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Online Ringing (March 2020) – Hilarity Ensues

by Sue O'Neill (with Quilla Roth)

What happens when some "socially distanced" casual handbell ringers try to ring "together" via Zoom?

Posted Mar 29, 2020

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...

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.

Posted Mar 19, 2020 by Bruce N Butler


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.

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!

Posted Jan 29, 2020 by William Hronas
UPDATE: Hotel Reservations link is now live- Link is attached to primary Seven Towers Announcement. If...
Posted Jan 29, 2020 by William Hronas

Taylor's Appeal

by Bruce N Butler
Posted Jan 08, 2020

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

Updated peals database

by Edward J Futcher
Posted Jan 03, 2020

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!

Posted Nov 01, 2019 by Quilla Roth

2020 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars

2020 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars

Ringing World Diary 2020

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...

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.

Posted Oct 02, 2019 by Bruce N Butler

The Accidental Ringer

by Eileen J Butler
Posted Oct 01, 2019