Peoria Magicians Assembly

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Posted on March 14, 2015 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (396)

Board Members in attendance were Jay Zenko, Jerry Tupper, Gambit, Michael Baker, and Rodney Nordstrom. The meeting started with the Financial Report from our Treasurer, Jay, who reported we have approximately $5,300.00 in our account. Next was old business. The board decided to hold our board meetings at Perkins on War Memorial Drive. The results of the auction were somewhat disappointing in that the club only made about approximately $70.00 from the sales. The turnout was low this year due t...

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2014 October Meeting Report

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (15)

On October 25th we held our Magic Teach-in for kids. Char Gott, Regis Kormick, Kyle Bassett, C.J. Diamond, and Michael Baker each taught easy to learn tricks. Brad Borland and Rodney Nordstrom were on hand to assist. The turnout was low with only 10 kids in attendance, but it seemed to be a fun time for all involved.


That evening, we had our Tribute to Houdini show to kick off Magic Week. Performers included Grant Golden, Troy Keefer, Jay Zentko, Brad Borland, Matthew Gardn...

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2014 September Meeting Reports

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (8)

Fall is in the air in Peoria!! Our September meeting took the guise of our annual picnic. As we have in the past, we held this at Marquette Heights, and we thank Barb Griffin for securing the use of the pavilion. There were a number of members and guests, and lots of great food. The PMA supplied the chicken, the Gardner family supplied the drinks, everyone brought wonderful side dishes, and a handful of magicians supplied the entertainment after we ate.

September also saw the Diamond Ji...

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2014 July Meeting Report

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (14)

So much magic happening in Peoria! July has seen the following events: We had a 10 day run at the Heart of Illinois fair, with several PMA members taking a turn at performing on stage each day, plus many showing up to perform close-up magic in the entertainment tent. Rodney Nordstrom, Jay Zentko, Kyle Bassett, and Michael Baker performed at the Riverfront Museum in conjunction with the Ripley’s Believe it or Not exhibit. Plus, we have performed our summertime gig at the Farmers Market t...

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2014 June Meeting Report

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (2)

The June meeting began with updates on upcoming events, including the Riverfront Museum, the HOI Fair, Farmers Market, the Teach-in and the Houdini tribute. We learned the date for the Diamond Jim Tyler lecture will be September 18.


Jerry Tupper won the first of our incentive program $50. Prizes. Congrats!


Next, we went straight to the magic part of the evening with our theme Grab Bag. Grant Golden had gathered a nice array of various magic tricks that we...

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2014 May Meeting Report

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (6)

May meeting report


Our May meeting began with President Rodney Nordstrom giving brief business updates, mostly regarding upcoming events. These included the Riverfront Farmer’s Market (2nd & 4th Saturdays through the Summer), the Believe It or Not Show at the Riverfront Museum July 19, a possible segment with Mark & Gretchen from WHOI-TV, the teaching session and Houdini Tribute in October, and the Bradley basketball halftime show with date TBA.


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2014 April Meeting Report

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (4)

April is Alive with Magic in Peoria!


The April meeting, with 14 people in attendance and the first decent weather that we have had in several months, began with a bit of business in the form of updates regarding upcoming events. We have a busy year planned and no sign of stopping yet! The Peoria Magicians Assembly is making a point of increasing our visibility within the community. This involves several planned public performances, as well as a teach-in day for Cub Scouts i...

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2014 March Meeting Report

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (7)

On March 1st we held our annual auction at Congregational United Church in Pekin, where our Past President is the pastor. Thanks to him for arranging this location for us. The event was filled with many tables of regular sale items and the auction block was humming with the larger and higher priced items. Lots of members sold their items and many others went home with their newly acquired goodies.


Our March meeting was called to order by PMA President Rodney Nordstrom. Ther...

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Posted on March 23, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (2)




The following members were in attendance: Brad Borland, Michael Baker, Jay

Zenko, Dr. Jerry Tupper and Rodney Nordstrom.

Members not present were Grant Golden and Kyle Bassett.

Our meeting started with approval of the board minutes for February 3rd, by

unanimous agreement.



The Apollo Theatre possibility was revisited. It was the general consensus

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Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The following members were in attendance: Brad Borland, Michael Baker, Jay Zenko, Dr. Jerry Tupper, Grant Golden, Kyle Bassett and Rodney Nordstrom.

Our next club meeting is set for Monday, February 17th at 7:00 o’clock at Schnucks Grocery Store in Peoria and the topic will be LOVE magic.

Auction: our auction this year will be held Saturday, March 1st at the Congregational Church, 2200 Willow in Pekin, Illinois (corner of Willow and Parkway). Any questions sh...

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