December 2023 Banquet & Awards Report

Our annual banquet was held at the normal meeting place, Denny’s. (What we lack in fancy, we make up for in fun!) No business after the food — it was time for awards! A member of Assembly 248 for decades, and club officer for many of those years, Jerry Ferguson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the […]

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November 2023 Meeting Report

Our theme for the November meeting was “perform using a book or magazine.” (For half the points, any effect you read in a book or magazine, or for zero points, any other effect that you like.) President Robert Ray started out with the Hoy Book Test and it drilled home to me that reading about an effect and watching it […]

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October 2023 Meeting Report

The theme for the October Andre Kole Assembly meeting was “spooky magic.” (Okay, we’re not incredibly creative in our themes, but we are the best-looking SAM Assembly in the Phoenix area!) More than one person performed effects purchased at the local IBM’s swap meet from last month. One man’s trash is another’s spooky magic… David Boehm started things off with […]

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July 2023 Meeting/Lecture (Bill Wisch)

The July SAM Assembly 248 meeting was shared with the local IBM Ring #55 members as magician Bill Wisch came to town to present a lecture for both clubs. Bill started the night performing Helicopter Cards and things just took off from there. Much of the lecture focused on cards and while some of the effects will require a lot […]

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June 2023 Meeting Report

We’re playing “Musical Dates” with our assembly meetings for another couple months until they settle down, but even with that we had a good group show up. Chris Rose performed a variation of Chicago Opener, and then gave us a quick tutorial on how to toss a card on the floor without it flipping over. Yes, it’s an uncommon move, […]

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