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Topic: Any M.Y.I. Alumni out there?
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Jun 4, 2008 07:13AM)
Do you have any old M.Y.I. memorabilia you might be willing to photocopy, scan, photograph or otherwise share for an historic record of the program? Any anecdotes? Personal experiences? Old issues of PIPS or Top Hat? Photographs? Please contact me or post here. I would like to build an historic record and profile of the program dating back as far as we can go.

Thanks, all!
Message: Posted by: coupcoupdaddy (Jun 5, 2008 08:53PM)
I have fond memories of trying to talk Dale Salwak and Steve Kelly into joining their clubs and publications into MYI in the early 60's. I was keeping a commitment to Jesse James. I still enjoyed writing a naive column for Steve's ambitious magazine and Steve and his family graciously allowed me to stay in their home when I attended close-by Abbott's summer funnin'. Jesse James was a thoughtful and generous correspondent who often sent me his handmade props and meticulously written instructions for them.

Glad to see this forum appear.

--Tom Hastings
Lifelong Member, MYI
Message: Posted by: Rick Fisher (Jun 6, 2008 06:58AM)
Oh those were the days! Fond memories of my Top Hats...I think I have some laying around in the shop
Message: Posted by: Steve Hart (Jul 27, 2008 09:43PM)
Hey Skip,

Back in the 60's the M.Y.I meant so much to me.

I was too young to join the I.B.M. so I enjoyed my membership with the M.Y.I. until I was old enough to join.

I have a few things to share with you. Give me time to see what I have.

Steve Hart
the "Motivational Magician"

Cape Canaveral, FL USA
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Jul 28, 2008 12:11PM)
Steve, that would be great! Thank you for everything you do and have done for the I.B.M. and the members!
Message: Posted by: joegold (Sep 16, 2009 12:20AM)
Hi- I was very involved with MYI under Steve Kelly in the late 1980's and early 1990's. In fact I was editor of Tophat Magazine for a number of years. I probably have old issues that I can find. I've also two issues of Pips from 1963 - which I think Tom Ogden might have given me. I'd be happy to send you guys whatever I can find. I really had a wonderful time with MYI and made some very nice friends. Where should I send old issues if I can find them?

- Joe Gold
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Sep 16, 2009 05:37AM)
Thank you, Joe. That would be GREAT! It would be nice to show today's members how the program and the Top Hat have evolved. We're hoping to have the first issue of the new Top Hat video & online mag out soon.
Message: Posted by: joegold (Sep 16, 2009 09:54AM)
I emailed you two issues of PIPS. I have about 42 issues of Tophat. I am having them sent to me. Should have them in about a week.
Message: Posted by: joegold (Sep 20, 2009 12:14PM)
Just confirming that you got the Pips issues. I have a whole stack of Tophat magazines. I can start scanning some of them in. Are you interested in whole issues or just covers? I have attached a copy of Tophat #226 from March/April 1991. By that time, I was in college, and my friend Nolan Haims had taken over as editor of Tophat. It contains an article that I wrote on the history of MYI.
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Sep 20, 2009 02:15PM)
Thanks, Joe. I have the PIPS. Great! Thank You! As for the Top Hats - Covers mostly. Maybe one or two full issue just for archival purposes. Other than that, any stories or features that you think may be of extreme or historical interest - like your MYI history. At your leisure...no hurry! Thank you!