Holiday Party

Check back for information on our holiday party for 2020!


DATE: DECEMBER 14, 2019.


New Location Holiday Party Only!

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487

Program: ‘Tis the season for our annual Holiday Party…and this year, to make it even more fun, we’ll be joined by our friends at Florida Mystery Writers! Help us celebrate the holidays and the end of 2019 with lots of food, fun, and fellowship. Party activities include:

• Buffet Luncheon with a Holiday Theme sponsored by MWA
• Cash Bar sponsored by Florida Romance Writers
• Tacky Holiday Finery Competition…wear your most outlandish holiday attire for a chance to win a bottle of wine courtesy of FRW
• Gift Exchange…participation is optional, but if you’d like to take part, bring a wrapped gift valued at no more than $25. Always popular are gifts of wine/liquor, writing-themed items, and anything with flamingos! (NO books, please – we’re all writers, and we have plenty already!)

In addition to the fun, we’re also keeping the Spirit of the Season by helping out a good cause with a literary theme. Bank of Book is a mom and pop used bookstore in Ventura CA that has been providing gifts of books to those families who’ve lost everything in the recent wildfires. But they’ve been beset by troubles of their own while they try to help. We’ll have fliers at the party which will explain how you can assist all these folks in their time of need. Feel free to bring a few dollars donation to the party, which we’ll collect and send on to Bank of Book. We’ll also have mailing instructions if you’d like to donate books for distribution to the fire victims (this is an “on your own” project–please don’t bring books to the party!). Finally, we’ll have a link to Bank of Book’s GoFundMe page if you’d care to help them in their legal battle.

You’re welcome to bring a spouse/friend/SO to our gala as your guest. And, as FMWA’s gift to you, for the Holiday Party everyone pays the FMWA member rate of $25. (See instruction below for link. From the drop down menu on the signup page, chose either “MWA Member” @ $25 or “2 Members” @ $50 if you’re bringing a guest. FRW members, sign up as an MWA member but please add “FRW” after your name.)

VERY IMPORTANT… because of the number of members and guests expected, we MUST have our final number of attendees to the hotel early. Please sign up NO LATER than noon on Thursday December 12 to guarantee a spot!

TIME: 11:30: Mingling and Cash Bar
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch and PAR-TAY!

PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487;

COST: $25 for MWA members, FRW members, and guests. Note: Prepayment is required to guarantee a reservation.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay online:
Go to website link and click on the “Monthly Meeting” tab under “Events”. On the monthly meetings page, Scroll down to the “Sign up for Luncheon Meeting” box and fill in your information, then click the “Pay Now” button and follow the instructions. FRW members, please make sure to add FRW after your name. ex. Joanne Sinchuk FRW.

To reserve and pay via mail:
Step 1–Email with the subject line “FRW/ MWA Party” 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.
Step 2– Write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter.”
Step 3-Mail your payment to FMWA Treasurer, 2767 Carambola Cir S., #202, Coconut Creek, FL 33066.

Please make your online reservation by NOON on DECEMBER 12, or mail your check at least 3 days prior to that date so that you will be included on the reservation list.