Active, Associate, and Junior members pay Yearly Membership Dues to the Assembly to help it fulfill its purpose. Money amounts for dues are set by the Executive Committee and are payable the first day of January of each fiscal year. Dues are currently $20 per member for the 2020 fiscal club year, January 1 through December 31.
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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, 4 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.
THURSDAY AUGUST 20 MONTHLY ASSEMBLY MEETING
ON ZOOM AND AT THE ILLUSION WAREHOUSE
The feature presentation at this month’s Alliance of Illusionists meeting will be "A Night of Illusion." Bruce Chadwick and Cindy Bighorse will uncrate an array of large stage illusions that will be performed by various AOI Members.
According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his Phase 3 to "Open Texas," the Illusion Warehouse Party Room is open to half its occupancy certificate plus staff. This means the next Monthly Assembly Meeting of the Alliance of Illusionists will be at the Illusion Warehouse, 7:00 pm, 3917 McCart Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas. President Bighorse has also arranged the meeting online with Zoom so that members not comfortable attending the meeting in person may still do so virtually. See Zoom information below as it becomes available.
Seats will be arranged so that there is social distancing. People who are ill should stay home. Attendance for the meeting may not exceed 25 persons. Seating is available on a first-come basis and seats in excess of 25 will be removed from the room. Once the 25 person occupancy is filled, members and guests who arrive at the meeting must be turned away. In accordance with Judge Glen Whitley's mandate, all attendees must wear masks.
President Cindy Bighorse has called for an Executive Committee Meeting to be held at 6:00 pm, the hour before the 7:00 pm Monthly Assembly Meeting. All officers are requested to be in attendance. All members in good standing (2020 dues-paid-up members) may also attend. Visitors maly not attend Executive Committee Meetings and according to the mandates of the Bylaws, the meeting cannot be available via zoom.