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Since the chance of all members actually hearing a 'Thing-of-the-Week' all together at the same time is unlikely, anyone who thinks they may have heard one - even if they said it themselves - should being it to the secretary's attention, if they can get it.

If the club's secretary hears one of these and manages to record it - it is seldom put to a vote because members are usually in agreement weeks in advance anyway. If the secretary hasn't heard it this opens the door more multiple submissions, and may the best one get an award!

The Secretary's Impending 'Holiday'

For more than a dozen years I have gone on holidays by slinging some baggage into a car and simply driving away from Paris for a period of time. This year is an exception.

I have to take an airplane to another continent. I have forgotten how complicated - needlessly! - this can be, compared to jumping into a car or getting on a train.

The most complicated part involves travelling to offshore timezone areas. I have also heard that airlines have only vague notions of 'running on time.' Finally, I have been informed that aircraft arriving at airports do not necessarily land immediately, but may fly around in circles for the simple joy of flying around in circles.

Taking all of this into account - especially the timezones! - it now appears as if my presence at the club meeting on Thursday, 13. July is somewhat doubtful. Here are some meeting dates for you to note:

  • Thursday, 29. June - this meeting's secretary will be the server-lady and club member Linda Thalman.
  • Thursday, 6. July - this meeting's secretary will be the server-lady and club member Linda Thalman again.
  • Thursday,13. July - this meeting's secretary will be Linda Thalman. If I am not present at this meeting, I will be circling lazily over some part of the UK in a long-haul 'Tante Ju' with no landing priority.

This last date - this is not fiction - is the eve of Bastille Day, and will probably be the occasion for a lot of party-like activities in Paris - which may be more extreme this year on account of its '2000' character. If you intend to participate be sure to wear colorful dancing shoes.

I will do what I can not miss this club meeting and this evening in Paris. Moreover, I do not 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 Boilerplate Is Suspended

The club's usual 'boilerplate cop-out' can still be found on the fourphoto: virtual membership card weeks before last's 'Club News' page. Prospective new members may want to give this a glance before taking a flying leap into club membership.

The Café Metropole Club Membership Card

Here is the Café Metropole Club's membership card. This rest of the blah-blah concerning this can still be found on the four weeks before last's 'Club News' page. I can tell you right now that having this card in your possession is not officially necessary, but it is not discouraged. Unofficially, of course.

How To Contact a Fellow Club Member

Write to me with the name of the reader or club member you wish to contact. I will then write to this reader or club member and ask her or him if they are in agreement or not. I pass the response back to you. This makes inter-reader or member contacts up to you.

Both reader and member name-and-email lists are not for any sort of distribution to anybody not involved with Metropole Paris or the Café Metropole Club.

Trivial 'Update' Information

The next meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 15. June, in Paris. This is Sainte-Germaine's Day in Paris but it is not a public holiday. If you need to celebrate this day all the same, remember that after subtracting club time, there are still 22 hours left on this day for other celebrations.

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 but most likely it will be Friday unless I sprint-write. Lacking proper racing glasses for this, I seldom do it.

What, Where, When, How?

photo: location map, la coronaHere 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 poobah about the café La Corona which used to be here can still be found on the four weeks before last's 'Club News' page. For those too indifferent to hit this link, the information missing here describes the club's location within the café La Corona. This can be condensed to: ask at the bar or go to the rear of the large dining room.

See you soon - A bientôt à Paris,
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