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Topic: Magic Clubs and Organizations
Message: Posted by: MagicByDon (Sep 18, 2016 04:31PM)
Hi All,

I am fortunate enough to live in an area that has quite a few different club meetings within a somewhat reasonable driving distance. I do enjoy attending lectures, and have been to a few offered by various local clubs. If attending a few lectures throughout the year, it seems to be a decent value to just register and join the groups. This brought up a couple of questions for me- Do people tend to join multiple area clubs, Rings, and Assemblies (even within the same national organization)? Do people tend to join the national organization or just register with the local chapters?
Message: Posted by: Doug Trouten (Sep 18, 2016 05:53PM)
Many people are members of more than one group. And for many groups you need to join the national association before you become a member of the local group. For instance, I'm a member of my local IBM ring, but first I had to join the national association. Once I was a member of IBM nationally, becoming an official member of my local ring was just a matter of making a modest dues payment. Your mileage may vary.
Message: Posted by: MagicByDon (Sep 19, 2016 09:22PM)
Makes sense- participating in the national and local groups can offer a good variety of lectures and resources for me. Thanks for the input-
Message: Posted by: javlin5 (Sep 28, 2016 02:22AM)
Being a part of several groups can provide a lot of learning and collaborating opportunities. Try them out, and see which ones you like.
Message: Posted by: MagicByDon (Oct 10, 2016 08:59AM)
Going to a few different meetings and events, I've met a lot of people and I'm not only learning more, but also finding motivation and inspiration-
Message: Posted by: Colin johnson (Oct 10, 2016 01:57PM)
Ive even looking in my area and no luck. I could travel 2hrs and just might so I'm glad you have some around you.
Message: Posted by: Doug Trouten (Oct 10, 2016 06:45PM)
Colin -- Are you near South Bend? Because it looks like there's an IBM ring that meets there.

Ring 342 - Magician's Guild of Michiana
South Bend, Indiana

Contact: Rod Danilewicz, 403 Lincolnway West, South Bend, Indiana 46601-1115
When: Meets 3rd Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm
Location: German Twsp Library, 52807 Lynne Ave, South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: 574-289-1660
Email: oberekking@gmail.com