Sixteen Stormy Petrels enjoyed a very festive evening at the home of Orilea (aka “Gloria Scott”) and her always-charming husband.
The Petrel tree was adorned, once more, with a variety of Sherlockian ornaments (supervised by Elsa)
Tables were laden with various delicious appetizers and beverages to every one’s delight.
Throughout, one could spy Sherlockian and Doylean books. A portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle graced the wall opposite the fireplace, where a crackling fire welcomed all who entered the room.
This was a perfect ending to a very busy and successful Petrel year.
The new year will begin with our annual tribute to Sherlock Holmes in the way of a luncheon in honour of his birthday.
Please join us at the White Spot (near Stanley Park) at 11:00 on January 7, 2012.
If you want to get a start on the next case for discussion, please read “The Sign of Four”.
The next regular meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm chez Wood.
If you require additional information, please contact me, Your Consulting Detective (aka Fran the Hoffmann Barcarolle.
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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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