Dues/Application

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. 

The buttons below are PayPal buttons, but please understand that PayPal is only the club's credit and debit card processor.  Payees do not have to have a PayPal account to pay dues. Please just follow the PayPal instructions. 


10.03 Delinquency ‐ Members who fail to pay their Yearly Membership Dues before the first day of March are automatically suspended from the Assembly. Suspended members are no longer members in good standing and their name badge shall be removed from accessibility. Suspended members may not attend Monthly Assembly Meetings or other Assembly sponsored events until dues are paid.  A member whose dues are unpaid for less than two years may pay back dues to retain continuous membership. A member in arrears for two years or more must reapply for membership and previous membership is not considered 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.

 

 

$75 ACTIVE OR JUNIOR ANNUAL DUES
Members Receiving Both a Digital Version of the
Monthly MUM Magazine and a
Mailed Hard Copy.

Includes National SAM Dues.

 

 

VISITORS

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.


NEW MEMBER APPLICATION

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.

 

 

Next Meeting

MAGIC CHRISTMAS PARTY

SAM Assembly 138 Alliance of Illusionists will host a Magic Christmas Party for the 7:00 pm Thursday December 15 Monthly Assembly Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Illusion Warehouse, 3917 McCart Ave, Fort Worth.

Attendees may bring finger foods and appetizers. Attendees willing to participate in the white rabbit gift exchange should bring a new or gently used magic gift with a value of at least $15-$20. 

Entertainment for the event will be award-winning magic by Connor Branach. The club will also elect the officers for the 2023 club year. Additional nominations will be received from the floor.

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.