May Monthly Meeting

Mavens of Mayhem

Bethlehem Public Library

10.30 Business meeting

11.00 Programming

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

Meeting Cancelled!

SISTERS IN CRIME
Mavens of Mayhem Chapter Monthly Meeting
March 18, 2017

The Sinc Chapter Meeting for March 18, 2017 is cancelled.
The next scheduled meeting April 15, 2017. Please check the web site.
We’ll be seeing you all then.
~  Geri Manchester

Mavens of Mayhem

March Writing Prompt

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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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Weather Cancellation

Alas, per the email from our president Eleanor, the holiday party has been cancelled.

Reluctantly I am canceling the meeting tomorrow. I kept hoping the projected storm would not materialize but the forecasts have become, if possible, even worse. I suspect the library itself will be closed.
Stay safe everyone.
Eleanor