The President’s Corner

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Each year the Oz Club provides our Sustaining, Patron, and Wizard’s Circle Members an Oz calendar for the coming year. It serves as our thank your gift; we appreciate your financial support and hope to express it without incurring substantial expense. Each year the calendar has a different Ozzy theme. I do the majority of […]

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Those of us who can’t get enough Oz fiction, look forward to Oziana, the Club’s annual magazine of creative writing written and illustrated by Club members. First introduced in 1971, Oziana often includes work of first-time Oz writers and artists. Our Patron and Wizard’s Circle level members receive an exclusive hardback copy as a thank-you gift […]

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Expanding Oz, an exhibit that used material from my collection, recently closed here in Overland Park, Kansas. On the last day I walked through the exhibit and talked about it as a live video feed on Facebook.  I’ve since uploaded it to Youtube so anyone can see it. I hope you’ll enjoy this 20 minute […]

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Enter and Win! Thanks to Newsweek, four of our US/Canadian 2019 Club members can win the 80th anniversary Wizard of Oz issue.  To enter the contest, send a photo of yourself celebrating the 80th anniversary to BaumBugle@OzClub.org.  You’ll be entered in a drawing to win a copy of this special edition. Submission deadline is midnight […]

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The Oz Club has published three Baum Bugles every year since 1957. That’s more than 180 issues.  Until now, the most popular icon of Oz, the Ruby Slippers, has never appeared on our cover.  The image used for our current issue was provided by the Smithsonian to illustrate a feature story about the famous shoes. […]

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I’ve been hearing about Ryan Jay’s condo in Milwaukee for a bit more than a year.  He’d describe the Oz colors going on the walls, or the arrangement of Oz art. It all sounded like a magical must-stop. This was my chance.  When we first met, Ryan was a 10-year Oz enthusiast attending his first Oz […]

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Road trip Day 3 started with a detour. Garry Parrett had encouraged me to see the antique mall in Appleton where there was a Glinda figurine I’d likely want. He started listing other things he’d just seen there and I was a goner. Once Glinda was safely in the car—along with a Denslow plate, a […]

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The Land of Oz Museum in Wausaukee, Wisconsin, is jaw-dropping fun. Garry Parrett started his collection with a single collector’s plate and in 30 years it’s easily grown to be one of the largest Oz collections in the country. While most of us with lots of Oz material fill the corners of our homes with […]

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Day Two:  I’m off to Appleton, Wisconsin.  Although the Oz Club pulled loads of material out of Fred Meyer’s storage decades ago, he had wanted some publications on hand to send to his correspondents.  His sister Nancy and her daughter Catherine still have boxes and shelves of Club publications in a storage unit. I’ve known for […]

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