Monthly Meeting: 21 April 2018

Mavens of Mayhem

Mavens of Mayhem, Sisters In Crime
Monthly Meeting
Saturday, 21 April  2018
10:30 am Business Meeting, 11 am Public Program
Community Room
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Featured Speaker: Robert Knightly
My Perspective on Police Shootings

Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Police Department in 1967. For most of the next 20 years he patrolled the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan as patrol officer and sergeant, except for stints as speech writer, Police Academy Instructor and lawyer within the Department. He was a Patrolman during the time of the Knapp Commission investigation into police corruption and after, in the Department’s Post-Knapp revival. He knew the reformer Frank Serpico and the notorious ‘Prince of the City’, Robert Leuci. He was on the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn on July 13, 1977, when the lights went out all over the city triggering a night and a day of looting, recounted in “The Bronx Is Burning”.

In 1989, Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, as a trial lawyer. For the next 18 years, he worked in the Manhattan and Queens County Criminal Courts. Born and raised in New York City, he relocated to Albany, New York in 2007. He now practices in the Criminal and Family Courts of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties…and writes fiction.   robertknightly.blogspot.com

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January Meeting: CANCELLED!

Mavens of Mayhem

DUE TO WEATHER ADVISORY WE ARE CANCELLING!

Mavens of Mayhem, Sisters In Crime
January Monthly Meeting
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
11 AM
Community Room
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Featured Speaker: Robert Knightly
My Perspective on Police Shootings

Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Police Department in 1967. For most of the next 20 years he patrolled the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan as patrol officer and sergeant, except for stints as speech writer, Police Academy Instructor and lawyer within the Department. He was a Patrolman during the time of the Knapp Commission investigation into police corruption and after, in the Department’s Post-Knapp revival. He knew the reformer Frank Serpico and the notorious ‘Prince of the City’, Robert Leuci. He was on the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn on July 13, 1977, when the lights went out all over the city triggering a night and a day of looting, recounted in “The Bronx Is Burning”.

In 1989, Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, as a trial lawyer. For the next 18 years, he worked in the Manhattan and Queens County Criminal Courts. Born and raised in New York City, he relocated to Albany, New York in 2007. He now practices in the Criminal and Family Courts of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties…and writes fiction.   robertknightly.blogspot.com

Monthly Meeting: 19 August

Join us for our monthly meeting to brain storm and share what we're reading.
Bethlehem Public Library
10:30 Business (Members Only)
11:00 Open Discussion

Monthly Meeting: 15 April 2017

Mavens of MayhemSISTERS IN CRIME
Mavens of Mayhem Chapter Monthly Meeting
April 15, 2017 10.30
Community Room Bethlehem Public Library

NOTE: Steering Committee Meeting, 9:15 AM at the Village Butcher

Minutes – Susan Whaley
Treasurer’s Report – Carol Pouliot
Announcements
Old Business: Mavens Chapter flier

New Business:
President:     TBD
VP:        TBD
Sec        Susan Whaley
Treasurer:    Carol Pouliot

Planning:     Linda DeArroyo:
Linda Freedland

PR:        Donna (Facebook)
Kate Laity (website)

Member at Large: Donna and Debbie

Programs & Upcoming Member events:

11.00am Speaker for the April meeting is Amy Lane from the Open Door Bookstore. She is bringing new books for our Spring/Summer reading pleasure.

2017 DATES FOR MAVENS MEETINGS

May 20, June 10 and July 15

BE SURE AND CHECK YOUR E-MAIL FOR MONTHLY AGENDA OR
CHECK THE MAVENS WEB SITE FOR SPEAKER AND PROGRAM

February Meeting

Mavens of MayhemATTENTION ALL MAVENS

• February 18th, 2017

• 10:30 AM Mavens of Mayhem Meeting

• 11:00 AM Program Presentation

• Community Room

• Bethlehem Public Library.

• NOTE: The Steering Committee Meeting will meet at the Village Butcher at 9:15 AM. We have a number of important Chapter issues to discuss.

The February meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on February 18th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.

Our speaker is Officer Brett McLaughlin of the NYS University Police at U/Albany. His topics will cover personal safety, 911 calls and risk reduction.

If you are considering using a disappearance as a launching pad for your next mystery story then you’ll want to hear Officer Brett McLaughlin give authentic details about these important issues His talk will outline how to make 911 call and cover the real steps to take when someone’s life is at risk.

Learn the most important action or actions to take when you discover the child you left in the car for just a second is missing, or your elderly father stricken with Alzheimer’s has disappeared for hours, or your girl friend who went jogging this morning has not returned. Is it true that the first 48 hours are the most crucial?

Bring in your best mystery scenarios with all your questions on how to set up a valid and accurate depiction of the real thing. Why spend hours on Google researching various possible situations when you can ask an experienced authority.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Geri Manchester

Also!

Special Program at the Main Central  Library:

5 Easy Pieces: Mystery Writing Workshop
Saturday, Feb 25  | 10:30-11:45 AM
Maven, Mystery Writer & Author M.E.Kemp talks about the five components of writing a mystery, whether fiction or nonfiction. If you think in terms of these components writing a mystery becomes much easier. Bring paper and pen for notes.
The author’s books will be available for sale and signing.
Register Here

Monthly Meeting: 14 Jan 2017

ATTENTION ALL MAVENS

•    January 14, 2017 (NOT 3rd Saturday due to conflicts)
•    10:30 AM Mavens of Mayhem Meeting
•    11:00 AM Program Presentation
•    Community Room
•    Bethlehem Public Library.
•    NOTE: The Steering Committee Meeting will meet at the Village Butcher at 9:30 AM

The January meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on January 14th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.

Our speaker is John Mullins. John is a retired detective, a member of Cobleskill Writers and is writing his first mystery novel. I am taking his self-defense course being given in Duanesburg in January because I think it sounds terribly interesting. Especially because he goes beyond the physical part of self-defense and into psychological and legal aspects.

As you already know, the law protects your right to defend yourself, your property and others from attack. But it is important to know how much force you are entitled to use or you may find yourself facing criminal charges.

Whether you are writing a full-blown scene about a violent attack or have the need to actually protect yourself, knowledge is the key.

Learn the most important things you can do to defend yourself at the January meeting.

I will mail out a complete agenda before the meeting, however I felt it was important to clarify the meeting date as it is different from the usual meeting date.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Geri Manchester

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December 17 – Monthly Meeting

Holiday Party – December 17 10:30 am – Featuring Murder!

Join the fun!  A Murder Mystery will take place in our midst with a cast of characters from among the party goers.  Who dun it?    Was it the butler or the long lost heir?  You follow the clues and expose the murderer.

All are welcome, spouses and friends, to share in holiday food and drink.

The business meeting will take place at 10:30 with the party to follow at 11:00.  See you there at the Bethlehem Library.  Happy Holidays!