President’s Message

December at last!

Our holiday party is a great chance to get together to celebrate yet another year in the mystery/crime trenches. Please join us in Mountlake Terrace on Saturday, December 9 from 1:45-3:45. See details on the Meetings & Events page.

In January, we’ve got two terrific events—the incredible Cara Black will join us at our regular Thursday night meeting on Zoom and eleven members will read at Third Place Books.

As some of you noted, we have not yet held elections nor have we begun billing for 2024. Both were put on hold as we worked through an issue with SinC National. We are pleased to say the issue was resolved to our satisfaction and we intend to elect a new VP to the open position very soon. We’ve included a link so you can renew your chapter membership.

If you’re wondering where your chapter fees go—like any organization that operates online, we pay for our website maintenance and updates, server, newsletter preparation, and database. Your fees cover the cost of our in-person events such as our summer picnic and holiday party.

I hope to see you at the party or at one of our January events.

Wishing you good health and good spirits!

Catherine Linka

Next Meetings:

Further details, including registration info, are available on our Meetings page.

All meetings take place on Zoom unless otherwise specified.

December 9: Our annual holiday party is set for Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1:45-3:45. We have reserved a lovely party room at the Markland Woods Condo in Mountlake Terrace and we promise you a crackling fire and cozy chairs.

January 11: We are thrilled to welcome award-winning and best-selling author, Cara Black.

January 22: Our Mystery and Crime Author Night returns to Third Place Books Lake Forest. This evening of readings is open to the public and is a great way to reach new readers and to support fellow members.