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The 'Ed' of the magazine feels that the whole area of titles like 'Contributing Editor' or 'Contributing Poo-bah' are signs of excessively dismal editorial excess. Thus the 'Producer-Editor-Reporter-
Cartoonist-Photographer-Layout Jockey and General King-Tut-Totem' is known simply as 'Ed.'

Contributing readers - whether 'Virtual,' 'VMRR' or 'Real Members' get bylines at the beginning of their contributions, as in, "'This Wonderful Story' by Maryjane Antonninii." In order not to appear as a excessive egomaniac, 'Ed' usually only uses his own name for the byline of the 'Metropole Café' column.

This is all done to cut down on the extravagant-title virus and it is not in any way intended to make light of all our important contributions.

Café Metropole Club affairs are a separate matter and all members - of any category - are invited to propose their 'Thing of the Week.' If all present actually hear one of these being uttered, they can propose it be put to a vote - so we can maintain some remote semblance to democracy.

In actual practice, if the club's secretary hears one of these and manages to record it - it is seldom put to a vote because club meetings usually do not linger on the immediate past for long.

Two Coming Dates To Note

1. The 100-Gallery Vernissage

After next week's meeting, on Thursday, 25. May, club members who are present in person will be invited to the wine-and-cheese part of 'Art Saint-Germain des Prés,' which begins at 18:00.

This event will take place in the Quartier Latin, right across the Seine from the club's café. For this occasion we will be allowed to use the Pont des Arts for crossing the river and will not have to swim it.

I still have a limited number of invitations for this event - which features the 'open doors' of 100 art galleries in Saint-Germain. I am not sure if there will actually be any wine-and-cheese though.

If more members than usual wish to participate, you should remember that the 'Mai des Montparnos' is also happening slightly further away. Taking a gawk at the photos on display in La Coupole requires no formal invitation..

2. The Secretary's 'Holiday'

I definitely will be absent from two meetings - the last one in June and the first one in July - which are Thursday, 29. June and Thursday, 6. July. Like many of you are all the time, I will be temporarily off-continent until Thursday, 13. July.

The server-lady Linda Thalman has said that she can arrange to be present at both these club meetings - so the club will continue nearly as usual. If you wish to write to say you intend to be at these two meetings it will do no harm.

My absence from the two meetings is pretty certain, but I have been advised that my transport schedules for going and coming back have been modified. I do not have the details yet.

On return - this is now provisional - if the plane lands on schedule and if I can transfer from its landing placephoto: virtual membership card to Eurostar's Paris departure station, and if métro line four is operating correctly, then I will arrive for the club's meeting on Thursday, 13. July, but late.

The club's distinctive membership card is optional, but free!

This date coincides - this is not provisional - with the eve of Bastille Day, and is usually reserved for a lot of party-like activities in Paris - which will be more this year on account of its '2000' character.

I do not want to miss this club meeting nor this evening in Paris, nor do I wish to miss the biggest picnic in the entire history of the whole world on Friday, 14. July.

Next - Thursday's - club meeting will be held as usual in the same place at the same time, rain or shine.

The Original 'Report' of the Last Meeting

I suggest reading it - not for its stunning new 'firsts' - but because it only happened yesterday according to the dateline of today's 'Club News.' See the unofficial original report of yesterday's weekly Club meeting, here.

The Boilerplate Is Suspended This Week

Due to thorny membership issues - again - the club's usual 'boilerplate cop-out' can still be found on the week before last's 'Club News' page.

The Café Metropole Club Membership Card

Here is the Café Metropole Club's membership card. This rest of the blah-blah explaining this can still be found on the week before last's 'Club News' page.

How To Contact a Charter Club Member

This is how it works: Write to me with the name of the reader or club member you wish to contact. I then write to this reader or club member and ask her or him if they are in agreement or not. On reply, I pass the response back to you.

This makes it your decisions; and it will keep the readers' and club members' lists from going astray.

To all 'real' Charter members who have already agreed to have their names and email addresses distributed to other members in agreement, thank you for supporting the idea.

Vital 'Update' Information

The next meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 25. May, in Paris. This is Sainte-Sophie's Day - if you are intending to celebrate this, remember that after subtracting club time, there are still 22 hours left on this day..

The club's 'report' about the next meeting will be put online as usual at its regular time. This may still be Thursday in your timezone. If your timezone to thephoto: location map, la corona east of Paris, the report may not be online before Friday.

What, Where, When, How? What?

Here are the day, time and location details for you to note:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre, Paris 1.
Métro: Louvre-Rivoli or Pont-Neuf. Every Thursday at 15:00, until 17:00. In non-continental terms, even in Paris, the times are from 3 pm to 5 pm.

The usual blah-blah about the club's location inside the café La Corona usually found here can still be found on the week before last's 'Club News' page.

See you soon - A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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