Thursday, January 01, 2015

Winter Meeting Notice

              “ ‘Holmes!’ I cried. ‘Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive?’ ”                
                          -- Doctor John Watson in “The Adventure of the Empty House.”    

And just like Holmes, we hope that you’ll reappear to join us for an evening of comestibles and conviviality at the annual winter meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Commonwealth Club
30088 Dequindre Road, Warren, MI                                                                                                                                                                      
Our assigned story is “The Empty House,” in which Holmes reappears after being thought dead and once again joins forces with Watson, to defeat the murderous Col. Sebastian Moran.

In his presentation, “My Life as Sherlock Holmes,” actor John Sherwood will recount his experiences portraying The Master over the years. There will also be toasts, prizes, birthday cake for Holmes and the annual Beggar’s Cup award.

We’ll also celebrate the release of Chris Music’s book, “From the Lower Vault: Treasures from Archives of the Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit.”

In addition, annual AMS dues of $5 members, $15 new members will be collected.

NOTE: Please make dinner checks payable to: Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit.

To join us, please mail your check for $26 per person by FRIDAY, JANUARY 23rd to:

c/o Edward F. Stein
25015 Oakbrooke
Southfield, MI  48033

Our dinner includes chicken Marsala, roast beef, pasta Alfredo, mixed vegetables, potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. As always, there will be a cash bar.

                  “Come at once if convenient … if inconvenient, come all the same.”