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Auction on Friday, February 16th

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

This month’s meeting will be the …

Assembly #12 Auction
Friday, February 16, 2024
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
at Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to find the magic props, books, videos, collectibles, etc. that you’d like to sell. This will help give your fellow magicians a nice selection of items to bid on and, the more you sell, the more new-to-you treasures you can win!

Fee:

  • Assembly 12 members who have paid their local dues for 2023–2024 ($15) may participate for free!
  • There is a $5 fee for any non-Assembly 12 member (buyer or seller).

Buyers:

  • Fee allows you to bid on any auction items
  • Bring cash or checks

Sellers:

  • Fee allows you to sell any auction items.
  • Sellers go in registration order.
  • Each seller will have a limited time. Please bundle smaller items and be prepared with a minimum bid for each item (if desired).
  • Sellers will pay Assembly 12 a commission of 10% of the selling price.
  • All accounts are settled at the end of the auction.
  • Sellers will be paid with cash and/or check.

Everyone is welcome!

SAM 12 January 2024 Hybrid Meeting

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

It’s time for our January meeting!

We’re meeting Friday, January 19, at 7:00 PM. Our theme this month, chosen in anticipation of next month, is “Magic you found while going through your stuff for the auction!” We will also learn more about a possible performance opportunity in partnership with a community group.

We’ll meet at Eagle Magic and Joke Store. (Eagle Magic is in Burnsville, MN, 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck snacks to share. Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent prior to the meeting.

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

Gather items to sell next month

We are hosting an auction in February, and now’s the time to find the magic props, books, videos, collectibles, etc. that you’d like to sell. This will help give your fellow magicians a nice selection of items to bid on and, the more you sell, the more new-to-you treasures you can win!

SAM 12 Holiday Chili Party 2023!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

It’s time for our annual Holiday Chili Party! It will be held on Friday, December 15th at 7:15 PM at the Discovery Methodist Church in Chanhassen, and there will be chili, salad, cornbread, cake, and soda! Special thanks to Sandy Meyer for doing all of the cooking, and arranging the location, too! 

Like last year, there’s no performance theme this month, so it’s entirely up to you if you want to perform anything. We will probably talk about plans for the coming year, so if you have ideas (one-day conference? charity show?) please bring them!

We’ll be setting up the Zoom camera setup in case anyone wants to attend virtually — although technology still hasn’t advanced enough for virtual chili eating….. We’ll send out connection information before the event. If you plan on attending the in-person party, please RSVP here. Sandy needs to know how much chili to make!!

Location address:
Discovery Methodist Church
275 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen, MN 55317
We’ll see you at the party!

SAM 12 November Hybrid Meeting!

Saturday, November 11th, 2023

It’s November, and time for our monthly hybrid SAM assembly meeting!

We’ll meet on Friday, November 17, at 7:00 PM at Eagle Magic. (Eagle Magic is in Burnsville, MN, 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck snacks to share. Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent prior to the meeting.

Our theme this month, chosen by our members at the September meeting, is Cups and Balls and Bowls! Perform your favorite “Cups and Balls” routine, or sponge balls, or Benson Bowl, or paper cup trick, or…you get the idea!

As always, be prepared to demonstrate, teach, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

SAM 12 September 2023 Hybrid Meeting

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

It’s time for our September “Back to School” S.A.M. Assembly 12 meeting!

Due to some conflicts, we’re pushing the meeting back one week to Friday, September 22. We’ll meet at 7:00 at Eagle Magic and Joke Store. (Eagle Magic is in Burnsville, MN, 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck snacks to share.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent prior to the meeting.

Our theme this month, chosen due to the season, is Magic with School Supplies! Pencils, crayons, construction paper, flashcards, etc. You could even use a slate (or whiteboard for modern folk) and show us some Math magic!

As always, be prepared to demonstrate, teach, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

P.S. IMPORTANT! Our 100th Anniversary Gala is next month, and we need a final count by the end of this month. If you haven’t already done so, please purchase your tickets now! Don’t forget, there will be a lecture and performance by John Sturk, the 107th National President of the S.A.M., along with performances by local magicians!

Here’s the registration link: https://www.sam12.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=92

What’s happening in May?

Monday, May 15th, 2023

We are going to cancel the May meeting because quite a few people are going to be at AbraCORNdabra on our “normal” day (the third Friday of the month). We talked about having a hybrid meeting on the 19th with the in-person location being at AbraCORNdabra. Kevin and Adam looked into it, but logistically, it’s not going to work very well.

For those going to AbraCORNdabra, we are meeting at the hotel restaurant (Bennigan’s) on Friday at 4:30pm. Please send us a message if you’re going to be there so we reserve the right size table.

In case you’re curious, we didn’t meet on the second Friday because several others were at the Magic Collector Expo and weren’t sure they’d be back in time for a meeting, and several other people were unavailable. We’re not going to meet on the fourth Friday because there wasn’t much enthusiasm for meeting on the 26th since that’s Memorial Day Weekend.

100th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

One hundred years ago, a group of fourteen local magicians chartered the Society of American Magicians’ 12th Assembly. We will be holding a celebration gala on October 15, 2023, and you’re invited! Please save the date and watch for more details.

Auction on Sunday, February 26th

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

This month’s meeting will be held on a Sunday afternoon, and it will be the …

ASSEMBLY #12 AUCTION
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
at Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville

FEE:

  • Assembly 12 members who have paid their local dues ($15) for 2022–2023 may participate for FREE!
  • There is a $5 fee for any non-Assembly 12 member (buyer or seller).

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BUYERS:

  • Fee allows you to bid on any auction items
  • Bring cash or checks

SELLERS:

  • Fee allows you to sell any auction items.
  • Sellers go in registration order.
  • Each seller will have a limited time. Please bundle smaller items and be prepared with a minimum bid for each item (if desired).
  • Sellers will pay Assembly 12 a commission of 10% of the selling price.
  • All accounts are settled at the END of the auction.
  • Sellers will be paid with cash and/or check.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

November Hybrid Assembly Meeting!

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

We’re at Eagle Magic this time for our November “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting. We’ll meet on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 PM. (Eagle Magic is in Burnsville, MN, 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck snacks to share.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent prior to the meeting.

This month’s theme: A tribute to Max Maven. Share a remembrance, perform one of his many effects, talk about his writing, or some other tribute of your choice.

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

October Hybrid Assembly Meeting!

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

Time once again for another SAM 12 Hybrid Assembly Meeting, on Friday, October 21st at 7:00 PM.

The in-person location will be at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen. Please bring drinks and/or snacks to share!

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week.

Our theme this month, by virtue of the season, is Spooky Magic! Show us something scary, Halloween-themed, or just plain weird!

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

Location address:
Discovery Methodist Church
275 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen, MN 55317