History of the BAM
2016-2017 BAM Committee
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Grand Master of Magic
Lifetime Achievement Award
Magicians for Hire
Inner-Circle Magicians for Events
News of Interest
The Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians (BAM) was formed in 1945. It has a focus on membership from professional and semi-professional working magicians.
Our objectives as outlined in our constitution are to promote goodwill, mutual respect and cooperation amongst active performing magicians; to instil respect and loyalty for the personal inventions, specialties and routines of fellow magicians and to enhance professionalism in all areas of the business of magic.
The BAM are the custodians of the prestigious Grand Master of Magic Award®, the highest honour for a New Zealand magician.
There are two branches of membership in the BAM :
Outer Circle : A person of good character eighteen years of age or older with a proven interest in performing magic who has performed an initiation act of 10-12 minutes and been accepted into the club. Upon successful entry into the Outer Circle the new member is initiated at the next meeting by taking the Oath of Allegiance on the Presidential wand.
Inner Circle : The Inner Circle consists of magicians twenty years of age and over called from the Outer Circle. These are experienced magicians who have proven themselves at club meetings and public shows to be of a high standard of performance; demonstrable by such things as individual style, speciality acts, originality and showmanship. Following a nomination of at least two current Inner Circle members a member of the Outer Circle will be invited to join the Inner Circle provided they can perform a 15 minute act of the required standard. A ballot is then taken of financial Inner Circle members for admittance to the Inner Circle. A vote with no more than two objections to be obtained.
Life Members : Life Membership to the BAM is bestowed upon rare occasions to members who have given long and meritorious service to the club. Current Life Members of the Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians are Jon Zealando GMM, Stan Goudge JP, Graham Bennett and Tony Wilson GMM.
|1945-1946||J.A. Mitchell||1946-1947||B.F. Hunter|
|1948-1949||F.J. Knipe||1949-1950||J.L. Fenton|
|1950-1951||J.C. Robbins||1951-1952||H.I. Ray|
|1952-1953||J.W. Kelly||1953-1954||E.W. Douthett|
|1954-1955||J.W. Phare||1955-1956||J.L. Fenton|
|1956-1957||J. Read||1957-1958||J.W. Kelly|
|1958-1959||E.W. Douthett||1959-1960||H. Robbie|
|1960-1961||A. Loftus||1961-1962||J.L. Fenton|
|1962-1963||J.W. Kelly||1963-1964||E.W. Douthett|
|1964-1965||H.R. Moore||1965-1966||J.W. Kelly|
|1966-1967||J.W. Kelly||1967-1968||T. Hodson|
|1968-1969||T. Hodson||1969-1970||F.J. Jansen|
|1970-1971||G. Bates||1971-1972||T. Wilson|
|1972-1973||G.H. Davis||1973-1974||W. Rogers|
|1974-1975||T. Hodson||1975-1976||P. Evans|
|1976-1977||P. Evans||1977-1978||R.S. Mogridge|
|1978-1979||S. Goudge||1979-1980||S. Goudge|
|1980-1981||T. Wilson||1981-1982||J. Zealando|
|1982-1983||G. Bennett||1983-1984||W. Rogers|
|1984-1985||W. Rogers||1985-1986||S. Goudge|
|1986-1987||J. Mee||1987-1988||R. Webster|
|1988-1989||W. Rogers||1989-1990||K. Kardo|
|1990-1991||K. Kardo||1991-1992||G. Bennett|
|1992-1993||J. Zealando||1993-1994||W. Rogers|
|1994-1995||W. Rogers||1995-1996||W. Rogers|
|1996-1997||J. Zealando||1997-1998||S. Goudge|
|1998-1999||S. Goudge||1999-2000||S. Goudge|
|2000-2001||S. Goudge||2001-2002||S. Goudge|
|2002-2003||M. Beatty||2003-2004||M. Beatty|
|2004-2005||M. Beatty||2005-2006||J. Zealando|
|2006-2007||J. Zealando||2007-2008||J. Zealando|
|2008-2009||J. Zealando||2009-2010||P. Henshall|
|2010-2011||P. Henshall||2011-2012||P. Henshall|
|2012-2013||A. Watson||2013-2014||A. Watson||2014-2015||A. Watson||2015-2016||A. Watson||2016-2017||A. Watson|