“We are, as usual, the irregulars, and we must take our own line of action.” (LADY)
Due to an “Olympic” event taking place in Vancouver, the regular monthly meeting of the Stormy Petrels has been canceled.
Unfortunately, the “Masters’ Dinner” has also suffered due to the afore-mentioned “Olympic” event, since the venue site will be required for other matters.
The Petrels, being a hardy bunch and never willing to accept any defeat, we have come up with an alternative.
The 22nd Annual Masters’ dinner will go ahead with a pot-luck and less formal atmosphere than prior years. Members will be contacted by Gloria Scott and Mrs. Hudson as to the menu.
The dinner will take place as usual chez Wood starting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 2nd.
“Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward.” (BLUE)
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Fran Martin became a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto in 1987 and The Stormy Petrels of B.C. in 1988.
She has attended several Sherlockian conferences including: In 1992 "Aspects of Holmes" in Bradford, England (hosted by The Northern Musgraves); In 2006 "ACD at 35" in Toronto (hosted by The Bootmakers of Toronto); 2013 "Sherlock Holmes Through Time & and Place" in Minneapolis (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); 2014 "Gillette to Brett IV" in Bloomington (hosted by Wessex Press); 2015 SherlockCon in Seattle; 2015 "A Scintillation of Scions VIII" in Baltimore (hosted by Watson's Tin Box); 2016 "The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes" (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); in 2018 in Dayton, Ohio for the "Holmes, Doyle & Friends" conference (hosted by the Agra Treasurers).
Fran has held several positions with The Stormy Petrels of B.C. including secretary, vice-president, special events coordinator and is currently president and editor of the "Petrel Flyer".
She was honoured with being awarded the title of "Master Bootmaker" in 2014. She was very pleased to present a paper to a meeting of Sir Hugo's Companions in Chicago in 2017.
Fran has contributed articles to Canadian Holmes magazine, the Watsonian and Chris Redmond's "About Sixty" and "Sherlock Holmes is Like...". In May, 2018 she attended the 78th annual Speckled Band of Boston dinner. She was very honoured to have been one of the first women invited.
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