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UPCOMING EVENTS

Have you signed up for annual credit reports and opted out of pre-approved credit applications? Do you still mail bill payments from your home mailbox? Should be you using electronic banking or avoiding it? Learn more on Sept. 23rd.


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SPECIAL NOTES:

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: 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. Thank you.

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.

Have you signed up for annual credit reports and opted out of pre-approved credit applications? Do you still mail bill payments from your home mailbox? Should be you using electronic banking or avoiding it? Find out how you can protect yourself from financial crime . . . and maybe get some ideas for a financial crime your bad guys should be using.

Join us for our September 23rd meeting when Investigator Tom Polhemous and Officer Mike Deane of the Fairfax County Police Department's Financial Crimes unit will share their experiences and offer advice on how to avoid identity theft and other forms of financial crime. The unit's twelve investigators handle some 4,500 fraud reports a year.

Tuesday, September 23rd  

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.              Tom Polhemous and Mike Deane speak.

RESERVATIONS: Cost is $35 per person. The price is the same for members and non-members.

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

To reserve your seat, either email or call Megan Plyler no later than 8 p.m. Thursday, September 18th, 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). Megan's email address is megopperman@yahoo.com and her phone number is 240-678-5460

All payments will be collected at the door. Remember, you must pay by check made out to Mystery Writers of America. 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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