S.A.M. Assembly 24

The Jay Gorham Assembly

June 13, 2009

Volume 1, Number 7


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!



Our Officers:



Joseph Goode



Vice President

David MacDonald




Robert Conners




Helen Patti



Our Website



David MacDonald


National Website



Next Meeting:

July 14th at 7:30pm 

Magic in a Bag


July’s Meeting

My apologies for the late newsletter, I didn’t believe the changes a new born can have in ones life, but it is true, and well worth it too!  This month is magic in a bag which was first introduced by former Assembly President and current National Second Vice President soon to be First Vice President , compeer Vinny Grosso.  The bags will have new and old items in them.  Teams will be formed and everyone will have a set amount of time to develop a trick or routine.  I look foeward to seeing you all tomorrow!

The Web Site – Pictures of the last meeting

Want to see pictures of the last meeting, visit www.sam24.org.  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 Ed Alonzo performing on the Late Late Show.  Ed is currently touring with pop music star Britney Spears with her circus themed show.

Magic News…

On Wednesday July 8th an NBC affiliate reported on an altercation between magician and Illusionist Jonathan Pendragon and his wife Charlotte.  The two had an argument in their home where Jonathan fired a gun at the floor during the encounter.  Charlotte called the authorities and Jonathan was arrested.  If you would like to read more about this story visit the KSBY website: http://www.ksby.com/Global/story.asp?S=10664308.

Fundraiser News

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.


Upcoming Meetings




Classic Magic Month



Lecture Notes



Mark Mason Lecture

Special Date 4/20



Danny Archer Lecture

Special Date 5/13



Show your signature routine



Magic in a Bag



The Norb Kosinski Picnic at Bob Connors



Michael Paul Lecture



Magic Mania Night

Magic Style Game Show with Prizes!



Mark Wilson Course in Magic book – Pick your favorite and perform it!



Holiday Party

More details to follow


This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change.  Please check for updates each month.

Please be current on your dues.  That is what helps pay for the programs we have.  You can send your dues to Bob Connors, Box 245, Round Lake, 12151.  Make them payable to SAM 24 for $20.

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.

Assembly News

Our congratulations go out to our own compeer Vinny Grosso who has been elected to the position of National First Vice President of the Society of American Magicians.  If all goes well, Vinny will be elected to National President in 2011 at the national conference in Pittsburg, PA. 



Joe Goode

President, S.A.M. Assembly 24