*****Calgary French Rendez-Vous.

From: Kichiji
Sent on: Sunday, October 24, 2010 9:49 PM
Hello, everyone.

Please read at least as far as the fourth line. Thank you.

In this message:
-Meeting dates and venues.
-Please be considerate and respectful.

There are five meetings in the near future. The first will take place on
Sunday, October 31st, at 1:00pm, in Carburn Park/Beaver Dam Flats, meeting first in the parking lot off Riverview Dr SE. The second will take place on
Thursday, November 4th, at 8:00pm, at Nanta Karaoke and Bar, 512 6th St SW. The third will take place on
Tuesday, November 9th, at 7:30pm, at Steeps Urban Teahouse,[masked]th Av SW. The fourth will take place on
Tuesday, November 16th, at 6:30pm, at Good Earth Cafe,[masked]th St SW. The fifth will take place on
Thursday, November 18th, at 6:30pm, at Yamato Dessert Cafe, 1322 Centre St NE.

These are 7, 11, 16, 23, and 25 days from now.

Please go now and RSVP.

The active members of this group are 150 human beings. By inclusion, the organisers are also human beings. I understand that it is easy to forget this when we click on a button on a computer, but if we are mindful of this fact, I am confident that we will also remember that we are all deserving of the respect and consideration owed to our fellow planet-mates.

I don't like rules. I expect members to use common sense, consideration and respect to guide their actions. Thus, this group has only one rule, and we call it The Rule.

Please reply early for meetings. We will be less afraid of replying early if we remember that we can change our reply at any time, and that most members have my cell phone number and that no one will ever get heck for calling me and telling me that they are not coming. I will always thank you. You don't even have to tell me why you are not coming, as long as you tell me.

If you reply "YES" and you change your mind please call me and tell me. If you don't have my cell phone number, please send me an email message after the event saying that you do not have my cell phone number.

I do not need to know why you will not come. We are free to change our mind. If it is something that I could have done something about, I will be grateful if you tell me, so that I can become a better organiser. For example, if you say, "I couldn't find the cafe, and I didn't have your cell phone number" that will tell me that I should have given better directions, and I should have sent out my cell phone number.

Please pay attention to two particular situations. If an event requires a reservation, like for example in a restaurant, please reply early, and then show up or call me. If an event has an reply limit, please change your reply to "NO" if your situation changes so that other members can reply.

If we follow the above suggestions, and The Rule, we will show respect and consideration to our organisers and fellow members.

I am looking forward to seeing us at the meetings!

--Kichiji.

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