August-September 1978 Volume 30, Number 5
you for my appointment as Newsletter Editor. For those of you who were
unable to attend the convention, let me mention that my bid for this
position was not hotly contested. Be that as it may, I am still
thrilled to have been chosen.
thanks to all those who have contributed articles to my first
edition-most especially Dave Walden, who did everything but hold my
hand as I typed. Also my great appreciation goes to Vice-President Tom
Dewart, for his fantastic minute-by-minute convention reports. Roger
Dollarhide has provided his fine photographs, and friends Patricia
Feeney and Mary Feeney (no, they're not sisters) are responsible for
the terrific graphics and layout of the newsletter.
anyone would like to contribute, I'd be more than happy to receive
articles. (I may, however, edit them to death). Also, please send
announcements of get-togethers an~ performances for inclusion in the
Calendar of Events. Mail them well in advance so area jugglers can
attend. Interested advertisers, please write to me for the new
newsletters will be published on approximately these dates:
Oct./Nov.-Oct.30; Dec.-Dec. 15 (Membership Roster and call
for 1979 dues); Jan./Feb.-Jan.30; March/April-March 30; May:May 15;
far, producing the IJA's newsletter has proved to be a fascinating
sideline. (In real life, I'm an English teacher.) I can see that
this could fast become an obsession!
looking forward to hearing from you soon.
for the thirty-second annual IJA Convention are already underway and it
promises to be bigger and better than ever. The convention will be
centered at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts (a college town
in a rural New England setting) and will run from the evening of
Tuesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 22, 1979.
though we still have a year to go before the opening day, the convention
plans are running along and we're expecting to put together a really
of the highlights are:
(one more than last year) days of juggling fun! Use of the gymnasium
(the convention hall) 24 hours a day!
Dorms, cafeteria, workshop areas and gym all together on the campus (plus 550 acres of farmland and forest for outside juggling)
and swimming pool facilities at the gym!
At the moment, we're getting a lot of help from Hampshire College and a lot of jugglers in the Massachusetts area, but we are anxious to hear from as many people as possible to make sure this convention will have something for everyone. Please let us know your ideas for convention activities soon so that we have lots of time to get everything organized. We can be reached by writing: /JA Convention, c/o Eric Roberts, Cambridge, MA.
Roberts, John Robinson