Applicants aspiring to become members of Inner Magic Club must agree to perform and observe the following requirements:
An applicant must be willing to be interviewed by the Club Secretary, or Chairman of the Committee on Membership, or any IMC officer duly designated by the Club president, to determine the extent or lack of magical background, his interest in magic, and his present skill level as performer.
From the results of the interview or background check, the applicant will be categorized as beginner, hobbyist, advance hobbyist, semi-professional or professional magician.
He/she must be willing to attend 10 consecutive IMC meetings as a test of his/her interest to join the Club. Failing to attend a single meeting without prior notice, valid reason, or securing an excuse from the IMC president or secretary will lead to the resetting of the 10-consecutive-meeting requirement to the first week.
On the third, sixth and 10th meetings, the applicant must perform at least two tricks before the IMC membership. The 10th meeting performance will be the graduation performance and should be a special event both for the applicant and the Club. To encourage a high-level performance and quality magic, the applicant will be graded by the Club officers according to the following criteria:
- Magical content 15%
- Deportment (Grooming, Costume, etc.) 15%
- Presentation 50%
- Effort 20%
- Magical Content 15%
- Technique 15%
- Deportment (Grooming, Costume, etc.) 30%
- Presentation: 40%
The applicant’s acceptance will depend on the score he/she gets during the 10th-week performance.The applicants will be sworn to uphold the code of secrecy. Breaking the code knowingly or unknowingly during the initiation period will be ground for non-acceptance.
Acceptance of the applicant(s) upon his/her 10th week of attendance, as affirmed by the officers of the Club, is still subject to his paying the yearly dues.
Applicants must pay their full membership dues upon assessment and/or notice of collection by the Club Treasurer.
Failure to do so after several requests by the Treasurer, without valid reason, can be ground for the revocation of his/her acceptance.