The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held January 13, 2022 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Blvd. in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please join us in-person or via Zoom for a presentation by K9 handler Kathleen Donnelly and a demonstration by her narcotics detection dog Boomer.

The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MT) with drinks and networking, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before 7:00 for the start of the program. See the full agenda below.

To register to attend in person, please use the link below.

Zoom attendance is free and no need to register. Members will receive the meeting link via email. Non-members, please send an email to to request access.

The menu for the meeting at CADA is:

  • Mile High White Chicken Chili. Tender chunks of chicken, navy beans, and corn served with steamed rice, fresh rolls or corn bread
  • The Mega Cobb Salad. Mixed field greens, turkey, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, avocados, green onions, blue cheese, and cheddar cheese served with walnut raspberry vinaigrette
  • Beverages: Tea, coffee, and water are provided. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink.

Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:15 Networking and drinks
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Introductions and Member News
  • 7:30 Mystery Minute
  • 7:40 Program

January 2022 Meeting

Meeting Program:

The Crime Fighting Nose

by Kathleen Donnelly

Kathleen Donnelly author photo

K-9s. We see them on television, read about them in books, and see them in action at airports or traffic stops. These dogs work in many different capacities, from police and military work to search and rescue and much more. Ever wonder about their training? What is it like living with a K-9? What does it look like when a dog alerts? This is your chance to see a narcotics K-9 in action and get your questions answered.

Kathleen will present with K-9 Boomer, one of her Sherlock Hounds partners. During the presentation Kathleen will describe how she and her dogs go into schools and private businesses to help keep them safe. She’ll discuss the differences and similarities between her dogs and police K-9s, and have Boomer give a demonstration to show how well his crime fighting nose works.

For more information on Sherlock Hounds, visit

Presenter Bios:

Kathleen Donnelly is a K-9 handler for Sherlock Hounds Detection Canines and enjoys using her experience to craft realism into her mysteries. She has been a handler since 2005 and has over 300 hours of narcotics certification with her dogs. On the writing side, Kathleen was a Killer Nashville Claymore Top 20 Finalist and placed second in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Contest. Kathleen’s debut K-9 mystery, CHASING JUSTICE, will be released May 24, 2022. She lives in Berthoud, CO with her husband and her four-legged co-workers. For more information, visit her website at

Boomer joined the Sherlock Hounds team in 2019. A rescue from Oklahoma, he loves keeping schools safe by sniffing out drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder. Boomer’s other passions include sitting by Kathleen’s desk, taking long walks, and eating things he shouldn’t. He lives in Berthoud, Colorado with his fellow drug dogs Willow, Gracie, and retiree Sparky.