2022 Speakers & Agenda

JANUARY 8th.  ANNUAL WRITE-IN  Between Sleuths' Ink, Ozark Romance Authors, and Springfield Writers Guild


FEBRUARY 12th  JANO PARTY  Celebrate our members' accomplishments with awards and prizes.


MARCH 12th  A CONVERSTATION WITH DR. ARTHUR MALLORY

Dr. Arthur Mallory served as dean of education for the University of Missouri-St.

Louis and as president of MSU, then known as Southwest Missouri State University, for 6 1/2 years. Starting in 1971, he was named the Missouri State's Commissioner of Education and served in that capacity 18 years …


APRIL 9th  Greene Country Medical Examiner Tom Vandeberg


MAY 14th Kay Monk, Crime Laboratory Manager for the Missouri Highway Police

 Kay Monk is a Crime Laboratory Manager for the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory Division. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa 1993, with a degree in Science and chemistry. Upon graduation she was employed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory Division as a criminalist in the drug chemistry section.

 Kay worked in the Troop B - Macon Crime Lab from 1993 to 1996, and then transferred to the General Headquarters Crime Laboratory in Jefferson City for six months, while her husband, Master Sergeant S.R. Monk, was in the Missouri State Highway Department.

 In 2003, on her 10th anniversary with the Patrol, she was promoted to Criminalist Supervisor. Her duties covered a broad range of criminal justice jobs within the forensic science field that examine physical evidence to link crime scenes with victims and offenders. A criminalist consults with experts, examine and analyze a variety of evidence including fingerprints, hair, fibers, skin, blood, and more.

 In August of 2009, Kay became the Crime Laboratory Manager of the Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy and then transferred to Troop D - Springfield Crime Laboratory, where she has worked since January of 1997.

  Kay joined the Patrol because she has always had a deep interest in forensic science and heard that Missouri has a great crime laboratory system.

 She is a member of The Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and American Society of Laboratory Directors/ Laboratory Accreditation Board.


JUNE 11th  Conference Bag Stuffing


JULY  9th  Mike Penland and Jim Barber, both retired from Green County Sheriff's office talk about  investigation techniques.


AUGUST  13th  Mindy Spitz, Shamanic practitioner, healer & visionary 


SEPTEMBER 10th  Presiding Judge Mark Powell 


OCTOBER 8th  John Cawlfield, aka J.C. Fields talks about Amazon Ads


NOVEMBER 12th  Marilyn Quigley


DECEMBER  HOLIDAY PARTY

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November 11, 2022 Speaker, Marilyn Quigley

  Marilyn Quigley is professor emerita of English at Evangel University where she taught 32 years. She was director of composition there and...