More sad news. Ken Ballou, who rang in Boston for many years, has died. Beyond its being of natural causes a few days ago, other details are currently hard to ascertain, but I will pass on more information when I learn it.
I once again must report the death of another longtime NAGCR member. William (Bill) Wakeland, from Muncie Indiana, passed away on February 20, 2021.
It is with much sadness that I share the news that Alan Ellis passed away early this morning, April 7, in a Vancouver hospital after a short illness. At this point there are no plans for a memorial service. Please keep Mae and their family in your prayers. Alan became a member of the Guild in 1979 and served as...
Please see the 2020 Annual Report that can be found under Member Services in Guild Documents. Printed copies have been mailed. Thanks to the Officers for their prompt reports enabling it to be completed within the first quarter.
Announcing 7 Towers Festival (Online) - 10 April, 1-7 PM CDT
Online GatheRing, March 20th
Roland Perschon passed away on February 26, 2021. A founding member of the guild, Roland was a kind, caring man with a wonderful sense of humor. In 1994, he purchased a ring of 8 Whitechapel tower bells as a gift for his hometown of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Those bells continue to await a host tower.
I’m sorry to announce that Linda Woodford died peacefully, yesterday afternoon, 16 February, after a several month illness. Her sister, Bonnie, was with her at the end. Linda was a well known ringer in Kalamazoo, formerly Boston. There will be a memorial service in Kalamazoo, but not until it is practical for folks to gather safely again.
We've heard from David Bagley that his father, Geoff Bagley, died peacefully on January 30, 2021 at age 92. Various NAG old-timers, especially those in Washington, DC, may remember Geoff from the two years that he was posted to the DC Area for work in 1972/1973. He and his wife Lynda were valuable additions to the Cathedral band...
The Biden inauguration team is asking churches all around the nation to ring their bells to commemorate the more than 343,000 US pandemic deaths due to Covid-19. The plans call for church bells to ring nationwide at 5:30 p.m. EST on January 19, "in a national moment of unity and remembrance".
Join us on Saturday, January 16, 2021, between 2pm and 6pm EST for the second
Online GatheRing for ringing, chatting, maybe a talk or a game
2021 NAGCR Officers
The Fall Clapper issue which includes the 2020 AGM minutes and report is now available on the website.