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There remains a problem with the most unusual member ever to join the club. This is a Parisian named 'Willy the Sparrow,' who flies in to most club meetings about 16:00, looking for tasty crumbs. Despite a presence at many meetings, Willy has not bothered to sign the members' booklet. This is un-club behavior, but Willy may be shy and there's no 'rule' against this.

Well then, readers! members! - so much for the club's annual 'report.' There isn't much to add that hasn't already been in weekly club 'reports' and I don't want to waste anybody's time repeating the obvious - which has always been, 'Welcome to the club.'

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' About Page

Concocting a club meeting report is sometimes a chore because many members have names that require correct spelling, but somebody has to do it or you won't have anything to read here. Be sure to read the 'About the Café Metropole Club' page for less important details. It will tell you a little more than not much about the club, and says how few 'rules' it has. 'Show up' for meetings is about the only one.

One other fact - there are only two - is worth remembering. You can become a lifetime member of this online magazine's free, live, and real club by simply attending any of its meetings in Paris. There's no real point in asking about the other 'fact,' which is 'show up.'

Where, Why Not, Who, What, When, How?

The weekly club meetings start about 15:00 on Thursdays and continue until about 17:00, in the European Zone of Paris Time - which is really 'CET' for short and not 'BONG' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm. Paris is the only part of the world where these meetings happen although there are lots of other cities with 24-hour times, which are metrical even if you can't divide them by 100.

Doing anything at a meeting is always tolerated. True 'firsts' are more than welcome though,graphic: club location map with 'first' having a higher 'report' value than 'true.' Don't get me wrong - 'true' is really okay too. The 'Waitress of the Week' is an exception. This is a special-purpose case rather than a regular club ex-'rule' or French-type 'exception.'

If you prefer to be 'not found' on the Internet, please let the club's secretary know before you become mildly famous for a week. 'No rules' have ceased being an 'exception' and are still 'ex-rules.' There were some other 'exceptions,' but they timed out long ago.

Talking in multiple domestic or foreign languages at meetings is fine. Sit wherever you like. Whatever you say may be honestly appreciated by the other members present, if they are listening, which they do sometimes - and by all readers of this online magazine, if it should happen to be written here, as some of it is, sometimes, but not always entirely.*

*The above paragraphs are unchanged since whenever because Willy the Sparrow never intends to stay for an entire club meeting, and never has. There aren't enough crumbs.

The café's location is:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre-Rivoli, Pont-Neuf or Châtelet.
Every Thursday from 15:00 to 17:00.

A bientôt à Paris
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