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*****Calgary French Rendez-Vous

From: Kichiji
Sent on: Monday, March 10, 2008 7:21 PM
Hello, everyone.

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

In this message:
-Festival des sucres de Calgary IS NOT FULL.
-Day after Tomorrow at the Uptown!
-meeting dates and venues.
-We need to increase the accuracy of our RSVPs.

There is really quite an interesting event coming up.

It is called Festival des sucres de Calgary

Do not worry this event IS NOT FULL.

You may have seen a notice on the event saying "Sorry, this meeting is FULL".

This is because somebody accidentally RSVPed for this event.


There is no need to RSVP for this event. It is a festival-type event. I, personally, will not be able to attend, so there will be no Kichiji, and no "" signs to look for. Please just show up as you are able, and enjoy the event!

However, there is an event soon that we ALL SHOULD INDEED RSVP "YES" for.

There is an excellent film running at the Uptown Stage and Screen. I am holding an event the day after Tomorrow, so that we can see this film together. It is "La scaphandre et la papillon
(The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)". It is in French with English sub-titles so no matter what our level of French we can enjoy this film.

Let us all go RIGHT NOW and RSVP "YES" for this event.

There are three meetings in the near future, and locations have been chosen for two of
them. The first will take place on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 7:00pm, at
Uptown Stage and Screen, 612 - 8th Av SW. The second will take place on
Tuesday, April 1st, at 6:30pm. The third will take place on Friday, April 4th, at
7:30pm, Nanta Karaoke and Bar, at 512 - 6th St SW.

These are 2, 22, and 25 days from now.

Please go now and RSVP at:

In the past three years, the accuracy of our RSVPs has been mostly
pretty good. I estimate that it has been above 90%, or below 10%
wrong, which is about the rate that life happens, so I could not

I have not nagged people or followed up on people to make sure that people show up when they reply "YES".
People have been left on their own to just know to do the right
thing, and mostly we have done so. That's
the way it has to be, because I don't have enough time to follow up
on people and we will make too much work for me if I have to do so.

Our accuracy has been much less in the past few months. If other people see that they'll think that it's okay to do that and it will only get worse. Especially, we can't let the new members think that that's the way we do things.

Until I see that the accuracy of our RSVPs rises back to normal, all
people who RSVP "YES" must do one of the following four things.

1. Show up at the meeting.
2. Go back to the web site before the meeting and downgrade his or
her reply to "NO" or "MAYBE".
3. Call me on my cellular telephone BEFORE the event (I will give
out the number).
4. Write me an e-mail message AFTER the event. You don't have to
defend yourself, so it doesn't need to be an excuse. Just tell me
factually what happened even if you merely changed your

This includes the meeting on Tuesday, March 4th, at 6:30pm, at Vicious Circle.
If you RSVPed "YES" but did not show up for this meeting, please e-mail me now.

I thank us all in advance for our cooperation.

Please vote in our polls. Especially, please vote in our poll titled "Where would you like to meet on April 1st?"

To vote in our polls go to:

I'm looking forward to seeing us all at the meetings!


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