Cathedral Ringing Society is cancelling the Seven Towers Festival and associated Module 2 and ringing course. Stay safe and healthy everyone!!

Posted Mar 17, 2020 by William Hronas

Kalamazoo Weekend Cancellation

Kalamazoo's spring ringing weekend is cancelled in compliance with Kalamazoo College's policy concerning novel coronavirus.

Posted Mar 14, 2020 by Robert T Kakuk

Young Ringer Award

The guild executive committee is pleased to invite nominations for the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award between April 1st, 2020 and May 1st, 2020.

To qualify for the award, the ringer will satisfy the following requirements:

a) A current member of the North American Guild of Change Ringers

b) 22 years old or younger as of May 1st, 2020

c) At least one quarter peal or peal rung between May 1st, 2019 and May 1st, 2020

d) Nomination, which includes a statement from a local ringing master that the student has contributed to the health of the local ringing community

We hope the award will encourage more young people to try ringing and develop their skill, encourage local bands to nurture young ringers and generate publicity for change ringing.

For more details, see

https://tinyurl.com/yxel4mn5

Nomination forms can be found at:

Online edit: https://tinyurl.com/y4hdjtkj

Printable: https://tinyurl.com/y6m85mrv

Posted Feb 22, 2020 by Tom Farthing - Public Relations Officer

Seven Towers Festival

Registration is now open for the Seven Towers Festival, to be held April 17-19, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please find the registration form on the Seven Towers Calendar posting. Hotel information will be posted shortly- so stay tuned!

If you need a registration form emailed to you- please email William Hronas- william.

Please also email William re Hotels if you need a room- he will get you set up.

Hotel Information and ART Module II Course-

We have had to switch hotels due to a conflict. Please email William to get the special rate of $89 per night, starting 4/14/2020. Also, we're pleased to announce that Bruce Butler has agreed to lead an ART Module II session on Wednesday, April 15. The cost of this session is $30.00. Please see the registration form on the NAGCR Calendar Section. Any questions regarding hotels and the Module II course please email William @ william.

Hotel Registration Link- Use this link to book for hotel room for the Seven Towers Festival.

Posted Jan 29, 2020 by William Hronas

Update added Jan 29, 2020 by William Hronas

Hotel Reservations link is now live- Link is attached to primary Seven Towers Announcement. If you need assistance with booking please message William. Thanks

Ballot Results

Congratulations to Ed Futcher as our newest Honorary Life Member. In addition, the proposal to change the nominations date has been approved.

Posted Jan 08, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Fall Clapper and 2019 Ballot

The Fall 2019 Clapper and the 2019 ballot are now available to the membership.

Posted Nov 04, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

WRS Photos on Front/Back Cover of Nov 1, 2019 RW

Check out the Nov 1, 2019 Ringing World - BOTH the front and the back cover are photos by Washington Ringing Society (WRS) Ringers!

The front cover of the November 1, 2019 Ringing World is a photo of the OPOT. The back cover is a photo of one of the window panels in the ringing room of the Cathedral. They were taken by 2 WRSers, Lian von Wantoch (front) and Catherine Wehlburg (back) and were selected by the RW as part of their “Front Cover Competition.”

Several months ago, WRS solicited submissions to the competition from members and sent them to the RW for consideration. We were excited to have TWO selected! It’d be great to have more North American photos chosen, so we hope other towers will consider submitting some.

To enter the competition, submit your photos on BellBoard (log in and click ‘Add photo’) or to . If the RW uses your image, they’ll award a £25 prize and a free copy of that issue.

Posted Nov 01, 2019 by Quilla Roth

2020 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars

2020 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars

Ringing World Diary 2020

To obtain a 2020 Ringing World Diary please send a check in US or CDN funds payable to

NAGCR Book Service to:

Bruce Butler

829 North 25th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Standard: USD $11.00 or CDN $15.00

Standard with Pencil in spine – USD $12.00 or CDN $16.00

Leather – USD $17.50 or CDN $23.25

Name

Address

Quantity/Which kind?

Ringing World Calendar 2020

This year's calendar features churches from around North Wales.

