MEMBERSHIP IS £40

Note that the WAM membership year runs from 1 June to 31 May, thus your subscription will run until 31 May

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS

Absolutely not. If you are a member, great, but if not, it really doesn’t matter. We only ask that you have a keen interest in magic at any level to enjoy fully what we offer. If however you are thinking of applying for the Magic Circle, we have many members here at all levels who can help you with the process of application.

We have regular meetings on Tuesday evenings, usually twice a month.

8pm – 10pm

Abbots Langley & District Working Mens Club
Trowley Rise
Abbots Langley
Hertfordshire
WD5 0LN

Full membership is just £40 per year, which includes entry to every club night.

No, all club nights are included in full membership, even lectures. We have our famous Fish & Chip Supper night which does have a small fee but you are paying for a meal and the evening’s star entertainer.

Follow the links below and we will contact you with all the details.

Our entry age is 16, though some younger visitors are able to attend if accompanied by an adult.

You can bring anyone as a guest, though naturally we prefer them to have an interest in learning magic.  The fee for a guest to attend a meeting is £10.
We host public events where we always encourage you to bring friends and family to support the acts and have a wonderful evening with us.

WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINERS

Even though WAM boasts a large number of world-class entertainers, with a vast array of experience across all genres of the magic world, we are also proud of the fact that we have hobbyists, semi-professionals, and full-time professionals. Everyone at WAM is happy to share and learn in equal measures. No matter your experience, there is always something to learn.

AN AMAZING HUB OF MAGIC

With a membership mix of hobbyists, semi-professionals, and full-time professionals, we always offer something for everyone. We choose only the best lecturers from around the world and host club workshops, there is something for every level of magician and everyone always gets something from our club nights.

FUN!

Whether it’s at a club night or one of our many social occasions, one thing we pride ourselves on at WAM is being able to have fun. You will always feel welcome and have someone to sit with at our club. This is just one of the reasons why we attract more new members each year than any other magic club in the country.

RULES OF THE CLUB

  1. The Association shall be known as the WATFORD ASSOCIATION OF MAGICIANS (W.A.M.).
  2. Objective: The objective of the association is to further the art of magic by holding social, instructional, and training meetings on a regular basis.
  3. Membership: W.A.M. welcomes members aged 16 or over. The membership will consist of Ordinary (Full) members and Honorary members and friends of WAM. Any person with a positive interest in magic may apply to become a member or Friend. Application must be made on an official form and the applicant must be proposed by a member. Applications will be subject to the approval of the committee which may request that the applicant perform an audition.
  4. Member Undertakings: Members undertake not to reveal the secrets of magic to any other than another magician. Members undertake not to copy another magician’s performance without the permission of that magician.
  5. Membership Privileges: After an initial interview Members will be entitled to participate in all Association activities, to receive copies of the magazine, to borrow books from the library, and to use the Association’s name on letter headings and advertising. Honorary members are entitled to full use of the Association’s facilities.
  6. Subscriptions: The annual subscription will be decided by the Annual General Meeting. This subscription is due on the 1st of June of each year.
  7. Administration: The Association will be administered by the following officials: Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officials will be elected by ballot each year at the Annual General Meeting. Duration of office will be 12 months or until the officers’ successors are elected. The committee will consist of the aforementioned officers and up to six other members. The committee will be empowered to appoint
a Vice-chairperson. In the event that any committee members resign, the committee may invite replacements onto the committee providing that the number of non-elected committee members do not exceed two people in any 12 month period prior to an AGM.
  8. President: The Annual General Meeting is empowered to elect an Honorary President to represent the Association in the world of magic.
  9. General Meetings: The Annual General Meeting will be held in May and the agenda will include reports by the Secretary and the Treasurer who will present an audited Balance Sheet. Starting with year ending 2006, WAM accounts shall be prepared for a financial year running 1st April to 31st March. Any items for the A.G.M. must be submitted to the Secretary, with the names of the proposer and seconder, at least three weeks before the meeting. An Extraordinary General Meeting may be called at the request of fifteen members of the paid-up members or at the order of the Committee.
  10. Quorums: A quorum for an A.G.M. shall be at least half of the paid-up membership, and that for a Committee Meeting shall be five.
  11. Visitors: Visitors may only be admitted to closed meetings by consent of the Chair or, in the Chair’s absence, by a Committee Member. Visitors are not permitted to sell merchandise in the clubroom and members should seek the permission of the Chair (or acting Chair) before doing so.
  12. Expulsion: Any infringement of these rules or conduct detrimental to the Association’s good name will render the member liable to expulsion. The Committee’s decision is final.

No alteration or addition to these rules may be made except with the consent of at least two-thirds of the members present at a General Meeting, notice of the alteration(s) having been submitted to the Secretary at least seven days prior to the Meeting.

May 2009

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

If you would like to join WAM, you can fill out the below form below and click to send, we will then contact you shortly about your application.

The above details will be included in a list that is made available to all members of the Association. So if you’d prefer any of your details not to be made public, then please write NOT PUBLIC next to them. For example, some members don’t want their home address to be made known to all and sundry, and so we omit it from the published list.

Select as applicable to you:
Professional MagicianSemi-professional MagicianAmateur Magician

DECLARATION – I wish to become a member of the Watford Association of Magicians and I agree to abide by the Rules of the Association if admitted to membership.

Considering joining WAM?

If you are considering joining, please contact our secretary here. Alternatively, come along and visit us on a club night.

CONTACT SECRETARY