S.A.M. #35 Poughkeepsie, NY
[ Log In ]
For the latest meeting information visit our
President: Ryan Dutcher
Vice President: Frank Monaco
 Treasurer: Frank Monaco
 Secretary: Kathie Cvitkovac
Scribe: Darryl Bielski

imageWelcome to the Society of American Magicians
Al Baker Assembly #35 official web site! Here you will learn more about our local assembly and read the current newsletter (see facebook page) which announces each month's program. Through our member profile section you can look up some of our active members and view their contact information. You will learn about the historical origins of our Assembly and about the magician that it was named after, Al Baker. If you live in the area and are interested in becoming a member of our local assembly or just visiting, contact us. If you are already a member, make sure you add your profile. Check out our legacy gallery and for the latest check our Facebook page!

Dues & Non-Paid Members/Guests
1. Dues are currently $30.00 a year. The year begins with the month dues are paid, and ends 12 months later. Dues that are late, while still attending meetings, will be applied to the month they were originally due, not the time they were paid. After a period of 3 months, unpaid members will be considered guests.

2. Guests will be charged $5 for attending "regular" meetings, and $10 for "premium" meetings. Premium meetings may include: Paid lecturers, the flea market, special events, etc.. Premium meetings and fees will be noted in the newsletter. Paid members in good standing DO NOT have to pay for any meetings.

New Members
1. Anyone attending for the first time as a potential new member will not be charged for the first meeting.

2. New members must "perform" for the club in some capacity in order to be sponsored. Please note the performance does not need to be a full act. It can be a trick, a small talk about a collection, etc. The idea is to establish some level of participation with the club.

3. If a new member does not or will not perform, they can continue to attend as a guest (paying for each meeting). Any previous per-month dues will be applied to yearly dues when they do perform. Example.. if a new member attends for 3 months before performing on the fourth, they will pay $15 for that year's dues (1st month free, 2nd = $5, 3rd=$5; the balance of yearly dues would be $15). This will help establish a goal and timeline for the member to learn at least a trick or two.
Society of American Magicians
Assembly #35

Location of Meetings
The S.A.M. #35 meetings are held at Milanese Restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY. Typically, meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm and include a short business meeting followed by the evening's main topic or guest lecturer. Please check the latest newsletter for any changes to the schedule. For information about attending meetings or joining, see our club policies.

Milanese Restaurant is located at: 115 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

The Newsletter is now in PDF format and linked below
View Past Newsletters (1997-2/2010)
You can view the blog for most of 2010 newsletters here

- Newsletters Links -

For the latest newsletters, visit the FACEBOOK PAGE!

September 2012 Newsletter
July 2012 Newsletter
June 2012 Newsletter
May 2012 Newsletter
April 2012 Newsletter
March 2012 Newsletter
February 2012 Newsletter
January 2012 Newsletter
December 2011 Newsletter
November 2011 Newsletter
October 2011
July / August 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
View Past Newsletters


Local Assembly Dues are due! Local dues are $30.00 dollars and should be paid annually. All local members should also be members in good standing in the National S.A.M. National dues can be paid online at http://www.MagicSam.com

Read more about Magic News: http://www.magictimes.com
Up-to-the-minute guide of Magic on TV: http://www.tvmagicguide.com
Comprehensive magic listing of Live magic: http://www.livemagicguide.com

Al Baker - 1943 Dean of American Magicians

SAM #35 Newsletter Archives

Member National Dues (pay online)

Member Profile Form

Get the latest news in the art of Magic