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osmar
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A few days ago I tried to apply for a membership at the "international brotherhood of magicians", but when they sent me the application they stated that I need to have 2 sponsors that are already members of this association......I barely know one magician in my area, and I am not even sure he knows enough about me to sponsor me....(assuming he is a member)......what do I do?...
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Find a local ring and go as a visitor to one of their meetings. If you show a genuine interest in magic someone will sponsor you. The magic fraternity is a family, to be adopted into the family your true motivation must be determined. Good luck!
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osmar
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Thank you "K".....I'll do that.....
Cory Gallupe
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Or, if worse comes to worse, SEND it by mail to 2 members from the Café. We will be more than happy to sponser you.
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There are so many IBM Rings around the country that you really have to be isolated not to have one within a hour or less to your situation. Go to their web site and contact them about who is closest, etc. Getting your application signed should be no bigger deal than just showing up at a meeting. I mean what moron who is not interested in magic seriously would want to spend the money to join if they are not REALLY interested in magic? If you just can't find someone let us know and someone here will get you fixed up. All best,
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Matty Moriates
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How can I find out about an I.B.M. ring near me?

Thanks!
Matty

p.s. I live about 30-40 minutes north of Los Angeles, California. Thanks Smile
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On 2006-04-04 20:55, Matty Moriates wrote:
How can I find out about an I.B.M. ring near me?

Thanks!
Matty

p.s. I live about 30-40 minutes north of Los Angeles, California. Thanks Smile
http://www.magician.org/LocalRings/california.htm
Or try Society of American Magicians (SAM) assemblies at: http://www.magicsam.com/samweb.html Go to the bottom of page to find an assembly in L.A. Good luck and break a wand! BTW I belonged to an SAM assembly (Paul Diamond) way back in the '70s in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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Matt Kerner
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The way I got into mine, was that I stayed a couple times, as a guest (they'll let you do that!). Showed them a couple effects here and there, they knew I liked magic, and 2 of 'em decided to sign for me.

I've been busy, so I haven't been going lately, but trust me, IBM meetings are really great! You get to see some effects, talk about the magic world, learn something new... it's all good. Don't pass it up.
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Though it's far from true that there are enough Rings around that the closest one is an hour or less from your home it appears that you're in luck as the Washington DC ring is close to where you live. Find info about this ring here http://www.magician.org/LocalRings/washingtondc.htm
and be glad you don't live in Vermont, North Dakota or South Dakota, Delaware or Maine as they haven't any Rings.
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There is no ring in South Africa(not in '95 when I joined,anyway).But the just sponsored me in anyway.They also sent me the same letter and about a month later they let me know that I was sponsored by 2 American magicians-strange!
I really miss the Linking Ring magazine.
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I left South Africa for Taiwan and here is also no IBM Ring. In fact I am finding it hard to find a proper magic club. Best you get is to phone up a magician friend and have a cup of coffee or watch a new DVD or or borrow a new book or whatever. Not complaining though I have had some great times but an IBM ring would be nice.
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Abc, have you considered starting one? It might seem like an exercise in futility, but there are times that a magician in your area might look for a ring and not find one. You may never meet that magician. But if there IS a ring from time to time one might find it and now you have a new friend.

That's how the big ones started, why not your's?
abc
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I have thought about it and I am very seriously considering it. I am just not exactly sure how to go about it and what requirements I need to meet and if I do it I want it to be excellent. I hate second best.
Any advice?
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Hey abc, Taiwan IBM branch was set up a few months ago. But I'm not sure if "IBM branch"=ring. As far as I know, there's no regular gathering yet. Several lectures (including the Lee Asher's one) have been held under Taiwan IBM branch title.

PM me if you want more details.
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Matty,

Ring 280 meets in Valencia the second Thursday of each month. Check out http://www.ibmring280.com. Ring 21 meets in the North Hollywood area on the first Thursday of each month, and I believe there is a ring in Simi Valley. Sorry I don't have any more info on them. Or check out http://www.magician.org as posted above.

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You need 10 active members to start a Ring. Write to the Executive Secretary of the IBM, Sindie Richison or e-mail her or check her e-mail at the above I.B.M. website.

I suddenly remembered how hard it was for me to apply for a Ring in 1997, with no computers and fax machines. It was all by snail mail. It was for Ring 328 - Inner Magic Club. One of my sweetest memories.
osmar
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I have not logged-in in a while.......Thank you very much for the help......(Thanks Payne for the link!!.....I've been so close to a "ring" and had no idea it was there.....)........really appreciate your concern....
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The National Capital Ring 50 meets the first Wednesday of the month at
THE HOLIDAY INN, Alexandria-I-95 @ Telegraph Rd., 2460 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
4:30 Close-up Magic (optional)
6:00 Cocktails
6:30 Dinner
8:00 Meeting
10:00 Close-up Magic in Bar (optional)

May 3rd meeting is the Magician of the Year contest.

Come down....
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Payne,

Maine has a new Ring (petition for charter signed 1/2006), the Ring locator at I.B.M. just hasn't put up our information. Here's our website:

http://www.ibmring362.org

It's easy to start a Ring. Instructions are available online from the I.B.M. All you need is the signatures of ten active members on a Petition for Charter. You mail that in, and about a month later you have a charter. The I.B.M. will help you find members in your area to gather enough people for an organizational meeting. When you first start a Ring, there is a little extra work for the officers until you get on your feet.

Yours,

Paul
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Osmar:

Before I joined, I contacted the IBM about this issue. The person who answered said, just write in my name in the sponsor space. That was all it took.
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