S.A.M. Assembly 24

The Jay Gorham Assembly

October 1, 2009

Volume 1, Number 10


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 Connors




Helen Patti



Our Website



David MacDonald


National Website



Next Meeting:

October 13th

Mark Wilson

Course in Magic


October Meeting

A little change this month, we will be swapping the November meeting theme with October’s theme.  For this month you will need to get out your Mark Wilson Complete Course in Magic book.  This comprehensive book covers a variety of topics, so anything goes.  If you don’t have one and you would like one, go to the link on page two of this newsletter.  You can also go to your local library; I find that this book can be found in many of them.  See you Tuesday the 13th.


Big News…


A vote was held at our last meeting and with a unanimous response, our own Compeer Clem Kinnicutt was to be named Dean of Assembly 24, the Jay Gorham Assembly.  An official letter was sent and Clem and he gladly accepted.  As of January 2010, Clem will officially hold the title of Dean of the Jay Gorham Assembly 24.  Congratulations Clem and well deserved!

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.  Check out the clip of the month which shows Ricky Jay performing a four queen revelation.  This routine was scripted well and carefully thought out.  I believe this was an excerpt from this HBO special several years ago.

SAM National Conference for 2010

Did you miss the conference this year?  Well then start your planning for Atlanta, Georgia on June 30th through July 3rd.  More details will be available as we get closer.  In the meantime, check for updates at the 2010 Conference page of the SAM website.






Upcoming Meetings





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



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



Magic Mania Night

Magic Style Game Show with Prizes!



Holiday Party and Banquet

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.

November Meeting

Our November meeting will be Magic Mania.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of this test of the mind.  See how knowledgeable you and your team are about the history and current events of magic.  Participation is optional; a studio audience is also going to be needed.  This should be a fun night; snacks are being served compliments of the Assembly.  See you then!



Joe Goode

President, S.A.M. Assembly 24