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The 'Thing-of-the-Week' Awards

At Café Metropole Club meetings all members are invited to propose their 'Thing-of-the-Week,' be it your home town or an item of food or drink or whatever comes to mind. If all present actually hear one of these being uttered, they can propose one of their own - this has been called the club's auto-chaos.

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.

The club's secretary will try to hear all of these and perhaps manage to record them, for the meeting 'report.' If the secretary hasn't heard one this opens the door more multiple submissions, and may the best one recorded get an award!

The Secretary's Impending 'Holiday'

For the first time in 14 years I will be leaving the continent for a short holiday. During this time club meetings will continue with the server-lady Linda Thalman sitting in as the official unofficial club secretary.

The club meetings affected are the following:

  • 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, it will be because I am circling lazily over some part of the UK in an ex-Air Liberty 707 with no landing priority.

This last date 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 and stout 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 five weeks before last's 'Club News' page.photo: virtual membership card Prospective new members may want to give this a glance before taking a blindfolded 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 five 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.

The Next Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 22. June, in Paris. This is Saint-Alban's Day in Paris but I have no other information about it. 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 speed-write. I doubt that I will do this because my keyboard is worn out.

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 bushwah about the café La Corona which used to be here can still be found on the five weeks before last's 'Club News' page. The information missing here describes the club's location within the café La Corona. This can be summed up as: 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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