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*****Calgary French Rendez-Vous, Please reply NOW for Jan 6th.

From: Kichiji
Sent on: Friday, December 26, 2008 6:50 PM
Hello, everyone.

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

In this message:
-We're too SLOW.
-Please reply NOW for Jan 6th.
-Please vote in the poll, "Where would you like to meet on February 3rd"
-Meeting dates and venues.
-"Folle de Dieu" at The Uptown.
-Conversation topic.
-Karaoke on January 30!

There's a couple of things that we do way too slow. One is vote in polls, and the other is reply for events where I need to make a reservation.

When we see a poll, titled "Where would you like to meet on [such-and-such a date]" we should vote right away to give me time to set and promote the event, and for members to RSVP.

Also, if only one person votes, it's not statistically meaningful. The entire group is at the tyranny of the one person that actually bothered to vote.

Voting early was even more important this month because the winning location is a restaurant.

We've only got 11 days left now for us all to rush and RSVP for this event so that I can reserve a table.

Please go right NOW and RSVP something, anything for the event at Belgo Brasserie, on Tuesday, January 6th.

Then please revisit the event page a SECOND TIME around January 3rd, and check that your RSVP is ACCURATE and change it if necessary. It is important that we RSVP both EARLY *AND* ACCURATELY.

If you want to show respect and consideration for our poor harried organiser only 8 or 9 days before he has to reserve a table, please go right NOW and RSVP for the event at Belgo Brasserie, on Tuesday, January 6th.

We should also all get into the habit of voting every montth in our polls. Specifically, please vote in the poll, "Where would you like to meet on February 3rd".

There are five meetings in the near future. The first will take place on
Friday, January 2nd, at 6:30pm, at Tim Hortons, at 444 5 Av SW. The second will take place on
Tuesday, January 6,[masked]:30pm, Belgo Brasserie, at 501 8th Av SW. The third will take place on
Sunday, January 11th, 12:00pm (Noon), Second Cup, 1323 Centre Street North. The fourth will take place on
Saturday, January 24th, at 1:45pm, at Uptown Stage and Screen, 612 8th Av SW, followed by conversation at Murph's Pub & Eatery, 630 - 8th Av SW. The fifth will take place on
Friday, January 30th, at 7:30pm, at Nanta Karaoke and Bar, 512 - 6th St SW.

These are 7, 11, 16, 29, and 35 days from now.

Please be careful with the chain coffee shops. This is the Tim hortons on 5th Av near 4th St downtown. This is the Second Cup in the North, near 12th Av NORTH.

Please go now and RSVP at:
http://french.meetup.com/36/calendar/list/

Please go NOW and vote in our polls at:
http://french.meetup.com/36/polls/

"Folle de Dieu" will come to the Uptown Stage and Screen, 610 -8th Ave SW. Have a look at the description, and run the title through a search engine. This will surely be a very good film.

For the past three years we have had the new tradition of every summer having the three topics of
sex, politics and religion. This has been a lot of fun, because
members enthusiastically participate, and there is much laughter and
near misses at fisticuffs.

This summer I completely forgot, so we started late.

Don'r forget that the topic now is religion.

There are people who don't get excited at all about karaoke, and there are people who are very enthusiastic, and the members of each of these groups have difficulty believing the other group exists.

For example our members that are indifferent to karaoke may not believe that there are members of this group that are enthusiastic about the karaoke nights and ask me when we're going to have another. I'm not making this up. We've had a couple of very successful karaoke events with this group, such that the pleasure centres of our brains were locked on "ON" for a couple of days.

I did not realise why some of us have seemed rather impatient. I must have been unduly influenced
by the indifferent clan. I've suddenly realised that we haven't had a karaoke event since June. I apologise.

I've set an event on Friday, January 30th, at Nanta Karaoke and Bar.

Learning French songs is a great way to learn French vocabulary and culture. I have uploaded twelve MP3 files to the meetup.com site, and one Microsoft Word document. The MP3 files are French language songs, and the Word document is all of the lyrics. The music for all of these songs is available at Nanta.

To see and download these files, go to...
http://french.meetup.com/36/files/

Let's show them we exist! This will be fun! It's the revenge of the karaoke nerds!

Bonne Ann?e tout le monde! May you have everything as you desire in the coming new year!

I am looking forward to seeing us at the meetings!

--Kichiji.

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