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IJA governing body next year will be a seven member board of directors
elected by the membership. The candidates listed here are running for
three of those positions, to fill the expiring terms of Deena Frooman,
Art Jennings and Paul Kyprie. Additional people may place their names
in nomination at the Las Vegas festival business meeting, but they
will not have the advantage of receiving votes from this mail ballot.
may vote for up to three of the candidates here, or write in your own
choices. Your ballot will be held by the IJA until the festival
business meeting. If new nominations are received at that time, the
IJA will print up a new ballot including all candidates and the polls
will be opened for several hours. If you cast a mail ballot now, you
may pull it at the festival and cast a new ballot, or you may let it
stand. If you do not plan to attend the festival, this is the only
ballot you will receive.
ballots submitted by the end of the election period at the festival
will then be opened and counted to determine next years directorate.
you wish to send in this mail ballot now, but keep your identity
secret, put the ballot in an envelope with your name and "IJA
Election Ballot" written on the front. Otherwise, please sign
your name on this ballot and mail by July 10 to: Richard Dingman; IJA
Secretary; Montague MA.
me at last year's fest in Burlington? "Going once, going
twice!" Yes, that was me as the auctioneer and auction organizer.
Our '94 auction was unparalleled with the amount of money we raised in
support of our juggling history. I have again this year accepted the
opportunity of organizing the auction and I am planning it to be
bigger and better than any in recent memory.
love to juggle, I am captivated by the art of the juggler and I am a
connoisseur (one who enjoys with discrimination and appreciation) of
the art of juggling and its entertainment. The IJA has given me a
plethora of enjoyment and memories these past 10 years.
a board member I would make it my first priority to further develop
the auction as a fun way of making money for the IJA. Second, I would
like to explore other opportunities I believe could exist that would
generate capital and equipment from business and industry in support
of the IJA. Not to be all business, I would work to bring the
opportunity for luminous juggling, "a glow show," to our
would appreciate your vote for me and I thank you for your support.
And don't forget "One person's trash is another person's
treasure." The '95 auction will be better with your contribution.
Please send me a donation for this year's auction.
name is David Cain. I have been juggling for 13 years, and have been
an IJA member for almost as long. As a professional juggler for 11
years, I have performed in circuses, comedy clubs, amusement parks and
as the opening act for Ray Charles. I have competed in the IJA stage
championships six times and have won four gold medals (Intermediates -
1993, Teams - 1994, Numbers ring passing - 1993 & 1994). I would
like to represent a group of IJA members rarely represented on the
Board of Directors, young (I'm 25) professional or semi-professional
Conway-San Francisco, CA
have been a member of the IJA since 1982 and I am sole organizer of
the Lodi Juggling Festival. If elected my highest priority would be to
reverse the decline in IJA membership. This is what I would like to
do: introduce half-price memberships for students, and options for
attending conventions economically ($125 just to use the gym is way
too high for many!); have a European representative on the board and
recruit aggressively in Europe; let the membership choose IJA
festival sites as part of the annual elections; reinstate the Life
Member program; encourage lapsed members to rejoin.
have been the IJA affiliate director since August 1994 and have found
the position affords me communication with a large segment of the
membership. The affiliate program is full of vitality and renewed
growth. I would like to continue my commitment to the IJA and foster
further rendering of assistance to fellow jugglers.
Jennings-San Antonio, TX
IJA, its growth, permanence and dedication to the development of
juggling and the preservation of its history has been one of my
primary interests since even before my dream of the IJA became a
have a B.A. in psychology, and have taught juggling since 1988. I've
attended 15 consecutive conventions (hitch-hiked to three of them),
and have served as a judge and a workshop leader. I am not a college
professor, lawyer, or full-time performer; but then; lots of IJA
members aren't, either. I feel well qualified to represent the average
juggler; someone who does an occasional birthday party or company
picnic, but pays the rent with an ordinary office job. I want the IJA,
and the national "festivals" to be accessible and helpful to
John Phipps-Dayton, OH
would like to be a member of the IJA Board of Directors. During my
past eight years of membership, I have attended the last four
international festivals. At these festivals I have regularly attended
the annual business meetings and affiliate meetings. Many professional
and personal leadership responsibilities have prepared me to be able
to handle this position, including my involvement in the local
festivals that have been held in
I am interested in expanding the IJA. I would like to increase our membership and also have the IJA stage one additional event annually. Both these goals would help us become financially stronger. I operate the Success Juggling Institute, a training organization devoted to the beginning juggler. I have been an entrepreneur all my life and I have 30 years of successful business experience. I believe in the IJA and, equally important, I have the time to devote to it.
and Reed Payne would like to formally thank all the wonderful people
in the Carmine Street New York Juggler's Club. Cristina had a severe
asthma attack on January 5 and was rushed to the hospital. While she
was in the emergency room fighting for her life, someone stole two
bags out of our car (parked in the emergency entrance), one of which
was our prop bag. After finding out what happened, Tony Duncan and
Jaki Reis organized the club and arranged to buy us a new set of seven
European clubs and nine stage balls
to replace what was stolen.
is feeling much better now and would like to apologize for scaring
everyone. It is nice to know we are so rich in the love of our
friends. Thank you Tony, Jaki, Brian Dube and everyone else who was in
on this beautiful expression of generosity and kindness. The New York
Jugglers are the best in the world!
Cristina and Reed Payne