Ann Arbor Magic Club

IBM 210 - SAM 88

The President’s Corner

Hello AAMC Members and Friends,

How is your summer of magic going? I hear of our members performing magic shows and making appearances all over Michigan. Whether performing magic, making balloon sculptures, face painting, juggling or stilt walking we are busy promoting the performing arts we love. Please share with the club where you'll be appearing so we can come out and support you.
Let's talk ethics for a moment. We can plan to delve into this with a discussion at a near future meeting and get your feedback. But for now I'll say that as Fellow members in the AAMC, the I.B.M. or S.A.M. or other magic clubs I believe most have a code of ethics to follow. I hope that we are also friends in the magical arts and would treat each other with respect. I haven't noticed a lack of respect here but have heard of others trying to steal gigs or under bid to gain a show or appearance. I fill in making balloons at a restaurant 3 to 4 times a year for an old friend. He trusts me to be prompt and professional as I represent him while I am there and to NOT steal his gig. Even if they offered it to me I would decline as it has been his for years and he has done the work to secure it.
Have you ever accepted a gig and then backed out to accept a better one? I hope nobody has done that as it reflects poorly on all of us in the profession. Or if you make a commitment to help out at a club event or perform in a show I hope that you do everything in your power to fulfill that commitment. It's understood that our full time jobs obviously take priority as well as family obligations and emergencies.
As the AAMC continues to grow we all share in the opportunities and burdens of supporting and promoting the AAMC and the Art of Magic.
Dan Jones, President - Ann Arbor Magic Club.

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