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Welcome to the Society of American Magicians Greater Milwaukee Area Assembly #61 website. We are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our members meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Dicken's Grille, 9646 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214. Our meetings are open to anyone interested in magic. Our clubs purpose is to promote magic as a performing art.

Our monthly meetings consist of a variety of events: share a trick nights, activity nights, clinics, lectures, and contests. Click here for more information about us and our events. In addition to the monthly meetings, Assembly #61 provides information on magic events, including several shows each year by the club, featuring local magicians. The club welcomes all visiting magicians that come to the Milwaukee area. The club is made up of collectors, hobbyists, amateurs, and professionals. All you need to join is an interest in magic.

Announcements

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 - John Sturk Lecture / Holiday Party

Winter Holiday

Who: Everyone is invited to participate (S.A.M. Members and nonmembers)
Location: Dicken's Grille, 9646 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM

The Greater Milwaukee Area Society of American Magicians wishes everyone Happy Holidays. Assembly 61 is excited to announce that Wednesday December 19th is our annual Holiday party held at our normal meeting place Dicken's Grille.

This year magician John Sturk Regional Vice-President of the National S.A.M. will be honoring us with his presence. Master Magician John Sturk will be presenting a lecture and performance presentation for all.

Beginning as a busker in a remote town in northern Michigan, John Sturk is a co-founder of the Chicago Magic Lounge, the biggest and most exciting magic project in the Midwest, and possibly, the country. John will discuss his journey from street performance, to restaurants, to private parties, and finally to the Lounge. He also spent seven years as a project coordinator for FUN, Incorporated, America's largest magic manufacturer, is a producer for street performance at the Abbott's Get-Together, and currently serves as Midwest Regional Vice-President of the Society of American Magicians.

In addition, to John Sturk's lecture and performance, Tom Weber will be presenting a short history of the club with Assembly 61 will be providing a food buffet (Italian beef and taco bar) , gift exchanges and more surprises. This is one event that should not be missed if you are in the area. You do not have to be a member of S.A.M 61 to attend. It is open to all magicians and spouses who are interested in learning about Assembly 61, who would enjoy the lecture, and the food buffet.

If you are interested in attending, it would be nice to hear from you, so we can estimate the amount of food and refreshments that will be required. Assembly 61 will be taking photographs and conducting interviews with attendee's because we are writing a feature article for the MUM magazine featuring John Sturk and The Greater Milwaukee Area Society of American Magicians Assembly 61. Hopefully, the feature will make the cover of a future MUM magazine issue.

See you Wednesday the 19th!

- Mark Martinez

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