The Stormy Petrels began the New Year with their annual Sherlock Holmes Birthday Brunch. Nineteen Petrels and guests enjoyed food and fellowship at The White Spot Restaurant on West Georgia Street on January 5th.
Three current members of the Petrel Exec:
Orilea (one of my V.P’s) Fran (President) and Elsa (Retiring Treasurer)
The Stormy Petrels will meet for their first study session of 2019 on February 5th.
We will discuss a case involving: a death threat, blackmail, disloyalty, a burglary, an offer too good to refuse and an affair.
As Christopher Redmond mentions in his Sherlock Holmes Handbook , “The issue in this affair, as in A Scandal in Bohemia, is blackmail at the point where sex and money meet.”
Now that I have your attention, you can join in on the discussion of The Three Gables on Tuesday, Feb. 5th. 7:00 pm at our usual venue – Hampton Place, Vancouver.
If you would like more information, please contact Fran at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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The layout of the new site looks amazing, Fran! ❤