CLUB DUES AND PAYMENT PROCEDURES
Dues are paid annually on or before January 1st of each fiscal club year. All members pay both their AOI yearly dues and national SAM dues directly to SAM Assembly 138 using the payment buttons below. This procedure keeps dues record keeping consistent and minimizes miscommunication.
All Active and Junior members of the SAM Assembly 138 Alliance of Illusionists must also be members in good standing with the national Society of American Magicians organization. In an effort to help AOI club members with rising national dues costs, the Alliance of Illusionists helps it members pay their national dues using club fundraising activities. In essence, members pay part of their dues and the club pays the balance. The Alliance of Illusionists then forwards Active and Junior national SAM dues to the national SAM office.
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10.03 Delinquency continuous
$25 ASSOCIATE ANNUAL DUES
Only for Spouses and Magician's Assistants of Active Members.
No National SAM Dues or Membership Required.
$50 ACTIVE OR JUNIOR ANNUAL DUES
Members Receiving Only a Digital Version of the
Monthly MUM Magazine. Includes National SAM Dues.
Members Receiving Both a Digital Version of the
Monthly MUM Magazine and a Mailed Hard Copy.
Includes National SAM Dues.
VISITORS AND NEW MEMBER APPLICATION
5.01 Visitors ‐ Visitors may attend up to three regular Monthly Assembly Meetings. Thereafter visitors must either apply for membership or cease attendance. It is the responsibility of the Sergeant at Arms to keep an attendance record of all visitors, their contact information, and enforce the three meeting visitation limit. Visitors may not vote or attend Executive Committee Meetings. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, they may attend Special Executive Committee Meetings that may be called during Monthly Assembly Meetings, but they shall not vote or express opinion unless the Executive Committee dictates otherwise.
5.02 Application Process ‐ Individuals may apply for Active, Associate, or Junior Assembly membership by making online application through the Assembly’s website and paying the application fee, which also covers the applicant’s membership dues through December 31 of the application year. After submitting application and until an applicant presents his New Member Introduction (5.05), applicants may continue to attend Monthly Assembly Meetings. After an applicant presents his New Member Introduction (5.04), membership is ratified or denied by a vote of the Assembly (5.05). Applicants may not vote or attend Executive Committee Meetings until their membership is ratified by the Assembly.
5.03 National SAM Membership – All Active and Junior members of the Assembly must maintain membership in the national SAM organization.
5.04 New Member Introduction – Applicants petitioning to join the Assembly shall introduce themselves at a Monthly Assembly Meeting. Called a New Member Introduction, this is usually a short magic performance, but it may also be some form of other presentation to demonstrate the applicant’s interest in magic. The demonstration is presented at a Monthly Assembly Meeting within three months of application to join the Assembly. The Vice President is responsible for scheduling all New Member Introductions.
5.05 Ratification ‐ Immediately after the conclusion of an applicant’s New Member Introduction, the applicant is escorted from the Monthly Assembly Meeting area by the Sergeant at Arms or other designated Assembly representative. The Assembly then discusses the applicant’s application and votes on whether or not to grant membership. If approval is granted, the applicant is escorted back into the meeting room, membership is conferred, and the new member is presented his name badge. In the event that an applicant’s membership is not approved, the application fee shall be returned to the applicant. Applicants who are denied membership may reapply for membership after ninety days. Application for membership is an agreement to support the Bylaws of the Assembly.
MAGIC LECTURE & TAOM CONVENTION PREPARATION
The theme for the 7:00 pm Thursday August 18, 2022 Monthly Assembly Meeting of the Alliance of Illusionists will feature a special lecture by Honorary Life Member Bruce Chadwick. Bruce will pull some never before seen materials, similar to the Illusion Warehouse "Monthly Magic Mentoring Workshops."
In addition, the meeting will be a last-minute planning meeting for the upcoming Labor Day weekend TAOM 2022 "The Convention of Wonder." See https://www.taominfo.online/
The Executive Committee will meet at 6:00 pm. All officers should be in attendance, and any dues-paid-up member in good standing may attend as well. Visitors many not attend Executive Committee Meetings.