Affiliates are invited to consider hosting an IJA annual
convention. Proposals for the 1989 IJA convention site are
being solicited for presentation at this summer's Akron
convention. Call Rich.
Please note that your membership renewal date is now printed
on your mailing label. Renewals are still $15 per year, or you
may renew for multiple years.
Anyone interested in running for IJA office should note that
elections will be held at the annual convention. Ballots with
the names of candidates entered so far will be mailed to all
members before the convention so that people who can't come
can still vote.
The IJA is still asking affiliates to sponsor an award for a
deserving competitor at this year's convention. The Atlanta
Jugglers Association kicked off this idea with its "Wild
Style Award" to Bob Nickerson at the 1986 convention.
There are plenty of other ways affiliates and clubs can
contribute as a group to the success of the convention.
Contact Kevin Delagrange, convention chairman.
Juggler" tour cascades across America
of people across America will head for the mall to learn to
juggle on nine successive Saturdays beginning in early May.
Walden Books and the IJA are
1987 World Record Tour for "The Complete Juggler" to
try to break the Guinness world record for number of objects
juggled in one place at one time. The current record of 1,865
objects was set at the 1983 IJA convention in Purchase, N.Y.
Finnigan, author of "The Complete Juggler," invites
IJA members and juggling clubs to join him in the instruction.
Instructors who sign up in advance at Walden Books will
receive a complimentary t-shirt.
tentative tour dates and sites will be: May 2 - West Side
Pavilion in Los Angeles; May 9 - Bellevue Square in Seattle;
May 16 - Redbird Mall in Dallas; May 23 - Chicago (no site
yet); June 13 - Columbia Mall in BaltimoreWashington June
13. The tour will also cover Boston, San Francisco, Cleveland
and New York, with dates and places to be announced.
Circus embarks on Nicaraguan tour
Women's Circus, seven performers from San Francisco, New York
City and London, planned to tour Nicaragua in March as a
display of solidarity with the Sandinista revolution and
protest against American support of the Contras.
invitation of the Association of Sandinista Cultural Workers,
the Women's Circus planned to present a broad spectrum of
juggling arts in their three week visit.
of the circus - Deborah Davis, Sara Felder, Christina Lewis,
Jennifer Miller, Susan Siezer and musicians Leslie Lind and
Camilla Sanders - present a show that includes dance, song,
wire walking, fire and ribbon swinging, and jugglers on
stilts, unicycles, slack rope and two-highs.
the way to convention, don't forget Juggling Day
IJA is promoting a National Juggling Day on June 20 to
celebrate its 40th anniversary in cities across America. It
was 40 years ago on June 17, 1947, that
. the IJA's founders gathered at a magic convention in
Pittsburg to first plot their collective futures. Clubs and.
affiliates are asked to host an afternoon juggling festival in
their locale as a way of honoring the organization that
started it all in 1947.
Allen, chairman of the 1988 convention in Denver, is
coordinating efforts. Those clubs choosing to participate will
receive a complete packet of materials telling how to stage
the festival, plus forms for entering the juggling instruction
contest associated with it. Members of the club teaching the
largest number of people to juggle on June 20 will receive 10
percent convention registration discounts, and the
will be featured in the Fall issue of "Juggler's
World." Props and other prizes are also available for
both juggling groups and individuals. For more information,
write to Tricia Allen, Denver, CO.
IJA Life Members
IJA would like to thank the following people who have signed
on as IJA Life Members since publication of the last issue of
Ken Krakat of Dearborn Heights, Mich.;
Chip Haynes of Clearwater, Fla.;
Andrew D'Allesandro of Bala Cynwyd, Penn.;
Michael Lake of Holland, Ohio; and
Edward Kosco of St. Petersburg, Fla.
more information on the Life Member program, contact the IJA