The very first meeting of the Sherlock Holmes Society of the Cape Fear met on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Beach PC Training Center (5905 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 7). All total, 8 members were present, although one member came late, bringing the official total to 9.
Our first order of business was to decide the basic structure of future meetings. The group agreed that each meeting would be organized around a Sherlockian theme (story, character, media portrayal, etc.) in accord with the selection of the person agreeing to present at that meeting. Where a story or other topic is available prior to the meeting, all Society members will do what they can to read those materials before that meeting.
Meetings will be held monthly, on the third or fourth Tuesday of the month with the next meeting scheduled for April 25th. The time will be 7:00 pm and continue until people's endurance runs out!
Meetings will be held at 5905 Carolina Beach Road (Beach PC Training Center in the shopping center just north of Strickland's Army-Navy Store). Members discussed the possibility of making use of other space in the future if that seemed desirable. In particular, it was noted that Pomegranate Books has offered to make space available and that at least some future meetings might be combined with dinner at a restaurant permitting the throwing of chairs and a general carousing.
At the April 25th meeting, Barry Brown, having been gently nudged into the role of presenter, will chair a discussion of A Scandal in Bohemia. It is suggested that each member read this story before the next meeting. Also, it was agreed that Tom would send an email to each member reminding them of the next meeting, and include a mystery/puzzle that each member could attempt to solve.
Although all are welcome to attend, it is suggested that everyone try to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before the next meeting!