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The arrival order is hopelessly scrambled. Michele Royston has arrived near the beginning of the meeting, Sue and Doug Fuss sometime near the middle, and Betty and Jerry Blizin not too long after them - but I've already mentioned them, haven't I?

This gives two ladies from Newport Beach in California the chance to arrive last, but still quite some time before the end of the meeting. However I do not see what they've put into the membership booklet, until it is too late to ask them exactly how to spell their names.

Because - oh yes, there has to be a silly excuse! - I try to urge all of the 16 or 17 members present to move themselves out to La Corona's terrace for the 'Group Photo of the Week.'

Unknown to me, the 'Waiter of the Week' - who is also unknown to me - thinks everybody is leaving and attempts to collect the tabs, which causes some to stay behind to try and pay their shares. Other members simply do not know what is going on, and feel like sitting out the dance.

Looking through the camera's tiny little itty-bitty viewfinder at the horde of members does not tell me how many they are, but I can see some of them are happy about something. Whoever they are I made sure they are within the frame and pop off some rapid shots.

All in all, all I can say is, it has been the 'Meeting of the Week.'

Last Week's 'No City of the Week'

This wasn't a mistake, but Jerry Bump reminded me today that Lago Vista, Texas should have been the 'City of the Week' in the report for the meeting in the issue 6.35, on Thursday, 30. August.

It has taken 15 minutes of high-tech text-snoop track-down to verify this true fact, and oncephoto: l'addition, cash, beer the offending report has been identified, I have discovered that Sanibel, Florida was a candidate too.

How lucky we are then, despite the numbers of members present today, to have the clearly unique Erie, Colorado as this week's 'City of the Week.'

Mess of French money meant to pay mess of today's 'les additions.'

When I get out of La Corona, I pass Betty and Jerry Blizin sitting on one of the benches on the Pont des Arts, where they are comfortably waiting for the sun to go down.

Café Metropole Club Anniversary

The very first club meeting was held on Thursday, 14. October 1999. This year the 14th is on a Sunday, so I suggest that the club's 2nd anniversary be celebrated during the meeting on the Thursday before, on 11. October.

If as many members show up for the anniversary meeting as for today's, 'Smarties' will be served instead of a cake.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

You can find out minor other stuff concerning what this is about - if you really feel up to it - by reading 'About the Café Metropole Club' - which will also explain exactly where to find the club in Paris and the day and time of the meetings.

You will also be able to learn that you can become a member of this online magazine's club in Paris, by simply coming to a meeting, while ignoring all of its expired 'rules,' which have been abolished. Other 'new rules' pop up occasionally, but they are suppressed without mercy.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The next Café Metropole Club meeting will be held on Thursday, 4. October, which is on a Thursday again this year. It is also the annual day known as Saint Francis of Assisi's Day, throughout the world I think.

The following day will be Friday as always happens in an usual week. Make the most of it - there will only be 13 more of them this year.

The café La Corona meeting place will be open as it is on all weeks with Thursdays orphoto: la corona Fridays. Your club's meeting time will begin at 15:00 and continue until 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - which is 'CET' for short and not 'DOGK' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm in zones without metrical 24-hour time.

For members with short memories - the club's café, La Corona.

The club's secretary, known laughingly as 'Ed' will be making some 'report' notes during the next meeting. It is merely an oddball club ritual, like water-writing.

Bring a new 'Quote of the Week' or come with your own 'City of the Week' for consideration or even fabricate any other 'Things of the Week.' Any old thing is eligible. Having these on hand may be significant enough to get them mentioned in a meeting's club 'report.'

Your thoughtful comments, invented or not, will be heartily received by the other members present - and all readers of this online magazine with the true and free Paris club for readers who 'just want to be' members of some club in the only city in the world known as Paris, France.

The café's location is:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Pont-Neuf or Châtelet.

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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