As you may have seen in the Twitter stream (the section on the right titled "Holmes Was a Very Busy Man"), the coveted Baker Street Irregulars investitures were awarded tonight at the BSI Dinner. Mike Whelan states that it's his favorite part of the dinner - and I can certainly believe him. Much joy was given, much joy was received.
While the dinner is about much more than the investitures, it's clearly the thing on everyone's mind at the dinner. Having been someone who attended a number of dinners before I was called up to the podium, I can honestly say that the old Oscars cliche "it's an honor just to be nominated" does in fact ring true. I hope that this year's attendees feel the same.
In the order they were announced, here are the latest Baker Street Irregulars:
- Betsy Rosenblatt, "Lucy Ferrier"
- Dana Richards, "The Priory School"
- David Morrill, "Count von Kramm"
- Barbara Roisman Cooper, "Mary Maberley"
- Randall Stock, "South African Securities"
- John Genova, "Harry Pinner"
- Guy Marriott, "The Hotel du Louvre"
- Sherry Rose Bond
I'm particularly pleased because the new class skewed significantly younger. I can point to John, Randall and Betsy as 30-somethings who are now part of this august organization - a sign that we're beginning to set the stage for the next generation, but we've still got a ways to go. Congratulations to one and all!
Fair warning to the new BSIs: I'll be hunting you down to ensure you subscribe to The Baker Street Journal. And to my dear readers: you subscribe to the BSJ, don't you?