President’s Message

Dear Members,

The only thing left for my tenure as president is to attend two holiday parties! (See meetings to the right.) What a fun finale to my last year as president.

Looking back, I want to thank everyone for their attendance and participation at meetings! I enjoyed our conversations and am thankful that my electricity never went out during a program. That was always a tickle of fear at the back of my mind since I live on Vashon Island where power outages are common.

Again, looking back, please join me in a special round of applause to our local authors who shared their expertise in our monthly programs: Glen Hamilton, Alice Boatwright, Jeanne Matthews, Erica Miner, Wendy Kendall, Jeffrey Briggs, Susan McCormick, Marty Wingate and Joyce Yarrow. So much talent in the PNW!

Your 2023 executive team is already on the job, planning programs and thinking about ways to improve our systems and processes. I believe 2023 will be a great year for our chapter.

Reminder: Please go online and pay your 2023 dues. And don’t forget that in order to be a member of our chapter you must also be a member of National Sisters in Crime.

Also, the year-end report will be posted on our website soon. It lists accomplishments for the year. One thing of note: our membership has increased from 47 in 2021 to 60 in 2022.

Charlotte Stuart

Next Meetings:

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

December 8 & 10 – Parties
We are having two parties: a “gift of words” exchange via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 8, and an in-person get-together at the Markland Woods Condominiums “party room” in Montlake Terrace on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Last year’s “gift of words” was great fun, so we decided to do it again.

Your gift to the rest of the group will be to read or recite a short piece about a wonderful (or heartbreaking) holiday memory, a song parody, a poem written by you or someone else, a limerick or a haiku or a comedy act or whatever holiday wish/thought/memory you would like to share.

January 12, 2023 – J.A. Jance will talk about her writing process.