Another year down means another great celebration at the 2019 WBA President’s Installation Dinner. This year’s magic-themed evening was held at Madison’s Orpheum Theater on February 8, 2019, and it did not disappoint. The evening included a cocktail reception, installation ceremony, and awards dinner, followed by David Seebach’s “The Wonders of Magic” show. A special thank you to all those who attended and to Brian Schimming for serving as the emcee.

The following 2019 senior officers were installed:

President Harvey Kessel; Madison Area BA

President-Elect: Jeff Dorner, Door County HBA

Secretary: Cory Sillars; Wausau Area BA

Immediate Past President: Steve Atkins, Brown County HBA

Associate Vice President: Ted Peotter, Wausau Area BA

Associate Vice President-Elect: Ray Hoffman; Metropolitan BA

Also recognized were recipients of the Builder of the Year, Associate of the Year, Rising Star and Hall of Fame categories.

The WBA would like to thank everyone who served on the evening’s subcommittee and this year’s sponsors; the night would not have been as magical without them. Lastly, thank you to the outgoing 2018 senior officers for your guidance and leadership over the last year!