To obtain a 2020 Ringing World Calendar please send a check for $12.00 in US or CDN $16.00 funds payable as listed above.

Quantity

Total Amount Enclosed $

You can email me your orders () and then forward a check.

Posted Oct 04, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

2020 Officers

In accordance with the by-laws, all current officers of the NAGCR have been re-elected as there were no other nominations received by the deadline. Additionally, Chris Haller is now our 4th Central Council representative as I received no other nominations for these positions. Chris succeeds Alan Ellis who I thank for all his years of service in this role.

Posted Oct 02, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

Robert Mead, Burlington, NJ

I recently learned of the death of Robert (Bob) Mead. Sadly, he passed away in May, but it was after the AGM when I found out. Bob along with Barbara Knight were instrumental in getting the bells at St Mary's ringing again. Unfortunately, too many obstacles were in their path to make this a viable ring once again.

There will be memorial service at St Mary's, Burlington on Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 AM. All are invited.

Posted Oct 02, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

20th Anniversary Celebration for St Mark's

20th Anniversary Celebration for St Mark's, Philadelphia

Please see the calendar entry for details on the celebration.

Posted Sep 26, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

Day of Healing - Nationwide Bell Ringing Ceremony, Sunday, Aug 25, 2019

National Park Service event asking for bell ringing support. Visit: https://www.nps.gov/fomr/planyourvisit/bell-ringing.htm

Posted Aug 18, 2019 by Robert Aldinger

Brewster-Kent Area Meeting

The Brewster-Kent ringers will host a fall area meeting in Kent on September 28, 2019 starting at 12pm and running until 5pm. We will provide a light, early lunch starting approximately 11:30 and snacks & drinks through the afternoon. Please RSVP by Sept 1 to Matthew Austin (austinm@kent-school.edu).

Posted Jul 10, 2019 by Tom Farthing

Young Ringer Award

Young Ringer Award

In an effort to recognize and encourage young ringers, the guild executive committee is please to introduce the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award.

To qualify for the award, the ringer will satisfy the following requirements:

a) A current member of the North American Guild of Change Ringers

b) 22 years old or younger

c) At least one quarter peal or peal rung within the last year

d) Nomination, which includes a statement from a local ringing master that the student has contributed to the health of the local ringing community

We hope to encourage more young people to try ringing and develop their skill. We also hope ringing groups will use the award to generate publicity.

We plan to announce the first winners at the Boston AGM next month.

For more details, see

https://tinyurl.com/yxel4mn5

Nomination forms can be found at:

Online edit: https://tinyurl.com/y4hdjtkj

Printable: https://tinyurl.com/y6m85mrv

Posted Jul 08, 2019 by Tom Farthing

Central Council Annual Meeting

Below please find the registration for the Central Council's Annual Meeting for 2019. If you are interested in going, please contact myself or Beverly Faber who is on the organizing committee for additional information. Bruce


Welcome to London 2019, the Central Council’s annual weekend which this year takes place at Goldsmiths College, London SE14 6NW between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th September.

The programme is open to all ringers and I hope you will find a great deal to interest you, whether it is the social evening on Friday 6th September, the chance to come and discuss the Council’s work on Saturday 7th September, the Mini Roadshow, exhibition and speaker events taking place on Sunday 8th September, or the opportunity to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and ring at some iconic London churches.
There is no charge to take part in the Council’s annual meeting on Saturday 7th September and no charge for ringers under the age of 18 to attend the Mini Roadshow on Sunday 8th September. Elsewhere we have done our best to keep costs at reasonable levels and there is a registration fee of £12 for those over 18 attending the MiniRoadshow on Sunday 8th September to offset some of the costs of organising the event.

To register, simply use the links at https://cccbr.org.uk/about/annual-meetings/2019-meeting/.

If you plan to come for more than one day, you can also find details of nearby accommodation. On behalf of the Central Council I look forward to welcoming you to Goldsmiths and hope that you find it an informative and inspiring weekend.

