Tuesday, April 01, 2008

May Meeting Announcement

“You noticed, of course, that his boots had been resoled”
— Sherlock Holmes, in “The Naval Treaty”

And while Sole won’t be on the menu, Michigan Whitefish and two other entrees will, at the annual Spring Meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit – to which you are most cordially invited.

Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 1 p.m.
Detroit Yacht Club, 1 Riverbank Road, Belle Isle, Detroit
Club phone: (313) 824-1200

As part of the afternoon’s festivities, the brief Canonical discussion will concern “The Naval Treaty,” in which Holmes, with considerable panache, helps recover an important document for an old schoolmate of Watson’s. There will be a story quiz with prizes, toasts and a raffle for the second of four commemorative Canonical marble tiles, this one depicting a Sidney Paget illustration from “The ‘Gloria Scott’.”

In keeping with our location and theme, AMS member Robert Musial will detail his investigation into another nautical story from the Canon, “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans,” which concerns the least well-known of England’s three most famous submarines.

Please be sure to designate your entrée selection on the form below and return it with your remittance.

We look forward to seeing you on May 4th. Libations begin at 1 p.m. with dinner at 2 p.m.
Choices (pick one in advance):

Chicken Piccata, Roast Flank Steak, or Michigan Whitefish
(Chicken Breast w/ Lemon, Capers, White Wine and Artichoke Hearts OR Marinated Flank Steak, Sliced, w/ Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce OR Fish Fillet w/ Chardonnay Cream Sauce.)
All entrees include house salad, vegetables, fresh rolls, coffee, tea or iced tea and cake.
There will also be a cash bar.
- Respectfully Submitted, Rob Musial, Tanatalus