My grandfather always stressed the importance of belonging to magic fraternities. The brotherhood, the education, and the fun of performing in front of other magicians. I am a member of The Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) which is the oldest fraternal magic organization in the world, established on May 10, 1902. Cool fact, Harry Houdini was National President from 1917-1926!
Unfortunately S.A.M doesn't have an assembly in Reno but I try to visit other groups when I'm traveling. S.A.M also puts out a monthly print magazine called M-U-M, which stands for Magic, Unity, Might. If you are a professional magician or just a hobbyist you should support this amazing fraternity and join in the brotherhood! Talk later my friends :)