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kkaiser343
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So I just started doing magic again recently. I thought I would join the local SAM assembly (parent assembly #1). I went to my first meeting.. FANTASTIC lecture by Madhi Gilbert..I was told they would interview abnd test me next meeting.. Test ??? what the heck; what are they looking for? a routine, a few moves, a decent trick that requires some skill? any advice would be greatly appreciated...
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Testing potential new members is not uncommon. Some assemblies, IBM also conducts tests, are more stringent than others. When I joined my last assembly many many years ago, I needed the recommendation of an existing member and to do a short (10 minute) act. After that, a vote was held to allow me to join. For the IBM ring, I didn't have to perform but was interviewed by 3 of the existing members. When I was in Michigan, I simply applied to join both SAM and IBM clubs and was admitted with no test or performance.

I would prepare several routines and bring with me to the next meeting. That way you'll be prepared if they ask you to perform. It's really not a big deal. Just be yourself and do what you do best.
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