Thursday, November 10, 2011

Winter Meeting

“We had been out for one of our evening rambles, Holmes and I,
and had just returned about six o’clock on a cold, frosty winter’s evening.”
— Dr. John Watson in “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton.”

We cordially invite you out on a frosty winter’s evening for an enjoyable sojourn at the winter meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 7 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 Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton,” which involves an evil blackmailer, a lovely debutante and a victim bent on revenge.

The evening’s presenter will be Michael Ellis who will enlighten us on what he’s learned while investigating the case of “Edith Meiser, Sherlock Holmes and the Detroit Connection.”

We’ll also award the annual Beggar’s Cup for the Best Presentation of 2011 and hold a Sherlockian Swap Meet where you can set your own prices and add to or condense your collection with the right audience.

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

To join us on January 28, please mail your check for $25 per person by MONDAY, JAN. 23rd to:

Edward F. Stein, A.M.S.
25015 Oakbrooke
Southfield, MI 48033

The buffet includes roast beef, roast chicken, 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.”