Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winter Meeting

"There is so much red tape in these matters."
- Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter"

We cordially invite you to help us cut through the red tape for an enjoyable evening at the Winter meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 7 p.m.
British Commonwealth Club, 30088 Dequindre Rd. Warren, MI (between 12 & 13 Mile Roads)
Club Phone: (586) 751-9560

The assigned reading and brief Canonical discussion will concern "The Missing Three-Quarter", an adventure involving a missing rugby star, a miserly uncle, and a shadowy doctor with a secret.

Instead of the traditional presentation, audience participation is on the bill as Mendicants and guests are invited to create (or borrow) and then present their favorite Sherlockian jokes, limericks, and so forth. If shy, bring yours anyway and we'll con someone into reading it for you.

We'll also award the annual Beggar's Cup for the Best Presentation of 2009 and hold a Sherlockian Swap Meet to help refine your collection - or dispose of any excess Christmas gifts you may have received.

There will also be the usual toasts - including a birthday salute to The Master - plus prizes and more. We look forward to seeing you on January 30. Libations begin at 6:30 p.m. with a tasty buffet dinner at 7 p.m.

To join us that evening, please mail your check for $27 per person by MONDAY, January 25th to:

Edward F. Stein, AMS
25015 Oakbrooke
Southfield, MI 48033

The buffet includes Roast Beef, Chicken Cordon Bleu, tossed salad, mashed & au gratin potatoes, vegetable medley, rolls and dessert. Coffee/Tea is included. As always, there will be a cash bar.

Respectfully submitted,

Rob Musial

"Come at once if convenient... if inconvenient, come all the same."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sherlock Holmes Movie Outing - Dec 27th

Greetings Amateur Mendicants --

We will be having an informal gathering on Sunday December 27th to see the new "Sherlock Holmes" movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. We will meet at the Palladium Theatre in Birmingham for the 1:00 showing. The theatre is located in Downtown Birmingham at 250 Old North Woodward (just north of Maple Road).
Please arrive early in order to buy your tickets. Or you can by them online and be eligible for a prize here (courtesy of Scott Monty, BSI and the Baker Street Blog)

Wishing you the Compliments of the Season. Hope to see you all on the 27th!