Society of Young Magicians
The Loren Lind Assembly No. 112 is a Society of Young Magicians sponsored by the Society of American Magicians, Mt. Diablo Assembly No. 112. Its purpose is to teach magic as an art form to young people and to increase the Young Member's proficiency in the Art of Magic Theatre.
WHEN: Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month.
WHERE (New Location):
TIME: The meetings are from 7P.M. to 8:30P.M..
INSTRUCTORS: All instructors are members of the Society of American Magicians, Mt. Diablo Assembly No. 112.
WHO MAY ATTEND: All young people between the ages of 7 and 17 having a sincere interest in magic are welcome to attend two meetings prior to joining. Parents too, may attend with their prospective young member(s) (and sit in the Parents' Gallery).
HOW DID THE NATIONAL S.Y.M. BEGIN: In 1984, five members of the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) founded the Society of Young Magicians (S.Y.M.) to encourage young people between the ages of 7 and 17 to consider magic as a hobby. In 1988 the S.A.M. amended its Constitution to admit Young Members and adopted the S.Y.M. as its youth program. All members of the S.Y.M. automatically became Young Members of the Society of American Magicians. The amendment paved the way to chartering the 31 already existing S.Y.M. Assemblies.
TODAY'S S.Y.M. ASSEMBLIES: Today there are over 100 chartered S.Y.M. Assemblies, fully integrated into the S.A.M. All S.Y.M. Assemblies have adult S.A.M. Leaders who provide guidance and magic instruction.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Other activities include guest lecturers and special programs that provide members with an opportunity to perform. Leaders receive their own newsletter, The S.Y.M. Leader Letter, as an excellent idea resource. Members in our S.Y.M. group will be asked to perform from time to time with the adult S.A.M. group as well. All Young Members are encouraged to participate in special activities at the annual S.A.M. National Convention, such as the Young Member Workshop, the Young Member Professional Show, an Autograph Party with professional magicians, "Kids Doing Magic For Kids," and an opportunity to participate in the Junior Category stage and close-up contests.
YOUNG MEMBERSHIP: Young Members receive a membership card, membership pin and a monthly publication The Magic SYMBOL . Written especially for young magicians, it features news about the youth program, articles by well-known magicians and by Young Members themselves. Also included are easy-to-perform magic tricks and advice on how to grow and become proficient in the Art of Magic Theatre.