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.
Annual Membership Dues and Application to Join Payments are processed solely online. Simply fill out your phone number and e-mail address in the fields below and then click the "Buy Now" button to pay the $20 dues amount with a credit, debit, or PayPal account.
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 FEBRUARY 20
MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP
The next Monthly Assembly Meeting of the SAM Assembly 138 Alliance of Illusionists will be held on Thursday February 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The main core activity for the meeting will be discussion and explanation regarding the performance of magic, including showmanship, presentation tips, and basic theatrical actor tools. This will be a phenomenal meeting for any magician or other variety artist who wants to improve their entertainment and presentation skills. And yes, lots of magic will be performed!
New AOI President Cindy Bighorse has called for an Executive Committee Meeting to be held at 6:00 pm immediately prior to the February 20 Monthly Assembly Meeting at 7:00 pm. It is requested that all officers be in attendance. Also any AOI member in good standing (dues-paid-up member) may also attend. Visitors may not attend Executive Committee Meetings.
The SAM Assembly 138 Alliance of Illusionists normally meets monthly on the third Thusday of each month at the Illusion Warehouse, 3917 McCart Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas. The store is located about three blocks north of Seminary Drive and across the street from the Rosemont Sixth Grade school. Additional parking is available at the school and school side street.