Saturday, September 17, 2016 Florida Chapter Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting
GUEST SPEAKER: Al Hallonquist
PROGRAM: “Stayin’ Alive – How to Keep You, Your Family, and Your Protagonist Safe”
Join our group as Al Hallonquist teaches us situational awareness techniques and how to survive an active shooter. It’s a new world out there, and here are some good tips not only for your characters, but for yourselves and your family members as well.
Al Hallonquist, who has spoken at Sleuthfest on a few occasions, is also head of security for Sleuthfest. A veteran of over 30 years of government service, he retired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department as a Sergeant in 2001. He served as a Platoon Commander for the patrol division, and helped create and managed the Hostage Negotiation Team, as well as the Crime Scene Unit. Prior to joining the PBGPD, he served as the Chief Investigator for the District 19 Medical Examiner, and as a Homicide Detective for the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department. He also served for many years as adjunct faculty for Indian River State College teaching in the Police Academy. He currently owns Security Consults, a company that consults with security agencies and organizations desiring tighter procedures. Al is also a published aerospace historian.
DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2016
TIME: 12:30: Mingling; 1:00: Lunch; 1:45: Business Meeting; 2:00: Presentation
PLACE: The Addison, 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. (561) 372-0568.
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.
RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website http://mwaflorida.org/events/monthly-meetings/#lunchmeet, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button. Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this site.
To reserve and pay via mail: email Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FMWA Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Then write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter” and mail to Harriet Ottenheimer, at 2301 S. Ocean Dr., #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019.