Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Meeting Announcement

“From the years 1894 to 1901 inclusive, Mr. Sherlock Holmes was a very busy man.”
— Opening line of “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist.”

And we hope you won’t be too busy to join us for an enjoyable evening at the winter meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the society’s founding – and the 157th birthday of Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
British Commonwealth Club, 30088 Dequindre Rd., Warren
(between 12 & 13 Mile Roads)
Club phone: (586) 751-9560

Our assigned reading and brief Canonical discussion will concern “The Solitary Cyclist,” an adventure involving a beautiful woman, a bearded man and a battle for a South African fortune.

As we begin our 65th year, Commissionaire Chris Music will offer a fascinating presentation on the formation of the Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit and our early years.

We’ll also award the society’s coveted annual Beggar’s Cup for the Best Presentation Made in 2010.

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 Jan. 29. Libations begin at 6:30 p.m. with a tasty buffet dinner at 7 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Robert Musial, Tantalus

If attending, please mail your check for $26 per person by MONDAY, JAN. 24th to:

Edward F. Stein, A.M.S.
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.

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