May 2009 Newsletter
S.A.M. Assembly 24
The Jay Gorham Assembly
May 6, 2009
Volume 1, Number 5
Assembly 24 Information
SW Pitts Hose Company of Latham, NY
226 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
The second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm
Well it’s FUN!
May 12th at 7:30pm
Danny Archer Lecture
April’s meeting was a real treat. We had a big turnout to see master creator and magician Mark Mason. Mark’s witty talk, smooth handling, and amazing ability to hold an audience in the palm of his hand made this lecture a night to remember. There was very little time given to the business side, please consult the newsletter for updates.
The Web Site
Please take a moment if you have not and fill-in or update your member information. Compeer Dave MacDonald has worked long hours and produced a fantastic website. He also updated the clip of the month which shows Wayne Dobson performing a simple sponge ball effect. My hat really goes off to Dave here, once again he selected a performance that shows how a simple effect can be entertaining and fun.
I would like to welcome our newest member Compeer Bill Karabin. At the next meeting Bill will be presented with his certificate of membership. Do you know someone who would like to be a member, invited them to a meeting.
Dues are Past DUE
Dues are only $20.00 for the year. You must be a current member of the national SAM to be a local member. Your dues help make a lot possible. So far this year alone there are three FREE lectures from Mark Mason, Danny Archer, and Michael Paul. ALL remaining dues will be mailed to Bob Connors, Box 245, Round Lake, 12151.
Classic Magic Month
Mark Mason Lecture
Special Date 4/20
Danny Archer Lecture
Special Date 5/13
Magic Mania Night
Magic Style Game Show with Prizes!
Magic in a Bag
The Norb Kosinski Picnic at Bob Connors
Michael Paul Lecture
Show your signature routine
Mark Wilson Course in Magic book – Pick your favorite and perform it!
This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change. Please check for updates each month.
IMPORTANT MAY MEETING NEWS
Normally we meet the second Tuesday of the month which should be May 12th, however we will be meeting on a special night for this month only.
SAM National Conference
This year our annual conference will be held in Buffalo from July 15-18. If you have never attended a national before you really should go to this one. Being so close to home, it is only a five hour drive. There will be some fantastic talent this year and the contests are always a blast. This year’s conference in being dedicated to international star of magic Norm Nielsen.
For more information go to the conference page, 2009 SAM Conference.
We have had several meetings on our new annual fundraiser. Compeer Willis White is looking into a location for us at the Saratoga Elks Club. This venue has a raised platform and an ideal space for to accommodate an audience. IT is possible that we will perform two shows in two locations over a one week period. More details will come as we secure a location. Thanks you to Willis and Bob Connors for looking into these possible venues.
Danny Archer in May
President, S.A.M. Assembly 24