Here's an interesting point to ponder. On page 50 of the Autumn 2006 issue of the Baker Street Journal, the editor's "Commonplace Book" contained a note from a frequent contributor to the BSJ who was credited as being a member of the Baker Street Irregulars:
“I am no longer a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, so while it was generous of you to include an investiture after my name in the Whodunit? section, it is neither appropriate nor welcome.”Wow. Quite a statement. So I throw the point to you, dear readers. Should a member of the BSI, after attaining an Investiture - admittedly a very coveted accreditation in the Sherlockian world - renounce his or her association with the group ? Or should an Investiture be treated like a religious ordination or regal investiture - it's yours for life?