About the Afghanistan Perceivers
The Afghanistan Percievers was founded in 1974 by the late Stafford Davis. Since the group's founding, the Perceivers have participated in many Sherlockian events. Some of these include a celebration of Sherlock Holmes' birthday, Queen Victoria's birthday in May, the anniversary of the Battle of Maiwand in July (where Dr. John Watson was wounded), and the Feast of the Blue Carbuncle in December. The group has also hosted guest speakers, put on mystery evenings, staged radio plays, participated in panels at the Tulsa library, and even established Holmes peak in Osage County, the only peak in the world named after the Great Detective.
The Perceivers are proud to be a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars. The BSI, founded in 1934 by the late Christopher Morley, is the international society dedicated to "playing the game" with Sherlock Holmes. The game refers to the idea that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson actually lived, the 60 stories written about them are true and were written by Dr. Watson. They were then passed to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who acted as a press agent for the stories which became the "canon". Members of the Afghanistan Perceivers are not required to "play the game" but it does make things more fun!
Afghanistan Perceiver leadership serves for a two year term. Leadership for 2020-2022 is:
President: Rosalie Mollica
Treasurer: Judith Sayre
Secretary: Laura Duncombe
Past leaders include: