At 2 p.m. on June 27 , 2009 Vice-President Victoria Heckman called the program meeting of the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime to order at the home of Sue McGinty. Besides Sue, Victoria and Mary, Susan Tuttle, Anne Allen and guest Rose Marie Zurkan were present.
The first item of business was the information regarding the upcoming Central Coast Book and Author Festival in San Luis Obispo October 4. Victoria said she had all the necessary information and it was agreed that the chapter would have a booth. Mary Moses gave the chapter of box of book holders and similar display items to be used in such events as this.
General discussion followed.
The second item of business was the announcement by Victoria of the next meeting of the chapter, which will be held in Morro Bay at the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday July 18th. The program will feature Emma, a cadaver and crime-scene dog who specializes in locating old and long-buried bones. Her handler, David, will give a power point presentation, then a demonstration in the park.
Following the program the members will adjourn to the Bayside Cafe for a farewell luncheon for Mary Moses, who is moving away.
The third item was a discussion of obtaining a regular meeting place, with the Morro Bay Library the most promising. It was suggested that signage at Coalesce would help direct people to our meetings.
The last item of business was a brief discussion of the Writers' Conference at Cuesta College.
The speaker for the day was introduced; Mary Aine Cherry discussed her work investigating body, mind and spirit of those in need. She called it "Self-Direction Technology," and told of using verbal cues and a technique of interpreting blinking of the subject--which gives many clues to the person's background and problems.
Some of the areas of her investigation included the power of thought, choice and accountability, cause and effect and health and healing.
The title of her talk was "Spiritual Forensics" and the group asked a number of questions about her work.