David Kirkcaldy
Deputy President, Central Council
Chair of the London 2019 Organising Committee

Posted Jul 04, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

TORONTO 12 BELL WEEKEND COMING UP

Register now for the Tornto 12 bell weekend. Registration form available on the calendar site.

Posted Jun 11, 2019 by Madeleine Cheesman

2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report has been posted on the website. It is found under Resources and Links --> Member Services --> Guild Documents --> Annual Reports and then scroll down to the end!

Posted May 31, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

Boston AGM Registration Form is LIVE

The registration form for the 2019 AGM in Boston (21-25 Aug) is now up. We would like each ringer to fill it out individually, but non-ringing +1s can be included on a ringer's form.

We would also like to announce that the Smoke Ring will be joining us at Advent throughout, providing mini-ring opportunities in addition to the 5 area towers and handbell course!

Don't forget to check our website for the most up-to-date info, and feel free to email with any questions or concerns!

https://bostonagm2019.wordpress.com/

Posted May 31, 2019 by Austin Paul

2019 Pittsburgh ringing course

A ringing course will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, on 2–4 August 2019.

The course will be aimed at helping students who can ring rounds safely to improve their skills, moving on to plain hunts, or possibly simple methods, depending upon their existing skill levels. Most of the ringing will be six bells, but, depending upon the students’ existing skill levels some may be on eight.

Further details are available at:

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining this course as a student please let me (Don Morrison, ) know. Note that places are limited, so letting me know promptly is advisable.

Posted May 15, 2019 by Don Morrison

Toronto 12 Bell Weekend

The registration for the Toronto 12 Bell Weekend is now available. Please go to the Calendar site and click on the Toronto 12 Bell Weekend listing for June. The registration form is a writeable PDF which can easily be completed and forwarded to our Tower Secretary, Pauline Smith.

All levels of ringing ability are welcome. There will be a Friday cocktail reception and a Saturday evening dinner. There will be scheduled quarter peals on both tower bells and the mini ring for those interested.

Posted May 10, 2019 by Madeleine Cheesman

T Jefferson Smith

Jeff Smith died yesterday, 20 April, at home in Kalamazoo, of a heart attack, aged 88. Their son Andrew is with Carol now, and I presume Megan will be there shortly, as soon as a flight from California can be arranged.

Jeff, a mathematics professor at Kalamazoo College, was responsible for starting the handbell band there, and subsequently for having tower bells installed in Stetson Chapel at the college. He trained innumerable ringers and led the band at the college until shortly before his retirement. Jeff was an Honorary Life Member of the North American Guild.

Jeff was a wonderful human being, with insatiable curiosity and enormously eclectic interests: change ringing, chamber music (he was a violist), the accordion, cows, tractors, competitive model airplane construction, competitive top throwing, college wrestling, cross word puzzles as a social activity, bread making, heirloom fruits. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements for a funeral, etc., are not yet known. I will ensure they are posted here when I find out more.

Posted Apr 22, 2019 by Don Morrison

Update added Apr 22, 2019 by Don Morrison

A memorial service for Jeff will be held at Stetson Chapel at Kalamazoo College on Saturday, 11 May, starting at 2:00. A reception in the Olmsted Room, in Mandelle Hall will follow.

Ringing for Notre Dame – call to action

Althought it is Holy Week this request has come from the Central Council.

From Mary Bone, Secretary of Central Council Church Bell Ringers

Following the devastating fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris yesterday afternoon (15th April), the Archbishops of Canterbury & York and Prime Minister Teresa May have asked for bells at churches and cathedrals across the UK to ring out in solidarity when possible this Thursday 18th April (Maundy Thursday).

If you can, please try and gather some ringers to ring at any time on Thursday in any way you see fit (open, half-muffled etc.) and add your performance to the BellBoard event that has been created to record the ringing: https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/event.php?id=10669. ; These performances will then be published together in an upcoming edition of The Ringing World.

One suggestion is to toll bell(s) for 7 minutes at 7pm.

