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DINNER NOTE: If you have dietary restrictions precluding you from eating any of our available meal options, please let us know well before the RSVP deadline. Kosher meals can be provided upon request, and we can work with the hotel to address any other dietary concerns if we are given enough notice. 

WEATHER: For any announcements regarding cancellation or postponement in the event of inclement weather, check the chapter email list or the announcement list, or email Donna Andrews at donna@donnaandrews.com.

IMPORTANT: We're now only accepting payment via check. Please remember to bring a check with you when you come to the meeting.

Our meetings are open to the public. You don't need to be a member to attend, but you do need to make a reservation. Please share this announcement with others who love mysteries, as a writer or reader or both.

Meet Dr. S. Brent Morris, a master of cryptology at our Tuesday, December 2nd meeting.

Dr. Morris, who spent twenty-five years as a mathematician with the National Security Agency (NSA), will discuss codes, ciphers, and cryptology at our December meeting, as well as his research into secret societies. And since Dr. Morris is also a noted scholar of the history of Freemasonry, he plans to present a Masonic cipher symbol challenge to see if he can stump us all. So put on your code-breaking hat and make your reservation today!

Dr. Morris is managing editor of the Scottish Rite Journal, the world's largest-circulation Masonic magazine. He has a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in mathematics, and an M.S. in computer science. He retired in 2000 from the NSA and has taught at Duke, Johns Hopkins, and George Washington universities. His publications include a book on the mathematics of card shuffling and more than forty books about Freemasonry, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry.

Tuesday, December 2nd

Embassy Suites Hotel at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, Ballroom Level

4300 Military Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Garage parking under the hotel.

Metro: Friendship Heights.

6:30 p.m.         Reception/Cash Bar

7 p.m.              Dinner (including a complimentary glass of iced tea or soda, warm rolls and butter, crisp salad, coffee and tea): choice of baked chicken, ginger tilapia, or vegetarian pasta, and choice of chocolate cake, fruit sorbet, or a fruit plate.

8 p.m.              Dr. Morris speaks.

IMPORTANT: We're now only accepting payment via check. Please remember to bring a check with you when you come to the meeting.

RESERVATIONS: Cost is $35 per person. The price is the same for members and non-members. To reserve your seat, either email or call Denise Camacho no later than 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 26th, and let her know your entrée and dessert choices (choice of baked chicken, ginger tilapia, or vegetarian pasta, and choice of chocolate cake, fruit sorbet, or a fruit plate). Denise's email address is dbcamacho@hotmail.com and her phone number is 571-296-7934.

PAYMENT DETAILS: We no longer accept cash. Please remember to bring a check made out to Mystery Writers of America with you to the meeting. Payments will be collected at the door. Our in-person payment policy is based on trust, and we want to continue this practice. Please don't be a no-show/no-pay.

 

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