About the Organization, and How to Join
McMurdo’s Camp, a Scion Society of the Baker Street Irregulars, operates in and around in Charlevoix, Michigan. The Society is dedicated solely to the study of, and socialization involving, the four novels and fifty-six short stories of The Canon, plus related subjects and activities. If you are not a fan of Sherlock Holmes or you do not have a strong desire to become one, McMurdo’s Camp will probably not interest you. But you are welcome to read about us anyway.
Membership in The Camp is open to all, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, pecuniary condition, political beliefs, race, or religion.
McMurdo’s Camp is a private not-for-profit organization. There are no dues, charges, or obligations to join or belong. Three types of memberships are available:
· Charter Member. You must understand and be able to explain the name of the organization to the leader at initial contact.
· Provisional Member. Just join up. No requirements.
· Member. A move up from Provisional, based upon your request and continued interest.
Cyber-memberships are available in all three categories. Free.
If you are interested in joining, please e-Mail Matilda at the camp office. The address is planing dot mill atsign hush dot com. Include, optionally, the information required to become a charter member. The real e-Mail address is actually jammed together in the usual fashion using the “at” symbol and periods. It is printed here in the manner shown to throw off automated “spam-fishers”. (Do not send the charter member qualifying information as a comment on the blog. If you do I will have to delete it so we don’t broadcast the “secret” answer. We in the Camp Office can delete comments before they are published, but not edit them, which would be putting words into our correspondents’ mouths.)
Where is Charlevoix, Michigan? Simple. Just look at the “Michigan Mitten” as the back of your left hand. We are at the tip of your ring finger. If you live in the area, simply join up. If you don’t live around here, join with our Cyber-Members. If you plan to visit the area, as many do mainly in the Summer, there might be a meeting you can attend. Or simply drive over to Murray’s Orderly Bar & Grill in East Jordan, and watch the sun go down over the South Arm.