Posted Apr 17, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

2019 Seven Towers Ringing Festival

It's not too late to register for the 2019 Seven Towers Ringing Festival to be held at St. Mark's Cathedral in Shreveport, LA May 3 - 5, 2019, with a ringing course on May 2nd & 3rd. See the calendar listing at:

http://www.nagcr.org/meetings/2019/05/seven-towers-ringing-festival.html

Posted Apr 11, 2019 by Candace Higginbotham

Rochester Tower Open Day, Saturday, June 15

Please see calendar listing for information and registration form for Rochester's Tower Open Day, Saturday, June 15!

Posted Apr 09, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

Fun with Bells podcasts

Cathy Booth has been interviewing bellringers for her Fun with Bells podcasts. She has just interviewed Bruce Butler. Listen to Bruce as he talks about ringing tours, ringing in America, ringing around beds and flower arrangements and much more.

https://funwithbells.com/towers-tours-and-tall-tales-bruce-butler/

Every week another podcast gets published. Check them out!

And Maggie Willans, former DC ringer and long-time UK NAGCR rep appears in the Ringing World, April 5, 2019 issue as part of the “WHO’S WHO in the World of Ringing?” series.

Exciting to hear/read about some of our own ringers!

Posted Apr 09, 2019 by Eileen Butler

2019 AGM Information

Check out our website: https://bostonagm2019.wordpress.com/, where we will continue to post updates as we know them. Stay tuned!

The AGM will be held Wednesday 21 August - Sunday 25 August 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. We have plans to ring at 5 (five!) area towers, with handbell ringing and learning opportunities throughout the weekend as well! We hope you will join us. See the website for hotel (and other) information.

Posted Feb 22, 2019 by Austin Paul

Media coverage of ringing at National Cathedral

Recent coverage (including video) of ringing at the National Cathedral from CBN News:

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2019/february/17th-century-tradition-lives-on-as-peal-bells-ring-for-presidents-in-dc

Posted Feb 14, 2019 by Robert Bannister

AGM

Since the deadline of the Clapper issue that came out today, it was confirmed that there will be ringing at Hingham on the 22nd. If you're saving dates, we'd love to have you for the whole time.

Posted Feb 06, 2019 by Laura Dickerson

Association of Ringing Teachers Conference 2019 – Goes to Worcester!

ART Conference 2019 – Goes to Worcester!

ART will be holding its annual conference on 2/3 March at Worcester. The exciting agenda includes a great line up of speakers, with keynotes by:

Reflecting the rapid proliferation of questions and concerns around recent events, additions to the ART line-up include presentations from the Church of England about safeguarding and the C of E, bell ringing insurance and risk assessments. There will be opportunities to talk through any local issues with the experts who will be available throughout the day.

The second day of the conference weekend concentrates on building a vision for the future of youth ringing and is hosted by the Central Council. A day of speakers and break-out sessions. A day for you to help shape the future. A day for anyone interested in developing the leaders and ringers of the future.

The day will include a number of break-out sessions led by youth leaders. These will provide plenty of opportunities to share ideas and good practice and give you the chance to draw a vision of the future and start working towards it.

The ART Conference is our leading national event and is open to anyone with an interest in ringing teaching and leadership. We would like to invite you to join us at Worcester on 2nd & 3rd March 2019 for what is sure to be a full and interesting weekend.

» Book your conference place now

http://ringingteachers.org/conference

Posted Feb 01, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

2019 NAGCR Calendar

To download the 2019 NAGCR Calendar, please go to Public Relations and then Miscellaneous and then scroll down until you see "calendar".

As of this date, this in the only way I could upload the calendar.

Posted Jan 31, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

Honorary Life Member

Congratulations to Derek Wilsden on his election as an Honorary Life Member of the North American Guild of Change Ringers. Many thanks to all of those who took the time and effort to vote.

I would like to thank Lyn Barnett and her company for collecting and countng the ballots.

Posted Jan 10, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

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.

Posted Nov 19, 2018 by Bruce N Butler

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:

Bruce Butler

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

Name

Address

Quantity/Which kind?

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.

Quantity

Total Amount Enclosed $

You can email me your orders () and then forward a check.

Posted Oct 15, 2018 by Bruce N Butler

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.

Posted Oct 10, 2018 by Madeleine Cheesman