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Ken Ballou

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.

Posted Apr 17, 2021 by Don Morrison

More sad news

I once again must report the death of another longtime NAGCR member. William (Bill) Wakeland, from Muncie Indiana, passed away on February 20, 2021.

Posted Apr 13, 2021 by Bruce N Butler
UPDATE: Online Obituary for Bill. link
Posted Apr 14, 2021 by Laura Dickerson

Alan Ellis

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...

Posted Apr 07, 2021 by Bruce N Butler

2020 Annual Report

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.

Posted Apr 01, 2021 by Bruce N Butler

Seven Towers Festival Online

Announcing 7 Towers Festival (Online) - 10 April, 1-7 PM CDT

Posted Mar 26, 2021 by Allen Nunley

Online GatheRing, March 20th

Online GatheRing, March 20th

Posted Mar 10, 2021 by Tom Farthing

Roland Perschon

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.

Posted Mar 07, 2021 by Tom Farthing

Linda Woodford

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.

Posted Feb 17, 2021 by Don Morrison

Death of Geoff Bagley

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...

Posted Jan 31, 2021 by Quilla Roth

Ringing for Unity and Remembrance on January 19

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".

Posted Jan 02, 2021 by Bruce N Butler

Online GatheRing

Join us on Saturday, January 16, 2021, between 2pm and 6pm EST for the second

Posted Jan 02, 2021 by Tom Farthing

Online GatheRing

Online GatheRing for ringing, chatting, maybe a talk or a game

Posted Nov 24, 2020 by Tom Farthing

2021 NAGCR Officers

2021 NAGCR Officers

Posted Nov 08, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Fall Clapper 2020

The Fall Clapper issue which includes the 2020 AGM minutes and report is now available on the website.

Posted Nov 08, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Response to 'The Bells That Never Were'

by Joshua R Burson
After delivering this talk, I sent a copy to Geoff Davies, who sadly was not able to attend the AGM. He has since corrected me on a couple of points. First, the proposed site for the ring at Boston College was in fact the Ford Tower in the Bapst/Burns Library (although in my defense, the nearby tower of Gasson Hall ALSO looks like it would be a fine site!) And I was apparently mistaken about the proposed tenor weight for St. John the Divine, although in the opposite direction to what I'd anticipated. It would, in fact, have been 50 cwt., and hence the 7th largest in the world!
Posted Nov 06, 2020